Use a pretty fabric on a handmade card

It has been simply ages since I have done any stamping (or any other craft either) mainly because of serious health issues just sapping all my motivation. But I am well and truly on the road back. Then having a friend stay with us who was very interested in learning how to stamp, just had me resurrecting my dormant card making skills!

In addition to this I have decided to join this week's Less is More Challenge which is to use a recycled item in our card this week. Here is my take. It was an image from an old cot sheet that had seen better days. It is not quite a fabric applique card but just as pretty.

Instructions for recycling fabric as a centre piece on your card

Cut and fold a navy card as the base. Then cut a light blue leather grain card to 9 x 13cm as a layer and adhere on top of navy card. Cut the image into a oval shape from the fabric and glue the edges to the light blue card with craft glue. Using craft glue to adhere a lovely decorative ribbon to cover cut edges of fabric. Tie a knot in the centre of a double sided satin ribbon and adhere to the base of the oval. So simple and yet effective.

What do you think?


  1. This is adorable, love the subtle colours and the textures.

    Warm hugs

  2. Sweet card Michelle!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Sorry to hear you've been I'll but glad to see you are recovering and what better way than being Crafty!
    Great recycling on your card and thanks for taking part
    Less is more

    1. Thank you. Life throws some curve balls sometimes, but eventually I managed to get back into the swing of things! It was good to do some more crafting again.

  4. What clever use of the sheet, adorable card!
    Thank you very much for your entry into this week's Less is More Challenge
    LIM Designer

    1. Thank you. I really love to recycle and upcycle things. A fabric card was a unique to me technique! I might get around to more in the future! I usually do applique work such as the butterfly and elmo tee shirts much earlier on this blog! (or did I put them on my sister blog "Robbiebago" since I did them whilst traveling! ;)

  5. What a cute card. Sorry to hear you've not been well. A spot of crafting is surely the best medicine! Stef

    1. Thank you. I have only just started to get back into it and it feels good to do it again. Joining up with a cancer care craft group is a good inspiration and motivation.


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