Saturday’s inspiration piece was a Shamrock Quilt.


I didn’t go quite that bold with my green, but only because I already had a scalloped Artichoke card base cut in my scrap pile.

I had made the card base with my largest Nestabilities square die.

Sharon Harnist showed a bunch of us some of the cool things you can do with these wonderful cutting templates (including cutting scallop circle and square cards) after the regional in Portland back in October. I knew right away that I needed them.


The card base measures 3 1/2″ x 3 5/8″.

For the center I cut a 2 3/4″ square out of Shimmery White cardstock. I added diagonal score lines with my Scor-Pal to form my grid and layered it on a 3″ square of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I liked the idea, but thought a lot of people would do this for this challenge. So I went ahead and paper pierced along all the score lines.

I tied Moss Taffeta ribbon around it and added a sentiment scallop that I had made for another project over it.

For the sentiment, the small flower stamp from Carte Postale was inked with Always Artichoke and stamped in second generation on Shimmery cardstock. I punched it out with my  1 1/4″ circle punch and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set by inking up one word at a time with my Chocolate Chip marker. This circle was layered first on a 1 3/8″ Artichoke circle, then on a Chocolate Chip Scallop circle.

 This was super fast since most everything was done beforehand. I think it took me 15 minutes! I love fast cards. Usually I am super slow.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

27 Responses to “Quilted Friend”

  1. This is beautiful 🙂 I love the way you used the nestabilies! 🙂
    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. Very pretty card, I love how you did the criss-cross, it’s pure genius! I love how different your interpretation is. TFS.

  3. I’m chuckling because the first thing I saw on your blog was the inspiration piece and I thought that was your card. I was thinking. hmmm…not too pretty, but then I saw your scalloped card and was jumping with awe! (Can you do that??). Anyway, gorgeous, elegant and the paper piercing is divine!

  4. Oh Beate, I love this!

  5. Fabulous Beate! I looked at the card and thought it must have taken forever…haha…you say 15 minutes….haha! I love that you paper pierced the score lines…nice!

  6. OH I LOVE this! I will have to use my Nestabilities this way! Awesome!

  7. Very cute card! Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Nice job with the inspiration!! That green is VERY bright, whoa! I really like yours better! I’ve been debating on those Nestabilities things, great, one more thing I must have!

  9. I love the base of this card, it’s great. And I really must find myself a score pal!!!! I’ve seen so many wonderful things done with it. Joan

  10. I love your beautiful scalloped card!! It’s so elegant, and I love all of your piercing too!!

  11. OMG…! Die habe ich schon bei SCS bewundert…! Die gefällt mir sooo gut, da habe ich sie versucht zu kopieren…! Absolut perfekt!!! I love it…TFS…Liebe Grüße…

  12. Gorgeous! I wouldn’t have thought to score that background! Love it!

  13. This is great! What a clever way to use the Nestabilities. TFS!

  14. A very pretty and elegant card!

  15. very pretty, like the idea of piercing over the score lines!

  16. So gorgeous! Love that piercing….so amazing! Perfect card for the challenge!!

  17. This is beautiful, Beate !!! Love the colors and form of this card….gorgeous 🙂

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you did this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  19. I love the paper piercing! Such a cute idea!

  20. The scallop edge is so beautiful – and I really love the piercing!

  21. Very nice! I really like the scalloped edges and the piercing!
    Also the colorcombination is brilliant.

  22. love your piercing on the scored lines! great idea!

  23. LOVE this card, it is beautiful and very elegant :)!


  24. Gorgeous card Beate! Hugs, Deb

  25. wonderfull! how did you make the fold over card with Nestabilities? just fold down inside the top cutting line? does it go through two layers or do you flip it over and re-cut the back layer? I checked Sharon’ blog but search function wasn’t working. I’m dying to know! I used to quilt (before papercrafting overwhelmed my life!) and I love this card.

  26. Just way too sweet! You’re brilliant! :O)

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