Monday, February 7, 2011

Snail Mail

Have you ever really looked at at snail??  I mean really looked at one??? Take it from me they are not that attractive.  In fact they are really rather ugly.  Well leave it to Cricut to turn something so unsightly into something simply adorable. 

This image came from the last of my new cartridges, Nate's ABC's.  It is the "brother" to Kate's ABC's and is filled with just as many adorable images.  I wanted to carry through with my paper quilting idea but found that the pattern I wanted to use didn't fit well on a square card.  When I found this package of 3 7/8" x 9 1/4" cards by Hero Arts I knew they would be the perfect size. 
In looking through my supply of patterned papers, I came across this sweet paper from Anna Griffin.  Oh how I wish I would have purchased more of this adorable paper.  I purchased it so long ago I am sure it is no longer available.  The tiny little snails matched the Cricut image so perfectly.  I created the pieced squares and then added stitching as if they were really part of a quilt. 

The end borders were created using a Martha Stewart border punch.  I added a few tiny pearls to the butterfly and two pretty little blue crystals to the snail's antennae.
The "little sweet pea" stamp is from the Paper Trey Ink --Baby Button Bits set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.  I appreciate each and everyone of you and the fact that you spent a part of  your day with me.  I have one more paper quilt that I have almost finished.  A few more little details to add and then I will be posting pictures.  I think this one is my favorite so far.  I hope you will visit again so I will be able to share it with you.   xoxoxo


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I LOVE the whole idea of paper quilts. Two of my favorite mediums. How cute!!!

Heidi said...

Darling! (I'm not much for snails, either, but YOU made it look cute!). Hugs, Heidi

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