clean and simple – with fabric

If you are a quilter and have crossed over into cardmaking, then using fabric on cards is old news, and probably a given!  I’ve never set foot into any type of quilt store and always bypass the fabric sections in the craft store, but a recent card by Julie Ebersole, shown {here}, got me thinking.  So I stopped by a quilt store just a few miles from my house and found a small package of quilt squares from Moda Fabrics, called The Twelve Days Of Christmas.  I love the colors and patterns in this line and the 5″ square size would work well for cards.  Here is my clean and simple card using a strip from the fabric pack.

I started with a base vanilla card, cut a strip of the fabric and mounted it on cherry cobbler cardstock.  I left the “pinking” cut on the fabric because I thought it was a nice touch – and now I am wondering if I need pinking shears!  I used glue to add the fabric to the red panel, don’t know if that is the best way but it worked here.  The holly image, from Rubbernecker, was stamped using olive and real red markers, the sentiment, from Papertrey, was stamped in real red.   This panel was also mounted on cherry cobbler.

I tied some gold cord around the fabric panel and attached a dark red button to the front.

While this particular pack of squares is holiday themed, there were enough patterns that could be used throughout the year.  Here is a photo of some of the other patterns. 


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