Thursday, February 5, 2009

Technique & Card Sketch # 10

Card sketch done by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) with MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Quilted Card Directions
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
1. Pick out some scrapbook paper scraps that coordinate with each other. If you are using three patterns punch 6 of each. For two patterns (like I have here) punch 10 of each. I stamped and colored images for half the squares on my card.
2. Work out your quilt pattern on a coordinating color of cardstock with a small amount of repositionable adhesive on the back of your quilt blocks.
3. When your design is set. Use a good adhesive to secure your quilt blocks
4. Using three of the colors, cut two 2 inch squares and one 1 3/4 square. Adhere to the card front as shown.
5. I stamped & colored my image for the smaller square, but you could always put a bow or embellishment on the smaller square.
6. To make it look more like a quilt, I made stitch marks around each block with a black pen and chalked around the main image piece.

Two Tips that work well together

Card Size & Envelope to Try
I found two tips that work great together.

From Nichole Heady:
My new favorite card size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". They are so cute AND cost efficient. From an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper I can make three cards.

Note from Sue: Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock every 3 1/2" down the page and when each piece is folded it will be 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". You will have a 1/2" strip left over.

For an Envelope to fit these small cards see Julie Ebersole's BLOG:
'A-2 Envy for a square card'.

Note from Sue: You will have to adjust the size of the paper inserted into the envelope to 2" wide X 4 1/8" long to properly fit with the 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Sketch #9

Card Sketch by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin) using MS Word

Card made by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)
Here is a valentine sketch card that can be done with any punch or die cut. Just punch out your design and attach it to the cut out with a piece of ribbon. Layer it onto your card front, add a sentiment and you have a quick and easy card.