Paper craft personalized greetings with this classy handmade card.
- 8-1/2-inch x 11-inch piece of 20-pound high-quality white paper (Ann used a linen-finish resume paper)
- Pattern (See below)
- Tracing paper and pencil
- 3-1/2-inch x 4-1/2-inch piece of gold lame’ fabric
- 3-1/2-inch x 4-1/2-inch piece of white polyester fleece batting
- White all-purpose thread
- Brown and gold metallic fine-line markers
- Small sharp scissors
- Glue stick
- Standard sewing supplies
- 4-3/8-inch x 5-7/8-inch white envelope
- Download and print Paper Craft Pattern
- Trace paper craft pear pattern (download pattern from link above) onto tracing paper with pencil.
- Cut out and discard shaded areas of pattern.
- Fold paper in half crosswise to make a 5-1/2-in. x 8-1/2-in. piece. Fold again to make a 4-1/4-in.-wide x 5-1/2-in.-high card.
- Place card on a flat surface with single fold at the left and double fold at the top.
- Use ruler and gold metallic marker to draw a border around front of card about 1/4 in. from outside edges.
- Unfold card and place it right side down on a flat surface.
- Place pattern in border area of opened card.
- Use pencil to lightly trace around inside edges of pattern. Remove pattern.
- Cut out pear and leaf, cutting on traced lines. Discard shapes.
- Apply a narrow band of glue stick around outside edges of pear and leaf. Place gold fabric piece right side down over cutout area and smooth out any wrinkles.
- When dry, center fleece batting piece over fabric. Turn card over.
- Sew around edges of pear and leaf with a narrow zigzag stitch, making sure one side of the stitch goes through the fabric only. Pull all threads to the back. Knot and clip threads close to back.
- On inside of card, trim excess fabric and batting from outside edges of pear and leaf, cutting as close to stitching as possible.
- Refold card and place right side up on a flat surface.
- Use brown marker to add stem.
Finished Size: Paper Crafted Handmade Pear Card measures inches 4-1/4 wide x inches high.
Paper Craft: Handmade Pear Card originally sent in by Ann Main of Moorefield Ontario