Handmade Valentine’s Day Card

How To Make A Handmade Valentine’s Day Card

Hey there! It has been awhile since I have blogged. I definitely miss writing these blog posts – I never would have thought I would be saying that! Today, I am teaching you how to make your own handmade Valentine’s Day card using ZipDry by Beacon Adhesives.

I don’t know about you but I love handmade everything. There is always something special about making unique handmade cards! This is the first time I have ever made my own handmade Valentine’s Day Card SVG design. I am super excited to share it with you so you too can create your own handmade card. Let’s get started with this crafty tutorial!

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LIST OF MATERIALS

1. Valentine’s Day Card SVG
2. ZipDry by Beacon
3. Cricut Explore Air 2
4. 65lb & 100lb Cardstock
5. Vellum
6. Acetate
7. Foam Adhesive Dots
8. Glitter
9. Polymer Clay Slices
10. Bone Folder

ZIPDRY BY BEACON

I will be using ZipDry for this project. ZipDry by Beacon is a paper art glue which is perfect for photo and paper arts. I have been using this glue for paper crafts because it dries fast and clear. The other thing is that it doesn’t wrinkle your paper. I tried it out on VELLUM for the first time and I was surprised by how good it was! I hope you give it a try and if you do, I have a special discount code for you to buy your very own ZipDry by Beacon Adhesives. The code is “modernflower20” – you can get 20% off ALL craft glues (some exclusions apply).

VALENTINE’S DAY CARD SVG

DESIGN SPACE INSTRUCTIONS

With supplies in hand and your cutting machine at the ready it is time to get crafting! To begin you will want to open Cricut Design Space and click on Upload Image.

Next you will want to select SVG Valentine’s Day Card and Upload. The image name will appear as “SVG Valentine’s Day Card.” Click on “Upload” and then click on “Add to Canvas”.

Next, you will want to click on “Ungroup” so that you can lay out the individual designs to prepare for cutting with each material.

Find the line in the middle of the card. Select the line and change it from a Cut line to a Score line so the card will be guided to fold along that line.

Check out the image below to see the new dotted Score line. The Score line will help with folding the card rather than by doing it by hand. Keep in mind that you will need a scoring tool.

Select the envelope and the Score Line then “Attach” both. This is very important because this allows the Cricut machine to add the Score line to the yardstick and then you will want to click on “Make It”.

Below I have made a guide for you to see which materials I used for each design. This is a break down of what I used to create my Valentine’s Day card. You can choose to personalize your own cards and use other materials if you prefer – I would love to see that, if you do!

Earlier, I had mentioned that you would need a Scoring Stylus for this project. As you can see below, you will be instructed where to load the Scoring Stylus which will be in Clamp A. Once you have your Scoring Stylus loaded into Clamp A, the Cricut machine will create a Score Line. Once the scoring is completed the Cricut will start to cut your cardstock. After cutting the cardstock, continue to cut the rest of your materials.

ASSEMBLE VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

Attach foam stickies to the back of cardstock. I chose white cardstock but again feel free to use whatever colors you feel fit your card best. Personalize it as much as you want! Put the heart aside and grab the other cardstock heart similar to this one.

Add the polymer clay slices and glitter on the heart cardstock. Then, add the ZipDry around the heart.

Grab the acetate sheet and put it on top. Press lightly as the glue might come out around the edges. If it does, clean it up quickly as ZipDry dries pretty rapidly.

Grab the other piece of cardstock and add glue and then attach it to the acetate sheet.

Add foam stickies to the other heart and then place it on top of the other heart.

Grab the first white cardstock with the foam stickies and attach it to the cardstock hearts.

Next, we will grab the cardstock envelope and fold it in half along the scored line.

Moving on to the face of the card you will add foam stickies to the back of the “XOXO.” Once that’s done, attach the “XOXO” to the envelope.

Add ZipDry to the back of the heart and place it on the envelope.

Finally, curl the paper flowers using a bone folder. I used pearls as paper flower centers that I purchased from my local craft store. For a few of the paper flowers, I used a black marker and colored in the center.

And this is the LAST and FINAL step – gluing the paper flowers to the acetate! You did it, you’re done!

Wasn’t that easy? It really is super fun to make your own handmade cards. I cannot wait to see how all of you personalize your own handmade Valentine’s Day card – I know they will POP! Make sure to tag me on social media so I can see your beautiful creations! For more creative crafts and designs check out more on modernflowercreation.com.

Stay Crafty,
Cristina

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