This is a repeat of a card I posted last week. Since that time, I've received many e-mails asking for a tutorial on the quilted design, so here goes!

  • The base of the quilted star portion of the card is a 4" square of whisper white card stock;
  • Using my 1" square punch, I punched 8 – 1" squares of Whisper White, 4 – 1" squares of Bashful Blue card stock, and 4 – 1" squares of a coordinating patterned paper; in this case from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  See below:


  • Set aside 4 of the 1" squares. (These will be for the four corners of the pattern). Place all four of the patterned squares, all four of the blue squares, and the remaining four white squares on your cutter so the blade will cut them diagnolly as shown below (use small sticky notes to hold them in place). If you look closely, you will see the points of the squares are set exactly at the cutting crevace so the blade will cut there.



  • You can see below that the squares are all cut exactly diagnolly with one sweep of the blade. Now you're ready for the fun part…creating your pattern!


  • Starting at the bottom of my 4" square base, I attached a full 1" square of Whisper White, then a triangle of patterned paper, then a triangle of Whisper White…this begins the "star" pattern.


  • Note that all four corners have a full square…the rest of the "star" is created with triangles.
  • Once my pattern was completed, I ran the base through my Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
  • Add a little embellishment to the center. Here, I used a Neutrals Designer Button with some Linen Thread.


  • Attach the finished "Quilt Star" base to a coordinating card stock mat (here, I used Early Espresso).
  • Add your sentiment to the bottom ("Thinking of You" is from the Embellished Events Stamp Set).
  • Your "Qulted Star" is beautiful and ready to go!


I hope this little tutorial is helpful. Feel free to e-mail me with any questiions.

Thank you for checking in here and for taking the time to e-mail me. This is such a fun card to make since you can really play with your patterned paper. It really is quick with that perfect little 1" square punch (#124094, p. 183 in the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog). Once your squares are punched and your "triangles" are cut…it's a breeze!

Tomorrow's post will be for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, so check in to see the fantastic color combo!

Have fun, and remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Express Your Creativity!