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Valentine’s Day Coloring Bookmarks with the Cricut Maker

These Valentines coloring bookmarks with the Cricut Maker are a great non candy valentines gift option for classmates and friends.

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A Happy Valentine's bookmark with two owl images meant to be colored, on a dark wooden surface surrounded by pencil crayons.

A Non Candy Valentines Option: Adorable DIY Coloring Bookmarks

My kids love to give their classmates little valentines for Valentine’s Day. Our school does have a pretty strict no food policy for such celebrations because of various food allergies kids have at school.

So rather than missing out we always look for non-treat options for Valentine’s Day. This year we came up with this fun coloring book mark idea. I mean who doesn’t love to color and who doesn’t need a cute bookmark?

A hand coloring details of the owl on a bookmark with a bright pencil crayon.

Cricut makes Valentine’s match-MAKING a breeze with hundreds of creative projects to try. I fell completely in love with these great woodland animal designs in Cricut’s Design Space. I mean, how adorable are the owls, raccoons and fox (hello handsome)?

Although it can be difficult to see in the picture, one of the best parts of these bookmarks is the high-quality cardstock from Cricut which has a really nice linen texture to it.

Close up image of the Valentines Day coloring bookmark showing detail of the linen-type texture of the paper.

We also used the new debossing tip to deboss hearts all around the designs. This gives the bookmarks a really interesting texture and professional looking finish.

A set of three woodland themed coloring bookmarks made with the Cricut maker. The bookmarks are laid out on a dark wood surface surrounded by pencil crayons.

For the teachers, we’ll be painting some pine cone roses to create a little bouquet. Or maybe making them a mason jar candle holder with heart cut-outs using our Cricut Maker.

Materials Needed to Make the Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

supplies needed for making DIY Valentines coloring bookmarks

How to Make Valentines Coloring Bookmarks with the Cricut Maker:

We’re happy to offer this video tutorial for the project. If you prefer a written version, read on below!

Video Tutorial

Customizing the Bookmarks in Cricut Design Space

Start by accessing the project file in Cricut Design Space. These bookmarks use all fonts and images from Design Space.

If you like how they look, simply hit the “Make It” button and continue to the next step.

Alternatively, hit “Customize” to take you to the Canvas. From here you can make any changes you’d like. You could make them “Happy Birthday” or “Thank You” bookmarks for example. Or you can remove some of the images if you’d prefer to cut-out only a few.

To do so, simply click on each bookmark, press “Detach” and then “Ungroup” buttons in the right panel and then make edits. Just be sure to “Group” and “Attach” each bookmark before going on to the cutting step.

The hearts are designed to be debossed using the new Debossing Tip for the Cricut Maker. If you don’t yet have this tool you can either hide the hearts, change the line type to marker or even cut them out with the fine point blade.

Cutting with the Cricut Maker

Select Make It to take you to the prepared mat for cutting.

Select continue and then set the material to medium cardstock.

Following the prompts on the screen, load the fine black pen in clamp A and load the fine deboss tip in clamp B.

the debossing tool

Place a sheet of cardstock on a standard grip mat and the load into the Cricut. Push the green Cricut Go button to begin the bookmarks.

The Cricut Maker will start by drawing all the images and text on the mat that were set to “draw”. The process takes quite a while as there is a lot of detail in the bookmarks but gives you a percentage of completion as it’s drawing, debossing and cutting.

drawing the design with Cricut Maker

When prompted, switch to midnight pen or disregard if you don’t have it, we kept the same black pen for the entire project. Continue with the project.

Next, load the debossing tool if you haven’t already.

debossing the bookmarks

And lastly, load the fine point blade in to Clamp B to finish the bookmarks.

Close up image of the Cricut Maker machine cutting out the bookmarks.

Cut several strands of the embroidery floss 8″ long.

cut embroidery floss

Fold them in half and loop them through the hole at the top of each bookmark. Thread the tails through the loop and pull to tighten.

fold embroidery floss in half and loop on to bookmark to form tassels

The bookmarks turned out great!

Since it took about a 1/2 hour to complete 8 of them, I decided to make enough for just the “besties”. And while I had my 8-year old in mind for them, my 13-year old daughter quickly claimed them for her friends once she saw them! Guess she doesn’t mind having a non candy valentines either!

using diy coloring bookmark

Be sure to check out Cricut Design Space for all sorts of projects celebrating the most romantic day of the year.

Do your kids still exchange Valentines at school?

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DIY coloring bookmarks made with the Cricut Maker as a non candy Valentines Day idea for classmates.
non candy valentines

Valentine’s Day Coloring Bookmarks with the Cricut Maker

Jane and Sonja
These Valentines coloring bookmarks with the Cricut Maker are a great non candy valentines gift option for classmates and friends.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Bookmark template in Design Space
  • Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade and Debossing Tip
  • Black Pen 0.4 tip
  • Cardstock paper White
  • Standard grip mat
  • Embroidery floss or decorative yarn in red or any color for making the tassels
  • Scissors

Instructions
 

  • Start by accessing the project file in Cricut Design Space.
  • If you like how they look, simply hit the “Make It” button.
  • The hearts are designed to be debossed using the new Debossing Tip for the Cricut Maker. If you don’t yet have this tool you can either hide the hearts, change the line type to marker or even cut them out with the fine point blade.
  • Select Make It to take you to the prepared mat for cutting.
  • Select continue and then set the material to medium cardstock.
  • Following the prompts on the screen, load the fine black pen in clamp A and load the fine deboss tip in clamp B.
  • When prompted, switch to midnight pen or keep the same black pen for the entire project.
  • Next, load the debossing tool if you haven’t already.
  • And lastly, load the fine point blade in to Clamp B to finish the bookmarks.
  • Cut several strands of the embroidery floss 8″ long.
  • Fold them in half and loop them through the hole at the top of each bookmark. Thread the tails through the loop and pull to tighten. Enjoy!
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Sara

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Can you help me get the template please? When I push the link it closes the Cricut app.

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Hi Sara. Hmmm... are you using the desktop or mobile app? Can you try this link please: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/5e2ed83706f90a06a3ded2ec Jane

Amy Van Schepen

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Do you know why I can't seem to find this template in cricut design space?

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Hi Amy. Can you please try through this link: https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/5e2ed83706f90a06a3ded2ec ? Jane

Bhawna

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

How cute! Making these for my daughter's classroom valentine's party. Better than sending a card that gets thrown away.

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Thanks Bhawna, we like that the kid's are able to color them and then use them for reading later.

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