Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #75 - Christmas Quilt

Boy, I'm sure cutting this close! I try to do the monthly Creating Pretty Cards Sketch the first part of the of the month, but this month has been super busy! I used the Christmas Quilt Bundle for the first time on this card. I made it at a crafting retreat I was in charge of for my church last weekend, and the ladies that saw it when they walked by my table LOVED it. They really like the quilt-look of it.

There's still time for you to play along! If you submit a card on the Craft Project Central (CPC) site under the CPC75 post, you could win a free month subscription to CPC! You'll have to hurry, though! The contest ends this Saturday, September 30. Your odds of winning are very good, but we need to have at least 10 submissions to have a winner. If a CPC designer (like me), submits a card, our card will go towards the 10, but our names will not be put into the drawing.

  • Early Espresso:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base), 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (embossed squares mat), 3" x 3" (quilt outline die-cut)
  • Garden Green:  4" x 2" (green embossed squares)
  • Real Red:  4" x 2" (red embossed squares)
  • Whisper White:  3" x 3" (star quilt shape) & 3" x 3/4" (greeting banner)
  • Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP):  1-1/2" x 4" (left strip), 2-3/4" x 4" (middle strip), 1" x 4" (right strip)
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets: 3" x 3"
  • Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon:  5" & 4"

  1. Fold the Early Espresso card base piece in half (fold on top). Attach the DSP left strip onto the left side of the card base, and then attach the DSP right strip onto the right side of the card base. Then, attach the DSP middle strip in-between the two.
  2. Die-cut two squares out of the Garden Green piece and two squares out of the Real Red piece using the 2nd smallest square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Emboss all four squares by running them through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach the Garden Green squares to the top, left corner and the bottom, right corner of the Early Espresso 3-1/2" square piece. Attach the Real Red squares onto the two remaining corners of the piece.
  3. Attach the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the 3" square Early Espresso piece (refer to instructions included with the adhesive sheets). Die-cut the piece with the star quilt block outline die from the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies. Stamp the star outline stamp from the Christmas Quilt Stamp Set onto the Whisper White square piece using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the dotted, quilt pieces stamp into two of the openings in the star outline using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad. Skip the next pair of quilt openings, and stamp the same stamp in the following two openings using the same ink pad. Stamp the last two sets of openings with the striped, quilt pieces stamp using the Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad.
  4. Die-cut the stamped star piece using it's coordinating framelit die. Remove the paper-backing from the adhesive sheet on the star quilt block outline die-cut. Attach the stamped, star quilt piece to the back of the star section of the outline die-cut. Attach the whole thing to the center of the embossed square pieces.
  5. Wrap the 5" ribbon piece around the bottom of the quilt piece, and attach the ribbon ends to the back of the piece using SNAIL Adhesive. Tie the 4" ribbon piece onto the center of the attached ribbon using a single knot. Attach the quilt piece to the right side of the card base. Attach a holly felt piece from the Stitched Felt Embellishments onto the top, left corner of the quilt piece using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  6. Punch the right end of the Whisper White greeting banner piece using the Banner Triple Punch. The piece is narrower than the smallest guide in the punch, so you'll need to center the edges of the banner piece with the edges of the smallest guide. Stamp the "peace" stamp onto the center of the banner piece using the Early Espresso ink pad. Attach it to the top, right of the quilt piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Inside of Card:  Stamp the quilt pattern triangles stamp onto the bottom, left corner of the Whisper White inside of card piece using the Garden Green ink pad. Make sure to leave about a 1/2" space in-between the image and the bottom edge of the cardstock. Stamp the plain, triangles stamp into the open spaces of the green triangle using the Real Red ink pad. Stamp the three-triangle stamp onto the bottom of the stamped triangle using the Early Espresso ink pad.

Inside of card

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