Let It Snow Christmas Card

Have you sent your Christmas cards out yet? If not, how about making a fun and easy card using scraps in your stash? I designed this card for a make-and-take project and I think you may also enjoy it!

You’ll probably have most of the supplies in your stash… I’m giving you info on the products I used, but make substitutions as needed to make it work for you!

Gather the following supplies:

Download and print the card templates here (make sure your printer is set to print to “no scale”) I’m also including the SVG file for the little tree here

5″ x 6″ Red print – Houndstooth Red

3 1/2″ x 4″ Green print – Windows Lime

4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ White print – Sweet Wishes White

4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Double sided fusible foam stabilizer – Bosal In-R-Form Plus

3 1/2″ x 4″ Lightweight paper-lined fusible web – Pellon Wonder Under #805

5″ x 6″ Lightweight non-woven fusible interfacing – Fusi-Form Lightweight

8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Card stock – 110 lb

Red & white bakers twine or embroidery floss

1/2″ Star button

A non-stick pressing sheet – Applique Pressing Sheet

Repositionable fabric adhesive spray – 505 Spray & Fix

Large-eye needle

Sewing machine

Let’s make a card:

Cut the 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock sheet in half to measure 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

I used my quilting ruler and a rotary cutter with an old blade… save your good blades for fabric.

Fold the card in half…

Place the 5″ x 6″ red print right side down on a non-stick pressing sheet. Align the 5″ x 6″ lightweight non-woven fusible interfacing, sticky side down, on the wrong side of the red print.

Fold the pressing sheet over the fabric/interfacing to protect both your iron and ironing surface.

Following your interfacing’s manufacturer recommendations, fuse the fabric/interfacing together, then allow to cool.

Cut the fused fabric/interfacing to measure 4″ x 5 1/4″; set aside.

Place the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ white print right side down on the non-stick sheet. Now place the 4 /2″ x 5 1/2″ double sided fusible foam stabilizer on top of the wrong side of the white fabric and fuse together.

Print the template PDF and cut out the optional template for the white fabric.

Transfer the template shape onto the foam side of the white fabric/foam sandwich.

Cut on the traced line… use a square ruler to cut the straight lines…

… and finish the curved corners with your scissors…

For the original card, I cut my white fabric/foam with the Stampin Up! Top Note die and my Sizzix Big Shot cutter from my card making stash… yes, I am also a scrapbooking collector… one of these days I’ll get back to scrapbooking…

Don’t have any double sided fusible foam stabilizer? No worries, just use a fusible batting or use a lightweight fusible to adhere regular batting to the white fabric.

Alright, let’s make the little tree! Using your template sheet, trace the tree shape onto the paper side of the paper-lined fusible web.

Place the 3 1/2″ x 4″ green print, wrong side up, on the non-stick sheet; place the 3 1/2″ x 4″ traced fusible, sticky side down on top of the wrong side of the green print and fuse together.

Cut the little tree out on the traced line.

Assembling the card:

Place the red fabric, right side up on top of the non-stick sheet. Center the white/foam shape over the red fabric…

…grab the two pieces together and carefully flip them over to press and fuse from the back…

Next, peel the paper liner from the back of the little tree, place it on the white fabric, right side up, and fuse in place.

Thread your sewing machine with white thread. For better visibility, I’ve installed my favorite open toe foot #20D on my BERNINA B880.  Using a straight stitch, sew about an 1/8″ in from the edge of the white fabric.

Applique the little tree down with the same white thread and straight stitch.

Voila! Applique and quilting in one step!

Thread a large-eye needle with the bakers twine and sew the star button down from the top of the card…

…bringing the twine back up…

…and tie a tiny bow to hold the button in place.

Protect your table with a sheet of paper. Place the stitched piece, right side down on the paper and spray the back with a repositionable spray adhesive.

Open the folded card stock and firmly press the stitched piece onto the right side of the card stock.

Take the card back to the sewing machine and stitch with an 1/8″ seam allowance from the edge of the red print.

And there you have it, a sweet little card to share with a loved one!

But I couldn’t stop there, haha! My friend at Just Another Button Company sent me these adorable little light bulb buttons that are perfect for this little tree, don’t you agree?

I hope you’ll give this a try, it’s really fun and quick… and how about getting a group of friends together for an evening of card making, sharing, laughter…? Would love to have you join my Facebook group, Quilting with Cherry, to share pictures of your little cards!

Happy stitching,

 

Fall Market 1

Where has time gone! Christmas is just around the corner and another Market has come and gone! Are you all set for the 25th? Me? Ha ha, not even close! So over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a few quick projects, both gifty and to decorate for the season, but first, let me show you what I had for Fall Market in Houston this year.

You know how much I love aqua, but this collection has not a drop of aqua! Yup, you heard me right… or should it be read me right? Haha, any who, green has truly always been my fave color of all time, close, if not equally followed by any ocean hue… but getting back to this collection, red and green were the colors chosen for this group, and a nice touch of grey…

Grey works with everything, such an awesome background color! Doesn’t it look lovely behind those ornaments? And how about the little snowmen friends print? Yes, hard to say which I like best, the green background, the grey…. what do you think? And what about the bubbles print, yes, I can say that is probably my favorite print in the collection, so versatile and not necessarily a Christmas print, right?

And here again you can see that grey background in the cookies print… cookies, yum! Are you backing this year? Haven’t done that in a while, need to dig up some recipes and bake something this season. Do you have any good recipes?… Okay, getting side-tracked again, haha. So, what do you think about the houndstooth print? I am so in love with it and this is what I made using both the red and grey abundantly…

This is Christmas Blossom, a nice size throw, and no curve piecing! The “petals” are appliqued, otherwise my “circular” blocks may have looked a bit more like an egg, haha! So this is a super easy to piece and applique design, even a beginner would enjoy, especially the large blossom. And since I loved it so much, I’m including two additional projects with the pattern, a runner and a large 24″ pillow.

Now you know I cut all my applique shapes with an electronic cutter, so I’m also including the applique shapes’ SVG files in the Christmas Blossom pattern (CB138)… oh, patterns will be available by end of year and the fabric will ship to stores April 2018.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Come back tomorrow for a fun little Christmas tutorial!

Hugs,

I’m back…

Hello there, I’ve been gone for a long time
and have been missing ya’ll so much!
2014 was an incredible, but crazy, busy year for me…
So many awesome things happened
and I want to share some of the fun things
I worked on over the next few days…
It all started with Celebrate the Seasons with C&T
 The book includes patterns for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter,
all with full size layouts & reversed templates!
I had a great time working on each of these projects,
and if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be
Thankful… or maybe Merry & Bright?…
Humm, I don’t know…
the little chicks in Happy Easter turned out so sweet, plus …
well, then there’s the map, love maps and travel! … lol…
Okay, how can a mom have a favorite child, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate…

Happy 4th of July!
To celebrate,
I’m sharing this little mug rug pattern
and two of the recipes I made for my Perfect Picnic:
Crawfish Casserole
and Three Story Dream Pie,
also known as Mississippi Mud Pie.
This little Uncle Sam’s Bouquet mug rug
finishes at 6″ x 10″ and
is a super easy and fun little project,
perfect for a gift or quick little decoration!
I made it for a Flickr swap some time ago…
Get the free appliqué pattern here
 
 Have you ever had crawfish?
also called mud-bugs?
They really are good with a little sweet taste
and can be found in the freezer isle of your grocery store,
just make sure you only buy a product of the US…
My Aunt Pearl shared this recipe with me
and it has become one of my favorites!
Crawfish Casserole

Ingredients:
1 lb Crawfish tails (I used a 12oz. pack)
1 can French Onion soup
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup parboiled rice
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 can Rotel “Original” tomatoes
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350° F,
covered for 45 minutes,
then uncover and bake 15 minutes.
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Now this one is a favorite dessert of everyone in my family…
 
Three-Story Dream Pie

This pie is made in layers…
Crust:
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 tsp sugar
Blend the flour, sugar, and butter, then add the pecans.
Press onto a 2 quart baking dish and bake at 350° F
for 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool.
1st Story:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package cream cheeses (8 oz)
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipped topping
Cream the cheese and powdered sugar until smooth;
add the sour cream and vanilla. Blend in the whipped topping.
Spoon this mix over the Crust and spread carefully.
2nd Story:
2  4.5 oz Instant Chocolate Pudding boxes
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
In a mixing bowl, blend the dry chocolate pudding, milk,
and vanilla. Pour over the 1st Story and allow to set.
3rd Story:
2 cups whipped topping
1 Hershey’s chocolate bar
Spread the whipped topping over the 2nd Story
and garnish with grated Hershey’s chocolate,
or use strawberries and blueberries and decorate as an American Flag.
Chill thoroughly and serve.
…yum!
I hope you have an awesome 4th with friends and family!