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Christmas Poinsettia Quilt cu 08908
Today’s Sketch Challenge (SC590) on Splitcoast is an easy one w/ lots of possibilities. I thought I’d use this fabulous Dresden Quilt die along w/ the poinsettias dies to get an early start on some Christmas cards.
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I die cut the quilt 3 in white, one in pine green & one in a sheet of the Cozy Quilt paper. After piecing them all together, I attached to a white base die cut w/ the Double Stitched Rectangles, then a larger pine green layer.
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The poinsettia was die cut using the Peaceful Poinsettias & Merry Mosaics dies & I used a stylus to add a little shape to them before attaching in the center of my quilt. The die cut Merry was added underneath w/ the Christmas attached to a large bow & added below.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – (inside –Let it Snow, Pinecones )
Paper: Staples 110# white, pine green, red pepper, dp (ODBD – Cozy Quilt paper
Ink:  (inside -Versafine onyx, Colorbox frost white pigment)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Rectangles, Peaceful Poinsettias, Merry Mosaics, Merry Christmas, Large Bow (retired), Filigree Frames dies, lg red crystal

Let it Sew 08890
Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs April release! Aren’t the Quilt images & dies fabulous? And the papers are beautiful!

For my quilty/sewy card, I’m featuring this cute, cute, cute little sewing machine & greeting (from A Time to Mend), Log Cabin Quilt die & some papers from the Americana Quilt & Old Glory collections. Since the greeting is 1 line repeated 3 times, I had the idea to add 3 sewing machines in 3 colors but to get the best impression on this solid image, I stamped it w/ the Memento inks onto a semi-glossy photo type paper. It helped tremendously to have it in my Misti so I could stamp it more than once to get full coverage. For the print version, I inked just the outline of it & stamped it onto the paper then stamped it again on the photo paper & paper pieced it. I will mention, after I fussy cut that tiny outline, I realized it would have been much easier to just fussy cut the inside & attach it over the the other image. Oh & learn!

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I die cut the Log Cabin Quilt 4 times..1 white, 1 blue & 2 different prints, then arranged them inside the solid blue version outline. A large square was die cut out of the white front & placed on top of the quilt w/ all the fussy cut sewing machines on top. I used the Misti again to stamp the greeting 1 line at a time using the blue & red Versafine inks. Some buttons (from the Matting Circle dies) were cut, stacked & attached.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  A Time to Mend, (insideLog Cabin Quilt, So Special)
Paper: Staples 110# white, dp (ODBD – Americana Quilt, Old Glory), photo paper
Ink: Versafine satin red, majestic blue, Memento nautical blue, love letter (inside- Memories sky blue)
Accessories: ODBD  Log Cabin QuiltSquaresFlourished Star Pattern, Matting Circles, Pennants dies, Misti

Star Quilt cu 08795
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release Blog Hop! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month, no fooling!

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For both of my cards today, I’m featuring the beautiful new Star Quilt stamp & the Star Quilt die. Now technically, they don’t fit together, but on this first card, I did use the die to emboss only on top of the stamped image. I stamped the Star Quilt image on heavy white c/s..once using the seaglass ink, twice using the celadon ink & once using the whisper gray ink. Please note, since I used pigment ink on these, I made sure to heat set it w/ my heat gun so it wouldn’t rub off.

Here’s the part where I embossed the Quilt die on top of the stamped image.  I die cut one of the celadon stamped images using the next to largest Square die to use as my base quilt image. Star Quilt die 1 08788
As I mentioned, the die & image don’t fit together for die cutting, but I noticed they do line up pretty well for embossing & I wanted that stitched fabric look. In order to line them up, I used a piercing tool to poke a small hole in the center of the image. 
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Then I lined it up w/ the center hole in the die w/ the image face down on the cutting side of the die. In this position, I lined up the edges of the image so they would be square on the die. I placed it like this on the magnetic sheet & placed the rubber embossing mat on top & embossed it.
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I repeated this embossing on the seaglass & other celadon stamped quilts. I fussy cut parts of the whisper gray version (the squares & triangles around the borders) then positioned them inside a Double Stitched Square die to get the stitching cuts. I know it seems like a lot of work, but that’s the look I wanted. The angled star quilt center was fussy cut & attached offset from the base star. I also die cut the Star & Double Stitched Star & buttons out of leftover quilt image parts. 
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The polka dot paper was die cut first w/ the Flourished Star Pattern & that piece was repeatedly cut down using smaller Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangles with one white layer inserted between them.

Here’s a look at the inside using another fussy cut Star Quilt centerpiece. 
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Time to Mend, Star Quilt  (inside –Sewn with Love )
Paper: Staples 110# white, Recollections heavy white, dp (ODBD – Christmas Collection 2014)
Ink: Colorbox whisper gray, celadon & seaglass pigment inks, Versafine deep lagoon
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Star Quilt, Double Stitched StarsDouble Stitched RectanglesSparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars, Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Rectangles, Matting Circles dies, Misti

Quilted Joy cu08826
For this quilt card, I went with a more dramatic color combo & I used the Star Quilt die and not the image this time. I die cut the Star Quilt in black (twice), and one each in 3 solid shades of tan/brown & 3 polka dot shades of tan/brown (all from the Ephemera Essentials paper). 

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I also die cut one Star Quilt out of ivory to use as my base so I would have something to attach them all to. Sort of like doing a 100 piece puzzle, lol. After I arranged the pieces like I wanted & attached them, I attached one of the black grids of the quilt on top of the pieces. The other black grid fell on top at an angle, & I thought…hmmm..that looks pretty good! So just for fun, behind some of the pieces (the black ones & the one directly next to them) I added other tan colors to make a complicated paper piecing even more intricate! Then I attached this black grid on top, turned at about a 20 degree angle then trimmed off the corners that stuck out.

Here’s what the angle at which the two were attached looks like. The polka dot would be the squared frame & the solid is the angled one. The corners that stuck out were trimmed off.
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I added a Double Stitched Square frame on top to have a little bit heftier border then added it to my card. the tan sun shape & one of the polka dot centers were attached in place.
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The greeting was rearranged a bit & I replaced the Q w/ a Flourished Alphabet Q. In order to die cut the greeting, I had to do a little resizing using a Double Stitched Square die.

Here’s a look at the inside. 
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Time to Mend (retired), Flourished Alphabet (inside –Star Quilt, Sew Special )
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, dp (ODBD – Ephemera Essentials
Ink: Versafine onyx (inside -Memento desert sand)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Star Quilt, Double Stitched Rectangles, Sunburst, Rectangles, Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies

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