I was busy in my sewing room making up some cards for Halloween. I love these because they are simple and would frame well in a simple 5″ x 7″ standard frame. Below the instructions you will find a purchase supplies list.
Here is a list of the items you will need for making these cards:
- Card Stock with brown envelopes.
- Scraps of burlap
- Sewing machine with black thread
- Black Felt
- Spooky Patterns printed out to fit the burlap
- Vintage lace
- Heat n Bond Lite for sewing
Instructions: I cut the burlap into 4.50″ x 6.50″ scraps. Cut a small strip of Heat n Bond Lite and attach to the backside of the burlap. With a medium hot, iron press the burlap onto the card (you need just enough Heat n Bond to stabilize the burlap). Stitch the burlap onto the card leaving about .25″ edge for unraveling. ( I used a zig- zag stitch for my cards.) After I sew the burlap on I pull the edge strings to get that raveled look. I found my silhouettes by googling “free Halloween silhouettes” I edit them and crop them to the size to fit my burlap. (approximately 3″ x 4″). Take the black felt and cut a square about 10″ x 10″ and with a medium iron press the Heat n Bond onto the back of the black felt. Leaving the peeling paper on the felt pin on your printed designs. Peel the Heat n Bond backing off and with a medium hot iron press the felt silhouette onto the burlap on the card.
Caution: Check a sample of the felt with your iron first as too hot of an iron will melt the felt. I found medium heat to work great.
Supplies I purchased:
Heat n Bond Lite at Walmart
Burlap at Walmart sewing department for $3.97 a yard.
Kraft smooth A7 Cards and Envelopes Premium Heavyweight Cards. Core’dinations,(Cards come in a set of 50 cards and envelopes) I bought these at Hobby Lobby in the Paper Crafting Department. (Don’t forget your coupon!)