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April 3, 2012

inspiration can be a sneaky thing.  You see something clever and the very beginning of an idea opens in your mind.  Then you work on a few other projects, all the while still thinking about that earlier idea.  Months later, having completed a long tour via the scenic route, your hands finally give it shape.

My paper projects feature almost entirely disposable paper.  This note card is made from a tissue box, the back of a used envelope and cuttings from the decorative fronts of used greeting cards.

Inspired by the lovely geometry of the Greek key pattern, I crazy quilted the colorful pieces together onto the tagboard.


My stitches aren’t perfect, but my world is mostly imperfect, so it’s just fine with me.  Perhaps before long I’ll tackle the larger paper quilt that’s been marinating in my brain for a long while.

Why haven’t I done anything with the Greek key pattern before?  It’s classic!

Thank you for stopping by 🙂



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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2012 9:58 pm

    Well Diane, you’ve done it again…..this note card is soooooooooo cool!

    And it amazes me how you take recycled things from this and that, and then place them all together to create something.

    LOVE the various colors and textures! And the stitches are the perfect touch!

    “My stitches aren’t perfect, but my world is mostly imperfect, so it’s just fine with me.”

    What a great analogy of something we ALL can say about our own lives.

    Our lives are imperfectly perfect!

    Hope you’re having a super week!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  2. April 4, 2012 9:10 am

    Ohhhhhhh…..very cool! And I scrolled down to sneak a peek at the cool things you created in my absence! I’m gonna haffta steal the greeting card idea made with the hearts. They’re just tooooooo cute.
    In the meantime, sister taught me to make paper roses and pinwheels with buttons–so I’m on a roll. LOL She’s a crafty thing and tried to hook me up with fancy paper….oh nooooooooo…..gimme an old magazine! 🙂

    She’s now decided that’s just too cool and is going to do that herself, when she’s ‘allowed’ to use that other arm, dontcha know!

    Ohhh….and now I have yet another idea for recycling paper stuff!
    Like I needed ONE MORE idea! LOLOL

  3. April 25, 2012 11:52 am

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! you are so creative and inspiring 🙂


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