Friday, July 12, 2013

Paper Crafts' Birthday Creations Blog Hop

Hi everyone! If you're looking for my CAS-ual Fridays post, you can find it HERE.

Today is the Paper Crafts Magazine's Birthday Creations vol. 3 blog hop (woo hoo!).



I'm so happy to be participating! There are some crazy-talented ladies in the hop:

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here

For the hop, we're supposed to make a birthday card based on one of the three sketches found in the issue. I picked Kim Kesti's sketch:

I went round and round whether to do negative die-cuts, stamping or something else. Finally, I decided to make a card for my mom's 70th birthday party in a few weeks. My mom is an avid quilter, so I used the inspiration for this card:



I made a similar card last year (HERE) using the same Dresden Plate die-cutting file. I started by stamping the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps onto some lightly patterned paper. 

Next, I die-cut two different sizes of the Dresden Plate files. I ended up with four different paper companies, but I liked the patterns together. When I adhered the plates, I off-set them slightly to show a little more of the quilt pattern. Here's a close-up:



Now the stitching...truth be told, I was only going to sew a border. In the moment, I decided to sew around the circle centers. I did a good job on the top one, but the bottom one--yikes! I made the best of it by going around the card a second time with some wonky stitching to make the mistake look like part of the card. ;)

There are tons of great ideas for birthday ideas in this issue and lots of jaw-dropping projects. Want to win a copy? You can leave a comment here and leave comments on each of the other blogs by Tuesday, July 16th. Or, if you can't wait, you can buy a copy of the issue HERE.

If you make a birthday project or a mixy-matchy project, be sure to link up to Moxie Fab World's challenges. :) I'm linking my card up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge and the Birthday Card Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up in the hop is the fabulous Angeline.


Supplies
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Patterned paper: (background--Cloud Cream from Cool Summer) Carta Bella; (music notes from Lucky Charm) Dear Lizzy/AC; (yellow damask from Sweet Girl) Echo Park; (other papers from Atlantic collection) Studio Calico
Clear stamps: (sentiment from Casual Elegance) CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Ink: (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up; (Antique Linen Distress Ink) Ranger; (Unicorn) Hero Arts
Die-cutting file: (Dresden Plate) Silhouette

101 comments:

  1. oooh, this is beautiful and the magazine looks like a much needed resource! I make the most birthday cards by far!

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  2. I love the pattern combos you used. It's such a happy card.

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  3. Gorgeous card, Jocelyn! Great take on the sketch!

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  4. *sigh* this is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the design and the stitching!!!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the quilt look!

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  6. Lovely card! I like the wonky stitching :)

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  7. Such a beautiful card! I like your combo of patterned papers and the stitching!

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  8. Beautifully done, love the stitches!!

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  9. Awesome take on the sketch! Great way to use scraps!! (which i need to do!!) :)

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  10. Quilting and stitching - this is a very sweet card. Happy early birthday to your mom!

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  11. wonderful use of patterned paper...it's so gentle and sweet.

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  12. Love the quilting look ... such a pretty card!

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  13. Ver pretty card. Love the soft colors.

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  14. so simple AND beautiful

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  15. Nice card - I always love quilting patterns done in paper!

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  16. I love your card! Love this quilt block made with paper!

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  17. Love your creative take on the sketch!! The stitching and soft colors are beautiful! Way to rock the blog hop, Jocelyn!

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  18. I love all of the different patterned papers that you beautifully use together. Perfect card for a quilter!

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  19. So cute, Jocelyn! I love it. (Don't pick me to win. haha)

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  20. This is so super pretty! What a gorgeous, soft design!

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  21. Love your stitching! It adds such a great effect to a paper pieced design!

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  22. I love this Jocelyn!! The stitching is fabulous and the patterns are so fun!:)

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  23. Love your Dresden plate card AND the wonky stitching (lol). Thanks for a chance to win!

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  24. I love your take on this sketch! Wonderful patterning.

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  25. Your card is fantastic. I love how you used the sketch.

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  26. Beautiful! And I love how you added the wonky stitching.

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  27. I am a huge fan of intentional wonky stitching. I can't sew around a curve to save my life. ;) Love the quilted pattern on this card. Your mom is going to love it!

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  28. Love this card! I like the soft colour scheme and your design.

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  29. great job. haven't tried the stitching yet, maybe I will now.

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  30. I really like the stitching.

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  31. Love the quilted look! I would have never known about your sewing mistake if you had not pointed it out - this is a lovely card!

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  32. good save (on the stitching)! beautiful card!

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  33. Wonderful card! I love the soft colors and quilted look. :)

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  34. I love the piecing and the pastels colours! Lovely card!

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  35. Darlene SatkewichJuly 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    This is beautiful! I love all the soft colors and patterns.

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  36. Gorgeous color palette and patterns in this Jocelyn. I love quilts and the real stitching in this is such a perfect, finishing touch.

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  37. Love your card Jocelyn! It looks like an amazing quilt and perfect for a mom!

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  38. Great birthday card! I love how you used the sketch. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  39. What a fabulous card! I'm sure your mom will LOVE it!!!

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  40. the wonky stitching totally works :)

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  41. Looks to me like the wonky stitching was meant to be that way!

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  42. I love your Dresden plates!!! I love quilting and card making, so this is a wonderful merge of the two!! Where did you get that cutting file? I just got my Cameo and still have to figure out how to use it, and this would be a wonderful file to own! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Love your quilt inspired card and soft colors--perfect card for a quilter!

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  44. Beautiful card! I love how you took inspiration from your mom's hobby to create this quilted look.

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  45. Perfect card for a quilt lover!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  46. lovely card. I especially like the sewing, it really completes the design.

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  47. A fun way to do the sketch - and use up lots of paper scraps as well!

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  48. Your card is terrific. I love how you fixed your stitching issue. Honestly that is one of my favorite parts about it. I never would have guessed you didn't do it on purpose. TFS.
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  49. What a wonderful look of quilting you created with your patterned paper!

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  50. Super nice! Love the quilt feel to it.

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  51. What a sweet birthday card for your Mom, Jocelyn! I'm sure she'll love it, especially since she's a quilter. Great interpretation of Kim's sketch. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Birthday Creations!

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  52. Love this card, especially since it was so tailored to something that your mom loves. Smiled after reading your stitching story...I never would have known...you did an awesome job covering up your mistake.

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  53. This is a very special card and I'm sure your mom will love it too!

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  54. The sun the colors the quilt all just perfect!! I love quilt cards.

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  55. There are no mistakes - only happy accidents. Your stitching looks great - the duplicate stitch on the circle does not look like a mistake. My machine-stitched quilt pieces always seem to have a line that goes wonky. Haven't tried stitching on cards yet. I'm sure your mom will love the card. The quilt piecing is great.

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  56. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win this great looking magazine!

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  57. Love, love, love and your Mom will too :)

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  58. If this doesn't put a smile on someone's face, I can't imagine what would! This is so pretty! And I like the stitching!! I really do want this issue! Birthdays are so much fun!

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  59. Love your mum's card! I think your "wonky" stitching looks perfect. I never would have noticed if you didn't point it out.

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  60. Perfect card for a quilter and perfect for the sketch thanks for the inspiration, I've got to try the stitching!

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  61. Congrats! Love your card and stitching!

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  62. Beautiful card! My MIL is a quilter, you have inspired me for a future project!!!

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  63. Love your quilty-looking card! Thanks for the inspiration to check out Moxie Fab too :)

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  64. I love quilts so this is a terrific design, such pretty papers for it too, your Mom will just love it!

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  65. I absolutly love your card. It is a great way to use scraps. I certainly am scraplifting it.

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  66. Great card, love the stitching, the use of scraps (at least for me)...what a great way to save money!

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  67. Your card is gorgeous! I love the stitching! I don't have a Silhouette, I'll either have to find a die or a friend willing to cut some scraps for me or maybe it is time for me to jump in and purchase one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. Love your Dresden Plate card! Hadn't thought about using my quilt books as inspiration! Beautiful! ~Bev~

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  69. Great card! I love how you worked Kim' sketch!

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  70. I LOVE your take on the sketch! Simply lovely... and all that extra stiching you did makes the card stand out so much more! :o)

    Theresa McKinney
    www.miislucky.blogspot.com

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  71. What a gorgeous card! Your mother will love it. I was wondering how this sketch would be used. You nailed it! The double stitching is a great added touch and you'd never know there was a mistake to be covered by its use.

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  72. Very cute card! I really like how the mistake turned out with the extra stitching :)

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  73. Such a nice, soft, quilty look to the card

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  74. Quite lovely and soft! Love the muted dp papers.

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  75. If you hadn't said anything about the "mistake" I wouldn't have seen it! In fact, it still doesn't look like a mistake. Love it!

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  76. A beautiful card. My quilting sister would love it.

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  77. Love the way you mixed all the patterns - definitely quilt like!

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  78. Love the pastels and the feeling of a beautiful quilt.

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  79. What a beautiful quilted card!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Beautiful card, Jocelyn! The colors and patterns are so perfect for this sketch design too :)

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  81. This card is such a beauty...I'm certain you mother will love it!

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  82. Lovely quilt birthday card - so nostalgic chic. Mahalo for the op to win some goodness.

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  83. Such a pretty card Jocelyn! Love the cutting file and the pretty papers!

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  84. Love your take on the sketch and the colors used on your card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. beautiful card,loved soft colors of papers.

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  86. wow!!! I LOVE this idea! Love the colors too!

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  87. Great sketch and fabulous card! Love the muted colors!

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  88. Gorgeous! The colors are fabulous, TOO!

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  89. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  90. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks also for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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