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