Thursday 21 June 2012

Summer paper piecing

I don't very often paper piece (I find it fiddly and I'm not very good at it), but decided to take some time this

morning and give it a go again. I chose a stamp that has had very little use, mainly because I can never think what to do with it. It's by Magenta - I love their stamps, which is why I bought it in the first place.

I found some yellow snippets in my offcuts box and stamped and cut out etc. I then paper pierced (yes, with an 'r' in it this time - lol!) the top and bottom of a piece of DCWV textured card using part of a template that I've had for years (don't know when it was last used). This is another opportunity to play hopscotch in the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 25.

The background polka dot paper is froom the Raspberry Road designs papers that came with a recent Cardmaking & papercraft magazine. A scalloped strip of birthday greeting and the card was done.

I'm linking this for:

Annabelle: say it with paper piecing
Wags n whiskers 81: paper piecing
Allsorts 159: paper piecing and piercing
Dare to be sassy 130: fun in the sun - monochrome yellow
PanPastel UK 23: summertime
Celebrate the occasion 67: welcome summer


  1. I love this card Hazel - terrific paper piecing (and pierCing). Great colours, it's perfick! Di xx

  2. Well done .... have you ever tried doing the same thing with embossing folders, I did it with a cupcake folder once and was quite pleased with it.

  3. Great use of this stamp and those pierced flourishes look amazing!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  4. Terific card. The colours are perfect together. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Such a lovely card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Wags'nWhiskers Challenge. Hope you will join us again with our next challenge :)


  6. Beautiful Hazel! Love the paper pieced flowers!
    TFS with AnnaBelles this week :)

  7. Really pretty design thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  8. Lovely card Hazel, beautiful paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  9. Wonderful paper piecing. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. Love your pinwheel type flowers, really pretty summer card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Welcome Summer" challenge @ CTO :)

  11. Pretty card! Nice job paper piecing!
    Thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs! Good Luck on the draw!
    Ruza - SSD DT

  12. Love the paper piercing! This is so fun! Thanks for playing with us during our 'Monochromatic yellow' challenge! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C


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