Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Twofer Squares

I made these cards for the Twofer Challenge - this month there is a 'Free Choice' so I have chosen a small Lawn Fawn stitched square die to make a birthday card and a Christmas card.

Twofer One - Happy Birthday

I attached small snippets of green, purple, turquoise and yellow star patterned paper to a piece of thin paper to give them a bit more strength for die cutting.  I then die cut four small stitched squares from each colour.  I attached the squares to a piece of white card using wet glue to give some 'wriggle room' and line up the squares.  Once the panel had dried I trimmed around the edge and attached it to the centre of the card.  I then die cut 'Happy Birthday' from white card and attached it to the upper corner of the patchwork panel.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' and  Crafts-Too 'Happy Birthday' dies
     Snippets of Lili of the Valley 'Galaxy Stars' paper and white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Patterned Paper
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - March Challenge
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 398

Twofer Two - Christmas

I die cut the small stitched square from kraft card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut the three different sizes of poinsettia leaves from dark red textured card, layered them and attached them to the kraft square. I die cut six small berries from kraft card and attached to the centre of the poinsettia.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white hammer card blank
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables', All-Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia' and Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves' dies
     Snippets of kraft card and dark red textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     CAS Christmas - Kraft, Red and White
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x


meg said...

Love the colours and layout in your first card and the beautiful poinsettia in the second

Darnell said...

What a unique choice of prompt, Kath! You have definitely made two distinctly different and absolutely fabulous designs with your tiny square! The birthday quilt is festive and fun and sure to light up any room and your CASlicious Christmas design with the tiny red textured poinsettia on the kraft square is divine, right down to the sweet berries in the center! Thank you for playing in TCC #36! I hope you are both keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

What a great use of that lovely little square Kath - lots of them on your beautiful 'quilt' design b'day card - and just one with your lovely die cut poinsettia over that gorgeous hammered card base! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Jules said...

Hi Kath

Great use of your die for the twofer challenge.

Love the mixture of colours on your first card.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Pat said...

I love your Twofers Kath and the bright coloured pattern of squares is so pretty for a birthday, and the white die cut sentiment stands out really well over the top, and love the red poinsettia placed over one of the squares die cut from kraft card and so striking against the white card to make a wonderful seasonal card. x

Christine Alexander said...

such a pretty poinsettia at the centre of your square. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Both cards are lovely.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Marcia Hill said...

Never would have thought of using a square die cut as a choice for the Twofer challenge, but have to admit that I really, REALLY like it thinking! Your birthday quilt is so sweet and I love the soft Spring colors!! And your CAS Christmas card just couldn't be any them both!! Thanks so much for sharing both these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards Kath, brilliant designs. Great designs for using snippets too. xx

Loll said...

This is so beautiful and elegant Kath! CAS perfection! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Jane said...

That checker board card is such a fabulous design. Looks awesome! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Cardogram said...

Your cards are fabulous, the checkered card is my favorite and the effort to create the card is so evident. The CAS card is equally elegant. Love the use of the dies on both the cards. The contrast in the techniques that you created is mind blowing. hank you for playing along with us Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. DT Dhruvika @the_cardogram

Sue - said...

A beautiful cas Christmas card! Love the simplicity of it. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Di said...

What a great choice for your twofer cards Kath! Love them both - your snippets patchwork is absolute perfection. Hooray for 'wet glue wiggle room'!


Di xx

Trina P. said...

These twofers are terrific. What a great idea to use the stitched square as your twofer choice. Your little poinsettia is so cute... and your card is CAS at its best. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

oldpunca said...

Great idea to use a square as a choice for the Twofer Challenge, Kath! Both of your cards are fantastic. I like the patchwork background of the birthday card. The small poinsettia on the square is a perfect CAS. Thank you for joining us at Twofer Card in March.
Hugs, Sonja

BrendaB said...

Love the simplicity of your Christmas card with the red and kraft against the white! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

Valérie said...

Hello Kath! I love your birthday card with all the inchies. It makes a patchwork. Very cool :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at AAA Birthday. Valérie DT

Nananas said...

What a great design with that pattern of squares! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

Wei said...

Great use of.patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.