Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SUO189 Merry Christmas Quilt Card Set

Hi Friends!   

It’s time for the #189 “FavoriteHoliday Colors” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! I love so many different holiday colors for Christmas- blue with silver, gold and white, pinks and purples but decided that this year I will be designing the bulk of my Christmas cards with the traditional green and red.     

For this challenge, I paired the Christmas Quilt Bundle with the Star of Light stamp set (both from the Holiday Mini Catalog) for this quick and easy card.

I am also participating in the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge along with the FUSION “Red Christmas” Challenge (I was inspired by the colors in the photo as well as the plaid patterns).

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challengesite to check out the rest of the Design Team’s samples or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

When you design with the quilt dies, you have to cut an entire "quilt" using each color so you are able to use all of the pieces to create a set of four individual "quilts"- what a bonus!!
To create this set of cards:

1). Using the Big Shot™ with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss four pieces of Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount two onto Garden Green cardstock and two onto onto Real Red cardstock.  Trim each again and mount onto the green bases onto Real Red cardstock and the red bases onto Garden Green cardstock.  Mount each to an Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

2). Using the Big Shot™ with the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, cut four quilts along with the outside frame, one each from Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White and the Garden Green gingham pattern from the Quilted Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP).  *** Tip- Use Press ‘n Seal® on the back of each die cut (press the sticky side down before you remove the quilt from the die).  This will help keep all of the pieces together as you create each of the quilt designs.

3). Using Whisper White cardstock, cut four pieces 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” square for the “base” of the quilt.  Apply adhesive onto the base and create each of the quilt patterns.

4). Once all of the quilt patterns are completed, mount a quilt onto each card front on the diagonal using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

5). Ink the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set with Garden Green Classic Ink and stamp onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Trim, create the fishtail banner by hand ((I used the retired Hexagon Punch), mount onto Real Red cardstock and adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
6). Add the Pearl to the center of each quilt to finish off the cards. 

Stamp Sets: Star of Light

Ink/Mediums: Garden Green

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red; Christmas Quilt 6x6 DSP

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Quilt Builder Framelits™, Softly Falling Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  retired Hexagon Punch, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and join us for our “Favorite Holiday Colors” challenge!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Julie! They are so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

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