Hello Everyone! This is Jyoti with another exciting post so get ready with a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa. The Spellbinders new release got into quilting, and I made some fun, bright, cozy, and heartwarming quilts. Not with fabric but with paper!
I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am to be sharing my paper quilted cards using the Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Collection by Becca Feeken. There are so many different styles of quilt patterns available in this collection and unlimited options to choose from. These dies allow you to be creative and the sentiment stamps in this collection is so clever and thoughtful.
LAYERED WINDMILL QUILT CARD
Let’s start this post with my first card inspiration featuring the Layered Windmill die set. My color palette today includes bright pinks, oranges, and blacks with hints of silver. One of the advantages of using these dies is that I could get away from the muted colors typically used in quilts and go with something bright and punchy.
I started off by die-cutting all five color cardstocks with this die set. I taped the die that cuts the pieces and the octagonal outline together to cut all the pieces five times in each color. Then I used a filigree die taped in the center to cut the four large silver triangles again. That gave me the filigree design you see on my card.
After the cutting, it’s all a matter of paper piecing together in the pattern you like. Eventually, I created five different patterns by using all the die cut pieces and the outlines. The one I shared above is my favorite. This card is a 6” x 6” top folding card. My background is a dry embossed white panel measuring 5.5” x 5.5” using the Orange Peel Quilt 3D Embossing Folder. I then matted it with a slightly bigger piece of orange cardstock showing about an ⅛” border around it.
For the sentiment of this card, I used The Quilty Hugs Sentiment Stamp. The sentiment that says “Friends Are the Stitches That Hold Things Together” is heat embossed with white on a black strip of cardstock. Since I didn’t want the pretty quilt pattern to be covered too much, I placed a strip sentiment along the center and called this card done.
PATCHWORK PETAL QUILT CARD
For my next inspiration, I used a similar color combination but instead skipped orange and introduced a pattern to this card. This Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Collection card features Patchwork Petal dies.
Same as before, I taped the two dies together; one that cuts the smaller inside pieces and one that cuts the square around and started die-cutting from dark pink, silver, black, and pink pattern paper. Then, I pieced them together in a beautiful pattern by mixing and matching each piece. In the end I had four paper quilted squares. As this piece is about 4 inches square, I wanted to create a 5” x 7” top folding card. Like before, I created an embossed panel with a pink matted layer to go behind my quilt piece.
The sentiment “FRiends, Like Old Quilts Stand the Test of Time” is stamped and embossed on a black strip with a little silver banner peeking behind it for the perfect finishing touch.
RADIATING CIRCLE QUILT CARD
Does it sound like I am biased if I say this is my favorite of all three? I love them all, but just like we secretly have a favorite child, this is the one I kept staring at, even hours after this was finished. The pattern of this quilt and the colors I picked for each piece draws your eyes to the center of the card. Don’t you think so? Here I am featuring Quilted Stain Glass Window.
This die set cuts one quarter of this circle, so I created four quarter quilts to complete the circle. Similar to the other cards, I taped two dies and die-cut the quilt pieces with dark pink, medium pink, light pink, black, and chose silver for the outline. To put it together, I started by adding darker pieces towards the center and lighter towards the outside of the circle. The black on the outer layer seems like a background for the floral design.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment “The Pieces Will All Come Together One Stitch at a Time” for this card. Then added the sentiment with a silver banner behind it in the center of my card. This is also a 6” by 6” card. The background is created the same way as for my first two cards.
This brings me to the end of my post about the Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Collection. I love how my warm and cozy cards turned out. What are your thoughts?
Cardstock I used for my cards are all Spellbinders cardstocks besides the pattern paper which was from my stash.