B's Week - Blankets for inspiration?

           Hey there friends, Emily here! I'm excited to share with you my first project with GCD Studios. This week at the blog were exploring the letter "B" so today I am going to show you how to incorporate blankets into your paper-crafting. By looking at the smooth edges, fun patterns that you find on quilts and the soft texture of blankets, you can easily find fun ways to incorporate blankets into your paper-crafting.      For my first card I was inspired by these two photos. Triangles are a fun trend right now, and I liked how they changed direction row by row in the first blanket. I was inspired by the second blanket's use of different patterned fabrics, but arranged them according to colors.
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    So, I took the triangles from the first blanket, and the grouping of patterns according to color from the second blanket and combined them into this adorable card. The Splendid collection worked perfectly in terms of color and pattern size, considering the teeny little triangle size
I rounded the corners of the Labels and Tags paper and then used pinking sheers to trim the bottom edge, mimicking the look of fabric swatches, with the soft corners of a blanket. I even added a pleated ribbon to add a bedskirt-type look.
I popped up a few of the triangles with foam tape. A little stitching at the top reminds me of the stitching on a blanket or quilt.
For my next card I was inspired by the pinwheel shape found in this quilt
Making the pinwheel shape found in the quilted blanket is so easy!
1. Punch or trim triangles.
2. Adhere to card as shown in picture, affixing some triangles with foam tape
The embossed dots border reminds me of the dotted texture that you find on baby blankets.
I loved the blues, greens and browns found in the Bonjour collection. The colors are soft and muted, also mimicking the feel of blankets.
Well, that's it for The B Week! I hope you enjoyed all the ideas we showed you!

"Thanks for All You Do" Card:
Paper: (Floral Frame-1677, Heirloom-1678, Labels & Tags-1679, Letter Tiles-1680, Posies-1683, Sunswept-1684, Tiny Blossoms-1685,  Woven Chevron-1685, Zig Zag-1685) Splendor collection.
Cardstock: (White) PTI.
Fibers: (Pleated ribbon)May Arts. (Red grossgrain).
Accents: (Blue, yellow, and green pearls) Queen & Co.
Clear Stamps: (Sentiment) PTI.
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko.
Tools: (Pinking Sheers). (Square tool) Epiphany Crafts.
"Pinwheel" Card:
Paper: (Cafe Mosaic-1537, Les Fleurs-1538, Ooh La La-1540, Petit Fleur-1542) Bonjour collection.
Cardstock: (White) PTI.
Fibers: (White and Green string)May Arts. 
Accents: (Green, turquois and cream pearls) Queen & Co.
Tools: (Dots border embossing folder)Provo Crafts. (Square tool) Epiphany Crafts, (Corner rounder) Fiskars.


  1. These are GORGEOUS!!! Loving how you did the pinwheels on the second one!!!

  2. I love how you played with triangles! The pinwheels are fantastic!

  3. Oh my Emily! You did fantastic on triangles! Love all your projects!

  4. Fantastic idea! I love this. Gorgeous cards!