Tuesday 12 March 2013

Color My Heart #33--Quilting with Paper

This was my week "off" at the Color My Heart challenge dare. No deadline, no homework. However, I was really impressed with the paper combinations of my fellow DT members. I also had to finish up a package of note-cards for a fund-raising auction at work. So I thought I'd join in the fun anyway!

This card design was created by my friend Kristin Yatso. It looks good in pretty much any colour and the more fabric-like the patterned paper, the better. 
I used the "For Always" paper-pack and the retired "Elemental,"both of which have smaller-scale patterns. The LAGOON base is a 3" square, matted on a black stitched-square mat from Lil' Inker Designs. With three different patterned papers, start by cutting 2 one-inch squares in the darkest paper; cut both in half diagonally, creating two right-angle triangles. Cut one 1"-square of the lightest colour into four smaller triangles, by cutting it in half along the diagonal, then cutting each of those pieces in half again. Use a single 1" square of a coordinating pattern (which picks up the colour of the 3" base) for the central square. Everything is just glued down. You could stitch the triangles for added texture, but it would be a little putzy, as the pieces are pretty small.
The cute sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set with all kinds of quilting references and sayings. The stitched-detail button (perfect!) is from the new black and grey button collection from
 Close to My Heart. 

Check out all the other great projects at Color My Heart:
And join in the fun! Link closes midnight on Thursday, March 14th.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Love your quilt block card! The colors look great and the design is simple yet elegant. I've pinned it to my "quilt blocks that I like" board on pinterest. So glad that you entered the challenge on your "off" week.

    :) Marie

  2. Great card, Caroline - love that quilted look!

  3. I'm so glad you got to participate this week, Caroline! Your quilted card is so nice! I couldn't spot the Elemental for a minute because it blends so well in the center! Great job!


  4. The quilted look is near and dear to my heart. love this and the papers you chose for it!

  5. It took me a second to recognize the elemental! Such a great combo for a quilted card, and I love the pattern in the quilting! I'm so glad you came over to play on your week off! ;)

  6. Absolutely perfect use of multiple paper packages...and that sentiment could not be more appropriage! So glad you couldn't take the week off!!

  7. Great card! I am happy to see you putting that great PTI set to such beautiful use!

  8. Great job! A nice combination of colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Color my Heart.


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