Get Well Soon Daisy Circle Card

This Get Well Soon Daisy Circle Card is another in the line of circle cards.  I made a Bon Voyage  and a Birthday Card like this too.   

I really like how this card turned out.  It is colorful and happy.  Anyone would love to get this card if they were sick.  I know it would make me feel better! This card is easy to make but has a lot of little pieces.

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this card in yellow and purple to show an example of a complementary color scheme.  If you would like a copy of my free e-book on color combinations,  you can get one here. You can choose any color you want and this booklet will help.  

The base card needs to be two sided because you do see both sides.  Patterns would work well with any part of this card.  The circle is made from glitter paper.   Just don’t use too many patterns.  This would get confusing and make sure the pen shows up.

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called Anderson Silfa and you can get it from Creative Fabrica.  I have a membership there so I get it for free.  Check them out.  They have daily freebies and lots of graphics and fonts.  They have sales on memberships all the time.

There are lots of pieces with very intricate cuts.  Be careful taking them off the mat.

Assembling the Daisy Circle Card

First re-crease all the folds.  This is essentially a gatefold card turned sideways so make sure it folds properly.

Then glue all the embellishments together. It is pretty simple just make sure you get the right layers together on the heart and the daisies.  Look at the picture if you have trouble. 

Once the circle is together and the glue is dry, attach the top half of the circle to the outside of the top flap.  Do not put glue on the bottom half or this will glue your card shut.

And your Get Well Daisy Circle card is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

Daisy Accordion Card for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of the most important card holidays.  This Daisy Accordion Card is 3-D and tells mom how special she is.

Don’t forget your Mom this Mother’s Day.  She will love this beautiful daisy accordion card.  And she will be grateful that you are thinking of her on her day.  Make it in her favorite colors because daisies come in almost every color.

You will need:

        • Heavy  cardstock for the base 
        •  Scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File

Paper Selection

My mother-in-law loves purple so I made her daisies purple.  My Mom loves pink so I would have made these daisies pink for her.  You should make your daisies in the favorite color of your Mom.  They can even be patterned or all one color.  Your imagination is your only limit.

Cutting the Card

Cut the card out and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black pen.  The Design Space card uses a cricut font in Access. The SVG uses a font called Baby Wildly  that you can get for free at dafont.com

Did you know that you can use almost any pen in your cricut?  See the trick here.

Assembly

First you need to glue the centers on the folded daisies.  Make sure you line up the score line so that both parts fold properly.  Fold all the daisies for the center accordian and set them in a stack.  One set at a time glue two of the petals from each flower to the next flower a little less than half way down the petal.

The placement inside the card is flexible but you want the end daisies out far enough that they open properly.  I places mine so that the end flowers were about 1/2 inch from the edges of the card but yours can be more or less.  The further out you put them the wider the daises open up.

Take the stack and lay it one one side of the card about where you want it to be.  Put glue on the top flower (only the half showing since they are folded in half) and close the card.  Give the glue a couple of minutes to dry then flip the card over and repeat the gluing process for the other end of the chain.  Open the card and make sure that everything opens properly.  The flowers should look like this:

Close up of the accordian card for Mother's Day showing the daisies joined

Now assemble the embellishments on the front of the card.  Look at the pictures if you need help.  Finally wrap the card band around the card loosely and glue it in the front.  Then glue the medallion over the joint.  This keeps the card closed for mailing and ads just a bit more class to the card.  And isn’t your Mom worth it?

Your Daisy Accordion Card for Mother’s Day is done and it fits nicely in an A2 envelope.

A Fancy Daisy for Flower Week

The second flower for Friday of Flower Week is the Fancy Daisy.  I am going to make them from cardstock.  This flower doesn’t work well in felt because you can’t shape the petals.    You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.

These flowers have 5 different parts in the download file.  They go from large to small.   You can attach leaves or not.  The leaves are in the SVG download file for Monday.

What you will need:
Paper Selection

The Fancy Daisy can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. I cut them all from the same color and that is how a daisy truly looks, but you can cut the layers from different colors if you want.  You can even use patterned paper if you want.   Your imagination is your only limit.

Cutting the Fancy Daisy

This flower does not work in felt or fabric.  The petals are just too thin and ravel too easily if cut from material or felt and they cant be shaped at all which is what makes this flower fancy.

Assembling the Fancy Daisy

First, stack the flowers from largest to smallest.  Stagger the petals so that the empty spaces are filled in.  Before you place each layer, crease the petals lengthwise so that they fold up.  When you have them all crimped and stacked then place the brad through the hole in the center of each layer.  This holds the flower together.  You can then also attach leaves with glue if you like.  The leaves are with Monday’s download.

Be sure to stay with this series all week and see the wreath I make with all my flowers. This is the wreath I made with all the flowers.

Flower wreath made from all the flowers made this week.

I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials.  The tutorials for the other paper and felt flowers from Flower Week can be found here.