DIY 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




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