Valentine’s Day is always a great opportunity for some adorable crafting. We couldn’t wait to share these precious ladybug valentines — they are so sweet and simple to make! All you need is some colorful cardstock and some small gold beads to make these impressively cute Valentine’s Day cards.
Valentines that Make Your Heart Flutter
These ladybug Valentines are a fun craft project for all ages. Get creative with your cardstock colors and simply secure this papercraft project together with some small gold brads. For more ideas, browse all of our Valentine’s Day projects. Along with Valentine’s Day cards, we have party decor, home decor, and more!
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Tools & Materials
- Cutting Machine or Scissors
- 8.5″x11″ White Cardstock
- Various colors of cardstock (your choice!)
- Small Gold Brads
- Metallic Gold 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 file to use with a cutting machine. We cut our ladybug valentines 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 three image types — you won’t need to worry about selecting and erasing any of the images (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 to 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″x11″ 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 gold metallic paper for an extra colorful accent, but play around with any color combos you like.