Valentine Pin Card Tutorial



This weekend I taught a Make & Take on how to make these little lovelies - they're really easy to do and a great way to use up your fabric scraps and all those fun trimming you haven't been able to part with.  I hope you'll try one yourselfI also brought some yummy trifle - check out this post for the recipe.


Materials
·         1 Playing Card
·         1 Scraps of Printed Fabric 2.5” x 3”
·         1 Scrap of Muslin 2.5” x 3”
·         Embellishments buttons, flowers
·         Trimmings ribbon, lace and ric rac
·         Stamps
·         Ink Pads
·         Glue Stick
·         Needle and Embroidery
Thread (optional)
·         Glitter Paint (optional)
·         Sheet of Printable Fabric
*I purchased most of these trims at Michaels.


Step 1.  Determine a Design
Gather your materials and decide how you would like to design your card in the examples shown above, included stamped images and appliquéd hearts your card can include all or just a few of these elements.
 


Step 2. Decorate your Muslin

Once, you’ve figured out your elements you’ll want to add your elements to a scrap of muslin. 
If you plan to appliqué a heart, decide if you want to put some trim in the background and glue it into place, then hand sew your heart onto the muslin.  Sew on any additional embellishments like a button or a paper flower before gluing onto your playing card.

Use quick drying ink to stamp your image onto a piece of muslin embellish with embroidery thread, buttons or  glitter paint.


Step 3.  Glue in Place and add Finishing touches

Once you’ve finished preparing your muslin, use a glue stick to cover one side of the playing card and affix your decorated muslin to the card.

 Add some finishing touches- use the printable fabric to print out some words of affection or encouragement cut them out and glue to your card finish off your card with more trim another piece of fabric glued to the back and a pin (optional).

And there you have it!  The perfect little handmade lovely to wear or give to someone special!  Enjoy!

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