Sunday, April 26, 2009

Papertrey Princesses Challenge #1

I belong to a blog challenge group on the Papertrey Ink Message Boards. We just started this little group and this is our first challenge. We were to create a card or project using the "Paper Piecing Technique". I enjoyed it so much that I made two cards to share today. I'm sure this is a technique I'll be using alot! Here goes....


I really like how these round cards turn out.


They just look so cute and are easy to make with my Nestabilities dies. The stamps, patterned paper, cardstock and ink are all from Papertrey Ink. The stamps are from Butterfly Kisses, Little Lady and Mixed Messages. I also added a little bling from my stash. I did the wings in two layers. I paper pieced the black patterned paper first then layed the stamped raspberry paper on next. I folded the wings just a touch so they stood up.



This next card was also done with all Papertrey Ink supplies, except for the "Monkey" stamp. It is one of those foam stamps by Stampendous. Other products used are Copic Markers to color the Monkey and to color the Prima Flower to match. I also used Glossy Accents on the coffee mugs. The background stamp is Background Basics - Retro from Papertrey Ink. This was the first time I had a chance to use that set and I sure wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. Love it. The pajamas are paper pieced and came out really cute. She looks like she's ready to share a cup with you.

On another note, I'm hoping to get to posting on everyone's blogs in the next day or so. I think our computer here at home is on it's last legs. Poor thing is very old and tired. We did a bit of computer browsing today and I think we have one narrowed down. Now if we can get through the work week with both K.I.S.A. and I still having jobs, then we'll buy a new one mid week.

As most of you know we live in the Detroit area and we both work in the Automotive field. Things are very, very bad here in Michigan. Not sure if the rest of the country is seeing what we're seeing here. We both have big company meetings this week at work so we'll see how things shake out. Sorry to go off on a tangent with this post, but we sure could use some good vibes sent our way this week.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy looking at the cards. Hope you all have a great week!

11 comments:

Diane said...

Those P.J.s are adorable! They really make me giggle. The double pieced butterflies are beautiful. Thanks for taking on my challenge!!

cadnileb said...

Oh cute! I *love* what you did with the butterflies!

Katy said...

Love it! The stampendous set is soooo cute! Thanks for playing along!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

I'm thinking that I need that pink patterned paper now.. :) Good job!

Leah said...

I love both your cards! The circle one is just so fun and the colors are fab! That monkey is too cute. Hugs to you with whatever pans out with work, blessings!

Mara... said...

Oh my that monkey card is the cutest EVER!!! I love it! And the butterflies are truly gorgeous, i'm going to have to try that. Thanks for all the great inspiratin!!

whoistracy said...

Wow, these are adorable! Great job at paper piecing. I have to start my take on the challenge soon, before I forget. LOL

Cheryl said...

I love the pajamas! So cute.

IamDerby said...

Both of these are so freaking cute! Love it. Awesome challenge... I need to get on that already.

BethieJ said...

Valerie both cards are DARLING! You did such a GREAT job on the challenge!!!

Melissa said...

Love your paper piecing! The butterfly is beautiful with the two different papers, great job!