I wanted to share with you some Valentines.
I needed some needles the other day.
I 'm not sure where they go but they do seem to disappear.
In my sewing stash, I came across some needles in envelopes.
I usually keep them on my magnetic pin holder.
Instead of throwing the envelope out I thought I could do something with it.
The window in front makes a nice pocket frame.
Here is a postcard from my Ellen Clapsaddle collection.
I would love to share with you! This sweet little boy was my inspiration.
First I scan and save my postcards.
Then you can print your picture to any size.
For my cut-outs I used printer paper.
I removed the needles.
I measured the inside space of envelope.
I used a piece of scrapbook paper folded in half.
Then fussy cut my boy from the background.
Did you know nail polish works just like paint ?
It can give dimensions to your art.
I added a ribbon pull tab.
Then glued same vintage lace scraps to the back.
When you pull the tab,
your message will be hidden inside.
Another, with a similar insert.
I punched a hole in the top of the valentine
and added a bit of lace.
The knot of lace stops at the top.
The 'flower' on the top is a
book page circle crinkled with a button center.
Decorate as much or as little as you like.
The last one was a full size postcard printed on cardstock.
I used the sewing machine to stitch around the sides.
I liked the way it pulled in on the corners!
I saved this stamp off some junk mail I received-
The imperfect stitches make it unique!
Just a simple card,
the back has space to leave a love note!
Well, I just wanted to share these with you-
I hope you enjoyed your time here today.
xo Lisa S