Monday, July 1, 2013

Patchwork Christmas Card

This card has intricate cuts to fit the perfect layout and for added feature those cuts are sewn into place.
Cut card base to 9" x 6" scored at 4.5"
Cut a scrap piece of paper to 4.25" x 5.75" - this will not be seen.
Piece 1: cut Pattern 1 to 3" x 2.5"
- cut down the center
Piece 2: cut pattern 2 to 3" x 4"
- on back mark at 2.5" on long side
- cut from 2.5" mark to opposite corner
Piece 3: cut pattern 3 to 4.5" x 3.75"
Piece 4: cut pattern 1 to 3" x 4"
- cut diagonally from 3 to 4
Adhere piece 3 to scrap in bottom left corner lengthwise.
Adhere piece 4 to bottom right corner
Adhere piece 2 to top right corner
Adhere piece 1 to top left
Cut the base enough so there is about ¼” from the bottom of the card base, room for a single line sentiment.
Stitch on seams using a zigzag stitch in a color that stands out and adhere to card base.
Stamp the sentiment.
Cut pattern paper to 4" x 5.25"
Cut solid mat to 3.5" x 4.75"
Cut 1" x 1" square out of the other two remaining pattern papers - 1 each
Cut diagonally in half
Adhere one pattern to the solid mat in opposite corners
Repeat with the other pattern

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