Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Handmade: Valentines

I participated in the Weddingbee Valentine Swap this year, and to be honest, I feel like a gross underachiever.  I thought mine were so cute, until I saw the ones made by just about everyone else.  Anyway, I still think mine were kinda cute, so here goes.

Step 1: Buy lots of pretty pink and red paper from Paper Source.  I used the A2 size in Fuschia, Blossom and  Red.  I also used fancy, flocked paper for texture.

Step 2: Cut into funky shapes. Get out those pinking shears.

Step 3: Sew around the edges  I used the largest zig-zag stitch on my machine.

Step 4: Cut out a heart to tuck into the card.  I taped on a pinked strip of paper for interest.

Step 5: Write something you'd like to read on a Valentine.

Don't worry, it's a blank white card on the back, with plenty of room to write about your undying love for that special someone.

What I learned:  It's hard to sew through 4-5 pieces of cardstock, so for the rest of them, I arranged the pieces so the most layers I'd sew through would be 3.

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