Tobes’ best friend is having his birthday party tomorrow and we thought it a lovely idea for Tobes to make his own card. He’s a very arty chap and usually comes up with fab ideas so he thought this a brilliant idea.
I’ve got a range of blank cards in the workroom as my sewing pupils like to make cards with the machines. I got them out to show Tobes so he could chose the one he would like.
He chose a blue spotty card so I drew round the number 6 using one of my wooden templates and then Tobes set about making it a bit more interesting.
Instead of just colouring it in Tobes decided to just draw a single line of each colour to get a stripey effect. he’s done this before in the past but on an A4 piece of paper and it looked really effective. It’s very easy to do to too.
Here’s the beginning of the stripes.
You can see that the one he’s colouring is is try 2 as try one ended up spoiled as he got bored. he didn’t like the end result so he decided to do it again.
I then cut it out for him.
And then used double sided sticky tape on the back.
I peeled it off and stuck it down to the card. This just holds it securely while I then sew round the which card to attach it to the blue spotty card.
Here it is all stuck.
I used the sewing machine – I did this thought Tobes would have been very happy to have a go himself!
Here it is all finished.
Lovely. A homemade card for a birthday best friend.
I buy the card blanks from Hobbycraft and they are £5 for 50 white cards and envelopes.
The blue spotty cards are from Sainsbury’s (I saw them while shopping and liked them) and the were £2.50 for 8 I think. There are 2 blue spotty, 2 pink, 2 lilac and 2 green ones.
This card, with matching envelope cost around 40p but using the white card would cost around 15p including the envelope.
Much cheaper -and nicer – than a shop bought one.