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extra fabric?

extra fabric?


i have all this extra fabric that i got from the fabric market in a huge bin… and i was moving stuff around, and there was an off cut that was sitting on the top… and i thought, hmmmm what can i make with this!? i love the colors… matches my 'fresh and free' collection perfectly!
so i just quickly made a fabric envelope… i always have my sewing machine set up in my studio… i even used my little heidi swapp iron!! (remember that cute thing)… i found that in the bottom of a bin as well…
i noticed that Heather Bailey is just clearing out some of her fabulous fabrics here...  don't you think these would be SO perfect to have on hand for little gifts? it would be so cute to have them just the size of a gift card!!…. graduates? new brides? i think i will sit for one evening and make a bunch! i am not a fancy seamstress by ANY stretch of the imagination… if you watched my 'quick card' video, i used that same basic concept… and just sewed the sides used my pinking shears to trim off the edges…
you'll need some big Heidi Swapp florals…  and this pink paper, with the big frame on it, and the die cut birdie is perfect for making a little card to go inside!!

Thankyou card

happy creating!!

ps… i have to share this fabulous photo… don't you need some wall art!? mmmmmmmm FUN! i stole it off Rhonna's blog.. you have to go and see what she is working on… it will make you want to join in the fuN! it's got me thinking!!


  • Kathryn Johnson

    29 May, 2009 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Thanks for the fab idea. This will be perfect for wrapping up a gift card for my niece who is graduating high school this year. Thanks!

  • Bobbi Jo Nichols

    29 May, 2009 at 3:06 pm Reply

    That is beautiful! You are so creative. I too love those colors. They are the color of my craft room. he he
    Have a great weekend. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  • michelle

    29 May, 2009 at 6:34 pm Reply

    really cute envelope and it just adds that perfect touch. I made some bridal shower invites a while back and the bride was getting married in mexico…I made the envelopes out of burlap and sewed them – way cheaper and cuter than pp.

  • Roberta Philbrick

    29 May, 2009 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Just love this “envelope”…I’m working on some right now from Weddings/Martha Stewart style from their recent magazine. My son is getting married June 20th and for the rehearsal dinner I’m making these bags http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/lace-projects?lnc=6b1c139b22b1d110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=lpg_inspiration&lpgStart=1&currentslide=3&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs
    (wow what a long link…sorry) anyhow…I’m making these for all the women at the rehearsal dinner and filling them with tissues and “something old, borrowed, new and blue…watch my blog for photos. Also, Rhonna has inspired me to join her DIY project challenge…I work best with deadlines and someone holding me accountable…too much fun. Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta

  • s a n s k u :)

    30 May, 2009 at 11:00 pm Reply

    Love the fabric envelope!
    Thank you for a wonderful day today here in Edmonton! You are the best! 🙂 I learned lots and you will always be “the first scrapbooking celebrity I ever saw”. 🙂

  • chanel

    31 May, 2009 at 12:23 am Reply

    C U T E! i love it! i will have to make some … i wish i got more fabulous fabric at the market, i think we will need to meet there and go again! wink!
    luv ya

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