In this day and age of text messaging and email, it seems to me that the joy of writing a letter or sending a card to your loved ones is becoming a thing of the past, and for me that’s really sad. But, I refuse to give up! I know that I cannot stop the technology revolution, and to be honest I really don’t want to. I just want to remind people to stop what they’re doing every once in a while and sit down to write your loved ones a nice note informing them of what’s going on in your life. With those thoughts in mind, I will continue to create projects around cards and stationery sets.
The project that I’m sharing with you today is a unique way to store your cards and stationery. Handkerchiefs are very inexpensive and if you can’t find a load of them in your mom’s dresser, you can pick them up at any thrift store for less than a dollar. The handkerchief holder is easy to put together. With a few simple folds and a couple of stitches, you can create this lovely project for yourself or as a gift that won’t cost you a fortune. Those are the kind of projects I like. How about you?
Thank you for joining me. Until next time…
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Tip from the Designer
If you don’t have a stylist in your tool box, you can use an empty gel pen. To add a little glamour to it, fill the empty barrel of the pen with micro beads.
Handkerchief 12” x 12”
Card Stock: dark blue, light blue and white
Black permanent inkpad
Olive Grove, Wheat and Light Blue dye-based inkpads
Faber-Castell Chalk Pencils
Blue ribbon/ Dark Blue ribbon for bow
Therm O Web Super Tape
Krylon Preserve It!
Lady Bug button
Self adhesive Velcro
Needle & White Tread
Fiskar Paper Edgers
Rubber Stampede Daisy Block Print
Rubber Stampede Daisy Blossom
Close To My Heart Simple Joys
Instructions for Cards
Cut dark blue card stock to 4 ¼”W x 5 ½”H to form a card. Cut light blue card stock to 4”W x 5 ¼”H and white card stock to 3 ¾”W x 4 ½”H. Stamp white card stock with daisy stamps randomly using light blue, olive grove, and wheat inkpads. Stamp Simple Joys” on lower right side with black inkpad.
Stamp large daisy stamp twice on a scrap piece of white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with chalk pencils. Spray with Preserve It! sealer. Cut out. Adhere white card stock to light blue card stock Super Tape.
Wrap ribbon around light blue card stock. Secure in place on the back with tape. Adhere light blue card stock to dark blue and daisies to front of card with Super Tape.
Instructions for Handkerchief Holder
Lay handkerchief flat with four corners facing “north, south, east and west”. Pull bottom corner up to the center about 4 ½” from the bottom. Fold right side to center and then left side to center.
Tack all three sides together at the center point using a needle and white thread, being careful not to sew them to the back of the handkerchief.
Fold top corner down to center and place a small piece of self adhesive Velcro on the back of the top corner and also where the top corner meets the folded handkerchief. Add bow and button with glue gun.
Note from Designer:
The size of you handkerchief holder will depend on the size of your cards. Always be sure to lay your cards, with their envelopes, in the center of your handkerchief before you tack the corners into place, to be sure that they will slide in and out with ease.