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Valentine's Day Countdown: Felt Envelope Pattern & Printable Activity Cards

 

Valentine's Day  Countdown: Free Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

Happy February!! We decided we needed a little extra fun in our house so my 8 yo and I are doing a Valentine Countdown.  I made a list of simple activities we could do everyday and sewed up Valentine Envelope to deliver the day's activity in. I have a free printable and pattern sheet for you today in case you want to make one too! 
Valentine's Day Countdown: Free Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes


Valentine's Day Countdown: Free Felt Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards

Valentine's Day  Countdown: Free Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes


I'll place a new activity in the Felt Valentine Envelope each night. I left it on the table this morning to surprise him this morning but I may put it outside in the real mailbox tomorrow for a little extra fun.  The Felt Envelope I made is similar to one I made years ago for my preschooler. 

Valentine's Day  Countdown: Free Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes


I made a Valentine Envelope Pattern Sheet and a set of Printable Activity Cards in case you want to join us too! You don't have to make the envelope, just print the cards and have fun counting down.

 

Click here for the free Heart Activity Sheet

 Click here for the Valentine Envelope Pattern 

Heart Activity Sheet Cutting tips

Print your Activity Sheets on Cardstock. The last pages have blank hearts you can write in your own ideas. I was shooting for simple doable activities that needed very little prep on my part. 

Did you know you can use your old rotary cutter blade to cut cardstock? I like to keep an extra rotary cutter to use on paper. I wrote the work PAPER on the handle so I don't mix it up with my sharp fabric blades. This tool makes such a nice clean cut and it saves so much time. 
Use a rotary cutter to cut cardstock - Valentine's Day Countdown - Blue Susan Makes


Make A Felt Valentine Envelope

Even though I made this with my sewing machine, you could make this envelope by just adding glue where the stitching is.  Make it smaller or bigger as needed. Add a flap if you want to make it more complicated.  

You'll need

A Sheet of felt for the envelope
Scraps of felt for the stamps. 
pinking shears, optional

Instructions

1. Print out the Felt Envelope Template and use it to cut your felt rectangle to match the size of the paper. 

How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

2. Mark the stitch lines for the address. You can skip this part or use embroidery floss to stitch your address too.



How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

 3. Stitch the address lines. I used a heart stitch pattern I found on my Bernina B380 machine (#79). Your machine might have this too!

#72 Heart Stitch - How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes


4. Cut out the Stamp rectangle from the template. Use it to cut a Stamp from white felt. I used pinking shears to get that zig zag edge.

How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

5. Place the stamp in the top right corner leaving room for the side seam. Stitch or glue it on.
Felt Stamp - How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes


6. Cut out the heart from inside the stamp template. Use it to cut a Heart  from pink felt.
Felt Heart - How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

7. Place the heart inside the stamp. Stitch or glue it in place.

How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

8. Pin the side seams and stitch them together.
How to make a Felt Valentine Envelope - Valentine Countdown Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

Now you have a cute envelope to stuff your activity cards into!

I hope you'll join in the fun of counting down to Valentines day with us. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram @bluesusanmakes.com
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Happy Valentine's Making!


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