Aunt Midge saved Valentine's cards going back to the 30s so I'm sharing some of those and then I posted some heart-shaped appliqued blocks which, after 25 years, still remain unfinished.
I waited until the last minute and made this card yesterday morning. I used regular copy paper which I taped to a rotating Olfa 12" square mat and cut the design with an X-Acto knife and #11 blade.
Last year I made this cute Valentine with two squirrels. And talking about squirrels. . . .
This little guy was tunneling under the snow yesterday to get to the bird seed I had thrown out.
My first attempt at paper-cutting got me thinking--wouldn't it be fun to do some gravestone cut-outs? lol
Maybe ten years ago or so, I made this card out of handmade paper, fabric cut-outs, lace, and ribbon. Long before that my daughter and I had made the paper out of an assortment of newspapers and magazines.
When I was making Milestones & Memories, I included this block to represent all the beautiful Valentine's Day flowers my husband had given me through the years.
Top left: from my mom to her sister, Midge. "I've got a heart full of love for you. Tetta"; right: "To My Pal," from "Daddy Pal" dated 2-14-39.
Bottom left: "Dearest Midge" 1942 from "Daddy Pal"; right: "To My Baby" from "Dad."
Twenty-five years and still wondering. . . will I ever do anything with these appliqued blocks?
Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer