This morning as I drove to work, the lovely temperature was -22 F. Brrr. On the way home, we were experiencing a heat wave: -5 F. But terribly windy.
Definitely QUILT WEATHER.
In an attempt to bring all of us some warmer feelings, I thought I'd present this paper quilt card.
If you'd like to try to make your own paper quilt -- which, by the way, is not nearly as warm as a fabric quilt, but cute anyway -- here is a tutorial to walk you through the steps.
Old Olive cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Your choice of three small DSP prints
Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive ink
Daffodil Delight ink
Sweet Button Embosslits
3/4" Square Punch
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Old Olive cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To create the quilt, you will need 10 squares of the main color, in this case, green. Cut 6 of these squares in half diagonally, leaving the remaining 4 whole. You will require 4 squares of the secondary color, the orange. Cut all of these in half diagonally. The 2 squares of yellow you need also will be cut in half diagonally. Punch all these squares from your chosen DSP with the 3/4" Square Punch.
Run squiggles of green glue all across the top of a 3" x 3" square of Whisper White cardstock, so you're covering about 3/4" down from the top. Working as quickly as you can, start "quilting" with the first of the 4 whole green squares as your corner in the top left. Gradually, using my sample as a guide, work your way across the first row. Repeat this process for the remaining four rows of quilting. (I timed myself. This took me approximately 11 minutes to do. But, I need to report that, during my Stamp-In, the workshop girls managed to do it in less time.)
Once you have your quilting finished, trim off any excess edges so it is a neat square with no white showing. With the fine tip of the Stampin' Write Marker, draw in the quilting lines.
Mount your quilt onto a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" square of Tangerine Tango cardstock. Adhere it to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional in each corner and one in the middle.
In Old Olive ink, stamp sentiment of choice on a 1" x 2 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Sponge all edges in Daffodil Delight. Adhere this to a 1 1/8" x 2 7/8" piece of Tangerine Tango, then to the card front.
Use the Sweet Buttons Embosslits with scraps of Tangerine Tango in the Big Shot to create two matching buttons. Attach each button alongside the sentiment with a piece of Stampin' Dimensional.
Wishing us all warmer quilt weather. After all, it IS winter.