Happiness is your destination

Today’s card is another quilting card, with pieces of paper collected together to make the card front.  I posted another version of a quilted card and you can see that posting here.

I actually had done both of these cards at the same time but didn’t post this one because I just didn’t like it.  That is, until I read, and applied a comment from one of my wonderful readers, Linda, who said,  “I have done a few quilted cards and they are always well received. Another step that can be added is to run the “quilt” through an embossing folder to give it a truly quilted look. Love it!

I realized that Linda had given me the answer on how to fix this card.  I’ll share the original later on in this post.


Linda’s suggestion to emboss the quilted pieces was perfect.  I dissembled my original card front, removed the sentiement and adhered the whole body on a piece of very vanilla then ran it all through the big shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  This embossing folder is retiring this year.  I think I cried a little when I read that.

I pulled out my Happy Congratulations stamp set and used the Congratulations on the front, with the may happiness be your destination as the sentiment on the inside.  You might wonder why the congratulations sentiment is on the left.  Because when I pulled of the original sentiment the paper was marred on the left and to cover it up,  I put the sentiment on the left.  Now, no one knows that but you so shhh!  I added some butterflies for flight and pearls and candy dots to finish them off.  Now I like it. A great card for a new graduate.

Below is my original version next to my newer, and I think, better version.  It just goes to show that you don’t have to hit it out of the park your first time.  If you aren’t sure about something, set it aside until something else, like a comment from a wonderful blog reader, or other inspiration strikes you.




Stamps – happy congratulations
Ink – black stazon
Paper – cherry cobbler, black, vanilla, various retired DSP
Accessories – butterfly punch, bitty butterfly punch, pearls, candy dots, square lattice embossing folder

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Love the colors, love the embossing and love the quilting! Thanks a bunch. 🙂

  2. WOW! putting it through an embossing folder after you’ve pieced it is a GREAT finishing touch! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card…

  3. Lovely card! The whole thing pulls together beautifully. Very elegant!

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