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Cricut Access Challenge: Mix & Match Valentines for Kids

fullsizeoutput_e5aI just adore thinking of the Valentine’s celebrations of my youth:  Remember decorating a shoebox with paper doilies and hearts? Or finding the perfect cards and labeling for all your friends?  And, of course, *always* taking them home to admire!

Good memories!

<sigh>

But times have changed, haven’t they?

Today’s Valentines are about the size of a postage stamp and so uninspired!

I guess that makes me “old school”.  Are you “old school” like me?

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If so, you’re going to love making these adorable Mix and Match Kids Valentines!

All of these delightful Valentines are available on Cricut Access in a Cartridge called “Spring Cards”.  This wonderful cartridge includes designs for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and Easter, too.  I’ve made nearly every card on this cartridge and it’s really a gem! In addition to the basic two layer cards, there are also designs to make little treat boxes, too! Such a cute set with unlimited possibilites, as you can see!

screen shot 2019-01-10 at 1.41.11 pmAll the card designs are basically two layers.

The top is a detailed layer and the bottom is for either solid color or patterned papers. Over the years I’ve collected a bunch of 6″ x 6″ pads of Valentine’s paper, so I’ve come up with a way to use a sheet of that paper in each “quadrant” of my Cricut mat to get full use out of my fun paper.  You can do the same or cut the backs on any background you’d like, of course.

 

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The top layer to these designs are like stencils and I’ve found using black, white or red cardstock works best for these designs.  But feel free to experiment, too!  Here’s what your mats will look like:

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If you have a little grade schooler that needs Valentines for class, I suggest you cut out a bunch of these, bring both layers to the table and work together to match the tops with the bottoms to make unique and truly special treats for the class.  There’s an added bonus of having notches cut in the bottom layer so this becomes a NO GLUE craft project!!

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As you can see, the sky is the limit on how you assemble them, so just focus on having fun!fullsizeoutput_e5d

Psst! Do you know about Cricut Community?  It’s a totally new way of sharing Design Space projects to a large community of Cricut users and it is *totally* FREE to use!

screen shot 2019-01-10 at 2.12.13 pmIf you are already on Cricut Community and would like to access this project (or any of my other great Cricut Access Challenge projects), please find my profile under my name “Ritamarie Cavicchio” and you will see my projects.

This Mix and Match Valentines project is also available on my Facebook page and through this link:   https://design.cricut.com/…/projec…/5c3750f6a573630635ee6809

Also, here is the link to the Pinterest pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146024176/

Go forth and Cricut, my friends!

Best always,

Miss Rita

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

 

 

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