Are you a quilter? My mom does amazing work on quilts, and I even started one myself once ages ago. (I only finished one square, though, because naturally I had to choose a challenging and fairly intricate pattern for my first quilt and got frustrated and/or bored with it.) But I do appreciate all the work that goes into a quilt, and I love to look at quilts -- and bundle up with them during the cold winter months -- so when I saw a paper-crafting die that cut out a quilt pattern, I knew I had to get it.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Basic Black thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Calypso Coral card stock; Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon markers
Accessories: Quilted Cutting Plate, Buttons, Needle and Thread dies (Taylored Expressions); white baker's twine; Mono Multi liquid glue
For this set of cards, I die cut the quilt paper four times: once from Basic Black card stock and then with four different patterns from the Wildflower Fields DSP collection. I first planned to just make the card on the upper right. I love the bold black outlines with the different patterned shapes. But once I had all the pieces cut, I figured that I might as well combine the rest of the pieces and make a whole set.
The assembly was a little time-consuming, but not hard. (The trickiest part was making sure I didn't lose any of the little shapes!) I just used a few tiny drops of liquid glue for each piece. You also could put your card stock or DSP on a sheet of double-sided adhesive before die cutting. Then you'd basically have a bunch of little stickers, and you'd just need to peel off the backing before fitting each piece in the "frame."
To finish the front of the cards I die cut a card stock button, tied it with white baker's twine and adhered it in the middle of the center square. For each card I used a different color of card stock for the button, and I chose the color to coordinate with the print in the small rectangles and triangles near the top and bottom of the quilt pattern.
For one last detail I used the Wildflower Fields DSP to line the envelopes for the cards. I'm trying to use more DSP, and this set of a cards was a fun way to do that. I'm looking forward to making another set of cards with this die to experiment with other colors and patterns.
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