Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A LITTLE WHITE LIE.....

Oh my WORD,,,,I have NEVER been so FRUSTRATED posting a blog post in my LIFE!!!!! I had this all done, and my friend Ilina sent me an email telling me step by step how to make it post when I am on a business trip the day it's supposed to post......(it involved changing settings, etc.) and I did all that and then went ahead and posted it by accident so had to delete and start over!! arghhhh........ ANYWAY........back to the subject at hand.....would YOU believe I cut out all those cute little quilt squares by hand, 3/4" x 3/4"??? I didn't think so.....so I'm not gonna lie to ya, I did not realize that SU had discontinued that punch until one of my friends pointed it out to me....and my card was all loaded on the Yahoo site and ready to go for Tuesday.....so if YOU want to make this same exact card, you may just have to hand cut them all!! (LOL, harhar) If not, you can always use the smallest square punch we have now and have your quilt squares a bit larger. Here's how. Take some graph paper, I use SU's big graph pad and glue the squares down completely and securely on all edges. The graph paper will give your quilt more body and also help you to keep the design straight which tends to be the hardest part! Then use the Big Shot and cut the quilt out using the Top Note Die. Then put the entire piece through the Big Shot again using your favorite embossing folder. I love to use Petals a Plenty for a worn quilt look, but any embossing folder will give it a quilted look. That's pretty much it!! I used SU's new Deck the Walls designer paper and their brand new SEAM BINDING to make my bow. LOVE that stuff!!!! NEED MORE!!!!! I also used the Bells and Boughs Stamp set for the words and a Tags embosslit for the tag. Add their great new pearl bling and there you have it, a Christmas Quilt!! Hope you like it!! Now if this thing actually posts on the morning it is supposed to, you can thank my sweet young and beautiful friend Ilina....and if it doesn't, well, it just means I didn't follow the directions correctly, and if that happens, what else is new?? Happy Stamping everyone! See you next time!!

16 comments:

Peggy said...

I am going to have to CASE this one for a card for my sister for Christmas!! She is a quilter and will love it! Such a beautiful homespun card!

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt effect you've shown here. I've seen/done quilts with piecing papers together, but I never thought of embossing it after getting the papers pieced. Duh! Talk about the perfect way to make the patchwork actually look quilted. LOVE the effect. Thanks so much for sharing! As for your little white lie....we forgive you :)
No that I have ever stretched the truth (hah!) when my husband or children ooh and aaah over one of my cards, and I tell them all the hard work I did by hand -- when I actually used punches, embossing folders or some other easy technique to quicken things up :)
Thanks for sharing Karen. Have a great day and God Bless!
Cynthia

Carol Dee said...

OMG , I love this.
I made one like it in antique colors for a thank you / thinking of you card for a friend several months ago. Great minds think ALIKE !!!
I am really sad SU discontinued the 3/4 punch before I got one. I did cut mine by hand. Tedious. Great results.
Have a terrific Tuesday, hugs...

Crystal said...

Karen this is BEAUTIFUL I LOVE the quilt design!!! The embossing is such a GREAT touch!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is just awesome with the texture you used! Love it~~

Anonymous said...

Love it! So the bow is your new seam binding??!! Wow, it makes a great bow.
gloria

Gina said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, I love that each square is embossed too, it really gives it a quilted look.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Well I am glad you got to post this card after all of that! I love it... the quilt squares look fabby! Gorgeous colour scheme too!

bcyhand said...

wow, this card is just beautiful....I want a real quilt just like it!!! :-) Deb

jdmommy said...

Karen, this quilted card is gorgeous!! TFS!!

Julie Gearinger said...

I absolutely love this card Karen! Great job on the quilting and all of the accents! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!

Annette said...

Karen - I am sorry you are having so much trouble with posting your gorgeous artwork. This card just warms my heart. I love quilts.
Thanks for sharing.
Annette

Francie G. said...

Triple WOW, Karen! Gorgeous! Love these papers!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely 'quilt' Karen! love the colors on this pretty card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your quilted creation, Karen! I've done a similar technique before but never embossed it. Will have to give that a try!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful!