Monday, March 2, 2015

speaking of quilt-inspired cards...

...here are a few more ideas i came up with, and since they're all made 100% from paper scraps, i can link them up with the fab "use it up" challenge on the city crafter blog, woohoo! :)


i *LOVE* making cards out of scraps! sometimes i will use actual quilting patterns to come up with ideas, but these four were just the product of punching or trimming shapes and then moving them around until i liked how they looked.


i sort my scraps by color and keep them in folders in one of my filing cabinets. i put solids and prints, paper-weight and card-stock weight, of every manufacturer all together, sort of like a painter's palette, because that's how i tend to use them.


the card above is another take on maud vantours' fabulous folded paper installations that i saw on pinterest a few months ago. this is my favorite version because the ink on the inside edges makes them stand out so much more!


i had so much fun making these that they-- and maybe even a few other ideas i have up my sleeve-- will be the subject of my next set of classes at paper anthology. if you happen to live within driving distance of kenvil, nj, i hope you'll check out the march newsletter for full details! :)

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous is right. The colors are so brilliant and happy. Driving distance to Kenvil - why have I not visited there before. I think I need to check this out.

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  2. I am soooo glad that you joined in this week at CCCB!! Finally someone who "gets" what the challenge is and produces magnificent cards!! I'm in awe of these ... Hope all is well with you Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB ... big hugs

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  3. Oooh, these are FUN, fun, fun! The layering and colours are stunning! FUN stuff - oops, did I say it again? I especially love the flowers and the edgy one.
    Cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  4. Fantastic creation and I truly agree with Ros. Thank you for joining CCCB challenge!
    Samra DT

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