Thursday, April 10, 2014

No-Sew Quilted Cards

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Before I start my post for today I would like to welcome my newest follower, Ardyth from MASKerade blog.  She has a wonderful clean and simple style that I am coming to love more and more! : ) Please take a minute to blurf over to visit her and don't forget to leave some love!! All we need is love : ).


5" square card

 My cards today were inspired by the amazingly talented Dawn McVey!  She is a senior design team member for Papertrey Ink.  This week Dawn presented the challenge for Make it Monday. The challenge - to create a "No Sew Quilted" project. This was easy for me as I have done this technique in the past and LOVE the results!  What I have never tried before, though, was to use a PTI cover plate to create my "quilt blocks" I wish it were this easy in real quilt making!! 


 I simply ran some coordinating papers from SU's "Twiterpated Designer Paper series through my big Shot using the PTI hearts cover plate.  Then I cut the "template" that was left after the hearts popped out and cut it to the shape I wanted as shown above.  I laid the stencil over my paper and taped it down with Washi tape to keep it secure.  Next I selected different colored heart shapes, applied some glue and set them in their, perfectly lined up, spots within my tenplate!  Next I carefully removed the template and as you can see in my first picture I was left with perfectly lined up heart shapes.  I ran that through my Big Shot and embossed it with a lovely quilt like folder by Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug. I did some cs layering, added a PTI sentiment called "Fillable Frames #4" on Spellbinders dies and finally embellished my plain white ribbon with a pearl.


5" square card
When I saw the resulting  "template" that this gray paper made I knew I had to use it layered over white paper!! So this time instead of filling the heart shapes I left them unfilled allowing the white cs to simply show through.  I love this look too.  I ran this one through the same embossing folder and it also looks very much like a quilt only slightly different than the first one. I added a sentiment, cut from a Spellbinders die, from the same PTI sentiment stamp set.  I used a Silver Leafing Pen by Krylon around the edges of the sentiment and finally three itty bitty pears on my solid white ribbon.



 Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the products at Papertrey Ink! This is one of the reasons why.  Not only do they give you wonderful ideas as to how to use their products they offer "continuing education" with the Make it Monday challenges!  There is still time!! why not join the fun...there is a prize!!

 Thank you so much for stopping by to cheer me on in my personal challenge to make 100 cards in 100 days Challenge : ) So far so good - six down down!! 94 to go!!

I hope you are enjoying your day and getting inky : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti



25 comments:

Kelly said...

great look. that gray one would make such a lovely wedding or anniversary card!

Dido said...

Lovely cards, both of them...must find that embossing folder, it looks a useful one. Good luck with your personal challenge, I'll look back from time to time to see how you are going.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - these are both so beautiful! I'm glad you showed the plate - I was wondering if you punched them all. I really like how you did your ribbon too - very classy looking! Awesome cards - keep up the challenge - you can do it!

diana fernandez said...

Very cute! I love those hearts, and such a wonderful idea!

Manuela said...

both cards looks great, the heart plate is wonderful

Carole Z said...

hi Patti, these are both really lovely..I really really like this embossing folder! I may be playing catch up with you Sunday night as we are off to London for the weekend, have a fab weekend! Hugs Carole Z X

the primitive country bug said...

These are both fabulous cards! I love the colors of the pp you used in the first one. That's a great combination of color. Good luck to you on your personal challenge. That's a great way to build your card stash quickly and perhaps get some new followers. I'll be back for more awesomeness!

Kay said...

Such beautiful "quilts"- I do love those hearts!!!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Patti, you cards are delightful - thanks for visiting my blog - I had to come over here and check out yours!

victoria h said...

beautiful cards - good luck with your challenge

Kim Heggins said...

this is the sweetest heart quilt ever...so soft and feminine and sweet!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Rose said...

i LOVE all the hearts :)

Joyce said...

I love both of these cards. Thanks for your comment on my blog--it is fun to come here and see what you did with the same papers. Also, I had forgotten the name of the paper, and now I know.

Redanne said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful Patti, so very clever too, I love them. Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment, I really appreciate it. Anne x

LINDA M said...

Super cute cards. I just love the small hearts with this quilted technique. Very lovely.

sweet art designs said...

Love your PI challenge card. I hope you make the hundred.!

Rema said...

So pretty! Love all the patterned paper you chose....

Darnell J Knauss said...

Just stunning, Patti! PTI is so lucky to have you as a loyal fan! Hugs, Darnell

A Crafty Person said...

Two gorgeous cards. The heart CP made a wonderful quilt template.

Diana K said...

Gorgeous! Love your heart quilt - wouldn't mind having one for the guest room, that's how cute it is!

Helen F. said...

Two really different effects from that pretty heart coverplate! Love the sweet quilted one and the lovely sentiment tags on ribbon.

Theresa Krout said...

OK PATTI I DID IT! I will now get updates because I have subscribed to
Papertrey Ink! I decided I want the embossing folder, the heart die and.... seems you have some really cool toys. Thanks for sharing these wonderful things and your wonderful creations using them! Oh and thanks for my zipper! hehehe Youre the best!

Asha said...

LOVE this, Patti. It's simple an so very pretty. What a great idea!
hugs, Asha

Beth F. said...

Gorgeous cards! I made a "quilt" card for my Mom's last birthday and she loved it! Here is the link to it if you want to see it: http://nursiebethsbeauties.blogspot.com/2014/01/happy-birthday-quilt-card.html