Saturday, September 4, 2010

quilters cards

I've had this fun little card set up my sleeve for awhile.  My mom is big into sewing so this special gift is for her.  I also wanted to recycle the PTI stamp boxes for use with card sets, so now I've got a basic design (don't miss it at the bottom of the post)!
Here's the poppy quilt Birthday card (dark & bright cards get a ripe avocado border)...

the melon quilt Friendship card (softer colors get a spring moss border)...


the aqua quilt Hospitality Thanks card...

the avocado 'On the Mend' card...

and the chocolate Marriage card:

I looooved coloring the spools on the front of the envelope, each outlined with a little T1:

and the inside & outside of all the cards looked so pretty lined up-

I wanted to find a way to box a set so you can tell what colors/patterns are in it, as well as the different occasions.  So I stamped and scored up a little stand that also helped fill the extra space in the CD box.  I also wanted to put some paper tags on the outside so it wouldn't be all plastic-y:
Here's the detail:
And the back:
I had to get a little tricky with my tag because I wanted to use the same stitched circle border as the front, but it didn't fit with the trademark stamp I wanted, so I had to mask off the 'Papertrey Ink' part.
When I delivered it to my mom, it was with strict orders that she use upcoming occasions to actually USE the cards :)  Apparently she sent one to my SIL for her birthday, so good job mom for sending, not hoarding, them!

xoxo,
Christy

SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Quilter's Sampler, Daily Designs, Daily Designs Sentiments, Borders & Corners: Circle, Trademarks, Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, Fruitful Sentiments
paper - PTI Tea Leaves & Bitty Box PP, rustic white, kraft, poppy, melon, avocado, aqua, chocolate, moss
ink - PTI chocolate, poppy, avocado, melon, aqua
accents - PTI rustic jute twine
tools - PTI Copic trios; Scor-tape, Scor-it mini, EK Success 3/4" square punch, 1 3/4" circle punch & 2 scalloped borders punches, Marvy 2" scalloped circle punch

9 comments:

Kara said...

great card set!!! LOVE the envelopes!!

Lori said...

These are beautiful!!! Great job on the whole set!

Kay said...

This is a wonderful set! I love all the details you incorporated, making it a truly unique gift. Your envelopes were amazing, great coloring!

Karen C. said...

This one has been on my wish list ever since I first 'found' PTI- I am a quilter and I really like the various sets - you've created a beautiful gift with great colours and patterns. I like how you've used such a variety of stamp sets - it really makes it "your own" design! I am totally going to put this on my next order!!

Sue Ann said...

Oh how amazing. You always make the greatest projects. I LOVE TEA LEAVES!!!

Angy said...

Beautiful set! Love it!

Lucky Girl said...

How amazing is this post...these cards are truly beautiful and would make anyone happy who receives one.

Cathy Weber said...

This is an adorable collection of cards. I think anyone would be thrilled to receive them. You made such good use of so many PTI stamp sets and products. I had never seen the quilt set used before and really love it. The little spool of thread is such a perfect element and colored so well. Enough gushing, I really did love those cards.

Noora said...

Beautiful cards!! just love how you took care of every detail! the inside, the outside, the envelop...wow..totally Loved the spools, you colored them beautifully!