Will You Be Mine, Valentine?

24 Jan

I love sending cards to my family for most every holiday. Sometimes I pick them up at a local shop – this one is my personal favorite – but other times I prefer to make them myself. And what better time for a labor of love than Valentine’s Day?

Besides, there’s nothing weird, obnoxious, or bizarre about a 30 year old woman hand-making valentines. Nope. Not. At. All.

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1. Sketch out your ideas. If you need help with drawing things out, I’d recommend creating a template and then tracing it onto the card for easy guidance.

I created heart templates. I have the arm muscle development of a T-Rex, so my artistic talents are greatly affected. I need all the help I can get.

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2. Using your thumb tack, punch holes along sketch lines. Erase any pencil marks that might show through, but don’t worry about pencil lines if you are doing a back-stitch on the cards.

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3. Embroider away!

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4. Mail to those you love. Or those you want to impress, if that’s your thing. Whatever. I’m not here to judge.

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2 Responses to “Will You Be Mine, Valentine?”

  1. jenniferotey January 25, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    These are gorgeous!!

    • tealandtulle January 25, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Thank you, Jennifer! They were so much fun to make, too.

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