Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Winter

I was determined to play along with the Cloud9 challenge this month.  I have been meaning to since they started it up this summer, but I often find myself out of time on things.  Here's this month's inspiration picture: 

WPlus9 has some great products, but my favorite items from their recent releases have been the quilt cut dies.  I love using quilts as themes/inspiration in both my scrapping and cardmaking, and these dies really make it pretty easy to be a quilting pro.

The other thing that I love about quilts is that they can look very vintage/rustic/folk art, but you can also create very modern designs.

This card is kind of a hybrid.  If you look at it and see the flower in the middle it's a traditional quilt, but since I used a bold color in the corners, if you focus on those, you see four squares shooting out from the center, which makes it more modern.  Kind of an optical illusion card.

I used the Xyron to make adhering all the pieces easier - just ran the quilt outline as well as all the pieces through.  Totally simplifies life!

Since I wanted to keep it pretty clean, and close to modern looking, I went with a very simple Bella Blvd sticker as the sentiment and dressed it up with some sparkles. 

Hope that you are enjoying your's SO nice here this weekend, sunny and 60s, so we've been outside working on leaves and lots of playdates scheduled too.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MME - On the Bright Side 6x6 paper pad; Echo Park - Happy Days 6x6 paper pad (turquoise); CTMH - White Daisy cardstock and bulk card base
Other:  WPlus9 - Quilt Cuts 2 dies; Xyron - 5" Creative Station; Bella Blvd - Winter Wonder stickers; CTMH - Blue and Green Assortment Sparkles; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and that quilt design is amazing!!!

  2. Beautiful take on the challenge's perfect! I can't visit WPlus9's store because I'll buy every die they make...I have no self-control!

  3. So beautiful and your quilt is amazing. Love how perfect it looks on your card.

  4. awesome take on the challenge..i love this design..

  5. Love your take Miriam!
    a striking card indeed!!

    Enjoy the warmth ;-)

  6. This is absolutely clean and crisp....and gorgeous! Now you got me into thinking of getting that die!! You did a GREAT job with the inspired photo! I adore this!

  7. Fantastic! Great colours and fabulous CAS design.

  8. Fantastic use of color on your quilt block, Miriam! I love this clean design!

  9. Beautiful! Your simple design is such a great take on the inspiration photo. These quilt dies are on my list of favorites, too! So glad that you joined us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

  10. LOVE this, Miriam!!! I love the sentiment in white on red - it really pops! Thanks so very much for joining us at Cloud9!