How to Make Layered American Flag Cards

LEARN HOW TO MAKE LAYERED AMERICAN FLAG CARDS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Show your American Pride with these easy to make layered American Flag card!

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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LAYERED AMERICAN FLAG CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Layered American Flag Card

Layered American Flag Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This tutorial will show you how to make a patriotic American Flag card.

Materials

  • My FREE American Flag Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue

Tools

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

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the American Flag Card (#128) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club!

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 and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

Repeat this step for the card base.

Then, repeat for the red flag layer.

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Click ON THE MAT and then CONTINUE.

You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

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 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.

First, mat and layer the messaging panel.

Next, attach the white stripes layer to the red stripes layer.

Using the score lines as a guide, add glue to the red stripes layer and attach the remaining white stripes.

Apply the blue stars layer to the white square.

Attach the flag to the red mat layer.

Fold and burnish the card base along the score line.

Attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card.

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

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

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

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

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

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

Bring the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope.

Your card and envelope are complete.

I hope you like this design!

Post a photo in our Facebook group or tag me in your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

Happy Crafting!

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