This Valentine’s Day SVG cut file is perfect for making a handmade card. The delicate snowflakes and simple saying make it the perfect card for any of the special people in your life. The files are available as SVG, DXF, EPS, and PNG to accommodate most cutting machine types.
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Valentine’s Card Dimensions and Layout
This card measures out at 4.25″ by 5.5″ and fits nicely in an A2 envelope. The SVG file has four parts that are layered for a 3D effect. Mix and match your own colored card-stock to create an original look. Once the pieces are cut, your card will come together in minutes. There’s a section toward the bottom of this post for assembling the pieces together.
Supplies To Create Your Valentine’s Day SVG Card
- Cricut or Silhouette Cutting Machine
- Cricut Tools
- Xyron Creative Station or Tape Runner
- 65 lb. Card-stock
Tips For Cutting Intricate Designs
When cutting intricate designs with a cutting machine, I find it best to use 65 lb. smooth cardstock. You’ll want to use a clean (still sticky) light-grip mat and a sharp (newer) cutting blade. A scraper tool is very useful for removing the extra bits off of your mat once you’ve removed the design.
Most cutting machines have a special setting for these types of cuts. I’ve included the cut settings below for both Silhouette Cameo and Cricut users. Your design should lift off of the mat smoothly leaving the extra bits behind. If it doesn’t, check your blade and/or adjust your cut settings. Sometimes a bit of card-stock will get caught on the blade tip and causes it to not cut through cleanly. I always lift my design off of the mat after it’s finished cutting but still loaded in the machine. This way I can check the cut and resend the job if it didn’t cut all the way through.
Silhouette Cut Settings for Intricate Designs
Download the file from the library. Then open Silhouette Studio. Choose file, open and select the file you downloaded earlier. If you are using the basic version of Silhouette Studio, you will use the DXF file. The files will need to be grouped back together if using the DXF file. If you have the Designer or Business Edition, use the SVG file.
Change the center line down the card to a dash, so your machine scores it for folding. Then load your material (65 lb. card-stock) on a light grip mat and load it into your machine.
Using a new blade, the cut settings I used for this project are:
- Blade: 5
- Speed: 4
- Force: 30
- Passes: 2
- Overcut: On
Cricut Cut Settings For Intricate Designs
Once you download the file from the library, upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. Right click on the image and ungroup it. Change the black cut line down the center of the card to score under Line Type. Then attach the score line to the main card. Click Make It and check the preview to make sure everything looks good.
Under Base Material choose Cardstock (for intricate cuts). Load your fine point blade. Load your material on the mat and press go.
How To Assemble Your Valentine’s Day Card
Once cut, you will have the following pieces. The main card, the red outline image, the white intricate image, and the words (Love You) for the top layer.
I used my Xyron Creative station to add adhesive to the back of the white panel and the words. You can use a tape runner or glue stick if you don’t have a Xyron.
Peel the top clear sheet from the Xyron sticker page and it will look like the image below.
Then flip the sticker page upside down and peel the backing from the cut paper.
Center/line up the detailed design over the thicker (red) design and press it into place. Then add the words, Love You, to the front of the panel. Now add adhesive to the back of the red panel and attach this panel to the front of your card. I always fold my card and place it in the correct position before adding the finished panel. This way you won’t place it upside down or on the wrong side. Here’s one last look at the finished card. I love the simple and elegant look of this design.
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Have you tried intricate designs on your cutting machine before? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below. Happy Valentine’s day!