Friday, February 9, 2018

A Quilted Birthday

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Sometime ago I purchased some Frantic Stamper dies, and I finally got around to using this quilt rectangle  die.


My first cut was of some light cream card for the 'frame',
I then cut it out from five different sheets from the Kaisercraft After Five 6x6 pad (This is an old pad, so may not be available now).  Needless to say I now have lots of pieces to make more cards in these colours.... 


I used a silver embossed paper for the centre, and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment on another snippet, and laid it across the diamond.

The pieced quilt was glued onto a layer of a muted silver card.  I was very thankful I had read only weeks earlier of an experience Mary H had when piecing a paper quilt, when she discovered that the pieces were not interchangeable, as some of the cuts were fractionally different in shape and size, so I was very aware of that and saved myself some heartache!!


The finishing detail was the layered ribbon across the base of the card, as our (New Zealand) card stock is based on the English measurements, which are slightly longer than the USA. 

When I am putting ribbon directly onto a card base like this, I cut a slit in the folds of the card and pop the ribbon through that and adhere it to the inside, and then add a paper liner  to hide the ends of the ribbon.

I am linking this to:

Faux stitching using a die is my favourite - it is fast, always perfect and relatively effortless.


39 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Afternoon Maxine, I have never seen this die before but your result is beautiful. The colours are lovely as well...hugs.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

Dawn Turley said...

This is just delightful Maxine. you chose some great colours for your quilt

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Simply gorgeous Maxine, love the colours you’ve used in it, was interested to read how reading Mary’s post saved you some layout grief. Glad too re your good news for a set date, and partying fir smooth sailing.
Hugs and prayers, Shaz in Oz.x

Monica said...

This is so sophisticated, Maxine. The colours are very nice as well.

Hope you are well.

Love,
Monica

Neet said...

|What a great way to use your paper pads, or even some 12 x 12 sheets. I love your colourway - a lovely card which I am sure will be well received.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mac Mable said...

Eye catching die and love the colours you've used on this fabulous card. Great tip from Mary H x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is terrific - wow... a fabulous die and great that you could help yourself with the not interchangable pieces.
A good die for making some brain jogging I guess - such an elegant made - those colors are beautiful!
Happy start of the weekend Maxine!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, the quilt design on this card looks fabulous... lovely muted/soft color scheme, too!

brenda said...

How artist this looks Maxine, love the neutral colours and the design is so stylish.

B x

Gerrina said...

Looks super! What a great collection of papers! Enjoy the weekend!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I really love this! What a gorgeous design! Hugs, Autumn

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Lovely papers and colours!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!!! Love all the papers you used for this too. A great card.
Lynn

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Maxine. I love the quilt design and the papers are lovely. I've not come across this die before. The only quilt dies I've seen have been square. xx

Mia said...

Wow, Maxine! I love your quilt card!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

JD/ Jill said...

I love to see quilted cards! And this one is super cute! Great choice with your papers!

Lovely Linda said...

WOW Mavine - this is fabulous and love the colours - beautiful! xo

MaryH said...

Oh you know I'll love this one! I really love the color family you selected to make this quilt. It's very elegant, but at the same time, soothing to the eye. The stitched pieces look wonderful in this pattern (I just got some from Your Next Stamp to do a log cabin quilt). I'm wondering if it would also make this pattern, as I certainly like it. You've presented the sentiment in a special way that ties it in with the print patterns! Glad I let you know to watch the pieces (I still mess up even though I'm aware of it now!) Well DONE! TFS & Hugs

mamapez5 said...

There is a lot of work in this card maxine, but it was worth it. The result is beautiful. I have a couple of patchwork dies but rarely use them as they can be very fiddly to assemble, but you must have steady hands, because yours looks perfect. Well done. Kate x

Ellibelle said...

What a fabulous layout Maxine, great mix of papers, I love how well they all coordinate!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely card and great for using scraps. Hugs

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful card, love the different shaped quilt die, the quilt cards I made were well received at Christmas time, a simple change of colour scheme makes them fit any occasion. Stay cool this week as our recent heat wave heads your way.... have a wonderful week.... Megan

Brenda said...

Beautiful quilted card Maxine! I've not seen a long one like this and I am really loving it. I also love the colors you chose, so pretty, neutral and serene. Hug, Brenda

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Maxine. I've never seen anything like this. Would be perfect for my youngest daughter who is a quilter. So many ideas.

Rae Ann said...

The neutral tones are so pretty for this. The mix of patterns makes for a great design.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This die is so pretty! The quilt dies are so wonderful to use up those older well loved DP's : ) Love your DP and the pretty ribbon you added!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Maxine
I started to learn Spanish self
so less cards I made and so less visiting blog friends
but I will always doing catch up at yours
many thanks for always supporting my blog
you are so sweet and
this card too
I love the quilt and the colors
remembering me my Oma have ever made us the blanket made by quilting piece of cotton
lovely soft colors too
Beautifully made Maxine
hugs
Monika

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous design! I love all that "stitching". Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a unique and gorgeous card Maxine! I just love this geometric pattern and the wonderful designs of papers you used. The neutral tones are so soft and lovely and that ivory bow in the middle is divine! What a fabulous birthday creation! hugs :)

Patricia Alvarez said...

beautiful card. I love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia

stampingbowd said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the patterns. Beautiful design!

sharon said...

Maxine your quilted card is amazing, I have never seen the dies I must search for them.
I love your colour combination.
Have a wonderful day.
hugs
sharon :)

Mary M. said...

Lovely card. Thanks for submitting it to ScrapyLand's Challenge #83.

Fran said...

Only one word describes this card--BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs, Fran

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Maxine, I LOVE this hunny! This would make such a great card for my MIL who is an amazing quilter and has made such beautiful quilts for my kiddos over the years! This would be so perfect for her birthday. I might try and 'CASE' your design, though I don't have the dies, so will have to think outside the box! Thanks for your gorgeous messages on my blog hun, you always leave the loveliest messages and they always brighten my day. Valentine's will have been bittersweet for you this year hun and I send a hug and love as I can't imagine that heartbreak. I hope your life is full of happiness in other ways, your crafting, grandbabbies and kiddos, family really is SO important isn't it?! Big hugs lovely, Wends xoxo

creationsnz said...

Love those subdued colours, and quilted too!

Loll said...

This is beautiful Maxine! Great mix of patterned paper to create your quilted design. Love the neutral colours matched with the embossed sentiment. Your layered ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. xx

Barb said...

A lovely card Maxine and the papers are very pretty. Barbxx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant. Great paper design and lovely colours Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs Love and hugs Carole x Design Team