Mother’s day is right around the corner, and if you are looking for a last minute craft project to make for your mom or mother-in-law then this easy Cricut Mother’s Day card is perfect!
I had a lot of fun designing this pretty Mother’s Day card so I really wanted to share it with you. I love the little floral accents, and it’s so quick and easy to make!
I used my Cricut Maker for this project, but you could also just an Explore if you have one. I’ve also included an envelope template so all you need is the SVG file and you’re good to go!
To create your own easy Mother’s day card, you’ll need a Cricut machine and the free SVG files, which you can download below. So read on, and follow my step by step guide for how to create this project on your Cricut.
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MATERIALS TO MAKE YOUR OWN Mother’s Day Insert Card
- Cricut cardstock
- Tacky glue or double sided sticky tape
- Cricut cutting machine (I used my Cricut Maker!) or another way for you to cut your Mother’s Day card template
- A cutting mat (I used the light grip)
- Scoring wheel or stylus
- Cricut Scraper or a bone folder
- My free SVG file
Video Tutorial for the Cricut Mother’s Day Card
Follow the step by step video to see how to cut and assemble my free Mother’s Day Cricut Card.
If you prefer to follow step-by-step written instructions, keep scrolling down for the full tutorial with detailed photos.
How to make your Cricut Mother’s Day card
Step 1 – Download The Free SVG File
Download the SVG Cut file for the Mother’s Day card below. Click here to access the files.
Step 2 – Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space
Once you’ve uploaded the SVG file to Cricut Design Space it should look like this:
All the pieces of the card should be grouped together – there will be the main card, the insert and the envelope. Click on the file and make sure that the whole group measures 7.741 inches wide x 9.088 inches height.
This will make a card that’s 5.5 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall (14cm x 10.8cm).
If you want to make your card a different size you can resize it now while everything is grouped together so that the card, insert and envelope all stays in proportion.
Step 3 – Ungroup the image
We’ve uploaded the card template into Design Space, but there are a couple of things we need to do before we can start cutting.
First, make sure that the grouped box pieces are selected, and then click Ungroup in the layers panel:
This will separate the card pieces into 3 groups in the layers panel:
- The card
- The insert card
- The envelope
Step 4 – Set the score lines and attach them to the Box shapes underneath
Before we can click that “Make it” button, we need to tell the Cricut which lines need to be scored instead of cut. It’s very simple, so let me show you how.
Note: If you don’t have a scoring tool for your Cricut (either the scoring wheel or the stylus) then delete or hide these line layers instead of converting them. Instead, you’ll just cut out the box layers and then you’ll have to manually score the lines once you’ve finished cutting.
Only the main card and envelope have score lines. We’ll start with the card.
Set the Score Lines
Find the card shape in the Layers Panel, and then left-click on the layer that’s directly above it – this will select the card score line layer.
With the card score line layer selected, look for the Operation menu near the top left of your screen, click on the drop down menu and select Score.
This will change the solid lines on the score layer to dashed lined, and the layer should now be labelled Score instead of Cut in the layers panel.
Attach the Score Lines to the Base Shape
Now we’re going to attach the score line to the base card shape. This tells the machine where it needs to make the score.
If you don’t attach the score line to the card shape, the Cricut won’t know where to score and will try to score on another mat. Attaching tells the machine exactly where to make the score line.
This is an easy step, so let’s see how it’s done.
First, make sure the score line is selected. Then hold down the Shift or the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and left-click on the card shape in the Layer Panel to select both of those layers together.
Now click the Attach button at the bottom of the Layers Panel, and left-click it.
Now repeat those same steps for the envelope piece:
- Find the envelope shape in the layers panel
- Click the line layer that’s directly above it
- Change the Operation from Cut to Score
- Select both the envelope score layer and the envelope shape and click Attach
Step 5 – Prepare your mats and select your materials
Now we’re ready to hit that green Make it button!
I used Light Cardstock for all the pieces of my Mother’s Day card, but adjust your Base Material if necessary.
Once all the materials and tools are set, follow the instructions on screen to cut out your pieces.
Step 6 – Assemble Your Mother’s Day Card
Once all your pieces have been cut, you’ll have one main card piece, a card insert piece, and the envelope for the finished card.
The final step is to put it all together!
Start by folding the main card in half along the score line, then go over the edge with your scraper tool to get a nice crisp fold.
Now take your insert piece and carefully slot the corners into the tabs inside the main card.
And your card is done!
Step 6 – Assemble Your Envelope
Now let’s take a look at the envelope.
Start by folding along the score lines, and then go over the fold with your scraper to get the edges nice and crisp.
Put a thin line of glue along the bottom edge of the side flaps. I’m using some tacky glue but you can use double sided sticky tape if you prefer.
Now this is optional, but I’m going to pop in some scrap card before I seal that glue down, and that’s just going to make sure the glue doesn’t seep out inside the card and stick the insides together.
When you’re happy that everything’s in place just take out the scrap card and your envelope is finished!
And here is your finished Mother’s Day card and envelope!
I hope you enjoyed this quick, easy and free handmade Mother’s Day card. If you’re looking for more easy and quick projects, be sure to check out my other blog posts!
Ready to Get Crafting? Download the SVG file below!
Click the BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON below to get your free Mother’s Day card SVG file!