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Arrow Valentine’s Day Cut File – Tips for Cutting Glitter Cardstock

February 14th is right around the corner and I wanted to share a cute and simple arrow Valentine’s Day cut file I made.

In an attempt to try using materials outside of my comfort zone I cut the arrows from glitter cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. Below I wrote my tips and tricks for using glitter cardstock.

Cutting Glitter Cardstock

Cutting cardstock has not been easy for me. I have ruined many sheets and come up with my own tips along the way.

I have a Silhouette Cameo 3 but I use the Cricut light grip cutting mats with I because  I like their thickness and the amount of stick when cutting my usual adhesive and heat transfer vinyls. However it isn’t the best for cutting cardstock because there isn’t enough grip to hold it in place.

My Tips

  • Use blue painters tape along the edges of the cardstock and mat to hold the paper in place while cutting.
  • Turn on the double cut feature. This means the blade passes through twice getting anything that didn’t cut on the first pass.  

Valentine’s Day Cut File FAQs

What can I make with these cut files?

Cut these files onto any medium you prefer. The things you can make with a Cricut or Silhouette are endless. Make mugs, cups, shirts, onesies, tote bags or basically whatever your heart desires. I have put together a list of adhesive and iron-on blanks and 35 ways to use adhesive vinyl to give you more ideas. My Vinyl Direct has a whole bunch of vinyl blanks you will fall in love with.

Where can I buy vinyl?

I buy from a handful of different places to get my hands on new products when they come out. I love Happy Crafters because the girls are always so willing to help and they have quick processing time. Waiting around for items to ship is the worst! I also like to purchase from My Vinyl Directand Expressions Vinyl. Both of these places offer the typical colors and types of vinyls and both have an array of fun prints staying on top of new trends.

Can I sell items I make using Poofy Cheeks cut files?

the cut file is for personal and small business commercial use. You may NOT sell the digital files themselves but you may sell items you create using the cut file designs. Please tag us with your creations on IG (@poofycheeksblog) and we may share on our own feed! 

**You may not use this design for sites such as Amazon, Café Press, Zazzle etc.

Do I have to I input my name and email each time I download a cut file?

Yes! This is how we gauge popularity of our cut files and track the number of times they are downloaded.

What files are included?

  • DXF files can be opened in Silhouette Studio and cut with a Silhouette Cameo.
  • SVG files can be opened in Cricut Design Space and cut with a Cricut machine.
  • PNG files can be used with either software using the trace feature if you are having issues with the DXF or SVG files.

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Download the Valentine’s Day Cut File

Arrow Valentine's Day Cut File for Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines. Grab the free instant download to get a DXF, SVG and PNG file. For personal and small business use.

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