Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Paper Quilting with a Cutting and Folding Tutorial

I love sewing paper :) This design today was actually inspired by something we have been doing in my creative embroidery class. A couple of weeks ago we were using the cutting and folding of fabric to add texture and dimension to a background. I've used the same technique for the paper heart as the focal part of the card.


You can use double-sided papers or if like me you wanted to use some papers that were not double-sided (D'oh!) then cut yourself a couple of similarly sized pieces of patterned paper.



Use glue dots to stick the two pieces back to back.



Lightly draw around your template and cut the shape out.


Using a craft knife cut on one side of the shape leaving a reasonably sized border (approximately 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm).



Fold the paper over to show the underside. You can fold it over flat or to keep the dimension don't completely fold it but fix in place at one point so that it is a rounded fold.



If anyone wants to know how to do this in fabric then just give me a shout :)

Materials:
Stamp - woodware
Ink - versafine onyx black
Paper - Hot Off The Press
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; glue dots; double-sided tape
Other - buttons; sewing machine; thread; Bazzill Kraft card
Pin It

18 comments:

  1. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it. I think I might just have a go at this later.
    Anice xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. How cool is that!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    A fabulous card!
    Blessings, Maria

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great idea! Thanks for tutorial.

    Hugs, moi

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh wow, this is a beautiful quilted card card creation. TFS the heart technique as well. Love all the sewing on it. Hugs from Desire

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for this great tutorial, what a great technique, will have to got play now! hugs Heidi xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the new layout of your blog!!! Great project!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!
    Have a super day!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the card and the sewing you have done, I have a small sewing machine that I bought years ago and its still in the box when I see something like this I feel I should have a go. The added bonus of the tutorial is lovely.

    Lorraine x

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is lovely...a bit different and such a neat little trick with the heart foldover...TFS! bx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Kim great cards and thanks for the tutorial and shall be having a go at this tomorrow, I think the material one would be great too.
    Hugs Linda

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fab tutorial Kim, thank you!!

    Joanne x

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is so cool!! What a really fun creation!! Just love your tutorial!! THANKS SO MUCH!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fabulous card. Love the quilting technique

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is fabulous Kim, thanks for sharing your brilliant idea x

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's so effective.
    Love it Kim.
    lis x

    ReplyDelete
  15. hi kim
    what a great idea..great for those scrapy bits of paper..thanks hun x
    your card is so sweet.
    hugs clarex

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love this cutting technique, Kim. I have to try it - thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for the tutorial - it's really great, not to speak about the card which is stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love this darling card!! And what a fabulous way to do that heart!! Definitely need to try that one!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog, I really appreciate every single one!

If you have any questions please email them to me kim(dot)dellow(at)gmail(dot)com or make sure you have the 'non-reply' turned off so that I can email you via your comment. Thanks!

Kimxx