Paper Quilting with a Cutting and Folding Tutorial

I love sewing paper ๐Ÿ™‚ This design today was actually inspired by something we have been doing in my creative embroidery class. A couple of weeks ago we were using the cutting and folding of fabric to add texture and dimension to a background. I’ve used the same technique for the paper heart as the focal part of the card.

You can use double-sided papers or if like me you wanted to use some papers that were not double-sided (D’oh!) then cut yourself a couple of similarly sized pieces of patterned paper.

Use glue dots to stick the two pieces back to back.

Lightly draw around your template and cut the shape out.

Using a craft knife cut on one side of the shape leaving a reasonably sized border (approximately 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm).

Fold the paper over to show the underside. You can fold it over flat or to keep the dimension don’t completely fold it but fix in place at one point so that it is a rounded fold.

If anyone wants to know how to do this in fabric then just give me a shout ๐Ÿ™‚

Stamp – woodware
Ink – versafine onyx black
Paper – Hot Off The Press
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; glue dots; double-sided tape
Other – buttons; sewing machine; thread; Bazzill Kraft card
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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artistโ€“designerโ€“film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.



  1. 10 March 2009 / 8:51 am

    This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it. I think I might just have a go at this later.
    Anice xx

  2. 10 March 2009 / 11:15 am

    How cool is that!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    A fabulous card!
    Blessings, Maria

  3. 10 March 2009 / 1:14 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for tutorial.

    Hugs, moi

  4. 10 March 2009 / 1:41 pm

    Oh wow, this is a beautiful quilted card card creation. TFS the heart technique as well. Love all the sewing on it. Hugs from Desire

  5. 10 March 2009 / 2:17 pm

    Thanks for this great tutorial, what a great technique, will have to got play now! hugs Heidi xxx

  6. 10 March 2009 / 4:43 pm

    Love the card and the sewing you have done, I have a small sewing machine that I bought years ago and its still in the box when I see something like this I feel I should have a go. The added bonus of the tutorial is lovely.

    Lorraine x

  7. 10 March 2009 / 7:57 pm

    This is lovely…a bit different and such a neat little trick with the heart foldover…TFS! bx

  8. 10 March 2009 / 8:05 pm

    Hi Kim great cards and thanks for the tutorial and shall be having a go at this tomorrow, I think the material one would be great too.
    Hugs Linda

  9. 10 March 2009 / 9:07 pm

    This is so cool!! What a really fun creation!! Just love your tutorial!! THANKS SO MUCH!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 11 March 2009 / 3:23 am

    Fabulous card. Love the quilting technique

  11. 11 March 2009 / 10:52 pm

    This is fabulous Kim, thanks for sharing your brilliant idea x

  12. 12 March 2009 / 12:00 pm

    That’s so effective.
    Love it Kim.
    lis x

  13. 13 March 2009 / 2:18 pm

    hi kim
    what a great idea..great for those scrapy bits of paper..thanks hun x
    your card is so sweet.
    hugs clarex

  14. 14 March 2009 / 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial – it’s really great, not to speak about the card which is stunning.

  15. 16 March 2009 / 11:34 am

    Love this darling card!! And what a fabulous way to do that heart!! Definitely need to try that one!!

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