DIY Vintage Fabric Cards. July 21 2012, 0 Comments

Hello there readers!

Today I'm going to show you how to make your very own vintage fabric cards that you can most certainly be proud of!

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of cream A4 card
  • a scalpel/stanley knife
  • glue/sticky tape
  • lead pencil
  • ruler
  • vintage fabric/ printed fabric pattern on paper

Firstly, measure the centre of the long side of the A4 sheet. The centre mark should sit at approximately 14cm, and 8mm, or 148mm. make a tiny mark on the top edge and the bottom edge of the paper, and use your scalpel/knife and ruler to cut the sheet in half between the two marks.

Turn these halves to sit horizontally, and measure the centre point again, of the two longest sides. The halfway mark should sit at 105mm. Use your ruler and scalpel to score between the two halfway marks, but do not cut, just score a line, to create a beautiful clean fold.

Now fold the sheets in half, so that you can see what will be the outer side, and what will be the inner side. Using the inner, lower half of one of your sheets, draw a simple pattern or set of shapes using your pencil. I have used a series of simple hearts. Now use your stanley knife/scalpel to cut out these shapes. If you find you have jagged edges, just go back over them with the knife.

 

Now pick up your other sheet, and place it inside the outer card, so that the two fold nicely. Draw the outline of the shapes onto the underneath layer, to give an indication of where you will need to stick your fabric.

 

Now cut your fabric into small squares and glue/tape over the shapes. If you don't own any fabric, you could source some vintage wallpaper or fabric textures online and print them out to use instead. Try pixel petal for free printable textures.

 

Now glue the outer layer over the fabric layer, and you are finished!

The possibilities for these cards are endless, birthdays, weddings, baby showers, it all depends on the fabrics and shapes you choose!

Until next time lovelies,

Marielle x