Living abroad is great and all, but there are certain times when I really wish I could be teleported to the states for just a few hours. Being somewhere “in spirit” is no fun. But, a 12 hour plane ride and 9 hour time change doesn’t make it easy to go home for a quick weekend. We keep missing important events! Like my new baby nephew being born or my brother’s 30th birthday.
And most recently, our good friend’s wedding. I think I checked facebook hourly to see if our friends had posted any pictures yet. They finally did, it looked amazing, and we were jealous. I have a feeling this might be a recurring feeling. I sent a wedding card. That only cost $1.60 to send to the USA. Why does it have to cost so much more to send a human to the USA?
Good thing I like card making because the greeting cards written in German will make no sense to my American friends (or me for that matter). Want to make one too? Ok. I’ll tell you how.
Heart Stitched Wedding Card
- Needle and thread
- 1 piece of 8.5′x11’ cardstock, color of choice
- 1 piece of 4’x5.25’ cardstock, color of choice
- 1 piece of paper with a fun design
- 1 scrap piece of red paper
Instructions: Make a blank card by cutting your 8.5’x11’ piece of paper in half. Then fold one of the halves in half. Now you have a 4.25’x5.5’ greeting card. Take your paper with a fun design and cut out 8 small hearts, making sure they all fit on your 4’x5.25’ paper.* Take your scrap of red paper and cut one more heart. *Tip: Cut out a few hearts first, pick your favorite, and then use it as a template for the rest.
Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end. Place your first heart in the bottom (or top) left corner of the 4’x5.25’ paper and stitch your first stitch through the top center of the heart. Flip the paper to the backside again and place a small piece of tape on the tail of the thread to make sure it stays in place.
Sew three stitches down the center of each heart, and do the same for the next two in that row. Continue with row two. On row three, everything is the same, but use your red heart in the bottom right corner to add some contrast. If you trust your sewing skills, you can write their initials like I did, or just do three stitches down the center, like the others.
Now that the hearts are stitched on, glue your heart paper in the center of the front of your greeting card.
Voila! A cute wedding card for Jess & Gil.