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Saturday, February 21, 2009

~ Floss Cards ~

Hi there! Thanks to Echevette's tutorial and designs for floss cards here, making these was super easy. These cards are bigger than the DMC floss cards you may be used to, pretty up the sewing box, and make great 'lil gifts for stitchy friends. I cut my manilla folder to 8.5" x 11" because this size fits into the printer. To repeat from a previous post, when the glue stick dries, your card will stiffen up considerably, therefore you'll want a flexible base so you can easily trim the card with scissors and put a hole punch through it. You are very generous Echevette, Merci!

These are Echevette's designs as they come off the printer and have been cut, same design on back (because you will glue two blank sides together), trim and paper punch a hole. Or, you make make each side a different design. Her templates are beautiful aren't they? If you can, please remember to thank Echevette for her templates if you visit her site.
Or, use a blank template and cover with pretty paper of your own. My supplies were manilla folder, old greeting cards (great way to re-purpose them), scrapbooking paper, glue stick, scissors and hole punch. Notice the classic Prairie Schooler colors, very nice! And, don't they look oh so cute in a gift package!
I've thought of making a larger freehand template, to hold all those spools of ribbon. Truth be told, I am not that crafty, cross stitch and sewing is pretty much it, which is why I so very much enjoyed completing this quick project~hope you do to! Please do post me a comment if you decided to try this, I'd love to hear from you!

Tootles, Sue

7 comments:

  1. Hallo Sue, netter Blog und wunderschöne rote Herzen, der rote sampler gefällt mir am besten.
    Grüße Eva~^^~

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  2. What a great idea!! You did a great job. Too cute!

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  3. Welcome to the Blogger's world. I love your floss card. I always want to make some. Thank you for the links.

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  4. So very cute!
    I will certainly make some. Thanks for the info!

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  5. What a great idea ! I have lots of greeting cards, now I know what to do with them ! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  6. Hi Sue, I finally made it to your blog, just hope the computer continues to work. I love these floss cards, I must have a go at making some.

    Sue x

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