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Conversation Hearts: Paper Rosette Banner for Valentine’s Day Using Your Cricut

Conversation Hearts: Paper Rosette Banner for Valentine’s Day Using Your Cricut

The Cricut scoring stylus makes short work of the accordion folding needed for this Valentine’s Day banner.  Use messages from your favorite conversation heart candies or personalize the greetings for your very own “sweet hearts.”

banner close up



10 sheets 12×12 inch cardstock in assorted pastel colors (This will make a banner with 10 paper rosettes.)
Cardboard or heavy watercolor paper scrap
Hot glue and gun
White glue
Gold paint
String, ribbon, or cord for hanging, about 10 feet
Die cutting machine with blade, scoring stylus, and pen


Create and make the paper pieces for this project in Cricut Design Space. You will need two 3×11 inch rectangles and one 4-inch heart to make one 6-inch rosette.

Add a rectangle shape to the canvas. Set the width of the rectangle to one half the diameter of the finished rosette.  Set the length of the rectangle to about 11 inches (given the limits of a 12×12-inch cutting mat.)  Add score lines to the rectangle approximately every half an inch as shown in the image.

Create a heart shape and add a message using a bold, upper case font.  Set the rectangles and heart shapes to cut.  Set the text to draw using a marker of your choice.  Make the project.

design space view


Accordion fold each rectangle along the score lines.

accordion fold


Cut or punch a 1.5 to 2-inch circle from heavy paper or cardboard scraps.  This circle will be used as the base for each rosette.  Use hot glue to adhere one accordion folded rectangle in a fan shape to one side of the base.  Adhere a second accordion folded rectangle opposite the first.

glue fan to base


Tack the end of one fan to the other with a bit of additional adhesive to make a complete circle.

tack edges


Paint the edge of each rosette with gold paint.

paint edges gold


Color the text using a marker.

color text


Glue one heart in the center of each rosette and punch 2 holes at the top.

punch holes


Thread the rosettes on a string, ribbon, or cord for hanging.

completed banner


Rosettes are a versatile paper form that lend themselves to many different kinds of craft projects! Check out another way to use paper rosettes on our blog –Fabulous Fall Paper Rosette Tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by! Lee Ann


Lee Ann is a mixed media hobbyist who enjoys using her Cricut machine for art projects as well as decorations for her home and garden. She's a new empty-nester with 2 adult daughters. Now she and her husband are free to embark on that US pizza eating tour they always talked about. Lee Ann provides IT support to Craft-e-Corner.

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