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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Card Quilting

This "quilted" card was inspired by the wall hanging I made with my daughter at a sewing class together (below).  We had such fun!

Have fun with this card.  Use any papers and colors you like.

The measurements can be changed up.  You don't have to be too exact.  However, it is important to make sure the base of the quilted card (tan in my case) is square, if not, your design will be crooked.  My tan square base measures 4 x 3-14/16.

I chose the square size I liked and then went from there, so the overall size may vary.  I find if you use just a small amount of adhesive tape on the back of each quilted piece, you can lay it down and rearrange them without too much difficulty.  Once you have it the way you like, finish adhering it. I put the border trim on last, just as you would when sewing a quilt.

For this card I cut seven 1 inch squares out of a solid-ish red DSP.  Five are left whole and two are cut in half, giving you triangles.  I always cut more ... Just in case!  :)

I cut three 1/4 inch strips of red flowered (border) DSP.  A piece of tan card stock 4 x 3-14/16.

I started by placing the whole red squares in each corner, leaving a small area (approximately 1/4") around the edges (for the trim).  Then I placed the triangle red squares in next. I placed a whole red square in the center space.  

I measured the space between the center square and the other solid squares to cut the trim that goes around the center block .  It should be 1/4 inch, ... but, measure twice, cut once.  Or so that's what Bob (husband) says when building anything.  Adhered the four small strips.  I cut a small block out of the flowered DSP for the very center of the block.  I then measured, cut and adhered the outside border trim.  

I made the quilting effect by using an ultra thin black ink crafting pen and added the dotted lines.  Voila, you are now done with your quilt.  Next, I adhered the quilt to red card stock and then to the white card base.  I stamped my "Thank You" in Whisper White on the bottom of the Real Red  paper and added a paper rose made with the same flowered DSP matching the quilt.

Supplies:
Paper:   Stampin' Up! (SU) Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, DSP Any style you like. I used a retired style
Ink:       Whisper White craft pad
Stamp:  Sassy Salutations "Thank You"
Other:   Glue Dot, Ultra thin Black (005) ink pen

The paper rose is very easy to make.  Visit Tania Gould's link at http://taniagould.blogspot.com/2010/07/rolled-rose-tutorial.html  She shows you how easy it is.  Rather cutting the spiral neatly, I chose to tear the paper.   Give it a try!  Thanks Tania!

I hope you all enjoy this ... and Go Create!  Share with me, I would love to see!

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rumble Time

It's a challenge .... Wahoo .... Ready, Set, GO!    PPA 161 Challenge using squares, diagonals, and a circle ...  Makes me think of the Wizard of Oz tune,  "lions, tigers and bears, oh my!"

I certainly need to work on my photography skills, see the corner of the cutting board?  lol  I need to create an area that will be the right height and lighting.  Gotta research it - sounds like that's what I'll be doing on the weekend!   I would appreciate any ideas ya'll may have.  I would love to hear from you.
 
This is the PPA 161 sketch design.  This card is made using a base that measures 5 X5 folded.  I cut the triangles and the diagonal from Midnight Muse and DSP.  I made the flower, using Midnight Muse ink to color up the front and back of petals, curled and adhered together using glue dots and then used a dimensional to make it pop.  I added the pearls to give it a little elegance.  The supplies I used are listed below.
Paper:      Whisper White, Midnight Muse, and a sheet of the DSP pack in 
                 color (#12028)
Punches:  Blossom Party die, Boho Blossoms, and a circle punch 
Stamps:    Petite Pairs 
Odds & Ends:  Glue Dots, Dimensional, Pearls, Adhesives

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tonight was a night for catching up on a couple of thank you cards.  I made the same design, but used different colors.  Pretty?

I used the coordinating inks to the papers.  I used SU old olive for the base of the card, whisper white for the background and for the inside of each card.  I created one card with pool party paper and ink, one with raspberry ripple and ink, one with primrose paper ink and the last one in cajun craze
and ink.  And all on shimmer white paper.  The stamps I used are SU Summer Silhouettes for the small flowers on the inside of the cards.  The thank you from SU Made for You, and a single flower stamp, Boutique Blossom.  I tied a small ribbon and attached with a glue dot.

Now aren't these pretty!   I hope the receiver like them!  It would make a great set to give away.

Enjoy and as always,
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seaglass


Seaglass - Big Island, Hawaii 2013


I would love to say I've been on vacation in Hawaii (with no access to electronics) and that is why I have not posted since April .... but I guess, I will use the usual reply ... I've been super busy.  But honestly, the Hawaii excuse is much more exciting!

I made this card for a challenge in the CardMaker magazine.  Thanks to Lindsay & Bobby for the magazine!  It's fabby and full of lots of creative works of art.    We had to design a beach themed card using blues, tans and orange. 

This card is made using a technique that Connie Stewart http://youtu.be/JVjU56MIs04 uses.  Rather than using glossy paper, I used a shimmer paper.  It simulates how the water sparkles at night.    The stamp set is from Fiskers.  The inks and paper used are from Stampin Up!  The sea glass is from Maine beaches.  This was a fun, fun card.

Happy Stamping!