Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Tree card

Do you still need to make a quick gift for someone this year? If so, this might just be the idea for you! I made this card a few days ago, but had to wait to show it to you because it was for my mom and dad. They read my blog regularly, so I didn't want to spoil the surprise.

I made this card using Christmas color fabrics and buttons. The idea is not originally mine, but from Sew Simple Magazine, volume 11. The only thing I did differently was add a star on top. I love this magazine, as there are always such creative projects, and they're simple enough for even the beginner sewer. 

Before stitching on my fabrics, I glued them on using a glue stick and let it dry for a while. Everything was done with the zig-zag stitch except for the piece of rick rack, buttons, and star (which was just glued on). I hand-sewed the buttons using white thread. I trimmed the card with pinking shears.
Inside the card, I stitched on a felt pocket for the gift card we bought for my parents. I wrote a simple greeting using a calligraphy pen. On the other side, I glued on a piece of decorative paper to hide all the stitching. That's all there is to it--easy, simple and cute!

Even if you have all your cards and gifts ready, you now have this idea to use next year. Have fun!


The Watts Family said...

Very Cute!! Thanks for Sharing ~Merry Christmas :)

Erin said...

Theo - I hope you have a blessed Christmas!