Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Card Keeper Tutorial & Giveaway

ETA: Thanks so much to all of you who entered the giveaway!
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Congratulations, and I'll be in contact with you very soon!
~Jessica

Valentine Card Keeper for Simply Charmed Blog Hop
Today's my stop on Melissa's Simply Charmed Blog Hop!
I'm going to show you how to make a quilted fabric envelope to keep all those special Valentine's in. I have a drawer will all these odd shaped love notes from my kids, and this will be a great way to keep them safe and organized.
(The picture above shows the card keeper open and the one below is of it folded up and closed.)
Valentine Card Keeper for Simply Charmed Blog Hop
size: approx. 9" x 13.75"

Let's get started!
Here's the supplies that you'll need:
21 - 5" squares
15" of medium size rick rack
1/2 yard backing fabric
17" x 35" piece of batting
2 - 2.5" x 44" strips of fabric for binding
Card Keeper - step 1
First arrange your fabric squares in three rows with 7 squares in each row. The rick rack is going to be inserted in the second seam from the right, so you can place it there to get an idea of what it's going to look like.
Card Keeper - step 2
Start by sewing your first two columns together. Sew the third column together and then you're going to stitch the rick rack onto that column.
Card Keeper - step 3
Use a coordinating thread and your 1/4" piecing foot to keep the rick rack lined up with the edge of your column.
Card Keeper - step 4
Now, stitch your piece with the rick rack trim together with the block you first sewed together.
Card Keeper - step 5
Press and continue to sew the rest of the blocks together.
Card Keeper - step 6
Here I have all of the 21 squares sewn together.
Card Keeper - step 7
Now, we're going to get the piece ready for quilting. Lay your backing fabric out (right side down) and pin or tape to the surface you're using. Layer with the batting and the patchwork top you just made.
Card Keeper - step 8
I like to pin baste my quilts, but you can also spray baste or use whatever method you like.
Card Keeper - step 9
I've been wanting to try some different quilting designs and this project was nice and small to be able to try something new. I thought of a "chained heart" design. I just quilted two chains of the hearts in each column.
Card Keeper - step 10
Some hearts are big and some are small and some are a little more wonky than others, but it was fun to try a different quilting design.
Card Keeper - step 11
Once you are finished quilting, you can trim the piece up to about 13.75" x 31.25". Then grab the fabric strips you are using for binding. I'm using some extra binding left over from a quilt. Prepare your 2.5" strips by folding them in half lengthwise and pressing them with the iron (just like a normal quilt binding).
Card Keeper - step 12
Attach the binding to the inside pocket edges from the back and wrapping it around to the front.
Card Keeper - step 13
I top stitched the binding from the front to finish off each edge.
Card Keeper - step 14
Fold the ends toward the center, measuring them about 6.5" with your ruler.
Card Keeper - step 15
Pin the folded edges.
Card Keeper - step 16
Stitch close to the edge along the top and bottom of the piece. This will help hold everything in place when attaching the binding to those edges.
Card Keeper - step 17
Use the remaining binding and attach it to the top and bottom edges.
Card Keeper - step 18
I chose to hand stitch these portions of the binding closed and the picture above shows how to cover the edge. Fold the short edge in (about 1/2") and fold the fabric down in, to create a angled corner. Then fold the binding around the raw edges, encasing the corner and hand stitch it on.
Card Keeper - step 19
And, that's it! Now you have a great place to keep all your favorite Valentines.
Valentine Card Keeper for Simply Charmed Blog Hop
I hope you enjoy making one of these. I think they could be made in many different sizes and styles to suit your taste!

Thank you so much to The Intrepid Thread for sponsoring the giveaway for my stop on the tour!

Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Intrepid Thread and tell me something that you like or don't like about Valentine's Day!
I'll choose a winner by random number on February 15, so you have lots of time to enter.

Here's the other stops on the tour:
February 1 - Melissa from Happy Quilting
February 2 - Heather from Quilt Story
February 3 - Melissa from Lilac Lane
February 6 - Angela from Cut to Pieces
February 7 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
February 8 - Natalia from Piece N Quilt
February 9 - Jessica from Twin Fibers
February 10 - Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt
February 11 - Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt
February 13 - Corey from Little Miss Shabby

February 14 - Happy Valentines Day and the Grand Prize Winner Announcement!!
{{Also, don't forget to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway that Melissa is hosting!}}
~Jessica

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lemony lucy said...

I love Valentine's Day. It's the birthday of two lovely ladies in my family, there's chocolate and/or frequently involved and it's all about love. Twu wuv. I'm a lurker and decided to comment finally :)

Suburban Stitcher said...

I love the colors of valentine's day...and now I love that my BFF's daughter was born on Valentine's Day last year!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love Valentines day for it's meaning, but at the moment I hate all the publicity associated with the day!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great idea! I have stacks of cards my children and husband have given me over the years and this would be a perfect home for them. blessings, marlene

Dorian said...

That's a cute keeper, and can be used for lots of different things. Thank you!

I don't like or dislike V-day. But my dh says that he prefers to show me love with little gifts all year long, and doesn't like 'someone' telling when he 'has' too. LOL! :)

Leslie said...

this is super cute...i really love the heart quilting

jlk said...

I love special chocolates. And, I'm a sucker for holiday M&Ms.

Gabriella said...

I love cook a special cake every Valentine day ^__^

Thank for the great tutorial ^__*

Michelle Chitty said...

Love Chocolate and Valentine's Day gives me a reason to eat it. Thanks for the great tutorial and a chance to win!

Dorothy said...

I Love Valentines day - first I love to decorate with red and pink in the middle of winter, it brightens things up and second I LOVE chocolate! I love this pattern too- going to make one today to put all my cards in and have them in 1 place
thanks
Dorothy in IL

Amy said...

Thanks for the tutorial - great idea! I love the meaning of Valentine's Day and love it when DH brings me chocolate! ;-)

Have a happy day!

Johanna said...

This project is so cute and it's a great idea! I would have to say chocolate is on the Valentine's list. Yum!

Tara said...

This is so cute! I love all the thought little kids put into making Valentine's. Have a good one!

Very Verdant said...

For a long time I diliked the idea of Valentine's day. I thought, why not show your love all year round instead of just on one day. Then we started our family Valentine's Dinner! Oh my, we look forward to Valentine's Day just like we look forward to Christmas. My 16 year old even told her boyfriend of six months that he could come over for Valentine's day but they couldn't go out..."That's a special family day for us!" she said. <3

redheadedbaker said...

Ahh!!! I love your chain heart quilting! It's so cute <3 <3

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I don't like hype about days like Valentines. But I do like that it makes people think about each other a little more than usual; maybe. We should be the same to one another everyday....thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

The heart quilting is so cute! I'm not really a fan of valentine's day. Seems too commercialized to me.

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a sweet idea! Love the rick-rack nestled in there-- and the heart quilting too. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the chocolate-- the calories are magically annulled on the heart day :)

ELNM said...

What a charming project! My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is simply the focus on love - positive, happy, giving, caring! A great holiday!

Happyme said...

The fun thing on Valentine's Day that I like to making all kinds of food items in heart shapes....pancakes at breakfast, my bread for my sandwich at lunch, cupcakes in heart shapes for dessert.Silly, but fun!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is such a cute idea! I'd love to make one to keep all the precious letters and cards my Nan sends me :)
I like getting Valentine's cards from my children, melts my heart!

Karenkay said...

love the hearts you quilted...what I love about valentines day are the chocolates, flowers, special dinner, and just the romance that is in the air!

Mary said...

I love that Valentine's Day comes along and brightens up winter with all that great red and white and pink. And it comes with chocolate!

tpott said...

My favorite part of Valentine's Day is, that it was my maiden name. Every year my father would come home with 1 large heart shaped box and 2 smaller heart shaped boxes, for my mother, my sister and I. Now that we're older and married my father buys us all flowers. He'll always be my Valentine. ;->

Domina said...

I love all the crafts that go along with Valentine's day, but I don't love that they are soooo girly and just don't jive with my boys or husband. So I'm NOT making anything sweet for them - they appreciate food more! ;)

Laurel09 said...

I love any excuse to be festive and eat chocolate, so Valentine's Day is great for me!

krisgray said...

I love all the pretty floral displays at the grocery stores this time of year!!

Renea said...

Thanks for the cute tutorial. Love it. Valentines Day is a "cute" holiday. I love the color red so this holiday brings out the "red" in me. The decorations make me smile. My husband and I really don't celebrate the day but I still like the sentiment that surrounds the day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Linz said...

That is darling! Thanks for the tutorial!!

I love all of the PINK that takes over the world! :) It makes everything so pretty!

Laurel said...

i like chocolate... easily available, wrapped all pretty, chocolate. i'm sort of kidding - my real answer is that i love how affectionate my girls get this time of year. "i love you, mama!"

Megan said...

The thing I love most about valentines day is the chocolate!

Rosa said...

I don´t celebrate valentine day but love the beautiful chocolate boxes.

Janet said...

Valentine's Day is also my birthday...so as a kid, I thought everyone was celebrating for me. Great tutorial...and great giveaway. Thanks.

Kelli said...

I love the extra hugs and kisses from my kiddos!

B Greene said...

I do like the fact that Valentine's Day gives us the push to let our loved ones know that they are truly loved and appreciated. I do not like all the commercial pressure and retail hype associated with Valentine's Day lately! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Marilyn said...

That is a super card holder, love your quilting on it too.
I love the chocolates at Valentines time - you can eat them without feeling any guilt. lol

Something Wilde said...

What a great tutorial! I love Valentine's Day - a whole day all about love. And the Reese's hearts don't hurt either! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy H said...

I like the little valentines that are sent with the kids. My favorite color is red so I also like seeing all that extra red in stores. I like your tutorial very much. It would be a great place to put my saved cards and notes from the kids. Thanks.

jmniffer said...

Great tutorial for a special card wallet. Well done. I'm not a big fan of Valentine's day...seems forced to me...but I do enjoy the chcocolate peanutbutter hearts available in the stores around then. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Cheryl said...

I love all the pink and red and hearts. My daughter is in love with all of the decorations so it makes going to the grocery so much fun.

Keri said...

I do like valentines day, although when the kids get to a certain age (eldest in 3rd grade but it's a mixed age class) it's hard to tell when to stop with the valentines for their class, so this v-day I am confused. That said, I like the idea of a day to celebrate the ones we love!

Katharine said...

I just love the abundance of chocolate! Yummo!

Jenny said...

i like including extra touches of love into my daughter school lunch!

MaryBeth said...

What a great tutorial. This is so cute and would look great in so many combinations. Thanks for the tute and giveaway.

gill said...

A great tutorial! Thanks!
I hate the mass commercialisation of Valentines Day! I've just been out shopping and everything is red/pink and heart shaped!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your project and especially the quilting! Thanks for the tut!

Charlene S said...

I love the sentiment of Valentine's day but hate how commercialized it has become.

Jessica Jo said...

meh, it's just another day.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful tutorial and I can see this used in various fabrics to hold different types of 'memories'. I'm not into a lot of red/pink heartsie stuff - but love getting the chocolate roses!

Kelsey said...

I think it's nice to have a day about love but it's so commercialized that I always feel guilty that the hubs and I don't really participate - we love each other every day!

Martina said...

We don't celebrate Valentines day. But we try to surprise our loved ones with little notes or gifts during the year.
I love you project!

Jen said...

When I was little my mother bought my sister and I add-a-pearl necklaces. Each year for Valentines and birthdays she would add a pearl to the necklace. Now that I am older, the necklace is complete and a great reminder of my mother's love.

LJ said...

I love the 'color' of Valentine's Day - red, pink, white. Then you can throw in a few other colors for fun, if you want.

Ashley said...

It bugs me that people have forgotten that Valentine's day started as (and still is) a saints day. So when others go on about it being created by the card industry I want to correct them. It really is a holiday that was started because someone so loved someone else!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day... it always feels so commercial (though, I do love the colors!). I do love, though, that my wedding anniversary falls the next week. :)

Barb said...

This is a great tutorial. Thank you for being so precise and taking lots of photos. I think that I could make one too now.

stephmabry said...

Cute tutorial!

For me, the worst thing about V-day is thinking up a gift for my hubby! I'm the worst giftgiver on the planet!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I think I love Valentines Day because of all the beautiful images on all the cards, etc., and mostly because there is so much PINK all around me! Love pink!!
Julie

Lisa Cox said...

Valentine's day to me has gotten too commercial (was it ever not?) just like Christmas. We don't really celebrate Valentine's day here because we make sure to show and tell our love for each other every day.

♥Duff said...

cutte! I don't need a Valentine's Day card keeper (for the one card I receive form my mom every year!) but a slightly smaller size will keep my coupons perfectly! thanks!!!

Allison said...

I also think it's too commercial...I don't like an industry telling us we need to give cards, gifts, go out to dinner, etc. To me, my wedding anniversary is much more meaningful. But, I think Valentine's day can be very fun for kids.

Jess said...

such a cute idea :)
I have mixed feelings about VDay.
Favorite thing would probably be the fun colors in the midst of dreary winter.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway opportunity! I like that V-day gives me a chance to get a babysitter and grab a romantic dinner out with my hubby!

Jen L
jen@toddleita.com

KatieQ said...

Thank you for the lovely tutorial. I have lots of little notes and cards my children (now 23 and 26) made over the years. This would be a lovely way to save them.
I love the colors of Valentine's Day. All year long I prefer the cool blue tones, but winter makes me crave something bright and Valentine's day offers that little boost of brightness.

fenna said...

Neat idea--could be used for a number of things!!! I enjoy thinking up something romantic to do for my husband on Valentine's.

Marcia W. said...

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the sale of discounted "good" chocolates after Valentine's Day. Special dark is the best. Thanks to you and Intrepid Thread for this giveaway. I especially liked your use of ric-rac on the card keeper envelope and the Brrr! quilt.

Julie said...

I love Valentines! Everything about it is so fun! The candy, the love notes, the company. What's not to love?

Gwen said...

First, thank you to both you *and* Intrepid Thread for the chance to win-- gift certificates are the BEST prizes ever!! Shopping is SUCH fun! :-)

Valentine's Day is such a fun day-- a time to show loved ones how much they mean to you... it doesn't have to be a big or expensive thing-- some of my most cherished Valentines have been the handmade cards my girls have given me over the years.. I love all the pretty pinks and reds, the flowers-- both roses and wildflowers, and (best of all to a chocoholic like me) the delicious chocolates!!! :-) Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. Valentine's day is special to me. My daughter ( my first baby) was "made" on Valentine's Day.

Shelly said...

Such a cute idea! I like all the colors associated with Valentine's Day, as well as, all the cute little cards my son's preschool make for each other.

Lee said...

Thank you for a great tutorial. I like Valentines Day as its for everyone!

wipgirl said...

This is cute - I like the grey you put around the edges. Sort of grounds all that pink and red.

Valentines is okay by me because it's ALL about the chocolate. And I also am all about the chocolate.

Deb said...

Vday is too commercialized, that is why I love these homemade ideas...

Tiffany said...

I like that Valentines Day is a day that I don't have to cook dinner! Wahoo!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I usually cook a nice dinner on Valentines Day because I don't like long lines/waiting for a table/feeling rushed to eat at restaurant's. But I love making my family feel special and loved.

Jean said...

My favorite things about Valentine's Day are the yrs that my husband decides to suprise me with something wonderful. Sometimes I get nothing... :(

Jodi said...

What a beautiful card keeper. Thanks for a grest tutorial. I really like this design. You're right, this is the perfect size to practice quilting on. I like the idea behind Valentines, I just don't like how commercial it is. Seems like December isn't over before the stores have their Valentines Day displays up.

Thank you and the Intrepid Thread for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

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pkrueger said...

I love making valentines!
pattik@windstream.net
Patti Krueger

mean sarah jean said...

i like conversation hearts. especially the pink and white ones

RaeLyn said...

This is a fun project, love it!
One thing I do like about V-day is seeing all the fun decor everywhere. It adds color to winter!

Cori Lewis said...

I am not a V day fan. When my husband & I first got married we didn't have a lot of money so V day celebrations went out the window and we have just continued to do that. Our Anniversary is in March so we usually do something bigger for that.

Anna F said...

What a cute and useful project. Perfect all the little notes and cards I receive from my little ones on V-day and all through the year.

A.J. Dub. said...

I am not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. I don't like all the junk that comes home from school.
I do like getting "special" chocolate though. :)

This is such a cute project! Thanks for sharing it!

thegoose said...

What a sweet project.
The thing I like and dislike most about Valentine's Day is chocolate. I like that I get it and eat it and dislike that my clothes are too tight afterwards. I have a bit of a problem when it comes to chocolate and self-control.

Mindelicious said...

I love V-day, but I don't love all the candy floating around the house!

Cute project!

Cokie K said...

I like getting a present from my husband. I miss the candy since I am now DIABETIC!!!

Jennyroo said...

I love any holiday with an emphasis on candy, chocolate, and date nights with my sweetheart! xxxooo Thanks for the giveaway and the sweet tutorial!

Zara said...

Chocolates and roses, of course :) thanks for the chance to win!

Heather D. said...

I don't particularly care for Valentine's Day, but I do like the chocolate. ;)

AngieSue said...

I love the big heart-shaped boxes of chocolate!

Mimi said...

I love flowers and chocolate on Valentine's Day... sweet in different ways.

barefootT said...

I love all of the great fabrics that come out for Valentines Day !!! and of course the great things to make with them! !
thanks for the tute, and the chance to win some lovelies:)

Linda R. said...

I love Valentine's Day because my husband and I take a little time out to make each other feel special.

Colleen said...

I love the chocolate.
And the romance.

Jennie P. said...

Valentine's is just another day for me. I don't like or dislike it. I just don't get around to doing anything really special most of the time.

Mary said...

What a cute little quilted item. It would work as a Placemat too. I can practice some FMQ on one to go along with the heart theme. Thanks for being on the Blog Hop!

Kristy said...

Being in a family of a florist, Valentine's Day isn't much fun on this side....always happy when it's over! :)

Thanks!

Gidget said...

I love that Valentines Day reminds us to focus on our loved ones and to show them how much they mean to us.

Debra Lee said...

I don't like that fact that they have made it so commercial!

Jennie said...

My husband and I had our first date two days before Valentine's Day, so it's always been special to me because it all started then! Eleven years later, it's still wonderful!

VickiT said...

What a cute idea and great tutorial. Thank you.

I think the biggest complaint I have about Valentine's Day is that no matter where you go to eat or what traditional type gift you buy the prices for that one day have been doubled, if not more JUST because those places know we must buy those gifts or eat in their restaurants. I think it's terrible. A few years ago I told my husband that I do NOT want roses on Valentine's Day no matter how much I love roses. I hate the fact that he can buy that same dozen roses the day before for about $10 or less in some shops near us but on Valentine's Day those same stores sell them for $50 a dozen or more.

Sew.What. said...

I have never been much of a valentine's day fan, but my son is going to be born on Feb 15th this year, so I think I'm gonna start loving the holiday a bit more.

James-Linda said...

LOVE VALENTINES! ANOTHER SPECIAL DAY TO SAY "I LOVE YOU" TO THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT! THANK YOU AND INTREPID THREAD FOR SHARING ♥

Mom who loves to sew said...

What a great tutorial.....and it can be used for so many other things too. I love the touch of rick rack! Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentines' Day.

Lynn said...

great tutorial = thanks! i'm fairly neutral on valentines day. i don't mind a sweet little handmade card but the over-the-top celebration is too much.

Jessica said...

I love all the extra thought that goes in to the day.

Grace said...

I love the handmade cards, colors and sweets :)

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KarenD said...

I love Valentine's Day (but not the commercialism). I love pinks and am excited to incorporate some of my pink fabrics into this tutorial for a few special kids in my life.

Ms. De said...

Cute tutorial! I'm a lover of all things pink!

Catskill Quilter said...

I love Valentine's Day -- love the colors of it, and the romance! It is a bright spot in a long winter if you live in a snowy area.

Barbara McD said...

I love the availability of CHOCOLATE!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I love homemade Valentines from my kids! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dona said...

I love making things for the family for Valentine's Day. I don't like how the advertisements try to make you spend so much money. It's about the heart!

Pat V. said...

I'm with Barb McD -- chocolate is the best part of Valentine's Day. Really fine chocolate. OK, I know, I'm such a romantic!

ritainalaska said...

thanx for the pattern; it's good for lots of things to keep. but one of the nice things about valentines are the flowers ... red, or pink, or white. love the bouquets, even those from the local grocery store, picked up at the last minute!

debbiekl said...

Neat idea! This is the first time my son has been in school to celebrate valentines and it's great seeing how excited he is about making cards for all his friends!

sherryberrybim said...

Don't mean to be a downer but the thing about Valentine's Day is it is such a "Hallmark" holiday. Would rather have a spontaneous gift from my darlin' husband (Too much to ask for???). Would love to win a gc to The Intrepid Thread.
slmcgann@verizon.net

Terry said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. I like the chained hearts quilting design. Valentine's Day is a good excuse to eat chocolate (if you need one!).

quilterbell said...

I knew I was going to love your project!!!!, I am not a big fan of Valentine's day I am afraid, but I am a huge fan of love all year around!!!!. Thank you for the chance

KatheG said...

What a clever idea - and so cute. I can see this being used for a lot of the artwork children do. Thanks for sharing.

supersara20 said...

This is really cute, way better than the manilla envelope I keep special cards in!

Ebeth said...

I love this! I have years' worth of cards in a drawer. Another task to tackle. :)

I like Valentine's Day. I love remembering the giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie my Mom made for each of us when we were kids. I'll never forget that.

ewholihan at emc dot org

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a lovely project! Thanks for sharing! Hmmmm I love that Valentines day in a good excuse to get and give gifts!

robin said...

I like it because I can "use it" as another way to let my family know I love them.

lynaeve said...

awww this is awesome! I'd make this in a heartbeat if I had the cute pink fabrics. I might just make it anyway. My favorite thing about valentines day is knowing that I'm already with the person i love and will be forever. I like to spoil him by making his favorite food.

Becky said...

A card keeper is a very clever idea! I just like that we celebrate LOVE on Valentine's day. What could be better than that?

Carrie P. said...

very cute card holder. I am a little indifferent to Valentine's day. I do send cards and get my hubby and kids some chocolate but there are other holidays that mean a whole lot more to me.

Beth said...

That is so sweet. It would be lovely for other cards as well. Thanks for sharing this excellent tutorial.

Hooray for Valentine's Day! My favorite thing about it is knowing that so many people have the joy of finding a handwritten card in the mailbox. I try to make sure that happens for my loved ones.

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

You know, I actually should make this... I know several members of my family that hold on to every card they ever received and this would be much cuter than a ziplock baggie or cardboard box or just stacked on a shelf.

~ Julie ~ said...

Thanks for the great idea! My cards and letters from my children are just scattered in the drawer of my nightstand. I'm making this for sure! I love Valentine's Day because of the letters I get from my husband and my now grown children. What treasures!

FML Crochet said...

Thanks for the chance to win! One thing I dislike about Valentine's Day is how busy restaurants get, feels like I'm having dinner with the couple next to us. So we now celebrate a week later. :)

Jennifer said...

I like spending time with my husband, but I don't like how expensive everything suddenly becomes!

Helen said...

We don't usually do anything for Valentines Day but this year, now that my 3 year old can help, we will be making peppermint cream hearts for 'daddy'.

Great tutorial thank you, I will definitely be making one of these.

luvdafroggy said...

Great tutorial! Love the idea; I can really use something to hold all those cards I just can't throw away. =) What I love about Valentine's Day...hmmmmmm. I love that it forces my husband to take time out and think about what I might like to do. He's very considerate but having a family, it's not often that it is just about what I would like.

Saundra said...

I like Valentines Day for a fun February holiday of love but I do dislike the media advertising & the push to make it such a commercial holiday. My anniversary is also in Feb. so I love the whole month.

Christine M said...

What a cute project. Thanks for the tutorial.

JoyceLM said...

I love Necco candy hearts which are only available at Valentine's Day. Thanks for the tutorial & chance to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I mostly just don't like to celebrate my birthday or holidays where you are expecting something.

New Quilter said...

Chocolate......
Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win.

annemarie said...

Great tutorial - I love the sweetness of Valentines Day and by that I mean the chocolates!!

Lex said...

I like the candy and the cute little cards. I still gave them to friends all through high school and college

Little Ella Lu said...

I think we should remember to show love to people everyday of the year but I like that Valentines helps us remember at least once. But I don't like how commercialized it has become.

forevermore said...

I love a Valentines day without expectations, especially my own. This Valentine's I'm actually going to be away from home, and that's okay with me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rose M. said...

I just love all the gushiness of Valentine's Day although I never my hubby and I don't really do anything for it. I think your love should be shown every day, not just on that one "special" day. Every day should be special.

Cheryl said...

It's the chocolate and flowers holiday! I Love those both.
Thanks for the cute project!

charlotte said...

love the chocolates!! This is a cute little card keeper.

Rebecca said...

I'm a big chocolate lover, and discount chocolate after Valentine's Day is awesome :)
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janie said...

I just love the excuse for us all to get (or allow ourselves to get)chocolates and or candies that are totally without calories.

Binks said...

I love the chocolates! And I've learned to celebrate any relationship I have on Valentine's Day. Otherwise I would always feel bad for being single.

Karen said...

I love the fact that there's usually chocolate and wine involved :o) Thanks for the great tute and give away.

das said...

Chocolate! Russel Stover's caramel and truffle hearts are the best.

annmarie said...

What's not to like about Valentine's day???!!! I love how the children get excited about giving and getting valentines from their classmates. Great tute - thanks.

Anne said...

I like that there's no guilt associated with enjoying a few bites of chocolate candy!

LM said...

I like that it's another excuse for chocolate.

LethargicLass said...

I love the cheesy valentine's that are the cheap ones but have the great sayings "Bee Mine" with a bee etc. LOL

Susan said...

The holder is a great idea, thanks! Something I like about Valentine's Day, even though my husband died a couple of years ago, there are still people in my life to whom I can give wonderful Valentine cookies or cute homemade Valentine goodies.

Mom C said...

I remember being so careful to make sure the messages on the candy hearts were the right ones for each classmate. Didn't matter with the girls but heaven forbid, you gave I luv U to a guy, even the one you secretly luved!Now I watch my grandkids as they read the messages and giggle. Some things never change.

Jess said...

Not into the commercialism of Valentine's day but it is nice to have an excuse to eat chocolate ;)

Alli said...

I love that Valentine's Day might mean a free present, but if I don't get one, that's fine too! :>

heartsease54 said...

Don't like the feeling that I HAVE to do something special, should be doing that all year long. I still give my husband a card, but if he didn't give me one (unlikely), that would be fine too. Love the added rick rack, adds that extra something that makes the project shine.

sweetboaterchick said...

This is super cute! The only thing that I like about Valentines day is all the pink that I see.
~Carolyn

Andrea said...

This is such a unique and creative project. Thanks for sharing. I love Valentines Day because my six year old wears pink and red all month.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors associated with Valentines Day, and I also love the heart symbol.

Thanks for a neat tutorial!
Karen S.

corinne said...

I do not like the pressure to buy, buy, buy high price items. I do like the idea of showing love to friends and family.

A West said...

What a cute tutorial, love the quilting. I love getting handmade cards from my kids and husband.

smalltowndreamz said...

I love this idea.

I love the colors involved in valentines day. The reds and pinks are just great.

JustPam said...

I like you valentine saver. Great idea. I don't like the commercialization of holidays, including this one. I've heard men say it was a holiday created by the cards companies to sell more cards.

Marcia B said...

LOVE the chocolates...but sad that some people feel left out on this day of love (widows, people w/out a significant other, etc.).
Great tutorial!

picketsews said...

My parents were married on valentines day. It wasn't till I was married that I realized how special that was. It's a little strange thinking about your parents being young and romantically in love with one another. So when we celebrated their anniversary we kids got to have a valentines day with our honey, too!!!!

Jennifer said...

I love the little surprises of Valentine's Day....I hate that the holiday does make some people feel sad tho. :(

Natalya H said...

This is such a neat idea!!! I love the excuse to eat lots of dark chocolate for Valentine's Day, but I do not like that our anniversary falls so close to Valentine's Day as we will usually end up combining the two!

Katina said...

I love this idea, it would be good for christmas too. Or, you could make one for each person to keep their birthday cards in from year to year!

Allison C said...

I'm not a big fan. I like it when my husband wants to take me out and buy me flowers because he wants to...not because of a commercial holiday. I do like the day after though...lots of cheap candies!

B Larson said...

Love the holder. It is so multifunctional. I love the little candy hearts and the hugs that go with valentines

Tamie said...

I would rather show my love all year long. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

paige said...

I love the candy that comes with Valentine's day but not all the hype.

Helen L said...

Really cute!! I love the ric-rac!!

Paskiaq said...

I don't like how expensive flowers get! Love a day to celebrate love though!!:)

Vickie said...

I love Valentine's Day for small children. It's fun to have a holiday to share pink and red even with boys. LOL Love the card holder.

karen said...

I like how excited my students get about valentines day more than anything! Thanks tor the opportunity.

Richard Healey said...

I hate the hype. Dont get me wrong love the wife and all but I love her every day not just once a year.
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lewmew said...

It's bittersweet. My first wedding was on Valentine's Day. He figured he couldn't forget it if we got married on that day . Now I'm remarried to a really romantic guy, who makes everyday Valentine's Day.

Carrie Siegfried said...

On Valentine's Day I like to make something cute like a bracelet or a necklace for my daughter along with some flowers. She loves it!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I know we are talking "all things Valentines" but what is better than Valentines Day for crafts? EASTER! I cannot wait for Easter and all the crafts it brings!

Deb said...

I don't think there's anything not to like! Chocolate, a meal out, sometimes flowers...special times for sure with my family.

sandyb said...

I love red and any variation thereof, so Valentine's Day is so festive with all the reds and pinks.

I love chocolate.

Thank you

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carol said...

Nice Valentine Card Keeper. Love the quilted hearts. I have never seen a Valentine Card Keeper.

C. said...

I love chocolate waffles for breakfast on V-Day! christina112358 at gmail dot com

bee said...

great idea! i love the flowers. and the chocolate (because who doesn't?)

CathyK said...

Thank you for the great tutorial...just darling! Regarding what I like about Valentine's Day: I love watching young students pass out their special Valentine's!

Cecilia said...

I enjoy getting chocolate on Valentine's Day. :-)

Leah said...

great tutorial

Heather said...

I'm not a big fan of Valentine's day because every always seems so pressured and stressed out about it. We should make a big deal about our love for each other everyday, not just one day of the year.

Love the idea of a special card holder for all the little notes from the kids!

Kathy said...

What I LOVE about Valentine's Day is my husband. He gets the sweetest card and writes the perfect note in there to me. I also love the fact that my 4 1/2 year old son is also starting to like making his own Valentine's Day cards. Thanks for the chance to win your "sweet" giveaway.

Narelle said...

I love Valentine's Day as it's the day hubby and I got engaged ... however I don't like how commercial it has become.
Cute way to keep the cards safe :)

Altax said...

This looks really awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Valentines Day Crafts

Aletta said...

I don't like valentines day very much. It has become to commercial. I love small attentions, but that could be anything, just one flower, a handwritten card or a good homecooked diner for two. It's the little things that matter to me.

Cliodana said...

love the idea! will keep in mind thank's
love the fabric

slacker said...

I love any excuse for a day of chocolate and flowers :) thanks!

Maxine said...

Cute tute! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I love that there's a reason not to cook and for my husband to take me out to dinner.

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