Monday, April 21, 2008

Janet's Mother's Day Card

Just subtitute the letters DAD and make it a Father's Day Card.
We promised the complete instructions for Janet's accordion and pull tab card honoring moms, and here they are. We can't think of a mom or grandmother who wouldn't love this card, which has spaces for pics and journaling.

Accordion Pocketbook Mother’s Day Card

Supplies you need:

  • Chipboard
  • 1-12x12 double sided Paper
  • 2-12x12 Patterned paper (This does not need to be double sided)
  • Embellishments for decorating


Take the 12 x 12 double sided paper, score at 4”, turn paper over and score at 4” from the other side. Turn paper sideways and score at 4” from bottom. Fold up making a pocket. Apply a thin strip of adhesive at each fold and on both ends to form pockets.

Use your Cricut and Design Studio Software to make your letters and weld them to rectangles to make the cards to insert in the pockets. (We have three .cut files available for you that takes care of this step.)

Settings for DSS:

Letters - 3” width, 3” length

Rectangles - 3” width, 4” length

Line the letters up on top of the rectangle so that the letter overlaps the rectangle. Be sure and check the weld box for each letter and each rectangle. Cut welded letters/rectangles out of chipboard.

Next cut just the letters (same size) out of patterned paper.

Cut two of each letter, using flip image feature for the second one.

This will give you a letter for the front and the back of the card.

Then cut just the rectangles out of patterned paper. This does not have to be double sided since it will be attached to the chipboard. You will need six rectangles cut from the patterned paper, one for the front and one for the back of the chipboard.


After cutting all elements, it is time to put the cards together. I used my Zyron 510 to apply the adhesive to the back of the letters and rectangles.

You can also use a good solid adhesive stick. Liquid glue will take too long to dry and may cause the paper to pucker.

Put pattered paper rectangles on the chipboard first and then put the letters on top. This is so the letters will overlap the rectangle. Add embellishments, pictures and journaling. You're done! Be sure to send us YOUR version and we'll post it here on the blog. You can mail your pics to


  • Three .cut files are available to help you make this card. Click here to access the .cut files.
  • Janet says "This can also be done with the letters DAD for Father's Day."

1 comment:

Penny said...

Sue and Janet,
Thanks for a great idea. Love the newsletter also.
Cricut MB Friend "Penster"