Good morning, friends & daughters & my dear husband, Jay who still loves me after all the money I've spent to continue this crazy hobby of mine. This is the first of many Quilt cards I'm sure I will be making. They are an addiction in themselves but so much fun & although they look quite difficult they are pretty simple to make. I added a button to the middle before I sent this one off to my good friend Ruth Ann
for a late birthday.
I’ve always loved & admired my daughter, Bridgette’s beautiful quilt projects so when I saw a quilt die that could be used to cut paper I popped it into my “cart” & sat twiddling my fingers until it got here ... Once I had it in my hot little hands, I started figuring out how I wanted to use it. It's a great little die & could be used many ways. I wanted to make some cards for my daughters & my very good friend Ruth Ann
who is also an amazing quilter.
Here's a sample of how I "made my quilt"...
I started by choosing 3 or 4 solids & print patterned paper, placed the die on top of each paper & once I had them all cut out by just one pass thru the die cutting machine. I chose the color over lay I wanted to use & started designing my quilt. It's SOOOO much fun & brought great joy to me.
I was trying to figure out how to glue all those tiny pieces inside my quilt square when I remembered watching Pam Sparks
tutorial on using the Score-Tape. She is AMAZING... I cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of white card stock, placed it on my desk then put any color of the quilt block on top of that. Then begin inserting my tiny quilt pieces into the design using colors I liked best. Once I could see what I liked or wanted to change it was easy to pop any of the pieces out & rearrange them since they weren't glued down yet.
Choose any color you want.
The finished card
Now that I have the pattern, colors & design to my liking I take a new 4x4 square of white paper (or any color you want) lay it down & use Scor-Tape to cover the whole white square so it's all sticky. I used 2 strips of 2" Scor-Tape and gently place a 4x4 paper quilt die-cut onto the sticky paper & you have your "puzzle layout" .... Use a Bone Folder to press it smoothly avoiding the sticky areas.
Now you're ready to finish your design.
Sorry this was a little picture heavy but it's been a long time since I've posted & I have a lot to relearn
Thanks for staying with me this long. I appreciate each & everyone of my viewers.
I was so thrilled to be able to attend another set of Heartfelt Creations classes in Puyallup, WA over the weekend & love them as much or more now than I did when I took my 1st classes in Nov last year. The classes & the teacher makes them so enjoyable & you walk out of there with some beautiful cards & this time we made a little mini album out of some of their gorgeous papers & dies.
Click on pictures to make them larger if you like.
Love how it folds up & out !!!
A close up of the paper flowers we made
Thanks for stopping by, Janie
It's May Day, what better time to get a little crafty & share a cup of coffee with someone you love. That's just what I did when I sent my daughters & one of my grand daughters a little care package & popped a little coffee cup shaped card in the box. I hope they enjoyed getting it as much as I did making it ...
I just love playing with the Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies to create such fun cards as the coffee mugs & shoes ... Each card was made a little differently but with a whole lot of love ...
I made some vellum roses with Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies & popped one on this mug.
Made some more flowers with just cardstock & used it for this.
This cute little shoe card was made last night & going to a young lady who will probably get a "KICK" out of it ... The flowers & leaves were all made ahead of time & came in handy to add to this. I wish you could see the sparkle but it's not showing up. NOW that was fun to make & although I have glitter everywhere, it makes me happy !!!
Hope you take time for yourselves & get a little inky & glittery today ....
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend CK Convention in Tacoma, Washington a few weeks ago & we made these wonderful cards & flowers in the classes I took ... I loved their stamps, dies & papers so much I became a Platinum member so I could get 20% off everything I buy from them ... I still need to add a little glitter & centers to these beautiful cards but I wanted to share with you some of what we made.
I'm certainly going to try & go again next time they are fairly close to me ...
I added a little glitter to these cards & some Prills to the centers. (Love those things)
This shoe shaped card is my favorite. It's been stamped with Colorbox pigment ink, sprinkled with embossing powder then heat embossed & cut out with the matching die...You could leave it like this or add several more beautiful flowers.
I'm going to cut another shoe shape from a matching paper for the inside to finish it up.
These pretty little flowers are just made from paper & shaped with the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe flower shaping tools. If you click on the pictures you can see the glitter & the center Prills close up.
I've found a new addiction & what better way to go than creating with the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations papers, stamps & dies...
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to ...
Blogger is just NOT playing nice with me !!! It still won't let me access pictures from my iPhone to use on my blog so I'll just post a few pictures of older cards until I can get this sorted out. I've got my laptop in the shop & maybe tomorrow when I get it back things will work as they are supposed to.
This cute little image is called Tilda Under the Mistletoe & I colored her with my Copics
And made an easel card with her.
Punched a few flowers out of pretty paper & layered them up with a pearl popped in the middle.
Thanks for your encouragement as I try to get back in the swing of things.