Candy Cane Christmas Cards – A tutorial

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Christmas Cards

Material

  • fabric with a pretty Christmas motif
  • cardboards, in red and in green (or any color coordinated to your fabric)
  • white cotton yarn
  • sewing thread, in red and in white (or any color coordinated to your fabric)
  • pencil, ruler and scissors

The pdf, in French and in English, can be found here.

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Single Rose Cards – Made with Crafted Appliqué

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While making the Single Rose Mini Mini Quilts with Lara’s Crafted Appliqué method (Buzzin Bumble), it occurred to me that those roses would make beautiful cards. I have various pre-cut cardboard cards and I found two in the right colors and sizes. With the Crafted Appliqué method, it was easy to sew the flowers unto the cards (with my sewing machine), as all the appliqué pieces stayed well into place while I was sewing. Needless to say that I can not use pins with cardboard. Easy and fast. 🙂

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The pattern for the roses comes from my pattern Tea in the Rose Garden, which could be found in my Craftsy Pattern Store.

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Maple Leaf Quilt and Card – Made with Crafted Appliqué

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This is a small quilt: 7″ x 7″. And a coordinated card. For the appliqués, i.e. the maple leaves, I have used Lara’s Crafted Appliqué method (#craftedapplique).

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I have used 100% quilting cotton for these two projects. With Crafted Appliqué, fabrics do not fray. Which is why I was able to stitch along the edges of the leaves with a straight stitch (only once and with golden metallic thread). Being a small quilt, I made a small quilting effort.

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For the card, I decided to add veins inside the leaf. I could not resist using more of that golden metallic thread. The red stripes are selvages from the red fabric of the quilt.

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I find they make a gorgeous pair, if I may say so.

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For the binding, I used the back fabric and sew it on the front by hands. I made my special corners. You can find my tutorial on how I use the back fabric of a quilt to make the binding and those corners here (in French and in English).

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Amazing Tree – Birthday card made with Crafted Appliqué

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

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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.

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

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This project took so little time that I made two.

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