I found myself leisurely strolling through my favorite scrapbook store this afternoon soaking in the inspiring displays. I didn’t really need anything; but, was delighted when I happened across a ¾” square punch. I love making quilt cards and I had desired a smaller square punch, so that I could keep the detail in my “quilts” without having a massive finished product. While I was wandering, I also happened across a line of paper that I thought would make a beautiful Christmas “quilt.” Before I knew it I was walking out the door with a bagful of goodies and heading straight to my studio!
I had a lot of fun punching the various papers with my new punch and then piecing them all together for this background quilt. The finished product gives the appearance that it’s just a single sheet of patterned paper; but, it’s actually 20 squares pieced together. I fussy cut the 1/8” border and used my faithful Xyron machine for applying the adhesive. Once it was fully assembled, I pulled out a new embossing folder that I’d been itching to use on a quilt card and ran the quilt and the ivory background through the Big Shot. Four mini-gold brads in the corners and a few dabs of Dazzling Details on the berries added the finishing touches.
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK: Cherry Cobbler, Gold, Natural Ivory, Brushed Gold
KAISER CRAFT PATTERNED PAPER: St. Nicholas Collection, Christmas Carol Collection
TOOLS: EK 3/4” square punch, Big Shot, Darice Circle Interlock EF
EMBELLISHMENTS: Mini gold brads, SU Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
ADHESIVES: SU Dimensionals, Xyron, Double Sided Tape