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You're a Gem: DIY Card with Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl {+ a Free Cut File!}

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - MAIN

Hey there!! It’s Megan from Lovebird Heartworks and I just love LOVE!!! Don’t you?! I’m so excited to share this design and project with you, let’s get started!!

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

Step 1: Download the SVG. Upload into Design Space or Cutting Software.

Or you can go to the direct link in Cricut Design Space, here.

Step 2: After you’ve uploaded into Design Space - Add Scoring Line

It will make the folding and final stages of this card much easier if you add a score line to the horizontal middle of the larger rectangle. Here’s a quick video if you’d like to see how it’s done.

Step 3: Cut your Cardstock & Adhesive Vinyl.

When cutting your paper you’ll be prompted to insert your scoring wheel/tool depending on your machine. Be sure to change your settings between materials (from paper to adhesive vinyl).

Step 4: Weed Adhesive Vinyl

Cut apart your 4 images and weed your adhesive vinyl.

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Weeding

Step 5: Transfer Adhesive Vinyl

Using transfer tape peel the adhesive vinyl from the white backing and transfer it onto the cardstock hearts and card area wherever you’d like. The negative design of the hearts makes a fun bonus decal too!! I saved mine and put one on my Cricut.

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Transfer

Step 6: Apply Adhesive (Glue or Tape-Runner)

On the inside of the card right above and below the heart make a line of adhesive (as shown in picture).

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Add glue

Step 7: Add String

Cut your string to size and press onto the adhesive.

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Add string

Step 8: Add Inner Lining

Put adhesive along the edges of the card (inside/frontside of the card, as shown in picture). Apply the other cardstock liner and press. Making sure that the string is tight.

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Add String

Step 9: Apply Hearts to String

Place your card down onto your workspace and place one of the hearts (vinyl side down) across the backside of the string (as shown in picture). Apply your adhesive then place the other heart (vinyl side up) on top of the other heart, lining up the edges. Make sure the string is still tight and in place.

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Add vinyl 1

Step 10: Let Dry then Spin, Spin, Spin!!!

Craftey + Lovebird Heart Works - You're A Gem Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyl - Spinning in action

Tip for Gifting: if you decide to make an envelope for this card (or tie a string around it) be sure to twist the hearts about 10-20 times before you lay the card flat. This way when your “Gem” opens the card the heart will spin and shine!!!

How cool is that?! I loved making this design and project for you!! I included two different sentiments for you to mix and match, the heart diamond can also be used by itself on a card or a fun decal too!! SO many possibilities!!

We'd love to see what you create!! Feel free to tag me @lovebird_heartworks and Craftey, @GetCraftey, in your creations on Instagram if this has inspired you!!

Be sure to head over to the Craftey shop to find all of the materials used in this project, including our Craftey Specialty Adhesive Vinyls. And for more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!

Shine bright, my love, YOU ARE A GEM!! xo


1 comment

  • Thanks for this. it was fun to do. Pictures posted on the finished projects thread of the Community section.

    Donna

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