DIY Valentine's Day Class Cards + Free SVG File for Cricut

Created on:

February 7, 2023

Updated on:

February 8, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

Want a quick and easy DIY Valentine's Day Class Card to make at the last minute? Grab the free SVG and some small play-doh's and let's get crafting!

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Materials and Tools:

These can do you need on any cutting machine and you can find the free SVG file under my community SVGs. You will have to sign up for my newsletter below to receive the password to enter. Once you sign up you'll receive the password within a few minutes in the welcome letter. For download instructions you can find them here for desktop and here for iPad.

For this project you will need:

  • 1 ounce play-doh containers - you can probably size these for bigger but this is what I built the SVG around.
  • Carstock paper - shop here for 12x12 Bazzil (MY FAVORITE) and save with code KELSS53
  • Bearly Arts Glue - shop here and save with code DINOMAMA
  • Colored Foam Sheets - support a small business and shop here!
  • I am using my Cricut pen as well for decor but this is optional!

Cricut Design Space Set Up

I started by keeping the two SVG is grouped individually. And I resize them, the square one should be resized to a width of around 4 inches to 4.5 inches while the heart shaped one should be resized from about 5 inches to 5.25 inches. Because we are putting cut lines around the circle where you are inserting the Play-Doh you shouldn't have a problem with a little bit of wiggle room.

Which brings me to my next point, you're going to want to ungroup both projects you are going to change the lines on the rectangle below each SVG to score lines and then reattach them back to that rectangle. For the lines around the circles in both SVGs you want to keep these as basic cut lines and then attach them back to that back piece. These cut lines will give you that wiggle room if you make the project a little smaller than you wanted.

I then played around and added some decoration, and I added on some writing with my free writing font that you can find here. This one is beeline thin. You can decorate these however you want depending on the theme if you're using it for a party favor you can change it to dinosaurs, trains, ballerinas whatever you'd like.

Grab the free arrow and swallowtail here if you don't have Cricut Access (like me) and want to add more basic shapes to your design. Then send to your machine. Make sure all of your writing is changed to the pen function if you are using it and make sure each of the writing is attached to the appropriate piece before cutting.

Assembly of the DIY Valentine's Day Class Card Favors

I started by gluing on my decor first for the Square and I did the decor last on the heart so it's really up to you the process that you want to decorate. I did use craft glue for all of the assembly except for sticking in the Play-Doh.

For that back piece which is going to hold in the Play-Doh from falling through, I folded on the score lines to make a U-shaped. Then attached to the back of the card. If you don't have the scoring tool you can always fold by hand and delete those score lines.

I put a small foam square to hold that Play-Doh in place for extra security, this is kind of an optional thing the Play-Doh will stay within that hole but if you're sending a bunch of these in a small backpack you might want to add in that foam for extra security so we don't lose any Play-Doh.

You can truly make these anything you want to, they're an excellent quick Party Favor that is super high agent friendly. Each Play-Doh cost about $.325 on Amazon!

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Happy Crafting!

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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