Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heart Card Tutorial

I wasn't really planning to make valentines this year. But, I got in the mood and decided to whip up a few and had a lot of fun doing it!

These cards can be made for a variety of occasions really.
Anniversaries, weddings, anytime note cards, etc...

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You can get two cards from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock.
Just cut it in half, then fold the cut piece in half.

So after you have your cardstock folded, cut hearts out of fabric. These can be any size, any color, any combination you so desire. Since it was Valentine's Day, I themed mine around the ever popular Valentine's Day color: red.

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If you want a bit of padding under your hearts, it makes it look almost quilted when finished. I happen to have some fluffy bamboo terry scraps leftover from making diapers, and one layer roughly cut into a heart shape worked great. You'll want the fluffy piece to be smaller than your fabric hearts.

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Layer everything as you would like, then sew about 1/4 in. around each heart.
Or, only the inside one.
Or sew two lines.
Or really, do what will make your heart happy.

(Oh dear...I guess that was a pun.
I rather dislike those, but it wasn't originally intended to be one. So it will stay.)

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As a side note, if you have blunt sewing needles, instead of throwing them out, keep them separate from your good ones and keep them for sewing cardstock and such.

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On the inside, you can stamp a greeting.
Or leave it blank.
Or write a note.

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As I said, I had a lot of fun making these. Hope you do too!

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1 comment:

  1. One of those ended up in an envelope for me (and somebody else :)). It was very special - thank you Janel. :)

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