Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tutorial: Fluttering Hearts Valentine

Happy February! Are you thinking about Valentine's Day yet? 
To celebrate a new month, here's a tutorial for a sweet, simple valentine.

 Gather your supplies: card stock (white, red, pink); heart punch, glue stick, white glue, sewing machine

Make a card out of the white card stock. Punch hearts out of the red and pink. (This is the perfect way to use up scraps of old paper you have laying around). Oh, wait, I'm the only one who hoards scraps of paper? When you like the location of the hearts, tack them in place with a dab from the glue stick. (You don't have to cement them down...just enough to hold them in place through the sewing machine).

Run the card through the sewing machine, sewing straight(ish) lines up the rows of hearts.

Turn the card over and put a dot of school glue on each of the loose ends. Once the glue is dry, trim the loose threads from the back and front of the card.

Gently peel up each heart and fold down the center.
Ta-da! You've just made a fantastic handmade valentine.
Pass them out along with your favorite goodies to your favorite people.


Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Such a cute project.

Mia said...

I love how simply beautiful this project is! Thank you for the tutorial! :)

stephanie. said...

new follower! loving everything i see. =)

Ashley Hasty said...

I wish I could sew. This looks so easy minus the sewing. I really need to learn!

<3 Ashley
ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

km said...

My favorite kinda valentine--- from the MOST WONDERFUL designer around!!! These are so pretty. I can just imagine whoever gets this card will save it forever.