Saturday, August 18, 2012

Do what matters most...upcycling tip


It's Amy T, here today to show you a card I designed using the August

Pssssttttt.....I have a thrifty tip to share....

I'm a huge fan of using the 'cover page' of a paper collection.


She Art

See how glorious that cover page is?  It is filled with all the patterns!  

With some careful trimming...perhaps a smidge of stitching...

it can make a lovely panel on a card or project:

Here's a full view of my card:

 I love the quilted look....

My entire card is from the Garden Art kit.  The lovely Lawn Fawn bloom has been paper pieced with the bloom on glue dots {okay, so the glue dots are from my personal stash}.

Here's another shot of just the cover you see that in the lower left hand corner?

It's a vanilla a fortune from a fortune cookie....

I clipped that out and used it on the interior of my card:

D o  w h a t  m a t t e r s  m o s t

Seriously...Dontcha love that?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Beautiful card Amy! I love using cover pages too.

  2. You are a GENIUS!!! I am in AWE of you!!! You rock soul sista!!!

  3. great quilt look...and your stitching is it..

  4. What an awesome idea! Thanks for the tip and sharing the fab card!

  5. oh Amy this is awesome!!! love the sentiment on the inside :)

  6. This is awesome! Love quilts! Love your card and this kit! :)

  7. Fabulous card, Amy, love the bright colors! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  8. LOVE it Amy :D the stitching really does add just that little extra to your card. love that you added to the inside of the card too--perfect!

  9. What a great way to use the cover page, and that inside sentiment is so cute!

  10. I do seriously love this card! Terrific tip too!

  11. How fabulous! Such a gorgeous card, Amy! SO love the quilted look and love the paper pieced bloom! What a great idea to use the cover page! :)

  12. Love it, love it!! Genius on the cover page, jeepers!

  13. Amy, I love it! The stitching is the perfect touch and the chevron flower is so pretty :)

  14. Amy I heart this card... love the quilted look...and that flower... so pretty together... YOU are GENIUS sista!!hugs...xoxo