I know . . . I know . . . it probably wasn't very kind of me to make you wait for the winner of Ellzabelle's super cute notecard set. But there was a method to my madness. You see, usually there is only one winner of a giveaway . . . and there is one winner of this ready-made set. (Winner mentioned at the end of the post.) But Ellen of Ellzabelle wanted to give you all a little prize . . . a tutorial so that you can make your very own super cute notecards. Let's give Ellen a warm welcome and a big round of applause!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm so excited to be on Elizabeth's blog today to finish up her one year blog celebration! YEAH!!! I'm giving away the eight notecards shown above, but if you didn't win, don't worry, I'm going to show you how to make them!
FABRIC NOTECARD TUTORIAL Supplies:
Glue (I use Tacky Glue)
Heat n Bond Ultrahold
Cut out shapes
Buttons, thread, glitter... OPTIONAL
1. First iron your fabric scraps to get all wrinkles out. Cut Heat n Bond to size of fabric. Follow directions on package for ironing (2-3 sec with iron on medium dry heat). Iron Heat n Bond onto WRONG side of fabric and allow to cool. 2. Decide what shapes you want to make. Use the internet for ideas. I like to cut out shapes from cardboard cereal boxes (easier to trace). Some designs I have made are birds, guitars, elephants, whales, guitars, hammers, cowboy boots, LOVE.... The sky's the limit!
3. Trace shape onto paper of Heat n Bond (reverse image) and cut out. Peel paper backing from design.
Now is the time to accessorize if you want. Handsew buttons for eyes, add ribbon, anything you can think of! Put glue on back of design and press onto notecard. I put into a large book to dry so it will stay flat. When it's dry you can add glue and glitter like I do on my cupcakes.
Some other cards I have made.
It's a nice touch to personalize gifts with matching fabric notecards like I do for my custom knot dresses I sell on etsy.
A nice easy project! Hope you enjoy. Thanks Elizabeth and congrats! -ellen
No . . . thank you Ellen! Lovely! Now, here's the winner of this ready made set:
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!