Sunday, March 22, 2009

When Life Gives You Scraps ...

... make quilts! I ended up with a bunch of 1-inch strips of the blue/green patterned paper after cutting paper for my club projects tonight, so I decided to try my hand at another paper quilt.

My card measures 5-1/2 inches square. Instead of using pearls on this one, I "tied" it with embroidery floss. Personally, because I tend to like things symmetrical and "neat," I would have preferred the pearl accents. The haphazard ties, however, look pretty much like they do on a "real" quilt. Using the ties instead of the pearls, I was hoping that the card would be masculine enough to send to my brother-in-law whose birthday is Friday. I think it's still too girly though. Like his brother, he's kind of a man's man.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, and Bamboo cardstock; Emporium paper packet; Cocoa ink pad; Happy Birthday stamp set; Brown embroidery floss; Needle; Sponge dauber.

I cleaned house this morning, prepared for stamp club and made a couple of cards when I was done, and then napped away the rest of the afternoon. It was the perfect thing to do on such a gloomy afternoon. Even though it's 43°, it's cloudy and very windy and looks/sounds much colder. Clouds, wind, and rain and/or snow (oh no!) are forecast through Thursday. Icky. On that note, I'd best go finish putting my stuff together for stamp club. I might post later. If not, have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere! Later ...

10 comments:

Sarah said...

I Love this 'quilt' card. I was just looking at a gorgeous quilt my grandmother made me and wondering how to incorporate it into a card.
I would agree it is not a manly man card.

Sylvia said...

What a neat card. I like the colors.

Barb W said...

Very pretty quilt card...lovely colors...very soft, makes me want to curl up under it with a good book.

Laurel said...

Wow, it is great!

Jeanne said...

This is a truly lovely card and more suited for a woman...one who can curl up under it with a good book.

I prefer the floss over the pearls myself. Makes it more "real."

Nope...not a 6...that's for sure! LOL

Sparkle said...

What a fun way to use up scraps! I'll have to make one!

Kariberry said...

Love the card & the title!!

Anne said...

LOVE your card! What an excellent way to use up scraps (of which i have tons lol)! Makes me want to run home and play!

Kariberry said...

I have something for you, Stop on over. :)

Jenn said...

This is beautiful!! Consider it CASED! TFS!