- Blank Cards (K-Mart $2 for ten)
- 'Borrowed' paint chips or any coloured cardboard
- A glue stick
- A sewing machine (or go here if you don't have one)
- Coloured thread
- A heart paper punch *optional but really handy
- Cut out your shapes and sit them on the card where you want them.
- Put a small dab of glue on the back in the middle (this means is you want to readjust you are less likely to have a glue blob visible at the end) and stick them on.
- Set your sewing machine to a straight, long stitch. (Have a trial on an off cut before you start sewing your cards. If the stitch is too short is will just cut the paper.) Then sew a line from one side to the other making sure that you go over all the bits.
- Tie off the ends and you are done.
- If you miss and go off course like I did in the bottom right card (above) just sew it again. It doesn't matter.
- The card doesn't have to be plain, you can embellish old or boring cards too.
- Be creative, you can always sew fabric hearts, thin paper, felt... the possibilities are endless.
- It's not just for lovey-dovey cards, below is a super simple bunting design.