Happy Valentines DAY

Sunday is the big day. The day of sweethearts, love and kisses.

Since I was in my teens I have been making homemade Valentine Cards for favorite friends and family.

I took last year off for no good reason, and sadly not one person made mention of the fact, so I was going to just let it drift to the forgotten, but I enjoy the process and I guess the making of the cards is more for me than for them.

Here are this year’s Valentines Day Cards. I made 14 of them and they are in the mail and should have arrived by now. I hope they enjoy getting them and feel a little loved and special along the way. I do like to get a some recognization, but it is mostly about the making of the cards and thinking about my loved ones.

I found the black cards with envelopes at JoAnn Fabrics. I was looking for something brighter than this black, but I think the black actually worked out better for the cards. I used leftover fused fabrics to cut out the heart shapes and then glued thread “snivels” on top of the fabric. Then I fused the whole heart assembly to the front of the cards. By cutting out the inside shape it went very fast, because I had a positive and a negative shape to decorate with thread. The fun part was adding on the thread “snivel”. Deciding on the color etc… I have LOTS of snivels because of all the hand dyed fabrics that I make.

I went online and found several quotes that I liked about love and friendship and printed out three different ones. That way when I send these to people who might see each others cards they will be different inside as well as outside.  I used a decorative rotary blade in my 45 ml rotary cutter and cut out the quotes and glued them to the inside of the cards. I printed each envelope with the addresses on the computer as well. I think they turned out great.

I used a decorative rotary blade in my 45 ml rotary cutter and cut out the quotes and glued them to the inside of the cards. I printed each envelope with the addresses on the computer as well. I think they turned out great.

I only send these cards to the women in my family and a FEW very select friends. Sorry if you didn’t get one, BUT Happy Valentines DAY to YOU too! 2016valentine12016valentine5 2016valentine3

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4 responses on “Happy Valentines DAY

  1. Pat

    They are fabulous!
    I’ve been making Valentines for my husband for over 40 yrs . My daughter and now grandkids get them too… along with chocolates. For years I used paper, doilies, felt, bits of ribbon and lace then graduated to embroidered ones when I got my first embroidery machine 17 yrs ago. We still pull them out to display every Valentine’s Day and laugh at some of the concoctions. I don’t use envelopes ’cause a lot of them are are the size of a small quilt blocks which we display on dollar store frames. One year I was too sick to make them and bought them at the last minute. As soon as I was well enough though, my family pleaded with me to make up for the missing hand made ones.
    Have a great Valentine’s Day!…my cards are finished and ready to go .

  2. Linda Pearce

    I am a lucky recipient of one of your great cards. BTW. I did notice and missed not getting one last year. So glad you have revived the tradition.

  3. carol meyers

    I just wanted to thank you again for sharing your fabulous talent with the Lansing Capital City Quilt Guild last week. My 2 non-quilter friends, Hedda and Susie, were a bit overwhelmed but loved the workshop, they are now hooked on fusing and fabric.Yeah!!!! Mission accomplished! We all went home truly inspired. Keep passing your lovely spirit around and I’ll see you in Paducah.
    P.S. I just talked with Bonnie Browning in the elevator in Daytona Beach. I’m a real AQS groupie.
    Peace,
    Carol M

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