Learn How to Make a Mother’s Day Card With a Cricut With Step-By-Step Photos, a Video Tutorial, and a Free SVG Cut File
Handmade Mother's Day cards can be a beautiful and meaningful way to show your appreciation for your mother. Not only do they show your creativity, but they also demonstrate the thought and care that went into creating something unique and personalized just for her.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share this DIY project to help you make your very own custom card and envelope.
This post is sponsored JOANN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I paired these card designs with my 3D Paper Potted Cacti designs and I'm obsessed with how the cards look with these paper cacti! 😍. The cards have cute butterfly and flower designs with a Mom cutout towards the bottom I think goes well with the succulents. I think it's such a cute bundle, don't you?
To make these cards, envelopes, and paper cacti, I stocked up on supplies from my local JOANN store.
Or save yourself a trip to the store and order all of the supplies online at JOANN.com. Don't forget to check the JOANN app and use your coupons!
I kept within the color pallet I chose for the cacti flowers and blossoms (light and dark pinks) and used 65lb cardstock, but 80lb is also a great option for the cards and envelopes with fine details because it doesn't tear as easily compared to lighter weight paper.
Tip: When cutting these detailed butterfly designs with your cutting machine, I recommend using the Intricate cut setting in Cricut Design Space.
This Mother’s Day card includes two card designs; one with slots for an insert card, and one without. Also, two envelopes; one that has tabs and one without tabs.
Table of Contents
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Other Cutting Machine
- StandardGrip Mat
- Cardstock 65lbs
- Fine-Point Blade
- Scraper Tool
- Scoring Wheel Tip & Housing or Scoring Stylus
- Craft Glue
- Weeder Tool
To start, download the SVG Mother’s Day Card cut file to your computer. Then, open up your cutting software- use this Design Space link. I’ll be using Cricut Design Space.
Upload Mother's Day Card
Once you’ve opened Cricut Design Space, Create New Project, and to the left of your canvas click Upload.
Select the SVG cut file and add the design to your canvas.
Before ungrouping the designs, select the design, click and drag the anchor point to make the whole project smaller. This way the cards and envelopes fit on a 12" x 12" piece of paper. I resized mine to 20" x 17".
Select the design and click Ungroup above the layers panel.
Next, we need to change some basic cut lines to score lines. To do this, go to your layers panel, and select the lines that run down in the centers of the cards and envelopes.
Locate the Operation panel above the canvas, click on the dropdown menu, and change it from Basic Cut to Score. Then, attach the score lines to their corresponding pieces by selecting a score line and its respective piece and clicking Attach below the layers panel or right-click and select Attach.
After attaching, let's duplicate the card blank twice. This card blank will eventually go behind the butterfly cutouts on both cards when we start assembling.
To copy and paste, all you have to do is select the card blank, and press Command + C (copy) and Command + V (paste). Or click on the Edit dropdown menu and click Copy and Paste.
Making A Card with Slots
Now, I'm going to walk you through how to unite the slotted butterfly design with a card cutout.
Click and drag the butterfly design over one of the card cutouts and align it to the right side of the card. Once it's aligned, select both the card and butterfly cutout, click on the Combine dropdown menu below the layers panel, and select Subtract.
What this does is it cuts the top layer out of the bottom layer leaving you with a card that now has the butterfly design cutout and slots for an insert card.
Afterward, feel free to change the colors of the designs. I wanted mine to match the color pallette of the 3D Paper Cacti I made to go with this card.
Then, once you're happy with how everything looks, click Make It.
On the project preview screen, connect to your machine, and select your material. I recommend choosing Cardstock (for intricate cuts) for all the fine details cuts on this card.
Cutting Out Mother's Day Card Pieces
It's time to cut all the card and envelope pieces. Place cardstock onto a StandardGrip Cricut mat, load it into your machine, press start, and let it do all the cutting for you!
Tip: I recommend using Washi Tape around the border of your cardstock to keep it in place.
Mother's Day Card Designs Consists of:
- 1 Sliced Envelope Design (5 Pieces)
- 1 Scored Envelope Design
- 1 Butterfly Card
- 1 Blank Card
- 1 Slotted Butterfly Cutout
- 1 Half Circle- This will go behind the envelope butterfly cutout
Once it's done cutting, unload the mat from your machine.
Now, let's assemble these cards and envelopes!
To Assemble the cards, take the card with the butterfly design, and glue the card blank behind the card with the cutout.
To assemble the card with the slots, all you need is an insert card which you can grab from a JOANN store. Or you can make your own insert card and put it behind the front of the card and slide the corners through the slots.
Let's first assemble the sliced envelope. Grab the three half-circle pieces (one with cutouts, and two without), one rectangle, and two side pieces.
Take two half-circle pieces, and glue a blank one behind the one with cutouts.
Next, Glue the assembled half-circle piece and glue it to the top edge of the rectangle.
Glue the two side pieces to the sides of the rectangle- round edges at the top.
Glue the other half-circle piece to the bottom edge of the rectangle.
Then, fold the side pieces in and fold the half circle over the top. You're going to repeat this folding process to the other envelope that isn't sliced.
Finished Mother's Day Cards and envelopes
I love how this project turned out! I hope you enjoy making these adorable cards and envelopes. Don't forget to check out the 3D Paper Potted Cacti tutorial!
Don’t want to forget about this free template? Save this project for later! Click here to save this project on Pinterest.
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