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« on: May 27, 2010 12:09:59 PM »

I debated on where to post this, but decided it should go in paper crafts and not quilting. Smiley Hope I made the right decision! The tutorial for this came from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.

I've been hoarding a bunch of nice paper that I received as samples a while back from Neenah Paper for a portfolio revamp that never happened. I also hoard fabric scraps.

I decided to make some of these cards after drooling over the ones in the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book.

They're A6 size (6.5"x4.25"  fits in an A6 envelope). 

These are super quick and easy to make. They make a great gift for friends if you put them in packs of 5-10 with envelopes. Or they're nice to have around for all your notecard or greeting card needs.

You can find the tutorial in the book, but here's a super quick rundown.

1. Cut your cardstock or heavy paper to the size for a card.
2. score on the halfway mark using a ruler and the back of a butter knife (or a real scoring tool)
3. fold in half
4. take scraps of fabric and arrange on the front part of the card
5. once happy with the pattern, use a glue stick and glue fabric to card (makes it easier to sew)
6. use a zig zag or another fun stitch and stitch along the edge of each piece of fabric
7. use the regular stitch and make a few lines or zig zags in the opposite direction of your strips to "quilt" the card
8. trim to the edges

One tip  don't use the needle on your machine for anything else BUT these cards. The cardstock will dull your needle and it will likely tear fabric when sewing regular materials.

More details on my blog if you're interested!

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010 12:41:46 PM »

Ohh these are beautiful! Adding it my 'to craft' list this weekend!

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010 02:35:23 PM »

I LOVE this idea! Kiss I saw something like this on one of those quilting shows, only they used photos and made a "Photo Card" or quilt or something like that.  thought it was a great idea.  You've totally inspired me to do this with the TONS of scrap fabric I have.  hopefully i can get off my keister and do something, but still, you're my inspiration!  great job!!

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