Q is for Quilted Christmas

Welcome back to my Holiday ABC series!  Boy did I get off track! As you all know, life throws us some curve balls and like I told my daughter, “Life is all about how you handle Plan B”.  (As a Pre K teacher, I feel like I am the queen of Plan B!  LOL)  Today’s card is from the Quilted Christmas Suite.

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I love to take a Christmas stamp set and use it for different occasions. Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this suite.

Sadly, the Christmas Quilt Stamp Set and Quilt Builder Framelit Dies are retiring. You can still purchase this set as a bundle and save 10%. This set is great for more than Christmas! I have many quilting friends and know they would enjoy receiving cards or projects with this set. (I’m thinking a framed sampler would be beautiful made with this set!) You can choose to stamp the quilt design or use the framelits to piece the quilt together with cardstock.  This is such a versatile bundle!

I like the window feature on this card. There are so many color combinations you could do!  I wanted to try something different that I hadn’t done before and I think this color combination (Dapper Denim, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist) looks great together.  This card would work well for other occasions too ….thinking of you, get well, etc. Here’s the details how I made it:

The card base is a piece of 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Dapper Denim scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.  I used the Quilt Builder Framelits and the magnetic base plate to cut the design out of the front of my card with the Big Shot.

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I stamped the stitched quilt in Dapper Denim ink on a piece of 3 x 3 Whisper White. The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see where to stamp.  I stamped the designs in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.

This piece is layered on a 3 1/4 square of Dapper Denim.  I lined it up behind the cut out piece, added liquid glue on the back, then closed the card to adhere in place. I thought it needed something more so I cut the small flower in Dapper Denim with the frame piece then cut another outline piece in Pool Party.  I used a scrap piece of Lemon Lime Twist to cut the flower for the middle.

These pieces are adhered with glue dots on the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiments from Butterfly Basics in Dapper Denim ink on the front and inside of the card.  The finishing touch was wrapping the striped Grosgrain ribbon and tying a bow. This card is for a quilting friend of mine who has a December Birthday. I hope she likes it.  I embossed the envelope using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happy Birthday Claire!

Claire’s 10th birthday was sprinkled with fun!  I made her this shaker card using her favorite colors.

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Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Milestone Moments, Cool Treats (inside sentiment)  Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum  Papers: Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose  Tools & Embellishments: Large Numbers Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retired), Sprinkles Punch (retired), Layering Ovals Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Sequins, Foam Adhesive Strips

The sentiment from the Cool Treats Stamp Set was perfect for her party theme!  I think she really liked it!

Claire loves her Paper Pumpkin kits so much she asked me to do a Paper Pumpkin birthday party for her friends. What fun! The May kit, Sprinkled with Love, was the perfect theme for a Donut Shoppe birthday party!

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Claire and each of her friends had so much fun making the 3 different cards included in the kit. They did a great job!

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The teacher in me gave them summer journals/back to school notebooks and they had so much fun coloring them. I found cute packs of colored pencils at the craft store.  I used the new Crafting Forever stamp set to stamp this fun sentiment on an Avery Label and punched it out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. Just peel and stick for quick & easy party favors! I also made each of them monogrammed kits for their embellishments using the Large Letters Framelits.

They loved their notebooks and couldn’t wait to start coloring them.  It was cute to listen to what subject they were planning to use it for next school year. (I had Claire and some her friends in my Pre-K class when they were 4.) It was so much fun to spend the day with them!

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How adorable is this giant donut birthday cake made by Claire’s Aunt Cathy!

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun fold for my ABC’s with Fun Folds series!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happy Blooming Birthday

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Today’s card features leftover designer series paper from the Fun Fold card that I made for C3 (our Creative Card Club) last week.  You can see that card HERE.

I love to challenge myself to use leftover paper to make something new.  After I cut all the cards for our card club I had several 1 1/2″ x 4″ strips of the Affectionately Yours DSP.  I adhered a piece to a layer of crumb cake card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I embossed the front using the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Flower Patch stamp set using Night of Navy ink. (Don’t forget to use a mat when stamping with photopolymer stamps to get a nice clean image.)

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I think it looks nice just like this but I decided to watercolor the embossed flowers and leaves using Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder ink with the Aqua Painter.  Just squeeze your ink pads before you open to get ink to work with on the inside lid. (This way you are not diluting your ink pad.)  It was really easy and fun to paint the embossed areas with the Aqua Painter.

Next I wrapped linen thread at the top, tied a knot, and added a bow.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attached it to the card base. Then I added pearls to the flowers.

Don’t forget the envelope!  I embossed and painted the envelope to match. I love the way this embossing folder makes a great space to address your envelope!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Fun Fold Friday card! Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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