Whatever the occasion; Valentines Day, a wedding, an anniversary or engagement you can't go past a handmade card.
The problem is buying the material can be expensive and making them can be time consuming. Here is a super simple, super quick, super cheap (sounds impressive hey?) card tutorial that anyone can do.
For those of you who don't have sewing machines, check out this hand sewn cardboard tutorial. You will get a different outcome but it is almost cuter. The sewing maching just makes it really quick
- 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.