Hi Riley Blake Fabric lovers! I am happy to be here sharing another project with you all. This month I was able to get my hands on the beautiful LOVEY DOVEY COLLECTION by Doodle Bug. This fabric, along with the buttons and trim made perfect embellishments for some cards I made…
-Package of white cards and envelopes.
-3 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics
-coordinating trim and buttons
-stiff fusible interfacing (thicker than wonder under)
-digital craft cutter or scissors
-sewing machine with matching thread
I took three coordinating fabrics and ironed some stiff fusible interfacing on the back. The fusible interfacing is thicker than wonder under and feels plastic-like. Then I used a digital craft cutter (ie, Cricut, Silhouette, etc) and cut out a bunch of hexagons, triangles and flowers. You can easily use scissors and stencils to cut your desired shapes as well. The best thing about the interfacing is that I was able to iron the shapes right onto the cardstock rather than gluing the fabric down. It made these handmade cards so much more fun to make.
Card #1: Love You!
Hexagons are a huge trend right now and I LOVE IT! I see a bunch of ladies making hexi quilts; why not make a hexi card? Give it a try! For this card I used 16 hexagons that are about 1” around.
Step #1: Arrange the hexagons how you want them. Leave some white space in between. Iron the hexagons down (or glue them on if you aren’t using interfacing).
Step #2: Sew some hexagons in the white space. I love the dimension this creates. It just adds more interest and finished lines.
Step #3: Add a personal touch by handwriting your sentiment. Even if you think your hand writing is ugly, it’s just more personal.
Card #2: Button Embellished Flower
This is the simplest card of them all. Seriously, it took all off 5 minutes to make…if that. I cut a 2” flower and used some amazing ruffled ribbon from the LOVEY DOVEY collection.
Step #1: Glue a 2” piece of ruffle ribbon in the middle of the card. Attach the flower to the top of the ribbon.
Step #2: Stitch around the inside of the flower and around the card, creating a border.
Step #3: Glue the button in the center and you are done!
Card #3: Celebrate!
These fun banners have been around for a while now, but they never get old…at least, not to me. I love to use them on birthday cards or party invitations.
Step #1: Arrange 6 triangles around the corner of a blank card and adhere them down.
Step #2: Sew this tiny fringe trim along the top of the triangles.
Step #3: Hand write your sentiment…yes, even if you hate your handwriting.
Step #4: Sew a frame around your sentiment…twice.
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