Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GENTLE QUILT

I'm not sure if I've ever seen a more gentle-looking way to tell someone you are thinking of her (him) than this faux quilted card.


Using two of the soft and gentle prints from the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper evokes a soft and gentle caring for that special someone. Squares punched from the DSP with the 1 1/4" Square Punch make up the quilt design.


Punching out little hearts on either side of the sentiment, then adhering Calypso Coral dots to their centers adds a bit more of the soft and gentle.


I'd love to walk you through creating one of these cards. Here's how:

SUPPLIES
Sweet Essentials stamp set

Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock

Calypso Coral ink

1 1/4" Square Punch
Small Heart Punch
Crochet Cotton (or bakers twine)
Buttons (from last year's Sale-A-Bration)
Big Shot
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Paper Punch

INSTRUCTIONS
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Fancy Fans Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card front.

Crisscross two 2 5/8" squares of Pool Party cardstock so you have equal-sized triangles at each point, gluing in place. This is the base for your paper quilt.

Cut four squares from each of the two DSP designs with the 1 1/4" Square Punch. 

For this next part, it is good if you use the green glue and work as quickly and neatly as you can in case you need to shift a square or two along the way. 

Starting at one point of the base, add glue to the center corner of your first square only, and set it in place, leaving a nice border on the base. Continue, alternating paper designs for each of the points in consecutive order, only putting glue on the one corner that is in the center. When you get to the last square, glue it in place, but gently and carefully tuck it under the first square you glued in place.Once you have all your squares nicely placed, add tiny dots of glue to the edges that are loose and glue them in place.

Tie a piece of ecru crochet cotton through the holes of the center button, and attach the button to the center of the quilt with a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere the quilt to the card front with green glue.

On a 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp "Thinking of You" in Calypso Coral. Use the Small Heart Punch to punch hearts out at each end. Glue this piece to a 1" x 4" strip of Pool Party cardstock. Use the paper punch to create two dots from Calpyso Coral paper and adhere to the centers of each punched-out heart. Adhere the finished strip to the bottom of the card front.

There! Soft and cozy, eh?

Caring
Smiles.






5 comments:

  1. So charming! Pretty colors, nice texture. Happy March :)

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  2. Love the card. I remember this one. See you Monday!!

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  3. This is one of the prettiest quilt cards I've ever seen! Love the well-written directions, too.

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  4. very pretty oh looks just like a vintage quilt
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