Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card

I got Cricut’s April mystery box, and in it, among other goodies, I got Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards, by Anna Griffin. These cards are amazing because they look so intricate and difficult to make, but in reality, they are super simple to assemble. The trick is in all of the layers. This Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card uses one of 48 variations of 12 core designs. Plus, the cartridge includes envelopes that can be made to match the cards. Too cute, I mean lovely!

Of course, you can use any paper and color combinations you choose, but I wanted to use paper I had on hand and feminine colors. The printed papers I used for this project are no longer available from Close to My Heart, but the cardstock is still part of their basic stock. Personally, I’d keep the papers and colors simple since the design is so intricate. The stamp is also from CTMH and retired, but really, you could use any Happy Birthday stamp. Actually, you could use any sentiment you like.  I think this would make a cute baby card as well. Let’s get to the card now.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card craft tutorial handmade card

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Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card

Materials

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Once you have your cartridge loaded or connected, select image 14. Set the height to 7 inches and cut out on the Outside Card Cardstock.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 1a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 1b

Step 2: Select image F1+14. Set the height to 7 inches. I rotated mine because I was using partial pieces of cardstock, but you won’t need to. Cut on one of the accent cardstock pieces. This color will show through the most and isn’t part of the daisy.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 2a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 2b

Step 3: Select image F2+14. Set the height to 7 inches. Again, don’t rotate. Cut on the second accent cardstock pieces. This is the lighter color on the daisy.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 3a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 3b

Step 4: Select image F3+14. Set the height to 7 inches. Again, don’t rotate. Cut on the third accent cardstock. This is the darker color on the daisy. I forgot to take a photo of the cut, but it looks just like the cut file.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 4

Step 5: Select image F4+14. Set the height to 7 inches. Cut on the cardstock for the daisy center and inside of the card.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 5a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 5b

Step 6: Select image F6+14. Make sure the corners (see arrows) measure at least 7.2 inches across. It needs to be slightly wider than the card so it will fit. Cut it on the same cardstock you used in Step 1.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 6a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 6b

Step 7: Select image Shift+F6+14. Make sure the edges (see arrows) match the edges of the envelope cut from Step 6 but make it slightly smaller. Cut it on the printed accent paper.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 7a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 7b

Step 8: Use your paper trimmer to cut a 7-inch by 1-inch piece of the same cardstock used on the inside of the card.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 8

Step 9: Stamp the 7-inch by 1-inch strip with the Happy Birthday stamp and ink.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 9

Step 10: Glue the Step 2 cut to the Step 3 cut, making sure the daisies and cuts line up.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 10a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 10b

TIP: You want to use a glue pen instead of double sided tape because of the intricate details used on these cards.

Step 11: Glue the Step 4 cut to the Step 10 pieces, making sure to line up the daisies and cuts.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 11a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 11b

Step 12: Fold the Step 1 cut in half along the little notches.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 12

Step 13: Apply glue to the back of the cut design. You don’t need to put glue on every single section but put enough so that it doesn’t come apart. Stick the glued layered pieces to it, making sure to line up the cuts and holes of the daisy design.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 13a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 13b

Step 14: Apply glue to the Step 5 cut and stick it to the inside of the card, making sure to line up edges.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 14a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 14b

Step 15: Apply glue to  the stamped “Happy Birthday” piece and stick it to the front of the card. I placed mine between the two rows of daisies.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 15a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 15b

Step 16: Fold the larger envelope cut along the notches as shown. Glue down the two side flaps and then the large flap on top of them.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 16a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 16b

Step 17: Fold the smaller envelope cut along the notches with the unprinted (or white) side on the inside of the fold. Apply glue to just the inside of the smaller half of the fold as shown. Stick the glued piece to the back of the larger envelope piece, with the larger half folding over the front as shown.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 17a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 17b

Step 18: Cut the ribbon into a 5.5-inch piece and a 1.5-inch piece.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 18

Step 19: Fold the ribbon as shown and use Glue Dots to secure it. If you choose to use other glue, you’ll have to clamp it while it dries. Attach the finished bow to the envelope.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 19a

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Step 19b

I usually say “that’s it” but let’s be honest, this Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card takes some work. So. Many. Layers. The finished result is so pretty, though, I mean lovely. Even my teenaged son, who cares nothing for crafts, said it looked and felt vert nice. I’ll take that. It’s not that it’s difficult to make or assemble, it just has a bunch of steps. I will definitely be making more cards from this cartridge.

Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card Complete

Be sure to see our other Handmade Cards craft tutorials and follow our Papercrafting Tips & Inspiration board on Pinterest for even more handmade cards.

Our friend, Pam, over at P.S. I Love You Crafts has some lovely Cricut birthday cards, as well.

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Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!

About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I've been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I'm at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It's so much fun!

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