Monday, October 28, 2019

Quilted Christmas x2, PP465

Hellooo!!! It's been such a long time... about 8 months since I've last posted. Do I still have any followers? If so, please say hi!  It's been a crazy busy - but all good - year for me so far. Both of my sons got married! David & Ally got married in June in Italy, a destination wedding. Joey & Peyton got married earlier this month in Missouri, where they live. Both were destinations for me and my family, who live in New York. I'm so happy our family is growing, and that my sons have found their soul mates! With their permission, I'll post some pics soon.

Anyway, though I've been making cards from time to time (mostly wedding cards!), I've had no time to blog but have missed my bloggy friends dearly. I hope to make an appearance a little more frequently, and what better way to start doing so than by by playing along with my dear friends at The Paper Players. Ann has a fabulous simple sketch this week that inspired me right  away. 

The square element of the sketch drew me to this Quilted Christmas stamp and die set I purchased last Christmas, but sadly saw little use. It was fun to play with it again. Once you have the quilt pieces die cut, it's pretty quick to assemble multiple cards using the pieces. It's fun, too! They are like little bits of a puzzle. The possible combinations are endless. 

Above is card one.... And below is its opposite, card two. This is such a great set to use up little scraps of paper, and not only for Christmas cards. 

Products Used: (all SU unless otherwise indicated)
Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red
Patterned Paper: Quilted Christmas
Ink Pads: Garden Green, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Layering Square Dies, Quilt Builder Framelits
Other: Buttons & Cotton Thread (from my sewing stash), Quilted Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz)

Thanks for visiting!


LeAnne said...

YAY!!! SO happy to see you back in blogland! I'm still here! And what an entrance you've made, with all these beautiful "quilted" creations! Perfect for Ann's sketch, I agree!!! Love the embossing you added as well! A wonderful way to jump right back in, Sandy! Thanks for sharing these with us at PP!

Windy Ellard said...

Gorgeous quilting and embossing on the background. Somehow the colors look so soft. I hope you get back into your stamping groove! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week over at The Paper Players!

Darnell said...

I'm still a follower/friend! It's wonderful to see you again, Sandy, and congratulations on the welcome additions of two daughters-in-law to your family! In fact, it's downright spooky because I just thought of you YESTERDAY out of the blue!! Your quilted Twofer is a perfect take on Ann's sketch and I love the classic red, white, and green!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy glad to see you’re back. Congratulations on your two weddings. I think these cards are very pretty. I love to use up my scraps. Great inspiration to get started on my Christmas cards. Have a blessed day.

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Sandy! Welcome back, my friend! It's great to see you in the gallery! I have missed you! Congratulations on your expanded family! I can't wait to see pictures. I love your quilted creations. Your take on my sketch is perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week!

Colleen Begley said...

Hi Sandy, Love your cards and I'm happy to see that you posted. I have your blog saved in my list and check in periodically to see if you've posted. Congrats to your family on the happy occasions.

stampwithsandy said...

Thanks for all your kind comments! I've missed you all!

Claire Broadwater said...

Hi Sandy! SOOOO excited to see you in the gallery! I was thinking about you the other day. Sounds like you have been very busy and CONGRATS to both of your sons! Your family is growing for sure. I love this gorgeous card! The embossing and quilt pieces are beautiful! XX Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend! XX

Nancy said...

Congrats on all of your new family! Two weddings in one year is quite a task and both destination ones too! So happy you are back creating and these quilt cards came out lovely as always! Now this year you can relax a bit and craft! HUGS!