The Christmas Quilt Bundle is the first one in the catalog (p. 4-5), and was at the top of my Holiday pre-order list. I’ve used the star shape on a number of cards, and it’s so much fun changing the color and pattern. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you’ll see more examples. Then, click on them to go to the close-up details.

 

 

The inspiration for this design was from the CAS(E) this sketch #244 challenge. 

 

I’m a member of a group called the Pals, and the leader (Mary Fish) comes up with a weekly challenge. This week we were shown a photograph. I tried to picture it here, unsuccessfully. You’ll have to take my word for it; it was very inspiring.  I would use Real Red, Whisper White, and a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

I first die cut the angled square and glued it to the Real Red cardstock. Before gluing this to the card base, I die cut the second square with the star. Then, I flipped the diamond shaped star pieces, and glued in place. 

For the white edges, I die cut the star shape once again, and embossed it with the Wood Grain embossing folder. I glued these in place, and you can see, I have the star pieces that I can use on another project.

 

 

The sentiment “peace” comes in the Christmas Quilt Bundle, but rather than stamping it, I die cut the word with a Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die. I liked how it was angled in the sketch, so I went with it.

 

Thank you CAS(E) this sketch designers and Mary “the bandit” for the inspiration!