Make a quilted background with patterned paper (Flowering Tulips)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, my sweet friend Emily is a very talented quilter. You can see her work here (and her online shop here). She recently challenged me to keep my patterned paper scraps (approximately 1″ square in size) in order to make a quilt style card background. Today she sent me a photograph of a quilt she is making based upon this idea. It’s going to be gorgeous! I was so inspired I had to play along – in paper form!

If you don’t have scraps of paper, choose whatever patterned paper you like and trim it into 1″ squares. I chose to use the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. I love these gorgeous papers! I cut enough to cover a full card front. Next, I added some Adhesive Sheets to the front of a panel of Basic White cardstock and then just layered the squares over the top. Once I was finished, I took the second largest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle die set, positioned it where I wanted it and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I then placed the Stitched Greenery die on top of this panel and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine again. It really helps give the panel a quilted appearance.

I layered the quilted panel on some Basic White cardstock and then popped it up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Poppy Parade card base.

For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from the Flowering Tulips stamp set in Versamark before Gold heat-embossing it. It looks so pretty! I layered the sentiment on a piece of paper from the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. I decided the card needed something extra so I tied a double bow out of some gold Simply Elegant Trim. This was adhered with a Glue Dot. I then added the sentiment over the top using layered Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s the card…

This was so fun to make. Now, don’t worry too much if your squares aren’t perfectly square, or you don’t lay them down perfectly. Using the Stitched Greenery die over the top helps to camouflage (a little) these imperfections. Also using the Adhesive Sheets makes adhering the squares so easy!

I hope you’ll give it a go. It was so fun! All the supplies you need can be found in my online store here.

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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