Homemade Cards-A Special Touch

A Homemade Card, like ones I make with my Cricut Machine, gives recipients a special feeling, they know I planned ahead for their special occasion and took the time and care to create a greeting card just for them. I have sent out many of the cards featured in this blog and I get wonderful thank you's back, expressing how nice it was to receive a beautiful and homemade card.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flowery Happy Mother's Day Card-Friday, April 29, 2011

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 keyboard picture picture isn't always the same as the end result, but by using the create keys on the left side of the keyboard causes the cutout to be either a section of your final cutout creation or a sentiment .  Give it a try!
Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed

Blade Depth: #2
Pressure: Max
Speed: Medium
Cardstock: A heavier weight 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.

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".   Adhere the printed cardstock background to the card base.
Step 2

Directions are for cutting out two of the flowers
Flower top layer: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 1 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Pink
  Step 3
Flower bottom layer: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Shadow and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Green
Step 4
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 5
Flower Face background: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 3 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Green
Step 6
Flower Face front: Cut two <Flower2>, pg 39, size 2" using Layer 4 and flower2 keyboard key. Color: Peach
Step 7
Adhere the pink flower to the green background on each flower.
Step 8
Adhere the peach ring onto the pink flower.
Step 9
Adhere the green background just inside the ring.
Step 10
Adhere the peach face to the green background. Be sure to punch out the small eyes and mouth if needed.
Step 11
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 12
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 13
Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card. I tilted mine a bit for fun.
Step 14
Adhere each flower to the card.
Step 15
You can make small dots or dashes on the sentiment for added embellishment.

Thank you for viewing my first Mother's Day Card made with my Cricut.  I've already got ideas for other cards; I've found as time goes by that ideas pop into my head all the time.

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  1. I love the card! It looks great!

  2. Hi Kathy

    Just popping by to introduce myself. We're on the same blog club. I just got a Cricut machine for my 25th anniversary last October.Looks like we will be fast friends.

    Love your card design!



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