The best classroom valentines 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 silly 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 instead of the ho-hum store-bought Valentine’s day cards.
This free valentine’s day design zip file will include both the free cut files for you to use with your Cricut and also the PDF files to print out and cut by hand.
Free Printable Valentine’s Day Card for the Classroom
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 if you are like me, and your scissor cutting skills look like a not so Happy Valentine’s Day then break out the Cricut Explore Air or actually any cutting machines even Silhouette Cameo, and cut out these adorable printable Valentines.
The design files are pre-sized so all you have to do is get to the lab, that's what I call my craft room, upload them into Cricut Design Space, and cut them out.
Can I Use The free Cricut Valentine Cards Without A Cricut?
You sure can. Just scroll down and sign up for the free download. You will get a zip file with both PNG and PDF in them. Load into your favorite print program, print, and then cut them out by hand.
You still avoid the extra cost of going out to the store and searching for valentine’s day inspiration.
Making these free Cricut Valentine's cards was so much fun, and adding the silly straws inside of the card made it that much better!
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.
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.