Tuesday, May 02, 2017

scrappy cards

Welcome to day 7 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. Today Tracy, from the Generation Q blog, is the stop on the tour. Tracy is knee deep in Quilt Market prep, but she is still joining in the celebration of the book. Be sure to visit her here and enter to win the giveaway!

This is the end of the line, right here...these cards use the smallest of scraps. If the scraps aren't large enough to hold a seam allowance, they can still be put to use as a part of a cute greeting card.
I had a lot of fun making a whole color coordinated set. My daughter and I have worked on making these together and we had the best time admiring and squealing over the cute little pieces. Plus, there is something soooo satisfying about sewing through paper. Just remember to change your sewing machine needle afterwards, as sewing though paper (or card stock, in this case) dulls your needle. (The needle sorter is very helpful for keeping things organized!)
I keep a vintage cup next to my sewing machine to collect these teeny tiny pieces and when I need to make a card, I'm ready to go. I love sending these cards out into the world. They are sure to bring a smile to the recipient. This is pretty hard core, I realize, so go easy on me, ok? :)
 
I've picked the winners from Friday's post....
 
The winner of the scrap bundle and pincushion is Pajtr (Pat T.)

And the digital copy of the book goes to Jill Leslie!

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway!
 

17 comments:

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

What a really cute idea. What card stock paper do you use and where do you get your envelopes? Thanks for sharing!!! Diane

Di~ said...

OH! SO! DARLING! LOVE! Whenever I through away a scrap that size, I wonder, would AmandaJean keep this? WHAT!? would she do with it? Now I Know! :) Thank you for the never-ending creativity!

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh my, I save so many itty bitty scraps for no apparent reason. Now I have a REASON!! I can't wait to try it!

Kathy said...

I was wondering about your supplier of card stock as well. What a great way to use the teeny tiny scraps I save!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! to your lucky winner. Looking forward to making some of these adorable cards for the upcoming Family House Fundraiser. Thanks for such a cute idea!!

KaHolly said...

Too sweet, and right up my alley!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I think I need to make some of these cards!

Needled Mom said...

Not only do they look fantastic, but the little bits are being used up too.

lalaluu said...

I've been making homemade cards similar to this lately. I find it so much easier and inspiring than browsing through hundreds of "seen that" and "not quite right" cards at the store. However, I've found that my fabric edges were fraying, and while fray stop helped a little, it wasn't very pretty. I've started pinking the edges (either with scissors or rotary cutter with pinking blade). How do you get your edges to look so clean?

Amanda Jean said...

krazycat6@gmail.com and Kathy,

I use 110 weight card stock for these cards. The envelopes and card stock can be purchase at Wal-Mart or any office supply store.

I hope that helps!

AJ

Amanda Jean said...

lalaluu,

oh, I love the idea of pinked edges! I might have to try that. So far, I've just been picking off the stray threads. that seems to do the trick.

I hope that helps!

AJ

Crystal_235 said...

Love the cards! I'm going to have to make some!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

How neat! One could also cut some scraps in the same color way and glue them to a card and use them when making scrappy quilts! Neat idea

Gill said...

So cute!!

pennylanequilts said...

These are so colorful and fun! I love this idea for our "crumbs"!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Hard core? Definitely ... but completely worth it!

KMSC said...

Very clever way of using those tiny scraps! I will have to try this!