|This one's for the hubby.|
Roses are red, violets are blue...there's nothing as sweet as giving a custom made Valentine's card from you. I love nothing more than making handmade Valentine's cards. It gives you a chance to customize a message and put your own little signature on something that means so much. Here are a few of the cards I'm handing out for V-Day this year and how I put them together.
I purchased one of those large 12x12 designer paper booklets. The 12x12 size is perfect for getting several cards out of each sheet. In order to save on the graphic paper I first cut out plain white card stock and folded the printed paper over it. I only covered the first few inches of the back of the card. It looks like a border and allowed me to make my graphic paper stretch even further for more cards. This particular booklet I used is called "Lost & Found" (sigh....how romantic). It came with 180 sheets and had the shabby chic vintage prints I was looking for. These little notes are so sweet I kind of want to frame them, or mod podge them onto canvas. Hmmmm.....do I hear my next DIY project?
|The word "Valentine's" is rather long. In order to help it fit better on the card I made a wave-like feature by glueing the ends and the middle. It looks like a little flag blowing in the breeze.|
|This one will either be Miss Micaela's birthday card or Valentine's Day card.|
|Oh my gosh. I love my sewing machine stamp.|
|Don't throw away scraps! I used them to help add little "fireworks" to the cards.|
While I've been out post-tonsillectomy I had so many friends and family come by and visit, send texts, cards, even bring food by for my sweet family. I wanted to create a custom card for each of them to let them know how much I appreciated their thoughtfulness. Of course, to put my own little signature on it I used my most favorite stamp of all time; my sewing machine stamp! I appreciate my loved ones "sew" much!
|I found my alphabet stamps at Hobby Lobby.|