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!

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