I received a lot of compliments on the quilt block card I made for a co-worker once I brought it to work for people to sign. You can see the original post here. One of my other co-workers liked it so much that she asked if I would make a similar one for her to give to her grandmother for her birthday. All she really told me was that she wanted the design I had created, but with "happy birthday" on the front. This is what I came up with:
The card is the 6"x6" and I made it from ivory cardstock. I cut some green patterned cardstock at 5 3/4"x5 3/4." The blocks are all made from patterned cardstock cut at 1 1/4" squares, some of which are cut diagonally to create triangles. I adhered them all to the green cardstock in my quilt block pattern. All the patterned paper that I used is from the Crafty Stack by DCWV.
I used my Silhouette to create my banner and sentiment. The font is "zigzag" a free stitch pattern I found online. I used the print feature to print the sentiment. I then cut the banner, making sure to place the layers over where I had the font printed. The banner is a cut I found in the Silhouette Store, it is called "vintage banners and seals," by Lori Whitlock (#33078). I only used the banner part of the cut.