Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rustic Tree Card

It's projects like this that will make you happy you held onto all those tiny little scraps of left over paper~

DIY Christmas Card, Rustic Christmas Tree, DIY holiday card

I just cut up small strips of paper, ran a bit of repositionable glue down the centre of the card to keep them in place, and then sewed them all down.  I capped off my tree with a cute button.


It's a little lopsided but hopefully that just adds to the charm.

Do you hang onto all of your scraps?  What do you do with them all?  I like to make photo corners with mine if they're medium sized.  I have two mason jars full of them!  Leave a comment with your ideas~

20 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

That is very clever! I used to hang onto all my scraps, those that I had leftover from dresses I made for my daughter when she was little. I finally got rid of them, and the DAY AFTER, realized that I could have made her a quilt out of the scraps leftover from her favorite dresses. Needless to say, I rarely throw anything out anymore, except after watching an episode or two of Hoarders. LOL

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Tamara, just awesome!!! Love all fabrics you used and the sweet star :)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Etcetorize said...

Just to clarify...I used scraps of paper, but using fabric would be fun too!

OksanaB said...

Super cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Very clever!!! Would work well with fabric, too.

Emily said...

very cute!! I love the way you just sewed on the card.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I love anything scrap busting, very cute!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh sweet idea! I have a lot of those strips left over from another project cut out of Christmas paper I could use, thanks!
Dorothy

Lily said...

This is a great scrap idea, I love how it's so simple and so cute!

Donna Wucherer said...

These projects that use up ends are great! Thanks for sharing.
Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

WOW...I love this. I pinned because I do sew!!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Ah, you're playing my tune here. I love making cards and I LOVE this scrap-busting idea! Pinning immediately!

Thanks so much for sharing at the party,
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

laurie@simplycreatinghome.com said...

Love this! What a perfect way to use up all my pretty scraps - I just hate to throw them away! I love the design and stitching. So simple and pretty.

Angela said...

love this!!!! going to use fabric on canvas :) thanks for the inspiration! blessings~~angela

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

Ana said...

This is great! I've been trying my own hand at homemade cards this year.
http://babbledabbledo.com/diy-holiday-pop-up-cards/
I love the scrap-busting card idea, marries two great ideas in one :)

K Coake said...

Very cute! You are inspiring me to use up the bits of Christmas paper I have from last year.
KC

Jill said...

Great way to use up those scraps Tamara! I save all my fabric scraps - even tiny ones !! There's always something they can be used for! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Crafty Cucumber said...

I love this. I save ALL my paper scraps to make cards and tags. Scraps come in handy all the time and the more I use them and see what I can make with them, the less I am able to throw anything in the trash. Lovely, lovely card.
Rachel
www.craftycucumber.com

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fun card!
I love it!

hugs x
Crystelle

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