How to Make Adorable Layered Cards for Rainy Spring Days

LEARN TO MAKE CUTE LAYERED CARDS FOR THOSE APRIL SHOWERS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

You know what they say, April Showers bring May Flowers. Well, when I created this card, it is definitely wet and soggy outside.

I love how the little boy, and girl (you'll see her in the video briefly), silhouettes look. So cute.

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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ARPIL SHOWERS LAYERED CARD – MATERIALS LIST

April Showers Layered Card

April Showers Layered Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make an adorable layered card for those rainy spring days.

Materials

  • My FREE April Showers Layered Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can a Cricut Explore series too!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut File for the April Showers Layered Card (#608) from the File Library. Free members can download the cut file from the Free Library. Not a member? Click here to join.

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 THE DESIGN

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

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.

find the score lines for the envelope and convert to score

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and attach

Repeat this step for the card base.

Choose which version of the card you would like to make, either the boy or girl, and delete the extra layer.

choose which version you want to use and delete the other layer

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Click ON THE MAT and then CONTINUE.

Click the CONTINUE button.

click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

make your material selections

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 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.

time to assemble

First, layer the front cover panel. I do have a Layering Guide for this card located within the download.

layer the front cover panel

Mat and layer the messaging panel.

mat and layer the messaging panel

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish with your scraper.

fold the card baseburnish with your scraper

Attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card.

add the messaging panel to the inside of the card

Attach the front cover panel to the front of the card.

add the front cover panel

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.

fold the envelope along the score linesburnish with your scraper

Add glue to the back of the inlay panel as well as around the cutout.

add glue along the outer edge of the inlay

Place the inlay panel over the cutout on the envelope making sure to center it well.

add the inlay to the cutout on the envelope flap

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

add glue to the bottom of the side flaps

With the side flaps folded in, bring the bottom flap up and carefully press to form the envelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your card and envelope are complete.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Got my SVG we are in a thunderstorm warning ⚠️. I’m ready to make the rainy day card. Thank you.

  2. i got my free svg hope youre weather is better than mine we are still in winter mode here in utah spring will be here hopefully soon have a great day

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