DIY: CASE-Study: Springtime Quatrefoil Stationery

January 31, 2013

Springtime Quatrefoil Stationery HeaderAll month, I’ve been hanging out with the girls of CASE Study Blog. We’ve been revisiting a few of my projects and creating crafty goodies inspired by each one. Today is my last day with them and I’m going out in a shower of springtimey hues.

I fully intend to ride this whole quatrefoil trend well past it’s prime. I pretty much feel the same way about mason jars, chevrons and cake pops. I don’t follow trends, people…I wear them out! Lucky for me, I think the cool kids are still jonesing on quatrefoil, so it’s okay for me to use it in today’s post.

The inspiration for my project comes from THIS post, where I trimmed down the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die so that it would work on a pair of 4bar cards. Today, I’m taking the same approach but with a different technique as well as a fun, bold color scheme.
Quatrefoil-Inspiration

 

Quatrefoil StationeryThe Papertrey Quatrefoil die fits on a standard A2 card front, but personally, I love smaller notecards, so I came up with an easy way to recreate the framed edge of the die on a smaller scale.

 

4bar Quatrefoil Stationery Supples

 

  • Cardstock (white, pink & red)
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die
  • Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Stamp Set
  • Circle Dies in 1/4″ increments to create window & window frame
  • White Cardbases trimmed to 4bar size (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″)
  • Assorted embellishments (I used paper bows and banners stamped with various greetings)

4bar Quatrefoil Stationery Instructions

 

{1} On a piece of 4bar sized cardstock, use a ruler to pencil in a frame that is 1/4″ from the edge.

{2} Use a craft knife to cut along the pencil lines. A ruler will help with this, just hold the ruler along the line, then drag the craft knife down the edge of the ruler to get a perfectly straight cut.

{3} Adhere the frame you’ve created onto the quatrefoil die cut.

{4} Trim along the edges of your frame, creating a new, 4bar-sized frame for the quatrefoil pattern.

 

4bar Quatrefoil Stationery Instructions 2

{5} Adhere the 4bar quatrefoil pattern onto a piece of cardstock that is cut to the same size. In the center, die cut a circle window, then create a frame for the window using two circle dies that differ by 1/4″ in size.

{6} To create a card from the quatrefoil card front, trim down the front of a 4bar cardbase so that only 1/2″ remains on the front. Adhere the quatrefoil cardfront to this flap.

Quatrefoil Stationery Storyboard And because I am obsessed with card kits right now, I assembled the card bases and added an assortment of embellishments that any one can use to customize their own stationery. Here’s what I came up with for the final designs.

Quatrefoil Stationery Storyboard 1

 

Be sure to visit the CASE Study Blog to see how the design team interpreted the quatrefoil inspiration!Ā 

SUPPLIES:

Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die | Spellbinders Standard Circles Small | Spellbinders Standard Circles LargeĀ | Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Stamp Set & Die Collection | Studio Calico Sundrifter Frame & Feathers Stamp Set | Studio Calico Snippets Stamp Set | Impress Fresh Ink in Strawberry, Basil & Mango

 

13 thoughts on “CASE-Study: Springtime Quatrefoil Stationery”

  1. I don’t think the quatrefoil should ever lose favour, it is quite simply stunning šŸ™‚ Love these notecards, but I don’t think I could cut lines as perfectly as yours….I know “practice makes perfect” – LOL!

    Thank you, for another post of glorious inspiration šŸ™‚

  2. Hello, love the design. I know we all love colors. But if you can make your hyperlinks to stand out just a little more. It’s hard to read what they are the light blue is nice but is barely readable. Keep up the excellent work!

  3. Hey, Amber!
    I’ve *so* loved having you as our muse for January! Thanks for the fabulous, inspiring creations: you made Jan a super-easy month for me to craft for CASE Study! ;D
    Hugs!
    x

  4. I’m with you and don’t believe Quatrefoil is off trend yet. Besides, do we really care, especially after seeing your beautiful mini cards. Thanks for sharing the details on how to replicate your idea. These cards are just stunning. Soupa fabulous!

  5. Love these. I purchased the quarterfoil but it is hard to adhere because of the tine borders. Do you have a secret? Thank you.

    1. Hey Vicki! You are completely right about the narrow edges of this die! I use Tombow Permanent Mono Adhesive for this particular die and have good results. When applied gently, this adhesive is great because as your roll it over the paper, it only applies adhesive to the paper and leaves a relatively clean. If you use this adhesive, I suggest rolling it on over a piece of scrap paper so you don’t get any extra sticky adhesive on your work surface. Hope this helps!

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