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.

Twist And Flip Mother’s Day Card

Impress everyone with this dynamic twist and flip card this Mother’s Day. Mom will know you love her and will sit and play with this card for hours.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base (Light Pink)
      • Regular cardstock for the inside (darkRed)
      • Patterned paper for the panels
      • liquid glue
      • Scissors
      • Pen
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
Drawing with Cricut

I have become obsessed lately with using the write feature of design space ever since I discovered you could use any pen in your cricut. If you want to know how, click this link.

So I created this card to try it.  It utilizes writing and drawing on all the panels.  I think it makes this card look special.  A blue/grey crayola marker was used to draw mine. but use any pen you like.  Maybe try a glitter pen.  It would look great.

Cutting Out the Card

This card is easy to cut.  It only takes 3 mats and all the drawing is done with the cricut pen.  The base card has a lot of score lines that you should re-impress before you try to fold it.  Work the folds a few times before assembly.

Assembly

The assembly of this card is very complex and if anyone has trouble after trying contact me.  I will try to help.

After cutting the base card, re-press the folds and work them a bit.

I cut the base card pieces out of blue and orange so you could see more clearly how they are assembled.

First, fold the center piece like this picture and even out the ends with scissors if necessary.

Then, the long rectangle is folded like the first picture and then fitted into the other piece  with half above one of the tails and one below.

The first picture shows how the pieces should fit together.  Draw with a pencil a light box on the orange piece around where the two pieces intersect.  I used a pen so that it could be seen better.

glue spot

Next, unfold the piece you drew on and divide that box in half.  place liquid glue on the little box closest to the outside edge.

Refold the orange piece and slide it back in place and press down to set the glue.  I put a glass on top of it until the glue dried. 

Finishing the Card

Glue the Dark red panels to the inside of the card.  Tape glue is fine for this.  Unfold the base card and place the point of the  triangle of the two center pieces in the center of the base card (after the glue is dry).  Lastly, with liquid glue, stick both sides of the triangle to the base card

For this picture I don’t have the dark red panels installed, but you will have already done that.  Make sure to turn the card over and glue the top and bottom triangle to the card.  Set it aside until all the glue is dry.

Opening and Closing the Card

The card should open and close now like this video.

Eventually this video will show how to make a twist and fold card.  Right now it just shows a card opening.

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The last step is to attach the front panel and the small panels on the inside.

And your card is done.  Enjoy!

Mom Cut Out Card

This Happy  Mom Day Card looks simple and it is.   Show mom just how much you love her with this simple card. The non symmetrical aspect of this card and the symmetrical nature of the work MOM is what makes this card special and  unique.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • Patterned paper for the letters and inlays
        • Various Cardstock scraps for the leaves and flowers
        • Pen
        • Liquid Glue

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a red pen.  If you want to change what the card says that can easily be done before cutting.  The little pieces for the flowers can be cut on one mat. A lightly patterned paper works nicely for the letters and inlays for this card, but first make sure the pen shows up on it.  The first version I made had too heavy of a pattern and you couldn’t see the writing.

 

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Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat

Assembly

Once all the pieces are cut out, glue all the pieces on with liquid glue.  Tape glue pulls the letters apart.  Glue the flowers together and put them randomly on the card, but make sure that each panel without writing has one or the card looks lopsided.

And the card is done. Make sure your mom knows you are thinking of her.

This is the card my mom is getting this year.  Mom if you are reading this, oops! I hope you like it.