The Quilt Builder Dies and United States postage stamps came together for three cards made with Labor Day in mind. However, they are for three very different occasions. 

What is Labor Day, anyway? “Labor Day is celebrated to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.” Thank you, Siri, for this information.

For the three similar card designs, I used a 3X3 inch square of 5 cent American flag stamps. The card bases are Night of Navy, Real Red and Crumb Cake, layered with Very Vanilla cardstock. All have colors of thread (Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread) for their Silver Foil needles that match their card bases.


This quilt patch has “Peace” for its sentiment, and will be for the Paper Player’s theme challenge, “back to school.”  From Kindergarten through my senior year in high school, every day began with the Pledge of Allegiance. The American flag is closely tied to my education, and world peace is what we all desire.


Many of us have no problem relating to this sentiment, “Do something creative every day.” A crafting friend would probably enjoy receiving this one. It really is more fun than housework!



This card is probably the best example of what Stampin’ Up! had in mind with the Christmas Quilt stamp set in the Holiday catalog. The sentiment, “Enjoy the Warmth of the Season,” is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I used the Quilt Top Textured folder for embossing.


Pictured are the dies I used. I must say, it was really fun winding the baker’s twine around the spools, and threading the needles. I almost felt like a seamstress.


I’m looking forward to making additional quilt patches using Designer Series Paper. Hmmm, what colors will I choose?