September 22, 2010

Scrappy Cards

One of the questions asked during a Sharing Saturday was, "What do you do with all your fabric scraps?"  This is a great question and I've been thinking about it.  While there could be a billion answers, I'm just going to give you one idea today.  Who knows, maybe we'll start a new series for the question.

I love having a bunch of homemade cards ready for anything that comes up.  So, I took some little scraps and sewed them onto some cards.  This would also be a great sewing exercise for beginners.  Here are a few I came up with.



I got a little too carried away aging the edges on this one.  I like the look of the stitches being a little messy and running inside and outside of the fabric.



This one was my favorite.  I really have a thing for clouds and rain lately.


What do you do with your scrap fabric?

Tomorrow I'll have the big 'ole tutorial for the Superhero Car and Reading Nook.  See you then.  Thanks for reading!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cute and creative! Great job. I have tons of scraps that I can't bear to throw out...maybe I should give this a try!

candicem said...

I love these, Cheri! I think my favorite is the christmas tree. I'm a scrap hoarder too so love this idea!

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

Those are so great! And I think what do to with your scraps should definitely be a reoccuring post, I think about it all the time and I am not nearly as creative as you! Thanks for sharing!

Taylor Swim said...

OOOhhhh this is great. I've never thought of that before. Now my scrap pile is looking a little more inviting. Thanks for yet another great idea! Genius!

Unknown said...

I love these! I've made one myself a while ago (helmihandmade.blogspot.com and there choose the topic cards if you want to see it) unfortunately the text there is still in Finnish. I think it would be a great idea to do a series of what you could do with them. I'm at least already thinking of ideas... :)

Heather Feather said...

These are amazing and so cute! I might just have to use these cute ideas for cards :)

Beth said...

Awesome idea. I've got to make some cards this month for Visiting Teaching, I'll be putting together some with fabric scraps. Thanks

Unknown said...

* Scream * I love these!!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing! :)

Chels said...

So... Mrs. Crafty, any ideas for wedding invites while you're on a card sort of kick?
I loved the umbrella one.

HouseofHubbs said...

I just love checking your blog! It inspires me everyday and makes me smile! Thank you!

Amelia said...

Your blog is my new favorite! I've been lurking for a couple of weeks digesting all of your incredible projects, not to mention your sister's amazing talents. Wow. I'm breaking out my sewing machine today. You have some fantasmigorical talent- keep it up and keep on posting. Yours is the first I check.

Jessica said...

Those cards are so cute! I love the rain and umbrella ones. I just might have to make some for my card stash. Thanks for sharing!

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Macey at Olivia Renn said...

These are so cute! I love your blog and would love for you to join my linky party (it's my first one!).

http://oliviarenn.blogspot.com/

Two Dollars said...

I mostly use my scraps for applique/ reverse appliques to jazz up my boy's shirts and pants. I like your idea, though I know I'll never do it and I really like the cards I make with origami :) I really have a problem getting out the sewing machine, though I think I'm close so that I can reinforce some tie applique shirts I made.
-Stefanie
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Delia said...

I like the umbrella one. No...I love it! Can you pass some of your creativity around a bit. Sheesh. I think you got the lion's share. :)

I just linked to your scrappy hats on my blog. I hope to make one soon. I know they won't be as cute but I am hoping I can get one to turn out. :\

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thanks!

Suzan said...

Awesome idea...Maybe I can do this for this years Christmas cards. Another thought is my oldest daughter is in 4-H and is wanting to learn how to sew. Perhaps this would be a good project for her. Thanks for all of your fabulous ideas!

Molly {Eeny Meeny & Moe} said...

My scrap bag keeps getting bigger and bigger - it's maddening! I love how it makes me try and think up little projects to do with them though - it stretches me to be creative!

Anonymous said...

These cards are all stunning! Thank you for sharing them! I know what I will be doing with some of my fabric scraps :)

Jessica Loughrey said...

cute cards! i love the cloud and rain the best. and here's a look at some things that i do w/my scraps:
http://jessicaloughrey.blogspot.com/search/label/scraps

Ruth said...

LOve them; love your blog. I have never really made my own cards and would love a post with more general cardmaking ideas and tips if you ever felt like it!

Jessica said...

Great cards! I love them. I am big into card making and have been wanting to try using fabrics but haven't yet.

I like to use my scraps to make baby bibs, tag blankets, binky clips (can you tell I have a baby) and other things that I need anything. It makes me feel like I'm getting something for FREE!

Also, I have a whole list of craft blogs I visit and if I only have time to check one or two, it's always yours. I LOVE your fresh ideas and your positive attitude so THANKS!

Jessica said...

*anyway, not anything =S

Justine said...

What fun and cute cards! :)


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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea for scraps! I never really thought about sewing fabric to paper before, that's awesome!
I have a question for you-
I just started making my own cards - do you feel the need to make something for the inside (like store bought cards) or do you leave the inside blank and just write you sentiments in them. I'm a a bit torn on that part. The cards I've made so far I have done something for the inside also but I'm thinking leaving them blank would be fine and easier. Any advice from readers would be great too!! Here is a post I made on my blog about the cards I've made so far so you can see what I mean:
http://linzcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-made-some-cards.html

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