Valentine’s Day was always super fun when I was in school. We made our own little boxes or bags for all of our friends to put cards in and we had a classroom party. My Mom was always totally extra when it came to cards. She would make something stupid crazy and I just loved it. Well guess what, now I go all out too! I wanted to make a Valentine Coloring Card for my niece’s daycare class and now that I’ve figured out how to do it, I’m going to share it with you. This is one of the easiest Cricut Design Space projects I’ve ever done.
DIY Valentine Coloring Card
Open a new project in Design Space and then click the “Project” tab over to the left. Type “Valentine Coloring Card” into the search box and then click on the first project that pulls up. It should be 3 different coloring cards, a dinosaur, an owl and a whale. (You will need Cricut Access for this project or if you don’t have it I’m sure you can just pay the 1 time fee for the file.) Delete all the unneeded parts of the project. You may have to “detach” some parts of the final card. All you need are the little rounded coloring holder parts.
Once you have everything deleted but the crayon holder part you will need to duplicate it (Assuming you want more than 2 crayons on your card. If you don’t then you can leave it as is). Once it is duplicated align one on top of the other and make sure the left edges are perfectly aligned. To do this just select both parts and to go “Align” and then “Align Left”. Once they are perfectly aligned, weld them together. You can leave it at 4 crayon holes or you can cut down to 3. To go down to 3 holes just pull in a square from the left menu bar and align it at the bottom of your crayon holes to where it covers up only 1 set of holes (see pic below). You may need to unlock the square to make it long enough to cover the entire set of holes. Next just “slice” the square from the coloring holes. This will cut off one set of holes.
Make your Valentine Coloring Card
Now it’s time to make the card shape. To do this, go to “Images” on the left and type “M8EEE889” into the search box to pull up the tag we’re using for this project. I like this tag because it has the scalloped edge and a hole to put the string through to make this a bookmark at the end. Insert the tag into your project and resize it to 5” high by 3” wide. Next go to “Shapes” on the left and get a square. Unlock the square and size it to 3” wide and place it next to your tag and kind of at the top (see pic below) then drag down until the bottom of your tag and the bottom of your square are even. You can select both the tag and square then to go “Align” and “Align bottom” to make sure they are exactly even at the bottom and then hit “weld”. Now you have the basic shape of your card.
Rotate the crayon holes if you’d like (or leave them as is) and place them on the right side of your valentine coloring card. You can make them smaller if needed just don’t go a ton smaller. Once they look like they are centered and in a good position you’ll want to attach the card and the crayon holes together.
Bringing in the Coloring File
So once you’ve got your basic shape created for your valentine coloring card you want to add the coloring elements and the words. For you this you can upload a coloring file you already have or you can check out this video I made on how to turn any SVG into a coloring file. This really opens the possibilities because you can literally turn any SVG at all into a coloring file to use in Design Space.
Decide which coloring file you want to use and insert it into your project. Size it down to fit on the left side of your card and then go up to the top menu bar and change your coloring file from a “Cut” to a “Draw”. Once you have turned it do a “Draw” file you can drag a box around your whole project and “Attach” it all together.
Now you’ll add your text. Go to “Text” in the left menu bar and pull in your text. You want to make sure you’re using a font that is suitable for writing. You can filter out the text to only show font’s that have the writing style (see pic below). Once you have your text typed in make sure you change it from “Cut” to “Write” and size your text however you’d like to fit it onto your card. Once everything looks good draw another box around your project and “attach” everything. That’s it, you’re all done. Just make sure that your layer’s tab in the right side menu shows that your words and coloring file are to be “drawn” and that your tag is to be “Cut”.