Friday, September 2, 2016

Let's Make a Faux Quilt Using 1" Squares of Fun Stampers Journey Card Stock - Tutorial

Fun Stampers Journey Paper Punches:  "Our punches offer adorable designs in an easy to use system.  The universal handle works with all cartridges and folds down for easy storage."

Punch Handle TO-0031
1" Square Punch TO-0033

Today I want to share with you a really unique project.   You can create your own faux quilt look using printed paper of your choice (or solid colors will work too) and our 1" paper punch with punch handle.

Following is a step by step photo tutorial on how to create a faux quilt.

1.  Cut a piece of card stock (any color) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4".   This is your base piece.
2.  Attach the handle to the 1" paper punch cartridge and punch out 24 one inch squares.
      NOTE:  I used a pack of printed paper (Celebrate You Prints PP-0027).  I punched out 4 of each of the 6 designs.
3.  Using Craft Glue AD-0111 put a thin layer of glue on the back of a square.   Then place the square on the base piece.   You can work down or across.  You will be doing 4 rows down and 5 rows across.  I like having some extra squares to mix up the patterns a bit.

Complete base.  

4.  Allow card base to dry for just a bit.

5.  Using a black ink pen, make small "X"s down and across where you have seam lines.
6.  Trim off excess card base around the two edges.
7.  This can be used as a card front background now or you can proceed to the next step.

8.  Pick one or two dies that you want to use to cut out a pattern. 
     This one is Ornate Label DI-0077 used with Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090
     NOTE:   In this photo the dies are facing cut side up, but they need to be facing down when they go through your machine.

9.  Remember to cut off the excess card base that doesn't have any of the squares on it.
10.  Now you have 3 pieces to use together or separately to create your cards.

I will have more samples to share with you in the coming days.   Wanted to show you the tutorial first. 

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach
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  1. Wonderful idea! Great way to use up those scraps. Thanks for sharing. Jeanne

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. It is appreciated. Glad you like the technique. It is fun and easy to do and makes some amazing backgrounds and details for cards.


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