Because today is the blessed day of Friday, I did a challenge post on the CARDS blog. The challenge was to use fabric on a Valentine card. Here's my card:
Card is 4.75" square
This card literally took 15 minutes to make. That's my kind of card. I didn't exactly know how to translate my idea of a puffy fabric heart to paper, so this is what I did:
1) Die cut a heart window from the front of a kraft cardstock base.
2) Stitch a piece of floral fabric to the window, letting it bunch so you can fill it with fabric scraps/polyfil.
3) Turn the card over and fill the fabric heart with scraps of fabric or polyfil. Adhere a piece of cardstock to the back to keep the fabric scraps/polyfil in place. Tip: When I sewed around the heart the first time to attach the fabric, it looked really sloppy, so I went around the heart two more times after the cardstock was attached to blend in the imperfections. So not only did the cardstock get attached permanently but my sloppiness got blended in. Sa-weet.
4) Add a green ribbon bow to the bottom of the puffy fabric heart and place "love" pink foam letter stickers on the side.
5) Done and done.
Supplies: Cardstock: Kraft; Fabric: Fabric supply; Foam letter stickers: American Crafts; Ribbon: Making Memories; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Heart die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar