Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cozy Cards

Gift cards are not my usual present of choice but after making some fabric envelopes I want to buy everyone some plastic to their favorite shop.
To start off, I found an envelope where I liked the size and shape then carefully took it apart and used that as my template.
Cut out a piece of fabric & single sided interfacing slightly larger than than the envelope. Iron them together. Next, Pin fabric/interfacing to envelope template & cut out. Iron the fabric again where the envelope will fold. Lastly, use fabric or hot glue to adhere the seams together. Don't glue it shut though. :)

For the flower embellishing above, iron fabric to a thick interfacing (about the thickness of felt) then die cut the flower shapes (I used the Big Shot). Add a cute jewel brad for the center.
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of thick interfacing & fabric that would fit inside the envelope then iron together. Last, I added a cute doily from my Girls Loft kit and another strip of fabric sewed on top to hold the gift card in place.

To make these flowers, first, die cut or hand cut about 8 layers. (My trusty Big Shot came in handy again.)
Cut about a 3/4" circle of felt. (That's what you'll use as the base of the flower.)
Next, fold flower in half then fold in half again. Last, use hot glue and adhere the folded point to the felt. Continue adding folded flowers until you are happy with the blossom. I used about 8 for this flower but have also used 4 and added a button center that was really cute too. It just depends on what you like.
For the heart below cut a square of fabric and thick interfacing then iron them together. Next, cut out your heart. Then sew along the envelope's edge. Last, glue the heart to the top flap of the envelope.

For this one I hot glued my favorite fabric letter stickers to the envelope for a simple touch.
Enjoy, and use them for sweet notes & cozy messages.

42 comments:

foxyenglishcrafter said...

What a brilliant idea! Hope to try this out. Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing

Anastasia said...

The envelopes are beutiful! And the lowers, have no words to describe how much I love them!

Brock Family said...

So cute! Thanks so much for all the step by step directions!

Elizabeth said...

This is a GREAT idea and they are so pretty. Thank you for the step by step instructions!!!

carrie said...

Thank you for sharing! SUCH a cute idea! :)

emily said...

OH! So cute!!!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Love this idea :) I am not sure that I can make them as cute as you but I love it! Thanks!

joanna said...

Oh, these are wonderful! My mom has a huge stash of fabric (Christmas and otherwise) and just said she doesn't know what to do with it. Now we know!!

fay copeland said...

I have the big shot. What flower did you cut out with your big shot. Is it by sizzix? This is so pretty. fay

Rhonna Farrer said...

oh so fab...just like YOU!
xox
r

Tiffany said...

WOW Liz!!! I love this idea. I saw your tweet about it earlier the day before and I got giddy waiting for this. Because you know I knew you would post it on your blog ;). LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Anonymous said...

you are so darn creative.......love the envelopes and flowers.......

Esther said...

Those are ridiculously cute!

Kirsty said...

Such a clever idea, and the results are so very pretty. I'm itching to try one of those flowers - can think of lots of non-envelope related uses for them, too. Thanks for sharing.

:)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I never saw these before. Great idea.

PamH said...

Hi Liz, I LOVE your blog! So much cute stuff, so much inspiration!! I was wondering, how do you make sure your fabric flowers don't fray on the edges? Thank you!!!

Jen said...

These are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! These are great. Love them love them love them.

Allison M.

Mary and Ryan said...

Oh how I wish our childhood dreams would come true and you could live next door and rub some of your crafty genius off on me!

jeanbean said...

Those are adorable! GENIUS! They would make super cute Christmas ornaments too! I'm kind of an ornament FREAK!

jamie said...

WoW!

Angie... by the said...

Holy Scrapbooking Batman...those are amazing!

Elisa said...

love the idea :)

Jenny said...

What flower die did you use? I think these are too cute for words!

Anonymous said...

Love, love this project- so clever & pretty! Also wanted to say that I am really enjoying your book- such an ispiration. I would like to request that you write a craft book next- full of all kinds of crafts- flower shirts, fabric envelopes- all of your great ideas. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kim D.

Winter said...

I LOVE fabric everything! I have to try these! Thanks! :)

Tracey said...

These are just too cute for words and I can't wait to try them.
I just received your book yesterday, thanks so much for the chance to get a signed copy. The book was even better than I thought it would be, so thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I can't wait to play.

Julie said...

Super cute-Ness! This is a must try real soon!

April F said...

These are really cute...and I love how even though you are giving a gift card you are taking to time to handmade its wrapping...I will be using this one!! Thanks!!

Kelsey and Riley said...

i am in love with this idea. these are so gorgeous! if only i were as creative as you!

Kristin Ann said...

Elizabeth, I just love the fabric envelopes! I'm just starting to work with fabrics and sewing, so keep it coming with the amazing ideas!!

Michelle Vandepol said...

super cute :)
how long does making one take?
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Melli's Designs said...

such a great idea ..they look amazing !! thanks for sharing and i look forward to new creations :)

Brandon said...

LOVE these! Can't wait to make one. Just wondering...what weight interfacing do you use? Medium?? Thanks for sharing these :)

Brandon said...

Whoops...Brandon is actually Robyn :) It comments under my husband's name :)

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Ann said...

Wow, just came across your blog and loved this idea of fabric envelopes. I am away to look through my fabric to see what I can make.
Thanks for sharing/

mrsapplejuice said...

I know this is an old post, but my cousin pointed me to it, saying one of these flowers might look good on the headband I made my daughter for Easter. Sure enough, the carnation-type flower is the perfect size for a toddler headband. It looks great! Thanks for the quick tutorial!

breanna said...

Lizzy,
THANK YOU so much for the wonderful ideas!!! I knew i wanted to do fabric envelopes for my sister's bridal shower, but was stumped on the invites. After googling for awhile, I found your gift card holder with the doily. I HAD to use it!!!

We were using doilies for a couple of other projects for the actual wedding, but it hadn't crossed my mind to use them for he shower too! Not only did it become our invitation, but also our menus on the table!!

i have decided that everything you make is adorable!! i just posted pictures, if you want to take a peek...
brenotes.blogspot.com

thanks a million!
breanna

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Elliott Broidy said...

Cutest things ever.