Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh Baby

Boy, did this one take on a life of its own!  I saw 2 challenges that I wanted to enter, and I thought I'd try and combine them.  They are The City Crafter Challenge: Vintage Garden, based on this photo inspiration, which I fell in love with:

 And the Ribbon Carousel Challenge, which I found at Sav's blog - she's a Design Team member.  Their challenge is called "A Stitch in Time".  So I thought I'd make one of my paper quilts.  I pulled out some pink, green and blue pastel papers, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I had created this baby quilt:


Here's the way I do it.  I punch out my squares using a 1 1/4" punch, then glue them to a piece of cardstock which is 5 X 3 3/4".  That is run through the cuttlebug in this cute Sizzix little flower embossing folder.  Then I attached baby ric rac to cover all the seams.  That panel was then machine zig-zagged onto the card base.  Then I added the paper flowers and buttons to the corners and put the sentiment inside some nesties scalloped hearts. Here's a detail to show you the cute embossing, which gives the illusion of quilting.


supplies: white card stock, squares of yellow, green, pink and blue pastel ginghams, dots, and ditzy prints, Sizzix "flowers" embossing folder, white baby ric rac, Hero Arts spring buttons and art flowers, thread, Nesties scalloped heart dies, Hero Arts CL137 Small Variety Alphabet, worn lipstick, broken china, mustard seed, and shabby shutters distress inks, tiny heart buttons


Again, I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge: Anything Goes.

26 comments:

  1. Oh so sweet! I love these little quilts Lin. Always mean to have a go myself but never get round to it.

    Whenever I visit I find you've made another half a dozen lovely cards Lin! How do you do it!! You are SO creative.

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  2. Wow! What a sweet card, Lin. This is frameworthy for sure:)

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  3. Oh this is gorgeous! I love the quilted look on a card and that embossing sure does make it LOOK just like a quilt! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

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  4. Oh, my! Lin, this is adorable! I just want to cuddle up under this masterpiece! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  5. I love when you make these quilt-designed cards! It's so perfect for a baby! Just love the colors and the embossing adds such wonderful texture! LOVE the little hearts with the sentiment too!

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  6. I just love your quilt cards Lin! This is adorable.

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  7. OH, Lin---this is TOOOOO cute! I just love this card! I need to make some baby cards this weekend--perfect inspiration!

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  8. This is absolutely adorable, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  9. Oh how darling Lin! LOVE your quilted cards!

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  10. Aww this is adorable Lin :) I don't think I've seen one of your quilt cards before, but this is such a good idea- especially to emboss the piece to give it the textured effect of quilting, genius!!

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  11. OMG this is so pretty ... just perfect for the challenge Lin ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

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  12. You are really, really, seriously inspiring me here today Lin! That quilt looks absolutely beautiful! I love how you emboss over the patterned paper! (I have never thought of doing that, but now you have given me the idea). I wish you the best for this challenge! This card is a real winner!

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  13. Lin...that is soooooo adorable!!

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  14. Love your quilt projects they are always perfect!

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  15. Gorgeous, this looks just like a babies quilt so sweet and a lot of work, beautiful Lin!

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  16. You know, Lin, this is my absolulute FAVORTE kind of card by you! I LOVE your quilted cards, they make my heart skip a beat! The colors are perfect, and I adore that embossing folder!

    As an aside, I have to tell you that I am amazed at how prolific a card-maker you are! Do you know you have posted 33 cards this month? And each one is as beautiful as the next. I truly admire your work and your creativity!

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  17. this is just so cute and adorable Lin. Looks so real. Perfect baby colours.

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  18. This is a totally adorable card!! I love it! I may have to lift your idea for the next baby shower I go to!! :)

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  19. Love the patchwork, Lin! Your colors and patterns are spot-on! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions...need to bookmark this page!
    And thanks for your very sweet and encouraging comments....I'm afraid you inflated my ego a bit!!!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  20. Lovely - your patchwork-style ideas always give me goosebumps, they are so impressive!
    Rx

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  21. I love the soft colors of your card. It certainly has a cuddly-baby-quilt feel!

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  22. This is soooo adorable. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  23. Perfectly FABULOUS! LOVE the ric rac!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  24. SO sweet!! Great quilted effect! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel!

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  25. Very adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!