DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello, friends, Happy Valentine’s Day!  I remember “back in the day” when we used to hand out Valentines to all of our classmates in school.  One of my favorite activities in first grade was making and decorating a Valentine’s Day “mailbox” out of a shoe box for classmates to deliver their Valentines.  Today’s craft is only slightly more grown up…  ;)

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I have been wanting to make hand embroidered cards for a while now and decided that Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion.  I created two simple designs that you can easily replicate or get creative and come up with your own!  I also made my own envelopes using another envelope as a template.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • thick, heavy stock paper (I used cardstock and scrapbook paper)
  • scissors
  • pencil (and a good eraser, if you’re like me)
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • glue (for making the envelopes)

After making my envelopes, I determined what measurements I needed for my cards and then cut the paper to size.  Next, it was time to get to work!

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I hope you like my crafty Valentine’s Day cards!  Will you be giving out any Valentine’s this year??

As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi

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