‘Tis the season for crafting mayhem. Lots of little bits left over from various projects need something to give them a life of their own. I love fabric scraps. Crafty projects involving fabric scraps are always high on my list. And if you’ve been following the blog for very long, you know that Mod Podge is on my Essentials List too. Here’s a way to bring those two together in a form that everyone can appreciate–whether grouped together as a gift set or separately as a special card.
This is all you need: Fabric Mod Podge, applicator, fabric scraps, note cards ready to decorate, card stock and Glue Dots. Actually, the Glue Dots are optional as Mod Podge can take care of it all. But I have Glue Dots from the Marvelous Mod Podge Queen, Amy, and I wanted to use them. The ready to decorate note cards came from Michael’s and are ridiculously inexpensive. They come with a window already cut out–in this case a circle but there are other shapes too. (If you’re a scrapbooker, you have all the necessary goods to make your own–card stock and paper punch.)
The whole thing comes down to prepping and gluing. Prep your scraps by applying Fabric Mod Podge in a thin even coat. When dry, cut fabric at least 1/4 inch bigger than the opening on the card front. (For instance, if your circle is two inches across, cut a two and a half inch circle or square.) Cut card stock approximately one half inch bigger than the fabric piece on all sides.
Now for the gluing. Apply fabric to card stock wrong side down using Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Apply Glue Dots to the edges of the card stock on the same side as the fabric. Position behind the opening on the card front and press into place. And that’s all it takes.
These makes great gifts when bundled as a set. But they are also great to give to hospitals. Did you know that most hospitals accept cards through their volunteer donation programs? Just don’t use glitter in your cards. And be sure to see if your local hospital has any other restrictions. There isn’t always time to make quilts or blankets or chemo hats. But a half a dozen cards are quick and easy. And would certainly brighten the day of patients who have to spend their holidays, or any day, in the hospital.