Valentine Card Fronts – Freebie Friday

Do you make your own Valentine’s Day cards? These printable card fronts will be so helpful. Each has the heart theme but they are very different from each other. If you don’t make cards, consider printing them for collage, glue books, mixed media, scrapbooking, and more.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Valentine card fronts]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Crochet Hearts

I have really enjoyed crocheting for charities. I recently found the Peyton Heart Project. This pattern works quickly, and you can use your scrap yarn for these hearts. If you would like to use a different pattern from mine, there are several other heart patterns available on the site for both crocheting and knitting. Peyton Heart Project has a printable tag you can use with your heart and then place your heart somewhere that it can be found. 

From the Peyton Heart Project’s website:

A global project was created to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014. The hearts are placed in public places worldwide for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying, and on the fact that everyone’s life matters.

I plan to add the tag to the hearts and carry them with me in my car. As I visit, shop, or travel I will have them with me to distribute. I hope those that find my hearts are touched and enjoy them. This is a great way to share the love of crochet and do some good with it. 

Here is the pattern for the hearts I made. At the bottom of this post, you can find a free printable PDF version of the pattern if you want to download it.

Heart Pattern:

magic circle

work the entire first round into the magic circle

ch 2
tr x3
dc x4
tr x 1
dc x 4
tr x 3
ch 2

ss into the magic chain

sc
hdc x 2 into first stitch
hdc x 3 into second stitch
hdc x 2 into third stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into seventh stitch
hdc, dc, hdc into eigth stitch
hdc x 2 into nineth stitch
1hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into thirteenth stitch
hdc x 3 into fourteenth stitch
hdc x 2 into fifteenth stitch
ss and end

weave in the beginning thread to the top of the heart

tie both strands * together with an overhand knot using both threads as one.

trim

*cut the strands to be about 5-6‚ÄĚ long

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF pattern. [heart pattern]

If you plan to use your crochet hearts for the Peyton Heart Project, please be sure to visit their site and read through all the instructions for the project.

Making Metal Earrings

See how 3 different pairs of earrings were made using K&S Precision Metal.

With K&S Metals

heart earrings

Whenever I am introduced to a new to me material, my first thought is, “can I make jewelry with it”? So of course when I was sent metal from K&S, I knew I was going to attempt to make earrings. And it worked out really well. After making my first pair, I couldn’t stop. I had to try different techniques with the metal.

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metal rolls

K&S sent me 5 rolls of precision metal to work with in pink, gold, blue, purple, and green. The first pair of earrings I made was from the pink roll. Each roll of the metal is aluminum-based and .004″ Thick (36 Ga) x 12″ Wide x 24″ Long.

die cut

I chose to try die-cutting the metal. Earrings are small enough to use a small cutting machine and the mini Maker was just the perfect size. I cut the pink metal with the large heart twice and then flipped over the metal to cut the small heart out twice in silver.

earring parts

To make the earrings I added black cardboard to the metal die-cut hearts to add thickness and weight. After all the pieces of the hearts were glued together, I poked a hole through the layers with a t-pin. Please refer to the video tutorial for detailed instructions.

Video Tutorial:

silver and gold earrings

The next pair of earrings I made were silver and gold. For this pair, I began the same way with die-cutting. I used a decorative circle shape in two different sizes and then folded the circles in half, and placed them on top of each other. No glue was needed.

star earrings

The final pair of earrings I made incorporated die-cut faux leather circles upon which I added die-cut metal stars. Before adding the stars, I ran the foil through my machine in an embossing folder and then filled the tops of the embossed dots with a nail file to remove the blue color so the silver could show through. The stars were then glued to the faux leather.

I would like to thank K&S Precision Metals for providing me with the metal to work with and Bella Publishing for the invitation. Designer Crafts Connection will share links to all the projects made for this blog hop.

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Making 3D Rinea Hearts and a Card

I have a video tutorial on the Rinea blog today where I am making Rinea foiled 3D hearts and then using them on a Valentine’s Day card. These cute little origami hearts can be used for so many different applications. 

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Here are the Materials I used:

I want to thank Rinea, We R Memory Keepers, and ScraPerfect for providing some of the materials that were used in this project.