I've received several questions regarding my Christmas postcards - but all comments were sent "anonymous" so I can't respond directly. Let's see if I can cover all the bases.
1. All 29 postcards were made the same. I saw the design in one of the books on fabric postcards at the shop. I didn't make a design template; I just eye-balled (or "free-eyed" as my friend Sarah says) the placement of the strips and the star.
I figured that since I had a boatload of cards to make in a day or so, I didn't have much time to be individually creative. I had to find a groove and stay in it.
2. All the elements were fused to a background cut 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" and then top-stitched with a straight stitch.
3. I used Fast-2-Fuse cut 4" x 6" in the middle of the card. This product is like Timtex, except it already has the fusible on it. I fused the face of the card to the Fast-2-Fuse before I stitched the design elements down.
4. I made postcard backings out of cardstock. I then fused the cardstock to the back side of the Fast-2-Fuse.
5. I then trimmed everything flush with a rotary cutter and buttonhole stitched the edge.
6. After I finished the edges, I applied hot-fix crystals to the star.
7. I took the cards to the post office with regular 39 cent stamps and had the cards hand-cancelled. Of the 3 people I've talked to who received them, 2 people had some crystals missing. Don't know if I didn't apply enough heat (I was kind of in a hurry!) or if crystals just don't mail well. Further field-testing will be required.
Maybe tomorrow I'll snap a pic of some other cards I've made.