Valentine’s Day Insert Cards

LEARN TO MAKE THESE ADORABLE VALENTINE’S DAY INSERT CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

You know I had to show you an adorable Valentine’s Day insert card and how “beary” adorable is this one?? I love how to bear turned out and the play on words is so perfect!!

I designed this card to be made using any Cricut, or other brand, cutting machine you have! In the download, you will find two folders inside. One for Maker/Explore and one for Joy.

Note: The version for the Cricut Joy is only the design so it would be best to use Cricut’s Insert Card Packs available at most craft stores! For more information on how to use this design with a Cricut Joy, please take a look at my Cricut Joy New Years Insert Card tutorial!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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VALENTINE’S DAY INSERT CARDS – MATERIALS LIST

Beary Much Valentines Insert Cards

Beary Much Valentines Insert Cards

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This adorable and fun Valentine's Day card will surely make anyone smile!

Materials

  • My FREE I Love You Beary Much Insert Card SVG File
  • Cricut Cardstock
  • Cricut Glitter Cardstock (optional)

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Pen. I am using Very Berry.
  • Glue or adhesive
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the I Love You Beary Much Insert Card (#63) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

Note: Within the download, you will find two versions of this card. One for the Maker/Explore and one for the Joy. For this tutorial, I will be using the Maker/Explore version. You choose based on your machine!

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

Everything has been set for you. All you need to do once the design has been imported into Design Space is click the green MAKE IT button.

click the green make it button

STEP 3 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the three layers for this card in the mat preview. Click the CONTINUE button.

click continue in the mat preview

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat.

STEP 4 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

to load the mat, press the flashing arrows

Hit the "C" button once it begins to flash and you are on your way to creating your card! Follow the prompts in Design Space on when to change out the different tools.

press the flashing "C" to begin the cut

Repeat Step 4 until all layers have been cut.

STEP 5 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that all layers have been cut, you can assemble this card.

time to assemble

Begin by folding along the score line of the outer card layer.

fold along the score line of the card

Press the fold with your scraper.

press the fold with your scraper

Now, carefully place the card insert layer into the tabs in the outer card layer.

place the insert into the slits on the card

Add a small amount of glue or adhesive to any portions of the outer layer that may be curling a little. This is something I do for all my insert cards but is totally optional.

add glue or adhesive where needed

Your card is done.

your card is ready to personalize!

I have also included an envelope file for you to use.

To make the envelope, fold along the score lines then add adhesive to the inner tabs and press closed.

One thing I love about this card is it’s versatility. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day, yes, but also any occasion throughout the year!

I just know anyone who receives this card will smile. Isn’t that what card making is all about?

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

Happy Valentine’s Day,

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  1. LOVE your insert cards and how you can make them on the maker as well! Can you please do a tutorial teaching how to write inside the card? Would love to learn how to do that!

    1. Heena,

      Thank you so much! I am glad you like the insert cards. To answer your question, I will do a tutorial on writing on the inside of the cards soon. I have also briefly discussed this on my Facebook page in a video I did for the Clay-Pot Santa.

      Stay tuned for that how to on writing! Thanks for the suggestion!
      Nick

  2. I am having an issue with the Beary Valentine insert card, When I load it and click Make It, there is no drawing with a pen or scoring. Is there a way I can send you a picture of what my screen looks like when I load the card and then the mats to get help because I love following along and making these

    1. Brenda,

      This project was made before the update that prevents me from having preset draw and score lines.

      When you upload the project, ungroup the design. Find the text, change it to pen under the operation menu. Find the score line, change it to score. Then attach the group together.

      This should make the card as I had intended it.

      Let me know if you need any more help. 😊

  3. Hi Nick! I love this Valentine card, I am having trouble after I have extracted it, I get an error message that the file is empty. I usually have no problems unzipping and extracting. Can you help?

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