Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Monogram Cards

At our August team meeting, we recognized a few demonstrators on our team and I made them these little fabric bags with matching cards. I got the idea from one of the presenters at convention.  They are really simple to make not a lot of sewing involved, which makes it even better!  I'll show you the three different versions first and then give you the measurements at the end.
This one was done using the Flirtatious fabric and then I used a selection of papers that coordinated with the colours, since we don't carry the matching dsp anymore.

This next one was done using the Timeless Portrait fabric.
Here's a closer look at the cards - I forgot to take a photo of it open.  The belly band slides off, the top flap lifts up and then the bottom opens down.
And the last one was created using the Summer Smooches fabric - this one turned out to be my favourite - I love the bright colours.
And then the cards were made using the matching dsp. 
And here's a close up...
So here are the measurements:
  • For the fabric bag you will need two pieces of fabric that are 8" x 5-1/2".
  • Depending on how thick of a ribbon you are using, fold down the top of both pieces and sew them to create a place to feed the ribbon through.  You want to allow enough room for the ribbon to feed through easily (but don't feed it through yet)
  • Now put the pieces together with the right sides facing each other and stitch around the two sides and bottom.
  • Attach a safety pin to the end of your ribbon and feed it through the top.
  • The cards were created from a 4-3/4"x7" piece of dsp that was scored at 1" and 4".
  • For the rest of the card, I just used scraps of cardstock/dsp for the belly bands and then cut the flowers using a combination of fabric and dsp using the Fun Flowers die - love that die!
These really didn't take all that long to make and make a super cute gift! Don't forget - there's a fabulous deal on fabric on the clearance rack!  Pick some up and make some of these for Christmas gifts for next to nothing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sherry

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