Sunday, November 14, 2010

scrappy

after finishing my Christmas quilt top and back (which I'm so excited to finally share) I had extra fabric strips. I love these fabrics and wanted to find a good use for them. after seeing this tutorial, I knew just what to make...scrappy Christmas cards. this is how they came together:

I'm sure you have a few fabrics in your stash you'd love to use again. I hope you'll try to make some scrappy cards for yourself.

18 comments:

mark said...

i think it's a little funny, comparing the title to the content of this post. because those cards are anything but! they make me merry just looking at them. what a treat it is to see the finished product. but what immeasurable joy it is to be in love with their creator, and see her joy first hand while she is making them!

love you, sweet!

stringsofpurls said...

Those are beautiful! So much to try, so little time! Thanks for sharing!

APA said...

Look at you with your cute little stamps! I love scrappy cards. I've made a couple to go along with bags in a couple of swaps I've done. They are so much fun and sure to brighten up one's day, especially with a heartfelt message.

And you are right. This was the perfect way to show off the pretty fabrics from your quilt, spreading joy and sharing moments of friendship. They will be greatly appreciated!

Hugs,
Ana

Sewn With Grace said...

I just love this! They came out beautiful. I will have to try this for sure!

From All Stitched Up said...

Bravo ! This is the best craft I've seen in ages. You make good use of what you have and a few small investments. They are beautiful. Your husband is very sweet too !!!!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love these cards!! What a wonderful and merry use for all your lovely scraps. Beautiful.

Jane said...

love your husband...and your cards! Great idea!

Gloria said...

Beautiful!!! Handmade cards are always much more of a joy to receive. Yours are very sweet (just like you are)!!!! :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

A few scraps! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Your cards are beautiful. Absolutely. Positively.

Firefly said...

You're amazing! Those cards are perfect. I don't know how you do it all. And loved your last post about finding joy -- good wise words.
Brightest blessings,
G

The WoodLand School said...

What a wonderful collection of cards!!! I might almost be tempted to dust off my scrapping supplies :-)

Larissa said...

Your cards are so very happy! These fabrics are wonderful. Love what your guy wrote - so sweet! I enjoyed your last post re: joy and the poem in your sidebar. I think about joy often too - and have found that it comes when i am at peace and present with my family - when i don't think of anything else i should be doing and just laugh with my kiddos. I also started exercising regularly again after a long break - i feel much healthier and 'joyful' after i work out. Love that we're all working through similar issues and seeking fulfillment and joy in our days.

a friend to knit with said...

oh, kristyn.
you are so talented!
when oh when is your shop opening?!!!

these are really fantastic and beautiful. and that hubby of yours is just the sweetest! big hugs to all the robb's over there!

stitching under oaks said...

these are the best...so great that you'll have parts of your Christmas quilt heading out to warm others' hearts. What a fun idea. I've got to get a bottle of modge podge. merry merry!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!
I love making handmade cards, thanks for inspiring me with new ideas.

Ally Johnston said...

Wow awesome idea. They look so good.

Liz said...

Those cards are fabulous!

Journeying Five said...

Love the card making idea, and love that your hubby is so supportive of your quest.