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« on: December 30, 2009 04:03:48 AM »

Not sure where to put this, but the biggest component is cardboard so hopefully this is the right place!

I make Christmas cards each year, and like to try to use up scrappy bits of fabric/paper.  This year I also had a huge stash of ribbons (a Christmas gift from my brother-in-law and his wife last year), so I got the sewing  machine out...







Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 06:14:50 AM »

Wow, these look very original.
I like how you kept the basic design very simple, because you can really see the star-construction.


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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 06:46:16 AM »

These look great!  Good use of scraps! Did you sew through the card?  Did you have to finish the inside or did you leave the stitching showing?
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 07:45:56 AM »

I'm as curious as alwaysinmyroom.  Did you do the stars to the fabric, then attach to card, or did you sew right through the card?
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 09:00:00 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

I sewed right through the ribbon, fabric and card in one go.  But it wasn't really proper cardboard -- more like quite stiff paper.  So after sewing the ribbon and fabric on I just folded the card/paper down inside to hide the stitching.  It started off as a piece of A5, which in the end was folded in half twice.  Does that make sense?
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009 09:31:12 AM »

I gotcha--great idea!  like a 4-fold, half and then half! I put this on my list of things to try! Thanks a lot!

Great of your BIL and sis to get you the ribbon!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009 03:37:54 PM »

wow... i have so much ribbon and a sewing machine, never thought of this before.

i may use this as some inspiration for next year's cards!! 
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010 05:36:07 PM »

I love this idea, and I've just started playing around with making my own cards to use my offcuts of scrapbooking paper, would love to try making my own cards for next xmas.

Thanks for the inspiration  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010 04:22:34 PM »

These are really neat! Simple and effective.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010 03:45:49 PM »

These look lovely, I might pinch the idea for this year's Christmas cards!
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