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Valentine Greeting Cards

These eye-catching Valentine's Day Greeting Cards are a fresh twist on the idea of embroidered greeting cards. We used Freestanding Lace hearts as an insert for a unique final product.

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You will need

  • stitch-outs of FSL Battenberg Hearts, sets I or II,
  • cardstock or thick paper,
  • Scotch self-seal laminating sheets,
  • craft knife,
  • ruler and graphic pencil.

The Scotch self-seal laminating sheets are available in office supply departments and stores or at Amazon.com. Other self-laminating products might work, but we have only worked with the Scotch product.

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Cut the paper for the cards into rectangles measuring 6" x 10 1/2". Fold them in half.

On the front panel of the card, mark a rectangle that can accomodate your stitch-out. For my stitch-outs I needed an opening of about 3" high and 3 3/4" wide.

Using a craft knife and ruler, cut out the opening.

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Take a self-adhesive laminating sheet, cut out two rectangles: one should be the size of the card (6" x 5 1/4") and one should be the size of the opening (3" x 3 3/4").

Following the manufacturer's instructions, remove the protective layer and adhere the larger rectangle to the interior of the card. The sheet should go over the opening.

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Close the card. Position a heart stitch-out on the sticky surface of the laminating sheet. Press with your fingers to adhere to the sheet.

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Then remove the protective layer from the smaller rectangle and place it over the lace heart inside the opening.

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In this way, you seal the stitch-out between 2 layers of laminating sheet.

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Alternatively, you can make a card with a heart-shaped opening. With a graphic pencil, trace the heart you are going to use on the front panel of the card.

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Cut out the shape with a craft knife. Do not discard the heart shape you have cut out, use it as a template to cut the shape from laminating sheet.

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Laminate the interior of the card.

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Press the stitch-out to the sticky surface from the front of the card. Then seal it with the heart-shaped laminating sheet.

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The cards are done. Enjoy!

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Back to FSL Battenberg Heart Set I or FSL Battenberg Heart Set II

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