Thursday, March 18, 2010

OWH Spring Blog Hop March 20th, 2010

Well hello to everyone! This is my first Operation Write Home Blog hop so I hope you will bear with me. I am going to do my first tutorial on the Stampin UP! Top Note quilt card. I am not affiliated in any way with SU but I love a lot of the products. I have been with OWH for over six months and have made at least 300 cards for the soldiers. I have no family in the military but I was inspired from all the stories I've heard about the soldiers having little time to write home. Since I'm retired and a caretaker for my 91 year old Mother I have time to make lots of cards and I so enjoy making cards each and every day.

So today I'm going to do a tutorial on the SU Top Note Quilt card. This can easily adapted to all of the Spellbinder dies also.

I start out by picking out paper that coordinates with my card stock. I find it easier to cut strips of DSP then cut them to 1" squares. I have a punch but its uses more paper and I think cutting strips is faster.

You need 20 squares for the completed Top Note make sure you piece it out before you glue it all down.

I know that it takes four squares up and five across so I try to line up the 1" squares with the notches so all the squares will be even on the cut.

I then put the quilt on the Top Note die and run it through the Big Shot.

As you can see the quilts come out pretty even if you match it up with the die cut outline.
Last step is to finish your card I used a Martha Stewart boarder punch, a computer generated greeting and SU ribbon.
Inside the card I used some of the Marcella K DSP and the large scallop Marvy punch with a Gina K design "Quilt Sampler" You can scroll down in my blog and see all the quilt cards I've made. Each time you make one its so different with colors and patterns you will find yourself returning to this pattern time and time again for the versatility of the card. If you need to contact me please email me at: AZGramTN@bellsouth.net

If you enjoyed the tutorial or my blog please leave a comment and at the end of the blog I will draw a name for some Blog Candy.
If you didn't start the Blog Hop at http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/
you should go there now. Otherwise move onto your next stop in the OWH Blog Hop at Jann's, She's Gone Stampin, and the url to link to is http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
Have a blessed day.
Jeanine

108 comments:

Vieve said...

Love the quilt look...thanks for the tutorial! I will be checking back to your blog in the future.

Operation Write Home said...

Beautiful card---I love the colors you picked for your quilt papers. The tutorial is well done, thank you!

And thanks for joining in the hop!

Wendy said...

Great card and great tutorial. Congrats on your first blog hop!

Kate said...

Pretty! I've made quilt cards, but not with the top note.

Happy Blog hop!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabulous cards! Love the use of the top notes and that quilt is very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Betty said...

Great job with the first card and WOW on the quilt! You make it look so easy...

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful quilt card!! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Robin said...

The bright colors are great - really makes me think of spring. The tutorial you included was very informative and easy to follow. I hope you get alot of comments, Jeanine!

Wendy said...

Beautiful spring colors. I enjoy using the top note also. I know some wonderful guys will enjoy sending these home to their girls!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your cards are great. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to have to get that die.

Karen McAlpine said...

Very nice tutorial. Great way to use up all my scraps. Happy hopping

Deedee Anderson said...

Jeanine, these are both beautiful cards. I especially love the one done up in greens. Thank you for all you do for our soldiers!!

I've been loving your quilt cards for so long now. Each one turns out so different but is equally gorgeous. I've been sad because I don't have that die and can't do that technique, but Sandy recently pointed out that one of my Nestabilities dies is very similar, so I think I'm going to finally give it a go. Thank you for the terrific tutorial -- I'll let you know how it turns out. BIG HUGS! -- Deedee

Christine said...

very cute - love the bright happy colors
look easy enough that even I can do it - yippee!

Meg Bean said...

Thanks for taking the time to put together the card tutorial. I really like how you cute out the sentiment on your first card. It really makes it stand out!

Anonymous said...

Jeanine-love your tutorial, very good explanations. You are right, quilting does always turn out so different. I love the card for the bloghop too. Debi Nicol yahoo

Anonymous said...

I've been eying up your quilt cards for a while now. Thanks for the tutorial. Now I have to get one of those Big Shots with dies. LOL!
robinski at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for your quilt card tutorial!! Congrats on your 1st bloghop!

Seongsook Duncan said...

It's great to learn how to make a quilted card. Your card is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial.

Shell said...

I love the brackets fun way to showcase them. This is my first bloghop too! Glad I'm not alone! TFS

Karen Howard said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and your card is beautiful! Love the patterned papers use went with!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a wonderful card Jeannie and your tutorial was nice and easy to follow. Gotta try it now!

Linda L said...

Wow What a work of art! I love all the colors you used. Beautiful!

hiscreation2 said...

What a beautiful card! Being a quilter myself, I loved this tutorial. What a great idea.
hiscreation2@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I love your quilt card and the tutorial is so clear that it is easy to follow. Thank you.

Robin said...

love that green card at the top
and the quilt tutorial

levelsoflight said...

Jeanine,

I am really impressed with your quilt card. Plus, thank you for providing the tutorial! I am going to try it and see how it works out for me!

Donna Inks said...

Cute card! Love the Top Note. Thank you for the tutorial! Welcome to hopping!

Tami B. said...

Your quilt design is fantastic!

Merry's Musings said...

Wowwowwow. That is one amazing card, I love the look. There is not a mom around who will not go gaga over that card. Just a raving beauty.

shelly said...

sweet cards!

Jeanne said...

Awesome card. I love learning new techniques. Thanks!

jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

Monica said...

Great tutorial! I have the top note die so I will be trying this... I love quilts and this is just beautiful. Thanks for your involvement with OWH.

lavendarrose29 said...

This is a very cute card. I love the tutorial on how to quilt the top note. Now if only I owned it it oh well. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful tutorial! I love the quilted look! Your first card is beautiful too!

Cut n Paste said...

Love your spring card with the top note die and also your tutorial on quilting with the die!!! I LOVE that die!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful card and what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! And as a military wife I just wanted to say thank you for donating your time and talents to helping OWH.

BonnieRose said...

beautiful quilted card.. it's spectacular!

Mrs. E said...

Beautiful card; I love the colors. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Trinity Paper Arts said...

What a beautiful card - you have a wonderful sense of color as I would be so intimidated to select all the colors and patterns. Thank you for the tutorial. I want to try it, if for nothing else, my own personal amusement! Blessings, Louise

SuzAnn said...

beautiful papers and thanks for the tip on cutting them. Thanks for supporting OWH

Cathy... said...

What a pretty card and great tutorial! Congrats on your first bloghop!

Marianne said...

Jeanine,

Great quilted card. I haven't tried one of these yet. I can see where they would be addictive.

AprilsL8 said...

I like the quilt look!

AprilsL8@windstream.net

Dixie Cochran said...

Jeanine, you did a terrific job on the tutorial! Thanks for sharing a fun idea!

laurlynn said...

Great job with the blog hop and the tutorial. You've inspired me to try doing a quilt card. Love the papers you chosen for your card also.

rstuck2003 said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. The card is cute...love the papers.

mtscrapgal said...

Great job on the tutorial. I love using the quilt technique myself. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Martha said...

I love your quilt tutorial! Something about quilts say love and comfort. Your little bow on the inside of the card looks very good. Next blog hop a tutorial on them?

GrannyCharlotte said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the use of wide ribbon and flower. The tutorial is great and I am going to try the technique. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

TN Granny - Thank you for the tutorial for your quilt card. It was very informative and I can't wait to try it.Congrats on a successful blog hop. (I am a CA Granny.)

Shelly said...

I love the spring card at the beginning of your post. It's so fresh and pretty. It just "says" spring.

Your tutorial is great. Thank you. The quilted top notes are beautiful. I can think of so many occasions they could be used for. The card you made is lovely. I like the scalloped border with the quilt.

Keep up the awesome work with OWH. Over 300 cards in 6 months is fabulous!!!!

Nancy L. said...

wow, its amazing you have made so many cards! thanks for the tutorial!
fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

JenMarie said...

What wonderful cards and great job on the tutorial!!

Renee said...

Great card! Your tutorial is very easy to follow.

Melissa Rossi said...

Thanks for the tutorial- i love the look of the quilted card

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your quilt cards are lovely and thank you for showing us how you make them! I love how you added the sentiment on the green card, and that little bow is to die for!!

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the quilt pattern!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Windy Robinson said...

Darling card!!!

Julie said...

I am so going to CASE that card! Thanks for sharing it!

buglvr2010 said...

Love that quilt card...I've never seen that before.

lakeslady said...

Lovely card especially for anyone that likes quilting. We do alot of that here in the UK
God bless and kind regards Joan

Divinity said...

love the "quilted" card idea!!! :) thanks for the turorial. :) god bless..

Rufus said...

What a great idea! Will have to give that a try. I don't have the Top Note Die, but do have some Spellbinders that would work well. I can even see "quilting" it! What fun! Isn't OWH great? Love the thought of some hero picking one of my card to write to their loved ones! R/

Marci said...

I love the lime green! It is one of my favorite colors and it is so fun.

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the technique is really interesting. I can't wait to try this!

Shirley said...

I love this card and the colors you used. The effect is wonderful and it reminded me of my Mom. Thanks for paritcipating in the Hop.

andyjay said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for the tutorial, too. :)

Cyn said...

I love this card! It reminds me of a quilt which is another one of my hobbies!

PaulaM said...

WOW Jeanine - I LOVE this card and the tutorial is fantastic! I don't believe I have ever seen something quite so clever. Your card is beautiful.
Looking at your bucket list - if you ever make it to Disney - just come a little further south to San Diego and we can stamp out a few cards together.

Kathy H said...

wonderful!

Kas said...

Love the quilt tutorial. I will be using that!!!

grandmalee said...

OMG! What a beautiful card & an awesome tutorial! Your blog & projects are fabulous! Thanks for also being involved w/th hop & OWH!

Carmen O. said...

What a great tut! I just love patchwork looking stuff. Your bright springy colors will definitely brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Westerman said...

Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful card....I have done this before but forgot all about it.....thank you for being such a wonderful caregiver and carehelper....
gw0109@gmail.com

Janice said...

That quilt front is amazing! Great job with the tutorial. Thanks

~Jeri~ said...

What a great technique!! Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to make the quilt look!! Beautiful!!!

As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

Whispers and Wishes said...

glad to see someone else loves paper quilt blocks... I make a lot of baby wall art using paper quilts... I'm looking forward to getting back to oyur blog when I";ve more time to read through. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.!

Jennifer Moore said...

Snazzy quilt technique. And I love the idea from the previous commenter about baby wall art using paper quilts.

karahoward said...

So dang cute!! This is a quilt that I could actually finish!! I'm so excited to try it. I also like that you said that you just cut the strips. I know you can do that, but I get caught up sometimes thinking I need the latest tool to make my cards. Thanks!!

Tassie said...

I loved the quilt look. What a great idea for a Mother's Day Card.
Thanks for the tutorial - very helpful.

Ola said...

I love the quilt look of this card... thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!

I'm very excited to get started with OWH... I can't wait to start making cards & I'm very grateful to this blog hop for helping me find a wonderful project to be a part of!!

Thanks for Sharing!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Bev E said...

Wow, you make it look so easy. Will try this very soon. Thank you.
bepstein at sc.rr.com

Collette said...

As a quilter, once my SU demo showed me this technique, I absolutely fell in love - Your card is absolutely lovely! & Your Tutorial is fabulous - keep it up!

dustypenny said...

Great tips on your beautiful quilted cards! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Love the quilted look! Thanks for the tutorial.

halewis1213 at yahoo dot com

Lauretta See said...

Beautiful cards.. love the quilt look and TUT! thanks for sharing..


Hugs x

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the Top Note die and think the 'quilts' are so pretty.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial!!! I love the beautiful papers you used for the card in our tut, and the quilting effect is fabulous!!! How very creative!! I love it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Caro said...

I just joined an SU club and I love the card tutorial you did.. I'm going to come back and read more carefully and try it!

Thank you for kind words re my blog and the dog hospital post!

JPScraps said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have so many little squares & now I have a use for them. Just need to get a spellbinders die.

Lyneen said...

Love you cards and the tutorial. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH. I appreciate you stopping by my blog during the hop and leaving your kind words. Good luck in my OWH giveaway!

Jillian said...

Hi Jeanine - lovely cards!! Thank you so much for posting the quilt technique tutorial - I love it!! I will definitely be giving this a try - I love how you ran it through your Big Shot for a different shape - great added touch! I can't believe you've already made over 300 cards for OWH!! Good for you!! This is my first time visiting your blog and I will definitely be back! :)

Cheers, from Vancouver, BC!

jengd said...

What a fantastic technique and tutorial for it! Thanks for sharing it!!

TAS said...

Thank you for the tutorial on the quilt card. Can't wait to try this. Thank you for giving your time and talent in this mission for our heroes.

CJ said...

Fantastic tutorial, thanks so much for sharing it with us and for making cards for our troops.

CJ

gorotajo said...

What a beautiful "quilt"! It is a great idea and gorgeous colors you used.

Missy Mo Crafts said...

the tutorial is fantastic cant wait to have a go - thanks.

Maria Levine said...

great tutorial! Love that quilt, fabulous!

debb said...

Beautiful cards and tutorial - Thank you!

Susan said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, I have bookmarked this page so i can come back for this wonderful tutorial (I only found out aboutt the blog hop today, so treying to save time) I want to join you all, what a wonderful idea OWH is is.
I have only even had a blog for ABOUT 2 months now.

I am now a follower of yours.
:)
Susan

Loni said...

What a great Top Note card and tutorial. Thx for sharing your talent and your support of OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

Cr8ive ME said...

Super cute card. Thank you for the Tutorial.

{hugs}
M.E.

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

Cute card. Thanks for the tutorial!! and the chance to win!

Pamela B.

Nancy Keller said...

Oh this looks like a ton of fun! I think that I will have to give it a go. :) Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial! :)

Trevorstuffmammas said...

This is a great way to use scrap too...I love these!! Thank you!!!

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

I especially like how you did the bottom edge with the punch. It adds a nice touch!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Alex said...

Great tutorial. I would have done it the hard way and cut up a bunch of top notes and hoped they matched up! LOL!

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