Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Blog Hop

Welcome to The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Technique Blog Hop brought to you by several Close To My Heart Independent Consultants. Today we are featuring paper piecing which, as I was cutting papers for this hop, I began to wonder if everyone defines this the same way. I searched for paper piecing and 99% of the results were for quilting, so I guess we will find out on this hop. [insert grin]

We have about 10 CTMH Independent Consultants sharing fabulous items they created by paper piecing. If you just happened upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (often found near the bottom of the page) will take you full circle.

The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Technique Blog Hop
The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Technique Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from ***aMAZing Creations from Maz Wood***. If you get lost along the way, Melissa keeps a list of all blog hop participants near the bottom of her post at Melissa Robinson's My Heartfelt Sentiments.

As I mentioned earlier, while cutting the blossoms for this card I started to doubt myself, wondering if people would consider this paper piecing or fussy cutting, and what is the difference? Whether you think this technique is one or the other, or they are one in the same, I hope you like the cards I created.

Lapp Paper Piecing Blog Hop card 1.0
card created for The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Blog Hop
This card was inspired by a Corporate image created to promote the May 2020 SOTM For My Beautiful Friend. I started by stamping on Julep cardstock using Intense Black then fussing cut the entire bouquet. Then I used Watercolor Pencils dry to add color to some of the leaves. Then I stamped the flowers on scraps of Lemonade, Wisteria and the dark and light side of Sangria then fussy cut all of the flowers. I attached some flowers flat and others with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. The largest, and centrally located blossom, was attached with 3-D Foam Tape. I considered adding some shading to the flowers with white, gray, brown or black Watercolor Pencils, but decided that should have been done before attaching the flowers plus the stamp has some shading “built-in”. I have not decided who I will be sending this card to, or for what occasion, so I have not added a sentiment to the front or inside of the card yet.

Lapp Paper Piecing Blog Hop card 1.1
card created for The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Blog Hop
I cut the vase from Glacier cardstock (light side) using an image from the Cricut® Flower Market Collection and applied Clear Shimmer Brush trying to create the illusion of light on glass and color from the Watercolor Pencils to define the edges. I took this photo in direct sunlight to try to show off the Stickles™ Glitter Gel in the flower centers, the color on the leaves and the color and Shimmer on the vase.

Here’s another card that is probably considered to be paper-pieced more than the first card? The pattern was inspired by a card in the Core Products catalog on page 29.

Lapp Paper Piecing Blog Hop card 2.0
card created for The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Blog Hop
For this card I stamped with Intense Black on Fern, Julep, French Vanilla, Smoothie (dark and light side), Glacier and Espresso cardstock. I also stamped on the striped paper from Summer Vibes (three times to change the angle of the stripes). Then I fussy cut everything out and layered them using a combination of a flat adhesive, Thin 3-D Foam Tape and 3-D Foam Tape.

The background was created by lightly drawing pencil lines on the French Vanilla rectangle then repeat stamping with Way To Go! from Say It in Style using Glacier, Smoothie, Julep and Lemonade inks.

Lapp Paper Piecing Blog Hop card 2.1
card created for The Pretty of Paper-Piecing Blog Hop
The sun is from the Cricut® Summer Vibes Collection; I used both the light and dark side of Lemonade cardstock. I added Clear Shimmer Brush to the sun and the drink umbrella and Liquid Glass to the inside (beverage) of the coconut. The Silver Embellishing Thread was added with a Glue Dot.

Before you head to ***Melissa Robinson's My Heartfelt Sentiments***, the supplies I used to create my card are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

If you have a few moments, please leave a comment letting me know you think of my cards/techniques. I hope you are enjoying our hop featuring Paper Piecing. Thank you for taking some time to hop with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Melissa Robinson's My Heartfelt Sentiments***.


  1. Beautiful cards, love all the details, thanks for sharing the "how" you created the different shimmer effects.

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the bouquet you created.

  3. Such stunning cards! That paper pieced bouquet is so effective.

  4. Great cards, love how your flowers turned out & your coconut drink looks like it is ready to drink

  5. [Insert eyes-popping out emoji here.]

  6. Wow, you're an amazing fussy cutter!


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