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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.

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  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!


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