Thursday, May 6, 2010
Button Christmas Cards
- cardstock, white
- scrap holiday fabric
- assorted buttons
- thread and needle
- thin line permanent black marker
-ironing board, iron and thin piece of material to place between applique and cardstock
Step 1: Cut cardstock in half width-wise. Fold both pieces to make cards measuring 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
Step 2: Cut your scrap fabric to the shape you would like. For one card we cut a square, and for the other we traced heart cookie cutters to design the tree. Apply applique to fabric and then to the cardstock following applique instructions. A thin piece of material over the cardstock, before heating with the iron, will protect it better.
Step 3: Sew buttons on the card by hand, in any fashion to decorate it.
Step 4: (below picture) Draw a design with the black marker along the front edges of the card.