Ruffled Note Card

Ruffled Note Card by Stefanie Roman 

Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork. I am so pleased to be sharing my first Moda Bake Shop project with you.

I love to make and receive handmade note cards. My Ruffled Note Card is quick and easy. All crafters, not just quilters can make it.

It is the perfect way to personalize a gift. If you were giving a quilt as a gift, my Ruffled Note Card would make a great matching accessory. You could even make several of them and give them away as gifts.

Have fun making your Ruffled Note Cards!


Leftover Jelly Roll strips (I used leftover jelly roll strips from Swanky by Chez Moi)
8 1/2" X 11" white card stock
Glue Stick
Ribbon or Ric Rac for embellishment
4 1/2" X 5 3/4" Envelope
Bone Folder or Dull Butter Knife
Pencil
Ruler




Cutting Instructions:

Cut the white card stock in half so that it measures 8 1/2" X 5 1/2".
Fold the card stock in half so that it measures 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".


Here are a few tips for making a crisp, clean fold in your card stock:
  • Measure 4 1/4" away from the left side of your card stock.
  • Using your pencil, make a small dot at the 4 1/4" mark. This will become your 1st registration mark. 














    • Move your ruler closer to the top of your card stock.
    • Measure 4 1/4" away from the left side of the card stock.
    • Using your pencil, make a small dot at the 4 1/4" mark. This will become your 2nd registration mark.
















     



    • Use your ruler to line up the two registration marks. 
    • Use your bone folder to score a fold along the side of your ruler. If you do not have a bone folder, you can use a dull butter knife.
    • You may need to run the bone folder along the edge of the ruler several times in order to get a good fold line.








      •  Fold your card stock in half using the fold line that you created. Your card should measure 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".
      Choose (5) coordinating jelly roll strips. I chose 5 jelly roll strips from Swanky by Chez Moi, however you can use any jelly roll strips you might have in your stash.

      Cut (1)  2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strip from each of the coordinating jelly roll strips.
      You will need a total of (5)  2 1/2" X 6 1/2" coordinating jelly roll strips.


      Step 1:
      • Fold the 2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strip in half.
      • Press the strip with your iron.
      • Repeat for each of the (5)  2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strips.
      Step 2:
      • Align the first jelly roll strip with the bottom of the white card stock. The jelly roll strip will overlap the edges of the white card stock.
      • Lift up one end of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock. This will help hold the jelly roll strip in place while you sew it down.

      Step 3:
      • Sew 1/4 " away from the raw edge of the first jelly roll strip.
      Step 4:
      • Lay the 2nd jelly roll strip on top of the first jelly roll strip. Use your stitch line as a guide for keeping the second jelly roll strip straight.
      • Lift up one end of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock.

       Step 5:
      • Sew a 1/4" away from the raw edge of the second jelly roll strip.
      • Your Ruffled Card should look like this:














        Step 6:
        • Repeat Step 5 for the 3rd and 4th jelly roll strips.





















        Step 7:
        • Align the last jelly roll strip with the fold line on the white card stock.
        • Lift up one edge of the jelly roll strip and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock.














        • Place your scrap piece of ribbon on top of the last jelly roll strip.
        • Lift up one edge of the ribbon and place a dab of glue on the center of the white card stock















        Sew down the center of your ribbon.





















        Your Ruffled Note Card will look like this:

















        Step 8:
        • Turn your Ruffled Card over to the backside.
        • Align your ruler with the edge of the white card stock.
        • Trim off the excess fabric.





















        Step 9:
        • Turn your Ruffled Note Card over to the front side.
        • Sew a 1/4" seam away from the left edge of the Ruffled Card.
        • Sew a 1/4" seam away from the right edge of the Ruffled Card.




        Voila!
        One Ruffled Note Card measuring 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".

        Your finished Ruffled Note Card will look like this:

        Simply slide your card into the 4 1/2" X 5 3/4" envelope. It is now ready to give to someone special!


        Here are a few more Ruffled Note Card options:


















        Stefanie Roman

        Please check out my blog for more inspiring projects.

        I will have more Ruffled Note Card photos posted on my blog.
        Thank you for baking with me!



        33 comments:

        Jennifer said...

        What a wonderful card to go with a quilt gift!

        Sandra Henderson said...

        Cute, cute, cute!
        and easy!
        and no turning on the oven! (100 and 98% humidity here!)
        and you used "leftovers"
        this goes in the casserole foler! :)

        Jean @ Quilted Cupcake said...

        What a clever idea! I would have never thought about using jelly rolls that way. Thanks for sharing your project - it's going in the project file!

        Vickie E said...

        awesome Stephanie! and I love how you explained the crisp notecard edge...I always fumble with that.

        Dianne said...

        cute!

        Inch Worm Fabrics said...

        Very cute and clever project. Thanks for sharing.

        Tiffany said...

        Stefanie I love it! You're so stinking creative! Great work!

        chq said...

        So so cute Stefanie!

        Aunt Spicy said...

        What a fun idea!

        Jennifer Annik Miller said...

        What a fun idea, Stefanie. Thanks for sharing! :)

        Amy said...

        love this! and especially the idea to accompany a quilt gift, sweet way to use up the leftover scraps!!!
        thank you!

        Beth Olson said...

        Very cute! I might buy a whole jelly roll just to make Christmas cards!

        Andrea said...

        This is such a cool idea! Great tutorial, Thanks Stefanie!

        SarahB said...

        I know several people who would absolutely love a set of these -- such a great idea!

        Notjustnat said...

        How cool, thanks for the recipe!

        Allison said...

        I just tried sewing paper and fabric together on my machine yesterday and it seemed reluctant to feed -- are there any tips for how to make this work? Otherwise, very cute project!

        tarabu said...

        I love recipes for leftovers! I wish there were a 'leftovers' tag so I could find just those projects when I'm looking to use up a handful of something!

        Karyli said...

        So easy and cute! I can see lots of possibilities with this in my future... Thanks for sharing.

        Beverly said...

        I love this idea. It's going to work for a million things! You can be sure I'll be making some! Thanks for a great idea.

        BeautifulSeams said...

        Love it great idea!!!

        Joanna said...

        I love this idea. I love showing off beautiful fabric, and this is a good way to do it.

        LanieJane.com said...

        Stephanie,
        The rufffle card is so inventive. I love it. Thank you for sharing how to make a clean fold.
        Awesome!

        Lanie, laniejane.com

        Ali said...

        I think I know what my holiday cards are going to be this year!!!

        billiemonster said...

        awesome! gonna have to try this one :D

        Chris said...

        I love the examples with ricrac too. You did a great job on this! It's so different and easy. I especially love the idea of this as a companion to a quilt gift. Thank you!

        RETRO-fabulous said...

        Great tutorial, Stefanie! Thank you!! What a wonderful way to use up some scraps for a supercute & memorable card.

        Kristy said...

        Love this idea!!! I love texture on my notecards and these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

        magirite said...

        Love this recipe. What cute cards! Can't wait to try them.
        ~M~

        Lucy said...

        What a cute idea! And a great way to use up the scraps. You are very creative!
        Lucy

        Jacqueline said...

        LOVE THIS! I just made one and it turned out SO cute and it went SOO quick! THANK YOU! =)

        Debbie said...

        Love these cards! I am making ruffled Easter baskets and am going to make matching gift cards, pack of 4, to add to the goodies in the baskets!

        Amy @ TheMombot.com said...

        I know this was posted a while ago, but I use this tutorial all the time and shared it in a blog post today about making your own stationery: http://www.themombot.com/saving-money/2011/08/01/making-your-own-stationery

        Thanks again for sharing this tutorial!!

        Splendid Little Stars said...

        super cute! great tutorial!