The Tips from Readers page features a creative idea from Jenedel Wilcox about how she incorporates photos of the quilts she makes into greeting cards. Following her lead, I printed the cover quilt image on my HP photo printer, then trimmed it into the shape of an ornament. To create the rest of the card, I used supplies that many quilters already have on hand, such as pinking shears, rick-rack, and ribbon.
The editor didn't want any fancy patterned papers or stamped images, so I stuck with the most basic of materials to show you how easy it is to make your own cards. Being a quilter, I couldn't resist adding a couple lines of feather stitching from my machine. Adding a festive greeting was easy with a "Happy Holidays" rub-on that you can buy at your local crafts or scrapbooking store. It's a quick and easy way to personalize your cards. For more information on this fun idea, check out the holiday issue of APQ!