Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paper for Quilt Cards

I have said many times that K & Company produces my favorite papers and embellishments. Well, here is another of their "Super Paper Pads" that has some great patterns to use with quilt cards. I found it at Joann's store, but they might be available at other stores. The last time I bought a large bundle of their paper, it was at Michael's and came in a box, which was very nice.

Joann's is having 50% off coupons this week, so that makes it an even better deal than the 40% off I paid last week.
I am trying some of my normal patchwork quilts and will do some strip quilts before it is all over, but there are several patterns in this paper that stand alone as a quilt. Run it through with an embossing folder, sand the paper gently, and you have a quilt card that looks like one of grandma's old treasured quilts! Be sure and place another piece of cardstock behind your quilt piece. This paper is not as heavy as the normal double sided cardstock K & Company sells in the smaller pads. While you at at the store is a good time to choose some solid cardstock to go with the designs...plus it is on sale this week!
Sorry the photo below is out of focus. I have already used this card and snapped a photo of it before giving it away....without realizing it was not in focus.
These are so easy to do that they would be great if there was someone you wanted to give a set of note cards to....I make mine 5 by 7 so they could be framed if desired. The actual quilt piece is 4 by 6 inches, so you can get six of them from a sheet of paper.

There are also cool gingham's in the pad that I haven't even touched yet! And that button paper is just calling for that button and needle edger punch EK Success makes (which is also on sale at JAS!).

This is my enabling post for the week! :-)
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8 comments:

Jan Castle said...

Thank you very much...but I don't need ANY help being motivated to buy more 'stuff'...LOL!
Jan

Sandra said...

great idea - love your cards!
Sandra ltb

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful!! Will search for that paper over here.

Kara Ward said...

You always inspire me!
Sending you warm thoughts.
I am also a huge K and Company fan...chuckle chuckle.

JANLYNN said...

Your quilt cards have reminded me so of my grandmother who loved to quilt. I have a quilt top she pieced for me done completly with her fingers and she was 82 years young when she made it. I love the idea of note cards. They would be a very nice gift.

Mary said...

The papers are very pretty. What you do with them is spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing your creations.

Joyce across the Pond said...

And I did search for this paper in the U.K. and no joy....however Number 2 son is winging his to Seattle as I write and he has some shopping to do for me!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, this is wonderful!!! Hugs Linda Duke