August 20, 2019


I was a little chilly this morning. Even put on a long-sleeved shirt. August 20. Oh well. It's lots better than hot and humid.

Anyway, when trying to decide what to make for this blog post earlier today, thinking of being chilly, I decided it would be a perfect day to make a faux quilted card. I know. I know. It's not nearly cold enough to drag out the quilts . . . but there's no denying it . . . it's on its way.

Unfortunately, it turned out that everything I used to create this card, with a few exceptions, is retired. But, as you all know, "retired" means very little to me. If I love something enough to purchase it, I probably love it too much to get rid of it. If I have it, I SHOULD use it occasionally, right?

The current product I used include the Subtle 3D embossing folder (page 199), one of the Stitched Rectangles dies (page 196) for the sentiment, Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin' Dimensionals, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Multipurpose Liquid Glue (my beloved "Green Blue") and the Light Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blend. Everything else is a permanent resident of my stash.

I was thrilled when my chosen sentiment fit perfectly inside one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. The stitching around the edges seem to coordinate so well with the "quilted" aspect of the card.

To make the paper quilt squares, I used my old trusty 3/4" Square Punch. I wish that was still around; punches make multiple small pieces so easy!

The center of the quilt is in the form of a really old brown corduroy brad. Perfect! I'm glad I still had them "in stock"! 

The quilt is backed up with the same solid cardstock that the larger layering piece is mounted on. To differentiate between the two layers, however, I popped the quilted piece up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and I embossed the larger piece with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

How about you? Are you ready for quilt season? 



  1. This is a gorgeous card!

  2. It is always quilt season at my house, LOL, but I make them. I am soooo ready for fall!! Love your card as I am a stamper too.

  3. What a fabulously creative card Linda. Don't punches make life easier, but like you, I dislike when the really good things get retired.

    Thank you for sharing your handmade card at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning to.

  4. Such a sweet card. I think you should always use the products and equipment you have, retired doesn't mean anything when it comes to your craft stash does it?!