WCC11 – Watercooler CASE of Pinterest Challenge

Happy Sunday my friends.

Time for another Watercooler Challenge (WCC11).   This time around we are supposed to CASE a Pinterest creation.

Did I hear someone ask what a CASE is?   Simple answer…Copy And Share Everything.   Otherwise known in crafting circles as permission to steal someone else’s fun design, add your own tweaks and share the process all over again.   In polite circles we say share…in less exalted places we are a tiny tad more honest and use the term steal.  LOL.

I hope you’ll decide to play along with this latest challenge and add your own creation to the Challenge linky found here.   You’ll also be able to see all of this weeks wonderful team creations at that link.

Here’s mine:

I found my inspiration here.

Inchie zig zag quilt card

Nancy Keller’s Quilt Card Sample

Using Nancy Keller’s lovely Christmas card as a starting point I dived into the new Trim the Tree paper stack from the 2014 Holiday Catalog to create my quilt squares with a 1″ punch.  Nancy’s basic directions for forming the pattern worked perfectly!

I had a fun time with this challenge.   As many of you know I have a real thing for inchies so a design that facilitates that obsession will quickly float to the top of my TO CASE list.

Watercooler Challenge WCC11 - Inchie Quilt close up

Supplies:

Stamps:  Good Greetings (Special Promotion Hostess Set can be seen here)

Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green Cardstocks.  Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack  (2014 Holiday Catalog)

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Other: Big Shot,  Bitty Banner Framelits,  Delicate Designs & Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Paper Snips, Glue dots & Dimensionals.

Nancy’s tips for perfect Inchie placement everytime:

1) Inchies are best when punched or cut from paper with small patterns.
2) When assembling the card, start by placing the inchie at the top center onto your card first! Then place the other inchies around it, to complete the pattern.
Some additional notes from my own version:
 I embossed the top quilt portion of the card with the polka dot folder then leaving a space I embossed the lower portion with the Delicate Designs folder.  A strip of the Trim the Tree paper united the two sections nicely.   I discovered that pretty much all of the Good Greetings sayings will fit in the larger Bitty Banner framelit so I had a lot of scope for expression.  I then tacked the die cut sentiment to a strip of Garden Green cardstock and using my Paper Snips trimmed out a slightly larger matted piece for a little contrast.  Then I floated the sentiment piece with dimensionals over top of the quilted inchies.  Add a seam binding bow for a pop of texture and color and the card was done.  Once my paper was punched it took about 10 minutes all told from start to finish to create the card.  Pop in a movie and you can punch up a stack of inchies then get a start on your Christmas card production.

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If you have a quilter in your life this may be the perfect card for you to CASE.  Whether for Christmas or a general occasion the cozy factor of a quilt inspired card can’t be beat.   Working on these types of cards always brings to mind my beloved Mother in Law Dorothy.  She was a master quilter and every year I would look for a new design to celebrate her own obsession.   I love to picture her heavenly quilt room (after all…even Heaven needs a bit of cozy right?) filled with any pattern she can think of and fingers that never fumble with age or infirmity when hand quilting.

So Mom…this one’s for you!

Inchie Quilt on an angle

I hope you are having a blessed weekend and finding time to stamp.   Check out Pinterest…consult your imagination and head to your stamping corner and don’t forget to post your own CASE on the Challenge Blog.  Oh and if you post…don’t forget to invite the original poster of your inspiration to see what you’ve created and join the challenge!

If you are looking for any of the ingredients to this fun design check out my online store, select me as your demonstrator and don’t forget to use my current hostess code for a chance to win the Good Greetings hostess set (assuming we get group orders totaling $300 to qualify).

This month’s hostess code: 95YRUXFE

Hugs, love and blessings to all of you –

Jean Fitch in pink

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3 Responses

  1. Welcome back Jean! Thank you for being a part of the challenge!!

  2. Hi Jean, great job on the inchies. The patterns from the paper stack work beautifully together. Your Mom would be proud.

  3. Jean, this is beautiful. I love your version of this card. Quilters are so gifted when it comes to piecing things together. SOOOO glad to have you “playing with us”. You have been terribly missed.

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