Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Card and Gift in One

Hi all,

As some of you know I've been lacking a bit (understatement!) in the crafting department of late but I was at my sewing class this morning and one of the ladies was showing us how to make hanging padded Christmas decorations.

Well, I wasn't in the mood for doing anything Christmassy (I think the winter blues has had a lot to do with my lack of motivation and now that there's a glimmer of spring in the air, I don't want to do any winter projects!) so, I decided to make a heart decoration and incorporate it into a card for my mum (Mother's Day is this weekend in the UK).

Here are the basic instructions:

  • You need two cardboard shapes and two pieces of wadding to match - I used a Sizzix heart die for mine but everyone else just handcut theirs.
  • Lighty glue the wadding to the cardboard, then cover each shape (wadding side up) with a fabric of your choice.
  • You then sandwich the two halves together with a strong PVA glue
  • You then hide the joins by attaching ribbon or braid around the join (UHU glue works well for this)
  • the braid/ribbon covering the join of the two halves
  • You can then sew or attach a hanging ribbon to the back.

You can also make several padded shapes and string them together with beads or ribbon to make a hanging.

The cameo I used was a cheap ring I bought ages ago from Primark and I just cut off the ring part and used a strong glue to attach to the front of the heart.

I attached the heart to the inside of the card with removable tape so that it can be used as a hanging.

Craft Room Challenge - From Me to You
Out of a Hat Creations - Hanging About

Thank you so much for popping in today and thanks for your kind words of encouragement.  I really enjoyed making this little decoration and hopefully it's kick started my butt back into crafting mode!

See ya,

Suze xx


Anonymous said...

This is not only so beautifully elegant (this would look so perfect in my bedroom)but it is inspirational. I adore everything about this.
Gorgeous piece!

Valerie-Jael said...

Soooo gorgeous, your Mum will love it! Good to see you back again! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is a very beautiful hanging Suze. I always love cameos and the way you have added this one is just terrific.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Out of Hat this week--we always love to see what you make.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Ooooooo Suze I just love this. hearts are my favourite shape and I just love the wadding to puff it out. It looks fab. I think the smell of spring has inspired you. Thanks for sharing the method and for joining us at Out of a Hat. Hus Sandra. XXX

Zoechaos said...

This is a lovely little hanging trinket Suzy and you make it sound so easy! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good to see you XOXO Zoe

Janet said...

Hi Suze great to see you back,I love your hanging Heart
Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous idea and a wonderful gift.

cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply gorgeous oh it really is so so beautiful romantic oh just love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

Meggymay said...

Your mum will love this, its gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Darnell said...

Suze, this is elegant and amazing and there is no evidence of any lack of craftability going on here! Stunning! She is going to love it. I hope you all have a brilliant Mothering Sunday!!

Thank you so much for your best wishes for my sisters! xxoo Darnell

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Aileen said...

Very elegant Suze and I love that your Mum can keep it as a hanging. No sign of any lack of mojo here! x

Maria said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic, and so very elegant and beautiful - I love this elongated heart shape and such a great idea that it's removable from the card. Your mum will love this! Thanks for joining in with our "From Me To You" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

junemac2 said...

Oh Suze that is gorgeous, i just adore the cameo and the opulence of this beautiful card.
Hugs June x

Anonymous said...

As much as I detest being nice to you especially when you are so horrible to me ( it wasn't a magnum stick btw )but this beautiful hanging heart is absolutely adorable are you sure you made it `!!!! Such a delicate and sophisticated project I'm amazed that someone so mean could make something so pretty ! ( you know I love your really )


Anonymous said...

No mine is defo gourgeouser than yours and You live in Scotland so so now is to be expected !!!


Jenni's Jems said...

This is just stunning and even better no sewing! hee he x

Von said...

You have a lucky mum there Suze :) it's so special
Von ♥

Alexa said...

This is so beautifully made and so elegant - it's totally gorgeous! X

Debi said...

this is a very lovely present for your mum, so elegant, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Cathy said...

Popped in from LIM, this is a gorgeous heart Suze! Thank you so much for sharing the technique, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Suze! Love it!

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful gift. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.