Homemade Felt Cards

Confession: Making cards stresses me out.
Don't stop reading based on that. I love to craft. I swear. It's just that making cards is something that just... well, I want to be good at it. I want to like it. But usually, it just plain stresses me out. I always leave glue marks. So on Friday I realized I had 2 cards to make: A Mother's Day card and a birthday card for my big brother. I needed something quick and stress-free. I've had just about as much stress as a girl can handle for a while.

I have been in a sewing mood. Sewing relaxes me. And I have all this felt left over from making the infamous Quiet Book. So I decided to try my hand at sewing cards. Here is what I came up with:
Not too shabby for my first try, eh? I am still giddy about sewing felt right onto paper. It's the little things in life, right?!
I wanted this to look somewhat like my own version of the Mom tattoo. I am a sucker for red/black/white color combination.
My brother is a serious baseball nut!! He is obsessed with all things baseball--he even has an entire room devoted to his favorite baseball team. So the theme for his card was obvious, especially considering we gave him a coffee table book about baseball parks.

I know I still have a lot to do in the world of card-making... like add a whole bunch of embellishments. Maybe next time, I'll add some ribbon and buttons, too.
Baby steps people! :)
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