Friday, May 02, 2008

using up every last bit

This morning I sewed up these cards made up of fabric scraps and card stock.

They are so much fun to make.
I love how they use up the skinny strips that are too thin to use for anything else.

These pink ones will be making their way to a good friend who loves pink.


And a new puppy, Daisy, came to live at our house. We love her! Thanks Linda!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

38 comments:

Jackie said...

Those cards are great! It looks like they would be a QUICK gift to make for anyone. I love them!

Tara said...

How do you finish the edges of the fabric? Do you stitch it on or glue it?

The cards are VERY cute!

Linda said...

Those cards are really cute!
Daisy looks happy in her new home ;) Glad you like her, you're very welcome.

amandajean said...

tara,

they are just sewn on with the raw edges exposed. much like the cards in denyse schmidt's quilt book.

amandajean

Philigry said...

oh, those cards are so sweet! have a great weekend!

SandyQuilts said...

I like the cards but what do you do with them?

amandajean said...

sandyquilts,

write a note inside and send them in the mail. :) the strips of fabric are sewn onto a rectangular piece of paper, then I attach that piece to a blank card with double sided tape to hide the messy backing.

amandajean

AJ said...

What a wonderful way to use up scraps! I'll have to do that as well. The puppy is adorable.

nicky said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! I love both the cards and the puppy (it is just adorable)

AMD said...

I like the cards as well.

I think I've seen them here one other time too, but have yet to see one in real life : )

lera said...

Hmmm. Thanks for the idea! I hate those skinny strips, but now I have a *real* reason to keep them!

Amanda said...

I love the cards also! Can you please add me to the quilt-a-long? I am thinking about trying it in navy and red, but we'll see what I find at the fabric store tomorrow!
Thanks,
Amanda

a friend to knit with said...

lovin the pink cards. so so much!
and little miss daisy. so sweet!
have a wonderful weekend amandajean!

littlelovebug said...

Those cards are great! I knew there was a reason I kept all those little pieces... I'll have to try that!

And that puppy is just too cute!!

Grammy Mac said...

The cards are a great idea and Baby Daisy...what can I say?
Karen

Heidijayhawk said...

i love making those! the colors you used were great!

Michelle said...

Cute cards. And Daisy is a great name for a puppy ;)

sulu-design said...

I love that you use every last little bit of your fabric... and create such pieces of beauty with what others would toss away.

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

what a great idea!
the cards are super.

cottagelover said...

I love this blog and being able to see what everyone is doing. I am only a novice quilter so don't feel that I can do what you all are doing. I just finished my third quilt and it is because of you Amandajean and all who are noted on the right side of your page.
http://quiltingforfunandmorefun.blogspot.com

Tine said...

The cards are great! Are they meant to be used as postcards?
And look at that dog!! So cute

Anina said...

For me????? You are so wonderful!
Cute puppy. And I'm sure she doesn't yap and leave little gifts all over the lawn. :-)

driftwood said...

cute cards, love the puppy!

heatherandrienne said...

amandajean,
am i super nervey to ask Linda if she would sell me a Daisy dog in blues and greens? I don't know if she is going to think get real lady or if she will think no but thanks for asking. I would buy it. I went to her blog through yours and asked. i just wanted to see what you thought even though i've already done the deed.
heatherandrienne

Needled Mom said...

Great use for scraps. Have a good weekend.

Pieces said...

The cards are so cute! I have never made fabric cards with such little strips of fabric. I'll have to give it a try.

erica e said...

what a great way to use up little scraps. very cute!

wyndesnow said...

Cute little cards. I have been wondering what to do with all the "little" pieces that I refuse to just throw away. I'll have to give it a try.

Yvonne said...

I love those cards. Excellent idea. I don't understand how you do it all??

Amy Jo said...

Those cards are fantastic!! So cute. I'll have to try that one day!

And Daisy is precious!

Rebecca said...

love the cards. i might have to try that one!! what a great idea!
i've got a binding party going on on my blog----come check it out!!

Rebekah said...

These are so cute! I've been meaning to go through my scrap bin lately and this is a great project for all of those tiny pieces I have left!

Clair said...

I like the cards...maybe we should make some like that for my next year's card exchange.

Oiyi said...

Those cards are so pretty. And I love that puppy!

Chara Michele said...

Such lovely cards! :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Wow! I love those cards. What a great idea for leftovers/scraps.
I love love love your little puppy too. She is just gorgeous.

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RabbitStyleNews said...

I love the cards! I made a few last night -- after midnight, I was so excited about them -- and I bought blank cards just now to make more tonight.