3D Mother’s Day Card

May 2, 2023

Use the Cricut Joy, a prefolded card, colorful cardstock, and a fine point pen to create a 3D Mother’s Day Card with a beautiful floral design.

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3D Mother's Day Card made with the Cricut Joy, cardstock, and a Cricut Joy pen.

I get very excited when Mother’s Day rolls around.  Not only because Mom deserves to be celebrated, but because part of that celebration means plant shopping!  My annual tradition with my mom and mother-in-law is to visit one of our favorite greenhouses.  Their Mother’s Day gift is money to shop and we spend the morning and early afternoon buying all sorts of plants and flowers.

Since I present them their gift in a card, I wanted to keep with the floral theme.  So I decided to make a couple special Mother’s Day cards in Design Space.  While I usually make a cutaway card or insert card, I wanted to try something different.  Instead, I used one of Cricut’s prefolded cards, pens, and cardstock to create floral 3D Mother’s Day cards.

Cricut Joy on a table with cardstock, a black fine tip pen, and cards.

My idea was to make the design look like a bouquet of flowers sitting in a mason jar.  The jar was drawn onto the card with Cricut Joy pens with a Mother’s Day greeting in the center of the jar.  Then, different color flowers and leaves were cut out of cardstock.  I glued the flowers into place and, once dry, lifted the petals to give the flowers a 3D effect.

3D Mother’s Day Card

If you’d like to gift this card in an envelope, you can glue the flowers into place and leave them flat.  It’ll still be a pretty card without the 3D effect.  I made the flowers in pink, yellow, and white colors with green leaves, but you can customize the colors however you’d like using different cardstock colors.

To make this card, open the design file in Design Space.  Make sure the Cricut Joy is set as your machine and continue.

Once prompted, you’re going to set your mat to a card mat.  But when you get to the “Prepare” step, you’ll want to set all the flower and leaf cutouts to a regular mat.  Then, you can continue to draw and cut.

Cricut Joy card design drawn on a prefolded card using black fine point pen.

Light pink cardstock being cut into a floral design on the Cricut Joy.

Follow the steps to switch between the black pen, cutting blade, and cardstock colors.  Make sure to use a light card color so the drawn design shows up.

3D Mother's Day Card being put together with cardstock leaves and flowers and glue.

With the card drawn and cardstock cut, you can start putting the card together.  Grab some paper crafting glue and glue all of the flowers and leaves into place.  Allow the glue to dry.

Once the glue is completely dry, you can gently curl the edges of the flowers and leaves up to make them look 3D.  If desired, use a pen or marker to color in the center of the flowers and a Scoring Stylus to detail the leaves.

3D Mother's Day Card laying flat underneath flowers and next to the Cricut Joy.

Then, all that’s left to do is give a special mom this beautiful card that you created yourself!

3D Mother's Day Card next to a vase of flowers and the Cricut Joy.



  1. Open the design file in Design Space.  Make sure your machine is set to Cricut Joy and hit continue.
  2. Set your mat to a card mat.  But on the left hand side of the screen, set the flower and leaf designs to a regular mat.
  3. Place a black fine point pen into the Cricut Joy and continue to draw the design.  Once drawn, switch back to the cutting blade.
  4. Cut each cardstock color.  Then, use paper crafting glue to glue the flowers and leaves onto the card.
  5. Allow the glue to dry completely.  Then, gently curl the edges of the flowers and leaves up to create the 3D effect.
  6. If desired, use a pen or marker to draw the center of each flower.
  7. Give the card to a special mom for Mother’s Day!

3D Mother's Day Card laying on a wooden table next to a bouquet of flowers and the Cricut Joy.

As suggested, I wouldn’t put the 3D card in an envelope.  Instead, you can gift it as is, pop it on the top of a gift bag, or attach it to a gift box.

Did you make this 3D Mother’s Day Card project? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!


3D Mother's Day Card pinnable image.

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