Tuesday, April 17, 2012

patchwork greeting card tutorial.

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this fast+simple patchwork greeting card tutorial is a 
super fun way to personalize a swap package or a note to a friend! 

<<materials needed>>
one standard greeting card or card stock 
fabric scraps
lapel stick (or glue stick!)

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[1] trim+arrange fabric scraps in mosaic-like pattern. 

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[2] using a dab of a lapel stick (or glue stick!), adhere 
the scraps to your greeting card. this is just to keep things 
in place when stitching the scraps. 

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[3] sew around each of the scrap pieces. i used a 1/16" 
seam allowance -- just enough to catch the fabric. 

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[4] trim the loose threads and done!

once you've got the basic steps down, the patchwork greeting card possibilities are endless! how about using a few decorative stitches around the scraps? or play around with some different fabric scrap shapes+threads! if you make some patchwork greeting cards of your own using this tutorial, please include them in the Canoe Ridge Creations flickr group -- i would love to see them!

xo, megan. 

17 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! Thanks so much - another good reason to hang on to my itty bitty scraps..LOL!

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  2. I love this idea!

    Just wanted to let you know I went to PIN this on Pinterest and it seems your images are unable to be pinned. I completely understand that choice, but I wanted to let you know in case you were unaware.

    Thanks so much for sharing this fab idea. :)

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  3. I love making cards, and this will be in my next group! Excellant ideas!

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  4. Lovely idea! I was making some cards with fabric last month and this is another take on it - will certainly be giving it a go!

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  5. That's such a great idea! =D

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  6. These are so cute!!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I am definitely going to try this the next time I'm in need of a greeting card!

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  7. I was wondering what this was on your instagram! So cute. I love using bits of fabric scraps on my cards. Most recently, I turned my scraps into cupcakes and ice cream cones for a few birthdays coming up. I even used this method on my wedding invitations - luckily it was a small wedding!

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  8. It's so easy and looks really beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lovely...I must get some cards tomorrow and try them out.

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  10. Lovely :-) great idea for using up scraps

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  11. I love the cards! I like to do the same thing on white gift bags, then they can be enjoyed longer as they get reused. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  12. Stinking cute! Thanks for sharing!

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