Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tutorial: Quilt Card

Today I have a little tutorial showing how to create quilt square cards using pattern paper.


First thing to do is pick out our patterns, I tried to stick with ones that were not too busy or colorful for my card.  I used a mix of smaller more subtle patterns and a large ones.  My papers are from the South of Market 6x6 paper pad.

After picking out the patterns cut the papers into 1" strips, you only need a couple of each color.

Then cut down the 1 inch strips into 1 inch squares.

Using a straight edge and a craft knife cut each square in half diagonally so you are left with triangles of each pattern.

Next lay out your pattern playing with the colors and layout.  I used the internet to google quilt square patterns to find suggestions of different simple quilt patterns.

Once your pattern is set you can start adhering it down.  I cut a 4" square piece of printer paper to use as my base for my pieces.  I covered it in a good amount of adhesive so that each piece will stick down well.

Starting in one corner I laid the pattern out on the scrap piece of paper being sure to fit each piece snug against the one next to it. 

After all the pieces are adhered down you can shape up the edges with the craft knife and a straight edge.  This will give a clean edge and get rid of any imperfections you will have from piecing together the paper.

Next I matted the pattern piece with a solid card stock to give it a nice finished edges and more stability then I used the pattern as my guide to pierce some holes for stitching.  I used a paper piercing tool and a thick foam mat to pierce my paper.

I picked some embroidery floss that I thought went well with the colors of my papers.  I actually stitched a blue square and then added a pink stitched square, again using the quilt pattern ad a guide for my stitches.

After all the stitching is done I mounted the square using foam tape on the card base.  This give some dimension as well as lets the square stay flat by giving room behind it for the stitches on the back.

I finished the card off by adding a button with a little twine in the center.  This idea can be made with any papers you have in your stash, even a great way to use scraps, like a true patchwork quilt.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Studio Calico: Poet Society + Stamp Add-Ons

Hi! I'm back with a couple more projects using Studio Calico's September Kit Poet Society and a few of the Stamp Add-On kits.  My first card uses the Circles Add-On.


I stamped using various colors of ink then cut them out and arranged them on the grey background. I really love how to the colors pop! I wanted each circle to be different so I added different embellishments to each one.


For my second card I used the sentiment from the Jar Stamp Set and created a quilt card.  I pulled out the flower papers from the Card Kit because I thought they would look like a quilt my grandmother might have.  It was very easy to create the quilt pattern and I will share a tutorial on how I did this in a couple days.


I heat embossed the sentiment in copper embossing powder and added hand stitching around the edge to finish off the quilt look.


This next card uses the Cactus Stamp Add-On set.  I masked off a circle in the bottom right corner and used some Mister Huey's to spray my background, leaving a white circle to highlight my image.


I stamped and colored my cacti and cut them out layering them together with different thicknesses of foam squares to create a dimensional image.


The last card I have to share today uses the Main Card Kit.  I stamped the diamond in versamark ink and embossed them in silver embossing powder then I applied a coat of stickles glitter overtop.


The sentiment is stamped and cut out of a darker card stock so that it will stand out against the lighter background.


Thanks for stopping by today.  You can find the September kits HERE.  

Studio Calico: Poet Society Card Kit

It's that time of the month…Reveal time at Studio Calico!  Time to share some of my projects made with the September Card Kit Poet Society.


My first card is just some clean and simple stamping using two inks for each banner.  I inked the stamp with both inks together and then stamped it.  Then heat embossed the bold sentiment to really pop.


I added wink of stella glitter to each banner for some shine and finished it off with some of the cute stars from the kit.


My second card is a smaller size and I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies to cut the top panel. I stamped the diamonds then cut them out and popped them up with foam adhesive.


I again added some wink of stella glitter for some shine and finished off with the little stars.  I tucked some of the ribbon from the kit behind the panel and wrapped it around the back side.


For this card I used Mister Huey's in various colors to mist the wood banners included in the kit.  I stamped m sentiment on my center banner and adhered them down to the front of my card.  I added the wink of stella to all the wood pieces for some added interest and used the stars from the kit again for embellishment.


I will be back with another post later today with more cards using the Poet Society card kit as well as the September Add-ons.

Lawn Fawn August Inspiration Week: Thank You Tags

It's the last day of Lawn Fawn inspiration week and all those wonderful fall and winter products will be available tomorrow! YAY! Today I have project to share with the new Thank You Tags set and some more yummy Sweater Weather paper.


I used the Stitched Rectangle Stackables along with the Sweater Weather papers to create my background.  I covered my Stitched leaf with Wink of Stella glitter for some shine.


The new Thank You tags set coordinates with the Tag You're It dies and I finished my card off with a little Orchid Lawn Trimmings bow.  Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects using Thank You tags and the new You're a Hoot mini set!  Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lawn Fawn August Inspiration Week: Sweater Weather Stamps + Woodgrain Notecards

I'm back with some more projects for Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week.  Today we are featuring the Sweater Weather stamps and dies as well as the new Woodgrain notecards.  My first project uses the new Sweater Weather stamps with Into The Woods papers.


In addition to the Sweater Weather stamps and dies I also used the 3x4 stitched journaling card, the scalloped circles stackables and the clouds from the spring showers die set.


I like the idea of tone on tone stamping of the leaves on a same colored paper for the tree.  I used the scalloped circle die to for a different spin on creating a ground for my little scene.

The new woodgrain note cards come in colors that match the Sweater Weather collection colors.  I really love the look they have and they make it easy to create quick little cards.


The frame is from the Sweater Weather stamp set and I used the new Hedgehugs mini set for the sentiment and cute little Hedgehog.  The new Orchid Lawn Trimmings twine matches the Sweater Weather papers perfectly.


Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog today to see more projects with these stamps and notecards as well as giveaways.  Thanks for stopping by!


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