I hope you all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day and do something nice for yourself!
Here is this year’s card and I’ll show you a few step outs of how I made it.
I started by printing out the word LOVE in a few different fonts on fused fabric. I left the fusible paper on the fabric after I fused it and then cut that fabric to 8.5″ x 11″ so it would fit in my printer. Of course if you own a Cricuit or something similar you could do even more elaborate designs then just my little heart.
Here is the example of the font that I choose and an example of a failed print sheet.
Once I had the fabric printed with the words I cut out the heart shapes and fused them to a larger piece of background fabric. I layered that fabric with batting and a backing fabric and machine stippled it all over with pink rayon thread. Once it was quilted I used a decorative rotary blade, like a wavy blade or pinking blade in my rotary cutter, and cut out rectangle shapes that were smaller than my card stock.
I placed each rectangle on a ready made folding card and stitched around the outside edge to secure them to the front of the card. About half way through I decided to just stitch around the heart shape on the last several cards (top left). I liked that better.
I went on the internet and found a few different Valentine quotes that I liked and printed those out. Again I used my decorative rotary blade to cut out the quotes and used double sided tape to add these messages to the inside of each card. I also used a black sharpie marker to date them on the back of each card.
I made 20 cards this year and it only took me an afternoon to complete them all. I also keep a data sheet of all the address I want to send these to and then printed the labels with some symbol art added to each label.
It’s fun, and I enjoy the process of creating something unique each year.
Happy Heart Day! ♥