I really hate to call this a tutorial because in all honesty it is little more than do this and this and you’re done. But I did.
I had a friend’s birthday party to go to and wanted to make a quick gift (sort-of left it to the last minute). (Also because this was such a last minute thing the pictures are minimal and of poor quality). Stationary is always an easy thing to make but I wanted to do mine differently and not just go with plain paper. My mind went back to this card I had seen on pinterest. However being that it was late spring I chose to do the cards with an initial. Here’s how I did it:
You Will Need:
- Fabric Scraps at least 3″ x 3″
- Coordinating Cardstock
- Blank white cards and envelopes
- Double-stick tape
- Tacky Glue
- Pinking Shears
- Paper Cutter
How To Do It:
1. Cut your chosen letter out of your fabric scraps using pinking shears. I chose to do it freehand but you could use a stencil if you wanted. The size of your letter will depend on how big you want it, if you want to put it in the corner I would use a small letter, if it’s going to be in the middle go big.
2. Cut a piece of coordinating cardstock using your paper cutter one half inch less than the dimensions of your card (if your cards are 4″ x 5 1/2″ cut a piece 3 1/2″ x 5″).
3. Glue the fabric letter to the piece of cardstock, allow to dry.
4. Use double stick tape to attach the cardstock piece to the card centering with 1/4″ margins.
1. The fabric scraps allowance 3″ x 3″ is very generous and will give you room to do as big a letter as you would want on a regular size card. Depending on your letter, (if you did an “I” for example you might only need a piece 2 1/2″ x 1″) you might need less, but this measurements give you room for error and big letters.
2. I chose to use white cards though you could use coordinating cardstock and make your own cards skipping the extra layer of cardstock. I buy a pack of 50 cards and envelopes from Hobby Lobby. With a coupon they are a very cheap way to buy cards and envelopes (since envelopes seem to be crazy expensive). You can find them in white and ivory in several different sizes though I like the 4″ x 5 1/2″ size.
3. A great way to buy cardstock that will coordinate with your fabric scraps is to buy a matstack. We got this one and one in pastels from JoAnns. These are great because they are just bigger than the size needed to make cards like these.
4. You could always do something other than an intial, you could make a flower using pink scraps for the bloom and green scraps for leeves and stem, be creative.