Hi, my friend Emily creates the most gorgeous quilts. You can see some of her work here. Every time she shares with me a photo of her latest project I think, I’d love to be a quilter too. She’s so inspiring. Since I am a paper crafter, I thought maybe I could try quilting with paper instead.
For my paper quilt, I chose the really pretty Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and added some Bumblebee, Flirty Flamingo and Just Jade cardstock to round it out. Fair warning, this card does take a bit of time to prep but there are a couple of things you can do to speed it up. The first thing is to add Adhesive Sheets to the back of your paper. This will help you pull it all together quickly. I also recommend starting with a panel the size of your card base. You can always cut it down to size later.
So, after you’ve added to adhesive to the paper, grab the Stitched Rectangles dies, and start die cutting. It’s repetitive so put on one of your favourite shows, or some music to help the time go. The other thing to be aware of when die-cutting is the direction of the paper. You might want to cut a few in each direction so you can more easily play around with your design. Once everything is cut, pull off the backing and start sticking everything down. If you are worried about the layout, you can always position the triangles in place and play around with your design.
Next up, I cut my quilt to size and then positioned it in the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder before running it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I thought my quilt piece should have that quilted effect but you can skip this step if you prefer.
The sentiment, from the In Symmetry stamp set, was stamped in Night of Navy and then die cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. I added some White Bakers Twine behind it and then popped it up on my card. I thought some of the Basic Pearls would be a nice way to finish the card.
Here’s the card…
Funnily enough, it is actually a very simple card to make. You do need to do a lot of die-cutting but it isn’t too bad. If you use the Adhesive Sheets on the back of the paper, it becomes so simple to easily remove the backing of each die cut piece, then stick it down and move on to the next one.
I hope you’ll give it a go. It was actually super fun to try my hand at quilting but I think I’m going to stick with paper quilting….for now. 🙂
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