- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
*Note: I've listed the supplies that I used. Feel free to vary from these.
SUPPLIES: Needed for this card:
scissors & zig-zag scissors, if you have them
colored card stock (I chose medium blue)
all purpose glue
fabric scraps (I used Vintage European light blue wool, red & black checked cotton felt)
buttons (2 for eyes & 1 or 2 for tummy)
1 Focal Embellishment (I used a Snowman Rinchie ) *Note: See definition at bottom of this article.
1. Cut card stock into size card you desire (mine is 7" x 5" (18cm x 13cm), folded in half
2. Cute shapes for the corner edges of card & glue into place, pressing gently. Allow to dry.
3. Open card & choose a design for inside. I chose a snowflake, made from the wool fabric.
Place your design in the place you have chosen & glue. Allow to dry, slightly. I also added corner edging on 1 side, cut w/zig-zag scissors.
4. I have left the right side, inside, blank. I will add my greeting in Gold or Silver Leaf Pen.
5. On front of card, decide where you will place your Focal Embellishment (I've used a Snowman from my shop) .
6. Glue Snowman into place & allow to dry. I used several wooden clothespins to hold it in place till dry.
7. Voila! You have a handcrafted Gift Card that is unique & your family or friends will probably want to frame!
I could have used paper, but decided to up-cycle this piece of wool fabric & my buttons are vintage choices from my collection. My goal is to create a unique Card that is a "work of art" in itself. The card can actually be the gift that you give! They are collectable!
I purchase paper from local supplier, but here is a link for a supplier online:
UK Supplier Paper Goods:
How To Care For Vintage Fabric:
*What are Inchies & Twinchies Anyway?
WHAT IS AN INCHIE? It's 1 x 1" & has so many cool uses!
What is a TWINCHIE? It's 2"x2"
Scrapbooking, albums, notebooks, journals
Add ons for lamps, books, pics, frames
Mixed Media Artworks
Add ons for caps, vests, etc
Lunch box Surprises! (you can write a note on the back of these)
Christmas tree decorations
Gift box & bag add-ons