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Ideas for Making Homemade Valentine Cards using a Cricut Personal Cutter
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.
Card Size: 5 1/4" x 4"
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.
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.