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Friday, 21 August 2009

Hand Made Cards

Hand-printed organic linens and recycled card stock were the basis for these lovely cards that I made yesterday. They are the invitations for Thea & Sami's upcoming new Eco-Interior Design Fabrics launch.



It was a wonderful and eco-friendly way to use some of our organic fabric off-cuts.The recycled paper cards were sourced from
Regal Craft in Tasmania. I was quite impressed with their service. I paid for express post and had the cards in Brisbane the next day.



Firstly, I cut the fabric pieces a little smaller than the folded card with my fabric-cutting ruler; so quick and precise! The invitation cards were previously printed on a home-office printer.



Being the retro-loving girl that I am, I then cut the edges with my pinking shears .



I stitched the fabric onto the cards along the two longer sides of the swatch, u
sing only the tiniest piece of double-sided tape on the two shorter edges to hold in place. Yes, I did the sewing myself !



I do hope that the invitees will appreciate the little bit of hand-made love that is coming their way. Each card is one-of-a-kind too.

I like these cards so much that I am thinking of making more to sell. Would you buy them?


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14 comments:

bubbachenille said...

Put me down for some, I only use handmade cards :) Nice job!

Danielle said...

The cards look gorgeous Thea!

Leah said...

I would buy them, they are lovely, well done!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Beautiful idea - they look great! Happy weekend! Tracey xx

Exquisite Accessories said...

lovely Thea, keep making them I think they will be worth doing plus its a shame to waste the tiny scraps what a great way to keep recycling & staying green. :)

mygirl said...

fantastic Thea, they look great, would look fab on an eco shop counter don't ya think

Chichi and Luxe said...

well done Thea, these are great! yes i would definitely buy them :)

Harvest Textiles said...

Wonderful idea! They would definitely sell.

Linda said...

these are so gorgeous!!! Do you need a special needle to sew through the card?

Thea said...

I just used a normal size 14 sewing machine needle and it worked fine.

esther (it means star) said...

I love those cards. So elegant a perfect addition to a handmade gift.

cerelina Jewelry said...

fabulous .... love the idea.
I would buy them :))
xx

m.e (Cathie) said...

great idea for your gorgeous off cuts! the recipients will definitely LOVE them :)

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Gorgeous cards and what a fabulous way to use the offcuts!

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