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