I thought I would share of my past valentine creations this week starting with these cards from last year. I’m particularly proud of them because I got to use up fabric scraps AND sew on paper, which is a weirdly satisfying thing to do…it feels almost naughty. they are pretty simple and it’s probably pretty obvious how to make them but indulge me while I share what how I went about it.
I started by ironing my fabric scraps (cut cleanly using my trusty clear ruler, rotary cutter, and cutting mat) onto freezer paper. freezer paper is this crazy stuff with paper on one side and a waxy coating on the other side and it just so happens that it sticks to fabric superbly when ironed. you can find it in the grocery store, sometimes it requires a bit of hunting but most places seem to carry it. I used the freezer paper to stabilize the fabric so that my cutting and tracing could be more precise. next, I traced some hearts using cookies cutters onto the fabric using a fabric marking tool to make uniform heart shapes.
after cutting out my hearts, I peeled off the freezer paper and held them in place while I sewed them onto the paper. you can’t really pin through the paper without actually making things more difficult and/or sloppy. other than that, it’s just regular sewing, except it makes a cute punch-y sound while you sew. I used alphabet stamps and standard stamping ink to print the letters.
easy-peasy. and, so cute and modern looking…in my humble opinion. I had a few clear vellum envelopes leftover from some other card-making escapade and I especially liked how those looked when you could see through to the card as below.
What a great way to use special scraps. I never knew that freezer paper trick, thanks!