Friday, May 11, 2012

With Love

It's Mother's Day Weekend! I'm looking forward to a little spoiling and pampering, how about you? Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Plans that you know of? Plans you would like to share?

How about a card to kick off Mother's Day weekend?

The other day I was rummaging through my scraps bin for another project when I noticed these Making Memories patterned papers and card stock pieces and how well they matched. They were practically calling out, "Make something with me!" ;)

Okay! I set the papers on my desk to remind myself to create something with them. There they sat for a few days until I was pinning a beautiful quilt on Pinterest when the idea hit me to make a patchwork type of card.

To make the heart I cut strips of paper all the same width, about 3/4" and then I varied the lengths. Like a brick layer, I arranged the strips together and to hold the pieces in place, I used scotch tape on the back.

Once I put together enough strips to cut out the Spellbinders heart die, I ran it through my die cutter. Then with a ruler I made lines and pierced holes at 1/8" increments for hand-stitching.

Since I love dimension, I go through a lot of adhesive foam tape, as you can imagine. If I have a large piece like this heart, chipboard saves me from having to use so much foam tape and it's an great way to reuse cereal boxes and the like! All I had to do was cut another heart the next size down.

Details include some washi tape, buttons and jute. And a little die cut butterfly from My Favorite Things.

I love these mini heart buttons, they have been a go-to embellishment of mine for years! They're from Dress-it-Up, I have quite a stash and use them a lot! Out of curiosity I just looked and counted four projects I used them on in just 10 days! A bit of useless trivia for you! ;)

So that's my lovey, quilt-ish project for the day! I hope you enjoyed it.

Have a fun and memorable Mother's Day!

Oh, I'll be back tomorrow for another Precious Remembrance Stamp Shop installment of Saturday Creations. Hope to see you then! :)



Dyane said...

Oh lovely card! Sooo cute!^_^

cnelson said...

Soooooo cute! LOVE the quilted look of the heart!!

Holly saveur said...

LOVE your quilt-isch card so sweet and lovely(love things related to quilts..was my big hobby before the cardmaking took it just takes to long to make a quilt..even small ones which I used to make..still have many UFO's laying here waiting to be finished)
Groetjes Holly.

Christine said...

Wow, another beautiful card!! Love the quilting and of course the hand stitching!! You know that's a favorite of mine. I also love that little tip on saving foam adhesive. That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great Mother's Day!!
xoxo, Christine

Ruth G said...

I love this! I can't believe you hand stitched it! It's so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day!

Diana Waite said...

that heart is SO clever-love that it's patchwork--BEAUTIFUL job!

Alice Carman said...

Love how you sew on the pieces. Great card!

Audrey Pettit said...

SO love that patchwork heart! And your use of the washi tape is totally fabulous, too!

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