Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Large 3-D Flower Sizzix Thinlits Project Ideas

by Richelle Naeglecard made with the sizzix large 3-d thinlits die set

When I first saw the David Tutera Wedding dies, I was instantly excited. There are a few different, beautiful flower-project options. A crafter can never have too many flower designs at her/his disposal. So check out this new set of Large 3-D Flower Sizzix Thinlits dies. It almost makes me want to decorate for a wedding…but not quite! This die is one of my favorites, and honestly, it made constructing this flower simple and easy!

The most important thing to remember when making flowers is that no two flowers are the same and yet they are all perfect. So, when you are cutting out the petals for your flower, don’t try and make it a certain way every time. It’s probably too much work to make them look exactly alike and it’s fun to have variety, anyway.

For this particular flower I used the pink leather Sizzix paper and cut out each petal two times. It might take a little bit longer to cut, but I really like the unique look of my flowers when I use the leather material. Not only does it look cool, it gives the flower a little extra strength as well. One fun technique I have found to really make my flowers stand out is to spray the flowers with water and then crumple them up. Once they are dry, you will find it’s given your material a more natural look.

The center is super easy on this one. All you need to do is take your pre-cut piece of paper and start rolling from the wider side until the thinner side is on the outside. That’s it!
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May 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner, but before we get there we have a few important dates to celebrate. With Mother’s Day and Graduation fast approaching, Aaron Meyers focused his attention on creating craft art that celebrates these fun occasions. This month our free .SVG design downloads include two fun projects: (1) scrapbook layout, (1) card, and (1) layered floral design.

graduation 2017 scrapbook layout concept

This is the Graduation 2017 Layout. You can find the download link at the bottom of this post. If you do not see the link, it is because you are not reading the actual blog post, you are reading the summary in the blog feed. Click on the blog title to reveal the links. The cutting on this project can be a little tricky, but we have a blog post devoted to that. Check out the Graduation Scrapbook Layout Project.
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Mother’s Day 2017 Craft Project Ideas

finished mother's day fox greeting cardby Richelle Naegle
Today I’m going to cover a few fun cards you can make for your special Mom. Some are super easy and some are more involved. Hopefully you have as much fun with your Mother’s Day 2017 craft project ideas as I did.

Let’s start with the intricate project first. This is a fun rectangular pop out card and I made it using The Cricut Explore Air 2 and one of our free SVG files. In case you don’t know, our in-house artist Aaron Meyers designs these and he creates a few new ones every month, available for free download. Also, there is an exclusive download every month, only available on the confirmation page after you make a purchase. Be sure to check back every month to see what’s new.

This is called Mom Fox Hug Card and if you scroll to the bottom of this post you will see a link that will take you to the .svg file so you can download it. In order to see the link, you need to be reading the actual post and not the summary in the blog feed. I used one of Lori Whitlock’s designs from the Silhouette Studio Library for the background of the card.

Mother’s Day Cards

Here are the other two cards I made. My goal was to keep it easy because that other one was a decent amount of work. Whenever I want to simplify things, I go with a Simple Stories paper collection.completed mother's day card ideas

These two cards are both from the Mom Collection Kit. I cut them out using my favorite American Crafts paper trimmer from American Crafts and then I attached them to a matching background (the kits make it easy; all the pages coordinate with the theme and stickers). Then use a folded sheet of paper to create your card base and use your favorite adhesive to attach everything together. I made these cards with the leftover material from my layout project:

Cricut Mother’s Day Layout

finished mother's day scrapbook layout ideaTo complete this layout, I used quite a few Cricut cartridges. If you don’t have all these, you can probably find suitable substitute images from the cartridges that you already own. For example, the flowers can be replaced. There are so many cartridges with flower designs.

For the base of the page, I used the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge. I just made it as large as it would go, so it’s about 11.5″ x 11.5″. If you wanted to, you could mount it on a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper for a perfect fit in your scrapbook or just leave it with a scalloped edge.

I used some pink ribbon and weaved it through the holes. Then tied it in a bow at the top. The flowers are from Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge, except the long flower is from Stretch Your Imagination. You’re a Great Mom is from the Floral Embellished Cricut cartridge.

Happy Mother’s day and happy creating!

May 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s that time of year when we tell Mothers how much we appreciate them, and what better way than with a custom, homemade card? Aaron Meyers designed (2) Mother’s day cards(1) quote that can be used as a gallery print, or in a scrapbook layout, etc. (1) May calendar design, and (3) calendar icons.

To get these great designs, all you have to do is download the free .SVG files at the bottom of this post (if you are reading this in the blog feed, the downloads won’t appear until you click on the post title). Then upload them to your preferred electronic die cutters so you can make these great designs come to life.

we love you mom card download

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All Occasions Box Cards Projects (Part 2)

by Richelle Naegle

See part 1 of this post.

With Mothers Day right around the corner, I am always looking for something fun and creative to give my mom for mothers day. So I found these fun flower cards on the All Occasion Box Cards Cricut cartridge. Ideas for these fun cards to become mothers day cards just jumped out at me. Each of these cards are super fun and would make a fun mothers day card!all occasion mothers day boxes

Lets start with the one that say’s thanks a bunch, I made this one so that it is 6″ tall, which makes it a pretty good size. Last time I made these cards they were smaller and while they are fun that size I wanted to make a card that was larger this time.

The second card is the one with three flowers, this one has a get well sentiment with it, I just left that off. You could Cricut Explore to draw on a phrase like Happy Mothers Day or something like that. I wish I would have thought of that before I finished the card. It’s ok I’m sure I have a Sizzix stamp that I could use to add something to it. This card was cut out to be 5.5″ tall.

The last card turned out to be like a basket. Instead of having the tall back like the others all four sides fold down and the handle is in the middle. I think it’s adorable! I love how this card turned out. This card stands 2″ tall when it’s all folded up, and it’s more square than the other two. Be sure to save on patterned cardstock and all types of Cricut materials.

Any of these 3 fun cards could be used to make a beautiful card for your mother this mothers day! Have you had a chance to use this cartridge yet? Have you made any mothers day cards this year? Share them with me on our Facebook Page or our Paper Crafting Fanatics Page!

Happy creating!