Easy to Make Cricut Card for Valentine's Day
Red/White/Pink Valentine's Day
Every year I look forward to creating Valentine's Day cards using my Cricut Expression die-cutting machine. The colors of the holiday, the reds, white, pinks; thoughts of those lacy paper doilies we used to use to create a homemade greeting card with our construction paper; everything hearts and flowers for one day each year.
My Cricut machine gives me the freedom to create beautiful and one of a kind cards with this Valentine's Day card being no exception. I almost purchased those lace doilies but remembered my "Victorian Romance" cartridge for my Cricut machine. This cartridge is full of shapes & phrases all relating to those thoughts of hearts & flowers; including a lacy heart shape.
I went to a crafting store, Michael's, and specifically looked for cardstock that had a solid core feature. The paper is the color through and through with no white edges showing which makes for a more spectacular card. I purchased the reds collection which gave me numerous hues of red, some white to choose from.
What you Need
Cricut Cartridge: Victorian Romance
Cricut Machine Speed: Medium
Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #4
Cricut Machine Pressure: Max
Cardstock in Reds and White
Cricut Essentials Tools
Photos of the Card
Directions to make the card
Cut a piece of White Cardstock to measure 11" x 4 1/4". I used the Cricut paper cutter.
Fold the White Cardstock in half for a finished card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"; I used the Cricut paper folding tool, giving me a clean, crisp fold. This is your base card.
Cut a piece of Red Cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 4". Then take one edge of your scissors, (yes mine are from my Cricut Essentials Kit), and carefully rub the sharp edge against the Red Cardstock, roughing and fraying it up a bit.
Adhere the Red Cardstock background to the White base card.
Cut one <Heart>, size 4", using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the largest plain heart shape. I used a Light Pink Cardstock.
Cut one <HrtLokLr>, size 4", using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the heart with a lock at the top. I used a Red Cardstock.
Cut one <HrtLock>, size 4", using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the intricate heart. I used White Cardstock. After this is cutout and removed from the Cricut Cutting Mat; use a poker, (I have one from the Cricut Essentials Kit), and carefully poke each of the small cutouts on the heart.
Cut one <HrtLock>, size 4", using the base keyboard key. This again will cut the intricate heart. I used the Light Pink Cardstock. Watch your Cricut Machine and when you see the small solid heart shape cut finished you can stop the machine if you wish because all you want is that solid heart shape; otherwise, let the machine finish and you have a finished Light Pink intricate heart for later.
Adhere the Light Pink large heart shape to the Red cardstock background.
Adhere the Red Lock heart shape to the Pink cardstock heart.
Adhere the White intricate heart shape to the Red cardstock lock heart.
Adhere the small Pink heart shape to the center of the White intricate heart.
Cut one <Love>, size 3/4" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the phrase "Love" in script writing. I used a Red cardstock.
Carefully remove it from the Cricut cutting mat, poke out the tiny shapes from the phrase. The L is separate from the "ove".
On the smallest Pink heart, adhere the L in place, at a slant. Then adhere the "ove" in place.
If you choose to, you can take a fine point red marker and put dots around the small Pink cardstock heart.
A fun cartridge with only the base keyboard keys to use. Each key is a specific image.
Truly an essential when working with paper cutting