Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Always Expect Moore is a prolific crafter and sewist! Stop by her sites for tons of projects, including lots of Valentines and ideas to make February bright. Carolina designed today’s project so you can download the PDF templates and start stitching right away. Have fun!

Looking for a fun and different Valentine this year? Maybe something a little semi-homemade? I’ve got you covered!

These printable valentines, with a little bit of hand-stitching, become a simple stitched sentiment for your special someone.

To make the cards you need:

Start by printing out the file for the card you want to make, then cutting it out with scissors or a paper cutter.

Place the card on top of a layer of batting or felt, then use a thumbtack to poke holes in the card. If making one of the “SEW” cross-stitch cards, poke a hole at each dark dot.

If making the “stitches” card, poke a hole about every 1/8” along the word “stitches.”

Pushing the holes through the front makes bulges in the back. You can leave these. If you like, you can smooth them away with fine-grit sandpaper.

Thread the embroidery needle with two threads from the embroidery floss. Using the holes you poked in the previous step, stitch. Use simple lines to make Xs on the SEW cards, use a backstitch to make the letters for the worked “stitches” if making the stitches card.

When finished, you can tie off the ends of your threads, or secure them with a small piece of tape or a dab of glue.

Once you’re done, you can add your own sentiment inside the card.

Here are the Valentine card template PDFs again for you to print. I hope you’ll download these cards, stitch them up, and share them with the special people in your life this Valentine’s Day!