I got so much positive feedback from my squirrel valentine last year and so many of you made the pattern, which totally made me smile, so I decided to design another papercut project for you for this Valentine's Day. Of course it features squirrels - what says "I Love You" more than squirrels?
This papercut is a bit trickier than the last one, with more fine details that might frustrate a beginner a little and I definitely suggest an x-acto blade and a cutting mat rather than scissors this time. If this is your first time papercutting I'd suggest using last year's pattern and tutorial first to get a feel for the tools and techniques. Or just go for it. It's just a piece of paper, right? Just make sure you DO NOT CUT TOWARDS YOUR HAND. This lesson was hard learned as I cut out one of these valentines for you! This year you can choose from a classic, folded, cut-both-sides-at once pattern or a no-fold-in-the-middle, takes-twice-as-long full page pattern and they can be yours by saving the images from this post to your computer and then printing them at full size or by downloading the pdf files below. If you use the folded pdf pattern, please note that it doesn't fold right in the middle of the paper. If you make one I'd love to see it and please let me know if you have any questions or problems.
Happy cutting and long live squirrely love!