Because I don’t make a lot of Valentine cards these days, I like to create something really special for the few I need. This year I found a cross stitch pattern that is just perfect for a card. Be My Valentine, yet another freebie from Cyberstitchers, is small and simple, but darling. The color palette is lovely, and the design, though precious, stitches up in a couple of hours.
- Be My Valentine Cross Stitch Pattern
- Blank Card and Envelope
- Paper Frame
- Glue Dots
First, you’ll need to stitch the Be My Valentine pattern. I stitched mine on a small piece of 28 ct. cloth. The finished design is about 2 3/4 in. by 1 3/4 in.
Once you’ve stitched the pattern, you’ll need to trim it to fit your paper frame. I made my frame with my Slice Elite Cutter. This particular frame is from the Vintage Findings design card and is 4 in. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, I’m sure that you can find a suitable frame in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store. Trim your cloth a little bit larger than the inside of your frame. Tape the cross stitch piece to the back of the paper frame making sure to center it.
With your cross stitch piece framed, you need to adhere it to your blank card. I placed glue dots on the four back corners of the paper frame and centered it on my card.
I adore my finished card. My colors aren’t so traditional for Valentine’s Day, but they are definitely on trend. Feel free to use pinks and reds if that appeals more to you. Whatever the color, anyone that receives this delightful, handmade card is sure to love it. Happy Valentine’s Day crafting!