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How to Make Scrappy Fabric Note Cards

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Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Fabric Note Cards. We’ll make 5″x5″ note cards and lined envelopes, too!

You can really make any size note card with this scrappy note card technique. I think the 5″ square note cards are just a really fun size.

scrappy note cards with lined envelopes

I was really excited about making these note cards to accompany some baby blankets and handmade gifts I made recently. With fabric scraps from each project, I was able to create customized greeting cards. I thought it was a pretty clever use of scrap fabric.

Plus, they’re just so darn fun to make! Let’s learn how, shall we?

Scrappy Fabric Note Cards

Before you try making these scrappy note cards, you might want to watch my video completely through so you have a better understanding of the whole project. Although I forgot to include in the video how to make the envelope liners. So, I’ll include instructions for that below!

Video Tutorial for Scrappy Fabric Note Cards

Like I said, I created a video that will walk you through every step of making these adorable and fun scrappy note cards. Just CLICK HERE or on the below image to go directly to the video on my YouTube channel.

YouTube video on how to sew scrappy note cards

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Supplies Needed

Now let’s talk about the supplies needed to create these scrappy note cards. For the exact measurements, please see the how-to below.

Envelopes

Paper Flowers

Scrappy Fabric Squares

Tools/Equipment Needed

Although the tools list looks long, but it’s really not and you probably have most, if not all, the tools on hand!

Scrappy Note Cards

Yield: 3 Note Cards
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Gather your fabric scraps, scrapbooking supplies and make these fun and charming Scrappy Fabric Note Cards.

Materials

  • cardstock
  • scrapbook paper
  • buttons
  • three squares of fabric
  • fusible interfacing (I like to use Pellon's Wonder Under)
  • thread
  • glue stick
  • glue gun glue sticks
  • spray starch

Tools

  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • bone folder or scoring tool
  • acrylic ruler
  • rotary cutter (make sure you have one for fabric and one for paper)
  • self-healing cutting mat
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • iron & ironing surface
  • pressing cloth
  • sewing machine

Instructions

CUTS

You will need to prepare the cardstock, scrapbook paper and fabric by making the following cuts:

Envelopes: (3) 8"x8" pieces of cardstock

Envelope Liner: (3) 5"Wx5-1/2"H pieces of scrapbook paper

Paper Flower: (6) 2-1/2"x2-1/2" squares of scrapbook paper

Fabric: (3) 5"x5" squares of fabric from three different fabrics

Fusible Interfacing: (3) 4"x4" squares

ENVELOPES

  1. If you have not already trimmed the cardstock, use your paper trimmer or scissors to trim three pieces of cardstock to 8"x8".
  2. Lay one piece of trimmed cardstock down in front of you so that it looks like a diamond. Measure in 3-1/2" from the left corner with an acrylic ruler and score along this line. Repeat with the other three corners.
  3. Use scissors to cut triangles out of each side along the scored lines. When you scored the cardstock, it left little triangles where the lines crossed at the center of each side edge of the paper. So you will want to cut these four triangles out of the paper. Make sure you cut them out along the outside edges of the score lines (which will make the triangles a little bit bigger than if you cut along the inside edges).
  4. Lay the scored cardstock down in front of you and fold each corner along the scored lines towards the middle of the card. Repeat until you have folded all four sides.
  5. Unfold the corner flap that will become the top of your envelope. Trace this corner onto the back of your scrapbook paper that you will be using for the envelope liner. The liner paper should measure 5"Wx5-1/2"H. Make sure the tip of the envelope is in line with the top edge of the paper. Trace with a pencil along the edge of the envelope. Use your scissors to cut inside this line about 1/4".
  6. Use the glue stick to apply glue to the enter back side of the scrapbook paper. I like to apply glue to the edges first and then to the center of the paper. Lay the liner paper glue side down onto the inside of the top flap of the envelope cardstock. You'll place the liner about 1/4" from the top edges. Press in place. Fold the envelope flap along the scored line. Then open it back up.
  7. Apply glue along the right edge of the outside of the bottom flap. Press the right flap onto the glued edge. Now apply glue to the inside of the left flap and press it into place.
  8. Repeat with the other 3 envelopes. Allow to dry before using.
    Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Note Cards. We'll make 5"x5" note cards and lined envelopes, too!

PAPER FLOWERS

So that your glue gun will be ready to use, go ahead and plug it in, insert your glue sticks and turn on the glue gun.

  1. Cut 2 pieces of scrapbook measure 2-1/2"x2-1/2" for each note card. So, if you are making 3 note cards, you'll need to cut 6 pieces of scrapbook paper. I like to use two coordinating pieces of paper for each flower.
  2. Fold each square of paper in half and then in half again until you've made a little square. Again, you'll do this with all six pieces of 2-1/2" squares of paper.
  3. Take your pencil and draw a flower petal on each square. Make sure you have the folded point facing you and draw the petal up one side and down the other, leaving the folded point at the base of the petals.
  4. Use scissors to cut the petals along the drawn lines. DO NOT CUT THE FOLDED CORNER. Repeat for all six squares.
  5. Unfold the squares and your flower is revealed! Now take your pencil and curl each petal around the pencil. This will help the flower petals to lay kind of curled when you glue them together. Repeat this with every flower.
  6. Once you have curled your petal ends, it's time to glue the flower petals together. So, take one flower and place it on top of a contrasting flower. Make sure the petals lay staggered or so they are not on top of each other. Now take your hot glue gun and apply a glob of glue on the back of the top flower. Carefully press it onto the bottom flower section. Repeat with the other three flower sets.
  7. Now place another dollop of hot glue on the top of the flower and press a button into the glue. Be careful that you don't burn your fingers! Again, repeat with the other 3 flowers.
    Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Note Cards. We'll make 5"x5" note cards and lined envelopes, too!

SCRAPPY FABRIC SQUARES

Now that you have your envelopes, note cards, and paper flowers ready, it's time to sew your scrappy fabric squares!

  1. Alright! If you haven't already cut your fabric squares, you'll need to cut three 5"x5" squares of fabric from three different prints.
  2. After your fabric squares are cut, I like to starch and iron them. So take your three 5" squares of fabric to your ironing board, spray with starch and iron until each piece is dry.
    Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Note Cards. We'll make 5"x5" note cards and lined envelopes, too!
  3. Take the fabric back to your cutting surface and stack the three pieces of fabric on top of each other.
  4. Line up your acrylic ruler so that it is 1-1/2" or so from the top right edge and line up the ruler about 2-3/4" or so from the bottom right edge. You want the ruler to go at an angle across the fabric. Use the rotary cutter to cut through all three pieces of fabric at the same time along the edge of the ruler.
  5. Now move the three large cut pieces out of the way. Line up the ruler about 1-1/2" or so from the bottom right edge of the fabric and 2-1/2" or so from the bottom left edge. Use the rotary cutter and cut all three pieces of fabric at the same time, right along the edge of your ruler.
    You'll now have all three pieces of fabric cut into three pieces.
  6. Rearrange the cut pieces so that you have three different pieces of fabric laid out to make three 5" squares. For example: square one should now be comprised of fabrics A (on the left), B (top right), and C (bottom right). Square two should now be comprised of fabrics B, C, and A. While square three should be comprised of fabrics C, A, and B.
    Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Note Cards. We'll make 5"x5" note cards and lined envelopes, too!
  7. You will sew the two smaller pieces of fabric together first. So take the bottom right piece of fabric and lay it right sides together down on top of the top right piece of fabric. Repeat with the other two squares. Stitch the two pieces together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seams open.
  8. Take the stitched pieces for the first square and lay it right sides together along the slanted edge. Stitch using a 1/4" seam. Repeat with the other two squares. Press seams open.
    Use cardstock and scrappy fabric to make these Scrappy Note Cards. We'll make 5"x5" note cards and lined envelopes, too!
  9. Take your ruler and rotary cutter and square up (make each side nice and straight) the stitched fabric squares so that they measure 4"x4".
  10. Next you will apply fusible interfacing to the fabric squares. I like to use Wonder Under. Take one 4"x4" piece of fusible interfacing and apply the rough side to the wrong side of one of your scrappy squares. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to fuse the interfacing to the fabric. Repeat with the other two fabric squares.
  11. Now you are ready to fuse the fabric squares to the front of your note cards. Remove the paper backing from the backs of the fused fabric squares. Center one fabric square on the front of one note card. Use a pressing cloth to fuse the fabric to the note card. Again, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with the other two note cards.
  12. Once the fabric is fused to the front of the note card, take the card to your sewing machine. Use a wide zig zag stitch and stitch along the raw edge of the fabric. Backstitch a couple of stitches at the beginning and end to secure the stitches. Repeat with the other two note cards.
  13. Use your hot glue gun to glue any decorative elements to the front of your note card. If you are using the paper flowers, add hot glue to the back center of the flower and then press against the fabric.
  14. Apply a dollop of hot glue to the center of the flower and carefully press a button into the glue.

    I hope you enjoyed this fun Scrappy Note Cards tutorial. I had a lot of fun making them and I’m sure you will, too!

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