Bunting card FREE download

I spent last night putting together these bunting cards from fabric scraps that I had.  I wish my fabric scraps were a little more vibrant in colour but these worked in a pinch.  With the help of my trusty old Kenmore sewing machine, I was able to whip up three cards in less than twenty minutes--from printing, to cutting, to gluing, to sewing.  You could totally hand sew these cards too if you don't have a machine.
I lined the cards with coloured paper in order to hide the stitches on the inside.  I guess if you like the stitches you could leave the card unlined too.
Want to make your own?  Below is a link to download the PDF card template.  I've only gotten around to making a template for the "thank you" and the "happy day" cards.  You will need:

-  white cardstock or cardstock in a lighter colour
-  fabric scraps or felt scraps
-  scissors
-  glue stick
-  needle and thread or sewing machine
-  printer to print out template

Once you've printed the template onto cardstock:

-  Cut the cards in two along the dotted line.
-  Cut out triangles from scrap fabric or use felt.  You'll have to eyeball the size of your triangles and try out different sizes and shapes.  My triangles were about 1.5 cm by 2 cm.
-  Glue the triangles in a row just slightly above the light grey line.  I found that just a tiny dab from a glue stick was enough to keep the triangles in place while I sewed. 
-  Either using a sewing machine or hand sewing, stitch along the grey line.  You should be stitching the triangle pieces along the top, which will secure them in place. 
-  If you want to line your cards, cut paper slightly smaller than the cardstock and glue into place inside the card. 

Voila!  A lovely bunting card to celebrate any occasion.  For the blue card above I just free-styled two rows of bunting. 

Download the PDF template here!


3 comments:

knitty_kat said...

Holly crap that's awesome! Christmas cards here I come!

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I think a set of these would make a sweet Christmas gift for teachers or friends.

elan said...

fun & I have all the materials as well

I think i'll do the thank you cards for my helpers on the next show I do costumes for - fabric scraps from the actual costumes