Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Papertrey Make-It-Monday #159 - No-Sew Quilted Cards

Hello! I knew when I first saw the title to this week's Make-It-Monday over on Nicole's blog, that this challenge was right up my alley. I am a quilter as well as a card maker, so I was excited to see what I could come up with. I love miniature quilts, and often, when making a normal bed size quilt, I scale it down to make a matching miniature quilt. So Dawn's card using 1 1/2" squares inspired me to use 3/4" squares.

I am currently in the process of making a "first year" mini album for one of my granddaughters, and I am using the Egg Hunt paper pack by Papertrey throughout it. It's so nice to have papers from a pack that you know will all look good together. It's kind of the same way when you make a quilt. Most manufacturers have different "collections" of fabrics, all coordinating. When you purchase fabric all from a particular collection, you know they will look good together. 
 
 I had a bunch of scraps from the Egg Hunt paper pack, plus a few coordinating papers from Papertrey pattern packs, and I decided to get out my 3/4" square punch and make my quilted card. I started out by punching 10 squares of each paper. I drew a line from corner to corner diagonally, and laid out my first line of paper squares. After that, it was easy to repeat the pattern for the rest of the card. I then put a tiny purple border around it (like you would on a quilt), and mounted it on a white card base. The quilted part of the card was impressed with the Damask impression plate. I ran it through several times to get a nice impression. I just LOVE the quilted look this gives!


I decided to use Stitched Sentiments and the coordinating dies to make a "label" for my quilt. I put my initials on the hooped "fabric" and a banner with "Handmade is best" from Button Boutique underneath it. I think this is one of my favorite cards I have ever made! Thanks for the idea Dawn!

8 comments:

  1. A beautiful card - your expertise from quilting shows.

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  2. Very pretty Susan. Love the black frame. Clever to use the square punch.

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  3. Love everything about your card! The smaller squares with those wonderful papers look fantastic. And the hoop with the 'embroidery' design is the perfect finishing touch.

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  4. Marilyn in MichiganApril 8, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Love this card! So soft and pretty.

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  5. This is so sweet! I love the entire "handmade" theme, and the Damask impression plate makes for some lovely quilting with those great papers!

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  6. This is so beautiful!! It looks exactly like a real quilt! It is so obvious you are a talented quilter!

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  7. I knew you'd come up with the perfect quilt card I love it

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