Happy Sunday everyone!
I have to admit that I'm a papercrafting magazine junkie - I love them all and buy them all! The trouble is that when I read them, I mark all the good ideas I find with post-it notes and it ends there. Although I'm sure the ideas enter my head subconsciously, I rarely CASE (copy and share everything) a card directly.
So, this month I pulled out the current issue of Papercrafts Magazine (May/June 09) and looked at the all cards I'd flagged. I really fell in love with a quilt card by Julie Stainton on page 80. I couldn't find it on her blog to show you, but you should head over there anyway - everything she creates is to-die-for gorgeous.
I skipped the sewing part of the cards, but I might include it next time because I'll definitely be making this card again. I really like this look and it could be used for lots of different occasions.
I punched out 1" squares from 6" x 6" paper packs - the first by Making Memories and the second by Basic Grey - and adhered them to a neutral card base. Using packs of patterned paper makes life so much easier - it takes the guess work out of coordinating your card, which is great if you're short of time or color-challenged. I wrapped around some ribbon, added a sentiment and called it good.
Why not look through your scraps draw today, punch or cut out some small squares and make a quilt card. It's a lot of fun!