Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, and I have a super sweet, yet super easy Cricut Ladybug Card to share with you.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and we’ve never really celebrated the day of love. Of course when we were dating, he gave me cheesy drugstore tokens like a cute plaque with a teddy bear that says, “Bear in mind, I want you for my Valentine”. Awwwww!!!
After we got married, money was tight, and we just didn’t celebrate. Flowers are ridiculously expensive this week, and all of the restaurants are super crowded. Last year, I did put in a request for some Ghirardelli Squares, and he came through like a champ!
OK enough about all that mushy stuff, and onto the Cricut Ladybug Card.
I told you she was sweet!!! I guess she might really be a he, but I think it’s a she. If you follow me, you’ll know that I use the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge ALOT! The animals on it are so whimsical and sweet, and make the best cards and scrapbook pages. They all have layers, but for the most part, there aren’t a ton of tiny pieces. You can cut them out at 3″ and sometimes smaller without any trouble.
Supplies Needed to Make this Cricut Ladybug Card
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ black cardstock for the card base. I like to use Bazzill Cardstock.
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ patterned paper for the background. I used red designer paper with black polka dots.
- 5″ x 1 1/2″ patterned paper. I used a black and white print.
- 3″ Cricut Ladybug from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.
- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon from Stampin’ Up.
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ white cardstock for the inside of the card.
- Scrapbook Adhesive. I always use EZ Runners by Scrapbook Adhesive If you need more information about adhesive, visit Card Making and Scrapbooking Adhesive
- Pop Dots or dimensional foam tape
How to Assemble Cricut Ladybug Card
- Fold the black cardstock base in half.
- Using scrapbook adhesive, attach the black and white printed paper to the dotted paper leaving 1/4″ of the dotted paper showing.
- Wrap the seam binding ribbon around the patterned papers, covering the seam where the papers meet, and tie a bow on the left side of the card.
- Attach the printed papers with the bow to the black card base.
- Using Pop Dots or dimensional tape, attach the ladybug. I put her on an angle to make it look like she is flying.
- Attach the white cardstock to the inside so that you have a place to stamp a sentiment or write a note.
Here is a video that will help you put it together if you have any problems.
This card layout is super simple to copy. You can change the papers, colors, and die cuts to create a card for any occasion. You can also add Stickles Glitter Glue, stick-on rhinestones, buttons, or other embellishments.
Whether you go to a fancy restaurant and receive a bouquet of three dozen roses or sit at home and watch Netflix, I hope you have a great day and know that YOU ARE LOVED!
Here is another Cricut Lady Bug Card that you might like:
Sign up for my newsletter for lots of crafty information!
Guide to Adhesives
Get your FREE guide to Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Paper Crafting Adhesives.
I will tell you which adhesive brands I use, which ones work for certain materials, and which ones are a waste of money.
Seven pages of tips and where to buy the best that the industry has to offer.