DIY: Lovely Valentine

I have a pretty little valentine card DIY for you today!  I’ve had this idea in my head for a few weeks and finally got a chance to tackle it this weekend. You’re lucky I got to share it BEFORE Valentine’s Day.  It’s pretty simple, yet so pretty.

You will need: a sewing machine, thread, scissors, some translucent/vellum paper (available at most craft & office supply stores), either pre-made blank cards or your own card stock to make cards.  Optional: a Silhouette SD or a large heart hole punch.

First, you will need to cut out a bunch of small hearts out of your vellum paper.  You can cut them out by hand, but if you have a heart hole punch or a snazzy Silhouette cutting machine that will obviously cut down your time a bit! I have the Silhouette so that is what I used.  I made my cards to 6″ x 4.5″, which fit (15) hearts on them. My hearts measured about 1.5″x1.25″.

This was my first time using my sewing machine to sew on paper, and I was really intimated. Well, it was SUPER simple and I used my normal sewing settings for sewing on fabric. You sew on paper exactly the same you would fabric.

Grab your first heart and line it up with the top right edge of your card, and just keep adding hearts as you move down the line (see picture below).  You will be able to fit 5 hearts in each column – don’t worry if they overlap a tad, it won’t matter! Repeat for the other 2 columns.

And voila! You’ll have a super cute valentine. Mess around with different colors, prints, designs, etc.  Here are a few different ones I made:

My favorite is just the vellum hearts on the kraft paper, plain and simple. Love love!  Let me know if you try to make these, I would love to see what other people come up with!


11 responses to “DIY: Lovely Valentine

  1. I REALLY need to get my sewing machine repaired!

    My fave is the final one.

  2. My favourite is also the last one. So cute!

    This makes me really want to get a sewing machine!

  3. What a great idea:) I like the kraft paper too.

  4. Love your new blog…..sooo cute!!!

  5. Gorgeous! So clean and simple. Anyone would love to be on the receiving end of a valentine like THIS!

  6. This is such a great idea! I’m definitely going to steal it for a card for my husband. Thanks so much!

  7. What a fantastic idea! It turned out so cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Wooooah! I was planning on doing a Valentine DIY exactly like this one this year! I’m glad that you did it because it looks so beautiful! I love stitched and appliqued cards 😀

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