I love handmade greeting cards…like a lot, but I don’t make them for people nearly enough. The smart thing to do would be to make a bunch at one time, right? That way I would have them on hand ALL of the time and give a little handmade goodness at every happy event. But I am a wife, mother, and blogger so my time is super full of really important things like sweeping up the box of cereal that got knocked over and scrubbing toilets, etc. Well, today I took time to enjoy some crafting. I made some greeting cards embellished with fabric and ribbon!
I used some super bright and fun fabric with coordinating embellishments. Basically I raided my sewing stash and made the perfect cards.
- -Package of white cards and envelopes.
- -3 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics
- -coordinating trim and buttons
- –fusible fabric stabilizer
- -digital cutter or scissors
- -sewing machine with matching thread
I took three coordinating fabrics and ironed some fabric stabilizer to the back. The fusible interfacing is kind of thick and feels plastic-like. Then I used a digital 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.
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 for fun sketch pen look.
Quick and beautiful cards are simple to make and add such a personal flare! Grab from your growing craft stash and show us what handmade cards you come up with. Post a picture on Instagram and tag us @ucreateblog or share it on our Facebook page.
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Zoe Cayetano says
Ohh, this is so adorable! Definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving!
These are so sweet. The perfect card for that someone special. Love the embellished flower!
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