Friday, January 11, 2013

Love Letters-DIY

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Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Can you believe we are almost half way through January already?   Valentine's Day is just about a month away, and that means it will be here before you know it.  Have you thought about what you're going to do for kids Valentine's this year?  Looking for something that has a little pizazz?

How about love letters.....

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Can we say, LOVE IT (in a sing song voice, of course)?  You could fill these little envelopes with just about anything.  The possibilities are endless.  Here are just a few ideas....

Make it a Pencil Pouch:
Add pencils, tag it "You're all write, Valentine." 
Make it a Sticker Book:
Add stickers & paper, tag it "I'm stuck on you"
Make it a Candy Pocket:
Add sweet treats, tag it "You're so sweet"

I'm sure just about anybody would love to get one of these for Valentine's Day.  So what do you say, are you in on this little project with me?


Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Begin by gathering the following supplies:
Two pieces of felt (8.5"x11") 
an envelope to use as a template
template for the x and o if you want
 (My font is "arial black" set at size 150.)

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Start by using the templates to cut out the x's and o's.  You could do as many or as little as you want.  Fold your template at the line of symmetry.  Fold the felt also or you'll only have half the letter.  I found it was easier to work with the felt when I trimmed it from smaller pieces rather that the whole sheet.

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Next step is to sew on the letters.  I did several stitches across here, but I like the pink one better where there are only three straight stitches across it.  Here's a tip:  I used spray adhesive on the back of the letters when I made the second one (the pink one) and found it was easier for the needle of my machine to go over the letters without trying to push them away.

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Now you're ready to stitch the sides up.  Start at one of the smaller sides and take it around to the top of the other small side, making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.  I decided to run a stitch along the top as well to help make it lay down better, but it is totally optional.  Last step is make a small slit in the back of the flap and sew in a button.

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

I know everyone doesn't have oodles and oodles of time to make a bunch of these and that is perfectly alright.  

Love Letters-DIY from Posh Pink Giraffe

Consider making just one.  You could write a love letter to your child using words of encouragement.   New Valentine's Day tradition, anyone?

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Before you go, will you please be a sweetheart and leave a comment?  Everyone could use some words of encouragement, right?

Becky


40 comments:

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    1. Thank you Diana! Thanks for leaving a comment too, you're Awesome!!!

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  2. Thank you Diana! Thanks for leaving a comment too, you're Awesome!!!

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    1. Haa, Haa, I'm learning. Lookie there, it's a reply button!!

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  3. Awesome Becky!! So proud of you and your new blog :-)

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Heather! Thanks for pinning this on pinterest too, you're the BEST!!!!

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  4. So cute Becky!!! and the letters look great - can't believe you cut it with scissors and not an electric cutter! way to go!
    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Jocie, I got a Cricut recently but I didn't think about using it for these. They were really easy. If using different letter that would certainly be the way to go! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

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    1. YAY Jamie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE new followers. You're just in time for the party here at Posh Pink Giraffe, I just launched my site in December. You haven't missed much, thanks for following! WOOHOO!!!

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  6. These are so cute. Love the idea. I would like to feature this in February, probably the 7th or 8th. Thank you for sharing such a cute project.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/soup-kitchen-recipes-italian-wedding-soup

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    1. Sue, you just made my day, I am tickled pink!! My first "Feature", how exciting!! I'll be looking for it!! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

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  7. That is so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Marti

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Marti! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  8. Love felt projects!! Pinned this one:) Stop over
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/valentine-tie-dye.html
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/diy-dollar-hats.html

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment, I'll be stopping by for a visit!

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  9. Becky I love this felt envelope. Pinning!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  10. Wanted to say hi and thanks for contributing on the hangout tonight...what a cute project here!

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    1. Thanks Kristen, I learned so much last night. Lots and lots of notes.

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  11. These are the bomb! You've just inspired me...finally! Thank you for breaking me of my Valentine's Day Bah Humbugs! I am going to make several...one for my sweetheart and two more for my sweet children.

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    1. Cool! Success....you're inspired! That is my goal. Thanks for commenting Sherry.

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  12. Simply adorable! I'd appreciate it if you could add a link-back to me too. Thanks! :)

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Amanda. You're in there :)

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  13. These are TOO CUTE! Such an adorable idea! Thanks for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  14. What a sweet idea; I love this! So perfect for little thank you notes! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week; we can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

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    1. My first feature, SO excited!!! Thanks Mackenzie, you made my weekend!! I hope you have a great on too!! Doing the Happy Dance!

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    2. One, not on. I'm so excited, I get to add a feature button. Hip Hip Hooray!

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  15. I love this! I'm pinning this to my Valentine board! So cute & creative!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

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  16. Saw this featured at the Show-licious Craft Showcase ... SO SWEET! Love it!! Pinning :)

    -Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  17. Too cute! Love the felt and that they are reusable!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a cute idea! I love that they can be used year after year. I'm featuring them tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

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  19. Ahhhh.... this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am going to try and make this this week. This would be so fun to use!!! Saw you post over at It's Overflowing.
    I am you newest follower, hope you will follow me too!

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  20. These are so sweet! I think I even have everything to make one! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  21. Psst.. These are beyond sweet. I am thrilled to be featuring them! Post will be up tomorrow ;)

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  22. Ok, I'm finishing #6 today!! Sent 3 to my nieces/nephews in Kerrville and made 3 for my boys and hubby :-) Thanks Becky!!

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