Gather your supplies: card stock (white, red, pink); heart punch, glue stick, white glue, sewing machine
Make a card out of the white card stock. Punch hearts out of the red and pink. (This is the perfect way to use up scraps of old paper you have laying around). Oh, wait, I’m the only one who hoards scraps of paper?
When you like the location of the hearts, tack them in place with a dab from the glue stick.
(You don’t have to cement them down…just enough to hold them in place through the sewing machine)
Run the card through the sewing machine, sewing straight(ish) lines up the rows of hearts.
Turn the card over and put a dot of school glue on each of the loose ends. Once the glue is dry, trim the loose threads from the back and front of the card.
Ta-da! You’ve just made a fantastic handmade valentine. Plus, think of all the fun variations you can come up with using different patterned papers and thread colors. Pass them out along with your favorite goodies to your favorite people, or pop one in the mail to surprise a special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Post by Christina Williams of justcallmechris.blogspot.com