Friday, July 31, 2009

Life's simple pleasures

I just wanted to thank everyone again for their support with Paper Crafts Gallery Idol! It was a fun ride and I'm thrilled that I got as far as I did. :) Thanks to the PC staff as well for hosting it year after year -- I'm sure its not trivial.

The hubs and I are going white water rafting tomorrow. For some reason, when the hubs asked if I wanted to go, I thought this was like a 2 hours venture... nope... it's 6 hrs... Wish me luck! (Here's hoping I don't come back looking like a lobster! I burn like no other)

When I was in high school my mom started a quilt for me. We went to the discount section of Joann's and I got to pick some fabrics out. It was intended for me as a college gift. Turns out that it took my mom 7 years to finish that quilt and became my brother's college quilt.

So why not make a fun card inspired by the memories invoked by quilts? I cut a 4 by 4 square and then lay all my patterned paper pieces on it. Trimed the edges and then proceeded to paper pierce each and every square. I then added some faux stitching with my black pen.

Since the card is all sorts of colors, I added 3 buttons in different colors using the prominent colors in my paper quilt. I might not be able to sew but I can certainly pretend. ;-)

For diagonals, cut a piece of paper to adhere your patterned paper to. Then trim the edges. Easy peasy!

Stamps: Shapes by Design (PTI)
Paper: Making Memories, PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Accessories: 1 3/8 inch square punch (EK Successs), Nestabilities Label Die, Ribbon (PTI), Paper Piercer, Pen, Buttons (Making Memories)


Lydia said...

Beautiful card, love the quilted look, this is so nice for fall!!

Melissa said...

I love this! I have that paper pad as well...I should pull it out! Congrats again on your great run with PC Idol, you made the most amazing cards!

Lyn S said...

I love your paper quilt Belinda! The faux stitching looks fabulous!

Confession - I still have an unfinished quilt languishing in my day!!

Good luck with the rafting!

Cheryl said...

I love the patterns and colors you used. This is a great card! Congrats again on your Idol progress. I LOVED your humor card.

peggysue said...

Okay I had to laugh, I can sooo identify with your mom. I started a quilt for my oldest daughter and finished it ten years later. The other kids? Well, I guess they can look at her quilt. :) Cute card!

Lisa Graves said...

What a beautiful card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I hope all went well on you water rafting trip. Sounds like fun!! Your quilt card is beautiful!! I love the colors, patterns and the sewing! The design is perfect.

I look forward to working along side you as gd for Sweet and Sassy stamps this month.

Carrie said...

I wondered when you got a sewing machine - tricky technique there :) You're so patient with the paper piercer!!! LOL :) Hope you had fun on the rafting trip.

BethieJ said...

What a FUNNY story! and what a GREAT card!! Love the quilting!!

Mara... said...

I love the quilt card, such a fantastic design!

Kathi said...

Great quilt effect and worth all the extra work to produce this gorgeous card.

I will admit I was really sad that you didn't move on to PC Idol winner. I was so hoping you'd win. Congrats for making it so far. Maybe next year!

Jan said...

OMG I thought that was real stitching! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the directions!