Quilting Christmas…

It seems like forever ago…but the first of this month Rambling Rose Studio held its first stamping retreat.  A long weekend in the mountains was just what this group needed.

One of the projects we made was created by one of my team members, Dawn Benjamin, and featured a quilting technique.


Now this is a picture of the one I made, not Dawn’s sample.  Her sample was perfect and mine is a little skewed, but I loved the design and thought at the time it would be fun to make this card in Christmas DSP.

So here it is…


Would you like to give this a try?  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits and a chart to follow made by Dawn.


  • Paper:  Pick three DSP patterns that coordinate in color with one design being darker than the other two, Basic Black, Old Olive and Pool Party cardstock were used on this one but you would pick cardstock colors that matched your DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Jingle All the Way
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Button (to match), Linen Thread and 1″ square punch, embossing folder


  • The base card of Basic Black is 5″ x 10″, scored at 5″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ attached with Tomboy Glue
  • The Old Olive layer is 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ attached with Tom Boy Glue
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Punch your three designs in 1″ squares (about 8 of each design)  Number them one, two and three making three your strongest design (dark).  Following the chart below and using Tomboy Glue, add the squares and half squares to the 4 1/8″ Basic Black square.


  • Using an embossing folder that has a small image will add the “quilting” effect to this square.  Add this piece to your card front with Tomboy Glue.  Glue your button and make your “Billie Bow”.  For directions on making this bow go here.
  • Stamp your sentiment and add with dimensionals.

Give this technique a try…I think you will really like the results.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you will enjoy a fabulous fall weekend.

I’m inky again…and HaPpY!



  1. Beautiful cards, Billie. Thanks so much for the chart. I will have to try it soon. Definitely love the b-ism today and the cute little toes of the ballerina.