Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Vintage Needle Envelope Valentines

Hi Friend!

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.

Thank you!
xo Lisa S


  1. Awesome cards, such a creative way to use the vintage needle envelope.

    1. Thank you Colo Junkett ! It's so great to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

  2. I just love these cards! I am forever losing my needles too but I love the needle holder-so cute!

    1. Michele, I bought some needles that have an open top that you don't thread. You put the thread over the head of the needle and give a little tug. I forget what they are called..but they really work.
      I can't thread needles any more ha ha !
      xo Lisa S

  3. Adorable! If it is an ugly packet, I bet you could gently unglue it and turn it inside out, then reglue it! I love vintage cards and appreciate you sharing this image!

    1. Kathy, Thank you. I love the inside out idea. I use that on other envelopes too!
      xo Lisa S

  4. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday!

  5. These are so cute and creative! We have my mom's old sewing machine from the '60s, and I think there were some needle packets in there, so now I'm off to look! I'm happy to tell you I'll be featuring this at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow!

  6. Lisa, walking into one of your blog posts is like walking back in time. But only better, because the collections are put to really good use! These are precious!

  7. These are just lovely, what a fun way to use a needle packet.
    Just FYI if your needles are disappearing do check out your pincushion if you use one. Take everything out and then GENTLY squeeze, I usually find at least 10 - 12 needles hiding inside, they go right inside and you don't even know they are there!

    1. Julie, I'm going to take your advise and hunt for my missing needles! Great idea.
      xo,Lisa S


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