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Easy to make Happy Mother's Day card using your Cricut machine

Updated on February 15, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day card

I love to create a homemade/handmade Happy Mother's Day greeting card. The ability to customize each card for that specific special lady with colors, shapes, and textures. Each mom is different and likes certain colors and shapes.

The mom I have in mind for this card loves floral designs as well as butterflies. I went to my Cricut cartridge "library" and found two of my favorite cartridges: Sentimentals and Spring Holiday for the shapes and Happy Mother's Day sentiment needed for my own handmade Happy Mother's Day card.

This card is sized as a standard greeting card: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" which makes it easier to fit into one of the pre-packaged envelopes purchased at any craft store or online.


Cardstock Hints

  • Heavy-Weight Cardstock for the base card is a must!
  • Using the folding tool in the Cricut Tool set is such a time saver for a clean-crisp fold on the base greeting card.
  • Medium Weight patterned cardstock works great for the Butterfly shapes and also the background piece for the card.

Cricut Machine Settings

Each Cricut machine has 3 settings to adjust for each card or scrapbook layout you create. For this project use:

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cricut Machine Pressure: Maximum

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #3

For a very heavy cardstock you would adjust the Blade Depth to a higher number as well as the Cricut Machine Pressure setting. This way the blade will cut deeper.

What you Need

Cricut Cartridge: Spring Holiday

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Floral scrapbook cardstock

Solid heavy-weight White cardstock

Scrapbook Glue Pen (example: Zig 2-way glue)

Cricut 7-Piece tool kit (it's a life saver)

Picture How-To's

White base card
White base card
Pink dotted background layer adhered to card
Pink dotted background layer adhered to card
Happy Mother's Day sentiment-top layer
Happy Mother's Day sentiment-top layer
Happy Mother's Day sentiment-bottom layer
Happy Mother's Day sentiment-bottom layer
Happy Mother's Day sentiment adhered together
Happy Mother's Day sentiment adhered together
Adhere finished Happy Mother's Day sentiment to the far left side of the base card
Adhere finished Happy Mother's Day sentiment to the far left side of the base card
Top Butterfly layers
Top Butterfly layers
Butterfly wings
Butterfly wings
White Butterfly layer
White Butterfly layer
Bottom Butterfly layer
Bottom Butterfly layer
Adhered layers
Adhered layers
Adhered wings
Adhered wings
Adhered top layer
Adhered top layer
Adhered Butterflies to card
Adhered Butterflies to card
Done!
Done!

BaseCard

Cut 1 piece of White heavy-weight cardstock to measure 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Using the folding tool, fold the cardstock on the long edge for a finished base card measuring 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" tall.


Background cardstock

Measure and cut a piece of light weight cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 4". This will serve as the background piece of cardstock for your card.

I chose a dark pink / light pink piece of cardstock to coordinate with the butterflies. Adhere the background piece to the base card.


Bottom Sentiment Layer

Cartridge: Spring Holiday

Cut 1 <Mrthr1-s> measuring 3 1/2" using the Shift and Happy Mother's Day phrase key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the sentiment. I used a Dark Pink cardstock.



Top Sentiment Layer

Cartridge: Spring Holiday

Cut 1 <MthrsDay1> measuring 3 1/2" using the Happy Mother's Day phrase key. This will cut out the top layer of the sentiment. I used a Floral cardstock.



Adhere Sentiment

Adhere the top and bottom layers of the Happy Mother's Day sentiment to each other. Be careful to align the top layer so it centers on the bottom layer.




Adhere Sentiment to Card

Adhere the finished Happy Mother's Day layers to the left side of the base card. It will cover not only the background but the white base card also.



Top Butterfly Layer

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Cut 1 <Btrfly-s> page 46, measuring 1"

Cut 1 <Btrfly-s> page 46, measuring 1 1/2".

Use the Shift and Butterfly keyboard keys. This will cut out the top layer of the butterflies. I used Light Pink.

Butterfly Wings

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1"

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1 1/2"

Use the Layer and Butterfly keyboard keys. This will cut out the wings of the Butterfly. I used a Floral cardstock.

Middle Butterfly Layer

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1"

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1 1/2"

Use just the Butterfly keyboard key. This will cut out the middle layer of the butterfly. It will show up in-between the wings. I used a White cardstock.

Bottom Butterfly Layer

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1"

Cut 1 <Buttrfly> page 46, measuring 1 1/2"

Use the Shadow and Butterfly keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom largest layer of the butterfly. I used a Dark Pink carstock.

Adhere the White layer

Adhere the White Butterfly layer to the bottom Dark Pink Layer.



Adhere the Floral Wings

Adhere each Floral wing to each Butterfly. The White cardstock layer should only show up in the middle.




Adhere the top Butterfly layer

Adhere each of the top, intricate layers to each Butterfly. Be careful to align the edges.





Adhere Butterflies

Adhere each of the finished Butterflies to the right side of the card. You will need to angle each butterfly a bit to fit.




Done!

You are finished the the front of the card.

You could cut out additional Shadow layers of the butterflies to adhere to the inside of the card for an added touch.

More Options

Just a side note....although Mother's Day has passed by this card could easily be made into a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary card. The Cricut Cartridge Spring Holiday has both of these sentiments also available.


Happy Creating!

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