Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paper Piecing With Stamps

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Paper Piecing” Technique as shown on page 27 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link Debi's Blog. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the Mayberry paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

I made two cards for this hop. The first one is 6x6 using the springtime stamp set and the second one is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2  birthday card.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Judy's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:

Paper Packet: Mayberry X7136B

Ink Colors: Cocoa Z2114; Honey Z2162; Olive Z2137; Smoothie Z2196; Crystal Blue Z2117

Stamp set: Springtime D1415; Candlelight C1394

Wishes Card Confidence Program #9033

Mini-Medley Accent Collection: colonial white Z1276

The steps to Paper Piecing are:
1. Stamp images can be broken into layers by stamping on multiple papers and stamping the same image multiple times.
2. Trim around outside edges of images. Trimming details out of images which were stamped multiple times.
3. Attach paper-pieced image to project, clustering accents in groups of three to add visual interest to page.

Thanks for stopping by!  Continue onto Judy's Blog to continue the hop!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chairs to You - May Stamp of the Month

This month's stamp of the month is titled Chairs to You.  This is a stamp set that can be used for new homes but it is also great for that one of a kind friend of yours. 

I used the new paper packet Lucky. I used the sunset and outdoor denim cardstock along with the outdoor denim mini medley.

Tornado Disaster

We are praying for those affected by the Tornadoes this past week.  If you are in the area and know someone who needs help please let me know.  We are looking to help those in need of assistance.