Tonight I played with another quilted card. Stampin' Up has really come out with some lovely designer papers lately, and this one, Petals and Paisleys, is no exception. For the inside of the label holder, I used a sentiment from the Faux Ribbon set by PaperTrey. I love having all of these sentiments that fit into my punches!
For the quilt, I cut nine pieces of various designer papers into 1-1/2" squares. It works well to use four different patterns. If you begin in the top left corner, you will need three of that one pattern and two of the other three patterns. I cut a white base that was 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" to adhere the 1-1/2" squares to, cutting carefully so that they would fit nicely. After attaching my squares in order (1-2-3, 4-1-2, 3-4-1), I ran two lines of zig-zag stitching over the blocks from top and one side. Next I matted this quilted layer onto a layer of Cool Caribbean that was 4-5/8" x 4-5/8" and stitched around the entire square. I added my label holder and ribbon next and mounted the card front onto a base that was 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" folded.
Now I know that I listed five blogs last night, but there are so many others that I love to peek in on as well! If you haven't seen any of these, you should. . .
Asela Hopkins, who is one mean watercolorist (and I mean that in the good way!)
Denise Foxworthy, who always has something well worth thinking about posted on her blog
Dawn Griffith, who maintains a positive attitude and radiates joy and enthusiasm in whatever she says
And of course, Julie Ebersole, who I am sure has been tagged a hundred times! I know that Julie's wasn't the first stamping blog--that would be Michelle's claim to fame-- but it was the one that first intrigued me with blogging, followed soon after by Lisa Johnson's and then Amy Rysavy's, one month before I started. (I guess that means that Amy pushed me over the edge!)
I'm not finished yet, but I'll stop for tonight and intersperse more in future posts. Thanks for visiting, and thank you, Susanna, for a tag tonight!