Anyway, I had the itch to do something with those pretty scraps, and I knew some of them would be too small for a scrap quilt anyway, so I decided to whip up some of these.
They're super easy and only take a tiny bit of fabric.
A little pile of scraps can be transformed into a big pile of notecards.
And a little pile of ...scraps...but this time, they'll be small enough you'll feel okay about throwing them away or using them as stuffing.
Here's what you'll need... Fabric scraps, cardstock, pennant template, rotary cutter and mat (or scissors), sewing machine and thread.
My cardstock is just regular 8 1/2 x 11 printer cardstock. I cut it in half to make 8 1/2x5 1/2 inch pieces and then folded them in half to make the card. If you've got fancier scrapbooking cardstock, you could really go crazy with colors and sizes.
You can print the free Bunting Template here. It's just the right size to fit five across a card.
Once you've got a nice pile of little flags, it's time to sew them. I completely spaced taking a picture of this step...but it's really easy. I did NOT find it necessary to tape or pin them on. I just arranged them and ran them through the sewing machine with a rather long stitch length. I also did NOT bother securing the ends.
For envelopes, I buy "Invitation" Envelopes. You can get them pretty much anywhere that sells office supplies. I think I bought these at Wal-Mart or Target, and there are usually a few colors to choose from. I need to pick some more up.
They're just a tad smaller than the envelope, which is how you want it for an easy fit.
And as a fun little surprise for one of you for reading this far into the post...I thought I'd give a set of four cards and envelopes to one lucky follower. All you need to do is be a follower of my blog (via Blogger or Facebook) and leave a comment on this post letting me know you're a follower...and tell me something else fun. This giveaway is now closed.
And as another little reward for making it this far...here's a little sneak peak of the puzzle quilt I made for our baby boy...who will be arriving in less than a month...YIKES!
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