by Richelle Naegle
As I've stated in the past, I love this new Valentine's Day Cricut cartridge and have found so many fun projects that I want to make with this cartridge. Naturally, I decided to make another Valentines Day card! I absolutely love how this card turned out. About halfway through I was skeptical that I'd like the final product, but I think it turned out great.
The overall size of this first card is 6" x 6" and the winged heart was cut out at 4.5" and the "I (heart) U" at .90". For each of the images I used just two layers, so it went together fairly quickly as it often does when crafting with Cricut products.
The top half of the card was embossed with Cuttlebug supplies, namely the Love is in the Air embossing set. This set has 6 great embossing folders to choose from, and they are all great for Valentine's Day. If you want a good brand for material, you can find some great Simple Stories cardstock here.
That's it! This card was pretty simple to put together. If I keep going with this cartridge, I will have all my Valentine's Day cards done before February even get's here. That's great though, right? At least I won't be worrying about those last-minute this February 14th.CGull paper craft projects and new product releases can be found here at the CraftDirect blog. Get inspiration for your homemade layouts or greeting cards.
More Valentine's Day Cards
I am so excited that I got to play with this cartridge. It's definitely one of my favorite Cricut cartridges. I started out just making these two fun cards, but I then got carried away and I couldn’t stop! I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem. These two cards are both 5” x 7” and I did two because I honestly couldn’t decide which image I preferred. I used the CGull Valentine's Love embossing folder, and I inked both of them to add a little color and dimension to the card. The heart rose is paper cut out at 2.5”, the Love heart is cut out at 3”. Added a little bit of ribbon and some faux stitching around the edges. Super easy and quick cards that anyone would love to receive.
Valentine's Day Banner
The banner was a little more work, only because it has more layers, but honestly not that hard to make! I used the Doily Heart at 5.25”. I wanted to be able to maximize a 12" x 12" sheet of paper (you could probably do it a little larger if you wanted to keep it on just the one sheet). Love was cut out at 4.25” with all of its layers. Side note: this cartridge has a special feature that if you are using it with the Explore Air machine you can turn on a drawing feature so it will add another level to your project. With the Love phrase, it added the little lines as well as drew the little hearts on. Just a little bonus for all the Explore users.
For this banner, I just used some of the doily holes in the heart to string the ribbon through. Then, I added some extra ribbon here and there. I absolutely love how it turned out, and yes I already have it hanging up with all my Christmas decorations. It was just too cute to take off the wall.
I hope you were inspired today and I can’t wait to see some of the crafts you come up with using the Valentine's Day Cricut cartridge. Ideas are always welcome on our Google + paper crafting fanatics page, as well as Facebook, or just leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can see what you have made. Be sure to get stocked up on Cricut blades so that your cuts are always precise, and while you're at it, make sure you have fresh Cricut mats.