Valentine’s Day Stitched Heart Card Craft

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Hey there, crafty friends and homeschool moms! Today, we’re getting creative with a fun and heartfelt project (pardon the pun). These stitched heart cards are a terrific Valentine’s Day project, whether you’re looking for a unique craft to do with your kids or just want to spend some personal mom time crafting. This DIY is perfect for adding a personal touch to any occasion, including a V-Day gift to a loved one or spouse.

two stitched heart cards

It’s a relaxing activity that only requires a few supplies that you likely have on hand. So gather your materials and let’s get stitching!

List of Supplies for Stitched Heart Card:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Thread
  • Heart Template (optional)

Instructions for Stitched Heart Card:

Step 1:

Select cardstock paper and prepare a square or rectangular shape for the card. You can trace the heart shapes from the provided template or you can draw the heart yourself. Use a pencil to mark the stitching points along the traced heart shape.

heart card - step 1

Step 2:

Prepare a needle with thread and tie a knot at the thread’s open end.

heart card - step 2

Step 3:

Draw the needle through any one point from the backside of the card.

heart card - step 3

Step 4:

Pull the needle and thread all the way through.

heart card - step 4

Step 5:

Insert the needle through the point next to it.

heart card - step 5

Step 6:

Draw the needle out through the point opposite to it.

heart card - step 6

Step 7:

Draw the needle through a point opposite to its current point and continue to do the same.

heart card - step 7

Step 8:

This is the pattern we’re following for the heart card but you can follow any pattern you want.

heart card - step 8

Step 9:

We filled the heart shape with parallel patterns in the first round.

heart card - step 9

Step 10:

Then, we stitched slightly diagonal but parallel patterns for the next round. You can also create random patterns. Just make sure that the final pattern looks nice and balanced.

heart card - step 10

Step 11:

When you’re done stitching the heart, draw the needle to the backside of the card. Tie 1 or 2 tight knots and cut off extra thread.

heart card - step 11

Step 12:

You can add a piece of paper on the backside of the stitched heart card to cover the back stitches.  

heart card - step 12

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