I thought that I would share a cute little Valentine's Day project for you all. I use my Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter for this but you could easily draw a hear template and use that instead. These are my snow-globe fabric postcards with Valentine's confetti encased in a plastic covering. When you shake the post-cards the confetti actually moves around! I hope that you enjoy my little tutorial and consider sending some of these extra special cards out to your loved ones! I was going to save this post for Valentine's Day but if you want to make a few of these to send out you'll need it ahead of time - so here it is!
Cut a 6" x 4" piece of white fabric for the front and one for the back of the card. Also, cut a 6" x 4" piece of Timtex or Stiffy for the middle of your card.
Lapel Stick hat worked really well to stick the fabrics down to the back ground fabric.
Note if you would like to read my review of Lapel Stick you can see it here!
Go or the Heart die you can make a template and cut this out with scissors. The vinyl I purchased in a regular fabric store in a medium weight. the vinyl went through the die without any problems at all - I did one layer at a time since it was so slippery!
Lapel Stick again to arrange the hearts on the cards in a pleasing order.
Then I got out my stock of beads and confetti! Here is were the fun really starts since you really get to play arts and crafts.
I buy my confetti at Dollar Stores where they stock it seasonally; or, you can get it at a Party store pretty much year round. I just love all the little hearts and cupids that you can get. Too sweet!
Push the confetti to the center of the heart. This is very important because you don't want that confetti falling into your sewing machine! Don't worry it will spread out when we are finished.
You may need to use your stiletto in this step to help keep the vinyl down.
I wish I could show you a picture of me shaking the card LOL the confetti really moves around inside the heart. I guess you'll just have to trust me. But, you can see that the confetti has spread out around the heart now.
Use a Sharpie to address your cards right on the fabric and put on a stamp. Take them to your post office to be hand canceled.
If you'd like to see my other fabric postcard tutorial you can go to my Crazy Patch Fabric Postcards post. There you can see the clear envelopes that I use and how I add a hanger onto the cards. I thought that it might be repetitive if you have been reading my blog for a while.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Valentine's snow-globe cards! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here! I absolutely love to hear from you all and I try to answer every question. If you enjoyed this tutorial I hope that you will take a second to click FOLLOW under my picture. That would mean a lot to me - and you can also like me on Facebook.
If you make any of these cards I would absolutely love to see a picture!
Happy Quilting all!