Super Simple Homemade Valentine's Cards

There is nothing more stressful than realizing that you have forgotten to make cards for important people.  This year I bought Valentine's Day cards for my son to sign and hand out to his friends.  He some how got into them early and there was no longer enough to hand out to his 2 teachers (and his principal and vice principal as he had wanted to! :) )

Being strapped for time this week, I knew I had to whip up 4 cards that were easy to make but yet super fun too!  So I came up with these super, simple cards...

Quilted Hearts
Here's how to make them:

  1. Die cut 4 identically shaped hearts out of 4 different patterned papers.
  2. Holding ALL 4 hearts lined up together in one hand, cut them into 4 different pieces with scissors. (This could be done with 3 hearts and 3 cuts or 2 hearts and 2 cuts! EASY PEASY!)
  3. Assemble each heart so that you have one of each patterned paper as part of the heart.  I put a piece of tape across the back of the pieces of each heart to hold them together while adhered them down.
  4. OPTIONAL:  Adhere them to another slightly larger heart die cut.  I used a slightly larger scalloped edge die for mine.
  5. Stitch the edges where your patterned papers meet.  If you don't have time to sew, use a fine tipped marker and make faux stitches instead!
  6. Adhere your patchwork heart to your card and stamp a simple greeting!  I used the "Happy Valentine's Day!" greeting from the Flourishes "Token of My Affection" stamp set.
Here are the other 3 cards I produced using this technique...

I hope you enjoyed this super easy tutorial.  Try adapting your shape to a star, a circle or even a simple square!  I hope you try it yourself. 


Supplies: 
stamps: Flourishes 
cardstock: Flourishes
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento
accessories: thread.
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5 comments:

  1. Nicely done!! I like the idea a lot and using faux stitching would be the way to go for me. Thanks again for the idea and the time saver tip!

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  2. Thats a really easy way to duplicate any sort of card, not just a heart, thanks Ally

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  3. These are fantastic! I love the papers you used and your stitching! The scallop mat is just perfect! So pretty!

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  4. AWWW...Alli...this is such a sweet idea! Love this idea and your card! Hugs ~S~

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.