Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sweet Stamps: Paper Piecing and Western Challenge

I have two cards to share with you today as a guest designer for Sweet Stamps.

Paper Piecing Card
The current monthly technique challenge at Sweet Stamps is on Paper Piecing. Here is my contribution:

I started by stamping this bee on two separate sheets of patterned papers. I cut out the eyes and wings from the pale blue sheet and popped it on top of the yellow sheet.

I wanted a school theme so I placed the bee in front of a slate board and paper pieced some chalk and a chalk holder. I had the bee write the sentiment, which is actually this stamp

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
365 Cards: Day 259 - In a Bubble
Lady Anne's Challenges: #11 Anything Goes

Western Card
The current weekly challenge theme at Sweet Stamps is Western. I made a shaker card for my nephew since he likes to dress up like a cowboy when he goes to Knott's Berry Farm. 

I made a scalloped frame around the photo using some punched circles of a horse silhouette stamp. Here is the card when it is shaken. 

I used a quick and easy washi tape technique to make the shaker element. 

If you would like further details on either card, please see this post. If you would like to enter the paper piecing challenge, please go here. If you would like to enter the Western challenge, please go here

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarn: Inky Linky Party 30
Clear it Out Challenge Blog: Theme - Boys, Stash - Circle Punch

Thanks so much for moseying on by,


Dictionary said...

What fun cards. love that little cute!

Anonymous said...

I love how you made the be look chalky! Very creative cards! TFS

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Michelle- Your paper pieced bee card is fantastic!!! Love it too peices!! LOL Your Western shaker photo layout, is awesome!! Love the unique way you used the stamp to create the frame around the picture!! Great projects~~~

Karen (karey2005) said...

Super fabulous creations! Love the sentiment so much on your bee card :) Thank you for joining the Clear It Out Masculine challenge! Karen N, CIO-DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love that bee card - he is adorable. Thanks so very much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see your work again soon, Elizabeth (DT)
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

VAWM said...

Adorable bee! Thanks for playing along at 365 Cards!

Roxie said...

Cute bee on the chalk board and I like how you paper pieced it, the shaker card is a great idea!

wendipooh13 said...

ahhh your bee is super cute!!! sooo glad you played along with 365 Cards!!!

Sharon said...

This is a fabulous Western shaker card. Love the design and so pleased you shared it with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creation...thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

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