Valentines always seem to be a bit punny in nature. And if they come in fun shapes, even better. With those thoughts in mind, I have three sewing themed Valentines today that I made with the new Stitched Primitive Heart Die that I have releasing this month with Papertrey Ink. It also gave me the opportunity to show you the different looks you can get with this one die collection. Because...you know me...I had to build in some versatility.
First up, just a basic heart. It's stamped with the classic Everyday Button Bits. Man, it's been awhile since I pulled that out! Still fun. The buttons go with the sewing theme.
Take note, a bias stitch is even. So where you start and where you stop, there is no hiccup in the pattern. Makes the paper Valentines easy to make.
There are two sizes of hearts included in the Stitched Primitive Heart Collection. One nests inside the other and there is a corresponding "hole-only" die for the smaller heart. So you can do things like this Valentine. And like the one before, the holes are even for a bias stitch on the smaller heart too.
This one has a pocket to stuff with a note or a small piece of candy. I'm thinking a lollipop would be great here. Also, if you can get a small pair of child's scissors at a decent price, this can be a scissor keeper too. :)
Stamps from Quilter's Sampler, Stitched Alphabet, Happy Hearts, and Stitched with Love keep my sewing theme alive. There are a lot of great sewing stamps with PTI. I've not even used them all. If you are gifting a felt item for Valentine's Day, a matching card like this would be really cute.
So that pocket? You can see here how the pocket-making die works. On the left is how you position the die on a previously cut heart. It cuts across and adds holes the edge. The backer is sized to fit perfectly at a certain spot on the heart, so you can duplicate with perfect results every time. Easy!
You can take all three of these variations and apply them to your felt projects. There might be a few heart ornaments before the holidays are done for me.
I'll be back tomorrow with a few more projects. I've got my Charmed stamp set and have been having fun coming up with some different ways to use it. Can't wait to show you.
More Valentine's inspiration can be linked through Nichole's blog. And all the new December products will be available very soon...tomorrow night at 10 PM EST they go live. Happy shopping!