Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Quilt for Julie

I have been seeing these fun cards all over the place and even have a few of them from swaps I've done. I just love how you can take a bunch of scraps and make something beautiful from them. So, when my hostess last Saturday, Julie, fell in love with the red gingham pattern from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, I knew I had to demonstrate a card with it. The only problem was that I only had a few scraps of that particular pattern in my stash. Thanks to the inspiration of my stamping friends, I knew I could make this fun, homespunny card with what I did have.

I took my scraps in 4 different patterns and punched out 3 squares each with my 1 1/4" Square Punch. I laid out my pattern on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using SNAIL adhesive to stick the squares down. I did begin in the lower left corner of a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece and moved across towards the right, repeating the pattern for three rows. This made a nice rectangle on my cardstock and when I went to cut the Top Note with my Big Shot, I had two straight edges to line up over the die so it would cut properly.

After cutting out the Top Note, I took a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it the front of the card, wrapping the ends around the back and adhering with SNAIL. I then took a smaller piece of ribbon and tied it around the front in a single knot, making it appear to be wrapped all the way around the quilt piece. That's a nice little ribbon saver!

The greeting comes from the Oval All stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I colored the rubber with Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red Stampin' Write Markers then stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. It is punched out with the new Scalloped Oval Punch, also in the Mini Catalog. After sponging the edges with Kiwi Kiss ink, I mounted it on Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered it to the card front.

The cardbase is made with Chocolate Chip cardstock and layered with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I used the paper distressing tool in the Cutter Kit to fray the edges of the pink and then ran my Chocolate Chip marker around it a bit to dirty it up. The quilted Top Note is adhered to the Pink Pirouette and after attaching a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside, I was done!

Julie loved her card and I hope you love it too! Thanks for stopping in today to visit - let me know you were here by leaving a comment! I love to hear from you!



  1. Really cute and quilterly card, Robin! I would probably cut the Top Note out of the pink and use it as window over the patchwork piece...would be easier for me to line up, i think, than hoping that the "quilted" piece wouldn't shift while running through the Big Shot. The scalloped oval looks so perfect here.

  2. This is so flippin cute and has a really nice country feel. Gorgeous job girlfriend.

  3. I love this card and that quilt technique is just awesome isn't it?? I love doing that look!!


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