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Easy to Make Cricut Card for Valentine's Day

Updated on February 10, 2013

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.

Love

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

Adhesive

Photos of the Card

White cardstock with Cricut folding tool
White cardstock with Cricut folding tool
Cutting the hearts
Cutting the hearts
"Roughing" up the edges of the background
"Roughing" up the edges of the background
Background adhered to card
Background adhered to card
White Heart
White Heart
Red "Lock" Heart
Red "Lock" Heart
White Intricate Heart
White Intricate Heart
Pink Heart saved
Pink Heart saved
White Heart adhered to background
White Heart adhered to background
"Lock" Heart adhered
"Lock" Heart adhered
Intricate Heart Adhered
Intricate Heart Adhered
Love sentiment adhered to small pink heart
Love sentiment adhered to small pink heart
Finished!!
Finished!!
Optional:  Small dots around pink heart
Optional: Small dots around pink heart

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.

Embellishment:

If you choose to, you can take a fine point red marker and put dots around the small Pink cardstock heart.

DONE!




Cricut Victorian Romance Cartridge
Cricut Victorian Romance Cartridge

A fun cartridge with only the base keyboard keys to use. Each key is a specific image.

 

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