Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Cards
Hello, Friends! It’s been a chilly week here in North Carolina, and that has inspired me to make these Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Cards. Growing up in Vermont, we always had at least one quilt over piles of blankets or afghans on our beds during the winter. The weight of the bedclothes, and my mom saying “Snug as a bug in a rug” as she tucked me in at night are sweet memories. Maybe that’s why I sleep under a weighted blanket now, who knows?
I’ve never been a quilter, but a while ago, I started saving diagrams for various quilt squares in a Pinterest file. My intent was to replicate the patterns with paper. Spellbinders must have been reading my mind, because this die set allows you to do just that, without all the geometry and measuring it would have taken for me to do it on my own.
Home Sweet Quilt Filigree 8 Point Star Square
This 5 1/2″ square card uses the Filigree 8 Point Star pattern. There are a lot of little parts that come with this die set, and at first it can seem a bit overwhelming to figure out how they all go together. So first, maybe try die cutting from inexpensive cardstock to get the feel for how the pieces fit together. I, of course, did not do this. For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. But even with my harum-scarum approach to creating, I managed to produce a very pretty design. Bottom line: it’s not hard to do, but it gets easier with practice. And the end result is so pleasing that I think I probably will take this die for another spin.
Here’s a peek at the inside. Winter plaids make me think of pajamas…and that is a cozy thought, indeed. You could put on your flannel pj’s and enjoy a hot cuppa of Winter Spice tea while watching Dr. Zhivago for the ultimate cozy winter experience. (The winter scenes are epic!)
Quilted Stained Glass Window
Next I created an inlaid mosaic design with the Quilted Stained Glass Window dies. I will not lie to you: this was a lot of work because of all the little pieces. But it was very rewarding to see the design come together. If I did t his one again, I would probably just die cut the outline from white cardstock and lay it over a sort of calico patterned paper. That would be a quick and easy way to create the same effect.
Adding machine stitching to the Carta Bella Gather Again patterned papers really amped up the homespun vibe of this project.
Here’s a peek at the inside. The cozy farmhouse vibe is perfect for winter cardmaking.
There are 6 different quilt square dies in this release along with an embossing folder and sentiment stamps. You can take a look at all of them along with some pretty samples HERE.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
I hope you’re staying warm and cozy this winter!
- Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Dies
- Carta Bella Welcome Winter Collection Kit
- Home Again 12×12 Collection Kit
- ephemera frames and tags (retired)
- Blue/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon (3/8″ and 1/2″)
- Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon
- Bits and Bobs from my stash
- 49 and Market Salmon Flowers