Mini Bunting Card

Make a fabric stash busting greeting card with a sweet mini bunting message.

Mini Bunting Card
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I was lucky enough to win a beautiful book from a fab giveaway over on Cut out and Keep recently.

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As soon as it arrived I was itching to try out one of the projects. I needed a special card for someone whose birthday I'd missed (a quick text on the day is one thing, but when you miss the date by a week I think the card needs to be something special to make up for it!) so the Mini Bunting Card idea really caught my eye.


This is a photo of the project in the Banners, Buntings, Garlands and Pennants Book

This is a great idea for fabric stash busting, you can use up the smallest of scraps.

I varied my card just a little bit from the one in the book in a few places, just to use what I already had.

To make a Mini Bunting Card you need:

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  • Fabric Scraps

  • Alphabet stamps - I couldn’t find a link to the ones I had but something like this is similar

  • Some sort of permanent ink - Again, I couldn’t find a link to the one I had but something like this is ideal

  • Thread

  • Sewing Machine

  • A blank card

Cut out triangles of fabric of a size to suit your letter stamps. The book has a template to enlarge on a photocopier but it is just a simple triangle and you can vary the size to fit your letters. I cut mine out with the pinking shears because I thought it would be cute.

How many you need will depend on what message you want to send, but remember to include blank triangles between words and at either end.

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Stamp the letters onto the fabric triangles.

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This worked so much better than I thought it would. I did choose fabric without too much texture or pattern. Just make sure you remove any fluff before you stamp or your letters will look patchy.

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Lay out your message, (cut more triangles if you have miscounted!) You can see I didn't stamp on the more patterned triangles but used them as word spaces instead.

Then you just stitch across the top of each triangle with the sewing machine, leaving a long tail at either end. It's quite difficult to photograph as it is long and thin, but you get the idea.

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Then you just wrap it round the card - write your message inside first! - and attach with a little bit of washi tape.

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Because the card is left plain when the recipient unwinds their super cute bunting, I added a very quick doodle bunting to the card first. You could spend longer and do something a little bit more spectacular.

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Once it's all wound round it is a bit of a squeeze to get into the envelope, another time I would maybe trim 1/2 cm or so from the blank card before I started to make it a bit easier.

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My gorgeous book prize is Banner, Buntings, Garland & Pennants by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio, published by Larkcrafts. It's so packed with beautiful projects I really want to make them all! So many varied ideas for different types of bunting and garlands and so many different ways to use them.

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