Isn't this card very reminiscent of a patchwork quilt?
Does it take you back in time to Grandma's house, or to a cold winter nights when a hand crafted quilt kept you snug and warm?
There is something about a hand made quilt, other than the warmth ~ when you see a quilt covering a bed in a cozy cabin, on display in at a quaint bed & breakfast, or even on yard sale table... you know there is a story to tell.
The patches and scraps that were sewed together to form the quilt, the happenings in life that were taking place while stitching the quilt, the sorrows, the heartache. Many a quilt were likely sewn with old arthritic hands and possibly even by coal oil lantern by the warmth of wood burning in a fireplace.
And that's just it... we don't know the story behind the quilt, however you know it has a story to tell.
When a hand crafted item is gifted ~ someone's time, energy & thoughts have also been given along with the crafted item.
The same holds true for a hand made greeting card.
To send a quilted hand made card honors a timeless art and reminds the receiver that you have put your heart, soul and many thoughts into the creation of the card.
Unlike a hand made quilt ~ this card works up quite quickly and without needle and thread. I have used scraps of the Countryside Inn designer paper.
(this layout is also perfect for using up those small scraps)
Give it a try and send it off to someone who has been in your thoughts!
The recipient will love the time and effort that was put into the card.
The tutorial for this card went out in today's Paper Adventure Newsletter.
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