Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday Favorites: Valentine’s Cards

Forgive my horrible writing and linking… I’ve learned so much in three months. But I wanted to share this project with my new readers.


Sew, mama sew has an incredibly inspiring tutorial and contest for Valentine's Day. So I decided to participate, as I was just that inspired. I decided to do Valentine's Day cards from my 14 month old twin sons to the special people in their lives (mostly grandparents and such). Each card is two layers of fabric on the front and one layer of fabric on the back with two layers of stabilizer inside, as I embroidered each side independently and then sewed them together. The two layers for the front allowed me to embroider a monster on the underneath layer that then appears to be ripping through to the front. Each envelope is two layers (with the exception of the green one). I machine-embroidered the cards using files from I LOVE their work. It stitches out so perfectly each time. The monsters on the backs of the cards are actually stuffies, but I turned them into appliqués for this project. I did one monster for each of my twins, though I didn't try to match the monsters too much to my actual sons. :)

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Set #2

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Set #3

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Set #4

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Set #5

2-11-2010 215 2-11-2010 216 I don't really care if I win, though it would be cool. I really enjoyed making them. I also got to thinking about how easy it would be to make them out of quilter's layer cakes, since they are already laser cut into 10" squares, which is PERFECT for the envelopes. Then you'd just have to cut down the pieces for the cards, which wouldn't be that big of a deal. Getting the envelopes perfectly square is the hardest and most important part. If that first square isn't ideal, then you'll end up with weird envelopes.... don't ask how I know this. Maybe I'll post pictures of that some other time :).

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janimal said...

They are completely fabulous! Very very nice. And I am now inspired to have a go at fabric cards. Thanks!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Ohhh my goodness, I just adore your beautiful fabric embroidered Valentine cards!!! What a great idea...I have never seen anything like it before! You are such a creative and talented lady! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us for Sunday Favorites this week...such a treat, my friend!!!

I'm so sorry about being so late to get by for a visit but I've been so busy trying to get caught up after being away all weekend! Sure enjoyed your post though!!!

Have a wonderful week...
Chari @Happy To Design


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