Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One of 2 Cards....

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!
I first want to let everyone know that this weekend
June 4th - 6th I will be participating in a Fun Blog hop called
Grillin' & Chillin' hosted by Barb over at
She wanted to celebrate the start of the Summer Season
with a fun Buggie Hop! So Make sure you come back
for that, cause you know I'll be giving something away! :o)
And today I wanted to show one of the cards I made for
my moms birthday last week. I know my sister Mi-Mi posted
hers already and I was finally able to take some pictures of mine
so I thought I would share with all of you! :o)

I have always wanted to make a quilt type of card... I've
seen a billion different ones over the last year and never
tried one for myself... Until now that is! I figured out
what sizes I should make the squares after a few
trial and errors... Tehehe but once I got the exact sizing down
I cut everything out and then used my Sizzix die...
I pre-designed this card in my Design studio about a
month ago... and added the twine and pearls
after looking at my card thinking it needed something...

Here are the specks on it:

Card Stock, Ink, Stamp, Top Note Die - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - MME (Pretty Please)
Pink Bakers Twine
White Pearls - KaiserCraft
Blue Pearls - Prima Marketing
Cartridges - Lacey Labels (#4 on Overlay) Cut @ 2"
Serenade (Butterfly) Cut @ 1 1/2" (2x's)

I only added a little bit to the inside...
I wanted the sentiment to be my focal point!

For those of you who may never have made this type
of card before, this is how I figured it out....
I took a piece of White Card stock  (4 x 5)
of course that was after trying different sizes at first! LOL
Then I figured the squares @ 1 1/4" eh. and I used 12 of them
I glued the squares to the CS then I put it through my
cuttlebug with the Top Note die (2 B plates Only) and there ya have it...
a quilt looking design! I hope that helps someone out! :o)
Thanks for stopping by and have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Rachel said...

Great card! The quilting technique is one that I want to try eventually. I Purposely bought one of the square punches from the clearance section of M's with this intention. I'll have to figure out another way to do it though because I don't have any dies for my Cuttlebug. I also don't have many patterned paper scraps just yet. Haha, it might have to be a long time from now, but your post reminded me of it!

Tara said...

I really want to make one of these cards! I have been seeing them a lot lately. I just had a stampin' up party and wish I had of ordered that top note die! Might have to see if I can manage it on my circut...I do love a challenge lol

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I notice you use the Hallmark program for lots of your insides - how do you make it print the inside page only - or do you just print the whole card and throw out the fronts?

Stephanie said...

This came out really pretty. Love the quilted look. Just wish I had that die! I know your mom loved it.

Tanya said...

Hey lady...that is one beautiful card! Love the quilted look and I'm sure your Mom must have love it! Excited that we will be doing Barb's hop together this weekend!

Sharon said...

Oh how beautiful!!!! I may have to give this a try! Thanks for the measurments. The colors are just awesome!! The inside is beautiful. I love the butterfly and pearls. I just know your Mom loved it!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this card.. I just don't have the patience or skills to make a quilted looking card.. I have tried and it is utter failure!

Great Card!

Anonymous said...

I love this card.. I just don't have the patience or skills to make a quilted looking card.. I have tried and it is utter failure!

Great Card!

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Kate said...

This is so pretty! I love that you created the patchwork quilt look inside such a fabulous shape! Great job!

Cricut Couple said...

It's amazing Theresa! I am running out of things to say about your cards. Should we all start making up words? Like... That card deserves "Two Stamps!"... or That card deserves a "Blog-scar!" Hee! Hee! Maybe we should all come up with our own language for complimenting fantastic designs like this one. What do you think?