To make 8 greeting cards . . .
You will need:
*8 blank greeting cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in this case)
*Sharp rotary blade
*Old rotary blade to cut cardstock
*8 different fabrics
*Four 8-1/2 X 11 sheets of cardstock
*Glue or glue stick
*Paint brush if not using glue stick
1 ~ Cut fabrics approximately 5 1/2”(+) x 8 1/2”(+)
9 ~ On the next stack, take 3 fabrics and move them to the bottom of that stack
10 ~ Continue in this manner 4 more times (one stack will remain in the original order and all stacks have a different fabric on top)
12 ~ Now you start placing the pieces onto the cardstock in order, butting up the edges
15 ~ I like to give it a little press at this point to help set the glue
18 ~ Using a zig-zag or other decorative stitch, stitch down the \u0093seams\u0094
2 ~ Layer fabrics on top of each other
3 ~ With old blade in rotary cutter, cut cardstock in half across width
5 ~ With sharp blade in rotary cutter, slice through fabrics in desired pattern (I like to use pattern weights to keep pieces from shifting)
8 ~ On the next stack, take 2 fabrics and move them to the bottom of that stack
11 ~ Take one of the pieces of cardstock and brush a thin layer of glue all over it . . . you don\u0092t have to go quite to the edges, but I still like to use something on my work surface to protected it from roaming glue (I used Mod Podge)
13 ~ Tell the quilt inspector \u0093This is not a quilt!\u0094
14 ~ \u0093Who, me?\u0094
16 ~ I then like to set it under something heavy to help flatten it while it continues to dry and I work on the next one.
17 ~ Now you\u0092re ready to sew. I used a shiny gold thread which looks really pretty.
You\u0092re almost done.
19 ~ Again, using your old cutting blade, trim to the size of the front of your greeting card (4 1/4\u0094 x 5 1/2")[Note: The one I have pictured isn\u0092t cut to the correct size, I discovered after the picture was taken. If you end up miscalculating and cut a bit smaller, you can just center it on the card.]
20 ~ I have some little glitter stars that I\u0092m gluing to the middle intersection. You could use a button, yo-yo, or anything you like or nothing at all. Affix this card with glue or double-backed tape to the front of your blank card. Add a greeting. It\u0092s done! I discovered that I was trimming quite a bit off of one side, so I dug the pieces out of the garbate and think they will make cute gift tags.
Here\u0092s the one I did with different fabric and a fussy-cut butterfly.
4 ~ Draw a sample pattern on one of your pieces of cardstock. You want the same number of pieces after you cut as you have fabrics (in this case, 8)
6 ~ You now have 8 stacks of fabric in the same order
7 ~ Take the top fabric of one stack and move it to the bottom of that stack