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Quilt Block Card

Hello again! It’s Mandie from MandiesScrappin and I’ve got a quick card to show today that will make a big impact. I was recently in a blog hop where the challenge was to take a photo, magazine picture or postcard and create a card with it. Well, I had recently cleaned out a LOT of my clutter (AKA Magazines) and I wasn’t about to cut up my Scrapbooking Magazines so I started looking around the house for something I didn’t mind cutting up. Well, I stumbled upon an old AAA Guide Book to Southern California and Las Vegas. Besides making me want to take a nice vacation, there were lots of beautiful photos. The only problem was, some of them were a little small, and I couldn’t decide how to choose just one… so I picked a BUNCH! Then I got the idea to create a “Quilt Block” of my photos. And I loved the first one I made so much, that I created a whole bunch!

This card features one of the fun Quilt Blocks I pieced together. I started with the clown fish as my center image and then added the floral and rock pieces. Then I coated the whole thing with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. When it was dry I used some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and rubbed it into the cracks a bit. Then I grabbed by little label maker and typed out “DISCOVER” because the photos made me think about the little fun things we discover in nature.

Then I grabbed a blank card base and covered it with more Distress Ink. I dripped water over the ink for the spotted effect. Then I used this gorgeous Velvet Corduroy ribbon (357-34-16) as an accent. I added a couple of brads and used foam adhesive to pop up my “Quilt Block”. I love how this card came out and I hope you do too!

Blog post by: Mandie Wade


  1. Sue D

    Very cool way to make a quilt card.

  2. Kristie Maynard

    Turned out beautiful!  I'll have to try this.  Would work great with some scrap papers too.  TFS!

  3. Sharon Gullikson

    That's cool. It reminds me of a Log Cabin quilt square.

  4. Laura Cox

    Very cool Mandie!

  5. Leah

    Love the corduroy velvet ribbon, great choice for your project

  6. Kimberlly Jones

    Great card Mandie! I love the crackly, watercolor look of the quilt block! Very cool!

  7. Rebecca W

    Awesome card i like the quilted look!


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