Last evening was my fabric workshop - what fun we had! I made 7 sample cards and the attendees chose 3 that they wanted to make. (Didn't have time to make them all- but they got the instructions for all 7 plus 4 cute fabric projects).
What a cheery card - and could be used for almost any occasion just by changing the sentiment.
It worked best to do this before adhering it to the card front. We put two strips of sticky strip on the card front where we wanted our fabric. Then add the fabric - you don't want to try to keep it pleated - let it open up and start at one edge pressing a single section to the sticky strip. Watching the bottom edge to try to stay fairly straight, continue with the rest of the pleated sections. Adhere the ends to the back (trim if necessary).
A piece of white stitched 1/4 inch grosgrain was added. This makes it look like you stitched through the fabric - and helps to hold the pleats flat. We added a Melon Mambo stamped doily (had to cut it out by hand - the scallop punch did not line up with the design) - and a sentiment tag - also cut by hand.
And here are the projects I showed them -
|Pincushion Button Jar|
This one was especially fun to do since I am going to be a grandma in April - have to start thinking baby projects :-)
Hope you enjoyed seeing our fabric workshop. I still have some scrapbook ideas and clothing iron-ons to play with :-) More baby projects!