If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (my username is mypapermoose), you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been pretty inspired by fabric and fiber arts lately. I even picked up crocheting! It pretty much all started with those sewing magazines I bought for my mother-in-law. I’ve found so many beautiful sewing projects with such fabulous patterns and designs that I just can’t help but try them out with paper!
This fun card set features the new Floral District Designer Series Paper from the new Idea Book & Catalog (yeah, I know it’s about time I put up a sneak peek of some sort!). This fun and colorful paper was perfect for trying out a design I saw on some quilted placemats. Here they are next to the project that inspired them.
The magazine I found the placemats project in is called Modern Patchwork. It’s a new publication and I am in LOVE with all of the quilts and other sewing projects they feature. It seriously is a great magazine for finding inspiring layouts and patterns for cards. I never thought putting so many bold patterns together could look so good!
I was so pleased with how these cards turned out. And they’re super easy to make. I just cut 2″ squares from a few sheets of Floral District DSP, then used my 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out circles of contrasting patterns from the same DSP. Using papers from the same DSP pack made it easy to coordinate the patterns and colors for a very cohesive look.
To get that free-form stitching look on the circles, I just took my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and drew some circles freehand. Pleated Seam Binding Ribbon in Baja Breeze and Rose Redcreated the perfect edging between the quilted and sentiment sections. The sentiment is from the retired Just My Type stamp set, but you can use pretty much any sentiment on cards like these!
I got a little ambitious with this card set and created a fun little box to hold everything. Presentation is everything, after all!
I got the idea for the paper bow from the new Idea Book & Catalog. It’s a great way to use up those random strips of cardstock you might have lying around. I know I plan on going through my scrap stash and making tons of these beautiful bows! And bonus: The bow on the box hides the magnet that helps keep the box closed! Awesome!
I had a great time making these cards and I still have many more quilt-inspired ideas to make with paper! So if you are in a creative rut, I really encourage you to pick up a quilting or sewing magazine and let those beautiful projects and patterns offer some fresh inspiration!
Coming up: Another set of quilt-inspired awesomeness.
Until next time…
Stamp Set: Just My Type (retired)
Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Tools: 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Extras: 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Baja Breeze and Rose Red
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