So Thankful

Hi everyone!

As some of you might know, I had the chance to design for Whimsy and Stars Studio this summer.  With back to school, and a bit of a busier schedule, I wasn’t sure I would be able to continue, until Mabelle offered me guest designer position for the fall – a perfect for me!

So today, I have a little project for you to help celebrate one of the great things about this time of year – giving thanks!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it is a great chance to reflect about the people and things in your life that bring joy!

Mabelle asked me if I could work the cute digi called  “Sweet as Pie“, and I was happy as pie to oblige!

This little card was actually paper pieced to give a bit more definition to the stamp.
It’s actually a really easy process!  Here’s how you can recreate the effect:
  • 2 copies of your digi stamp
  • a good pair of scissors with a sharp point
  • foam adhesive
Step 1
Print off 2 copies of your image.  Decide what part you would like to “pop out” on your card (I decided to feature the bear’s hands and pie).  On one image, only colour the part of the image that will pop out (eg. the hands and pie).  For the other image colour everything except the part you want to feature.  However, do go and add a little border around the shape so then the image is layered, you will not see white behind.
Step 2
Carefully cut out the piece with a good pair of scissors. Apply a couple of pieces of foam adhesive on top of the second image where you want to place the piece you have cut out.
Step 3
I actually ended up going back to the image and cutting it apart to create even more layers at the dress hemline.  I also added some foam adhesive behind the bear’s head so that it would slight pop out on the card as well.  You can have a lot of fun with this process and really add some interest to your cards!
I hope you were inspired to get creative today and try paper piecing some of your Whimsy and Stars Studio stamps!  Thanks for stopping by!

Love You Fairy Much!


It’s challenge time at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!!  We’ve got a great challenge for you again this week!!

Ballerina-Fairy-closeupThis week our hostess is CHERYL!!   Her challenge for you this week is THINGS WITH WINGS!!

I decided to be a bit “creative” with this week’s challenge.  I have been dying to use the new ballerina stamp from the Lil’ Athletes set just released this month at Kraftin’ Kimmie, but she didn’t have wings.  So – I added some!  I have two little gals at home that love to put on their fairy dresses (complete with wings) and dance in the living room, so they were the inspiration for this little card!

I also did a bit of paper piecing on the tutu to add a bit of dimension.  I simply stamped the image twice, coloured up the tutus and then fussy cut one.  I then adhered it on top of the full image with some foam adhesive.  Voila – a sort of puffy tutu! 😉

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the paper is Echo Park’s Hello Summer collection.

So, I hope you’ll join in the Kraftin’ Kimmie fun this week –  we’d LOVE to see your KKS designs and se you WIN some Kraftin’ Kimmie rubbah!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Piecing fun!

Yahoo for paper piecing!! This week, the challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie is all about paper piecing – a fussy cutter’s dream technique!


For this little creation, I teamed up Lucas from the Totally Tubular stamp set with some fun paper from Trinity Paper Arts (unfortunately, a company that is no longer around).  Lucas-Tubular-closeupTo create a bit of definition on Lucas, I paper pieced his shorts out of coordinating paper and then glued them on top of the stamped image.  I also cut off his legs under the tube (don’t worry, no little boys were actually hurt in the making of this card), so I could adhere the tube and upper body with foam squares so they would be slightly raised.  I love the effect, and it really was a lot easier than it sounds!

So, try your hand at paper piecing this week, and then link up your creation over at Kraftin’ Kimmie’s blog.  

Thanks for stopping by!


The perfect stamping technique for me!

I love fussy cutting – I think I fussy cut on just about every scrapbooking project I tackle.  So this week, when There She Goes Stamps put out a paper piecing challenge this week – I was on it like a dirty shirt!  It’s the perfect technique for someone who loves to combine stamping and fussy cutting, and I really need to do it more often!


Skunk-closeupThis adorable stamps is one of my favourites, and you can find him in the Scent-sational set from TSG.  If you look closely, you’ll notice that the flower has actually been pieced from the orange dot paper.  The center of the flower and the leaves were also pieced from this fun Doodlebug paper.  I did add a bit of dimension by colouring on top of the paper with my Copics…but other than that, the stamp and paper do all the work!

Well, here’s hoping you have a bit of time to get crafty this week!  Thanks for stopping by!