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Tutorial Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Card

February 2, 2010

By nature, I’m not especially romantic. I’m not one of those girls who’s ever daydreamed about her wedding, and I despise most romantic comedies. But since Valentine’s Day is coming up and I know my Valentine will appreciate it, I made him a card. If you’d like to make one, too, I’ve hidden it from him behind the cut, so click the link.

Materials:
Cardstock (8.5″ by 11″ sheet)
Embroidery thread
Needle
Scissors
Glue stick

Methods:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock about 4.25 by 5.5 inches.

2. Sketch out your design with pencil on the back side. This means that any text needs to be backwards.

3. With your needle, outline your design by poking holes the length you want your stitches to be. Make sure not to put the holes too close together, otherwise you’ll tear the paper when you pull the needle and thread through, and then those stitches will be twice as long. This happened to me in a couple of places.

4. Thread your needle with the embroidery thread, knot the end, and starting from the side you’ve drawn your design, start stitching.

5. Continue until you’ve stitched the whole design, then repeat with the letters.

5. Take the rest of your cardstock and cut a piece that’s the same width but twice as long as your stitched piece. In my case this is 8.5 by 5.5 inches.

6. Fold the paper card-style.

7. Using the gluestick, glue the stitched paper to the front of the folded card.

8. Write something sweet and sappy inside, like, “Valentine, you’ve got my heart all stitched up.” Or, if you don’t have a special someone, you could modify the card to add “BFFs” between the initials and give the card to your best friend.

Whip up some homemade chocolate truffles (they’re actually pretty easy to make!) and you’ve got yourself a nice Valentine’s Day gift.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2010 6:50 pm

    That is super cute! Thanks tons for the great idea, I’ll be linking.

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