Thursday, January 8, 2009

For once, I'm ahead of the game...



I don't normally have my Valentine's Day cards made this early. It's usually a day or two before. But I had some ideas in my head and needed to get them on paper before mommy-brain kicked in and I forgot!

I made all of the cards with paper scraps, no freshly cut paper here. For the Hearts & Kisses card I used jewelry wire to create the hanger and attached using some metal glue. It was much easier than what I thought it'd be. The Love cards were made using patterned-paper and felt scraps that my sweet friend Paula gave to me. I found a nice quote for the inside of the card and the flowered paper Paula gave me went perfectly with it. (so did the felt, I love the color combo!)

"Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons."
- Kahil Gibran

I stitched the word Love onto the felt with embroidery floss. I figured out an easy way to sew onto felt or fabric with any freehand wording or art. I'm probably a bit late to game figuring this out, but in case you're wondering how I did it, I'll share... I cut a piece of scrap cardstock slightly smaller than my felt. Then free handed the word Love onto it in marker. Next, I used a paper piercer to punch holes along the word. Lastly, I used adhesive to place on the back side of my felt and stitched away. Having the cardstock on the felt made it much easier to work with; otherwise I would have been fighting between my length of floss and floppy felt. It was sew simple!

6 comments:

mjenningsdesigns said...

These are adoreable! You are so crafty!

paula :: plays with mud said...

you make my scraps happy! you know they're all coming your way!

Tonya A said...

testing...123...testing...123

gqzmommy said...

testing...again...

mjenningsdesigns said...

You motivated me to order some from snapfish last night :-) LOL! That is as close to crafting as I get ;-)

1 Crafty Gal said...

Loooooove these. I love the hanger one. Ohhh, so stinkin cute. BTW, when you comment as Tonya on my blog, if I click on your name it says you don't exist. ?