Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Contempo Christmas

Here's another take on a "patchwork" or "quilt" card.  Again, this isn't my original idea, but I love using it.  I've use the Top Note "quilt" on other cards.  It's a great way to use up scraps.  I saw this card using the Contempo Christmas set and knew I wanted to try something similar.

-To make the Top Note layer, start with a 5"x3-3/4" piece of card stock. 
-Punch out 12 pieces of patterned paper using a 1-1/4" square punch. 
-Place an even layer of glue (I used a glue stick) over the entire sheet of card stock. 
-Layer the squares on the card stock using alternating patterns to create the look of a quilt.
-Give the glue time to dry and then run it through your Big Shot using the Top Note die.  Be sure to center the paper on the die.

I cheated a bit on the tags.  I punched three and glued them together, adhered a dimensional on the back and tucked it under the ribbon.  It's much easier than tying it around the ribbon.

It's hard to see in the picture, but the "faux" button was made with the new Sweet Buttons embosslit.  It's in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and will be available in January. 

Here's what I used:

Contempo Christmas
Tiny Tags

Old Olive Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     5x3-3/4 for Top Note Base
     1-3/4x2-1/2 Main Image
Cherry Cobbler
     2x2-3/4 Layer Behind Main Image
     Scrap for Faux Button

Old Olive Stamp Pad
Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pad
I used stamp pads instead of markers because I could get a crisper image on the "pot" with the stamp pad. 

Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Sweet Buttons Embossilit (Occasions Mini)
Linen Thread
1-1/4" Square Punch
Jewelry Tag Medium Punch
1/8" Circle Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

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  1. This is adorable! You know I love patchwork! I love mixing patterns together and this is really cute.

  2. Very pretty the colors you used.and the shape of the patchwork... I can tell a lot of love and work went into making this card!!! you are very talented!!