Valentine Fabric Scrap Card…

I've never dabbled in card making, or any kind of paper crafts before. I've been making some of Mr. Charmer's Valentine Gifts and decided it would be fun to make a Valentine Fabric Scrap Card for him.

Valentine Fabric Scrap Card

It was an easy card to make and it was a good project to use some of my Valentine fabric scraps.

I used a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white card stock, and cut it down to 7 x10.
Fold the card in half.

white cardstock with heart

Trace a heart (2 1/2 x 2 1/2") on the front side.
Cut out with an Exacto knife, and use a emery board to smooth any ruff spots.

Next I cut/sewed together different size fabric scraps in kind of a Lincoln Log quilt pattern.

fabric squares

The first two squares were 6/8 x 6/8.  Just started added larger squares until I ended up with a square about 3 inches.

fabric square

I played with the fabric placement in the card and decided to angle the fabric.

Valentine Fabric Scap Card

Secure it inside using glue stick.

Valentine Fabric Scrap Card

I traced a dotted line 1/4" outside the heart (I was a little heavy handed in my tracing).

Valentine Heart

Hand stitched around the heart using embroidery floss (six strands). I  think I need to work on my hand stitching a bit.  I forgot to take a picture but I but a thin paper lining inside to hide the back of the heart when opened.

Valentine Fabric Scrap Card

A simple card, but I know Mr. Charmer will love it.

Have you been making any cards lately?

Hope to see all your Creative Inspiration Sunday at Sunday's Best Par.tay #55.

Savvy Southern StyleCommon Ground

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Comments

  1. Hi Cathy,
    I am new to your blog. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Bo. My heart goes out to you!!
    Love the card!!
    xo Kris

  2. A handmade card means so much more. My husband hates to think of me "wasting" money on a card for him. I had an aunt who once handpainted every single Christmas card she sent out. Treasures!

  3. This is so cute Cathy and I'm sure it will be appreciated. No card making for me in a long, long time. I have good intentions though.

  4. This is adorable ! And quite romantic! :)

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