Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Swap Card

Don't miss your chance to receive a pack of Designer Series Paper for free when you buy three.  Christmas cards need to be made and what better way than with the beautiful papers we carry.

Last night was our Team Meeting and we had our usual Swaps.  This was mine.  On the second day of working on them, I told myself "what was I thinking?".  Ha Ha!  There's a lot of Big Shot cranking to make this card.  But I do like how it turned out.

Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Silver Foil - 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla - 5" x 3 3/4" - run through the Big Shot and the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder
Very Vanilla - Christmas Staircase Thinlits - Tree and Branches. 
Approximately 10 of the big branches and 4 -5 small ones to fill in.
Sunshine Wishes Thinlits - Hope

Making one isn't so bad... maybe two... but NINE... that's what we needed. NINE.  LOL.. One of these days, I'll learn.  ha ha... seriously though, it was good to do.

Thank you for looking in today.  Don't forget to check out the last day of the DSP Sale!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Quilted Christmas Tutorial

I promised  a step by step tutorial for yesterday's post, so here it is.  To see the pictures better, simply click on one and they should all open in a new window that you can scroll through which will be bigger.

Begin with a piece of cardstock 3" x 3".  The color will depend on the colors you are using, but this will be the "framework" for your quilt, so make sure it is a coordinating color that you like with your color choices.  Select three Designer Series Paper (or solids if you wish) and cut them with the same Framelit, separating the pieces into three piles so you can add them into the frame later.

Set aside.

Cut another piece of cardstock (color doesn't matter at all since it will all be covered).  Make this one 2 7/8" x 2 7/8", just slightly smaller than the 3" x 3".  ALSO cut a piece of our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets the same size.

Remove the protective sheet and place the sticky side down onto the piece of cardstock.  SAVE the protective sheet for a later step.

Use your bone folder to press it down nice and solid.  This really helps keep sticky strings from pulling up when you remove the backing.

You should now have a fully adhesive sticky piece of card stock,  Try not to touch the adhesive, it will rub off just like our glue, but you don't want to pull up the adhesive from the card.

Place the quilt frame onto the adhesive square.  Don't press it down with your fingers, you will be sticky!  

Here is where you will use the protective sheet you saved from earlier.  Press it down over the quilt frame and rub over it with your fingers.  This will stick the frame down without pulling up the adhesive.


Now you can begin piecing the quilt together.

Then to give it the "quilted" look, run the square through the Big Shot using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  You can see the difference here.  I did each one differently, one with the folder facing up, one with it facing down.  You can see the difference here:

Then put your card together with your newly quilted square!

Thank you for looking in today - Happy Monday!  It's Team Meeting night, so depending on time I'll do my best to make a post for tomorrow.

~ Donna

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Quilted Christmas

It took a while to finally play with this set and now I'm wondering what took me so long!  This came together much easier than you would think. 

I'm working on a step by step tutorial to go with this, but it will be tomorrow before it is posted, so be sure to come back tomorrow for the details.

For now, here are the measurements.

Garden Green - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Real Red Quilted Christmas DSP - 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Whisper White - 3" x 3"

Banner - Whisper White 3 1/4" x 1 1/8"

Thank you for looking in today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for how easy this is to make!

~ Donna

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Quilted Christmas Birthday

When I began making the card for today, I was aiming for Christmas.  As you can see, I ended up elsewhere.  When I saw the dies, I remember seeing flowers made with a couple of the pieces, so here it is!

Whisper White Thick - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Calypso Coral - 4 7/8" x 2 1/8"
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 2"

Scraps of Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (outside), Stylized Birthday (inside)

Here is how I used the dies to cut the flower.  It was easier to line up this way rather than independently.

I added some Rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and stamped the sentiments using Calypso Coral.

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed weekend!

~ Donna

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