Retro Game Controller Cards

Step into the virtual world, and unwind with your favorite video games. Today we are throwing it back to the 80’s and 90’s with some super cool, super cute, new greeting card designs! Make one of these retro game controller cards for the gamer in your life.

Retro Game Controller Cards


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Kids these days are no strangers to video games! Tablets, phones, and even cheap toys have all kinds of digital diversions readily available. But, “back in the day,” in order to play video games, you either had to have a computer or, better yet, a game console.

Growing up, the first-ever game console we got as a family was a Nintendo 64. Santa knew what was up. My brother and I had some great times playing games together on that thing! And the game controllers for the N64 are arguably the most recognizable out there.

Retro Game Controller Cards

Besides an N64 padel, I wanted to include a couple of other iconic, vintage controllers in this set. I would have included a design featuring my favorite retro game system, the Virtual Boy, but I figured that would probably be a little too niche for everyone. Shoutout to anyone who actually knows what in the world a Virtual Boy is!

So sticking with something a little more recognizable, I decided to throw things even further back with an original Nintendo padel. Thanks to my grandma, I actually did get a chance to play on this gaming system that predates me by nearly a decade.

Retro Game Controller Cards

And, even though it is technically a game controller and console in one, I just had to include a Game Boy!

Retro Game Controller Cards

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting these retro game controller cards to good use. And don’t forget to share your cute, finished creations with me on Instagram! Which of these game systems do you remember most?

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Retro Game Controller Cards

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7 Comments on Retro Game Controller Cards

  1. christine eichert
    August 3, 2021 at 8:24 am (3 years ago)

    When I download this file, I keep getting the error message “error on line 1 at column 1: Document is empty”.

    • Mandee
      August 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Christine! Sorry it is giving you trouble. I’m not sure where in the process you are getting that error, but I would try using a different browser if it persists.

  2. Autism Journey
    August 3, 2021 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Mandee👋 I hope is well with you and your family. These old school games are so much fun! This is what I played 😀 thank you so much for sharing these fun SVGs with us. I appreciate all that you do.

    • Mandee
      August 3, 2021 at 2:43 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like them. 😊

  3. Valerie
    August 5, 2021 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much! My nephews were born in 75, 76 and 77 and I’m always looking for fun cards they will enjoy for their birthdays. I appreciate you sharing your talent with us and making it possible to send great retro cards like this! I appreciate you!

  4. Rebecca Scully
    August 17, 2021 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    These are awesome. Thank you so much. 🙂

  5. Laurie Hebert
    August 30, 2021 at 4:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Love these. Thank you so much.


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