I always love a good excuse to utilize the color pink in my projects! That is just one reason why Valentine’s Day makes me so happy. And I really got to put my stockpile of pink paper to use today! Whether you are celebrating V-Day with someone you love, or plan to spoil yourself this year, you’re going to really enjoy making this Valentine paper art scene.
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After making my first ever paper art scene around Christmas time, I was anxious to try my hand at another design like it. I decided to go for a different style this time around to see how it would look, and the whole thing turned out even better than I imagined!
Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.
- Hot Glue
- Precision Craft Glue or Glue Stick
- Foam Tape
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your Valentine paper art scene.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Fold the main box, attach the light pink, heart-pattern backing, and layer in the four scene pieces, one at a time. You can put them in any order you’d like, but this is the order I went with: (1) dark-colored piece with little outline hearts, (2) Glitter piece with tiny stars and hearts cut out, (3) gold, thicker heart piece, (4) pink, thinner heart piece.
Note: the folded edges not only serve as tabs for gluing to the inside walls of your box, but also indicate the depth of each layer. Only glue one side at this point!
3. Next, layer the center heart pieces together, as well as the word “Love.” Use foam tape on some of the layers to give it more depth. Connect the two together and then glue it to the inside of the box, centering it within the frame.
Once that is in place, secure the scene layers to the opposite side of the box.
Layer the two front pieces together and attach them to the front tabs.
4. Finally, layer together the decorative, outside pieces and attach them to the left and right sides of the box.
Roll your flower pieces, adding glue as you go. Roll them tighter or looser depending on the size of flower you want.
Attach the leaves and flowers to the front of your project, and you are done!
Isn’t it so beautiful!? This is one of those projects that is sure to stun anyone you show it to! Be prepared for an awestruck, “Wait, you made this?”
This lovely art piece can be given as a Valentine’s Day card or used as decoration to celebrate the day of love. Once you finish it, you may find that it is just too pretty to give away.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting my Valentine paper art scene together. And don’t forget to share your fun-filled finished project with me on Instagram!
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