Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sherry's Challenge- Paper Piecing

Sherry hosted the first VCMP Rebel Challenge.  She challenged us to use paper piecing.  I think the best images I have for paper piecing are my Unity Stamp Company stamps.  They have thick lines so I don't have to be perfect with my cuts and they are sized large enough that I can cut out the pieces and glue them down without going nuts. 

I chose to paper piece this baby carriage.  This card actually won't go to Operation Write Home.  There's not a need for baby cards as the shippers never know which units might have people who need to send a baby card.  Instead, this card will go with a shower gift to one of my many friends and family members who are expecting.  It's babypalooza around here! 

I added some punched wheels with Making Memories brads, sponged clouds behind the carriage, a little Offray ribbon, and some Spellbinders cuts to make this all come together.  

Thanks for hosting a fun challenge, Sherry!   And thanks to anyone visiting!  :)
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

9 comments:

  1. Kathryn, this card is just precious. Someone will certainly treasure this one. I love those wheels and your paper piecing came out spot on. Great job.

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  2. Donna is right on - this card is gorgeous! It appears to be one that you put some serious thought into, even if you didn't. The colors are great but what I really appreciate is the sentiment because it will work for our deployed heroes who may be a bit too late for a "welcome new baby" type sentiment but will be right on time with this one! Great job!

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  3. Hi Kathryn! I love this stamp and how you made it a strong focal point with the unique die cut layers behind it! So darling with the hearts on the wheels, delicate bow and polka dot DP! Great paper piecin'!

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  4. Lol it's baby palooza around here too! What was in the water?!? Love your card. What a fun idea!

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  5. Oh, this is just darling! I love everything about it, and the hearts on the wheels are precious!! You've also got me thinking I HAVE to try that cloud stamping technique. Great paper piecing. (The one I chose was so much easier!)

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  6. Great card-- love the soft colors and the dies you used are awesome!

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  7. This is DARLING! Love love love this card :) Super job!

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  8. This card is so cute! Makes me wish I knew someone who just had a baby to make one like it!

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  9. GORGEOUS card - from the beautiful bow, to the colors, the piecing, the layout - beautiful! Glenda F

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