February 10 ~ Valentine Inspiration

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Cross Stitch Heart Card by Sarah, Valentine Arts

Sarah sells these great cards, heart mini cards and more in her Valentine Arts shop. There’s still time to do a little heart-inspired cross stitch of your very own (and don’t forget about our Pocket Stitch Guide for embroidery stitch help, if you want to do a little free form fun on linen, etc.).

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56 Responses to February 10 ~ Valentine Inspiration

  1. Jackie Myers says:

    Cute post. I really like how cross stitch makes me feel contemplative and relaxed.

  2. Jennifer S. says:

    Wow – how personal and meaningful to put such effort into it.

  3. Faith says:

    Wow. Cross Stitching is like knitting for me. It takes too long. 🙂 Maybe someday.

  4. Alyssa says:

    Very pretty! I may have to dig out my dmc floss!

  5. Jackie says:

    Those cards are amazing. oh how i would love one for my valentine?

  6. Stacy says:

    so cute!

  7. Michele says:

    Very pretty – and a great idea for a handmade card.

  8. tscd says:

    great idea!

  9. Laura Thomas says:

    What a great idea! I hope I can get my girls to learn to cross stitch. Maybe that’s Grandma’s job…

  10. suzi says:

    very pretty card

  11. Erin Compton says:

    That is BEAUTIFUL! I love when projects use color variation, especially red!

  12. Kelli says:

    I used to love to cross stitch things for people. I haven’t actually finished anything since I had kids, though…hmmm…maybe in 15 years when they’re grown…. 🙂

  13. Jessica C. says:

    My husband is the person who can cross stitch in our family, maybe I can talk him into making this?

  14. Katie B says:

    Love this idea.

  15. Marcia W. says:

    Like this – though looks difficult

  16. StephanieS says:

    I really like this!

  17. duff says:

    Love the color gradations–very professional & artistic!

  18. michelle says:

    Very cute!!!

  19. kara says:


  20. Linda says:

    Just lovely!

  21. These make the cutest and most thoughtful Valentine!

  22. Claire says:

    They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Stacey C. says:

    So pretty–that card will never get thrown away!

  24. Katie says:

    so sweet.

  25. Margie Bennett says:

    Such a pretty card! I’m in awe of cross stitching as I can’t do it!

  26. shannon says:

    too cute! i wish i knew how to cross stitch!

  27. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    What a lovely idea…

  28. Annette says:

    Beautiful cross stitch. Makes me want to break out the floss!

  29. Erin says:

    Beautiful. Thanks!

  30. Wendy says:

    Love the simplicity.

  31. Lovely! Simple and sweet…

  32. Line says:

    Lovely! A pity my Valentine hates cross-stitching… too “like-my-mother” for him (the “my” applies to his mother, not mine!) I’ll probably do one for myself, though!

  33. Jeanine says:

    Absolutely adorable

  34. alisha says:

    What a lovely shop. And so nice that Sarah donates a portion of the proceeds to diabetes research and education. 🙂

  35. Maya says:

    The color in that heart is very pretty and looks great as a card.

  36. jm says:

    Very pretty!

  37. Jenny says:

    Oh so sweet!!

  38. Lynn Osborne says:

    How sweet. The variety on Sew Mama Sew is great! I’d love to do some cross-stitch again….haven’t in a good long while.

  39. Terri says:


  40. Cristi says:

    I always wanted to learn cross stitching as a child–maybe now’s the time!

  41. Ramona says:

    There are lots of cute things in her shop.

  42. Ooh, the pocket reference, I dig. I dig the heart too. If only I didn’t have 7 other projects that need my immediate attention…

  43. DebbieKL says:

    Great quick homemade card idea!

  44. Bekah says:

    Great idea

  45. Brandi says:

    so cute, I have the perfect little sampler pieces that I could turn into cards.

  46. Angela says:

    I hope that cross stitch never goes out of style. How sweet!

  47. DebbieB says:

    That is very sweet. Simple yet beautiful. Thank you.

  48. Pam says:

    I am so turning these into my 6-year-old’s first x-stitch lesson.

  49. sharon says:

    Very nice idea! Good for using up little scraps of canvas and they are pretty too! Thanks Sharon.

  50. Krystina says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  51. Mama Lusco says:

    So pretty!

  52. Tong says:

    This is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing!

  53. susan hwang says:

    thanks for sharing her site! the cards are gorgeous!

  54. qsogirl says:

    wow, what a lot of work!

  55. ~Helena~ says:

    How sweet is that.

  56. mon ami says:

    very pretty!

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