Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Make a Faux Quilt Card

I recently need a thank-you card for a friend who is a quilter.  She does such amazing work, I love getting projects from her. So this thank-you note needed to be something really special.

Since she gave me a quilted project 
I decided to make her a "quilt" card.

Here's how you "quilt" a card.  There are 2 details on this card that add to the look of a quilt:
     1.  the "piecework"
     2.  and the texture

When I made this I was feeling a little "scrappy", trying to clean my work area. I have so many scraps of designer paper in my work room that I just can't seem to throw away. They are all so pretty.  Well this is a really easy way to use up some of them - and it makes a pretty project too.

The piecework wasn't too hard.  These are 1-1/4" squares of paper. I used a punch to make the squares but you can just as easily cut them with a paper trimmer.

I do have a tip about adhesives - I used a glue stick instead of the tape adhesive.  It was easier to re-position the pieces as needed to make the pattern square.

Its so great that Stampin'UP!'s Designer papers are printed with a different design on each side of the paper.  I could get 2 designs from one sheet and I was guaranteed that the colors would match.

The texture comes from embossing with the square lattice embossing folder. One more reason to love my Big Shot.

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Happy Stamping

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