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:
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):
- 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: This 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:
- 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.
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!
One-for-One Card Swap. The cards are pouring in for my 2017 Holiday One-for-One Swap. I love opening up the mailbox each day to see what you’ve created – but the deadline is soon approaching, so please get your card in the mail to me soon. For information about the swap and how you can participate, please click here or on the picture below:
Designer Series Paper Sale. Who doesn’t love a Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion? You don’t want to miss Stampin’ Up!’s sale – going on until the end of October! What fun! Click this banner to see all the papers that are a part of this special: