October 14, 2011

Guest Post: Mrs. J and Miss J from Artful Trillium

Mrs. J and Miss J are a Christian mother-daughter team who make homemade cards that are inspired by their ancestor's antique quilt designs. Their card designs are very cute and could easily be adapted for a lot of different occasions, such as birthdays or weddings.

"Growing up we heard a lot of antebellum stories.  My aunt had quilt top designs for Southern Belles that she passed down to me.  I made some changes to the designs so I could use them to put on the front of cards.  My daughter and I printed some off for coloring with color pencils.  I made others almost like paper dolls and cut patterns from scrapbook paper, handmade paper, fabrics catalog and from stiffen fabric, gluing them together then placing on the card fronts with other embellishments.  For some we made up stories of what inspired us to make the card front.
This is the link to the set of Southern Belles cards and patterns: http://artfultrillium.blogspot.com/search/label/Southern%20Belle"

They make their patterns available online for free at their blog Artful Trillium.

They do ask that you consider making cards for Operation Write Home®, which is an organization that collects homemade cards and send them to soldiers overseas so that they can write home to their families. It is hard for some soldiers overseas to get cards to write home so they appreciate it very much. Be sure to visit their blog and take a look at their beautiful paper sculptures and cards.


  1. This is so cool! And as Rachel commented, it is a beautiful idea!

    I posted some Halloween pictures. :)

  2. Thank you so much for this post, we really appreciate this. Hope you all have fun with the cards.


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