This is a guide to designing your own cut-out card that has a good look to it and can be customized any way you want.
If you want one of these, I made a few extra that are at my Etsy shop.
Step 1: Write Your Message
These instructions are for Adobe Illustrator, but there are other free vector programs, like Inkscape, that are worth trying as well.
So, first write your topical and romantic message in a big bold font. I chose Arial Black. Also, tighten up the kerning, the space between the letters. Overlapping is good.
Step 2: Convert to Outlines
Then ungroup the resulting mass and collect each word into its own group.
Step 3: Play With the Words Locartion and Size
If it's still not quite connecting or if there are gaps, don't panic. We have hearts on our side!
Step 4: Add the Love
Step 5: One More Rectangle
Step 6: Pathfinder Fun
This should give you a workable shape to print out for your cards. If you want to completely clean it up, select the image and release the compound path. Delete the outer rectangle and you're done! Just the image you need for a cut-out remains.
Print it out directly onto colorful paper or onto a white sheet as a guide.
Step 7: Cut Cut Cut...
These were cut on our 75 watt Epilog laser cutter. For all you laser geeks out there, I cut a line on the middle of the inside of the card at 100/4 to score it for the fold and the card was cut at 100/30.
Fold it over and you have a card. Glue a piece of white paper on the inside and you have a backdrop for the cut-out design and a place to write more sweet messages.