ruffle christmas cards:

December 21, 2009

hi friends! happy monday! hope your weekend was good! thought i'd share some christmas cards i made for some friends last week!

here's an idea if you need a last minute christmas card!
i really liked how these turned out, and it's really simple.
all you need is a sewing machine, flat or folded cards, and some pieces of scrap fabric.
the 'merry' tags are made from a vintage label maker.
but you can print a message from your computer, or whatever!
simply start at one side of the card. use a 5 or 6 inch strip of fabric. bunch up the fabric and begin sewing over the gathers. you can cut when you're done or continue sewing to the end.
start on the other side with fabric or lace. repeat above step.
that's it! you can come up with your own ideas to alter or change it too! have fun ;)

39 hello's:

  1. Very dainty! Thanks for such a lovely idea. Happy holidays!

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  2. Wow, I love, I love, I love. Seriously these are so simple and amazing. I need a sewing machine stat! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. what a fab idea for my new sewing machine and i! love it.

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  4. so pretty. i love that you stitch on paper. it makes me very happy.

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  5. so clever. i particularly like the vintage labels

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  6. absolutely gorgeous! i'm loving the card idea. so simple and so lovely. :)

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  7. Love your label maker font! These cards are super pretty :)

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  8. terrific, danni. so delicate and fancy, yet simple. thanks for the idea! now i just have to get myself a sewing machine..

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  9. this is why i love you danni. hehe, hope youre havinga great trip!

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  10. Danni, you are quite a clever gal. I love this idea. :)

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  11. love them...i've been thinking about sewing some little bits on my business cards...and i think your fabulous cards have convinced me to do it!!
    michelle

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  12. Danni this is so very cute, i love this.
    I love cursive fonts, is this an old label maker or a new one with a cursive font?

    thankyou c:
    xx

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  13. Love them!
    Wish you a peacefull christmas with your dearest,
    hugs & kisses
    Federica

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  14. if only santa claus could bring me a sewing machine !

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  15. So pretty and feminine! Happy Holidays!

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  16. Loveliness, Danni. It's gorgeous!

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  17. Lovely - what a fantastic idea.

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  18. These are lovely! Who doesn't like ruffles? :))
    I wanted to make Christmas cards for some blogger friends but I didn't have enough time. Next year I hope :)

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  19. what a great idea! the cards are wonderful. if i thought i could use a sewing machine (which i can't) i'd definitely try this.

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  20. These are so beautiful and so chic. Merry Christmas to you!
    ♥ Gabreial

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  21. Hello Danni!
    Wow! just discovered your fantastic blog.
    I'm in love with all your post.
    Happy holidays.
    Best REgards from Tuscany
    Cata

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  22. so pretty! thanks for sharing. and i LOVE your cursive vintage label maker!!! what a gem! who makes it? i'd love to try to locate one just like it. so super lovely!!! i have an old model label maker, but just in the standard print. all good wishes!

    littletjane (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I love the font on the labels. Gives it that vintage-y touch. Great idea.

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  24. Those are darling! Def my Christmas cards next year. Happy Holidays!

    xo
    Krysta

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  25. OMG!
    Those are sooooo cute! I love the idea, so creative. But my sis already made darling angel cards for Christmas; However I'm totally going to try this out for Valentine! Thanks for sharing.

    Xoxo
    Sarah.
    P.S I'm loving your cute little blog layout :D

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  26. these are fabulous!

    what a great idea.......and love the vintage label maker!!

    merry christmas!
    xo

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  27. So pretty! I love this idea! Hoping you are having a wonderful holiday. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Have a merry merry!

    xo may jo

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  28. This is really lovely! I love the one you sent me :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! x

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  29. Awesome! What a great blog you have. Look forward to following you.

    {And thanks for stopping by mine!}

    Happy Holidays!

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  30. This came in just in time, the Christmas party from my dad's side of the family is tomorrow and I haven't done any Christmas-card making due to a lack of inspiration. Thank youuu, going to start right now!

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  31. This came in just in time, the Christmas party from my dad's side of the family is tomorrow and I haven't done any Christmas-card making due to a lack of inspiration. Thank youuu, going to start right now!

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  32. LOVE these cards. Merry Christmas Danni! xo

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  33. I LOVE these! Great idea, thanks so much for sharing it.

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