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Ideas for Making Homemade Valentine Cards using a Cricut Personal Cutter

Updated on May 16, 2014

Crafts for Valentine's Day are fun and you can find alot of Valentine card ideas easily using your Cricut Personal Cutting machine. Here is a handmade Valentine card project I came up with using the Sweethearts cartridge, One patterned colored paper and two coordinating solid color papers. The Sweethearts cartridge is a very useful cartridge to have in your Cricut cartridge collection. It includes pictures and phrases for all holidays and events having to do with romance, love, and friendship.

I created this card using some basic cuts and I also used the actual cut-outs from within an intended cut. It was easy and versatile with color combinations as you can see...the directions below are for the red/white/pink card.

Cartridge: Sweethearts

Card Size: 5 1/4" x 4"

Speed: Low

Pressure: High

Blade Depth: #2

The Cricut Personal Cutting Machine

I have owned my Cricut Create for about 2 months.  Over that period of time I have learned so much and the learning has been through trial and error, cutting out shapes just to see what they look like and of course, quite a bit of mistakes.  I have experimented with the depth of the cuts, speed, and of course the size the shape ends up to be.

My advice is to get yourself a stack of white paper, usually inexpensive at most stores.  Then go to town, try different cuts and you won't be wasting the more expensive patterned paper.

Choose a patterned paper
Choose a patterned paper
Solid Pink Heart
Solid Pink Heart
Use Cut-out
Use Cut-out

Handmade Valentine Card

Using the Cricut Paper Trimmer, Cut 1 3 3/4" x 5" Square from a patterned material. Affix to card front.


Cut 1 3" Heart (Hartsclp) page 72 from pink colored paper and affix to card


Cut 1 5" Heart (Hartsclp) page 72 from White paper using: Tag, No Shift Key. It will cut out a tag with the heart in the middle. You will use the parts of the heart that are punched out from the tag.


Carefully affix those parts to the card. You have to maneuver them into shape a bit.


Cut One 1 1/2" (Hugs&Kiss) page 36 from Pink Paper using: Shadow and Shift key. Affix to card.


Cut One 1 1/2" (Hugs&Kiss) page 36 from White Paper using: Shift Key. Affix over Shadowed version.


Cut Six 1/2" Hearts (Hartsclp) page 72. Two hearts from each color and two red hearts also. Affix either side of phrase.


Here I put the small hearts in a different pattern of colors.

Valentine Card Ideas

As you can see, this card works well with whichever colors you decide on. I think the yellow, red, white version is a bit more unusual.

Using this layout you can switch it up a bit; use different and unusual colors instead of the traditional pink,red,white combination. Here I used a yellow heart patterned paper and added a red splash of color.




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    • MimiKat33 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mimikat 

      7 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      I'm glad you liked my ideas, watch for more Hubs featuring creations using the Cricut cutting machine.

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      HP CE250A Toner Cartridge 

      7 years ago

      Personalize handmade valentine card, this was a good idea, i'm sure your partner will appreciate it so much because it has a personal touch.

    • MimiKat33 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mimikat 

      8 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      Thank you for your comment. I love the thought behind a homemade gift says it all.

    • the-real-deal? profile image

      the-real-deal? 

      8 years ago from united kingdom

      This is a brilliant hub, I believe that self-made gifts show everything so this is fantastic. If you need any pointers read my hub about Valentines

      https://hubpages.com/relationships/ValentinesGood-

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