Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quilted Card - Thinking of You

Katie from "Crafting with Katie" had a post earlier today called Collecting Cards for Cancer Patients.  I think this is such a wonderful and worthwhile idea and so I wanted to practice some of my newly-acquired skills and techniques to a few cards that I could send to the Card Care Connection.  I thought a quilted card would be quite uplifting and quirky, and so I 'lifted' a new quilt pattern from here.
I wanted to use up some of the Creative Memories papers that I have in my stash, and so I pulled out the "Creative Memories - Primary (Tone on Tone)" papers to have a go.  I also used my Creative Memories Square Maker Punch (1") to cut all the individual squares that were needed (very fast doing it this way!).  I'm really pleased with how this came out...

I cut out the label from the "My Creative Time - Just Simply Live" stamp and die set, and stamped the sentiment 'Thinking of You" from the "My Creative Time - Card Sentiments" set. I added a bow made of red hemp twine and there is my first card for this worthwhile cause.

Here is my recipe:
- Yellow - 4 x 1" squares, diagonal
- Green - 4 x 1" squares, diagonal
- Purple - 4 x 1" squares, diagonal
- Purple - 4 x 1" squares
- Blue - mat, 4.25" x 4.25"
- Card base (Scrapbook Boutique - Vanilla) - 5.5" x 8.5"
- Blue for the label

This is just one colour scheme and layout for this particular quilting pattern.  There are so many more possibilities, and I might start to explore them too!

Thanks for the inspiration Katie!

Deb. xo


Crafting Katie

That is absolutely beautiful, Deb! Aren't these quilting cards fun??? I think I need to make some more this weekend! Thanks so much for getting involved with Card Care Connection!


So beautiful! Great colours and love how you have zig zagged the sentiment edge, it's 'sew' right!


What a beautiful card Deb! I love the quilting. I had to laugh because I also have a stash of old CM papers and punches (and stickers and pens) might have to crack them out here too ;-).

Best wishes.

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