DIY String Art Valentine’s Day Cards and Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone!  Today, I’m doing a fun Valentine’s Day Blog Hop with some of my favorite ladies from the Caffeinated Crafters. We’re all in the Valentine’s Day spirit and wanted to share some fun ideas that we’ve come up with to inspire you to get your craftiness on.  Check out all of the fun Valentine’s day ideas below.

Have I told you how much I love stationary?  I also like to send and receive letters, especially on nice stationary.  I think that’s one of the reasons I still am so fond of snail mail.  I just love opening letters and cards.  To this day, one of my favorite things is receiving an envelope in the mail. I seriously  get SO excited to see what the card or letter inside looks like.  I love everything about it.  O.k. I know I have exceeded my use of the word love right now, but I can’t help it.  🙂

Well, a couple of days ago, I met the awesome Lyndsey Wells who blogs over at The Stationary Place.  She too is a lover of stationary and snail mail.  Lyndsey also holds an annual Valentine’s Day card swap that I was lucky enough to be able to participate in.  I exchange Valentine’s Day cards with five other people from all over the U.S. and I even have one international person as well.  Our cards need to be mailed soon to make it to everyone on by the 14th so, I thought I better get to making mine.  As I was considering what to do for my cards, I thought, how fun it would be to make a version of string art, but for a Valentine’s Day card.  This idea turned out to be really quite simple and fun!  The best part is… there’s no right or wrong when it comes to making your design. Let’s get started.

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Here’s What You Need:

  • Pencil
  • Blank Cards or heavy paper to fold into a card (Any color will work!)
  • Needle
  • DMC Floss (Colors that you prefer!)
  • Scissors
  • Thimble (Optional)

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Step 1:  Using a pencil, lightly draw your design onto your card.  If you don’t want to free hand you drawing, trace a design.

Step 2:  Thread your needle with the DMC Floss.

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Step 3:  Tie a knot at the end and begin to make criss cross lines all over you design.  Tie off each piece of thread when you run out of length.

Step 4:  Once you think you are happy with the look of your design and you think you have gone back and forth enough times, you can outline your design.  This is really optional depending on the look you want.

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For the card above, I actually used some Baker’s Twine that I had to create the heart.  Who knew sewing with Baker’s Twine would turn out so cute?

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 Well, have fun making and then personalizing the inside of your own DIY String Art Valentine’s Day cards. I know I did, and I can’t wait to send them out for my card exchange.

Check out all of the cute Valentine’s day ideas from my fellow Caffeinated Crafter’s!  We’re also having a Valentine’s Link Party and would love for you to join in on all of the Valentine’s day fun with us!

Virtual Valentine's Day

LOVE Letters | Albion Gould

Sock Monkey Coffee Cozy | Chaos & Love

I’ve Got Smooches Valentines | Hey, Let’s Make Stuff

DIY Gumball Valentines | Made with HAPPY

Link Party Rules

We’d love for you to link up your creative Valentines themed projects crafts, tutorials, DIY, recipes or anything you make!

  • Please follow our group board on Pinterest for the Best Crafts, DIY, and Recipes!
  • Share the love by visiting 2-3 other links and commenting, pinning, or sharing on social media. We totally encourage supporting your fellow bloggers.
  • By linking up, you are giving the Caffeinated Crafters permission to use your photos and links on our blogs and across social media. Of course, we’ll always give you proper credit!
  • By linking up, you also give us permission to email you about any future link parties! You can remove yourself from this mailing list at any time.
  • Please do not link up to shops, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Have fun!

Thank you for joining along with the Caffeinated Crafters Valentines link party!


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Comments

  1. says

    Your string art cards are beautiful! My head is swimming with all the possibilities of the different shapes/messages that could be made with just some string and some cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. says

    This looks fun! Though I’d use the side with the tracing/pencil on the back, make needle holes right after drawing the shape, and lie down on the carpet so there’s no chance of hurting yourself. 😛 I remember making this in school.

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