Tuesday, January 15, 2013

stitched felt heart valentine's cards
(ways to rid yourself of 30 yards of felt #7)


a couple weeks into the new year, and as expected, valentine's day products are already littering the aisles in shops all over.  here is a simple but slightly whimsical flat card that can be easily whipped together. send one or send twenty!

to make these cards, cut a sheet of 8.5"x11" cardstock into four. i used my awesome brand spanking new paper cutter (a christmas gift, thank you, thank you, bff!).  


hand cut little hearts with your felt.  twelve little hearts, to be exact. three for each card.  i used red and pink from my stash.


thread your sewing machine with thread (a color that will pop off the page and go with your hearts-- i used pink), and stitch three hearts down the middle with the centers of the hearts about an inch into the card.  


you may find it helpful to use a ruler and lightly mark with a pencil the line down the paper where you intend to sew. cut the threads flush (or you could leave them hanging a little longer if you like) to the card, and you should find yourself with something like this:


how do you feel about valentine's day?  love it? hate it? look forward to it every year? wish it didn't exist? 

5 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! Simple but so effective! Thanks you so much for the tutorial! I am going to see if I have any red felt lying about!
    Valentine's day - I am single so its probably not the holiday for me but I love all the pretty valentines all over the internet, I usually make some for my friends instead!

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  2. i love the Valentine's cards! they are super cute, especially how the hearts stick out on either side of the line of thread. i don't know how you come up with this stuff...my brain doesn't work that way. thank goodness for people like you :)

    i don't mind that Valentine's Day exists, but my husband and i don't do anything for it. we show each other that we love each other all year, not excessively so in one day (unless it's our anniversary). plus, going out the same night everyone else is going out = long waits at restaurants. i look at this day as just another way that our culture tells us to spend money (yet again).

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  3. so cute! i just want them to be mine without having to make them. (=

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    1. but isn't it more fun if you make them yourself? :)

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