Valentines for Dog Lovers

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Valentine for Dog Lovers

Still, looking for something special for your Valentine’s day? Well, it’s Ellen here, with a fun valentine’s gift idea for dog lovers.

In this post, I’m featuring some lovely SVG files from PCC again (My Dog is My Valentine SVG, Valentine Hearts Gift Tags Free SVG Files, XOXO Retro Free SVG File), but be sure to check the “My Cat is My Valentine SVG File” or the “Sucker For You Valentine’s SVG File” too, for people that have cats or kids running around.

Below you can see a step-by-step tutorial for starters or scroll down till the end to see more pictures.

Vslentine for Doglovers Tutorial

When uploading an SVG file, some items of the files are united, and others are not. Sometimes you want to adjust it and you can! Let me explain how to do this with your Cricut machine. If you have another machine, try the official website, or consult our Facebook group. I’m sure others will help you.

Select all the shapes you want to unite and click on the ‘combine’ button on the bottom right in Cricut Design Space.

Valentine for a Dog Tutorial

Sometimes you also want to make two parts of one image. First, you add a random shape (here a black square) bigger than the item you want separate. Select all the layers and the shape, and break it apart by clicking the ‘slice’ button.

Valentine for Dog Lovers Tutorial

Now that all your images are sliced, you can work with them however you want. If you don’t need the extra layers that the slice tool created, just delete or hide them.

Doglovers Valentine Idea

You can position the layers the way you want on the cutting mat too.

DIY Valentine for Your Dog

When you are ready to cut your materials (in this case vinyl), it’s time to prepare the jar. I used a surface cleaner to make the jar clean and grease-free

Make sure your project surface is clean and dry. Carefully place all the cutout shapes on the vinyl project as you want. Then press the transfer tape (with vinyl) firmly onto the surface, starting from the center and working out to the edges. Use a craft spatula or scraper. Proceed to peel off the transfer tape.

Next, I cut out a tag and some paper (I also used iridescent paper for the XOXO). In the last step, I stuck it on a shadow layer and attached the whole bundle to the tag with foam tape.

Dog Lovers Valentine Idea

Of course, I filled the jar with dog treats; ideal for a dog lover.

Valentine for a Doglover Tutorial

What would you put in the jar? And how would you decorate it?

-Ellen
Crafty Ellen H

PCC Design Team - Ellen
Valentine for Dog Lovers

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

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