Thank You Quilt Card

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This is a thank you card I made for my Aunt Claudette who gave me a lovely housewarming gift earlier this month.  Claudette is a quilter (she’s as obsessed with quilting as I am with card making), so I wanted to make a patchwork quilt card for her.  This is an easy way to use designer series paper scraps, but don’t let the simplicity of the card fool you.  🙂  Putting all the little pieces together was quite difficult.  Regardless, I love the finished product.

Here’s how I did it:

I used Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral card stock as the base for this card (both are 2012-2013 In Colors).  I also used Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (2012 SAB paper) and Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut 1″ squares and pieced them together in this patchwork quilt pattern.  I cased the quilt pattern after a card by Mary Fish, who I believe cased her pattern from someone else.  I finished with a Summer Smooches fabric-covered button.

I hope you like this card!

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Wish Big!

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This is a card I’m making for an Atlanta shoebox swap next weekend. Pam, my stampin’ momma (although she’s definitely not old enough or tall enough to be my biological mother), is coordinating this event, and I’m really looking forward to it!

I wanted to design a card that uses a stamp set and punch in a creative and different way. Although I was falling all over myself with pride over how I made the cupcake top into an ice cream scoop (who would ever think of that?! Bravo, Brian!), I now see that this very idea is presented in the Idea Book and Catalog on page 69 (opposite of the Create a Cupcake stamp set. Although I just came up with this, I like to think that Stampin’ Up! stole my idea and put it into their book a little over a year ago. 🙂

Here’s how I made it:

I cut out a small triangle – although the Petite Pennants Punch (122361) would be perfect for the cone and then ran it through the Big Shot (113439) using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976) to give the “waffle cone” texture. I stamped several cupcake tops from Create a Cupcake (121915) and then punched them out with my Cupcake Builder Punch (121807). I also punched the cherry using real red card stock scraps. The “wish big” tag is stamped from Bring on the Cake (121899). The stamp has a big hand holding the “wish big” sign. I snipped out the words and used them as a tag. I mounted the cupcake on a piece of discontinued Designer Series Paper. Side note – I am very excited to see all the new Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s new Catalog and Idea Book.

Good news! Create a Cupcake (121915), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807) and Bring on the Cake (121899) are not being retired this year and will be included in the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book (soon to be released).