Thursday, February 5, 2009

Heartfelt Wishes

Yesterday, I made some Valentine's Day cards for the hospital auxiliary sale. I got my inspiration for these cards from purlbee in this post. The cards shown in the post are nice, but I didn't think they would appeal to adults.

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.

Some ideas:

It takes more than fabric and thread
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.


  1. You are such a clever person...
    How about Happy Valentine's Day

    Smile -- it's contagious

  2. These are really beautiful cards, Nancy! You are so creative! :)

  3. I did see those at Purl Bee, and thought to myself then that if I made them, I'd use glue to attach the hearts rather than sewing them onto the paper.

    Yours look great, Nancy! :-)

  4. Wow are so creative:)) Those cards look great..

    Hope you are staying warm..

    Take care,

  5. those are fantastic cards! I very much like stitching on paper.


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