Friday, April 30, 2021

Unfinished PHD Card Projects?

Do you have a PHD? I have several, but not the collegiate type, but Projects Half Done. What I’m sharing today falls in this category.

Last summer I had seen a post by Song of My Heart Stampers. Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek developed the Chevron Quilt Strip Background Technique using 1" x 6" paper strips. I thought cool! I have several paper packs of the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper and I gave her technique a try. It is harder than it appears! (at least for me) I had a heck of a time making the joints line up! They didn’t turn out quite as perfectly aligned as I hoped they would, so I set them aside.

 Months and months passed as the paper “quilts” got moved around my desk top multiple times. But one day not too long ago, I said, “These are good enough. No, they aren’t perfect, but isn’t that what cardmaking is all about?” Handmade with Love. It’s my attempt at this technique. I decided they weren’t half bad after all.

So I went ahead and finished them into cards to share here on my blog with you, my readers. 
My desk is happy! Some of the clutter is cleaned up. I am happy they are done!

Sunflower Mason Jar Birthday Card

The Products I used in the card above:

Bumblebee cardstock
Flowers for Every Season 6x6 Designer Series Paper
Basic White layer to stamp Happy Birthday on in Just Jade from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set
Basic White to build the strips on
Jar of Flowers Stamp Set
Assorted Stampin’ Blends to color the bouquet image
Cinnamon Cider cardstock and ink
Jar Punch
1/4” Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon
2020-2022 InColor Enamel Dots

Sunflower Bouquet Chevron Quilt Card

Almost all the the ingredients above plus the Layering Squares Dies for the rest of the cards shown.

Cinnamon Cider Sunflower chevron quilt Card

Cinnamon Cider Chevron Quilt Technique Card

If you would like to read more, here’s the link to Lyssa’s blog, then go to her search box and type in “Chevron Strip Technique” and the post from 7/30/20 will come up. 

If you are a quiltmaker like I am, you should give this technique a try. Paper or fabric it’s worth the challenge!  Have fun, just don’t let them go unfinished like I did.

Have a happy day!

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