|I used some Studio Calico papers along with American Crafts white cardstock.|
|I designed the sentiment tag in the Silhouette software and cut it with my Cameo.|
|I used some Authenitque papers along American Crafts kraft cardstock. The sentiment banner is from Crate Paper.|
|Again, I used some Authentique papers with AC kraft cardstock and the sentiment banner is from Crate Paper.|
I found this design on pinterest as a quilt block. Truth be told, this is usually how I get design ideas for my cards. I love the look of quilts and I really love translating them to paper designs. I really liked how this design came out in paper form, so I made it 3 different ways. You will see it come back again in a card or layout. These 3 cards are the last few that went out to my fellow card swappers.
I cut 1 in by 5 in strips of paper out with my Cameo (you could easily cut them with a trimmer). I used a piece of Scor-Tape down the center of each strip. I wanted to be fairly precise, so I cut a piece of 5x7 inch paper and marked a center line vertically (at 2.5 inches). Then, I marked a line at 45 degrees from one top corner to the edge of the paper and then repeated this in the other top corner to find the perfect 45 degree angle to start mounting the strips down. [If you'll look at the first card, the second green strip is actually where I started mounting the strips.] After the pattern was laid down, I cut the edges of the strips to be even with my paper. Then, I sewed the edges down. I always seal the beginning and ends of my stitching on the back with some Glossy Accents. Next, I mounted the paper to a card base with Scor-Tape. Lastly, I added my sentiment piece.