Posts Tagged ‘Stitching Paper’

Make someone’s Valentine’s Day this year with a DIY card!

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate-roses-overpriced-dinner-with-a-side-of-forced-romanticism version of Valentine’s Day, but I *am* a huge fan of any reason to make things out of paper…and telling people that I love how much I love them.

And so, I got a bunch of photos printed from a recent trip to chilly Saskatchewan and some cardstock from The Paper Place. They were supposed to be cards, but I forgot to pick up envelopes, so they’re now postcards! Easy-peasy.

I pulled out my sewing machine and stitched the photo to the paper, and stitched on a heart to commemorate V-Day, but if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can always glue the photos on, or use pretty washi tape instead.

I also woke up the other morning with a burning need to make a pop-up card (it happens!!), and Valentine’s Day happened to be the perfect excuse for a little x-acto creating.

I used a quote from “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, stitched the cover on thick cold-pressed paper and got the apple popping right out of the card on the inside.

The perfect accompaniment for V-Day apple pie, non?

Lindsay Zier-Vogel: