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Fabric Scrap Greeting Card

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A true crafter knows the power of scraps. Save those tiny discards and use them to create your own Fabric Scrap Greeting Card. Greeting card crafts have never been this easy to make or fun to give. Make one for every single person you love - they're sure to appreciate the time and effort you put into their card.

Fabric Scrap Greeting Card
 

Materials:

  • Heavyweight cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool or bone folder
  • Clear decoupage or glazing medium
  • Paintbrush
  • Parchment paper
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Clear fabric glue
  • Permanent marker
  • Peel-n-stick tape
  • Glue dots
  • Metal charms
  • Self-adhesive metallic accents
  • Free pattern templates


Instructions:

  1. Use a good, heavyweight cardstock that can handle liquid glue without warping. Score it and fold it in half to whatever size you like.
     
  2. A geometric design is the easiest to assemble – like circles, rectangles, diamonds or a sun. Use transfer paper to trace the shapes directly on to your fabric if you want to follow a template.
     
  3. Prep your scraps with clear medium to stiffen the fabric so the edges won’t fray using whatever decoupage or glazing medium you like. Work on a non-stick surface, like parchment paper, and brush a thin coat on one side of the fabric – either the front or back is fine.
     
  4. Brush the medium all the way out to the edges, then peel up the wet fabric and reposition it on a clean area of your non-stick work surface to dry.
     
  5. Try cutting squares, rectangles, diamonds or triangles from strips, using a handheld rotary cutter or a rotary paper trimmer.
     
  6. Most cutting mats have these diagonal guide lines for cutting diamonds and triangles – which makes it super easy. Just line up your strip on the diagonal and slice it up!
     
  7. Even if your mat doesn’t have diagonal guidelines, you can still position your clear ruler diagonally on your strip and see right where to cut.
     
  8. Lay out all your pieces and arrange them on your card until you have the design you like. Then brush a thin coat of clear fabric glue to adhere each piece in place. Use a bit of parchment paper to smooth it all out.
     
  9. When all the fabric is glued down, put a book on top of a larger piece of parchment to keep the card flat as it dries. Try layering your fabrics to give your design more dimension.
     
  10. Edge the card with a permanent marker to give it a more finished look.
     
  11. Adhere a thin ribbon to the front with peel-n-stick tape and wrap it around to the back. Glue another diamond or two on the inside where the ends of the ribbon meet.
     
  12. Add a couple of cute metal charms with glue dots, then put the finishing touch on your greeting card with some metallic accents.

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