Saturday, May 14, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Paper Piecing With Pizazz

Welcome to the Studio!

Thank you so much for visiting today. We are demonstrating the paper piecing technique on Page 27 of current CTMH 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 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. That list is also at the end of this post. Let’s get started!

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

For my project, I decided to make a journaling tag. They are popular and come in these really cute little booklets to match your paper and embellishments. I decided to make my own to match the Wings paper. My paper pieced object on my tag is the fleur de lis. I first stamped the image in Vineyard Berry ink onto Vineyard Berry Cardstock. I then cut out the image and distressed it with Chocolate ink. Next, I stamped the image on a piece of patterned paper in Twilight ink. From that image, I cut out the center of the fleur de lis and attached it to my original stamped image. Again, I distressed it with Chocolate ink. For the last step, using Versamark, I stamped a portion of the image on black cardstock and heat embossed it using Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I then cut the center rectangle out and attached it to my original image. I then added some silver studs for a touch of bling!

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue on to Melissa'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: Wings Level 2 Paper Pack x7135B , Vineyard Berry Stamp Pad Z2157, Twilight Stamp Pad Z2160, Black Stamp Pad Z2105, Pear Stamp Pad Z2197, Chocolate Stamp Pad Z2111, Versamark Stamp Pad Z891, Clear Detail Embossing Powder Z821, Colonial White Buttons (retired), Wings Level 2 Assortment Z1398, You & Me Stamp Set CC1012 (Available this month only!)

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

Here is the list of Hoppers in case you get lost or if you'd like to revisit a blog! Hope you enjoy!

1. Debi Barber
2. Michelle Battitori
3. Neely Dean
4. Judy Faye Garner
5. Kelly George (You Are Here!)
6. Melissa Robinson
7. Rebecca Sorge
8. Teri Baxter
9. Tonya Whitehurst
10. Sheila Wilkerson
11. Amy Kaminski


  1. Awesome idea and it is beautiful.

  2. You did some amazing cutting! (After cutting those fleurs-de-lys out, I am not sure that I would cut another one again.)