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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday-- Quilty Goodness

I was inspired to join in on Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge this week.  I was however, in a weird spot, because it is mostly a paper challenge, and I have no decorative papers from PTI.  I DID have some scraps of red cardstock from PTI left over from my sample pack, but that's all.  I hope it's enough!  Happily I DO have a cover plate die that would work.

The challenge was to make paper look like a quilt, using a cover plate or embossing plate on top of a quilted paper pattern.

I made this--

I think it looks SO MUCH like a real quilt!    The cover plate die used as an embossing plate really makes the paper look like a top stitched quilt, I think.  Clever!  I liked these red pearls added, too, because they remind me of old fashioned quilting pins stuck into the fabric. 

I made this, too--(so I can enter TWICE!)

Same idea, different treatment with the red strip.  And, of course, now many quilting pins have the pearl tops on them (my Grammy was a quilter).

Here they are together--

This was  a fun thing to try!  Oh, I should mention that the solid blue squares are the card base.  Since I used white background papers in many cases, I decided that more color would be better!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-

PS--I was only allowed to enter once, for some reason.  I am a bummed pup...


  1. Re entering twice, you ARE just need to make a separate post for each cannot enter more than one image from each post URL...This is at PTI and most sites I visit anyway, some blog sites may have different rules....
    BTW, I like your imagery re the pearl top pins, your Grammy and quilting...

  2. Great cards that really do look quilted! Love both.

  3. These look fabulous! I love the added touch of vellum. It works so well with this card design.

  4. LOVE this! And I have this embossing plate. I can't wait to try this out....

  5. Fab quilt cards- those pearls do look like pins too!

  6. Love your cards!!!Beautiful!!!Have a good evening!!!

  7. Wow, I love how this looks! I used to quilt and you're right about it looking just like a real quilt. I'm going to have to remember this technique and give it a try!

  8. I've been in a bubble lately and totally missed several posts apparently. I've just had a look and I love your display of birthday cards and your new pup!! My son wants another rat so much, but I just feel so silly when I walk it (seriously we really did). I think it will have to be a dog for us too. These quilt cards are gorgeous as well. You always coordinate the best papers together. YEAH for grammy quilters too!


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