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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Handcrafted Birthday



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!



Materials:
- blank card (needs to be fairly thick so that it doesn't rip when sewing on hexagons)
- scissors
- pen
- fabric scraps
- white sewing thread
- embroidery floss that matches fabric choices
- needle

Directions:
- 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.


2 comments :

  1. Popping over from The Makers Link Up Party =) Happy belated Birthday and congrats on all your life successes! Theses a super cute. I enjoy simple design. Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don't already!

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