I am dedicating these TWO designs to my friend Susan Phillips! Read below.
Very good friend is from Fairbanks Alaska, owner of a Baby Lock
Dealership, Blue Ribbon Sew N Vac. She was just given the best
new...remission from Lymphoma!!!!
Let's celebrate and send her love! The color of Ribbon is Lime Green.
Last year I did a guest blog on the Craftsy website and showed how to create Valentine's day Day cards.
Hope you enjoy again this year!!
Show someone you love them with just a few stickers, a little bit of paper and your embroidery
machine! That’s right, we’re stitching in-the-hoop on paper! You’re
going to fall in love with in-the-hoop gifts once you see how fast and
fun stitching up these greeting cards can be!
Today, I’m sharing with you a few great tricks on working
with paper to get the best results on your Valentine’s Day card. It’s
sure to make your sweetheart fall in love with you all over again.
8” square (or large enough to fit the hoop) sticky stabilizer, such as the Bosal Stick and Peel
4 ½” square iron-on batting, such as the Bosal Fusible Batting
Size 11 embroidery needle
40wt embroidery thread in top and 60wt bobbin thread
2 print scrapbook paper 8 ½” by 11”
2 solid scrapbook cardstock weight paper 8 ½” by 11”
Double stick adhesive dispenser for scrapbooking
Glue pen or glue stick for fabric
Valentine’s Day stickers
Envelope to put card in (optional)
Hoop with a 4” by 4” hoop (100mm by 100mm)
Straight pin (for perforating the sticky stabilizer)
Basic sewing supplies
Now, lets make a Valentine!
Step 1: Prepare embroidery materials
From one of the solid cardstock pieces, cut a 5” square.
With a dry iron press the fusible side of the iron-on batting to the
wrong side of the cardstock square.
Note: You can also use iron-on woven interfacing, except the batting gives a little plushness to the card.
Step 2: Embroidery
Hoop sticky stabilizer and use straight pin to perforate
the paper. Peel paper away to reveal the adhesive. Place the cardstock
square centered within the hoop.
Note: It is a good idea to change your embroidery needles every 6-8 hours of use. Save those old needles for paper.
Once embroidery is complete, remove hoop from machine, stabilizer from
hoop. Cut 4 to 5 angles to create a unique shape to frame your
Step 3: Decorate top
Fold the second piece of solid cardstock in half widthwise.
This is the main card. Cut one of the printed papers 3” tall x the
width of the front. Use the double stick adhesive dispenser on the wrong
side along all four edges of the printed paper. Place the print paper
aligning edges along top corners of the front.
Step 4: Decorate middle
Cut second piece of print paper so it is on angle. Trace
the paper from the wrong side with mechanical pencil and cut on drawn
line with scissors. Use the double stick adhesive dispenser on the wrong
side along all four edges. Place the print paper aligning edges along
Note: All prints will vary, find what works best
for your card. Card below from the upper top right down measures ½” –
from the bottom right corner measures up 2”.
Step 5: Embroidered piece
Use fabric glue stick on wrong side of embroidered piece.
Use the sticky borders to cover all sides of the embroidered piece.
Step 6: Stickers and pocket
Audition stickers before permanently placing them. Once in
LOVE with your card, firmly press the stickers down. With the leftover
front top paper you can make a pocket inside for candy.
Measures 3” square. Use the sticky borders on three sides
leaving the top open for the candies to go inside. Use more stickers
inside your card to complete the look.
Once you have finished decorating your In The Hoop Valentines Day
card you will want to make more, I promise. They are lots of fast, fun,
and easy to create!
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Who doesn't LOVE falling in love or watching someone else find true
LOVE! Young or old one can never tire of a good love letter or a dozen
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Many of us have had PE Design or Palette for YEARS. Taken classes, bought tutorials, and played with it. Yet, it still sits in the box or remains useless. I myself have written many of those lesson plans, taught those classes and played hundred of hours with it.
I gotta tell you, I am THRILLED to see Craftsy just
released a class featuring Cynthia Hogan the Expert in this program who
has been using this and teaching this program for "EVER" and it is
Watch the trailer, take the class and you will NOT regret ONE second
of it. I am already into the third lesson and enjoying so many of her tips.
Get out your computer, take notes, and Have yourself a CREATIVE DAY,