Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Calendar Girls

Carol is our hostess this month.  Here's our theme

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers....

To me April showers clean the earth of its worn out snow, dust and dirt along with nurturing new seeds and life to our surroundings (gardens, yards, trees, etc). It also, to me signals new beginnings....so for this month I would like for you to create a card that does just that...it could be a wedding card, a baby card, even a New Years card...OR it could be a card that uses something worn out or pre-used and develop a new use for it...ex: mesh bag from fruit...used once to hold fruit: new beginning...used on the card...repurposed.. I know all of you are very talented crafters and I can hardly wait to see what you come up with...



I decided to go with a new baby card.  First I was waiting for my sister in law to find out the gender of her new baby due in September.  I figured I'd get ahead of the game and have a card ready, for September.  That is actually pretty funny because I would never be able to locate it when it was time to use it.  She did find out, it's a boy.  So my little nephew, Austin, will be having a new brother.  He's pretty excited, and so am I.  But after I found out it's a boy, I realized we need to use a Thomas the Tank theme for any baby gift I come up with.  I just don't have the proper Thomas supplies for a baby card.......yet.  So I opted for a girly baby card.  I've been wanting to do some sewing on my cards, and really want to get into some quilt cards.  I even ordered a sizzix die for quilting cards, but that was about 2 months ago and they still haven't sent it, so it's not looking good.  So I thought I would start simple with a patchwork block quilt.  The paper is from an old DCWV baby girl stack.  I stuck them together, added some swirls with an embossing folder and then zigzag stitched the "seams".  The card background is a piece of light cardboard that came with a pack of drawing paper my daughter got.  I thought the krafty color made the quilt stand out a little bit.

Thanks Carol, for such a great theme.  It's so fun to be a "Calendar Girl"

6 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love how your quilt turned out! The sewn edges to the great texture with the embossing folder. Great ideas!

Barb said...

Outstanding Card! Love it. Congrats on the new nephew!

Terry said...

Love the quilt and all of the stitching!

Great baby card too!

~Paola~ said...

awww...what a sweet looking faux baby quilt!love all the pastel colors used here...Congratz on the happy news!♥

Carol W said...

I love this card...so clever and unique. Love how this turned out....GREAT JOB my friend!!!!

djones said...

Wow! This card is just simply beautiful. The quilt is so pretty. The DP you used to make the quilt is just right for a quilt pattern. Way to go on the sewing...obviouly perfect for this card. I wish I could sew more on my cards. Very nicely done!