Monday, November 8, 2010

more scrap cards. you make one!


The birthday card was for my sister Libby, and the other one is for whatever I need a card for in the near future. Usually when I find I need a special card I don't have time to make one. I'm starting to realize the value of making extras.

Super easy for you to do if you have a huge scrap drawer like me:

1) Cut a white 8.5 x 11 in. piece of cardstock into two 8.5 x 5.5 in. pieces.


2) Fold those over to make two blank cards.

3) Glue a darker piece of 4 x 5.25 in. card stock to the front of the cards. I use Fabri-Tac. Dries quickly, doesn't wrinkle the paper.

4) Then start cutting leaves from your scraps with pinking shears. I just do this freehand, but you could make a card stock pattern to cut around if you like. After you are happy with the colors, glue them on. I used Elmer's gel glue for that, but the key is SMALL dots of glue. You don't want glue seeping through the fabric.


5) Greetings are written on the front in white gel pen. Voila!

This would be an easy gift idea for Christmas too. Make 8 or so scrap cards, with no messages or generic messages on the fronts, and use coordinating ribbon to tie them up with 8 invitation sized envelopes.

14 comments:

  1. These are SO pretty! What a treat they'd be to receive in the mail!

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  2. Gifting a set of these is a great idea! In fact, I was just trying to come up with a quick gift idea this morning to add to a copy of Hunger Games, so thanks! Now to find my missing pinking shears...

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  3. I should make some. My daughter could even help! What kind of glue did you use to glue the fabric on? Just curious! Thanks!

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  4. I second the what kind of glue question!

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  5. Hey, y'all. Itching to make more cards. But have too much to do right now, including finish a certain cozy pattern. So close.

    Mama Pea and Katie, y'all know how much I love and adore FabriTac. Which would work fine here. I used FabriTac to glue the paper background on the card. But I think what I actually used to adhere the fabric leaves to the paper was Elmer's Gel Glue. The key is to use SMALL amounts of whatever glue you use -- Too much and it seeps through the fabric. Dot it on very lightly, I use a toothpick sometimes if the nozzle is too big.

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  6. Love this design! Very cute! :)

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  7. I'm with Robyn on the great gifting idea. I think anyone would like these to give or get!

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  8. My mother is coming for Thanksgiving and we plan to make cards. I know what I am making first! Love the simplicity card.

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  9. So simple and pretty! I really like these! Thank you fro sharing them.

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  10. i really love these cards.
    now i made some myself as a present.
    many thanks for your tutorial.

    best wishes, doro K.

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  11. Just want to say 'hi' and what an excellent idea to use some fabric scrap. The cards are so pretty.

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  12. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards n its easy to make.
    Scrapbooking Supplies

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