Quilt Card Celebrating International Quilting Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my Quilt Card to Celebrate International Quilting Day. National Quilting Day recognizes quiltmakers and their quilt-making abilities. The word ‘quilt’ comes from the Latin word ‘culcita,’ which means stuffed sack.

Quilting practices can be found in almost every area of the world and it is celebrated on the third Saturday in March every year. The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quilt lovers and makers.

A Handmade Quilt card is fun to make and can be just as pretty as a handmade quilt … and both are a pleasure to receive. Here is my latest creation for a “handmade quilt”…..

I began with the beautiful “Fancy Flora” Designer Series paper. I had some 1″ scraps from some cards I was making so I cut them into 1″ square pieces. This would be the pattern for my quilt. I glued the pieces onto a piece of Basic White cardstock approximately 3″ x 3″ … switching patterns. I used the front and back of this designer paper / one side with pattern, the other plain.

Once the adhesive was dry, I embossed it with the Quatrefoil Tile embossing folder. I like the added texture embossing brings to the pattern and to the card itself. This was adhered directly onto a piece of 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Evening Evergreen… this is my “edging” to my quilt.

My greeting comes from the “Lovely You” stamp set … I find it very fitting for a quilt card, because to me, quilts bring comfort and so do our friends. I found a quote which I thought would work perfect inside your card … “Friends are like quilts – A patchwork of warmth and comfort”.

I will always believe that you don’t have to make a 7-layer card to spread warmth to a friend … a simple heartfelt card will share your feelings just as well. The main thing to remember is, make it YOU, your style!

Thank you for joining me in Celebrating International Quilt day with me today. If this doesn’t inspire you to make a quilt card, maybe it will inspire you to reach out to your friend.

Have a beautiful day ~