A Quilted Christmas Tree

I love to create patterns with dies and punches – if I can create a fun background with shapes, then I’m in hog heaven.  I was trying to do just that with the Quilt Builder Framelits when I was preparing for my local stamp club last week when but things got off track.  Instead of a pattern, I created a featured image.  I’m OK with that!  🙂  Here’s the sweet-and-simple card we made:

Santa's Sleigh, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  It all started because I wanted to create a band across my card with triangles that alternate in orientation – but then I was stuck.  I started moving pieces around and quickly realized I could form a perfect tree with just four triangles.  Score!  There are two triangles that create this stitched shape – one is a Framelit to cut the shape, and one is a die that cuts the stitched pattern inside the triangle.  I quickly realized these two can be stacked together on the Big Shot platform to run through at once – so much easier to line up, too, than if I ran them through one at a time.  Here’s a look at the Christmas Quilt Bundle (I didn’t use the stamp set on this project, but it coordinates wonderfully):

    Christmas Quilt Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Christmas Quilt Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love how these little triangles line up perfectly to create a larger triangle.  I also love that there are so many Garden Green and Whisper White patterns in the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack so that each piece has a unique design.  Such fun!  Here’s a close-up of the pages I used on today’s card: Santa's Sleigh, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardThis has been a go-to pack of papers for lots of projects since Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog was released.  Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this stack:Quilted Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 144617
  • More Inspiration.  I’ve used the stamps, dies and papers from the Quilted Christmas Suite of products on several projects this season.  Here’s a look at some of these projects – you can click on the pictures to see the original posts for each.Christmas Quilt, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, 2017 Holiday CatalogQuilt Builder Framelits Dies, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP1013" x 3" cards gift box, WCMD2017 Make-and-Take, Stampin' Up!Watercolor Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, simple Christmas Card

Stamp Sets:  Santa’s Sleigh  Papers:  Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack, Garden Green, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

We had a lot of fun making this card, and I hope you’ll give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I adore how you pieced together the similar yet unique patterns. Tim Gunn would approve.

  2. What a special discovery! I love it.

  3. Super cute card. I think how you used paper piecing turned out beautifully.

  4. Brian, great inspiration to line up the triangles. I pinned your card. Definitely going to CASE it. I’ve been looking for inspiration for more green cards.

  5. Be still my heart! You have uncovered the method for making quilts! Just cut shapes and put them together! Honestly Brian I am so dang impressed if I had access to trophies I would send you one! This is fantastic!

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh this is fun. Love all your cards made with this bundle. I can’t wait until I get mine but I have other things to get first and make. I wonder how the Log Cabin pattern would be made with left over strips and maybe the embossing folder to go with. I need to tuck that idea away for the future!

  7. Love this pretty card, Brian. It definitely has the quilt feel with the different patterns in the same green. Love the stitched triangle die that make it easy. Great job. Gotta love it when the lightbulb goes off!! Have a great weekend.

  8. Bet you are good at puzzles! So clever! Adorable quilted tree!

  9. Love that tree of triangles ! CLEVER !
    Have you ever thought about trying quilting ?
    You have mastered some mighty pretty quilt type cards !

  10. Didn’t have a chance to come by yesterday but I must tell you today that this is one super clever way to make a quilt card, love it!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

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