Just wanted to share the card I made for my husband for our second anniversary (the "cotton" anniversary).
We decided not to give each other gifts this year, and take a trip together instead. However, I CANNOT resist the challenge of a "theme" gift. So I decided to make a cotton card for my man.
He absolutely loved it! It now has a place of honor on his desk.
How I did it: I first wrote my message on a plain white piece of paper and scanned it into my computer. To create "printable" fabric, I ironed some muslin onto freezer paper (which gives it a temporary backing) and cut it to the same dimensions as a letter-sized piece of paper. I fed this through my inkjet printer and printed my message directly onto the fabric, peeling away the freezer paper after (this is one of my all-time favorite tricks!).
I sewed the message to a piece of quilt fabric to make the inside of my card. For the outside of my card, I used Wonder-Under to fuse-applique a big "2" onto the front, and then satin-stitched (a zig-zag stitch with the stitch length set to almost zero) around it. I ironed the inside and outside of the card to a piece of Fast2Fuse (a fusible double-sided stiff/heavyweight interfacing) to make it more substantial, and then satin-stitched twice all around the edges to bind it.
PS. The "2" was cut from a scrap of the same fabric (silk, not cotton - oh well) I used to make his tie for our wedding. Yes, I made ties for all the men in my wedding, because I'm insane.