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Create a Card – Quilt Inspiration

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Hi all,

Welcome to a fun new series of cards on my blog! This week I will be creating cards using a photo source. I am a huge fan of Pinterest and love all the inspiration the DIY community shares on it. For quite some time now, I’ve had a board that I call “Design Inspiration”. It’s filled with images or patterns that I believe would make beautiful greeting cards.

For today’s card here’s my inspiration source. (click here if you’d like to see the pinterest link)

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When I saw this pattern, I immediately loved the color scheme and the chevron pattern. I knew I’d love to use some of my pattern papers to fill the chevron and an intricate embossing folder for the white piece. I had to do quite a bit of template designing on my silhouette cutting machine to create the chevron pattern but I love the results.

Here’s my card created from the quilt photo!

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Let me know if you’re interested in obtaining the template I used. I’d be happy to share it with those who are interested! =)

Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

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Thinking Of You

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time when we bring awareness to the fight for a cure. It’s especially a time when organizations show their support for fundraising and awareness. So as you could imagine, I was pleased to find that many crafters were also participating by creating fun challenges for their readers. I decided to join in on the fun too.

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, asked her viewers to join her in a Think Pink challenge in which she asked crafters to use pink patterns as a base for a card. Here is the design I came up with to contribute to the challenge.

I cut 1 inch squares using several papers and created a pink grid. I added in a ribbon and used a back-folding technique for extra texture. I used my circuit die cutting machine to create some cancer ribbons and a heart. Lastly, I used a simply sentiment and stamped it in black.

I think it turned out pretty well for one of my first attempts at a greeting card! More than anything, I simply enjoy participating in a noteworthy cause.

Pattern Play – Card 6

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Hi all,

It’s the last day of pattern play and I’ve got one last card to show ya! The theme for today is paper manipulation. Basically we were shown several ways to take paper and use it in a different way than how it is usually intended. I used the technique of combining soft tones to create a quilted image.

Here it is!

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Papers used from scraps! Now I have a use from all those small pieces I save.