Amazing Tree – Birthday card made with Crafted Appliqué

Amazing Tree - Birthday card -

Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees where that colorful all year round?

Amazing Tree - Birthday card -

This birthday card was made with Lara’s (who blog at BuzzinBumble) new and amazing method called Crafted Appliqué. There is a magnificent tree pattern in her book, made from fabric and sewn unto fabric. Which is what the book is about: a new method to make fabric appliqués. But I quickly realised that this method would also work wonderfully for sewing fabric unto paper. So I decided to experiment.

I traced the tree pattern on tracing paper, exactly as it was in the book, without increasing the size. It was just perfect for a pre-cut and store-bought cardboard card. I cut all the necessary pieces and place them on the cardboard. Then I sew everything into place with my sewing machine.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card -

This is how the card looked like inside. Do not worry, I covered all the threads with a beautiful sheet of paper.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card -

This project took so little time that I made two.

Amazing Tree - Birthday card -

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21 thoughts on “Amazing Tree – Birthday card made with Crafted Appliqué

  1. Wow France I hope whoever receives the card knows and appreciates how much work went into making it. Just beautiful and frame worthy too!!!

  2. France, leave it to you to come up with a new and fun way to use Crafted Applique! These cards are so pretty and so you. I always love how you combine fabrics and colors. The trees look wonderful in miniature. The recipients will be very happy indeed! Pinned and very much appreciated! 🙂

    • Yes, my father was happy with the card (I’m keeping the second card for now). He was also curious about how it was done. I explained that the method was invented by a talented blogger friend from the United States…
      Your tree indeed looks wonderful in miniature and I can imagine how spectacular the big and real version is. I will have to verify this someday.
      Thank you for pinning!

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