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.
You will need
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then remove the protective layer from the smaller rectangle and place it over the lace heart inside the opening.
In this way, you seal the stitch-out between 2 layers of laminating sheet.
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.
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.
Laminate the interior of the card.
Press the stitch-out to the sticky surface from the front of the card. Then seal it with the heart-shaped laminating sheet.
The cards are done. Enjoy!