We’re making DIY Marvel Avengers Valentine’s Day Cards with our Cricut that your kids can personalize with iron-on stickers for their classmates. Make this fun and simple Print and Cut Cricut craft with your kids in less time than it would take to run to the store to buy boxed Valentines!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
When it comes to crafts “Quick & Easy” is my middle name. I love projects that take an hour or less to make and give me a sense of instant gratification. If my name is “Crystal Quick & Easy Crafts” then my youngest’s name would be “Quick & Easy Crafts Junior”. At 7 years old he loves making art, but doesn’t have the patience to sit around for long periods of time.
This year my daughter says she’s “too old” to hand out Valentine’s Day cards to her classmates so it’s just my youngest and I valentine-ing it up. His favorite craft tool right now is my Cricut EasyPress Mini (I swear that thing goes missing multiple times a week and when I go hunting for it he’s using it for Perler beads or making his own little crafts out of iron-on that he’s fished out of my garbage!)
Since he loves the EasyPress Mini so much I decided to incorporate it into his classroom Valentine’s Day cards for this year (the theme had to be Marvel Avengers Valentine’s of course!) Did you know that you can apply iron-on onto paper? It’s true! For this project I created some cut little heart “stickers” out of Marvel Patterned Iron-On that he was able to stick wherever he wanted on his cards. I also created some “stickers” of his name to put on the cards to give it an extra personalized touch. Alternatively you can have your child’s name printed on the card, or have them hand write it.
I love that my Cricut makes it so simple to infuse handmade elements into our everyday lives. It’s such an incredible tool and I feel so lucky to be a member of the Cricut family!
Ready to learn how to make DIY Marvel Valentine’s Day Cards Made With The Cricut? Read on!
DIY Avengers Valentine’s Day Cards Made With The Cricut
-Printer (This is the one we have. It has an “instant ink” subscription that we love. It monitors ink use and sends you a new ink cartridge automatically when you are starting to get low!)
-Optional: Everyday Iron-On for your child’s name
Note: There is a $1.99 licensing fee from Cricut to purchase each of the Kawaii Marvel Images. This will allow you to use these images indefinitely for these Marvel Avengers Valentine’s Day Cards as well as for other projects within Cricut Design Space.
Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and open our Kawaii Marvel Valentine’s Day Cards Cut File.
If you would like your child’s name printed on the card- change the name to your child’s name, place it on the card where you would like it, select both the name and the card and press flatten. Repeat on each card.
If you would like your child’s name cut out of iron-on- Change the name to your child’s name, duplicate the name for each card and after you click “Make It” mirror the cutting mat that the name will be cutting from.
If you want your child to write their name- Delete the name portion of the cut file and use a writing utensil to have your child write their name on the card.
Step 2: Click “Make It”. Follow the prompts on the screen to connect your Cricut to Design Space. (If cutting names out of iron-on don’t forget to press the mirror slider on the iron-on cutting mat). Print your cards on cardstock using your printer. Lay the printed page on a light grip cutting mat, press the arrow to load your cutting mat into the machine. Press the flashing Cricut C to start the cutting. When your Cricut has finished cutting your cards, press the arrow button again to eject the cutting mat.
Note: Don’t be surprised if your Cricut doesn’t start cutting immediately. You will notice a light on your Cricut and see your Cricut scanning the page to find the black border that surrounds your cards. Once your Cricut has determined the cut area your machine will start cutting.
When you get to cutting your iron-on, lay your iron-on printed side down on a regular grip cutting mat. Change your material setting from cardstock to patterned iron-on. Load your cutting mat into the machine using the flashing arrow, then press the Cricut C to start cutting. Press the arrow button again when your iron-on is done cutting to eject the cutting mat.
Step 3: Weed your vinyl removing the iron-on around your designs, leaving just the designs behind on the clear plastic.
Step 4: Cut the iron-on designs so that there is one heart or one name per piece of plastic. Set your EasyPress Mini to low. Lay your card on your EasyPress Mat. Lay a heart or name on top of the card with the printed/plastic side up. Press for 10 seconds using your EasyPress Mini.
Set aside to cool. When card is cool carefully remove the plastic leaving your heart designs behind.
Note: Parent supervision should always be used when using the Cricut EasyPress Mini.
Voila! You have adorable DIY Marvel Valentine’s Day Cards Made With The Cricut!
This guy is so proud of the Valentine’s Day cards that he made for his classmates. He says he even wants to do a second set that’s more “girly” for the girls in his class and his teacher! I told him that girls love the Avengers too, but that i’d love to do another Valentine’s Day craft with him. Stay tuned for those. 🙂
I hope that you and your kiddos have as much fun creating these DIY Marvel Avengers Valentine’s Day Cards as we did!
Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for working with me on this project. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. We only share things we love, and I definitely love my Cricut.