Hearts Stitched Together | A Handmade Valentine.

Alison from The Alison Show and The Little Tiny has you covered this Valentine's Day. She has arranged for 7 bloggers/crafters/artisans to contribute to her Share The Love campaign. Have you seen her line up? Day One and Day Two were amazing and I know there are going to be more great projects coming your way.


I realize we've been talking a lot about children's Valentines lately so for today's project, I stitched up this card with you in mind. To begin, you'll want to download and print the card pattern. You'll also need to gather a needle, embroidery floss (in the color of your choice) and scissors.

You can download the "Hearts Stitched Together" Valentine pattern here.


There are two cards on each page so you will want to start by cutting your paper in half.


Using your needle, poke holes through the card on each of the light gray dots.


Stitch the paper as you would if you were using aida cloth. To make your stitches look more uniform half-stitch an entire row, then go back and finish each stitch. I generally stitch bottom left to upper right and then finish the "X" going from bottom right to upper left. (see images below for examples)



When you've finished your stitching use a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold in your card.



These cards are very quick to make and would be a sweet little gesture for those you love. They are also a nice project for crafty inclined children.

Be sure to follow along with the Alison and the rest of the contributors to Share the Love right here

Happy February, friends!


44 comments:

  1. Danyelle these are gorgeous! You have such a talent for making simplistically beautiful things. Can't wait to make some. Thank you for sharing them.

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  2. You've done it again! Absolutely beautiful!

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  3. so completely darling! Will have to make one for sure. and I completely agree with Alison about the grace and class. You're a wonder :)

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  4. This is really cute. As an alternative, I bought Muppets cards and taped a sucker to them. DON'T JUDGE ME.

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  5. I cannot get over these. LOVE!

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  6. Eye Spy "Ballet Slippers"?!

    These are perfect! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to make them!

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  7. I love these. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I was hoping you would share these on your blog! I am definitely going to give this a try. Thanks!!

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  9. These are wonderful! In my family, I'm the "little seamstress." These will be perfect valentines :) Fantastic!

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  10. Too cute! I'll have to make this one. Thank you.

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  11. These are so adorable! I am a super craft novice and wanted to know what type of paper you printed the pattern onto? Just any ol' card stock?

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  12. Adorable as usual! I'm such a fan of cross-stitch; it makes everything look so cute. And I'm in love with your paper cutter.

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  13. This is so darling! I love the design and it's cross-stitched look!!

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  14. These are great. Can't wait to make a couple.

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  15. My sister would love this! She's in a cross-stitching frenzy. I may just leave the fun part for her...:)

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  16. I would love to sew some of this...!!!

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  17. I am in love with this!! Thank you so much for sharing! I featured it on my blog today!

    http://www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  18. So cute and simple to make :) I just made one and it's absolutely wonderfull :) Thank you for the template!

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  19. I am going to make these this year.Love them. :D
    Thanks for sharing.

    www.licenciaparacoser.blogspot.com

    Ana

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  20. Great cards! Thanks for sharing. I will make some with my 8 year old daughter.

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  21. Thank you for sharing this pattern!

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  22. Those are so sweet. I love the paper cutter. I used to work at a photography studio that had a gigantic one. I'd always use it for things.
    <3

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  23. ♥ it!

    Jessica :)

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  24. Thanks for the template! I made one to send to a couple who just got engaged :)

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  25. wow, this is so cute!
    and kinda easy thing to do! :)

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  26. Hi :)

    I pointed out this post on here and there from last week: http://rafaribeiiro.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/daqui-e-dali-17.html

    Checks there: D

    kisses ♥

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  27. What type of paper have you used for the card? - Carole in Phx

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  28. Beautiful @ so cute!

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  29. I posted about this on Babble. I hope that is ok? http://www.babble.com/home/10-free-valentine-printables/#hearts-stitched-together


    Rachelle

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  30. Hola!!! Eres un ángel, haré esta tarjeta tal cual Penélope :-*

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  31. Super, die mache ich zum Muttertag!
    Danke!
    Helene und Co

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  32. Thank you so much for this! I loved it so much I made one for my husband and blogged about here http://home-hearted.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-for-hubby.html

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  33. Thanks for sharing!

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