Happy Hanging Card

I made this one for a friend whose birthday was in May.  The problem is, I was late, so I really wanted it to be special to make up for that.  I started wondering if I could fit a banner of some sort into an envelope, and ended up with this.  It only took little scraps, went together smoothly and didn’t require any extra postage.

Print out your desired word in a thick font onto cardstock, with the letters measuring about 2 – 2 1/2″ tall.  Cut out letters and two banner-style triangles, about 4″ tall.

Turn the letters over (so they’re backward to you) and trace onto the paper side of Wonder Under.  Trace triangles and add two smaller triangles that measure about 2 1/2″ tall.  Cut around all loosely.  Iron letters and larger triangles to the wrong side of fabric.

Iron the smaller triangles onto cardstock and cut out.

Cut out letters and remaining triangles.  Iron the fabric letters and large triangles to the front of the corresponding cardstock ones.  Iron the smaller triangles to on top of the fabric triangles.

Ugh, again with the horrible ironing board cover.  It’s on the to-do list, I promise.

Zigzag stitch around the edge of letters and triangles.  Lay on top of a 30 – 36″ piece of ribbon, centered and about 1/2″ apart and straight stitch across top edges of letters, through ribbon.

Tie a loop in each end of the ribbon.  Write a personal message on the smaller triangles.

Twist letters and triangles on top of each other to fit in an envelope.

Try to have the loops go in last so it can be pulled out easily.

It’s a card!  It’s a party decoration! I can’t put those together to make a clever new word but I think you see where this is going.


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