Quilted Thank You Card ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

Growing up, I vaguely remember my grandmother’s sewing closet filled with random patterns of fabric she had cut from worn clothing or bedding with the intention to create quilts for her family.  Rarely did she throw anything out – if a torn curtain still had a usable piece, it could be added to a quilt.  While creating this card, I was reminded of those random bits fabrics who patterns played well together in her handmade cozy quilts.

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This week, I am returning to to the Color Dare Design Team to create a project using colors from our retired Oh! What Fun Collection.  Using this Tic-Tac-Toe Board as inspiration, I chose to use up a few paper scraps to create a whimsical quilt pattern using Pomegranate, Clover, and Lagoon with a few hints of Raspberry and Clover. I hope you are also inspired to create something for this Color My Heart Dare challenge.

My”quilt” was created using our New Stitched Quilt Shape Thin Cuts dies and some papers from the retired Oh! What Fun collection. Paper quilts are a great way to use up those paper scraps you have laying around, especially those PML card sheets. There are some great patterns to be found in each of those.

As you can tell, I am not the seamstress my grandmother was. This is the first time I have attempted to use my sewing machine, and after an hour of frustrating grumbles, I decided that this stitching was as good as it was going to get. If you have any tips for sewing paper with the WeR Sew Happy machine, please let me know. 😜

I hope that you are inspired to create something for this Color My Heart Dare challenge.  I always love seeing what each of you create and enjoy visiting your blogs for more ideas. In fact, there are a few of your blogs that I have added to my list below so that others can also enjoy your creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Card Captions Stamp Set

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12 x 12 Clover Cardstock

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12 x 12 Willow Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Black & White Dots

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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Thin Cuts – Stitched Quilt Shapes

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Thin Cuts – Fancy Borders

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Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Waterbrush—Small Round

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3D Foam Dots

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Marvy®  Journaling Pen

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Cuttlebug Machine, Mint
Cricut Cuttlebug Machine

 

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Tombow® Permanent Adhesive

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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer

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Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

 
         

 

Sweet Treats Shaker Card

I am loving our new Shaker Card products so much that I just had to create a card for this week’s heARTfully stamping challenge.  I know that it is not winter yet, nor will is be coming anytime soon where I live, but I couldn’t resist using our Just Treats stamp of the month to create an adorable winter card.

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If you have had a chance to look at the new Holiday Expressions, then you probably haven’t seen all of the new Shaker Card products available, OR maybe you saw them and just had no idea what they were.  Today, I am going to give you a quick run down of the new products we carry, along with a few tips that will help you when you make your next shaker card.

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate – How many times have you attempted to make a card only to get frustrated cutting and gluing the acetate to foam tape? Too many for me to count. That is why I ♥LOVE♥ this product.  One quick tip – it has a clear film on one side of the acetate that needs peeled off before adhering it to the foam tape.

 

Shaker Thin Cuts – These are AWESOME! They are designed to cut frames out to fit the Foam & Acetate perfectly plus you can use them to create your own confetti. HOW COOL IS THAT! Since my shaker was behind the Tag I cut, I didn’t need to use these this time.

 

Loose Sequins – These come in a bag of Silver Shapes or a bag of Gold Shapes which match just about any project you are working on.  Quick Tip: Tap your Anti-Static Pouch over the Sequins before sealing them up. The powder won’t show and it will prevent them from clinging to the acetate.

 

So are you ready to try out our new Shaker Card products?! I know you will be tickled how simple and fun they are to use. I can’t wait to see the shaker cards you create!

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