Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside!




Well, it really isn't that cold here in Atlanta, but I have been making quilts....paper quilts that is! I have always loved sewing and I have made paper quilts many different ways. Sarosa, on the Gingerwood board suggested piecing the paper and then running it through with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Rather than cutting each piece, I used Spellbinders die and cut the pieces all in one swoop. I even used some of their old "Gemini" die if you have any of those laying around. I did use the embossing folders on some of them, but then I sanded the paper to make the "quilting" show up better. I also used gutter guard (yes, like would be on your house gutters) to get a quilting look in my Wizard.
I used the sewing maching to attach the piece to another piece of cardstock and then I pierced and hand sewed a cross over the intersections.
I have not finished these cards, but wanted to share them with you "unadorned" so you could see the "quilting" more.


7 comments:

nise said...

OH WOW!! These are beautiful! I keep thinking that I should try sewing on my cards and I do have my great grandma's treadle machine, but I'd probably just hurt myself. I can't wait to see what you do with these to "finish" them.

leenda said...

What FUN cards!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful as usual Karleen

Sarosa said...

Wow, these are absolutely amazing, Holly! What a beautiful job ... and wow, the actually stitching sure adds the perfect touch!

I hope you'll post the finished cards as well!

Teresa said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

SherylH said...

These are gorgeous Holly. Thanks for the tip of using the Spellbinder die to cut out the squares -- I have used a hand punch but the edges were "ragged" no matter what I did to the punch.

Jenny Gropp said...

OK -- gonna have to get me some gutter guards and COPY CAT you!!!! And I definitely need that die.... I don't have it--- eeeek, how did it escape the shopping basket?