Monday, September 25, 2017

Christmas Quilt Cards

Happy Monday, peeps!  Just a quick post today--the weekend was spent painting without any stamping at all!!!  But I made these cards a couple weeks ago, experimenting with the Quilted Christmas bundle.  As I said, they were experiments, so they aren't perfect!  

I wanted to use some warm country colors for my first card, so I used Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink and cardstock on top of a Crumb Cake base:

I did find that even though you can see through the clear stamps, I had better luck lining them up with my stamp-a-ma-jig (because I was too lazy to set up my Misti!!).  

My second card used the Quilted Christmas DSP stack; I wasn't thinking when I separated all my little pieces, that when I put them back together again, I should have matched up the plaids!!!  My home ec teacher from 8th grade would be tsk-tsking at me!  Next time I'll do better!  I did back the DSP with an adhesive sheet to make sticking them down easier, but I found that adhering the frame to a larger piece of adhesive sheet, stick side up, made putting the pieces on a little easier, and you wouldn't have to peel off all those tiny pieces!  

I also used the Quilt Top embossing folder, which is just delightful!  There are so many more elements to this bundle, I can't wait to play with them....but I think there aren't  enough hours in the day!

So a few of you have asked how the remodeling is coming along!  It has been a long slow process; we got walls painted but the furniture is all askew, so I won't show you pictures of that!  The cabinets finally arrived last week and my brother helped John put a couple of them up temporarily, but there is a lot of work just to get to that point!  Leveling:

Checking out the pantry and the drawers inside:

and finally attaching them temporarily:

The wall color looks green here, but it's really a bluish-gray.  In different lights it looks totally different!  There is still a LOT of work left to do, but we're getting there.  Not sure if it will be done by Thanksgiving or Christmas - we'll see.  I might need to be wearing my woolies to get my coffee from the garage if not!!

Thanks for popping by and have a blessed day!  And be sure to come back tomorrow for my Stamp Ink Paper project!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Quilt
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
 Ink Garden Green, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Tools     Big Shot, Quilt Top EF, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals


Jan Clothier said...

Lovely cards with a warm country feel. As a former patchworker and quilter, I find them especially lovely.

Dawn Tidd said...

These are adorable! I love what you've done with both these cards! This bundle is awesome and I know you'll be creating more beautiful cards with it. Love the progress in your kitchen too. You've been very patient and it looks like it will be worth it all!

Lisa Elton said...

I was just working on a quilt card too! These are pretty LeAnne, so cozy! Things are looking good in the kitchen!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful quilty cards! And your kitchen is going to be fabulous!

I Card Everyone said...

Looks like a good bit of progress has been made, LeAnne! LOve that gray - are you surprised?
Your quilted Christmas cards are so beautiful!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love these cards LeAnne - those stamps really are a devil to line up, I might have to follow your lead and use the stamp-a-ma-jig, something I never do with my polymer stamps!