- Make or buy a card
- Cut shape/s from scrap fabric - 2" star template
- Sew fabric to the card
I have a box of blank, store bough cards, ready to be embellished at a minute's notice.
I find there's no need to adhere the fabric to the card in any way. Just hold in place as you sew. Yes, it's going to fray, but that's all part of the charm.
Check out my previous posts for tips on sewing cards, particularly regarding needles. Card stock blunts the needle - replace it when you next sew with fabric. There's lots of information and links on sewing cards with paper and card stock...
- Appliquéd Bunting Card
- Paper Appliquéd Christmas Tags
- Gift Tags Made from Paper Shopping Bags and Fabric Scraps
Last night I finished writing my Christmas cards - the ones that will be sent in the post. And I reached the end of my store bought supply. In a world with limitless time, I'd replace all store bought cards with handmade Christmas cards from now on. The reality is somewhat different.
I'll most probably do a few special handmade Christmas cards each year, but the rest I'll hopefully purchase from charities - helps others and saves time for me.
If you make your own Christmas cards, what's the percentage of store bought to handmade?
I'll be adding my star appliquéd card to the Gift Wrapping link party here at Threading My Way. Check out the 12 Days of Christmas Challenges ~ Cards Made from Boxes linky, too.
If you spend any length of time on Pinterest like I do, you're bound to have seen lots of creative gift wrapping ideas. I've been pinning away...