Between taking care of my hubbie after his surgery, and cleaning the basement to make room for my new Long Arm Quilt Machine, I needed to take a break. And I find that making cards can be such a rewarding, quick thing to make.
So…I got inspired by some Stampin Up “Trendy Trees” stamps I saw on Pinterest and I ordered the new stamp set (via Etsy) to make these cute little trees in fall colors…
Aren’t they darling…and so versitile!
I tried different papers and stamp colors–then added ribbon or bits of leftover papers…
Then I used my square punch to cut some coordinating cardstock I had on hand–then cut them into triangles (one quick cut from corner to corner)
…to make a few “quilt square” cards! Kind of combining my love of quilting with my love of making cards!
Note that I later ordered the “Thing-a-Ma-Jig” so my trunks & leaves would “line up” perfectly (see how much better they look in the first photo above).
So in just a couple of days, I’ve got enough Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, and all occasion cards to last me quite awhile.
What do you think? Do you like to quilt AND make cards? I think both are similar–
Paper instead of cotton fabric
Paper cutter instead of rotary cutter
Glue/tape instead of thread and sewing machine
Until next time,
HAPPY QUILTING! (and card making!)