Here is a wonderful way to use up all those scraps of Designer Series Papers that you end up with…instead of throwing them away you can use them to create beautiful cards using a very simple technique that uses the Top Note Die…

I had a bunch of scraps left from my Sending Love Specialty pack – nothing big enough to use on a page or card front – just lots of strips. Sooo I got out my square punch, my scraps and my Top Note Die and got to work on this impressive to look at but super easy and fun to make card…and I have a Big Shot Special Offer where you can get this die for free and a link to a printable tutorial too…please read on for details…


I used Real Red for my card base and onto this I layered a piece of Chocolate Chip – like the pattern?  I very quickly dry embossed my cardstock by running it though my Big Shot in the textured impressions folder Petals-A-Plenty* which gives a very cool textured look to any card…

Onto the fun quilting part…these are all of my  scraps of Sending Love Specialty DSP…you really would think there is nothing you can do with them, wouldn’t you?


Well, I got out my 1 1/4″ Square Punch and punched out 12 squares from the papers – I then took a piece of scrap cardstock measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″ and adhered the scraps to it – you can use Sticky Strip, Snail or glue – just be sure that all squares are very firmly attached.

Next take your Top Note Die and lay your cardstock on it making sure that the squares are face down – this way you will get the the full impression of the stitching on the edge of the Top Note die on your patterned papers:


Run it through the Big Shot and this is what comes out:


Isn’t it cool?  I attached a piece of Real Red Satin Ribbon to it and adhered to the card base using Dimensionals.  Finally I stamped my sentiment from the set Oval All (pg 125) and attached it to a Scalloped Oval – I added a button from Button Latte finished with some Linen Thread and adhered to the card…

And there you have a very beautiful and elegant way to use up all those scraps that otherwise end up in a drawer or the trash…

During Sale-a-bration as well as all the freebies you could get the Bigz Top Note Die for FREE – find out more details by clicking HERE

Want a printable version of this tutorial?  Please click here to get your copy.

* The Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder was featured in the Holiday Mini – although that mini has retired, this embossing folder is still available for purchase along with select other items – please click HERE for order codes and to see what is still available for purchase.

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3 thoughts on “Top Note Quilt Card…

  • March 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Great idea! Just this last week as I was cleaning up my table, I was wondering if I should just throw out all my scraps and decided not to. Now I’m really glad I didn’t! Thanks for the inspirations!

  • March 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I love this! A great way to use up all the small scraps that I can’t bear to part with. I can see this idea used on all sorts of cards.

  • March 18, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful card, Sarah! I’ve never done one of these. I need to give it a try:)

    Have a great day!

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