Easy to Make Homemade Cricut Card for Any Occasion

This handmade card is perfect for any occasion. The sentiment I stamped on the card "Just for You" can be used as a thinking about, thanking for, or as a pretty card with a gift card or cash enclosed. And of course, any day is the perfect day to send or give a card; to let someone know you are thinking about them.

The colors of cardstock that I chose were inspired by the spring into summer feeling in the air. Light and dark greens all around outside and intermingled with bright cheery pinks and reds from the roses in my garden. This homemade card has a clearly feminine color scheme on the cardstock; however, it could be made with more manly colors of cardstock such as the one stack of cardstock that I have containing golds, blues, and whites.

I made this card using the small 3-D foam squares which have an adhesive on the back. I simply remove the square or sometimes I cut the squares in half for a tiny foam square size, then I peel off the paper backing and place the square on the surface where I want the next layer to be raised. I usually use tweezers for these squares.

A lacy border was added to the left fold of the card. I made this using a lacy border punch. Long lengths of this lacy border can be made by simply sliding the cardstock along the punch, matching the pattern printed on the punch itself. Its a very quick and easy way to produce a delicate lacy pattern for a handmade card.

For Any Occasion "Thinking of You"
For Any Occasion "Thinking of You"

Materials

Cricut Cartridge: Best Images of 2009

Cricut Blade Depth: #3

Cricut Speed: Medium

Cricut Pressure: Maximum

Small Foam Squares

Corner Punch

Lacy Large Border Punch (Mine is from Stampin'Up!

Stampin'Up! Acrylic Stamp: Tagtastic

4-5 different but coordinating patterns of cardstock

Photos

Base card and cardstock background
Base card and cardstock background
cardstock background adhered to base card
cardstock background adhered to base card
Lacy border and border background
Lacy border and border background
Lacy border adhered to background
Lacy border adhered to background
Lacy border layers adhered
Lacy border layers adhered
Flower layers cutout
Flower layers cutout
Layer 1
Layer 1
foam square adhered to back of layer
foam square adhered to back of layer
Layer 2
Layer 2
Layer 3
Layer 3
Layer 4
Layer 4
foam squares adhered to round layer
foam squares adhered to round layer
Layer 5
Layer 5
Flower adhered
Flower adhered
Rectangles cutout
Rectangles cutout
Rectangle stamped
Rectangle stamped
Rectangle layers adhered
Rectangle layers adhered
Adhered to card
Adhered to card

How to Directions

Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Fold it in half so the base card will measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I use a folding tool from Cricut; it produces a clean, precise fold.

Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 4". This will be used as the background for the card. Adhere it to the base card, centering it.

Lacy Border Punch:

Take a 5-6" piece of cardstock and punch it with the lacy border punch.

Trim it to measure 4".

I cut from both ends so that the pattern looks the same on each end.

Background cardstock for the lacy border:

Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 4"

Adhere the lady border punched cardstock to the 4" piece of cardstock.

Adhere the finished layers to the left side fold of the card.

Flower Cut out (Doily shape)

Cut one <Doily> size 3" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the flower layer with the petals cutout. I used a floral cardstock.

Cut one <Doily-s> size 3" using the shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the round flower layer with cutouts. I used a mottled green cardstock.

Cut one <Doily> size 3" using the Layer 1 and base keyboard key. This will cut out a solid flower layer which will peek through the flower with petals cutout layer. I used a pale yellow dotted cardstock.

Cut one <Doily-S> size 3" using the Layer 1, shift, and base keyboard key. This will cut out a solid round flower layer. I used a pale yellow dotted cardstock.

Cut one <Doily> size 3" using the Layer 2 and base keyboard key. This will cut out the largest solid flower layer for the bottom layer. I used a green mottled cardstock.

Cut one <Doily-s> size 3" using the Layer 2, shift, and base keyboard key. This will cut out a round wheel-style layer. I used a pink mottled cardstock.

Adhere flower layers together:

To the large bottom layer (green) adhere the round wheel-style layer with the "spokes" in between each petal of the bottom layer.

To the underside of the solid flower layer (yellow dotted) adhere a small foam square on each petal.

  • Remove the paper back from the squares and adhere it, matching up the petals to the bottom layer.

Adhere the flower layer with cutout petals (floral) on top, matching up the petals

Adhere the solid round layer (yellow).

To the underside of the Round cutout layer (green) stick on a few foam squares

  • Remove the paper back from the squares and adhere the round cutout layer (green).

Adhere the finished flower layers to the card at the top right of the base card.

The petals will overlap the lacy border just a bit.

Rectangles for sentiment:

Cut three rectangles for the phrase.

The measurements can be adjusted a bit.

  • 2 1/2" x 1 7/8" (I used green mottled cardstock)
  • 2 1/4" x 1 9/16" (I used pink mottled cardstock)
  • 2 1/16" x 1 7/16" Iused pale yellow dotted cardstock)

Using the "Just for You" acrylic stamp and a red rose ink, stamp the top rectangle.

Let the ink dry for a few moments.

Adhere the finished sentiment layer to the bottom right of the base card.

Adhere the three rectangles together with smallest on top.

Using the "Just for You" acrylic stamp and a red rose ink, stamp the top rectangle.


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miss1magination 4 years ago

I love these cards are they all made with the cricut, do you use stampin up stamps if so are they the best ones to use?


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MimiKat33 4 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA Author

There are so many fun things you can do with cardstock and a Cricut. Yes I use exclusively Stampin'Up! products. I've purchased less expensive ones and the results weren't clear and crisp like Stampin'Up!. You can buy groups of stamps with a common theme in one package. Also I love their punches. Together the Cricut, punches, and stamps give me alot of creativity. Thanks for following me, I did the same for you.


DaynaMarie 4 years ago

I have so much fun with my cricket. You should try the layering with the vinyl for wall art. Amazing. Love your Hubs


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MimiKat33 4 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA Author

How much success do you have using Vinyl with your Cricut? Do you have any special advice or settings?

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