30 Days in Handmade November–Day #6

Quilted Note Cards

I saw this idea first on Pinterest from Danamadeit.com  Her cards are adorable!  I’m not really into scrapbooking but I actually enjoyed picking out fabric for these and putting them together.  And they really do sew up quickly.  So it’s a project that doesn’t take a whole lot of time.  My plan is to make up a few sets of these as gifts for people for Christmas.  Here are a few samples of some I’ve already made from a previous post.

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I also used fabric paint to embellish the fronts of the cards and wrote verses on the inside of some of them.

Keep in mind – so that you’re not totally shocked – unless you use a thread that matches the colour of your notecard, the lines will be seen on the inside of the card.  I think that this adds to the cuteness factor, though.

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There are a number of different kinds of envelopes that you can make to fit your cards (or you can buy pre-made cards and envelopes).  If you are really into the handmade here are some websites with good instructions or patterns for making your own envelope.

1. Normal triangle-sided envelope

2. Square/rectangle envelope

3. Envelope writing sheet – this one has a pretty scalloped edge and has the added bonus that it can also be used as a notecard itself – or you can slip one inside.  I think it’s pretty cute.

Notecards can be made so many different ways.  So don’t limit yourself to scrapbooking or quilting them.  You can paint, you can use photographs…see how you creative you can be with them.   And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more great gift ideas!

Check out the other fabulous gifts in our series!

Day #1 – Crocheted Nativity Set

Day #2 – Quiet Books for Children

Day #3 – Personalized Dinnerware

Day #4 – Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Day #5 – Potted Plants

Day #6 – Quilted Note Cards

Day #7 – Dates in a Basket

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