STEP 1 - PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE
You can purchase the Shamrock Easel Carfd SVG Cut File in my shop here.
STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.
STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS
The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.
STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES
Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line and change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.
Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP the envelope is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.
Repeat for the card base.
Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the text layer. Click the text and change the text to draw by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.
Change the pen color if you wish. Attach the text and the shamrock cutout by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.
Click the GREEN Make It Button.
STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS
You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview.
For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.
Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.
STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS
To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.
You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.
Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel, pen, and fine point cutting blade.
Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.
Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.
STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD
Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.
First, layer the mat and layer the messaging panel and decorative panel.
Next, mat and layer the sentiment piece and the large shamrock piece.
Fold the card base along the score lines as mountain folds.
Burnish the folds with your scraper.
Fold the card flat and burnish the folds.
Attach the decorative panel to the inside of the card.
Apply the messaging panel to the back of the card.
Add glue to the front of the card below the score line.
With the card folded flat, attach the large shamrock layer to the front of the card.
Add foam squares to the back of the sentiment layer.
With the front of the card standing up, attach the sentiment where you wish.
STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE
To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and burnish the folds with your scraper.
Apply glue to the outer edge of the inlay panel and attach to the envelope.
Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.
Bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope.
Your card and envelope are complete.