How to Make Cute Layered Cards for Springtime

LEARN TO MAKE PRETTY LAYERED CARDS FOR SPRING ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Don't you love spring? Everything is starting to wake up and bloom again after a long cold winter.

I hope this layered card gives you all the spring feels!

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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HELLO SPRING LAYERED CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Hello Spring Layered Card

Hello Spring Layered Card

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

This tutorial will show you how to make a pretty layered card for Spring.

Materials

  • My FREE Hello Spring 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 Hello Spring Layered Card (#587) 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.

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.

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.

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 the card.

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

Mat and layer the messaging panel.

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

Attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card.

Attach 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 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.

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

Your card and envelope are complete.

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

WANT MORE SPRING SVGS & PROJECTS?

My crafty friends and I got together to bring you 21 FREE Spring SVGs and Projects. Check out the image below and the links to get these amazing designs!

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