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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

KWCC #34 and a paper piecing tutorial

Kristina just posted her next color challenge. Honestly, I think this was the hardest color challenge I've ever done!
Here's what I came up with...
I used my Round Tab punch by Stampin Up to create the spools of thread.
Cute, don't you think?
And I picked up these super cute scissor brads at the scrapbook expo last month specifically for this stamp set!

To create the dresses, I used a technique called "paper piecing". This is by far my favorite technique to use. It is so easy to do, but gives a great result.

Here's how you do it...
First, you'll want to choose what kind of paper you want to use. Normally I use a pattern, but I just wanted solid colors for my card today.

Stamp your image onto the paper or cardstock.
Then cut out the item you want to "piece".
I'm doing the polka dot dress in Sage Shadow for this one.
Cut out your image, leaving the stamped border.
This is what you'll have.
Since I didn't use patterned paper, I cuttlebugged a polka dot pattern to add a little dimension.
Then I repeated on Pale Plum for the other dress.

Then, just match up your cut outs to the original stamped image and adhere.
Voila! Two stylish gals!

Hope this tutorial was helpful.
Hugs,


CARD RECIPE:
STAMPS - PATTERN OF FRIENDSHIP (STAMPIN UP)
CARDSTOCK - CERTAINLY CELERY, PERFECT PLUM, PALE PLUM, SAGE SHADOW
MISC - BLUE BUTTON, CERTAINLY CELERY RIBBON, SCISSOR BRAD, ROUND TAB PUNCH, THREAD

22 comments:

Holly said...

LOVE IT!! What a great idea for the spools of yarn..

Debbie Pamment said...

As a dressmaker myself I just LOVE this card - the little spools are such a gret touch. Very clever

Ashley C. Newell said...

CAAAAUTE!

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Fantastic card. And I love the way you have showed the tutorial .... thanks

Annette said...

I just love this card. I used to dressmake quite a lot but don't have time now. The stamp set is great (I hope it comes to Australia). Thanks for the tutorial on paper piecing, I've never seen that technique before. You've done a great job.

Nancy said...

SOOO clever! Love the spools and the extra touches.

Theresa Forseth said...

This card is AWESOME!! Also, thank you for the great paper-piecing tutorial!

shaz hank said...

Oh my goodness! This is too cute!

StampingSelene said...

WOW! This is awesome! When this set was around, I had trouble with it, but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done here! Great Job!

Amy Gordon said...

I have got to have that stamp set. Who is it? Also, who is the one that was in your craft room the other day when I came over? The one you got the gift certificate from?

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is super duper awesome!!!! I love it!!! Your cards ALL rock ALL the time!!!

Check out my blog, I gave you another award because you so deserve it!!!

Love ya girl!!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

This is brilliant, using the tab punch & I never gave that stamp set a second thought, but I LOVE it when I saw what you did with it. Thanks so much!

Nancy Riley said...

DARLING! It sure doesn't look like the hardest challenge you've ever done! Your card is perfect!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Too cute! I thought it was a hard challenge too; and trust me yours came out much better than mine did!

ceecee said...

So very pretty and original! I love the tiny scissors and the spools. Quite creative!

Karla said...

How lovely card!!!!! Love the stamp, the layout and the use of colours!! beautiful!

Amy Lee said...

You know how some people have a play on words? You did a great job with the play on theme this week! So creative! Great job!

Heather said...

I love this set MacKenzie!

I got it on Stampin Discuss after searching for it for a while. I did a challenge card with it a while back, but I did not come anywhere close to being this creative with it!!!!

I love how you cuttled the dress after paper piecing it too! So totally unique!

Loving loving loving it!!!

Great Job Girl!!!!

Heather

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Very clever making the spools and I just love the dress pattern stamp! Oh, and the embossing, too. Great job! I wouldn't have known it was a tough one for you!

Karen from Ontario said...

What a great card...real nostalgic feel and such a smart idea to make the spools.

Polka Dottie said...

What a lovely card. I didn't care for the stamp set when it came out but you made me want to use it now. I took the color chalange as well and had trouble with all the colors.......you made it look so good. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Elaine said...

Very cute card! I like how you incorporated the various elements!