Well you asked for it, you got it…Toyota! OK, not really a Toyota, but how about how to do the quilt card that I showed yesterday.
I had a workshop today, and it was so much fun, and the girls were so sweet, and I got to see some familiar faces, and some brand new faces too. They got to make this quilt card, and they really enjoyed it. I also wanted to say hi to all of them, I was surprised that many of them read my blog too. How fun is that?
So when I came home to check the old blog – should I call it blah-g, sometimes I sure do blah!blah!blah!….ok, so anyway a few of you wanted to know how I did it, so here goes.
Now remember I did not invent this, I learned how to do this from my friend Cindy, and she may have seen it somewhere else. I am not sure, I will totally give credit if someone tells me. So I looked on Cindy's blog and she said she seen it here on Bev's blog - so till someone says different, I am leaving it as so…
These are the supplies you will need: Bordering Blue Ink, Basic Black Ink, brads, flower fusion, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock, Cute and Curly stamp, black journaler, sponge, snail, 1 1/4" square punch, curly label punch, top note die, cuttlebug folder, big shot
Step 1: You will need a piece of cardstock, I used Whisper White cut at 3 3/4" x 5", and you will need 12 squares punched out with the 1 1/4" punch.
Some of you wondered why I didn't use my paper cutter, and I was like doh! But the more I thought of it I was like no way would my squares all be the same, you miss the 1 1/4" mark on your cutter and the squares would not match, so by using the punch….the punch is what it is (MAMMa always says that – it is what it is…I love her), and they will all be the same.
Step 2: Lay your "quilt" squares out in the pattern to your liking.
You want three rows of 4 squares.
Step 3: Apply snail or whatever adhesive you prefer on your white card base, make sure to use enough so the squares do not lift off as you cut it out later.
Step 4: Lay your squares down on top of your adhesive, making sure to butt them up together and not leave any white spaces.
Step 5: FInish covering the whole piece of cardstock, and you will have this.
Step 6: Lay your "quilted" cardstock FACE DOWN on the top note die, make sure to catch the Top Note points of the die with your paper.
TIP: I took a white gel pen and made a little circle mark by each tip of the top note die, it makes it a little easier to see…of course you can't see it very well in the picture.
Step 7: Put it in your Big Shot and run it through.
Step 8: Presto Chango – look what you got.
Is that not the fastest quilt thing you have ever done? I don't quilt, but I think that is pretty fast.
Step 9: Using a sponge, I sponged bordering blue along the edges, this just makes it stand out a bit once you adhere it to the Pink Pirouette cardstock.
Step 10: Using a black journaler, add some stitch marks, I used good old x marks but you could do whatever you like. If you are really energetic, I wonder if you could really stitch it? Hmmm…I dont' know maybe the stitches would break in the next step…I guess you could try it, its only paper right? and a lot of snail…
Ok, so this pictures looks like I totally am missing a digit….it was that freak cuttlebug accident of 1982! Tragic, it made headlines…awww not really…I may not have all my brain cells, but I do have all me digits!
Step 11: There all stitched and adhered to the pink pirouette cardstock
Step 12: Put it inside your cuttlebug folder and run it through the Big Shot – I used the Paisley folder, but it is totally up to you which one you use.
Step 13: Ummm I couldn't end on step 13, so here is a picture of the cuttlebug folder sandwiched in between the plates laying on tab 1 of the multi-purpose platform ready to go through the Big Shot.
Step 14: Here is what it looks like close-up when you are done, neat eh?
Assemble and decorate the rest of the card, and here is the finished product…
I just love this card, and I do believe the ladies from my workshop will be making many more of them…how about you?
OK so you know I can't finish off my blog without mentioning American Idol. So the 3 people that I voted on sailed on through, I was so very happy. Jeff was like I voted for this one too, and I said did you call and he said no, and I said well then you really didn't vote did you? Ha!
But at the end when they had Danny (my man!!!) and Tatiana up there, I was like if they pick Tatianna a.k.a. Sanjina over Danny, my Tuesdays and Wednesdays would open up, cause I would not watch it anymore…boy oh boy aren't they glad they choose right…and me too cause I love this commercial and they showed it tonight, Jeff had not seen it before.
I would love to also work at a place that did commercials, some are hilarious and you wonder what they are thinking…or perhaps drinking when they are coming up with them.
Well I am hitting the hay, thanks so much for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial, and have a great Thursday!
Thanks for the tutorial Diana! I luv this card!
We had so much fun making this card today, and I expect to make many more like it when I get the Top Note die!
Hey, Danny is one of my favorites on Idol, too! I am so glad he made top 12! :^)
Have a great day!
Me too….I thought if they let Tatiana go thru, I was done with idol…. Lovin' me some of Danny Gokey…
By the way…love the quilt card!!!
Margaret R says
Di, Love the card, I can't wait to try that technique. Soooo glad Danny made it to top 12, I too was going to stop watching if Tatiana had won over him.
Thanks for the tutorial. I love the card.
mary jo says
I love the card and so enjoy your tutorial and comments. Come to the computer with my cup of tea and feel as if I'm visiting a good friend…well you are one even if you don't know me. Yeah Danny. Have a great day. Mary Jo
Gina F. says
super cute! love it thanks..Gina F.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial Di! It's fabulous!
I love that you did the tutorial for this card! It looked easy peasy, but you don't know the details, like which ink you sponged with. I can't believe how cute this card is! I've got to get the tag punch! I'm thinking your head is feeling better but now I have a migraine that I've had for 2 days. Did you pass it on?
Love it! So pretty and soft. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Monique H. says
What an adorable quilt card … I love it!
Diana, your quilt card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the great tutorial :)I can't wait to try it!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Connie J. says
This is a great tutorial. I love quilt cards as I'm an avid quilter. Thanks.
I thank You! I spotted this terrific card over on SCS and popped over to read the tutorial. I totally love quilt cards because I think it takes card making to another level. this one looks beautiful. being Over the Big Pond, can't attend classes, so very gratefull for the step-by-step as not a fan of YouTube. many, many thanks…Ok now you're not the only one to blah.
Love your card Di! I've tried all day to leave you a comment over on SCS, but for some strange reason it does not post, so here I am. I want to tell you that I LOVE your card and the idea of a quilt with this great die. All together an absolutely PERFECT card!!
Thank you for the tutorial!
Forgot to add my American Idol comment. I am so glad that Danny made it over Tatiana. I told my girls that if Tatiana made it in I would not continue watching AI. Looking forward to this season (can't vote, but can enjoy. Canadian fan here!!)
What a wonderful idea quilting the card! Thank you for sharing how to do that!
Nancy LeB says
came for the card tutorial – stayed for the video commerical – glad I did – thanks for the laugh! Nancy LeB
It looks like it was inspired by Nichole Heady. She has a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Quilter's Sampler and she has made several "quilt" cards. You can see it here http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/countdown_quilters_sampler/
Wow – love that card! Do you know if the die you used will fit in my Zip e Mate?
Awesome quilt card. Great tutorial. Thanks
I'm about a year late, but thanks for posting ths tutorial. It was just what I was looking for!
AnnMarie Bartlett-Pszybylski says
I just LOVE that you emsbossed your quilt top note card. Thanks for sharing.