A Double Valentine – For You and Someone You Love
There’s enough stress in life. Planning for Valentine’s day doesn’t have to add another layer of stress. That’s where the Valentine Fabric Card comes in.
How do you like the idea of having a double valentine gift in one shot? When I say “double valentine”, I mean a valentine you give that gives back to you.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to get that for yourself with the Valentine Fabric Card.
Previously, I introduced the idea of creating fabric cards to actualize your ideas to you. The size of fabric cards make them easy for you to experiment, try out ideas and be playful. All of these are important for developing creatively.
Today, I want to show how to create another fabric card. This one is for Valentine’s day. From a few simple supplies you already have around your home, you can add some creativity to your life, reduce stress, and make the recipient of your card feel truly special.
This is a project you can do by yourself, with your children or grandchildren, with a group of kids at camp, or kids in a classroom, with seniors in their senior centers or their retirement communities. It’s a simple, fun and inexpensive project for all ages.
Here we go:
Valentine Fabric Card Supplies
- All-purpose Glue
- Marbled fabric (Or other pretty fabric)
- A pair of scissors
- Cut-out fabric flowers (Or other embellishments)
- Plain greeting card (Or cardstock folded in two)
- Plain envelope
Here’s a little note about the supplies above.
The first note is about the fabric.
The fabric is the star of this project. Marbled fabrics have really beautiful patterns and work very well in this project. ( Want to learn how to marble fabrics? Learn how to marble fabrics here). Having said that you can use any beautiful fabric for this project.
The second is the cut-out fabric flowers
I drew the flowers and colored them with fabric markers then cut them out. You can do the same, or alternatively, use a fabric that already has flowers in it and cut out a few flowers for this project. I used three flowers in total.
Okay, now let’s get to it.
Creating The Valentine Fabric Card
Cut out about half of the front cover of the greeting card as shown above.
Hold on to this half heart, we’re going to use it as a template to cut out a couple of heart shapes.
Both the outer front cover and inside front cover are looking nice now. We’ve got ourselves a reversible fabric heart.
That’s it. We’re done with the card. You can add text to it in your own handwriting, or use a stencil or stamps.
Creating The Valentine Fabric Envelope
The envelope is usually an afterthought. When you’re choosing a card to send to a loved one, the last thing you look at is the envelope. Right? You want to go straight to the card and look at the cover and see the words inside. However, although, the envelope is the last thing you think about when you’re sending a card, it’s the first thing the receiver notices even before they see the card and read the words.
So, I do like to spend time on the crafting a beautiful envelope just as I do with the greeting card itself.
So, here’s how we’re going to transform this plain envelope.
Now when the recipient receives your card, they’ll not have to wait to open the envelope before they know how special they are. They can tell right from the bat. And that’s a really good feeling.
Every time I make a fabric card for someone the reaction is the same. They find it so thoughtful and they cherish the card like a piece of artwork or heirloom. I’ve never seen one tossed into the trash. People appreciate the effort and the thought that goes into making them a card by hand.
So, there you have it.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? What variation of this will you create as you explore your own creativity? Who do you plan on doing this project with?
Love yourself and supercharge your own creativity by making a valentine fabric card. Then, express your love for someone by giving them the card you make. It’s a win-win.
And don’t forget to take it further by making it a triple win-win-win. Share this project with someone who will enjoy doing it with their own loved ones. Spread the love.
PS: Post your projects on social media and tag me, so that I can see your lovely work.