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 remaining layers with score lines.
The card base.
Lastly, the rails for the pop up.
Next, highlight the text for the sentiment layer. Change the text to draw by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN. You can change the pen color as you wish.
Attach everything together by highlighting the GROUP the outer card is under 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 nine 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, 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, hold the card base with the score lines facing the top. Beginning at the top, fold the card base in a zig zag. The first fold should be a mountain fold and the second should be a valley fold. Burnish with your scraper.
Do the same for the band, however, start by folding the first score line as a valley fold and the second as a mountain fold. Burnish with your scraper.
Add the cover panels to the card base.
Mat and layer the messaging panel and adhere to the back of the card.
Attach the cover panels to the band.
With the larger portion of the band on the left, flip it over and add glue to the back. Only apply glue to the very left side.
Place the band onto the card base and adhere. Again, only on the left panel of the card base.
Add glue to the very right backside of the band and attach to the inside panel of the card base.
Next, attach the flowers and heart centers to the rails.
Assemble the gnome by layering as shown going from left to right.
Fold the rail tabs toward you. Burnish the folds.
Starting with the smallest rail, apply glue to the outside of the tabs and place into the box that is formed by the card base and band. Secure the tabs directly behind the front of the band.
Repeat for the second rail, placing directly behind the first rail.
Attach the sentiment to the card.
Flip the gnome over. Apply glue to the right half only.
With the gnome facing you, place onto the card only securing to the left panel on the card base.
You can add the extra hearts wherever you wish.
STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE
To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press 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 have the chance to make this one!
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I am new to your page but I was wondering why you use 2 different types of glue? One is Glitter glue I know that because it is my favorite and the other I don’t think I am aware of the brand. Also, I want to say I love your projects Thank you
I use Art Glitter glue for all of my embellishments and Beacon 3 in 1 for my mats and layers. The Beacon doesn’t warp when gluing larger areas.