July 7, 2007

Quilted Sugar

I've been meaning to make a "quilt" card ever since I saw this card on Debbie Olson's blog. You'll notice that Debbie's card is sewn and is beautiful. And, mine is not -- sewn that is! I do not know how to use a sewing machine (my Mom was a seamstress, but she "wanted me to have the kind of life where I could afford store bought clothes.") Can you tell she grew up in the depression? I would have done some faux sewing on this card but I can't find my paper piercer or template! Good grief, that's after I did some cleaning. Except for using an oval that is a bit too large for this card, I am LOVING this quilt effect. It makes easy, fabulous use of coordinated pieces of scrap paper. Debbie cut out 1.5" squares, but I knew that I would use whatever size my square punch is -- in this case 1 3/8". I followed Debbie's 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 pattern and glued each piece on top of another piece of coordinating paper. Then I trimmed, matted, and voila, done. My Japanese screw punch came in handy again -- punching through several layers of paper and the ric rac. Supplies: Memory Box Sugar Collection paper; Stampin Up Pewter Oval Hodgepodge Hardware; brads and ric rac from Chelsea Prima Accents collection; SU Pretty in Pink cardstock and Certainly Celery Marker and oval punches. Pretty in Pink cardstock coordinates with the Sugar collection of paper, but Certainly Celery cardstock does not. For some reason, the celery ink was a good enough match. Base is a shimmery white cardstock (source unknown). Sentiment from Papertreyink.

13 comments:

  1. Joan...absolutely darling!! I don't think it needs any kind of "faux-stitching"!! I love the color combos and sentiment...your "telling" me this is a "must-have"....lol
    Dawn

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  2. This is a perfect card. Everything goes together just right -- even the oval. I do not think it's too big at all. I will have to give this a try -- have a few (million) scraps to use up.

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  3. Love this card. Thanks for telling us where to get the directions. I am terrible with color blocking--measurements and all. Got them off the blog you linked. Will try it.

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  4. I really like the papers that you used to make your card Joan. It is very pretty. One of these days I hope to be able to make a quilted card.

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  5. This turned out so pretty, Joan! I need to try one of these some day! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Great card, Joan! I think it's perfect just the way it is! :)

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  7. Sara (sassyat30)7/08/2007 07:39:00 PM

    Oh my gosh, Joan, this card is gorgeous! I love the way you pieced it together and I love the different colors you used ~ AND the rick-rack! Perfect touch!

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  8. Very pretty Joan. I love the way you layed out your quilt pieces. The rick rack is perfect with this look! ...and...I think the metal piece is just the right size. A lovely card.

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  9. this is a really great card! love that rick-rack!

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  10. I love the quilt look, too. I did the same thing recently, using the 1 1/4" punch--the quick and easy way to go! Your papers are pretty and the rick rack is a great idea (why didn't I think of that?).

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  11. yes, I'm going to try it too. I don't think the oval is too big at all. It's just a great looking card!

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  12. This is so pretty! You did a wonderful job!

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  13. This is so adorable, and your post is perfectly titled! I'm going to have to try this layout. I'm so glad I found your blog! Definitely will be one of my favs, thanks!

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