Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More fun with cards

**Note: I had a hard time with lighting for the photos, since I was trying to do it at night and there were also camera shadows.  Sorry!

Today I tried some more cards, these aren't quite finished. I cut a piece of computer paper into quarters, then sew the fabric scraps onto that with a zig-zag stitch. I tried some with a straight stitch and overlapping seams, but like the look of this better.  Once this is done, you glue this with a glue-stick to a piece of cardstock that will be what you write in. I plan to embelish with buttons, ribbons, ric-rac, and such; but this is what I have so far.

A kite!  This was the kids' favorite, and mine too!

This was my first try at it, but I like the yellow/red better.

Cupcake Birthday card.

And another.

In pink.

Cars and Trucks for the boys.

More stripes.

Some brights, not sure about this one.


Some Cherries.  It's obvious now I should have used red thread for this one!  =)

These all look distorted because the edges are curled a bit, the glue-stick should help that.  If you've ever tried paper-pieced quilts, this reminded me of that but without the seams.  You just lay the scraps next to each other and sew. You should at least try one- they are so fun- but now I'm thinking I'll never be able to throw ANYTHING away!!!

Since there's only one leap-pad in the house, the kids have to share.  I found them making this joint effort today.  Nice how they already inclue Andy!  =D


Amy said...

The cards are amazing! I love them. I've been wanting to do some more myself, but I've been caught up in quilting lately.

Becky Gonce said...

I love all of them! Now i have somthing to do with my scraps...then I'll have to actually write some notes.. ugg!

Lisa said...

Yes, Amy, I can't wait to see pictures!! After the last bed-size quilt, it was nice to work on something small. Yes, Becky, I know what you mean. Now I have no excuse! =)

Amy said...

Oh Lisa you are amazing...always have been always will!!! DARLING kids too ;)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Oh Dear ...I've just put these on my "give these a go" list.
Which is now about 83 pages long.

I love your designs Lisa..

beth said...

These are great! YOu were sure busy...and so were the kids! They look so cute all working together!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Thanks for a little more detail. I think I may try these also. The idea came to me they'd be very special keepsake cards from Aunt Becky to her nieces and nephews!