Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sidetracked by Notecards

I said that I was going to be making some hanger pouch things next, and that's what I should be doing, but these notecards jumped rank and begged to be made.

I'm quite excited about them!  I'm pretty sure I have seen this sort of thing on the internet before, but when searching for it, this is all I found and I know I had not seen it before.  Regardless, it's pretty simple - just sew on cardstock.

stitched notecards

With the exception of the cards with the 12 tiny squares, all of the fabric is adhered to the cardstock with fusible web.  For the 12 tiny square cards, I just used a glue stick.  This probably could work with the other shapes, too. However, I liked how the fusible web kept the edges from raveling and smearing the glue stick on the pieces did distort them a bit.


The cards are 3.5" x 5" and came from Michael's.  I'm sure I'll be doing more of these.  It was a fun project.


This one is my favorite:

stitched notecards

I used a zigzag stitch and off-white thread for all of them.  I pulled the ends to the back and knotted them off.

stitched notecards

I wondered about myself having such a good time with these.  I have a closet full of fabric and I loved this project using the tiniest scraps.  Maybe less is more.

I dropped all of these off this morning along with this project for the silent auction fundraiser at my daughter's school.

Okay, now back to work...

8 comments:

  1. Oh I love those cards. Would you mind if I made some? I love sending cards to friends and this would use up some of my stash.

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  2. I've done a number of cards like this - I may have gotten the idea from the MADE blog.

    I really like yours - they look like mini quilts.

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  3. I love this idea. Your colors schemes and designs are super cute! I have some Christmasy Hawaiian fabric that would make great Christmas cards done up like this. Hmmmm....Will I really get to it? I hope so.

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  4. The cards are great! I hope they did well for the fund raiser.

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  5. Nana, and myself enjoyed looking at your blog while getting a pedicure before going to Sheboygan for Aunt Judy's birthday dinner with the sisters.

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  6. Great idea, Renae! May I use this idea? That is if I can get other things done to get to sew again! Thanks for the pieces sent with your mom. The girls love them.

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  7. Go right ahead, Stacey! Let me know how it goes. I'm glad the crayons rolls worked out. :)

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