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Topic: Crazy Quilt Cards (first paper project)  (Read 1366 times)
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« on: August 27, 2007 02:00:20 PM »

Hey, all. I'd never scrapbooked or anything before, so when I was told that I would need to make almost a dozen cards for a group of first years I was mentoring at my college, I was stumped! However, after thinking about what I liked, I looked at the quilting machine for the quilt I'm making and had an idea!

The results (taken at one in the morning, so not of the best quality):

I loved quilting, so I made crazy quilt cards! Grin The cards were actually a lot easier than they appeared: I drew a pattern on an index card, laid it over eleven sheets of paper, and cut all of the layers at once with scissors. (I should have used a rotary cutter or something similar, as some pieces were off, so random patches of white show. Or at least made two stencils and cut in two batches.) After that, I glued them onto more index cards, then glued on lengths of ribbon, stitched through the card with embroidery thread (three strands), and stuck on brads for buttons. By then, it was getting really late, so instead of adding a border (to hide any bare patches around the edges of the card) and using a cream colored backing paper as I'd planned (it would have required more cutting), I just used sequins and brads from a nice sequin/brad pack and some ribbon that matched to make loops to hang them from the first years' bulletin boards before gluing an index card onto the back to hide the wrong side of the card.

Not as pretty, but simpler. I think that they liked them, and I greatly enjoyed making this. Smiley Maybe I'll try scrapbooking sometime. It was fun and relatively quick.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 02:31:09 PM »

hey, i love it!! i love crazy quilts because no two ever look the same and your cards are awesome. i love how you used the technique you use to cut the fabric to cut the paper...i NEVER though of that!
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 04:04:00 PM »

aww, I was a mentor last year, too. Have fun with it... mold those minds! Also, I have that paper stack, too!

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 08:35:26 AM »

Wow, that's awesome!  I know some people who would go bonkers over that. 

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