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I was asked recently to make 40 Valentine cards for our church’s homebound member ministry. I wanted something fun, but also something simple that I could easily mass-produce.
About the Design
I made this card a few years ago with an image from the Holiday One-Cut Gallery Art image set. I liked that image, but it would take quite a long time to cut forty of those.
I searched Design Space for a different image and found this free image set I had uploaded from LoveSVG some time ago. The swirly heart was perfect for this card.
Another change I made to my original design was to add an insert to the inside. I was afraid that the recipients might not be able to see the writing on the red background, and so I put a white piece of cardstock in the insert slots. The card could also be re-used by removing the insert. I was concerned that this would add extra weight, but none of the cards were over an ounce, and so they won’t require an extra postage.
Another thing I did that I don’t normally do is run two machines at the same time. It sure made this project go faster!
Supplies I Used:
- Glitter Cardstock
- Shimmer Cardstock
- Cricut Pens
- Double-Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Dispenser
- Therm O Web Zots Singles, Small
- Therm O Web Zots Singles-Medium
- Cricut Explore
- Cricut Maker
- Scoring Board
Preparing to Cut
If you want to use my original design with the image from the Holiday One-Cut Gallery Art image set, simply “unhide” it in the layers panel by clicking the eye and hide the other cover piece which has no image.
Select the image and click Arrange>Send to Front. Position the heart on the front card piece. Select the card piece, the heart image, and the sentiment. Click Align>Center Horizontally. Then, click Attach.
Note that the heart and the cover piece will turn the same color, but the heart will still cut out. Slicing is also an option here, but it does involve more steps and is not as easy to reverse.
Here are the three versions I did with shimmer cardstock and glitter cardstock: