Saturday, March 8, 2008

Magic Cardholder

I'm part of the Exquisite Corpse round robin launched by Arlee. This round robin is a bit special, as you have to hide your work, except for a little strip around the edge, so that other participants can connet their work without knowing what yours is. That's the reason why I did not post about it until now.
However, I wanted to make some goodies for my fellow stitchers. I saw the idea in Quilting Arts some time ago, a magic cardholder, i.e. the cardholder has a ribbon in it. Just pull that ribbon to get the card out.
Besides, I had some tiny leftovers of fabrics that I like a lot. Their sizes were perfect for that project. So cardholders it was going to be.
First, I've fused the bits on fast2fuse, and used the built-in stitches of my sewing machine to embellish that crazy patch:
For each cardholder, I've cut 2 pieces for the external sides of the cardholders from that patch, plus one piece for the inside from plain lavender fabric fused to fast2fuse. On the inside piece, I sew the ribbon. I made a buttonhole on one of the external piece, for the ribbon to go through.
Then I made a sandwich of three pieces (one external+one inside+one external again). When I saw how thick it was, I had some doubt about how to zigzag them together, but my machine did it alright. And there they are:

13 comments:

Annica said...

Your cardholders are beautiful! I'm sure all the other ladies will love them.

Sequana said...

What lucky team members you have!

Not that my team isn't passing cute things around, but still. *S*

susansaw said...

They are beautiful! I know, I received one. It is posted on my new bulletin board which I purchased expressly to display all the wonderful postcards and lovelies I am getting in the mail. Such fun.

Maryvonne said...

Magnifiques ! j'adore les couleurs.

arlee said...

Yep, i love mine! Thanks again Vero!! They *are* beauties :}

startare said...

Is it the "Guad" from Guadeloupe in among the bright madras patches? It's my home! Raison de plus pour apprécier ce joli travail.

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Vero, danke, daß Du mich aus dem Tal der Ahnungslosen herausgeholt hast, ich hätte gar nicht gewußt,wie ich die Inches umrechnen soll, schäm, Kopfrechnen 6!!!
Der Stoff für Deine Kartentäschchen ist ja reizend - so fröhlich, bunt, gute Laune mäßig. Damit kurbelst Du wahrscheinlich die Wirtschaft heftig an, weil man die doch alle paar Minuten aus der Tasche holt, um sie zu bewundern. grins.
Lieber Gruß und schönen Sonntag wünscht Dir das Wurzerl

JoWynn Johns said...

Oh, how wonderful! Such a clever idea, and so beautifully executed! Bravo!

Lise said...

Lucky team members!! I remember I saw the card holders in QA, but never concidered making some - until I saw yours!! Great work!!

Paula said...

Thank you for posting the photos. After hearing the other Exquisite Corpse gals raving over your beautiful cards, I really wanted to see them.
Paula

MargaretR said...

These cardholders are lovely Vero. The colours are so beautiful together.

Dianne said...

These are fantastic, and made in such great bright colours.

BumbleVee said...

wow....these are amazing.... beautiful job.

it is still funny to me that when I hop around from blog to blog with no rhyme or reason..I see names I recognize... like Dianne in this case. I have been to her site...know her from doll making....