Thursday, January 6, 2011

Quilt Cards

I love all kinds of "quilt cards". I bought this die from SU! and finally had time to play with it. When I purchase paper that makes me think of quilts, I try to go ahead and match solid colors to go with the print.

After die cutting this die, you have the frame, the pattern and then all the little pieces that are in the pattern. Thus, you have a lot of possibilities. With these, I simply put a piece of patterned paper behind the cut out pattern and saved the little pieces. I will play with them later.

I also played with different ways to embellish the 5 by 7 inch cards. Above, the chain that I punched was a MSC Christmas punch I got on sale this December. It doesn't look like a poinsettia to me.....I think it is just a pretty border.

The chain above is from EK Sucess. It is called Chinese Knot Chain and it reminded me a little of the pattern in the die from SU! I threaded a strip of paper through the chain, but ribbon would be beautiful threaded through this chain.

Sometimes the paper itself will call for an embellishment, such as the cross stitch I did with ribbon to match the paper above.
Sometimes the ribbon itself is the inspiration for the choice of colors as above. I loved this ribbon, so I chose papers I thought went well with it.

I still have a lot of options for using this die, but this is a start. Thanks for visiting.
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1 comment:

Jan Castle said...

Yipee....I have this die!!!! Guess what I'm going to do???? Thanks Holly!