Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Got Scraps??

Almost two years ago, I did a tutorial on a little craft I do with my scraps. Little scraps, big scraps, any kind of scraps. With Valentine's Day approaching, I thought I would make some Valentine's cards using my pink scraps.

I take whatever scraps, small or large, that I have and pile them on my sewing machine table.

From there I start sewing pieces together.

I keep adding more pieces until I have a nice size piece to work with.

I find a heart that is just the right size (or you can make your own)

Draw and cut several on Heat and Bond UltraHold.

And we are ready to iron them on the wrong side of your scrappy pieces of fabric.

I like to use the pre-cut cards that you can find at the craft store.

They come with the right size envelopes but you can also use card stock and make your own.

After I iron the heart onto the card I have the option of sewing around the edges

OR you can just draw little lines to accent the heart shape.

Now isn't that a fun quick way to make some scrappy Valentine's Cards using those little pieces of left over fabric??

I made all of these this morning, so it really does not take a whole lot of time.

If you would like to see my other tutorial, check on my side bar or you can find them here and here.

Have a Happy Quilting day!

24 comments:

ShirleyC said...

Those are really cute! I see more ideas than I have time in the day! LOL

Shelley said...

These are very adorable. Thank you for posting this detailed tutorial. I am going to have to try making some!

Linda said...

Those are darling!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Going to have to try those out!

Impera_Magna said...

What a cute idea... I love the cards!

Barb said...

So cute!!!

Terri said...

What a lovely idea for scraps! Thank you so much for sharing how to do this with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Marydon said...

Jocelyn, this is a fabulous idea & love your creations! Wellll, I'll just have to enjoy yours, since I am now a sewer ...

Happy Valentine's ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

GIVEAWAY ends 2/11

Nicole said...

Those are really cute!

Cyndi said...

Very, very cute and a great idea for using up scraps. Will have to give it a try! Thanks for the tute!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Loris said...

OK that is clever and oh so timely! I have been spending the past few days sorting and ironing and organizing scraps. I thought I was done and then found another big plastic bin of them! I'm going to make some of these. They are cute! Thank you so much for sharing the idea :-)

Allie said...

What a darling idea! I love it, thank you!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Very, very adorable!

Talin's Corner said...

Very clever. The finished cards look great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks Jocelyn - very cute idea!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohh how clever and cute!!!

SewCalGal said...

Excellent tutorial Jocelyn. Absolutely excellent. Love, love, love it. Great use of scraps. Cheerful greeting cards. My heart is going pitter patter. Love it.

This definitely goes into my list of favorites.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Crispy said...

A very cute idea!! I wish I had remembered about this idea before I sent my GDs Valentine gift yesterday!!

Crispy

Madame Samm said...

way to go Jocelyn...great idea...and timely and heartfelt

Leigh the sewing diva said...

thanks for these! i think everyone will be getting them this year!!
come visit the giveaway on my blog:
Leigh at The Sewing Diva

Diane H said...

Thanks for this, wonderful idea.

Val said...

Oh I love this idea. So sweet!

Kim D. said...

Very cute! I've made a few cards myself, but it's been awhile.

Sonia said...

Thanks for sharing the cards you made. They are very cute. :)

Please check out my valentine giveaway at
http://sonia-wordscomingtogether.blogspot.com/2011/02/think-spring-giveaway.html

Thanks again!

Sharon said...

Thanks Jocelyn appreciate the tutorial..for many occasions...