Friday, April 8, 2011

A Useful Mother's day card- Part 1

Cards are beautiful, but there comes a time when they get filed away with the rest. A solution; a card that functions both as a sentiment of your love and a useful, always essential coaster.

In felt, choose your two base colors ( I used blue and brown). Cut a 4x4 in. square from each color. Set brown square aside.
Using the zigzag stitch setting on your sewing machine, sew white craft ribbon on to blue base square.

Cut out felt shapes in the likeness of flowers, circles and leaves. (You can use the Fiskars XL poppy punch as a template for flower.)

Arrange felt shapes on to blue base.
Attach darning plate on to your sewing machine (or lower feed dogs).Thread your machine with multi colored metallic thread. *Using a darning plate allows you to move your fabric in any direction.
Sew around the edges of all felt shapes. The goal is to get all edges sewn down.
Use pinking shears to add a decorative edge.
Cut a 5.5 x 8in. rectangle from cardstock in a color that complements your coaster.
I added a text box, rounding edges with fiskars rounding punch. I placed the text box under coaster.
Use double stick tape to tack coaster and text box to cardstock. Write message and give to Mom!

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