Stargazer Holiday Quilt
by Jennifer Svare

Hello! Today I’ll share a really fun idea to create simple greeting cards using patterned holiday papers along with the Stargazer Layer A die.

I started out by cutting the Stargazer die a few times out of holiday papers from the Memory Box Dashing Holiday 6 x 6 paper pad. I loved using paper pads for projects like this, because the colors and patterns share the same feel and coordinate beautifully together. Makes it so easy!

Several unique cards can be made with just a few simple die cuts, because it’s all about piecing the cuts together… quilting with paper! These are holiday themed, but any theme would work with this inlaying technique.

The pieces cut from the die are simply glued into frame or outline the die creates, which is called inlaying or paper piecing. So many dies would work well with this, but I absolutely love the Stargazer’s versatility with the different looks the colors and patterns can create. I especially love the frames cut out of patterned paper, as shown below in a striped pattern.

Simply glue the frame onto a card base, and start inlaying the negative pieces and shapes from other cuts! It’s truly simple, relaxing, and fun. I matted kraft card stock against another piece of patterned paper to make a colorful frame and was done!

These would make a great set of cards to give as a gift, too… Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful day!


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