Sunday, October 4, 2009

Paper Quilts

Well, I shredded several sheets of K & Company paper to use in my Martha Stewart Crafts Photo Holder cards that I found at Big Lots. Each package has two of each of these cards, envelopes, glue and two colors of glitter (all for $2!). There is an easel flap that can be secured to display the cards. I tried to choose papers that would work in any of the three colors and then once I had added all the strips, I decided which color I thought the quilt looked best in....another thing I learned was to use a background paper that would not stand out. Instead of using white, I used some kraft paper I have that are full sheet labels. I cut three 4.25 by 6.25 pieces of adhesive kraft paper from each sheet of 8,5 by 11 paper. I am going out of town this week, so I plan on taking these and the strips with me so I can do some quilting!

The card above uses one of the new Spellbinders die and it looks like it was made for this card opening! The sentiment is from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used gutter guard through the Wizard to give the quilt a quilted look. The satin ribbon gives a nice authentic look.
For the brown one, I used a Spellbinders Impressabilities and the green one, a new Sizzix embossing folder. Both of them were distressed a little with the metallic rub-ons. Before removing the Impressability and embossing folder, I lightly sanded with a white block sanding block. Leaving it in place makes the design show up a little better. I don't sand the gutter guard one as it is not a delicate design like the others.

These are a great thing to do while watching tv or when you want something mindless to do! Once you get it all mounted, the patchwork almost looks like a piece of paper....too bad someone doesn't make paper that looks that much like a quilt!
Now that I have my paper shredder and am using the sticky labels to stick them to, I am going to go back and use some of these strips to do the bargello again. Happy Stamping!
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nise said...

So Pretty!! Your "quilting" is really lovely, Holly. And great, useful bargains to boot. Yippee! On the bargain front up here, I saw that a Big Lots is going in next to Hobby Lobby when I was in that shopping plaza last week.

Jan Castle said...

You truly are amazing....the faux quilting just gets better and better! Thanks for more inspiration Holly!!! It certainly is a fun technique.
By the way, I cannot take credit for the idea as Barbara Flugum showed me how, and she learned the technique from a lady in her card club (they all winter in Arizona).
Jan Castle

Karen W said...

Your faux quilting with the paper strips is gorgeous, are there patterns for this? Please send reply to Thanks so much, Karen W