I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been seeing paper quilt greeting card ideas everywhere!! As I’ve shared before…I LOVE quilting with paper. It gives me such pleasure to combine colors and patterns to come up with a quilt themed card that I love. And, it’s much less frustrating to me than using a sewing machine and fabric.
Well, I’ve been doing some more playing with the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (144673) from Stampin’ Up! As a result, I have more card ideas to share with you. I made the 5 cards in this group by mixing and matching designer paper from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Pack (144168) with coordinating colors of solid colored cardstock.
I’ll share design notes specific to each of the paper quilt greeting card ideas in the “Design Notes” section of each card.
- I used one of my “go to” sketch layouts for this card…a large square on top with the sentiment underneath. (Actually, I used this sketch layout for ALL the cards I’m sharing today!)
- Background of the quilt design piece is designer paper and the petal design is made with solid cardstock pieces.
- The sentiment piece is punched using the Everyday Label Punch (144668). Notice how trimming off the top and bottom of the punched piece creates a different shape.
- Entire card (except sentiment) is textured using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (144687).
My second card uses the same sketch layout at the first, but looks entirely different!!
- I used designer paper to build in around the edges of the star design, but used two different patterns. See how different this card looks from my first card?
- I used the “frame” of the quilt design to highlight the center pattern of this card. The Pool Party color that you see peeking through is actually the card front.
- I sponged the center of the Pool Party cardstock to make it appear shaded and a bit darker. See photo below to learn how I did this.
Here’s my third card, also using the same sketch layout.
- I love all the faux stitching on this card. Here’s how I created it:
- I ran the 3 1/4″ Blushing Bride square through the Big Shot using the “stitched” framelit die. This die doesn’t cut out the image, but just leaves stitch marks in the shape of the design.
- Next, I cut the 3″ Calypso Coral square using the quilt shape die piece and coordinating square framelit. SAVE THE OUTSIDE FRAME!!
- Finally, use the Stitched Shapes Square Framelit (145372) that matches the size of the inside square and run through the Big Shot.
- Assemble the two squares together, fitting the quilt shape piece inside the outside frame.
- Hope that all makes sense!! (If not, email me with questions.)
My final two paper quilt greeting card ideas use this same go-to layout as well, I just tipped the layout sideways. Can you see it??
- I love the inlaid look you get when you emboss papers that are layered. I used the Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder (143741) for this card.
- Sentiment: Vertical Greetings stamp set (Wood 141873, Clear 141876)
- I used a die cut quilted flower shape (from the quilt dies) and ribbon bow for the center of the quilt design.
Here’s the last card I have for today:
- This card uses a stamped image from the Christmas Quilt stamp set (144793) to create the stitch marks. These stamps can be bundled with the quilt dies for a 10% savings (146026)
- I filled in die cut designer paper pieces between the faux stitch marks to create the pattern paper design.
- Scallop border was made with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751) and embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder.
I have another blog post that tells how to use the Quilt Builders Framelits Dies. Click here to read that.
The Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Pack is one of the designer papers that Stampin’ Up! has on sale this month. Click here to learn more about their designer paper sale.
Hope these paper quilt greeting card ideas have inspired you. I really do appreciate you stopping. More quilt card ideas in my next blog post, so stop back!!