How To Make Iris Paper/Fabric Folding Designs by Alice Smith-Goeke

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This project can be made with the Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, Maker 3, & Joy (Due to the size limitations for the Joy, you may need to alter the size of the design, but the materials used and in the project can be cut with the Cricut Joy.)

  • Cricut Machine: Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, Maker 3, or Joy
  • Fine-Point Blade
  • Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Standard or Light Grip Mat
  • Cricut .4 pen
  • Cardstock or Fabric scraps in Blue (4), Yellow (2), and Green (2)
  • Scraps of Metallic, Glitter, or Special Material
  • Pre-folded A2 Card or Cardstock
  • Decorative Paper or Interfaced Fabric
  • Tape
  • Low Tack Tape- Washi or Painter's
  • Scissors

Note: The Cricut Joy can make the card version if using a pre-folded card and the card mat. Delete the A2 card body on the SVG file before cutting. Also, the Joy can cut all the pieces for the 8”x10” designs; however, the frame is too large and would need to be cut by hand.

Greeting Card Notes:
Due to the small size, folded cardstock can be overly thick when used for a greeting card. So if you choose to use cardstock, I recommend that it is a solid core type and that you delete the score lines leaving the pieces flat when taping them in place.

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