DIY Cut & Go Valentine's Day Card

Posted by Tyra Babington

DIY your Valentine's Day card this year using your favorite steel dies and beautiful patterned paper.

Create a beautiful card using patterned paper and your favorite steel dies!


Neenah cardstock

Patterned Paper of your choice

Maggie Holmes Open Book Steel Nesting Dies

Die-namites Fragile Flowers die

Avery Elle Gift Tags Die

Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up

Glue Dots 1/2 inch Pop Up

Select your favorite patterned paper. For this card, I'm using a beautiful line from We R Memory keepers consisting of floral and woodsy designs. This technique will easily work with any combination of patterned paper so choose something that you love!

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I die cut the red script patterned paper and used Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up to create a card panel with a lot of texture.

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I used a potpourri of other dies and the contrasting patterned paper to create different card elements for the final design. I specifically used floral dies, a sentiment dies and a few embellishment dies. I love how the diversity in dies are tied together with one piece of patterned paper for a cohesive look.

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I cut a larger card panel sized to 4.25 by 5.5 inches. This larger panel serves to anchor my design and adhere the design to the heavier card stock base.

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From the same patterned paper set, I cut out a lovely sentiment that I thought would be coordinate well with the patterned paper I selected. After cutting out the sentiment I I used a tag die to crop the sentiment to a smaller size so that it didn't dominate the primary pattern.

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I returned to my heart panel I cut out in step 2 and popped up many hearts to provide a sense of texture. I left the area in the middle of the panel untouched and adhered my sentiment tag to that section.

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Lastly, I adhered both panels to a card base sized to 4.25 by 5.5 inches, and added the die-cut embellishments cut out in step 3. Let's take a look at the final card!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!