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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2022: Project #7

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

In my former life, I was a quilter. I even worked in a quilt shop for 8 years. I didn't ever bring home much of a paycheck, though, because I loved to buy fabric! When my Stampin' Up!® business got busy, I stopped sewing. Although I miss it sometimes, I have realized that I can still quilt - just in a different way!

For Project #7, I made a quilted Christmas card that I adore! I simply started with a little square using the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper (DSP), added some strips of different designs, of the DSP, run the whole thing through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and an embossing folder, and voila, I had myself a quilt square.

Sounds easy, doesn't it? In truth, it's slightly more complicated but still super easy.Let me take you through it, step by step.

-Start with a square of cardstock, measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". it doesn't matter what color you use because it will be completely covered when all is said and done. Add a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the square that measures slightly smaller. I used 3 3/8" x 3 3/8".

-Score the square in half (1 3/4") in both directions.

-Peel off the backing to reveal a completely sticky square.

-Add a square of DSP cut using the smallest square in the Stylish Shapes Dies and add it to the square, lining up the points with the scored lines.

-Next, I used 16 strips of DSP (4 each of 4 designs) to completely cover the square (soooo nice to have that adhesive all on the square already!) measuring 1/2" x 3". Start with one strip lined up against the center square, as shown in the photo below.

-Work your way around the square, lining up the strips next to the little square, making sure you are using the same design of DSP all the way around.

-Continue with the second design of DSP, working your way around the small square in the same way.

-Finish filling in the design with the last two designs of DSP. Trim the edges, then run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder, which gives it the quilted look.

I layered that piece onto a scallop rectangle die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. How did I make a square from a rectangle? I cut one out of Old Olive cardstock, then moved the die four scallops down before running it through again.

You can watch how I did that by checking out the video here:

We do cards using strips of paper like this in my Gettin' Strippy class. Don't forget to register for that and other classes by visiting my website!

Happy quilting!


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