Hello there!

Here’s a quick and easy  tutorial for a Mothers card. Of course, this design isn’t limited to cards, they would make great cake toppers too! and the top layers would work on any form of project, including using the back card layer with the word  as a T-shirt knockout design cutting file with HTV, just adapt the process to the medium you plan to use it on and be sure to check our application guides as appropriate.

Get crafting this fun design for loved ones, friends, and family. You could even do a matching Card, T-shirt and Gift bag with the design to really impress your Mum on Mothers day or her birthday!, This Tutorial is also suited for the Silhouette Cameo and portrait range, Cricut Air 2 and if resized for the Joy, and also Brother scan n cut, Please see further down for the instructions for Silhouette and Brother machines after the tutorial.  Please bare in mind the cut and mat settings will need to be adjusted as appropriate for the machine – see our settings guide here 

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As always you are free to use our files to make, create, and even make items to sell, all we ask is you don’t pass the files on, instead if you wish to share them, please ask your friend or acquaintance, to download them from our website themselves from within this blog. No reselling or passing on, of any part of the cut file is permitted, and no using the cut files to create other files to sell or pass on is allowed. But do enjoy them, and we hope your makes earn you a little with them too.

Mum 3d cards cut files click here to download for all machines

What you’ll need:

  • Cricut machine Available  here Or Silhouette Cameo 4. Available here 
  • A4 Card packs of your choice Available here
  • A4 Pack of Transfer Adhesive Available here
  • Squeegee. Available here
  • Weeding tweezers . Available here
  • Scissors,  and 3D Gems from your own stash
  • Cut files, which are free below! Including, Cricut, Silhouette and Brother cut files.

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1. Before you start you will need to download the cut files for your chosen machine, link above. Unzip the file to use it by right clicking it in your downloads. There is now 1 File for Cricut- 1 for Silhouette and 1 for Brother. Please choose the file for your machine.

2. Upload the SVG into the design space. Click “Upload Image”  on the left-hand Design Panel, and navigate to the  files you want to open. Select ‘Insert image’ When asked, select cut images. Click save. When it has been uploaded, Insert the images onto the canvas and resize to suit your project, You need to right click them to ungroup to be able to move them and choose each one individually. I Recolour each part differently, to match the material I am using,  as shown below, so I can cut the different Card or Vinyl for each layer, which means It creates a variety of cutting mats in one go, and I  don’t have to keep returning to the design page, see below. Once you are happy with your images, click WELD for any areas you want cut exactly as they are laid out, so that when they go onto the next screen they don’t bunch up, ( I welded the words) then click make it to move on to the next screen. On the next screen, If using the Cricut Maker 3 then you will need to choose to cut on the mat (unless using smart media)

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3. Click continue in the bottom right on the next screen (Shown above, DO NOT MIRROR unless using HTV) . In the next window make sure your settings are all set to the successful settings from your test cut and ensure your machine is linked before proceeding to cut. Cut settings: (**please test cut) Press the flashing Cricut symbol on your maker to cut, after loading the sheet into the machine. Apply the settings needed for your chosen Card (or Vinyl), we made it with our GM Solid core Pastel card, Mirror card on the maker 3, and used the Heavy Card stock  on setting on the Cricut maker 3 with Default pressure as we have just replaced our blade. If your blade is older- you may need to increase this to more. Do test cut.

**A reminder that these settings, including the blade setting, are specific to the materials and machine we’re using, adjustments may be necessary if using different materials and machine**

We always recommend before proceeding, you test cut your materials when first using so if you have not recently used this product in your machine. Please test cut for your chosen machine found on our Application guide, and also Blog.  Load the Card or Vinyl chosen individually for each layer.

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5. Once cut repeat with the remaining layers.


6. Fold the card base in half, and use your squeegee to burnish to folded crease to form the card.

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7. Take a sheet of the transfer adhesive as shown below, use it with the white sheet facing up, fold it back on its self to reveal the adhesive layer underneath as shown below and place the first layer onto it ready to apply to the next layer. See below. You can place the white sheet back over and rub should you wish. Be very careful not to tear your card when lifting off the adhesive sheet as it is very sticky.

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8. Apply the middle Mother to the first layer. Then take this new layer and again place it on the adhesive ready to glue to the card folded base.

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9. Take the individual letters and again place them onto the adhesive sheet to attach the adhesive- before applying to the front of the card. TOP TIP I reuse areas to make use of the adhesive left behind and can usually get 2 cards out of one sheet this way- place the card off the edge of the sheet so you only get bits of adhesive on the edges- saving the adhesive from being used in unnecessary areas.

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10. Apply the letters to the front of the card.

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11. Now take the flowers and foliage that you cut out earlier, using the back of your tweezers, gently shape the flowers or foliage by holding the flower in one hand- and a bit like when curling a ribbon, apply pressure with your tweezer flat edge, and curl the flower (or foliage) outwards, to create shape- you can do this on either side and will get a different appearance- I did it both ways to create a different texture on each one. See below.

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12. Apply these to the front of the card- again using the adhesive sheet.

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13. Lastly use your 3d embellishment or gem you have chosen with the Transfer adhesive sheet, you can then apply it to the centre of each flower.

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14. Repeat steps 7-13 as above for the remaining different card designs (Mum, Mam and Mummy)

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Silhouette Cut File


Before you start, you need to download the cut file,  Upload the cut file into Silhouette Studio, click the file and choose release compound path to separate each layer, and resize or regroup as necessary,  (when resizing bring all  layers into the design software and select all  at once to get the correct offset layers and save the adjusted file, so you can cut layers individually at that correct scale you have chosen) Remember to test cut if necessary and cut settings are found here along with test cut guidelines for every machine.

Brother Cut File

To import these files into the Brother Canvas Workspace:

After downloading, please log in as usual to your design space account, open a new project mat, then left click on the SVG  icon in the top left bar in canvas, this will then allow you to import your files. Once you left click this icon, a pop up box appears with you to choose where to import file  from, choose to import the file from your downloads list or where you have chosen to save when unzipped. ENSURE YOU GROUP FILES BEFORE RESIZING OR MOVING- FOR EXAMPLE THE BUNNY EARS.

 Cut settings are found here

Just incase you need the link CanvasWorkspace (brother.com)