Whew! I got a lot lined up for you today ... as you know today is the day we see what the Stitching Angels came up with, and there will be some fun giveaways and more.
First things first though, I wanted to end my
I had initially meant to get the card tutorial up yesterday, but you know how that goes. Remember my oral surgery from forever ago when I had that impacted wisdom tooth that was fused to my jaw removed? Yeah, I am still dealing with all of that (a bad infection, a chunk of bone that fractured off my jaw, etc ...), and ended up with yet another dentist appointment yesterday. Probably my 6th visit in the past 7-8 weeks ... no joke.
Anyhow, let us make a cute bunting greeting card using fabric scraps!!
x-x-x Fabric Scraps Bunting Greeting Card Tutorial x-x-x
A piece of cardstock folded in half, or a blank greeting card -- size/color is up to you!
A glue stick
Printed Flag Templates found HERE
Optional: Alphabet Rubber Stamps, Black Ink
1. Print out the flag templates found HERE, and cut them out.
2. Using the templates as your pattern pieces cut out the desired number of flags from your fabric scraps. I used two of the bigger flags, and two of the smaller flags. You can use all of one size, or really mix and match ... whatever works for you!
3. Using the ruler and pencil, draw a very light straight line horizontally across the front of the card where you would like the top of your bunting to be.
4. Apply a small amount of glue to each flag, and place across your drawn straight line so that the points point downward.
|Don't see my pencil line? That is because I actually did not draw one, I just stuck the flags on. Yep, I am a rebel like that.|
5. Once the glue is dry, take the card over to your sewing machine, and sew one straight line across all of the flags about 1/8" beneath your drawn line. Be sure to backstitck and the beginning and end.
6. If any of your pencil line is still visible, erase it.
7. Optional: Take your alphabet rubber stamps and stamp your message. Other great options would be to use some sort of a premade sticker or diecut, some calligraphy, your own handwriting, etc.
Now stick your card in an envelope and give it to someone to brighten up their day!
P.S. Be sure to check back throughout the day for the Stitching Angels wrap-up.