Saturday, December 28, 2019

Friends and Quilts

Hi, Friends......

Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying the week in between Christmas and New Year's Day. I always LOVE this week because all the holiday rush is past and the millions of church and family activities are mostly done, but the house is still all decorated and pretty. I can better focus on what this lovely season is all about.....Christ coming into the world to be our Savior. ✟

I hope you got lots of fun crafty goodies under your tree and have been able maybe to sneak into your crafty space to play. My playtime has been sorting and organizing....with only a little bit of creating. And, boy oh boy, does my crafty space need sorting and organizing!! I have so many odds and ends and scraps and whatnots!

Speaking of scraps, I have a card to share today that I made from snippets awhile back, but never got blogged. (I hope I am not the only one that has a list of blog items in drafts that are waiting to come to life!) What better way to use bits and pieces of pretty patterned paper, than by making a pieced quilt card....after all, isn't that what quilters do with bits and pieces of pretty fabric? :)

I happened to have a quilt stamp from a different company....not at all related to the quilt die....but it coordinates so well that I also decorated up an envelope using it.

Supplies used include:
Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Quilt #3 Block Die - Flower Burst
Cardz-TV - Quilted with Love stamp set
Versafine ink in Imperial Purple
Tons of DCWV patterned and solid cardstock scraps
Core'dinations cardstock for card base and sentiment panel

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a relaxing rest of 2019 and will be ready to launch into 2020 in a few days!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Challenge #368 - Use Snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #418-419 - AG
4. DL.ART December Linky Party - AG

5. Through The Craft Room Door - AG


  1. Hi Janis! Love this card - and the sentiment is so perfect for it as well.

    Like you, I cherish the days after Christmas when all the rushing about has been done yet the house is still looking so festive.

    Ha! And how clever to have a kitty underneath a patchwork cover. BTW, Dudley's 'carry it everywhere' toy right now is that chick he managed to sneak off the bed before I wrapped it for him. Even his beloved Stinky Monkey the Third is being neglected.


    Di xx

  2. WOW!!! LOVE your coordinate stamp, and the envelope is just perfect, as well the striking sentiment!!!!
    I have a similar die, and LOVE it, even if I rarely use it! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Happy Holidays! :)

  3. Beautiful quilt die and great snippets of paper love the stamped envelope too-never remember to stamp on the envelope-love the sentiment too
    Carol x

  4. What a beautiful quilt die - a great way to use up snippets too. Super card with a lovely sentiment. xx

  5. Dear Janis
    It is so pretty.Love your color palette too. Blessings to you and your family.With loads of love and gratitude

  6. Love your card, Janis! before I was a cardmaker I was a quilter - so this one really speaks to me, Jo x

  7. This quilt card is wonderful! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

  8. What a gorgeous card, Janis. I love the quilted look and the lovely colors. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely treasure in our challenge. It's always a great joy to have you play along and share your talents with us. You are a tremendous blessing to me and to us all at Word Art Wednesday.
    Karen Letchworth - my personal blog

  9. Wow Janis, all that inlaid die cutting would give me an attack of nerves but is so worth the end result! The papers you used coordinate so beautifully and I really like the color combo. Stamping the envelope with a quilted image gives a sneak preview of the beautiful card inside. This might be one of my favorites so far!
    And on another

  10. Love the quilt design and the sentiment is perfect.


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