I was in my studio last night, needing to create something beautiful. It had been a rough day, with an overload of national and international terrorism, coupled with some upsetting personal news. Add to that the complete and total devastation left by catastrophic fires, earthquakes, and floods around the globe, and it's enough to make a person just need to take a break. It is in my studio where I fond solace and peace. Being able to create something beautiful, when the whole world seems ugly, brings me joy knowing I might bring a little happiness to someone else.
A few years ago, my mother found some of the most beautiful batik quilt fabric in bright green, vibrant purple, sunset oranges, and autumn browns. She made beautiful wall hangings, and even gave me one for my birthday. Then, a few months later took it back because she thought it fit better in her house. I still haven't understood that very well!
As I was going through my paper, a thought came to me. TheColor Theory Designer Series Paper Stack looks very similar to some of the batik fabrics in my mother's fabric stash! So, I got out my Quilt Builder Framelits and started to play. I originally thought I'd make the same pattern in colors of the Paper Stack: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, & Old Olive, but as soon as I started play, it quickly became fun to see how many different patterns I could make using the same paper and design. I kept everything but the pattern of the paper the same.
The Quilt Builder Framelits are incredibly versatile! In just short matter of time, I had 3 unique cards all using the exact same steps. I love that while this set is in the holiday catalog, it can be used for much more than Christmas. I was having so much fun, I had to force myself to put everything away and get ready for bed. Now...to decide which paper to 'quilt' with next!
Today's card features Whisper White Note Cards and Color Theory Paper, both of which are on sale right now. Save 15% on Note Cards and many select Stamp Sets with the World Card Making Day Special, good through October 10th, and Buy 3/Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Stacks, good through October 31. And don't forget the Buy 1/Get 2 Refills free on Fast Fuse, my 'go to' adhesive. That's a savings of $15!
And in October, when you use hostess code BYQHRTA4 to you place your order ($50 min). I will send you a super thank you gift in the mail from me!
You will receive:
Base: Whisper White Note Card, 5" x 3 1/2"
Layer 1: Color Theory Paper, Berry Burst Marble, 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 4 1/2" x 3", cut with Quilt Builder Framelit
Layer 3: Color Theory Paper, Berry Burst 'crackle', cut with Quilt Builder Framelit
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