I’ve been playing around with cakes. Isn’t a cake a wonderful invention. It can say welcome to my house, welcome home or thank you for joining us to celebrate a birthday, birth of a child, an engagement or a wedding. So it is a fitting design to put on a greeting card for just these occassions.
This pattern can be created in two ways – Just Squares or Layered Squares and can use either 1 inch or 3/4 inch squares. It is a design which will have you looking through your embellishment box because for this design you may as well go over the top.
Here are some examples.
Layered Squares 3/4 inch squares technique using Anna Griffin and First edition papers
Layered Squares 1 inch squares using Anna Griffin and First Edition papers.
Just Squares 1 inch squares Using First Edition papers.
I’m not sure why I haven’t done this design before – it was so obvious. But getting the star to look just right took quite a bit of trial and error – who would think? When it’s a simple shape it has to be just so doesn’t it.
This design is very versatile as a greeting card or small picture for both girls and boys, women and men. Great for Birthdays, Father’s Day, congratulations or for Christmas greetings. Created using either 1 inch or 3/4 inch squares using the easy and fully explained Layered Squares technique (or adapt it to the Just Squares technique by sewing the star, cutting it out and layering onto a background paper).
The design seems to work well with solid coloured papers or those with a very tiny pattern (the red, white and blue star uses a blue floral paper from Anna Griffin). Solid, foil embossed Christmas wrap in gold was used on the Christmas star. The background can be created as bands of colour or in all the same colour. Embellish with sparkles, charms or wording for the perfect greeting card.
This is a great project for teaching simple sewing to any age group – both girls and boys.
The design can also be adapted to be a fun hanging ornament or very special gift tag – pictures to follow. (promise!).
This little rabbit is so adorable. I have christened her Millikins. This design can be used at Easter time but would also make a lovely birthday card, gift tag or small picture. Create this design in any colour way or style you wish.
I am having such a great time re-creating all my Paper Quilt patterns for the new presentation boards.
Butterfly Card pattern is one of the most popular patterns. But the central body is sometimes a bit fiddly and difficult as it is quite small. Why not just leave it out! re-create the body with graduating crystals instead. I think it gives a fantastic result – and so much quicker and easier. Amazing how different a selection of papers from My Minds Eye “Lost and Found – Heirloom collection” looks just by changing the background colour.