Oh that lime riot, how did she get to be so cool? Please, do yourself a favor and take a look at her blog. Last night, when I saw this post of the Valentine's Day cards she made for the other moderators at Craftster, I alsmost dropped my Godiva chocolate into my peppermint tea! These cards are SO STINKIN CUTE that I was mad I didn't think of them first. This is the idea I've been looking for--something new to make as a give-away with my etsy sales, so first thing this morning I rushed to my sewing room and made this:
I didn't copy hers exactly, but used them as inspiration for mine. The heart is made of two cotton fabrics, and I used good ol' Heat n Bond to "glue" the center heart onto the base. I did all the sewing on the machine, so it went together very quickly, which is perfect for a freebie. I LOVE the idea of using baker's twine for the hanger, so the heart can be removed from the card and hung anywhere the recipient wants. I tied the heart to the card by hand-sewing it with a single thickness of carpet thread (which is very thick and strong), tied in a bow inside the card, so it will be simple to remove the heart from the card.
Thank you, Lime Riot, for your inspiration.