Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Vintage Patchwork Notelets

Last night was craft night, and after our tea and home baked gingery plum cake with Chantilly cream (recipe here on my baking blog), we made paper pieced patchwork cards.  I decided to make a set of notelets, and a box to match, using these pretty Teresa Collins magazine freebie papers.
 The box was made with my Boxer Board on the Ultimate Pro and decorated with the same papers as the notelets and a lacy mat made with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set.  I added a button and ribbon loop to the centre of the lid to decorate, and the help remove the lid.
The patchwork on the notelets was simply paper pieced, then run through an Embossabilities embossing folder, and gently inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink to pick out the embossed pattern.  I've made lots of patchwork cards before, but never thought to emboss them until now, I got the idea from Pinterest.  They look much nicer in real life, the camera just doesn't pick it up all that well.

I'm entering this set in the following challenges -
Bearly Mine - #102 - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - #5 - Vintage
Natalie and Amy's - #12 - Embossing
Simply Create Too - #45 - Vintage or Old


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  2. Oh ginger cake . . . ! Yum yum . . you'll have me spoiling my diet . . oh but that sounds sooo good . .

    I'm loving your paper patchwork designs, it wil make a fabulous gift, thanks for sharing your idea. A great way to use up itty bitty scraps too . . .

    Looks like your inspiring me loads today

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

    Have a great day!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  3. Gefällt mir ausserordentlich gut
    lg gertrude

  4. Lovely work Wendy and a great gift idea. The papers and designs are beautiful, Kate x

  5. Beautiful mosaic cards. A lovely idea of notelets in a box. Your cake looks delicious. Elaine

  6. Beautiful papers and image Ginny x

  7. Blooming awesome, Wendy, love this project hun, and mm a bit of cake, yummy xxx

  8. Absolutely beautiful,i love this idea.Thank you for entering the Musketeers challenge -Denise DT

  9. stunning set wendy.i love the patchwork designs :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Absolutely stunning, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran DT xx (cake looks good too )

  11. Hi,i want to know the ribbon in the first card is this kind of ribbon:http://www.yamaribbon.com/organza-ribbon-blue.html


  12. Lovely cards & box you made!!!
    Thank you for join us at BearlyMineChallenge this week :-)) Hugs, Andreja

  13. Wow! You have blown me away with your project! Amazing work, Papersniffer. :)

    Thank you for sharing at Crafting Musketeers!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Kathy Jo


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