Today’s Freshly Brewed Blog Hop is focused on Traditional Christmas projects, and what could be more traditional here in the USA than a red and green Quilted Christmas? Although, my friends in Australia are probably not in need of quilts at this time of year!
Traditional Quilted Christmas
I’ve been seeing these quilt cards for a while, and really wanted to try one, but I didn’t get inspired to make one until my sister-in-law, Patty, took my dad’s shirts and jeans and made me a quilt. My dad passed a couple of years ago, so it was such a special gift. I asked her to make it as a tablecloth, and it is now on display on my dining room table.
After making her card (more on that later), I knew I had to make one for this hop, using traditional red and green DSP.
Book Fold Card
This card uses the Gingerbread and Peppermint 6×6 DSP, and a Book Fold. To get the book fold, cut your 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half vertically, so you’ll have a piece 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score on the long side at 5 1/2″ (halfway), and again at 6 3/4″. Fold the card in half, with the additional score line on the front of the card, then fold the other score line back in the opposite direction. On the inside, place adhesive on the card BETWEEN the two score lines and close the card to seal.
Quilted Christmas Details
Once I had my quilt pattern arranged (I’ll show you that in a bit), I embossed it with the Star Crossed Embossing Folder to give it a quilted look. Next, I adhered it to panels of Real Red and Old Olive, and placed it on the card front.
I used a hole punch to just nip the center edges of the book fold portion. This keeps my gold cord from slipping off the card.
I stamped the long greeting from the Classic Cloche stamp set in Old Olive, cut it into three pieces and added it with Dimensionals over the gold cord. I embellished with gold metallic pearls.
This is the card I made for my sister-in-law to thank her for the beautiful gift of my quilt. I used vintage DSP, cardstock and twine on this card, so I won’t post the ingredients, but the Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, greeting from Dragonfly Garden and Ornate Frames Dies are still available.
How to Make the Quilt
I used 1″ squares of coordinating DSP. You’ll need nine squares. Arrange them to your taste and adhere to a 3×3 piece of cardstock. Once you have them all adhered, cut the cardstock into quarters (1 1/2″ both directions). You’ll now have four squares to arrange as you choose.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this project, and you’ll give it a try. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.
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