... and because Valentine's makes me feel all warm and fluffy, I thought I'd show you how I made it too! Before you start on the card, you need to make a mini version of my crochet heart. To do this use a very small crochet hook (I used a 1.5mm hook) then, instead of making two circles with three rounds at the start of the pattern, make two circles with only two rounds (12 stitches) and continue with the rest of the pattern. Ok, now on with some card making ...
1. Trim two sheets of card to the size that you want your finished valentine's card to be (remember it will be folded in half!). Stack the two sheets so that they are perfectly lined up, then in one corner cut a circle with the 3" circle punch. The hole should be in exactly the same place on each piece of card.
2. Take one of the card sheets and use a ruler to mark the centre fold of the card (see my squiggly arrow), and lightly score a line with a craft knife (I have no idea what I have done with my craft knife since we moved home, so instead I used a pen knife!)
3. Carefully fold the card (this should be easy as you have already scored the line). Next trim the second sheet of card so that it is slightly smaller than the front of the folded card.
4. On the inside of the main card stick a teeny bit of double sided tape just above the middle of the hole at the top (see another wiggly arrow).
5. Prepare the double sided tape by removing the backing and position the heart in the centre of the hole. Then holding the heart with one hand, pull the tail of the yarn to the top of the card and stick it firmly on to the double sided tape. Make a right angle with the yarn so that the tail will not be visible at the top of the card and add a little more double sided tape to secure the end (see my wobbly arrow).
6. Now take the backing card and place a tiny bit of double sided tape at the top just as you did with the main card (see another wavy arrow). At this point, don't forget to smother the rest of the backing card with ample amounts of pritt stick glue (not like me, I did forget and I assure you it's much harder to add the glue retrospectively!)
7. Place the backing card over the inside of the card to conceal the tail of the yarn (sticky side down), making sure that the hole is perfectly lined up with that of the main card.
8. Ta-dah! Beautiful, elegantly understated card waiting for you to write sweet nothings to your Valentine ...