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I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas! I had a great Christmas, but I’m sure glad it’s over now 🙂 With all the craziness of the Holidays, you may have missed this fun NEW Exclusive Cartridge! I’m talking about the Valentine’s Day Cricut cartridge, and I am a huge fan. I loved back in the day, when Cricut was making the solution Holiday cartridges. I like having all the holiday images conveniently on one cartridge.
Valentine’s Day Cards
I am so excited that I got to play with this cartridge. It’s definitely one of my favorite new release 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 Simple Stories 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 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 though to create the banner, and then added some extra ribbon here and their. I absolutely love how it turned out, and yes I already have it hanging up with all my Christmas decorations it was just to 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.