i'm one of the few women in my family who doesn't make quilts, mostly because i just don't enjoy sewing on fabric, lol. but i definitely love the cool effects you can get by combining different patterns and shapes, so i tend to make quilt-inspired cards pretty often. this card is one of the easiest versions of a "paper quilt", even when you glue together strips of scrap paper; using washi tape, it's about the fastest card alive! don't believe me? i'll prove it:
cut a square out of white index stock approximately half an inch smaller than you'd like your finished card to be; cover it with strips of tape. try to vary the widths of your tapes, and leave a tiny bit of white between them.
cut the finished square into quarters.
cut the four quarters in half, so that your cuts go "against the grain" --or perpendicular to-- the strips. sew around the perimeter of the eight triangular pieces if desired. (this is especially useful if you're using paper strips instead of tape; it ensures none of the little ones try to peel back up!)
re arrange the eight triangles to make a nice pattern. add a flower or other "focal point" if desired. mount to a folded card using foam tape. et voila:
my favorite part is that because you can vary the colors, patterns, combination and arrangement of tapes, every card is different... the perfect compromise for those of us who hate to "mass produce" but sometimes need some extra holiday cards in a hurry! :)
meanwhile, there's abundant goodness awaiting you at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ in the form of an amazing readers' gallery and a new washi-licious card by stephanie ... why not check those out right now?!