The best Valentine’s day cards in school were always the ones that were hand-made. This free Valentine’s day printable makes for a great gift idea for the class once you add the straws in.
Not only is the template for this valentines day card printable free, but they are a great way to add a unique personal touch to the ho-hum store-bought Valentine’s day cards.
This free printable is designed to work with your printer at home. And bonus you can also use it if you have a Cricut Maker or Explore you can run them through your printer to print, and then send them through your cutting machine to cut them and skip cutting by hand.
Free Cricut Valentine Idea For Print Then Cut Cards
The free printable valentine card idea is one of those things that I really like, but I hate having to cut them out–because I can’t cut a straight line with scissors, especially with the kids helping. You are probably better than me when it comes to that.
But I just use this diy valentine idea with my machine for an easy Cricut valentine project idea and it works amazingly!
So, being able to do Valentine’s Day projects with my Cricut Explore is just about the most awesome idea ever.
How To Make Cricut Valentines Cards
Using a Cricut Machine for this project, then you will use Design Space to print then cut it. If you are using more traditional methods to cut out your printable Valentine’s day cards for your school’s special happy valentines day party then you will want to download the PDF and then cut the cards for your Valentine.
Print then cut is a way to tell your machine not to cut out the actual image on the design and instead to cut around it.
Tips for Making Print and Cut Projects on the Cricut
So, if you’ve never done a print and cut Cricut project, you might be feeling a little intimidated. But, I promise it’s not hard at all. To make you feel better, I came up with some tips to help calm your nerves.
Can The Cricut Maker PrintAnd Cut?
People confuse the term print then cut with thinking the Cricut actually prints. It doesn’t, and when do print then cut you are rarely using an actual cut file, you need a file that is a png, and also transparent.
But using this feature, you do need to know a few things.
Firstly, you need to start with a new or clean Cricut Mat. If you don’t know-how, you can check out my channel by Pink on youtube and learn exactly How To Clean Your Cricut Mat.
Also, you should make sure you have a printer that prints bright bold colors. I like this Epson
How Do You Make Valentine Cards On Cricut?
- Upload the design.
- Resize, the Cricut print then cut only cuts a size 6.75 by 9.25 so you need to make sure your design is this size or smaller.
- Click on make it.
- On this screen, you will see your image with a black border around it. You don’t need to do anything here.
- Click continue.
- Send the design to the printer and it will print.
- Once it’s printed grab it and place it on the blue light grip mat, and allow the Cricut to cit it fo you.