5/6/11

mother's day part 1


For the next 3 days I am going to be sharing my handmade Mother's Day presents with you. Like I've said before, I wish I could share the presents I made before Mother's Day, but I don't want to ruin the surprise for my mom, who reads this blog. 

Since my grandmas don't read my blog, I can share what they are getting. 

I made this simple note card set for my grandma on my mom's side. She sends me little cards once in a while, so I thought she would like some new stationary. 


They were so simple to make, but I think they are so charming. 

I punched out hearts out of scrapbook paper and sewed them down directly to the card. 


A couple tips for sewing them:
  • Just like sewing with fabric, backstitching helps the thread not to come undone. I backstitched at the top of the first heart and bottom of the last heart. 
  • I used a ruler to draw a little chalk line on the paper so that when I was lining my hearts up to sew them down I had a guide to line them up perfectly. 

I made two each of 3 designs - a total of six note cards in this little set. 


If you like, you can fold the hearts up for a slight 3-d effect.


Package them up with some twine, and you have a lovely little Mother's Day (or any day) present!



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8 comments:

  1. These are very, very sweet! :)

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  2. These are lovely!! And so easy to make :-)

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  3. adorable and simple! your grandma will love them. i make cards, so this idea will be next on my "to-do" list.

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  4. My niece goes away to summer camp each year and we try to make card for her to write us letters. We have sewn cards before, but I really like your little hearts.

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  5. These are really pretty! I love handmade cards. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-favorite-thangs.html

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  6. Hey Allison just wanted to let you know that I made some of these cards myself and linked back to this post. Check them out here:
    http://kerraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/rainbow-hearts-cardpack-for-my-sis.html

    I love this idea!!

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