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CTMH February SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | January 31, 2013

CTMH’s February Stamp of the Month: Home Sweet Home, is a lovely stamp set with a variety of sentiments.  Here you really get a sense of how large the sentiments are.

As soon as I saw the stamp set, I knew I wanted to do something Home Decor with it.  I fiddled with a few ideas, then was inspired by a card Pam Jarrett shared and then it hit me – a wall quilt!  The finished size is 12″ x 12″.  it’s now hanging in my foyer.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and be inspired by all the projects everyone has come up with.  Follow the hop to get LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this wonderful stamp set. If you arrived here from Kathleen’s blog you’re on the right path.

Materials for Yellow & Blue Card:

Tutorial follows…

For those that want to skip the tutorial “hop” on over to see what {Jen} has created. 

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I chose the Bear’s Paw quilt pattern as the basis for my design.  I figured the center panel would be perfect for one of the sentiments from the Home Sweet Home stamp set.  This quilt block is 12″ x 12″ finished.  I drew the pattern out on graph paper so I could figure out how best to cut each piece.

Since CTMH’s patterned papers are double sided…this Wall Quilt uses just one sheet of patterned paper!

  • Cut a 4″ x 12″ piece – cut down to three 4″ x 4″ squares.  Two squares will be cut into the large triangles.
  • Cut four 2″ x 12″ pieces – two strips will be used to make the medium triangles…more on that in a little bit…and the remainder cut into 2″ x 2″ squares.  Note: Set aside four 2″ x 2″ squares for the corners.  The remaining 2″ x 2″ squares are cut into the little triangles.

To cut the squares into triangles, position the square so two opposite corners are aligned on the cutting track of your trimmer.  Tip: Start cutting ON the paper so you don’t smoosh the points.  Tip: You can put a small dab of adhesive on the back of the square to help hold it in place….or straddle the trimmer rail with your fingers to hold down the paper while you cut.

If the square you’re cutting has a bird on it, then you want to take care so you can figure out where that piece is going & what orientation to cut it.  The beauty of this project…if it’s wrong – flip the piece, or move it to a different area.  The same holds true when cutting the green patterned pieces…the reverse of the print that’s shown.

Using the Versamat, Ruler and craft knife, makes it easy to cut the medium triangles.

Let’s look at how that’s done…line up one edge of a 2″ x 12″ strip with one of the diagonal lines on the Versamat.  Position the corner of the paper ON the 6″ line.  Hold ruler on the 6″ line and cut.  This will give you one small triangle.  Do not move the strip…not yet…

For the next cut, rotate the ruler and position on the 6″ line, then cut.  This makes one medium triangle.  Tip: For the next cut, flip the paper over, align the CUT edge at the vertical 6″ line and make sure the long edge is on the diagonal.  Tip: As you’re cutting the pieces, place them on a sheet of White Daisy cardstock, in the position they need to go…this will help you keep track of what you’re cutting.

Using the Foam Tool and Sweet Leaf ink, distress the edges of all pieces.  Tip: If you swipe the Foam Tool across the surface, it picks up more ink than pouncing.  Tip: Do you distress a lot?  If so…consider getting the reinker so you can freshen up your ink pad making them “juicy” again.

Using the Ruler as a guide, make sure the verticals fall at the 2′s – 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″.  Once the first row is in place, I put the large triangles on next.

Cut the following:

  • 2.75″ x 2.75″ White Daisy cardstock
  • 3″ x 3″ Sweet Leaf cardstock
  • ~3.5″ x 3.5″ Twilight cardstock – mine is a slight bit smaller.

Using the Foam Tool and Sweet Leaf ink, distress the edges of all pieces.

Using Ruby ink stamp the sentiment on the White Daisy cardstock square.  Attach centered on the Sweet Leaf Square.

Attach the Scalloped Cotton Candy square to the center of the Twilight square – trim if desired.  Using 3D Foam Tape, attach to the center of the quilt.  Using 3D Foam Tape, attach the sentiment panel in the middle.

Cut the following using CTMH’s Art Philosophy cartridge:

  • From Cotton Candy cardstock – cut 3 flowers, page 69 using Font Shift, 1 each at 2.75″, 2.25″ and 1.75″
  • From Twilight cardstock – cut 3 flowers, page 68 Font, 2 at 2.5″ and 1 at 2.75″
  • From Sweet Leaf cardstock – cut 3 flowers, page 69 Font, 2 at 2.25″ and 1 at 2.5″
  • From Cotton Candy cardstock – cut 1 Square 2, page 33 at 3.25″
Using the Quilling Tool makes it soooo easy to roll up the flowers!  The Quilling Tool has long slots on either end, just slide it over the end and roll.  Tip: I like to use the handle of my scissors to bend the cardstock before rolling – think curling ribbon…but gentler!  Tip: Add a mini glue dot as you’re rolling to help hold the flower shape, and Liquid Glass squirted in between petals will make them hold firmly.

Embellish the corners of the sentiment using Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon tied in knots.  Tip: Tie the knot, then cut the ribbon – makes it easier to tie SMALL knots & SAVES ribbon!

Add the self-adhesive fabric covered buttons from the Chantilly Assortment and flowers as desired and voila!

Here’s a close up…

And another….

And one more…

Now “hop” on over to see what {Jen} has created.

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Topics: Art Philosophy, blog hop, Chantilly 2013SS, Home Decor, Home Sweet Home S1302, Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “CTMH February SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Wendy Coffman Says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Those embellie clusters in the corners are so cute! Thanks for hopping and have fun on the cruise!

  2. Tamra Pope Says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Very creative project…luv all the details!

  3. Kathleen Androlewicz Says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 12:43 am

    WOW Helen, this is amazingly AWESOME!!

  4. Rosemary Says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Helen, This is stunning!

  5. Pam Jarrett Says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Your wall quilt is WONDERFUL!!! One thing I like about sharing designs is how one person can take an idea, expand it, and make it even better. Great work!

  6. Haley D. Says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Your paper quilt is absolutely beautiful!

  7. Lori Miller Says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, my goodness – this is LOVELY, Helen!

  8. Joy McHargue Says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    LOVe the flowers!

  9. Misty Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 1:28 am

    This idea is beautiful and you executing it wonderfully!

  10. Nancy Says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Oh so beautiful and inspiring. I hope you don’t if I scraplift? It’ll be just for my home – but it is so my colors!

  11. Helen Says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    HI Nancy,

    I’m so happy you found this project inspiring & want to copy it – please do! It’s one of the reasons I offer directions, so you can copy it easily. Enjoy!