Three Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Use Cardstock to Decorate for Valentine’s Day With the Cricut Explore Air 2.
Valentine’s Day is one of my very favorite holidays. The combination of reds and pinks makes my heart soar, and I dream about decorating for this heart-filled holiday for months on end!
After I’ve taken down all of my Christmas decorations, my house always looks so bare that I immediately break out my Valentine’s Day decor to cheer it back up!
This year, I wanted to challenge myself to decorate a Valentine’s day party using cardstock in a variety of different ways.
In this post, I’ll share how to make a layered Valentine’s Day banner, dessert toppers, and decorative straw tags. Each project requires minimal work and supplies and it’s perfect for last-minute decor on a budget!
For this project, grab a package of Cricut cardstock. This Cardstock Sampler in Red Tones (24 sheets) comes with a variety of shades of pink and red which is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Party Decor Supplies
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Glitter Cardstock
- Light Grip Mat
- Bakers Twine
- Cricut Design Space Files
Cut Cardstock on the Cricut
Step 1. Lay a piece of card stock on a blue Light Grip mat.
Step 2. Open Design Space to access the cut files. You can resize the images to your desired height and width. You can also, duplicate the images to create the perfect amount for your project.
Step 3. Click Make It.
Step 4. Select Cardstock. I always choose “more” pressure to ensure it cuts all the way through.
Step 5. Load the mat, and click the Cricut button.
Step 6. Unload the mat once it has finished cutting and reload a new mat with the next color of Cardstock
Create the Designs
Step 1. Remove the paper from the mat. It’s easiest to do this by placing the mat upside down and pulling the mat away from the paper. This will prevent the paper from curling as it’s removed.
Step 2. With paper glue, layer the dessert topper or straw tags with the sparkle paper. Add another layer of glue, a straw or toothpick and fold the design in half. Let it dry completely.
Step 3. Lay the banner pieces out in front of you in the order you want them to be displayed. With paper glue, draw a line of glue along the back of each image and place bakers twine on top of it. Secure the twine to the cardstock and allow it to dry completely.
Assemble Valentine’s Day Projects
Step 1. Tie all three of the garlands together with varying lengths.
Step 2. Tape the straw tags to their bottles and place each of the dessert toppers.
Now you have adorable Valentine’s day party decor!
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