Happy Monday, y’all. An oxymoron isn’t the bestest way to start a blog post – but…there you have it. Let’s call it a Fake-it-till-you-Make-it kind of deal! Let’s see if we can make this into a great day, shall we!
If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video – thanks for giving me a part of your weekend! If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch!
I made this card in colors that remind me of my youth! We always had blue-and-green Christmas lights on our house when I was growing up. I remember wanting different colors – can’t recall if I wanted multicolored lights or all white… 🙂 But – regardless, we had blue-and-green and so this card is Christmas in my head! I used the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and bundled Quilt Builder Framelits to make it (which you can get – and save some more green! – in one of my special bundles right now!). Take a look-see:
The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch at this week’s Fusion challenge:
And my not-so-traditonal Christmas colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge.
I started with two patterns in Garden Green from the Quilted Christmas DSP stack, matting both of them on Night of Navy card stock, and then adhering them together with Fast Fuse.
For the sentiment panel, I stamped the sentiment from Quilted Christmas in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White. Then I matted it on Night of Navy and ran the whole thing thru the Quilt Top TIEF. I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the card front.
The art piece is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and matted on a scalloped circle Night of Navy mat, cut with the Layering Circles Framelits. I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my quilt pieces, I first stamped the two diamond images in Night of Navy and Garden Green, then added the dotted outline in Night of Navy and cut it out with the matching die in the Quilt Builder Framelits. I also cut a piece of the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack with the same die. Then I used the square quilt dies to cut the “outline” shape in Night of Navy, snipping the middle out.
I adhered the Night of Navy piece to the quilted star and then added a bow tied with a double length of White Solid Baker’s Twine with a dab of Liquid Glue. Under the bow I stuck a Garden Green Enamel Shape and that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I added the Night of Navy and Garden Green “quilt” pieces to the corner of a Whisper White panel, then added the Night of Navy outline.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Quilted Christmas design on the front…
…and I added more of the Quilted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How pretty is this suite, y’all!? There are so many possible combinations and different ways to put it all together – you can make any sort of “quilt” for any purpose at all! Change up the sentiment – and you’re ready for anything. Hope you like!
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PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); Quilt Builder die cut
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art)
Quilted Christmas DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (middle DSP panel); Quilt Builder die cut;envelope flap
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Our sweet dog Buck was a Champion Sleeper. I think he even had that title after his name.
Finn-y is a semi-pro sleeper. He’s still young, so he’s still learning and has to practice daily. Which he does with enthusiasm. He’s already a Canine Good Citizen. But he craves even more accolades.
So….Today – a retrospective.
The Many Sleeping Places Of Finn. Or….How Finn is Training for his Champion Sleeper Title.
It takes grit. It takes determination. It takes single-minded focus on the goal.
You’re looking at a future Champion, y’all!.