Have you noticed that fabric is showing up on all sorts of paper crafting projects? You may be intimidated by using fabric on your next card – I know I was at first -- but I’m here to tell you it is easier than you think! Hey if I can do it, I have no doubt that you can too! And the best part – no sewing required!
Today I am going to share with you three different cards that feature fabric.
There were a couple of things I realized that helped me get past my fear of using fabric on my paper crafting projects.
- First I thought of fabric as “paper”. I began to look at fabric as paper with a softer texture. Really you use fabric in the same way you would use patterned paper.
- Then someone shared with me that all I needed to adhere the fabric to my card project was a Stampin’ Up! glue stick – yes a glue stick – ok how hard could this really be if I only needed a glue stick.
- Finally it dawned on me, the light bulb went on -- I am already using fabric on my paper crafting projects and I bet you are too! It is called ribbon – satin, gingham, velvet, twill, and lace ribbon (to name a few!)
Are you not convinced? Are you still hesitant? Are you thinking “but Jess it’s fabric, don’t you need to stitch it?? Don’t I need a sewing machine or at least a needle and some thread??” My answer to you is nope, you don’t need a sewing machine and you don’t need a needle and thread. I used a regular, old glue stick for all 3 of these cards.
Check out this first card.
Look at that leaf. It isn’t made with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. The leaf was made with the Spice Cake Designer Fabric!
You can die cut fabric just like you can die cut paper! And notice no stitching anywhere on the card.
Ok, check out this Christmas card using the Holly Berry Bouquet paper and fabric as well as the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set.
The fabric on this card is the Wild Wasabi with floral pattern die cut Top Note image. Doesn’t it look just like paper? And again no stitching necessary.
I know what you are thinking – those cards are neat and everything but I used the Big Shot to cut out my fabric shapes. So I must need the Big Shot to cut fabric…ok, hold your horses. You don’t need the Big Shot to cut fabric (although it does do a lovely job cutting the fabric for you don’t you think?), really all you need is a good pair of scissors such as the Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors. Check out this last card.
For this card all I did was cut 3 strips of Spice Cake Designer Fabric using my Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors and adhered them to the card base with glue stick.
So what do you think? Easy right??? Tell me how you plan to use fabric on your next card project by leaving a comment below!