Valentine’s Day is always a great opportunity for some adorable crafting, and we are so excited to share these precious ladybug valentines with you. All you need is some colorful cardstock to make these impressively cute Valentine’s Day cards, and this paper project is especially engaging for the kids. Find more Valentine DIY projects here!
Tools & Materials
- Scissors or Cutting Machine
- 8.5 x 11 White Cardstock
- Various colors of cardstock
- Small Gold Brads
- Gold Metallic Paper (optional; for hearts on ladybugs)
Using Print then Cut to Make Ladybug Valentines
The downloads below include a PDF version if you are cutting by hand, or an SVG to use with a cutting machine. We cut these using the print then cut feature on our Cricut. To use this feature, download the .png onto your computer and upload it into Design Space as usual. Select any of the 3 image types – you won’t need to worry about selecting and erasing any of the image (because it is a .png, the background is already transparent). Continue, then save the upload. You will need to resize the ladybug’s body to match the uploaded .svg wings because Cricut tends to shrink images down. If you want to add a name the the valentines in a specific font, you can use the pen tool.
Cutting Valentines by Hand
If you are cutting by hand, print the PDF version of the valentines onto 8.5 x 11 white cardstock. Trim each piece and write names using a gold or silver marker. Stack the wings and poke a brad through the center to secure everything together. Easy! We cut the hearts onto Pure Gold metallic paper for an extra colorful accent, but play around with any color combos you like. Browse all of our Valentine’s Day projects, or head over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Please leave us some comments with project you’d like to see on the site next, we love getting you in on the creative process! Cheers ~ Lia & Team