I purchased some blank cards for an inkjet printer at the dollar store. The package contained six large cards, which I cut in half and sized to fit note card-sized envelopes that I had. Next, I rummaged through my scrap bin and found some small waste blocks from my Duluth Stars quilt.
Once the hearts were traced on the blocks and cut out, I tacked them to the cards with a quick swipe of glue from a glue stick. The prototype was merely machine-basted to the card, but I didn't like it. Then, I tried a decorative feather stitch, which added just enough formality to the card. The stitching even looks good on the inside of the card.
The cards are blank on the inside. I think I will insert some suggested Valentine sentiments on a business card for those who need some inspiration.
And lovely verses, too
To make a Valentine
That's nice enough for you
To the world
You are one person
But to this person
You are the world
(Do you have any suggestions?)
** Note ** Make sure you check your bobbin before you begin and check it often because you do not want to have holes in the card. It is difficult to match the path of the needle on the decorative stitch.
If I can find the right materials, I may make some of the Valentine pins also shown on the purlbee post.