Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Papertrey Bloghop

Happy Wednesday. I hope are all having a good week. It has been in the 80's and felt like summer here the last few days. A little to hot for April but it is better than snow. Today is the 25th of the month which means it is also time for the Papertrey Bloghop.
This month the challenge was this inspiration photo.
I have had that photo pinned on one of my Pinterest Boards for awhile now so when I saw it being used for the challenge this month I was thrilled. The first thing I think about when I see those beautiful fabrics is a quilt so this is what I came up with
I started by punching squares from different digital patterned papers then I pieced them together to look like a quilt and machined stitched them. Next I stamped the sentiment from Quilters Sampler Sentiments Set on a Mat Stack 1 die cut then attached it to the front of the quilted piece. After I was done with that I tied a piece of Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon on the left hand side then added a ric rac rose that I made using this tutorial. Finally I finished it off with some pearls,more machine stitching and a piece of polka dot paper on the inside.
Since the rose creates a lot of dimension it would not fit in a regular envelope so I made a matching box for it using these SVG files but increased them to 110%
That's all for now. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with on Nicole's blog now,. I hope the rest of your day is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

30 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Really really gorgeous Terri. I love your quilt.

Laura B. said...

Beautiful quilted pattern and perfect stitching!

Luanne said...

Awesome card! Your stitching is fabulous!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful background you've created, PRETTY card!

Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

This card by far is the closest to the inspiration photo I have seen yet...This is such a beautifully made card...I love it!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, this is PERFECT!!! I love the combo of patterns - they're SO close to the inspiration photo - and the layout is so neat. So beautiful!!

Gerdine said...

This patchwork is really a great choice!

Jill said...

Wow, Terri, your card looks like it was made from the fabric in the photo! Superb job!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Love the quilted look and that quote! Lovely!

Juanita B said...

Oh, my goodness! This card is so perfect. I LOVE your paper choices and the colors are so on point. The box is fabulous. TFS.

victoria h said...

fab quilted background and wonderful matching box for your card.

Anne said...

Oh My Goodness. What a stunning card and box. Well done you. Amazing work. Well done again.

Aman said...

Your card looks like a beautiful quilt, and the box is the perfect touch!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the papers you used!! and that box is PERFECT you put it in!!
hope your day is GREAT!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the stitched/quilted background!

Laura :) said...

This is so pretty! I love the quilt background. Such a lovely way combine all the patterns.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Terri this card is gorgeous! I love the quilted pattern and your stitching is wonderful. I have the ric rac tutorial but never have tried it. Your rose is so pretty!

Peggysuez said...

Gorgeous Terri!

Lindsey said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous. I wish your paper quilt was a real quilt. I love it.

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card you made. I love the quilt. Makes me wish I knew how to sew.

Marybeth said...

This is gorgeous and needs to be in a frame and saved. Your stitching is amazing, love the box you made for it as well. Great job Terri

Sue Lelli said...

Terri, I agree, this is so GORGEOUS, it needs to be framed! LOVE the stitched patchwork and the sentiment says it all! FABULOUS!

Cyndie said...

Oh, wow--what a great card! You did a great job of picking the papers and stitching them, and I love that you tilted them at an angle. Gorgeous!

June K said...

Wow, your card looks like the inspiration fabrics. Beautiful work, Terri. And of course, I love all the matching boxes you make.

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous! Love the quilting. Your stitching is flawless. The box you made for the card is fantastic.

Kristii said...

Oh my goodness!!! what a beautiful card!!! Love the stitching and the patterns and well, I just love it all!!!

Sharron said...

Your card is beautiful! The quilt idea was a fabulous way to use a variety of patterns and your stitching is perfect! Love the sentiment and the wonderful box you created!

Handmade in Israel said...

Such a beautiful card! You are so talented!

Suzanne Russell said...

Such a beautiful little quilt-card! The polka dots inside and the GREAT box really add a unique bonus to an already special card. Great job. :)

Amy Jaz said...

Beautiful card Terri!