Today's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC134) was a beautiful quilt . . . which lead me straight to my 1 3/8" Square Punch–seemed like it would be the perfect "quilting" tool. I felt like experimenting with a more retro approach, so I ran Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, and Ruby Red card stock through my Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots Embossing Folder. Groovy. I then punched 4 squares of each.
The card base is Very Vanilla. TIP: For a near perfect little quilt with no vanilla edges, your card base should be 5.5" x 8 1/4, and scored down the middle at 4 1/8." Assemble 4 squares wide and 3 squares high using plenty of adhesive to keep all the edges down. If you have a teensy sliver of vanilla exposed after laying the squares (which I did), carefully use your paper cutter to remove it, avoiding cutting any of the squares. This was very simple and fun background I can't wait to use again!
The sentiment is from Enjoy Every Moment and is inked in Ruby Red and stamped on Very Vanilla. It's matted on Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red card stock. TIP: The "o" in "enjoy" invites all sorts of options . . . a button, punched circles, flower stamps, Build a Brad . . . I chose a little Pumpkin Pie felt flower from Flower Fusion with a Ruby Red Brad (Earth Elements Brads) in the center.
A Die-Cut Bloom (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog–expires June 30) is topped with Ruby Red brads. It's layered on a Ruby Red scalloped circle with some paper piercing in the scallops. Stampin' Dimensionals give it a little height and offer a nice balance to the sentiment.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Set: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Cuttlebug and Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Die-Cut Blooms (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini), Earth Elements Brads (Ruby Red), Stampin' Dimensionals, Flower Fusion