Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quilted With Love

 It has been a few weeks since I posted my last card.
I am currently off any design teams, which is very nice not to have the pressure when life is crazy. It is bad because I lack motivation to post anything especially when life is crazy. Which these days, seems to be pretty much always. I actually have a few cards made, but just have not been up to posting.  I always say I will do better. 

Anyway, wish I could say I have something totally different for you to see, but I got into using these fun bright papers. My friend I made this for has a French Country, Shabby Chic, Bohemian Retro style in her home. Sounds very busy, but it looks awesome! So this card seemed to be perfect for her. It is very much like the little Thank You card from the last post. I used to buy 12 x 12 paper packs to get the most out of my buck, but these days I love the smaller paper packs. DCWV has a bunch of the 4x6 stacks which are nice but don't fit perfectly on a 6x6 card. So that is where quilting has come in handy. This sheet was perfect because it had all the patterned squares I only had to sew them! This will be the last of these papers for a little while anyway!
When I made this I knew I had those retro looking centers, but for the life of me could not find them. I searched EVERYWHERE! Then when the card was finished and photographed I found them, so I switched it out, but I think I like the silver flower better.
Always need some pearls! Used up the last of my teal pearls. They used to come in some fantastic colors!
 Double bow with silver brad
 Inside- Top
Love this stitching!
 Inside- Bottom
I did not intend for the sentiment to be so large!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Coordinations & Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Mediterranean Cafe'
Pearls & Flourish: Recollections
Sentiments: Computer
Die Cuts: Fleur De Lis Accents, Fancy Tags 3, and Labels 8
Silver Brad: Paper Studio- Retro Center: Recollections
Ribbon: Recycled Off A Gift: Sequin Ribbon From Hobby Lobby

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Amusing Challenges - No Digi - Die Cuts
Catered Crop -  Ribbon 
Gingerloft - Spring 
Delightful Challenges - Spring colors
One Stitch At A Time - Reuse or Recycle (Ribbon)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug - March Anything Goes
Scrapalicious -  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Our Creative Corner -  Making Melody (Coat Of Many Colors- Dolly Parton)
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Up Party
Paper Play - Something old, something new (Sequined Ribbon- Old- Metal Brad New)
Cooking It Up With Katie - Favorite things (Pearls, Ribbon, Diecuts. Stitching)
The Perfect Sentiment - Must have sentiment on front -diecut
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches Real Or Faux 
*TIP*-When using 4x6 paper pads on a 6x6 card you can pieces patterns with stitching and no one will know it was a small sheet of paper


E.T. said...

Oh wow look at all the stitching and the gorgeous scraps of PP you have! This is one fabulous creation!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Stacey! Good to hear from you again! I MISSED YOU!
I love those quilted backgrounds :-) Have to try one myself, too!
All the colors, patterns and pearls make this a very happy and cheerful card!
Hugs, Uli

Ankie vd Polder said...

Gorgeous card, great explosion of colours. Hugs, Ankie

Anonymous said...

Stacey this card is beautiful! Love all the papers + the gorgeous ribbon! Very cleaver idea of making a patch work, I will have to try this with all my left over bits of paper that I didn't know what to do with before.
Love Pearl x

Cheryl said...

HI hun,missed your post as for this card wow this is stunning those papers are so lovely and fresh and brilliant stitching Hun,hugs Cherylxxx

Scrappers Delights said...

This is so pretty love the bright colors and patterns!
thank you for participation in Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge"Bling It Up"
Love Janice

Heidi said...

Nice to have you back Stacey!
Your card is gorgeous:)
Beautiful colours and design.
Have a lovely day, hugs:)

dj1952 said...

Stacey, this is a lovely card. I always know there is going to be lots of bling on the card you do. I'm sure the couple loved the card. I also think the first button was nicer, but that's just me. Hugs, dj

Dorcas said...

I don't know, I think they both work well and I would have a hard time choosing if it were me. :)
I love the patchwork, it came out awesome, Stacey!

Babs said...

This is lovely Stacey, you did a great job on your stitching too. So glad your back, I missed you. We do lead busy lives and can't always fit everything in that we'd like to do. Hope things ease up a bit for you now, keep your chin up.
Luv, Babs xo

Anonymous said...

a very pretty card thanks for playing at the perfect sentiment.

Purple Card Lady said...

Loving all the colors and the bling. FAB creation! Thank you for joining us for Scrapper's Delights "Bling it up" challenge. :-)

laney said...

super card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

Chris said...

wow, wow, wow! This is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Amusing Challenges! Chris

That Craft Place Ltd said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along at That Craft Place challenge this time.
Lisa xxx

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards Stacey. I like your style. The quilted card is lovely.
Hugs Elaine

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely patchwork card, and a great tip to use small scraps of paper. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Faye said...

Lovely to 'see' you and with a faberoony card too. Lovely colours, loving the patchwork effect and the border is fab. More please! ;) xxx

Marjo said...

Wonderful Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Margaret said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. I love that sparkley ribbons and embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Shelley said...

You put a lot of work and detail into this card. Awesome! Thank you for joining us at Scrapalicious USA! ~Shelley

Lisa M said...

Love the vibrant and wonderful fun of this card. Your stitching is just's everywhere! Nicely done. :) Excellent tip by the way too!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card! love the bling! thanks for joining this weeks Anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

Melissa S. said...

I'm so glad you decided to share with us at Bugaboo this week. This is a beautiful card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, full of rich, vibrant colors! Love the ribbon and awesome bling, too!


This is such a DELIGHTFUL card Stacey! I love all the purple on the side of your blog too... It is adorable and so creative (card and blog!!!. The colors are great and so is your work. It is clear you put in alot of work. Smiles - Samara DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again. Hugs


L00py's Craft Creations said...

Very colourful and eye catching, Fabulous Job, Thanks for Playing along, at Paper Crafting Journey


Lou P DT

Anita Houston said...

I very pretty card! I love al the bling! Thank you for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!

Alyna said...

love all the work on ur card, the stitching, patch work and the pearls. fab papers u have used.
thanx for joining us at gingerloft challenges :)

Karen C said...

Wow! Can tell you really put a lot of time and thought into this! I love all the stitching. Love the trims too! This is so great regardless of what button you use! So glad you shared with us this week on One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you for many more challenges to come! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

Karen C said...

Just saw you entered on Gingerloft too! Thank you for sharing with us on Gingerloft Challenges! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

Laurie said...

So so pretty. I love how you used the different colored gemstones to bling out your card.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card and and fabulous tip! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Love crafts forever said...

Your stitching is fantastic. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Juliet A said...

I love the look of stitching on a card! Thanks for playing at Amusing Challenges.

Jennipher said...

Very pretty combination of colors. Thanks for sharing at the perfect sentiment.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the silver center better, too. You are smart for stitching together things from a 4 x 6 pack to fit your 6 x 6 card. This quilted effect is gorgeous!

safdar ali said...

This is so nice. Great design. Have you design before any Plastic cards for thank you?

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so nice card. I am going to work for the Plastic Card company as a designer and this card inspires me more for nice designing.


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