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Christmas Money Card Holder Design Guide

Ready to design your own money card holders for Christmas but don’t know where to start?

Hi, I’m Chaniece from HGD, an SVG designer that helps crafters just like you create custom designs for their Christmas money card holders with a simple 4 step framework.

By the end of this blog post, you’ll transform from a creative crossroads to confidently brainstorming unique Christmas money card designs in just minutes. So, grab your pen and paper, and let’s get started on this joyful journey!

But before we dive in, don’t forget to snag your free Christmas SVG waiting for you below. It’s a little gift from me to give you an even faster shortcut and kickstart your holiday crafting spirit. Click below to get it now.

4 Step Framework

Step 1: Pick your graphics

Choosing the right graphics is like selecting ornaments for your Christmas tree. Think symbols of the season – a Christmas tree, an ornament, or a delicate snowflake. A few more examples of Christmas graphics you can use include: Santa Claus, reindeer, and Christmas trees.

These graphics lay the foundation for a design that resonates with the spirit of the holidays.

As you pick graphics, envision the joy they’ll bring to your recipients. Each graphic tells a story, adding a personal touch that warms hearts and creates lasting memories.

Many crafters, just like you, have transformed their designs with carefully chosen graphics.

Step 2: Pick your fonts

Fonts are the unsung heroes of design. Consider ‘Butter & Garlic‘ – a delightful choice reminiscent of handwritten holiday cards. Fonts add character and charm to your creation, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

Choosing the right font evokes nostalgia and warmth, turning a simple card into a cherished keepsake. It’s the detail that makes your creation uniquely yours. Also, take in mind your recipient when choosing your font. Script fonts give an more elegant touch while handwritten are more playful.

Crafters who’ve embraced ‘Butter & Garlic‘ rave about the personalized feel it adds to their designs. Join the chorus of satisfied creators!

Want to dive even deeper into this framework? Take my free masterclass below.

Step 3: Pick your colors

Dive into the Christmas color palette – red, green, and gold. These hues evoke the festive spirit, instantly transporting your creation into a winter wonderland. But you can also experiment with more unconventional color palettes to express unique style.

Colors set the mood and atmosphere. Picture the delight on your recipient’s face as they unwrap a money card holder adorned in festive shades – it’s the magic of the season captured in color.

Experimenting with different color combinations can help you to find a palette that matches your recipients personal preferences and the overall theme of the Christmas money card holder.

Step 4: Pick your phrase

Add a touch of sentiment with a seasonal greeting like “Season’s Greetings.” Your chosen phrase is the bow that ties your entire creation together, conveying warm wishes and spreading holiday cheer.

Phrases infuse your money card holder with emotion and help you to create a money card holder that is both meaningful and memorable. It’s a simple yet powerful way to communicate love, joy, and the spirit of giving. Here are some examples of other phrases you can use: “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Holidays,”. You can also choose more personal phrases like “To my dearest family” or “With love from the Smiths.”

Choosing the right phrases can help you to express your feelings for the person you are giving the money card holder to. It can also help you to create a money card holder that will be cherished for years to come.

Practical exercise

Now, let’s put theory into practice! For my Christmas money card holder. Take a moment to select one graphic, one font, one set of colors, and one phrase for your Christmas money card holder.

Here’s what I came up with—

Overall, the four steps in this framework can help you create Christmas money card holders that are both stylish and meaningful. By choosing the right graphics, fonts, colors, and phrases, people can create card holders that will be cherished by the people you give them to.

Ready for more tips on creating Christmas money card holders? Dive into the video playlist below and let the crafting magic begin!

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The Font Selection Guide

Do you find it so difficult to find videos about the process for choosing fonts for your custom money card holders?

By the end of this video, you’ll be armed with the simple framework you need to pick a font for your money card holder design in minutes so you can focus on the crafting portion.

Click the button below to get the free font ideas guide and get an even faster shortcut to a curated list of fonts to use for your money card holder designs.

3 Step Font Selection Guide

Step 1: Pick Your Topic/Theme

The first crucial step in font selection is to determine the topic or theme of your money card holder project. This theme acts as the foundation upon which you’ll build your design.

Picking a clear theme provides a sense of direction and purpose to your project. It narrows down your font choices and helps you establish a coherent and visually appealing design. When you have a theme, it becomes easier for the recipient to connect to the money card holders, as they can instantly recognize and relate to the theme.

Crafters that create money card holders with clear themes tend to gain popularity with their money card holder designs and they tend to be appreciated by recipients for their clarity and theme-related aesthetics.

Here are some ways you can come up with a topic/theme for your money card holder:

  • Pick a holiday such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas
  • Use a special occasion or event like weddings, baby showers, or graduations
  • Get inspired by a hot quote or trending meme.

Step 2: Create a Search Term

Creating a search term is like using a magic wand to uncover fonts that precisely match your chosen theme. It involves crafting a specific keyword phrase that includes your topic or theme along with the word “font.” Ex: Thanksgiving font

This step drastically simplifies your font search process. Instead of sifting through countless fonts, you’ll immediately find options tailored to your project’s theme. This efficiency reduces decision fatigue and streamlines your creative workflow, leaving you feeling more in control.

When crafters use search terms to pick a font, they save time and effort that would have otherwise been wasted on unrelated fonts.

A great place that I use and recommend to find fonts is

Step 3: Pick Your Font Style

Selecting the right font style is where the magic of conveying emotions happens. Depending on your project’s theme and the feelings you wish to evoke, you’ll choose a font style that aligns with your intentions. For instance, if you aim for playfulness, opt for handwritten fonts, while elegance is best expressed through script fonts.

Your font style communicates emotions and intentions to your recipient. Crafters who understand this leverage font styles to make their money card holders truly resonate with recipients. This step empowers you to create an emotional connection with those who receive your cards, leaving them feeling delighted and understood.

Crafters who choose the right font style elevate their money card holders to a new level of impact.

????Bonus Step: Use a font duo

Using a font duo is like having a secret weapon in your design arsenal. These duos are meticulously crafted by designers to complement each other perfectly. They eliminate the guesswork and time-consuming search for fonts that pair well together.

Font duos reduce the decision-making stress. When you use a font duo, you eliminate the uncertainty and time-consuming process of hunting for two fonts that harmonize. This streamlines your design workflow and boosts your confidence. Knowing that your fonts are designed to complement each other, you feel more in control of your project.

Crafters who use font duos discover the immense convenience they offer. They no longer struggle to find font combinations that work harmoniously. Instead, they enjoy the confidence of knowing that their font choices are expertly matched.

Which step in this font selection guide did you find most helpful? Put a 1,2, 3, or 4 in the comments.

  1. Pick a topic or theme
  2. Create a search term
  3. Pick your font style
  4. Use a font duo

Let’s put this all together

Now that you’ve learned the simple 3 step font selection guide. It’s time to put it into action.

  1. Pick a topic or theme – Thanksgiving
  2. Create a search term – Thanksgivng font
  3. Pick your font style – Playful

In the next post, we will be putting this all into action and creating our own quote designs for our money card holders in Cricut Design Space. Subscribe so you don’t miss it.

Click the button below to get the free font ideas guide and get an even faster shortcut to a curated list of fonts to use for your money card holder designs.

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Simple Checklist to Find Ready-to-Cut Designs

Are you tired of wasting time and dealing with frustration while searching for ready-to-cut designs for your Cricut projects?

Hi, I’m Chaniece with Hypnotic Glamour Designs, here to help crafters like you save time and minimize stress with high-quality, ready-to-cut designs.

In this blog post, I’ll provide you with a simple checklist that will guide you in finding ready-to-cut designs in just minutes. By the end of this post, you’ll have the steps you need to confidently choose the perfect designs for your Cricut projects.

Before we dive into the checklist, let’s address some common mistakes crafters make when searching for designs.

The Most Common Crafters Make When Looking for Designs

  1. Swiping images off Google or from Facebook group dumps. This can lead to files that require conversion and cleanup, resulting in wasted time and frustration.
  2. Picking the wrong file format. This can cause compatibility issues and require conversion.
  3. Poor image quality. Using images with jagged lines or blurriness can result in a low-quality finished product.
  4. Using a single layer/colored image. If you want to make a multi-colored design, you’ll have to manually separate the layers, which takes time away from your crafting.

Now let’s get into the checklist.

Simple Checklist to Find Ready-to-Cut Designs

Consider the source

To ensure you find high-quality ready-to-cut designs, start by considering the source. Look for reputable websites, marketplaces, or designers known for their quality and reliability. Read reviews and feedback from other crafters to ensure you’re choosing a trustworthy source that offers well-crafted and accurate design

Check the file format

Before downloading or purchasing a ready-to-cut design, check its file format for compatibility with your Cricut machine. The best file format for Cricut is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), as it offers excellent scalability and compatibility. However, other formats like DXF or PNG may also work depending on your specific needs. Ensuring compatibility will save you time and ensure a seamless cutting experience.

Inspect the visual appearance

Take a close look at the visual appearance of the ready-to-cut design before using it for your Cricut project. Look for smooth lines, clear details, and well-defined shapes. Zoom in to examine intricate parts or small elements, ensuring they are clean and legible. Choosing visually appealing designs will significantly enhance the overall quality of your project, so pay attention to aesthetics and select designs that align with your creative vision.

Check the layers

When evaluating a ready-to-cut design, examine its layers. Determine if the design consists of separate layers for different colors or elements. Having separate layers allows for easy customization and modification of individual parts. It provides you with the flexibility to add your own creative touch to the project. Ensure the design is well-organized and easily adjustable to suit your preferences.

By following this simple checklist, you can confidently select ready-to-cut designs for your Cricut projects. Consider the source, check the file format, inspect the visual appearance, and evaluate the layers of the design. These steps will ensure a successful and enjoyable crafting experience with your Cricut machine.

Don’t forget to access the free SVG library by clicking the button below.

In the next post, we’ll explore ways to edit an SVG in Cricut Design Space. Subscribe and turn on the notification bell so you don’t miss out on that valuable information.

Do you want to learn why SVG is the best file format to use for your Cricut projects? Read this post now to find out. And as always, happy crafting!

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Make Free Summer SVG files for Cricut

Are you a crafter who wants to create your own custom designs for your Cricut projects but don’t know what’s possible? Well, you’re in luck! In this post, we’ll show you how to create free summer SVG files for Cricut.

Register for the free training “How to Create Custom Designs for your Cricut Projects (Even if You Don’t Know Where to Start)” by clicking the button below.

Hi, I’m Chaniece from Hypnotic Glamour Designs, and I’m excited to share with you how you can make custom designs for your Cricut projects, even if you’re a beginner. With the help of Cricut Design Space, you can create unique and eye-catching designs for your summer projects.

By the end of this post, you’ll discover how to use Cricut Design Space to create your own custom designs and unleash your creativity.

Don’t forget to check out our free custom Cricut designs training to learn more.

Myth #1: You need to be a professional.

It’s a common misconception that you need to be a professional designer to create your own designs. Cricut Design Space offers all the tools you need to create custom designs from scratch, no degree required.

Myth #2: It’s too time-consuming.

Contrary to popular belief, making custom designs doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, with Cricut Design Space, you can create a design in just a few minutes.

Myth #3: It’s too complicated.

While designing may initially seem daunting, Cricut Design Space makes it easy to create custom designs. Once you get the hang of the essential tools and how they work, you’ll be designing like a pro in no time.

Tell us in the comments which myth you believed before reading this post: 1, 2, or 3?

Don’t forget to check out our tutorial playlist to learn more about creating custom designs in Cricut Design Space. And be sure to subscribe and click the notification bell to stay updated on our latest posts and tutorials.

To get started on making your own custom designs for your Cricut projects, click the button below to register for our free training. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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Create Your Own Color Palette for Your Custom Cricut Designs

Are you eager to create unique custom designs for your Cricut projects but don’t know how to choose a color scheme? Well, you are not alone! This is a common challenge for many crafters. In this blog post, I’ll provide you with a simple 3-step framework to create your own color palette for your custom Cricut designs in just minutes.

Ready to start creating your own designs? Get the FREE Cricut Design Space Essential Tools Guide to get started. Click the button below.

As a designer and owner of Hypnotic Glamour Designs, I’ve helped many crafters with their custom design projects. Trust me, by the end of this post, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to choose your own color scheme like a pro!

Before we dive into the color selection process, here is a freebie that will be a great resource for you, the Cricut Design Space Essential Tools Guide. This guide will give you foundational knowledge of the tools needed to create custom designs.

Now let’s debunk some myths that hold crafters back when choosing their color palette.

Myth: There are strict rules to follow when choosing a color scheme.

Reality: While there are guidelines to consider, such as complementary or analogous color schemes, there are no strict rules. Experimentation and personal taste are essential in the creative process.

Myth: Neutral colors are boring and should be avoided.

Reality: Neutral colors, such as beige, grey, and white, can provide a calming and sophisticated effect to a design. They are often used as a background or to highlight other colors.

Myth: Colors must be exact matches to work well together.

Reality: Colors do not have to match precisely to create an effective design. Variations of shades and tones can create depth and interest.

Let us know in the comments, which of these myths did you believe?

Color Picking Framework

Now that we have busted some myths, let’s get to the color framework.

Step 1: Pick Your Topic or Design Start by identifying the topic or design you want to create.

What is the purpose of your design? Who is your target audience? Consider these questions when choosing your topic or design.

Step 2: Pick Your Color Scheme Once you have your topic or design in mind, choose a color scheme that complements it.

There are several color schemes to choose from, such as analogous, complementary, and triadic. Consider the mood you want to convey and the emotions you want to evoke with your design.

Step 3: Pick Your Colors Finally, choose the specific colors that fit within your chosen color scheme.

Think about the hue, saturation, and brightness of each color and how they work together. Use color theory principles to ensure your colors harmonize with each other and create a visually appealing design.

Make sure you don’t miss our next post on making a Summer SVG in Cricut Design Space.

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Don’t forget to click the button below for the free Cricut Design Space Essential Tools Guide.

With this framework, you can now create your own unique color palette for your custom Cricut designs. Happy designing!

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Lack of Time for Cricut Designs: Time-Saving Tips for Creative Cricut Designs on a Tight Schedule

Do you find yourself constantly struggling to find enough time to create your own custom designs for your Cricut projects? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

As a crafter, it can be difficult to balance your creative passion with your busy schedule. But with a few time-saving tips, you can still create beautiful and unique designs without sacrificing too much of your precious time.

Ready to start creating your own designs? Get the FREE Cricut Design Space Essential Tools Guide to get started. Click the button below.

Hi, I’m Chaniece from Hypnotic Glamour Designs, and I understand the challenges of finding time for creative pursuits. In this post, I’m going to share three ways to have time for your custom designs and help you dispel some myths that may be holding you back.

By the end of this post, you’ll have a fresh perspective on the time it takes to create custom designs and be empowered with practical tips to incorporate into your busy schedule.

Let’s start with some myths crafters believe about having time to create their own custom designs.

Myth #1: It requires lots of planning and prep.

While planning and preparation are important, it doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process. By using a planner such as the Confident Cricut Crafter’s planner to brainstorm your ideas, you can focus on the essential components you need to get started and plan your projects in just minutes. This will help you stay organized and save time in the long run.

Myth #2: You need to have large blocks of time to create your own designs.

Many crafters believe that creating custom designs requires large blocks of uninterrupted time. But with frameworks such as my proprietary methods for picking your designs, fonts, and colors, you can quickly and easily select the details for your project. Use an easy-to-follow structure and save yourself a ton of time.

Myth #3: It’s faster to use premade designs.

While it may seem quicker to use premade designs, they lack the ability to be highly customizable. Instead, use a template so you can still make exactly what you want, how you want, without starting from scratch. Templates give you a head start and help you create unique designs that are tailored to your specific needs.

Which of these myths have you believed in the past? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Don’t miss our upcoming post on how to pick colors for your designs.

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Click the button below to gain access to a copy of the free Cricut Design Space Essentials Tools Guide. This guide will help you get started with Cricut Design Space and provide you with a foundation to build your custom designs.

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How to Pick Fonts

Are fonts the hardest part of your craft project?

I know there are thousands of different font options out there so trying to pick the best one for your project takes hours (sometimes even days).

The problem is you’re just trying to pick a font out of thin air without any type of guidance so you don’t know where to begin.

What you need is a simple framework that will have you with the perfect font for your project in just minutes.

Watch the video below to get the framework now.

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Lip Balm Box SVG Instructions


Resize the Image

Sometimes Cricut Design Space will enlarge an image upon adding it to the canvas. To fix this follow these steps.

  1. Click the lock icon under the size menu at the top
  2. Change the height to 5

Change Cut Lines to Score Lines

  1. Click on the layer named “score”.
  2. Under the operation, click score from the drop-down menu


Highlight all layers, then click attach.

You are now ready to cut your box!