Sunday, May 17, 2015

Patchwork Birthday


I've been working on eliminating my stash before buying anything new, and today I'm using lots of snippets of some retired BG Wisteria dsp to make the background for this birthday card. I glued all the 1" squares on a scrap of cardstock, then die cut the whole piece with a Top Note die. After it was cut, I ran it through the Big Shot with a CB decorative tiles ef to give it a quilt look. The final touch was to punch some flowers using SU! punches along with some pale plum, and plum pudding cardstock and attach them all with a purple brad. The sentiment is from SU!

I'm entering this into the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #262 - make a background with inchies.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #177 - to use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a happy Sunday!

Carol

23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love your patchwork card Carol and just adore your gorgeous card below. The cololurs are just stunning.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Linda said...

Love your choice of embossing...really brings out the patchwork!

jimlynn said...

Great use of snippets and love the colors you selected for this. Those inchies done that way are so pretty. Gorgeous flower too!
Lynn

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, brilliant patchwork background.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

I love your patchwork background. It's a great idea to piece the papers together and then emboss it, it looks really good and is a super way of using up some snippets.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Ho Carol,
oh what a fab patchwork creation.
beautiful flower, and wonderful embossing.
Lovely design.
Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

scrappymo! said...

You are doing great with your snippets cards. This one is so pretty!

I am currently trying to work through my UFO boxes. have far to many UFO boxes and would like to get it down to just one. Makes it easy to take to the lake as well, since most of the elements are in the card envelopes already!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, it's really genial your use of tiled snippets with embossing folders...!!! They look wonderful!
As soon as I have my machine again I will try your technique!
The flower is so pretty and love top note diecut for the layout frame! Another stunning card by you!

Brenda said...

You are doing a great job using up what you have Carol, I am loving these snippets gathered together on the top note die! It makes for a beautiful birthday card. And look at that flower, goes perfectly with those papers! Hugs, Brenda

Davi said...

Beautiful use of the inchies!! So glad you shared your beautiful card with us at Speedy Fox and Friends :)

SARN said...

What a great idea to use up snippets! TOP MARKS xxx

Di said...

Oh what wonderful use of little snippets Carol! I adore the patchwork effect, looks very tactile - and the flower is such a perfect match!

Hugs

Di xx

Stampsnob. said...

love the embossed patch work tfs at mfp sff........lIS

MaryH said...

My hat's off to you for your discipline in using up some stash before you bring in anything else. I especially love your patchwork DP. It looks so pretty as a die cut and that gorgeous, bold flower. I liked the blue colors tucked in with the wisteria. The patterns in some of the paper motifs made me think of the crazy quilting stitch. Very pretty, Miss C. TFS & Hugs

nwilliams6 said...

Great quilt bg and flower my friend. Pretty card. Hugz

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful colors and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I love how you die cut your inchie background. Excellent! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!
hugs,
Pam
MFP SF&F DT

Barbie said...

Beautiful card and in my favorite colors. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just marvelous! Great colors in your inchies, and so neatly designed, Carol!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty quilting. Now I understand your motivation for using us everything. Whatever the motivation, I still applaud you!!

I need to figure out small projects I can work on at work during the slow times. The semester ends tomorrow and the slow times are a'coming! Then maybe I'd actually make a thing or two during the week.

Jane said...

Such a pretty card! Love your choice of papers.
Thanks for joining us this week at MFP/SF&F challenge.

JD/ Jill said...

Great Patchwork card. I'm still trying to do what you are doing...Still have a long way to go...to use up those images Jim colored for me!

Christine said...

The embossing on your patchwork looks so lovely, especially with the flower on top. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.