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.