If you're a serious paper crafter or someone who knows how to make great stuff, just skip this post; you already know how to do something light years more difficult and intricate in probably half the time.
But, for the rest of you, who like the look and idea of handmade touches but don't really have the materials or time to devote to it, here's a nifty little idea for you: easy peasy handmade notecards. I like to make these to accompany gifts I that I sew for friends, and they take me about 10 minutes.
I use a cheap pad of watercolor paper (you could use card stock), and cut it down to size. Here is a 4 1/2" x 6" piece:
Then I score it just under halfway down the middle with my special paper crafting tool – the rusty letter opener.
It makes a nice crease:
I cut a piece or two of fabric using pinking shears. Then throw it through the sewing maching on a zig zag stitch (if you've ever read my tutorials, you know how much I love The Zig Zag Stitch):