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Handmade Valentine’s Day Card with Cricut Joy

Excited to use Cricut joy cards but not sure where to start? We have you covered! There is no type of obsession like cutaway cards. Once you hand out your first handmade Valentine’s Day card you will never buy a card in a store again!

Handmade Valentine's day card with heart cut out and lots of love on the front.

Using Cricut Joy to make the best homemade cards

There is no doubt that the world is getting more digital every single day. We see less things being on paper. Yet as a society we still love buying and receiving cards! I know I’ve spent many Valentine’s Days in the past walking up and down a card aisle, trying to find the perfect card that has the best meaning for whomever I was going to give it to.

There’s nothing more meaningful though than a homemade card! Imagine the look on your friend or loved one’s face when you give them an intricate and beautiful card – that you made yourself!

Handmade Valentine's day card with heart cut out and lots of love on the front.

If you’ve never used cricut joy cards before, now is the time! Let’s dive in to learn how to make these for the most thoughtful Valentine cards yet.

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Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a handmade Valentine's day card including Cricut Joy machine, card stock and card mat.

How to Make a Handmade Valentine’s Day Card with Cricut Joy

Preparing the Image:

  • Open Cricut Design Space.
  • Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
  • Click on the Images button from the toolbar.
  • Search card image #M10B97948 and then click on the image to insert it on the canvas.

Cutting the Image on the Card:

  • Ensure the machine is set to Cricut Joy, then select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
  • Choose “On Card Mat”.
  • Adjust the card size to 4.25” x 5.5”.
  • Remove the protective plastic cover from the mat.
  • Open the pre-folded card and from the left, slide one side of the folded card under the plastic divider.
Inserting half the card into the plastic divider.

Make sure the card is flush with the top, then align the inside fold of the card against the plastic divider.

Aligning the card with the plastic divider.

Press the front of the card down against the adhesive on the mat.

Pressing the front of card onto the plastic divider.

Select browse all materials and choose “Insert Card-Cardstock” from the list of materials.

Cricut Joy machine cutting a design into the card stock.

Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the pattern.

Cut heart image into card stock.

Finishing:

Remove the mat from the machine when the cut is complete. Carefully peel off the mat from the card and trim or remove any small attached pieces.

Peeling the card from the mat.

Tuck the insert into the corner cut-outs to hold in place.

Hand holding the finished handmade Valentine's day card.

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Card with Cricut Joy

Jane and Sonja
Try using cricut joy cards to show your special someone how much you care.
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Materials
  

  • Cricut Design Space Card Image #M10B97948
  • Cricut Joy with Fine Point Blade
  • Cricut Joy Card Mat
  • Cricut Joy Insert Cards New Romantic Sampler using Khaki card color and Burnt Red Insert

Instructions
 

Preparing the Image:

  • Open Cricut Design Space.
  • Search card image #M10B97948 and then click on the image to insert it on the canvas.

Cutting the Image on the Card:

  • Ensure the machine is set to Cricut Joy, then select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
  • Choose “On Card Mat”.
  • Adjust the card size to 4.25” x 5.5”.
  • Remove the protective plastic cover from the mat.
  • Open the pre-folded card and from the left, slide one side of the folded card under the plastic divider.
  • Make sure the card is flush with the top, then align the inside fold of the card against the plastic divider.
  • Press the front of the card down against the adhesive on the mat.
  • Select browse all materials and choose “Insert Card-Cardstock” from the list of materials.
  • Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the pattern.

Finishing:

  • Remove the mat from the machine when the cut is complete. Carefully peel off the mat from the card and trim or remove any small attached pieces.
  • Tuck the insert into the corner cut-outs to hold in place.
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