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

 
         

 

12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Gifts of Warm Cocoa with a Double Trouble Challenge

As we continue with 12 Days of Christmas Creations, I wanted to inspire you to give some sweet treats of Warm Cocoa (with sprinkles) to your neighbors, co-workers, friends,  and family this holiday season.  This adorable little box can be filled with your favorite cocoa (or coffee), some marshmallows (or coffee beans), and a chocolate spoon (with sprinkles).

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I found inspiration from a few other similar projects on Pinterest, and I decided to give it my own twist. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to enter it into the weekly Double Trouble Challenge where we were asked to make a sweet treat for the Fall/Winter holidays using a mood board to motivate our mojo and it needed to include sprinkles on top.

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The box was created with my Explore Air 2 in Cricut Design Space™ using a Rectangle shape, Score Lines, and Cut Lines. Later this week, I will be showing a short video in my VIP Facebook Group demonstrating how to create your own box.

 

Once the box was assembled, I decorated it with ‘Tis the Season paper, a cute Sentiment stamped in Charcoal on cardstock circles cut from our Thin Cuts metal dies, and a stamped Poinsettia. To create the layered Poinsettia, I stamped the two images (one with New England Ivy, one with Candy Apple), cut them out and layered them using a Foam Dot. It’s hard to see, but there is a little sparkle on that Poinsettia.

 

The little bag of marshmallows was even more fun to create.  I used our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts metal dies to cut out the topper, decorated it with a stamped snowflake image and Thin Cut circles, and added a little New England Ivy Ribbon that I divided into individual threads.

This little gift of Warm Cocoa (or coffee) is simple to create and would make a great gift to give. (Especially when you need a few last minute gifts).  Each of the supplies I used can be purchased from my website. I am blessed by each one of you who take the time to shop my website and support my home business.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for my next 12 Days of Christmas Creation. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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Thankful Color Dare Card

In the midst of all that is going on, I am truly Thankful that God has blessed me with a home business that allows me to step back, focus on family, and make sure my priorities are in check. This week, in the midst of the madness, I wanted to create a card that expressed how Thankful I feel, so for this week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge I chose to use our exclusive Solo stamps to make this beautiful card using Bashful, Mink, and Pacifica.

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I would love for you to take the time to recreate this card and let someone know how Thankful you are for them. It’s very easy to recreate using our exclusive Solo stamps, Central Park Paper Pack, and the assembly instructions below.

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5 ³⁄8″ x 4¹⁄8″ Bashful Glitter Paper, 5¼” x 4″ Bashful Dotted B&T (Central Park), 2″ x 4″ Pacifica Dashed B&T (Central Park), 4″ Mink Zip-Strip (Central Park), 3″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock, ¾” x 2″ Bashful Glitter Paper, ½” x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts, cut out the two heart images from the 5¼” x 4″ Bashful Dotted B&T.
2. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ Bashful Dotted B&T onto the 5 ³⁄8″ x 4¹⁄8″ Bashful Glitter Paper.
3. Using a Stitch Guide and Piercing & Embossing Tool, create a set of holes around the paper that you can stitch Grey thread through. Add the stitching around the card, then adhere to the White Card Base.
4. Using the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts, cut out the two heart images from the 2″ x 4″ Pacifica Dashed B&T. Adhere the Pacifica Hearts into the centers of the Bashful Heart cut-outs.
5. Adhere the 4″ Mink Zip-Strip across the base of the card.
6. Using Pacifica Ink, stamp the Solos “T” onto the 3″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock. (Don’t forget! This stamp set is only available until July 31st.)
7. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the “Flower Thanks” image onto the “T”, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder, and Heat-Set with a Craft Heater. Cut out the “T” image and adhere to the card using 3D Foam Tape.
8. Using Pacifica Pigment Ink, stamp the “thankful” sentiment onto the  ½” x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock. Sprinkle the image with Clear Embossing Powder and Heat-Set with a Craft Heater.
9. Cut a Chevron to the right of the “thankful” sentiment and cut a Chevron onto the shorter end of the ¾” x 2″ Bashful Glitter Paper. Layer the two and adhere to the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape.
10. Add three Documented Dots, and stamp a sentiment inside the card.

Don’t forget that the Solo Stamps I used on this card are only available through July 31st. All of our stamp sets including the Solo Stamp are Buy Two Get One FREE during our July Stampaganza, so make sure you stock up on your favorites.

I am truly Thankful  to have each of you who continue to support my business. You, who patiently follow, even though my posts have been sporadic.  You, who, in the midst of your own madness, continue to pray for my family.  I am truly blessed and Thankful.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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