For those of you that don’t know me, I am addicted to fabric. There isn’t much I create that doesn’t have fabric on it, in it, around it. I keep all my little scraps; use them as necklace ties, in altered books or on fabric greeting cards, like these.
Paper Whimsy images are used on all but one of these cards. The brown-kraft card stock was purchased at Hollo's PaperCraft in Brunswick Ohio; they also have specialty papers like the paper used on the Happy Holidays card. Score card stock [I used a Scor-It board purchased from Wilde Ideas in Clearwater Florida] and fold in half. Most of my fabric is purchased from the coolest ever quilt store, Rainbow’s End Quilt Shoppe in Dunedin Florida.
When adhering fabric to paper, I use a glue stick. When adhering fabric to fabric, buttons, anagrams, leaves, anything of substance, I use Fabri-Tac glue. When putting images over fabric, you might want to glue onto thin cardboard first to give them a little dimension. These cards are a great way to use all those fabric scraps you’ve been saving.
Merry Memories has some rubber-stamping on it, then tied with this thin string I found at a yard sale. Noel is my favorite card; fabric with gold writing and old anagrams, the little Santa hat is a Jolee’s. Peace Love & Joy is the only card with no fabric and that’s because I couldn’t find what I was looking for in fabric.
In the upcoming Nov/Dec issue of Somerset will be an altered book I created using handmade cards sent to me from friends. Have fun creating and if anyone wants to send me a handmade xmas card this year [he, he], my address is 917 Spanish Oaks Blvd, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.
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see Norma's greeting card book here