Happy Valentine's Day!

For some of my most supportive clients, I wanted to make a somewhat meaningful Valentine's gift to show my appreciate to them.  I wanted something that could be sweet and useful, so I thought of an embroidered heart magnet!  I bought two colors of fabric (gray and mustard) in my branding color scheme (gray, chartreuse, pink and mustard) and went to work.  All I did was cut out hearts and embroider the yellow side with the couple's initials (or hello for my unmarried clients).  I sewed the magnet into the inside of the gray fabric, sewed the yellow and gray fabrics together and stuffed it.  :)  Then I was done! To finish it off, I made thank you / Valetine's.  I designed the green card in Illustrator with stripes that appear on my DVDs to clients.  And for the heart I wanted something cute so I put the quote, " The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart."  For both the green card and pink heart I used my printed to print each individually.  I designed and printed the label for the envelope and the "thank you" sticker on the gift box on adhesive paper.  The gift box came with some fluffy stuff, which I thought was ugly, so I folded and cut little accordions to cushion the magnet instead.  And that was it! YAY.  This was such a fun project.

(And I just wanted to note that it was cheaper to make this whole project than it was to mail it!)


Aren't new relationships wonderful?


For it was not into my ear you whispered,                         but into my heart.                It was not my lips you kissed,     

                                                   but my soul.



* Nope.   No new relationship for me,  but even so... the quote makes me warm and fuzzy in my tummy nonetheless. :)