Monday, August 22, 2011

A Good Friend is like a warm quilt gift set

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Hello my blogging friends!  Today I want to share a gift set I made with this month's Our Daily Bread designs release, Flower Border, Sewn with Love and also a previous release from the Garden Series,  Dahlia

I put my sentiment on the inside of this card, stamping the Sewn with Love sentiment with Memento Ink, and softly stamping off the Dahlia image before stamping all around the background for the sentiment.  I matted this with dp from the K & Co Julianne pack I used for the rest of the set. 


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For the card front, I used the Flower Border which is made to fit the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen to frame my little mini quilt.  This tiny quilt and the one in the top of the box were made with 1 1/4" squares of silk fabric from a decorators book to which I adhered shipping labels to the back side, so they had some ridigity and would not unravel while I worked.  Perhaps some of you remember the "folded star" quilts many of us made in the 80s.... a great way to make a quilted project without actually stitching patches together.  Well, I used the same principle to make this, folding each square in half diagonally and adhering to a square of shipping label, sticky side up and folded side toward the middle.  I began with the center square and just added layers moving out and keeping it square as I could.  When I had completed it, I used fabric glue to secure the edges and cut my backing to size.  I was then able to add a paper frame which I wrapped around the quilt, and added adhesive to the back of the paper shipping label I built this on, and adhere that to my card.  I wanted to show this gorgeous floral frame in a different way, because it's so beautiful in it's own right that it really can be a show stopper even without a focal stamp inside of it.  I colored it with Copics, highlighted with Spicas and sponged with Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy).  I also lightly stamped the same Dahlia image as a background print.

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The card itself is made with 5/8" squares punched from various dps from the K&Co pack and carefully placed around the outside border of my blue mat after sponging each square.  I added the SB Label 18 with the quilted element, then pierced a pattern around it.  The card is finished off with May Arts Ribbon and Prima Flowers, along with some MS Punched boughs.


The box is a chipboard box that I covered with the dp and simply made another little quilt element for the inside.  I decorated it to match.

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did making it!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Heart Song Inspirations - Shabby Chic style and/or use Pearls, Karens Doodles -Use Your Punchers and Die Cuts, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Paper Creations Ink - Flowers, Paper Playtime -  Anything Goes, Paper Pretties -- Colours: Blue, Brown and Choice, Stamps R Us -  Anything Goes, Woodware USA -  Try a New Technique (fabric folded quilt), Allsorts - You've been Framed, Designed 2 Delight - Anything Goes, Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C101 Bingo* (diagonal: square card, die cuts, 2+ DPS), Fussy and Fancy -  use three or more of your favorite embellishments flowers, ribbon, MS punched boughs), Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes,  Phindy’s Place -  something new ( ODBD flower border stamp and fabric quilt technique), Poodles Parlour -  anything goes, Simply Create -  distress (used distress inks), Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything Goes




Have a blessed week!

50 comments:

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Grace!!! I actually found this on Make It Monday, I haven't got to my updates yet. You do make the most amazing boxes and matching cards.

MariLynn said...

Wow Grace. This looks so intricate. It must have taken a lot of time. What a gift of love. I love the colors you used.

Cat said...

OMGosh! This is stunning, Grace! I looks like something you would find in a high end gift shop!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very gorgeous AND true....friends are so important....

on another note...glad you had a great time in New England.....and that you got to visit Nubble...my fav spot on Earth.....

brenda said...

Hello Grace

Thank you so much for sharing your stunning work and joining in my "You have been framed" theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

B x

Lisa M said...

Oh OH oh...I can't stop drooling and I'm not ashamed to admit it! ;)
This is jaw dropping gorgeous and I'm in complete awe!!
Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday.
Sincerely,
~Lisa XX
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! WOO HOO!!

karlinchen50 said...

Hi this is a wonderful set.
Beautiful colors and a stunning design.

Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week!
**Karla

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow this is just stunning i'm sure the reciever will adore it thanks for sharing it with us at The Poodles Parlour.

Kerry

Creative said...

WOW, so so beautiful!

Sharon said...

How stunningly beautiful!!! Both the card and the box! Fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!!! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - it is lovely to be oin your blog - I am going to com back later today with a coffee and be totally inspired in every way! Love this card - the colours are divine! Love the details and the gorgeous box - you are the Queen of details Grace - what an inspiring artist you are! See you soon my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Clare Curcio said...

Grace, this is breathtakingly gorgeous!

Only By His Grace said...

Very beautiful Grace.
Hugs Maz

Michelle said...

Hi Grace

Wow, I am speechless, this is gobsmackingly gorgeous!!

Your attention to detail is amazing giving a truly quality finish.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Tina Campbell said...

Wow this card is just stunning! I am truly amazed how God shows his glory through you. Tina from PA

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my! how truly gorgeous - you can see the love you put into creating these! just amazing!
thanks so much for joining us at Phindys Place - always a pleasure!
hugs
Linda

Tammy L said...

I am stunned at how gorgeous this is! Someone is going to be blessed to receive it! AMAZING work! Thanks for entering our anything goes challenge at Poodles Parlour this week.
Tammy xxx

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That looks like a work of love! Gorgeous artwork! I really would like to know how in the world do you keep up with all those challenges?? And then go back to see if you won? That's a full-time job!

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is just beautiful, you could just wrap yourself in love....absolutely beautiful.

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! This is absolutely Gorgeous! What a Fabulous gift set! It must have taken a lot of time and lots of patience and love! Would love to see a tutorial on your quilt work! Truly Gorgeous! Tanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Anonymous said...

magnifique patounine

Reflections from Granny said...

Grace this is just gorgeous, it just sings such a sweet melody of happiness.

Hugs and Blessings, Lori m

Craftyanny said...

oh wow Grace this is an exquisite little set. Your attention to detail is second to none. It's breathtaking!
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous creation and design! WOW!

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely Incredible!! Such elegance in both the card and the box. Wonderfully creative. Thanks for joining the challenge at Heart Song this week. Hope we'll see your creativity again.
NanaConnie HSI DT

Claire x said...

Hi Grace, came here via MIM and WOW so glad I did, what an amazing creation - absolutely stunning, love the colours and the matching box. Hugs, Claire x

Tamie said...

The details on this card is just stunning. So many...just amazing. I saw your beautiful card at Make It Monday.

Becky said...

wow Grace these are gorgeous! Beautiful colors and design.

Pat said...

Absolutely stunning work Grace. This is so beautiful I don't know where to begin. Your papers, coloring, flowers are just wonderful. Thank you for joining Paper Creations Ink Challenge - Pat

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Stunning! Elegant! Gorgeous! Each of these words describe your card and box! Beautiful work Grace!

Designing with Debbie said...

Grace what an absolutely STUNNING card. I love the colors, the detail, everything. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good luck.
Debbie HSI DT

Kerrie said...

I've just picked my jaw up off the ground.... stunning... what more can I say! (LOL)

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Sussie said...

Awesome creations! Sooo beautiful!
Have a nice day!

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- great card! Love the flowers and all the special touches! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

Deedee Anderson said...

What a truly stunning gift set, Grace! So many special touches here, and I'm sure whoever receives it will much appreciate it. Thanks for sharing this at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

Fleur said...

A lovely gift, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Birgit said...

Wowzers! I saw this on Make it Monday and had to look since it is also my favourite colour...blue:) So much work and it is so beautiful and so intricate. Lovely! An inspiration!!

Davi said...

Oh My Goodness Grace this is so Stunning!! The tiles and colors are so soft and beautiful! The layers and bow are just so pretty and the matching box!! I can onlly say WOW WOW! Thank you for sharing it with us at Heart Song :)

KimberlyRae said...

Your work is Absolutely AMAZING! I've been Inspired Today! TFS :)
Blessings,
KimberlyRae
kreationsbykimberlyrae.com

KimberlyRae said...

Your work is Absolutely Gorgeous! I've been inspired today! TFS!
Blessings,
KimberlyRae
kreationsbykimberlyrae.com

Tinemor said...

Oooh! Beauuuutiful card! Love the DP`s! Lovely layout! Love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Karen`s Doodles :)

Hugs Tine

Kathy said...

What a lovely and sweet set for a friend. Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place this week. Hope you'll be back next week.

~Jeri~ said...

How beautiful Grace! I came across your project on Make It Monday but have always been such a fan of your work. Always so exquisite and elegant. Love the song playing on your blog also!

Carla S. said...

These are absolutely stunning projects, Grace! I am swooning over the gorgeous papers and embellishments! Your designs are just amazing! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Crystal said...

Stunning set Grace!!!!! LOVE LOVE the quilt design, amazing!

ike said...

AWESOME pieces - absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Simplt Create.
Ike xx
SC DT

Laura - Layers of Color said...

An inspiration!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Grace .
Everything I thought and wanted to say , every emotion I felt has been said and conveyed already .
So what can I add?
I am grateful that you share the gift of artistic talent that has been bestowed upon you .
Sincerely Shirley-Anne

Shannah said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

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