DIY: My Homemade Valentine Cricut Project

I've been talking with the people at Cricut about doing a giveaway with us. (I know, pretty cool.) Well, the giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime, they sent me a Cricut Expression 2 to try out for myself.

Let me preface this by saying I'm a total beginner and I don't even have any Cricut cartridges yet. But I needed to get crafty because at my daughter's preschool, the rule is that the valentines need to be homemade and the kids need to help. So, what better way to make homemade valentines than with my new Cricut?

I can't tell you how much fun I had cutting out these hearts. I used a couple of the designs that come with the Cricut, and my daughter helped glue them on. Then we hand-stamped some extra hearts using silver ink. My daughter was sick all weekend so this was the perfect project to keep us busy.

Here's my new Cricut.

Here's the machine in action, cutting out the big hearts. I used scrapbooking paper and cardstock, both bought at Jo-Ann's.

The coolest part... removing the designs from the sticky cutting mat.

And now we've got 28 homemade valentines! My daughter is hand signing them all on the back.

I will be posting about my other Cricut projects, and the more I learn, the more I'll share, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what I've been up to this weekend (besides feeding my daughter lots of Tylenol and watching Barbie movies).

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cynthia says...

@ 10:18 on Feb 13, 2012

Can't wait for the giveaway. I got the new mini cricut

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Dawn says...

@ 07:25 on Feb 15, 2012

Hi Jillian, Your cards are adorable! The Cricut is so much fun to craft with!

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Beth says...

@ 19:51 on Feb 16, 2012

LOVE the cricut!

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DG says...

@ 11:44 on Feb 27, 2012

Those look really hard to make, but I love them

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connie says...

@ 19:05 on Feb 27, 2012

Love my cricut. but it is the very old original one. would love to have a new one. liked cricut on facebook so enter me in the drawing please. also i would like to win. Thanks

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Diane Harper says...

@ 15:41 on Feb 28, 2012

Love these cards. I wish I would've stopped by for ideas when I was making mine. I'm sure my mom hopes I get mine own CE2 soon. I'm always asking her to make stuff for me.

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