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Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards

Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards

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These Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards are so simple, fun and the kids will absolutely love the funny joke on these free printable Valentine cards.

And, your kid will have totally unique valentine cards–and not just the little package of grocery store cards like everybody else. Win-win-win, right?!

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Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards

Free Valentine’s card printables are 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. And don’t even get me started on breaking out the paper cutter with the kids around.

So, being able to do Valentine’s Day projects with my Cricut Explore is just about the most awesome thing ever.

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What You Need to Make Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards

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How to Make Free Cricut Valentine’s Day Print Then Cut Cards

People confuse the term print then cut with thinking the Cricut actually prints. It doesn’t.

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.

How to print then cut on the Cricut

  1. Select or design an image.
  2. Make sure the colors are what you want them to be.
  3. Select all of the elements of the design (you can drag your mouse over them all)
  4. Now click flatten. Now your machine knows to cut around the image.
print then cut paper valentines with silly straws

Tips for Making Print and Cut Projects on the Cricut

Ok, 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.


How to clean your Cricut Mat

You can check out this video on my YouTube channel if you don’t know how to clean your mat.

Make sure your light grip mat is clean. I know you love your Cricut and you use it a lot. But the deal is, that mat isn’t going to do so good cutting your cardstock if it’s not gripping well. So, clean that mat.

If your printer isn’t printing nicely, clean the print heads and maybe even get new printer cartridges, if your ink is at all blurry or not up to your desire.

Your Cricut will detect the black lines on the print–so do not cut them off. As a matter of fact, don’t do anything to the print except to put it on the mat and then load it in the Cricut.

Don’t fold, don’t cut, don’t do anything. Just walk it from the printer to the Cricut.

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Yield: 3 per sheet

Valentine's Day Print Then Cut Cards

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This is one of the funnest crafts you can do with the kids for Valentines. They're going to love these funny Valentine's Day print then cut cards--and giving their friends a silly straw.

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How to print then cut

  1. Sign up on the form to have the Print then Cut file sent to your email.
  2. Load the image into Cricut Design Space.
  3. Unlock and resize to 9.25x6.75.
  4. Click make it.
  5. Click continue.
  6. Load cardstock into your printer.
  7. Send the image to the printer.
  8. After it has printed remove it and place it onto a blue mat.
  9. Load into the machine.
  10. On your screen choose light cardstock.
  11. Press cut on your Cricut Machine.
  12. Unload from the machine and remove them from the mat.
  13. Fill in the to and from portion.
  14. Insert the straws into the backside of the cardstock.print then cut paper valentines with silly straws

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Michelle M Kennedy

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

PLEASE SEND PRINT AND CUT FILE VALENTINE WITH STRAW. tHANKS!

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