It’s so much fun to make cards on my Cricut Explore! All the different cartridge choices make it even more fun, not to mention what they have available in Design Space. One cartridge I’ve bought was Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards. Simple and easy cards are fantastic to have available, but I also like to make cards with multiple layers and depth, like I did with the Lovely Daisy Cricut Birthday Card using that cartridge. For this Lovely Red Rose Cricut Birthday Card, I chose the rose design and decided to go with a red rose instead of the pink used in the example. Heck, that what’s so amazing about making your own cards–you can use any colors you want. I love that! Let’s get started.
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Lovely Red Rose Cricut Birthday Card
- Cricut Explore
- Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards Cartridge
- Cutting Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Scoring Stylus
- 3 Shades of Red Cardstock
- Cream Cardstock
- Pink Cardstock
- Dark Green Cardstock
- Red Print Scrapbook Paper
- Paper Adhesive Glue Pen
- Tape Runner
- Cuttlebug Machine
- Happy Birthday Dies or Die Cuts
Lovely Red Rose Cricut Birthday Card Steps
one: Once you’ve opened a new project in Design Space, click Insert Images>Cartridges>Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards>View All 84 Images.
two: Select the third image or the one with a single rose with the bar across it and then click Insert Images. They will be grouped together.
three: Resize the grouped images to a 17.61″ width and 11.97″ height. This will give you a 5″ x 5″ card and the envelope will fit within a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper.
four: Click Go and then set up your green paper on the mat to cut, then cut.
five: Now load the darkest red paper and cut the next image.
six: Load the coordinating red paper to cut the larger envelope piece.
seven: Use the medium red paper and cut that layer of the rose.
eight: Reload the coordinating red paper again and cut the top part of the envelope.
nine: Now load the lightest red paper and cut that layer of the rose.
ten: Next up is the pink paper. Load and cut that layer of the rose.
eleven: And finally, load the cream paper and cut the card template.
twelve: Now it’s time to start the card assembly, starting with the inside layers. Use the tape runner and paper adhesive to stick the green layer on top of the pink layer. I use both, for strength and detail.
thirteen: Adhere the medium red layer on top of the green layer.
fourteen: Then, finally stick the lightest red layer on top of the medium red layer.
fifteen: Fold the cream outside and red inside of the card in half. I use a bone file to make sure the creases are extra crisp.
sixteen: Glue the layered stack to the front of the red inside with the tape runner.
seventeen: Now stick the layered stack to the inside front of the cream card outside and then the back flap to the back of the cream outside. Trim off any overhang.
eighteen: Take a scrap piece of the green paper and cut so it fits your Happy Birthday dyes and cut them out. Then adhere apply the words to the front of the card with the paper adhesive over that blank bar.
nineteen: Assemble the envelope using the tape runner.
Whew! So many layers! That’s okay, though, the final result is definitely worth it. I love all of the beautiful layered cards on this Anna’s lovely layered Cards cartridge and this Lovely Red Rose Cricut Birthday Card is no exception. You can easily swap out the colors to make the rose your recipient’s favorite color. One tip I will pass on to you is to use as thin a paper and cardstock as you can find because those layers add up fast! This will definitely take more than one stamp, too, lol.
And if you want an endless source of amazing card projects, you should absolutely see what All Free Paper Crafts has to offer. They have so many great card ideas!