Create this easy to make Valentine Gnome Card
With Valentine’s Day approaching I wanted to share with you this adorable Valentine Gnome Card.
I used a couple of different shades of pink and red for this card. The hearts that were cut out of the hat I used on the outside of the card to add more to the design. You could also use them on the inside of the card around any writing you would like to add. I’ve included two inside panels in the file for you to cut out for the card.
Homemade cards are a great way to create something that is special and unique for someone as you can add your own wording inside the card for the one you are sending it to. Everyone enjoys receiving something that was homemade and not just picked up at a store as you put more of you into what you make for them.
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- 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Medium Pink Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Barely Pink Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Red Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Dark Red Cardstock
- Cricut Pen
- Foam Glue Dots
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Cutting Mat (Green)
- Scoring Wheel or Stylus
Cutting Out the Valentine Gnome Card
Upload the Valentine Gnome Card in to design space. Check to make sure the size is correct.
Select all and ungroup
Next select the lettering on the heart
change them from basic cut to pen
Then select the lettering and the heart
and attach them
Next select the dotted line
and change it from basic cut to a score line
Then select the dotted line and card
and attach them together
Now your valentine gnome card is ready to be cut out
Next you will click on "Make It" and the prepare mat screen will appear.
Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the red Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut.
Assembling the Valentine Gnome Card
Starting with the card
Fold it on the score line
Set card aside
Next take the gnome body
then take the gnome beard
Put glue on the back of the gnome beard
glue the beard to the gnome body
Then take the two hat layers (red and pink)
put glue on the back of the red hat layer
then glue red layer of hat to the pink hat layer
Next put glue at the bottom of the back of the hat
glue to the top of the gnome body
Next take the gnome nose
and glue the nose to the gnome beard
Next take the gnome feet
put glue on the back of the gnome body
and glue to the feet
Next take the gnome hands
Put glue ont the back of the hands
glue the hands to the back of the gnome arms
glue the other hand to the gnome
Now you are ready to add your gnome to the card front
using foam glue dots put them on the back of the gnome
now place the gnome in the center of the card front
Next take the be mine heart
put two foam glue dots on the back of the heart
and place it on top of the one hand of the gnome
The hearts that were cut out when the hat was cut out
you can put them on the front of the card or inside the card
I used foam glue dots and put them on the front of the card
Now your Valentine Gnome Card is ready