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Applique Flower Stationery | 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days - Day 19

Day Nineteen - Kentucky Wonder Bean.

(no's just starting to get hard to rhyme the word teen! heh-heh)

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We're using fabric to make appliqué note cards for today's 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days !

This is such a perfect way to use up your scraps of lovely fabric that are too small for anything else! 

I think it would be a great way to repurpose old clothes and linens as well!

Here's what you need to get started:

Step one-gather supplies

-Fusible Webbing (like Wonder Under)
-Flower Templates
-Cardstock or blank notecards

Step One

Step two-trace pattern

First cut a piece of the fusible webbing to the size you'll need for your appliqué and place the rough side on the wrong side of your fabric. 

Press it for 5-8 seconds until fused. 

Now trace your flower pattern onto the paper side of the webbing.

Step Two

Step three-cut pattern
Cut out your fabric flower appliqué and leaves if you've made them.

Step Three

Step four-peel paper

Peel the backing paper off your shapes.  Arrange them on your card and press gently for a few seconds until fused.
You may want to place a cloth between your card and the iron.

Finished card2

Now you're finished! 

If you want to you can embellish them with beads, buttons, sequins, rubber stamps or even embroidery to spruce them up a bit, but I think they're lovely just like this!

(Now I'm going to go do some housework and try not to worry that they've killed-off Sawyer in LOST tonight!)

Grace & Peace,

"My beloved is to me a cluster of henna flowers in the vineyards of En-gedi ..."
-Song of Solomon 1:14