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Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day is the perfect time to show your special someone how much you love them. It is a day of celebration, so it is important to get the perfect card for your friend or loved one.

The best way to find the right card is to have some fun with it and try out different styles until you find one that fits them perfectly.

Valentine’s Day cards are not just for women. The best Valentine’s Day cards are those that are personal, but also show that you put some thought into it.

To not have any ideas for cards and decor on Valentine’s Day is one of the most common reasons for not sending Valentine’s cards. But with our list of the top 10 Valentine’s Day card ideas for anyone, you will never forget again!

Some of these cards are created for a specific time and event, while others are made to be personalized. Be sure to pick from this list of unique card ideas that will make your someone feel special on this holiday!

In the end, creativity is all about making someone else happy. And what better way to show someone how much you care than by giving them a personalized gift? So go ahead and make your someone’s day with one of these 10 unique Valentines Day cards!

1. Make a 3D Heart Card

This bright and colorful Valentine`s Day card is sure to make someone`s heart burst with joy! Print out our simple 3D heart card template and follow along with our easy tutorial below to make your own heart card in no time at all

Project found at – https://iheartcraftythings.com/3d-heart-card.html

https://iheartcraftythings.com/3d-heart-card.html

2. Heart Ladybug Craft

Making heart-shaped animals is of course fun, and you can actually make a whole if you try. Today we feel like ladybugs. So, I’m going to show you how to easily make one heart-shaped ladybug card. You can use the handy template to make a card or draw your own heart. Either way, these Valentine’s Day crafts will be a huge hit with the kids.

Project found at: https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/heart-ladybug-craft/

3. Paper Airplane Valentine Cards

Do you have children who like paper airplanes? Then you’ll love making simple Valentine’s Day out of paper airplanes. Whether your
kids make these cute airplane cards for Valentine’s Day at home in class, or for their favorite teacher or family member, they’re sure to be a hit! We made them for Valentine’s Day, but they will also make great handmade cards for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

project found at – https://iheartcraftythings.com/paper-airplane-valentine-cards.html

4. Fingerprint Love Bug Cards

Making fingerprint love bugs using fingerprint hearts and fingerprint patterns isn’t just for kids. Create a love bug for that special someone with these easy love bug ideas! Various celebrations and events offered a variety of ThumbBuggy Fingerprint Cards for DIY Fingerprint Cards. Scroll down to see all the fun message ideas for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, boring cards and thank you cards!

project found at- https://rhythmsofplay.com/fingerprint-love-bug/

5. Handprint Valentine Craft

These cards are easy to make and can be used for both Mother’s Day and Birthdays! You can choose any color you like and it’s easy enough for kids to get the most out of these cards on their own! Making hearts is a great way to practice drawing shapes. And writing a “message of love” on a postcard will remain a memory for a long time!

project fond at- https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/handprint-valentine/

You only need paper and glue to make this card. Easy to assemble, the puts a smile on the recipient’s lips!

6. Strawberry Valentine’s Day Craft Card

With this strawberry, valentine day card kids can give a handmade card to their family, teachers, or friends.

This is a super sweet Valentine’s Day card that kids can make for family members, teachers, or friends.

project found at- https://www.theresourcefulmama.com/strawberry-valentine-day-card-craft/

7. Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day Cards

Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day Cards – Make these Valentine’s Day cards made with Cricut. Fun and simple crafts for Valentine’s Day.

project from: https://karacreates.com/tic-tac-toe-valentines-day-cards/

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Digital Downloads- Crafting Creations

We all know crafting is so much fun, seeing your own home made creations decorating your space of even your loved ones and friends homes, but sometimes designing takes up most of your crafting time and then it doesn’t work out the way you want and you’ve wasted precious crafting time and supplies. We have all be there and we know the pain and suffering.

Why buy digital files?

Buying digital files cuts your design time down and makes crafting a happy time, you can shop anywhere for your designs, they will saved on your online profile ready for you to download and use with your craft cutting machine, maybe its a Cricut or Silhouette machine.

When buying craft files from a site like Etsy its opens up a new crafting world of possibilities.

Designs can be used for all kinds of projects, home and commercial, T-shirt transfers, Sublimation printing and all kinds of stickers and more depending on how you use the design. If you are unsure about any of these there will be more blogs and videos all about these topics to help you along..

The bonus about digital designs is that you really can get your craft finished in the middle of the night, with the wealth of resources online on the crafting subject and many designs to find, crafting as the dream.

Printable Poster by MadzScapes

Digital art can also be bought as printable posters and digital art prints, you will receive the file as a download and then you can either print it out yourself or take it to your local print shop and even have custom framing done.

Premium Access with Cricut

image source- Cricut official site

If you have been crafting then you will know there are many designs on line that need to be purchased before you can use them, and you can make beautiful design using all the free resources out there, but is paying for a subscription worth it? (this post contains affiliate links- we earn a small commission form your purchases at no extra cost to you, and goes a long way to supporting this business)

First we must understand the difference between Cricut design space and Cricut Access.

Desgin Space- This is the design software that you install on to your computer that handles your designs and connects with your Cricut machine. This program has limited design capabilities but is a neccessary part of your journey with Cricut.

Cricut Access- This is a monthly or yearly paid subscrption that gives you access to a large library of designs, fonts and projects by Cricut. You’ll have access to all the premium images at no extra charge. It is important to note that these images are not downloadable SVG files and can only be used within the Cricut Design Space app.

Choosing your Cricut Access Plan

Cricut has put together 3 Plans

Free

DESIGN PERKS

  • 1,000+ images
  • 15+ fonts
  • A la carte digital purchases
  • 250+ ready-to-make projects
  • Up to 5 collections2

Standard

DESIGN PERKS

  • Unlimited use of 200,000+ images
  • Unlimited use of 700+ fonts
  • 10% off licensed images1
  • 1,000s of ready-to-make projects
  • Unlimited collections2

SAVINGS BENEFITS

  • 10% off cricut.com purchases, including machines (up to $50 savings per item)
  • 20% off all materials
  • FREE economy shipping on $50+ orders

PLUS

  • Priority Member Care

$9.99 monthly or $95.88 per year ($7.99 pm)

Premium

DESIGN PERKS

  • Unlimited use of 200,000+ images
  • Unlimited use of 700+ fonts
  • 10% off licensed images1
  • 1,000s of ready-to-make projects
  • Unlimited collections2

SAVINGS BENEFITS

  • 10% off cricut.com purchases, including machines (up to $50 savings per item)
  • 20% off all materials3
  • FREE economy shipping on $50+ orders4

PLUS

  • Priority Member Care

$119.88 per year ($9.99pm)

Cricut Access Membership Plans

If you plan on using your Cricut machine a lot and don’t have any design knowledge then a subscription is a great place to go, you will be able to make much more complex designs and have the bonus of the member support to help you with your project.

Having access to loads of unique graphics and elements to add to your projects is a great time saver when crafting and helps you make crafts quicker without the frustration of messing up before ‘getting it right’

By buying digital art and designs (depending on the license) you know that the guess work has been done already and whether you buy on Cricut Access or from a creator on Etsy, they have taken the time to mess up, so you don’t have to.

Should you buy digital products and downloads

Being a full time artist/ graphic designer I have always designed my own stuff using available resources, It is beneficial to buy online resources to use in your own designs, having paid subscriptions to your favorite platforms goes a long way to not only supporting the brand you love but also being able to have the full functionality within the program or online resource

If you were to ask me if online subscriptions are worth it, then YES they are.

Just make sure you are aware of the image/ file usage rights when using files for commercial purposes, some don’t always offer full usage.

But when you are using images for your own use and for fun then you don’t have top worry too much and can enjoy your creations

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Hello 2022

Each end of the year brings with it many pauses for reflection, in 2021 MadzScapes had much excitement, MadzScapes was able to grow an Etsy shop and have had multiple 5 star reviews.

Also was accepted as a reseller of Cricut in South Africa, there was many hours spent setting up the website and then awaiting the stock release.

In the meantime the big retailers got involved and MadzScapes is no longer able to compete with their big stock purchases and major deals, The only interest anyone has had with MadzScapes and Cricut is looking for deals.

There was also a general less interest in any sticker creations or vinyl signage or even just general graphic design. This business has probably hit rock bottom at the end of 2021. These things have had a profound knock on effects and have forced this business to seek more an online means of reaching an audience and digital products have found a piece of hope…

Selling digital designs on Etsy has been the glimmer of hope that will pave the way forward for this business to live on.

Thank you to all of those far and wide that have stayed with this business and to everyone new, Welcome, MadzScapes will be bringing all kinds of How-to, DIY, craft projects that you can make with your craft cutting machine.

There will be many videos being added to MadzScapes you tube channel on craft cutting for stickers, hacks and projects

So here’s to 2022 and hope everyone stays happy and healthy

Thanks for reading

Kirstin

Creator/Founder here at MadzScapes

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Meet the Creator

Hi, I’m Kirstin Joy!, Also known as MadzScapes. Here goes an interesting story of this brand got going. Be sure to read to the very end to find out everything MadzScapes does

Chalk art drawing by MadzScapes

I’m Kirstin Joy, Creator, designer, owner, operator and more here at MadzScapes. this business has gone through many transformations since its start in 2016. FUN FACT: Did you know MadzScapes began with chalkboards and chalkboard signage for restaurants and event functions. Hand lettering and hand painting these signs with either paint or traditional chalk.

Since… you know what… and children coming along this business fond it very difficult to manage painting walls, chalkboards, logos, client graphic design and vinyl stickers, it was so much… Another FUN FACT: MadzScapes is a women mom ( mom of 3) owned enterprise working from home.

You might know me from one of videos or posts on social media, this business has come a long way and is not your average blog, there might not be any picture perfect pictures and there might be a spelling error or a few, ( just know I probably stopped to calm a tear or feed a mouth), I love being a mother and working on this business of crafts and DIY make and do projects. I just love seeing how my children jump for joy when I make something new.

Onto digital art now, Creating digital designs and downloads for DIY craft, decorating and other design projects just makes sense for this business. For years MadzScapes attempted to supply physical products and the cost to make just far out weighs the price a customer was willing to pay. A pretty sad situation that has put this business to near closure.

Digital products ensure that MadzScapes always has stock of any project and its available right away, No waiting, No shipping and everyone is happy and you the client can make it yourself the way you want.

If you don’t want to buy a design then MadzScapes offers a wealth of online tutorials to make designing that much easier for you.

Find YouTube tutorials here https://www.youtube.com/c/MADZscapes

And here is what you can expect to find here at MadzScapes

  • Digital Art downloads- an image that comes to you as a download for you to save onto your computer, these designs (depending on the file type) can be used to print and cut your own stickers or use in your own digital designs.
  • DIY videos uploaded weekly to MadzScapes YouTube channel, showing you all the best how to’s for your designs or crafts.
  • Partner products- we also blog about great products so when MadzScapes finds something awesome and amazing be sure to know that we will be here with a review or intriguing blog post ( if you would like MadzScapes to promote your products mail us and someone will get back to you.

All About Kirstin Joy

I grew up somewhere on the west side of Johannesburg, it was like the wild west and had a crazy home life with my parents, growing up with the kind of ‘discipline’ that is illegal today… but we all survive trauma, (maybe a little maybe not so much) and spent my life drawing on walls and making crafts to distract myself until I was 18 and could leave.

I was accepted to study at the well known National School of Arts and achieved full colours in art and matriculated with exemption to study further. The Art school was the most fantastic place to be and I loved every minute of it.

Can you spot me- with my former long surname.

I will never forget my first day at the Art school ( or the years I spent there) it was magical everyone was so free, definitely not the militant types of place I knew , everyone was loud an happy and signing, music was always being placed and the school song was sung so loud and proud. It is still the most welcoming place I have been.

After matriculating I went onto to move to the beautiful Cape Town where I am based now and run MadzScapes from my home with my children in tow.

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