Cards

Punch Needle Valentine Bear Cards

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 5"x7"

Materials

  • Cardstock: white; lt. pink
  • White weaver’s cloth, 1/4 yd.
  • Wool felt scraps: white; pink
  • Round black beads, 1/8”, two (per bear)
  • Heart pony beads: pink; white
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): White; Very Dark Cranberry (600); Cranberry (603), 2 skeins

Tools

  • Black pearl cotton
  • Punch needle
  • Hoop and threader
  • Sewing machine and black sewing thread

Pattern - Punch Needle Valentine Bear Cards

  • "You Are Beary Sweet" Card
  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer bear to fabric. Place fabric inside hoop. Punch bear with White floss and outside of bear with Very Dark Cranberry floss.
  • 2. For muzzle, cut 1-1/4" pink felt circle; glue to face. Use one strand black pearl cotton to blanket stitch around muzzle.
  • 3. For nose, sew white pony bead to center of muzzle. Sew black beads (eyes) to face.
  • 4. Cut around bear rectangle, 1/4" from edges. Glue to white cardstock. Cut cardstock even with fabric edges.
  • 5. Cut 7"x10" white cardstock rectangle. Score and fold line down rectangle center to make 5"x7" card.
  • 6. Print "you are beary sweet" on pink cardstock. Cut 4-1/2"x6-1/2" rectangle with words at bottom. Cut 2-1/4"x3" rectangle from top of rectangle. Place bear inside rectangle opening; glue. Glue pink rectangle to card front.
  • 7. Machine sew straight stitch around pink rectangle, 1/4" from inside and outside edges.
  • "I Love You Beary Much" Card
  • 1. Follow same basic instructions as "You are Beary Sweet" Card, substituting Very Dark Cranberry floss for bear, Cranberry for background, white felt for muzzle, pink pony bead for nose sewn with Cranberry floss, pink cardstock for card, white cardstock for rectangle, and printing "I love you beary much" on rectangle.
  • Punch Needle Instructions
  • 1. The floss is punched through the fabric between the woven threads. The weave of the fabric holds the floss to form a loop. Needle is threaded with three strands of embroidery floss, using threader. Set loop length at 3. Transfer design to fabric. Place fabric in hoop (fabric should be taut). Needle is punched in and out fabric with stitches placed close together. Outline design first, then fill in. When done, cut floss close to fabric.