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Easy to Make Homemade Happy Mother's Day Cricut Card

Updated on July 28, 2012

Mother's Day is coming soon and with it cards, flowers, and gifts.  I think that creating a card for that special mom in your life will mean to much to her.  I know as a mom and from giving my own mom cards, that the homemade cards always meant the most to her.

I created this card using my faithful Cricut Create personal cutting machine.  It was so easy to do and can be created from any color combination of cardstock that your mom likes.  There looks to be quite a few steps and that is because I wanted to show exactly how to create the cutouts. 

It can be confusing in that the cutout picture isn't always the same as the end result, but using the create keys on the keys causes the cutout to be either part of your final creation or a word.  Give it a try!

Specifics

  • Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed
  • Blade Depth: #2
  • Pressure: Max
  • Speed: Medium
  • Cardstock: A heavier cardstock

The flowers and "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment both cutout best using a heavier cardstock which can be found at any scrapbooking supply stores.

For the words, I have found that using the "Flip" feature on the keyboard works best if your paper is only colored on one side.  The flip feature cuts out the sentiment backwards on the top, then when you flip the paper over you see the words correct.  That way the cutout is clean and has no frays on the bottom side.

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Step by Step

Step 1: For a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card you will want to cut out a printed cardstock background measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/4".


Step 2: Adhere the printed cardstock background to the card itself.


Directions are for cutting out two of the flowers

Step 3: Flower top layer: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 1 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Pink


Step 4: Flower bottom layer: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Shadow and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Green


Step 5: Flower Ring: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 2 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Peach. You will only use the ring part of the cutout.


Step 6: Flower Face background: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 3 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Green


Step 7: Flower Face front: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 4 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Peach


Step 8: Adhere the pink flower to the green background on each flower.


Step 9: Adhere the peach ring onto the pink flower.


Step 10: Adhere the green background just inside the ring.


Step 11: Adhere the peach face to the green background. Be sure to punch out the small eyes and mouth if needed.


Step 12: Sentiment: Cut one <NstDoll2>, pg 40, size 2" using Word, Shift and NstDoll keyboard key. This will give you the background "Happy Mother's Day". Color: Pink


Step 13: Sentiment: Cut one <NstDoll1>, pg 40, size 2" using Word, and NstDoll keyboard key. This will give you the intricate "Happy Mother's Day".


Step 14: Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card. I tilted mine a bit for fun.


Step 15: Adhere each flower to the card.


Step 16: You can make small dots or dashes on the sentiment for added embellishment.







Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge
Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge

Re: Amazon.com..This delightful cartridge is filled with layered images with themes like seasons, holidays, and food. You will absolutely adore the whimsical style, range of images, and Word feature.

 

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