Cupid Suspension Card

Hello there, fellow KNKers!

This is my first post as part of the Team KNK Design Team, I am so happy to be here and share some projects with you that I will be creating with my fabulous Zing.

As we have a couple of weeks until Valentines Day I thought I’d sneak in with a Valentines card just in time. I have a Suspension card for you today, a suspension card sounds complicated but it is simply where an element of your card is suspended by thread which allows it to spin, it’s an easy way to create a lot of impact.

If you wish to make today’s card all you will need is your chosen KNK machine along with some card, thread and adhesive as I have included the cut files I made for this project for you to download at the end of this post.

I used Make the Cut to cut one copy of the heart card along with 2 copies of the cupid (ensuring that he fits inside the heart card opening). If you are using single sided paper or textured card you will need to use the mirror function for one of your cupids. All of the pieces you need for this project are shown in the picture below.

Cupid Suspension Card 1

To assemble your card, add some thread to the front of the card base, down the center of the heart opening. Using invisible sewing thread or fishing line can be a great choice as it is difficult to see once the card is finished but any thread will be just fine. Using a strong adhesive tape is recommended here, I have used a red liner type.

Cupid Suspension Card 2

Once you have added your thread you can add the front layer to your card which will hide your adhesive. At this stage I also added my heart (cut from glitter card) to the inside of my card base, it will fit just inside the heart opening and show through when the card is closed.

Cupid Suspension Card 3

Now we need to assemble our little cupids. I’d advise attaching the hair and wings with glue then adding the extra body piece and arm with 3d foam pads or glue dots to add some dimension. The bow and arrow is glued to the back of each completed cupid.


Cover one of your cupids with adhesive tape then open up your card and lay him under the thread.


Lay the other cupid over the top of the first to sandwich the thread between the two of them and you are done! This is how your card will look when it is closed.


When your card stands open your cupid will spin and you can aim him towards the heart inside the card if you like πŸ˜‰


Here’s how the card looks straight on when it’s open.


I hope you have enjoyed my first project, if you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here:

Here are the cut files for today’s project:


Cupid Cut File by Bird

heart card

Heart Card Cut File by Bird

87 thoughts on “Cupid Suspension Card

  1. Hi,
    This is adorable! Can you explain how you made the glitter heart part? What adhesives did you use? Thanks!
    love hugs and prayers

  2. Hi Carol!
    Thanks for the lovely comments. I cut some ‘KARS’ glitter card I had left over from my Christmas projects to make the glitter heart. I increased the cutting force slightly and it cut lovely πŸ™‚

  3. Welcome to the KNK Design Team. I have been loving your files for several months now and they all cut beautifully. You are very creative! Love this card and you make it look so easy, I’ll be trying this one for sure. Thanks for the files and again, welcome!

  4. Welcome to TeamKNK! This is a very cute card. Love the simple detail with a big punch for anyone receiving it. I have been a fan of your designs for a very long time. I appreciate that you always include the files with great directions.

  5. Bird!!
    I feel kinda funny saying this—as it has not sunk in for me yet, but here goes, ” WELCOME to TEAM KNK!!” And of course your project is uber cute!!! You are so gifted and I look forward to the honor of gleaning from you:) It is such a privilege to get to be on a team with gifted designers as yourself! LOVE this project–!!! I hear a song coming on: “She has a waaaaaay about her, I don’t know what it is……..” (I’m not sure of the rest of the lyrics — I hope they are nice and good-) πŸ™‚ Huge hugs… be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

    • Oh I know what you mean, it will take a while for it to sink in for me too, I’m still in the ‘I’m not worthy’ phase.
      Welcome to you too Tammy!

  6. Bird, Glad to see you on the Team! I just love your stuff… It’s always so beautiful and fun. I visit your blog often…
    Thanks for sharing,

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  8. This is so clever yet so simple. :~) By simple I mean even I think I can do this. I found your Love cube on pinterest and it cut beautifully, your blog is amazing, I hope everyone takes the time to check it out. Welcome to this great group!

  9. Beautiful card, Bird! I’ve been a subscriber to your site for a few months, now, and I love the style of cards you make… very inspiring! Welcome to Team KNK! We are so happy to have you join us!

  10. Thank you so much for the project idea and instructions. I too have been a subscriber of yours for a few months – there’s probably a reason for that – love your files! Welcome to the team!

  11. Very nice card. It looks fantastic! thanks for sharing, Bird πŸ™‚ Oh, and welcome to the Team!

  12. Love this card and love your website. Have been a fan for some time. All your files are just amazing, this one is no exception. Thank you for sharing your great talent with us. It is people like you that make people like me look so crafty πŸ™‚

  13. Bird
    I have used your files for years and absolutely love them. They are so cute and cut so easily.

  14. Welcome to the Design Team, Bird. You are so very deserving. Your card is just great. I love the files. I also have been receiving your files via your site for a long time. You are so talented and creative. You fit right in with the rest of the great KNK Design Team. The projects are always inspiring.

  15. Congrats on your appointment to Team KNK and a huge thank you for the valentine cut files with cupid. Anita

  16. As I said on your blog Bird…Congratulations! LOVE this card and can’t wait to make one…and I don’t even “do” Valentines lol Your files are always fabulous πŸ™‚

  17. Lovely card, as always, thank you, just what i needed as i hadn’t a clue what i was going to do as a Valentine,
    Love your files.

  18. This card is wonderful. We are traveling South for the Winter and I can hardly wait to get there and use my new files that you gave me to make one of these cards.
    Thank you so much.

  19. Congrats on joining the KNK Team!!! Just adore this card and so appreciate you giving us the files too. I think I’ll be checking out the Zing a little bit closer now πŸ˜€

  20. lovely card bird….congratulations!!! enjoy your new journey as you definately deserve it!!!

  21. Another Great card! I’ve been following you for a long time and want to tell you that you’ve inspired me so much with your fantastic designs. Congratulations to you on joining the design team on KNK.. You will make them Proud!! This is my first time here and I will have a look around. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful files and all your expertise so lovingly. Your files cut perfectly every time! Happy Crafting with your New machine!!

  22. Hi Bird and big Congratulations on your new post here. Thank you so much for sharing this great file, I will certainly be using it.

    Michelle E xx

  23. I have never heard if the Zing, how would compare it to the Silhouette Cameo? Are the files compatible?

    Love all your designs.

  24. Love,Love,Love Birds files! So glad she bought a Zing and is using Make The Cut soft work. And glad she’s on your design team.A win,win for everyone.

  25. Gorgeous card! Congrat’s on making hte DT. I have a Cricut and I absolutely despise it. It really limits creativity and thier shennigans in court just made my feelings towards them worse. I think I’ll check out the Zing and see what they are all about.

  26. Simply wonderful, as is all your pieces and your fantastic cut you give us, will be so lovley to follow you and the design team on this site, and look forward to seeing much more from you!

    A follower and a fan!

    Sam x

  27. Congratulations Bird! Beautiful card, as always. I am an ardent admirer! Thank you for the downloads.

  28. love this card. haven’t done one of these yet but this makes me think I will give it a go. thank you, love your work. congratulations on joining this great team!

  29. Beautiful card! I love all the glitter and the cupid.
    Thanks so much for sharing your file and CONGRATS on becoming part of the Design Team.

  30. Bird…welcome to the Team!! I am so in awe of the beautiful files you create, and we are so lucky to have you on board!! Thanks for this sweetheart of a card :)!

  31. Gorgeous card Bird, thank you for the cut files and thank you for giving me the link over here from your blog too! I have pinned this too, so I hope to send more people here also. So happy you are on the KNK design team, I really want my next cutter to be a KNK Zing. It will be fun to follow what you are making on your KNK Zing! ~Diane.

  32. First of all, CONGRATS!! Well deserved…. you are super talented! I just came across your blog about a week ago and absolutely LOVE all your designs! This card is another beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for sharing the files and directions with us!!

  33. Hey Bird thanks for the files and you never fail to amaze me and make me smile. I am so glad you are here. Love the card so darling. TFS.

  34. just found your site from BIRDscard..and boy am i excited..i also upgraded my cutter to the zing always looking for fellow zing/knk owner……

  35. Hi Bird

    Fabulous to be able to go somewhere else to see your creations that aren’t on your blog… You so ARE worthy of being here.. lots and lots of people hold you in high esteem… you create beautiful cut files using your brilliant ‘gift’. You actually craft with them to show us how they turned out. You sit and write a mini tutorial saying how you assembled, and then you provide it all for free. No having to go to Etsy, or ‘your shop’ to get the files. You are a rare breed of Bird – I sincerely hope you don’t become extinct, because you make a lot of people very happy with all you offer. If that’s not enough, you’ve opened up a forum – which you run yourself so that you can further help and assist people, and now you are on this design team. You provide so many people so much inspiration and hope.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    Paula x x x

  36. Have loved your unique files for a long time. Thank you for your talent and your generosity to share your lovely files. You deserve to be a designer on Team KNK.

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