Sunday, 27 February 2022

Paper Quilts- Use Your Scraps

I've been doing a series of cards over the last few weeks, showing how to use those scraps you know we all have hanging around in our craft space.  
I keep all mine in a container as I often have strips leftover when cutting down a Gel Plate print to make them card size.  I'm on a mission to use those scraps and hopefully, create some nice looking cards using them.
I used the strips to make 3 cards today, all made with scraps and inspired by quilt designs...I love quilts.
To see other cards I have done with scraps, just look above in the tutorials section.
All the paper strips were cut at 1/4 inch wide.
All the cards are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches in size so they fit easily into a standard size envelope.


Card #1
For this card I used a variety of scraps including some inked Distress Oxide inked pieces, some stenciled pieces and some stamped.  
The pieces are cut at 1/4 inch wide and glued in this 'quilt style' format starting with a square piece of cardstock that you can't see, (it's under the sentiment) right in the middle of the card front panel. 
I splattered it with my white Posca pen after all the pieces were glued into place.
 I stamped the Sending Love and Thanks in my Misti onto a piece of white cardstock and die cut it using the Hero Arts Hexagon Infinity dies.
I pop dot mounted it over the finished quilt style background.

Card #2
This one was again a combination of some stamped strips and some inked ones, glued together in the same way as Card # 1. This one has a much more wintery feel to it with the snowflakes and the colours of the strips.
I stamped the sentiment onto some white cardstock and again, cut that out using the Hexagon Infinity dies then was pop dot mounted over the background.

Card #3
This pattern was a bit different then the first two.  The strips are laid straight instead of on the diagonal.
I splattered using my white Posca pen on this one too.
I made this one into a baby card by stamping the sentiment and then used a circle die to cut it out and pop dotted it over the background.  

Well I hope you enjoy these simply done 'quilt' style cards all done using scraps.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my cards to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Crafter's Cafe- MYO BACKGROUND

Stamps- Hexagon Greetings (SSS); Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white Posca pen; Infinity Circle dies (Hero Arts);
Infinity Hexagon dies (HA); foam tape


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, I love your beautifully designed cards, it's amazing what your can create with scraps, lovely papers and colours, Kate x

kiwimeskreations said...

Great use of your 'scraps' Karen, and three fabulous cards as a result - the splattering ties all the various papers together beautifully
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the mix of papers, all the cards are so beautiful.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Those paper scraps sure made some pretty quilt cards, Karen! What a great way to use them up!

Mac Mable said...

WOW what striking and fabulous cards and great use of the scraps Karen x.

Koyel Saha Chatterjee said...

Love your paper work. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for sharing your work in crafter's cafe challenge blog. DT Koyel ❤️