Sunday, July 13, 2008

Scrapbook Quilting -- the double diamond star--click here for cut file

One of my favorite sites for scrapbooking know-how is www.scrapbooking.about.com. Rebecca Ludens is very good with teaching new techniques & helping you take a fresh look at the old ones. When she posted the instructions for the double diamond star a while back, I knew it was something I'd use again and again. The wonderful thing about the Cricut is that you can cut out the diamonds to spec & not have to trace or stencil them.

The only variation on her instructions is the flower with leaves I put in the middle. The flower is just made up of several hearts with inked edges. The leaves are from Cuttlebug dies, and the embossing on the leaves is actually from the Stylized flower embossing folder.

The cut file includes the correct size diamonds, some hearts to make in to flowers (if you decide on that option), leaves, and some silhouette diamonds to either substitute for or put on top of the regular diamonds -- you can even rotate silhouette with regular. Any of these options will give a nice flavor to your project!

Rebecca Ludens' instructions can be found here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/library/weekly/aa092800a.htm

And here is my take on the project:

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...a closeup of the flower:

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