... It is in fact a not-original-by-any-means wedding card I made for my cousin last August (I told you there'd be a lot of catch-up posts coming!), but as we're now into February (time DEFINITELY goes faster the older you get doesn't it?), I thought it might be a nice, quick and easy Valentine card idea to inspire the loved-up amongst you!
I made this at the last minute after being unable to find a wedding card I liked, that didn't cost more than a fiver. I had all the materials already so this was a considerably cheaper option, and it only took me about two hours (meaning it would take anyone else about one!).
I used a window card from my stash of cross stitch stuff, some plain, natural-coloured cotton and an assortment of red, pink and lilac buttons from my tin. I printed off a heart shape template from a quick Google search and arranged my buttons on it until I was happy with the colour and size layout, and the overall shape. I took to Twitter to check it looked OK...
And then I just sort of transferred it from the paper to my fabric, stitching each button in place with a neutral cotton to match the fabric. Easy peasy! And even quicker and easier if you just use a normal card blank and glue the buttons on ;)
I love the idea of making my own greetings cards but for some reason papercrafts leave me cold, so I've been experimenting a bit using fabric and haberdashery in the last few months. I was really pleased with the overall effect of the buttons on this so will definitely be doing more with them in the future - they're so versatile (just do a quick search of 'button art' on Pinterest and you'll see what I mean!).