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Ideas for Handmade Wedding and Birthday Cards

I am sharing some recent craft makes with you today. Browsing Pinterest for Wedding Card and Birthday Card ideas I discovered lots of inspiration. I combined some of the ideas to come up with two rather lovely yet different cards. 
Handmade Tying the Knot Wedding Card
Handmade Tying the Knot Wedding Card
Both the cards I have made have a sewing slant to them, one a birthday card for my sister and the other a wedding card for a friend.

The handmade wedding card 'Tying the Knot' was much simpler to make. A few pieces of card and some spare embroidery threads tied in a symbolic knot. It made a lovely unique wedding card, which was very well received.

The birthday card was a simple mug of tea design made from fabric. The tricky part for me was I had decided to sew the fabrics using free motion stitching on my sewing machine. I had little clue as to what I was doing, I attached the cover to the feed dog of my sewing machine and somehow I managed to squeeze the hoop with my fabric in under the needle. As you can see from the stitching it is rather wild, I felt like I was in control of a runaway train! Clearly I have much to learn about free motion stitching. But my sister was more than impressed with the finished card.
free motion stitching handmade birthday card.
Free Motion Stitching Birthday Card
Free Motion Sewing - A Mug of Tea
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13 comments:

  1. Love both of these cards. Really pretty

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  2. #makinghome lovely idea I like the free hand machine one

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  3. Love both the cards, inspirational.

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  5. Trying again, the iPad auto corrected the last comment - not in a good way!
    Two fabulous cards. I've never tried free motion sewing on my machine, must give it a go as your card looks great.

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    1. Thanks Lin. I know commenting on blogs with iPad can be tricky I feel your pain.

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  6. Ah these are so adorable, thanks for sharing on #MakingHome

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  7. I love these pretty cards you made!
    TFS at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  8. Aww...this is such a cute idea!

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. We are so happy to inform you that we featured this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J! We hope to see you again this week! :)

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  10. LOVE the tying the knot card, we have 4 weddings this summer so I need to get my handmade card making on - this is going to be flagrantly copied for at least one of the wedding for sure! Thanks.

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  11. I think you have done a fab job of the free motion! Much better than my previous attempts haha! #MakingHome

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