Stamp Review Crew: Christmas Quilt

Greetings, hoppers!  On this second Monday of the month, the Stamp Review Crew is back with all kinds of inspiration from one stamp set:  Christmas Quilt, the beautiful stamps that play with all sorts of coordinating products — see the Quilted Christmas suite on page 4-5 of the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Better look fast, however, because all of the new products on page 5 will only be available through January 2, or while supplies last.

You may have arrived here via Lou’s blog, With a Bow on Top.  I love her style and the projects she’s shown before using this set!  (BTW, click the banner above for a complete list of blogs for this hop, and remember that all SRC hops are accessible at any time by visiting the Stamp Review Crew blog.)

Christmas Quilt was so appealing to me when I first saw it on the incentive trip, that I used it as the featured set for Inkspiration Saturday in October.  Here’s a pretty standard Christmas card:

But wait — there’s more!  What appears to be several layers on a card front is actually what we used to call a Joy Fold card.  (Maybe that’s still the term!)  Although mine is constructed opposite of what’s shown, you can find the 2008 Joy Fold tutorial and video here.  Here’s what it looks like slightly open:

Because I like to take a detour from the expected use of a stamp set (especially one with Christmas in its title), in this card I combined the flower and its die-cut outline with a stamped stripe:

Could be a poinsettia, but change up the colors and you’ve got something for an entirely different season!

Next week I’ll post the recipes for these cards.  Now on you go over to Mickey’s blog, Paper Conversation.  I know you’ll love what she has to show you!

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10 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Christmas Quilt

  1. Dawn Tidd says:

    Joy Fold cards are one of my favorites and I love what you’ve done with Christmas Quilt! The way you used the flower and b/w stripes is stunning! Great cards!!

  2. Cindy Elam says:

    Black, white, and red is one of my favorite color combinations, and you really rocked it! Need to remember that Joy Fold for next month’s stamp club. (Using Occasions stuff, of course!)

  3. Tanya Boser says:

    Debra, these are beautiful! I never remember to try fancy folds anymore… I am going to have to put this back in the “idea file” 🙂 I adore that striped and flower card!

  4. Wow Debra. 2 fab cards. Love the Joy Fold but the black and red one is so stunning.

  5. Ann Schach says:

    Beautiful projects, Deb! I LOVE the snowflake on the first card. The colors are so striking on the second card. Thank for the inspiration!

  6. Charlet says:

    Really nice! Both are amazing. The stripes flowers card is perfect. They layout looks so nice.

  7. Heidi Baks says:

    The joy fold is a great option for the square focal point. I love the combination of the flowers and the striped background on your second card.

  8. Mickey Roberts says:

    Debra, your projects are just wonderful. I really love the flowers with the brushstroke stripes.

  9. Debra beautiful and stunning both of them. My favorite is the green card cause green is my favorite color! lol Beautiful job!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Kelly Kent says:

    Awesome inspiration Debra – love both your cards! Merry Christmas from Australia! Kelly x

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