Monday, March 1, 2010

Paper Quilting

These are some paper quilting cards I made for my Mom, who is an actual quilter, for her birthday. The maple leaf is one of her favorite quilt designs. The card base is Kraft and I used Bella Bleu dsp to make the leaf pattern.

For these cards I used the retired 2009 SAB designer paper Delicate Dots and Whisper White textured cardstock for the base. Which worked great, as her favorite colors are yellow and blue. I had every intention of making these well ahead of time and researched patterns that I thought would convert easily to cards, as I am not a quilter myself. However, as seems to be my normal "style", I waited until the last minute, so I needed some quick inspiration and found some wonderful samples on SCS here and here. I changed up the paper and colors and was able to get these done fairly quickly.

For the sentiments I used Well Scripted from the Spring Occasions Mini, as well as one of my favorite sets Sincere Salutations.

These were a little more difficult to make than I had thought, but after the first one it wasn't too bad, although I don't think I will be taking up quilting as a hobby. :)


Tiny Vintage Tags

I really like the new punches that SU has come out with! The little tag punch and Tiny Tags stamp set are so fun to use. I think the tags add that perfect little touch to your cards. And while I am generally not a fan of a scalloped edge, I do like the new Scallop Trim Border punch. What's really great is that right now, you can get this punch Free during Sale-A-Bration. It has a matching corner punch in the Occasions Mini.

For these I used a card base of Kraft cardstock. The Bella Bleu dsp lent itself nicely to the color scheme of yellow and blue. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really like this DSP. I have had it for quite a while and this is the first I have used it. It has some gorgeous patterns and a great muted/natural color scheme.

The flowers are from the Vintage Vogue stamp set. Would it surprise you that I absolutely adore this set???? For those that know me probably not. :) I stamped the large flowers in So Saffron on Barely Banana cs, the smaller flowers are stamped in Barely Banana on banana cs and Brocade Blue on Kraft cs, the leaves are also stamped on Kraft cs in Always Artichoke. I distressed the mat pieces and inked the edges of all the pieces in coordinating colors.

I couldn't find my Natural Linen thread (need to do some organizing!) and I thought the Hemp Twine was too thick for the look I was going for, so I "split" the Hemp Twine into two strands to attache the tag. It worked great, plus it stretches the amount of twine I have!!

For this one I used the masking technique. I stamped the large flower from Vintage Vogue in Rich Razzleberry and the leaves in Old Olive on Naturals White cs. I then masked them with a post-it cut into each shape and stamped over that with the French Filligree background stamp in Soft Suede. The small flower and scalloped edge are Crushed Curry, the mat is Rich Razzleberry and the base is Soft Suede.