Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happiness Quilt

The days of making quilts are gone for me - but it's fun putting paper ones together....Quilts was the challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I've used the Floral Districts DSP for the flowers in the middle of each square.  The squares were mounted on white card stock before being cut with the Top Note Die and then embossed with the Fancy Fan Folder.  I'm not sure about the two random strips of ribbon - but that's where I went.  

I also finished off a  Mini Album using the Serene Silhouette set.  I used a tutorial from the 2012-13 New Catalogue Edition from Create with Connie and Mary.  I had to make a few adjustments because I didn't have everything that was used in the tutorial.

My cover is pretty much the same.  I didn't have a coiling machine so I used ribbons to join all the pages together.

I don't have the English Ivy Simple Sentiments stationary - so I used the flourish from Creative Elements on Very Vanilla card stock  for the pieces that used the stationary.

Of course, since I didn't have the stationary - I didn't have the envelopes with the fancy insides or the fancy edges.  So, I "cut" off the envelope glue off a regular Vanilla envelope using one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits.

I also chose to use the Finishing Touches Edgelit for some of the parts instead of the scallop border punch.

I like the final I just have to decide who to give it to.  I must commend this group of women who create things for the tutorials.  The steps are always straight forward and easy to follow.  And they are such an inspiration!

Hope you are finding inspiration in your life today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Only three days left of school....whooooohooooo!!!!!


Diane Vander Galien said...

Your quilt is so bright and cheerful!! Great color combo!! Love the added texture!!! Thanks for playing along wit Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane
Your mini album is Beautiful!!!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous as always Joan. I am loving the bold primary colors of the quilt and the added details on each square. So pretty. And that mini book is beautiful! I really like the edgelit border. Very soft and sophisticated. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful take on Mary's project, Joan! Love how you improvised with what you had!

Meredith said...

This is a very pretty card, I love the bright colors that you chose. And your book project is stunning! Thank you for the link!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Pretty! I like the way the punch mirrors the top note shape! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Bobbie said...

Love the bright and fun colors of this card...and I'm with you every card needs some ribbon! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.