Today is my 24th birthday! This is going to be a BIG year for me. A REALLY big year. I'm going to be graduating with my Master's degree in May, getting married two weeks later, and hopefully finding a "big girl" job! This year is going to be full of changes. I'm very excited about all of these changes, but I'm a bit nervous at the same time. Growing up is not easy!
In honor of my birthday, I thought I'd share with you this lovely, handmade card. It can be used for birthdays, thank-you notes, or anything you'd like really.
I love how this card uses traditional quilted hexagons in a non-tradition way. Quilting is just not for me. My sewing machine and I have a strong love/hate relationship. One of my goals this year is to buckle down and become a sewing machine pro. Anyways, I love the look of these quilted hexagons and I love how simple they are to make!
- blank card (needs to be fairly thick so that it doesn't rip when sewing on hexagons)
- fabric scraps
- white sewing thread
- embroidery floss that matches fabric choices
- Make five hexagons. I did a hexagon tutorial here.
- Arrange hexagons on the card in the pattern or shape of your choice.
- Using three strands of embroidery floss and running stitch, attach the hexagons to your card. I chose to leave just a little blank space between each hexagon, but you can make them touch if you'd like.
- Write message onto your card!
- Optional: You may also want to cut another card in half and glue it to the inside of the front cover so that your stitching doesn't show.