Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simon's Paper Piecing Challenge!

Hello there! This week's challenge involves paper piecing, which, as defined by the lovely Jo, requires the following: "you stamp your image onto white card and also onto patterned paper. You then cut out the shapes you want from the patterned paper and glue it to your image on the white card. You can paper piece anything but its usually clothing and accessories."

For the rules and how to enter to win a $25 gift voucher to our store, check out the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and look in the left side column for directions. : )

Here is what our brilliant Design Team has made for this week:

Jo used buttons on her card, which is always a nice touch. Like these buttons? Check out Kioshi buttons by Basic Grey! To browse our complete collection: all buttons!

Martine used a gorgeous poinsettia flower on her card. Tim Holtz and Prima joined together to make Poinsettias (leaves and flowers included in this tin - score!!). I also like the Willow with Lantern Stamp (by Whiff of Joy - expected to come in any day now). Like the "Christmas Wishes" sentiment? For something similar, we have Holiday Wishes by Hero Arts - it's a really great variety of holiday sentiments!

Chris used a superb embossing folder by Cuttlebug called - you guessed it - Stars. Like the pink and white star paper? Me too!! It's a lot like Magnolia's Card Stock Paper Pink Starlit. (Pink Starlit also comes in the Fairytale Paper Pack)

Lols used a sweet stamp by Penny Black called Sweet Thing! I really like the embellishments in the top right corner too - these are Robin's Nest Dew Drops in the color Purple Hair (hehe). There's so much to like about this card, but I'll just pick one more specialty item - the flower-shaped buttons. I can't get enough of shaped buttons. Try Flower Card Buttons by Hero Arts for a close look.

Debby embossed the white background behind Tilda - such a subtle, pretty accent. It's a great additive to a Christmas card - try Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls. I really like the punch around the image too. For a different, (but in my opinion equally as attractive), punch, try Modern Garland by Martha Stewart.

Christine used a Magnolia stamp called Lace Banner which is super because it comes blank so you can add whatever sentiment you want! Did you know what Magnolia has a whole collection of flower and leaf embellishments? For something like what Christine used, check out the Purple flowers.

Created by Jackie!
(PS-we're glad to have you again!!)
Jackie used pearl embellishments on her card. If you need them, we have Medium Accent Pearls by Hero Arts.

Domi's owl stamp is so cute!! Penny Black makes this stamp and it's called Nocturne. For a tag like this, check out the Manila 100 Bulk Pack!

Jane used gorgeous papers!! If you want something very similar, try Cappella by Basic Grey. I love how she colored the Tilda image as well. If you want an effect like this, try Copic Markers!

Marcea's image (by C.C. Designs) has sparkly wings that look so pretty! For this effect, you can use embossing powder and a heat tool. Might I recommend Holographic (an embossing powder by Ranger) and the Precision Heat Embossing Tool.

Heather used some exquisite lace ribbon on her card. We now have brand new ribbon by Hero Arts - try Lace Ribbon.

Thanks again to the Design Team for their inspiring creativity! Please at least check out the Simon Says Stamp Challenge (and the Simon Says Stamp & Show) if you're having creator's block - there is SO much to see!

***BLOG CANDY ALERT*** This week, one lucky winner will receive Lace Ribbon by Hero Arts as a thank you for following and commenting on this blog!! The winner will be announced next Wednesday!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Oh my gosh, these are STUNNING!!! Can't wait to play!

  2. Gorgeous cards!! I am so excited about the Hero Arts lace--looks like you could mist it for different colors!!

  3. Love it! The DT always has such wonderful inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. So many gorgeous cards!!! And that is beautiful lace!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. very nice work girls!
    love your cards

  6. I love the effect of paper piecing. But you need to be very precise with the scissors and then glue exactly at the right place, which is more technical to me than coloring!!!

  7. die Karten sind alle wunderschön.
    oh das schöne Band, würd ich so gern haben, sowas hab ich nicht, aber ich häkele selber welche
    lg gila

  8. Stunning DT creations, hopefully I'll play along with this weeks challenge.

  9. Oooooh, love all the cards, so beautiful!!

  10. Wow!! Gorgeous cards! I love paper piecing, gives such beautiful results.

  11. These cards are wonderful! The DT did an amazing job :)

  12. WOW! Creative artwork ladies! Loved the beautiful eye-candy!

  13. Love this challenge. The cards all look great!

  14. So pretty cards! I love paper piecing, but I'm visiting my mom without my stamps, so I'll have to pass the challenge =(

  15. Fantastic cards!!
    That Hero Arts lace looks amazing thanks for the chance to win some.

  16. I've actually never tried paper piercing before...

  17. Ooh the lace looks really nice! Hope I win!

  18. I love the owl one. It's so cute!!!

  19. OMG! Fabulous DT projects! I love paper piecing and hope to play along. Thanks for the chance to win that scrumptious lace! xxD

  20. Beautiful paper piecing cards and some great ideas and inspiration.

  21. Awesome creations DT girlies always fab inspiration..
    thanks for the chance to win this lush lace..

    smiles Christine xx


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