Friday, November 9, 2012

Blogger Challenge: Week 281

This week’s blogger challenge theme is paper piecing. I created this cheery get well card using this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and some new designer papers. I also incorporated the current Lawnscaping challenge to “dust ‘em off,” using something in your stash you haven’t used in a while. My Lawn Fawn On the Mend set’s been on the shelf for a while and I put it to good use on this card.

The paper piecing is on the tissue box image. I stamped it twice—once on dotted paper and once on a piece of coordinating cardstock. I cut out both images, then trimmed the cardstock one a little more. I used the piece I cut from the cardstock image to cover the top of the box. For a fun touch, I cut a slit in the box top and tucked in some tissue paper to look like tissues coming out from the top of the box.  The paper pieced box is attached to the panel with dimensional dots for a more 3-d look.

I used three more patterned papers from the same Seen & Noted paper pad for the panels on the cardfront. I really like this collection, so you’ll probably be seeing a lot of it! Each panel is layered on a red mat, then arranged on the blue cardfront. I stamped “feel better soon” on a notch-ended strip and set that over the panels, accented with a red twine tied button.

And since it's (finally!) Friday, don’t forget that i {heart} papers is celebrating Black Friday every Friday in November with a sale each Friday-Sunday in November, with the culmination on Black Friday-Cyber Monday. This week's special is 12x12 Collections are 30% off!

For more paper pieced projects, check out the projects linked below. And, feel free to create a new project of your own and link it up for the challenge.
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn On the Mend stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Pebbles Seen & Noted 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine red baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Poppy Parade, Soft Sky, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Stax Layers dies (My Favorite Things); red button (Michaels); white tissue paper


  1. Oh my....this is super sweet! I love your sketch! The tissue box is so cute, and the inserted crumpled papers are perfect!
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions

  2. This is really cute. I love the tissue in the box!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  3. this card is sure to make anyone feel better ;) So stinkin' cute! Thanks for linking it up to our lawnscaping challenge!

  4. soo cute!! love those banners, they made the tissue box pops up.. Thank you for playing at Lawbscaping

  5. What's better than a happy card like yours?? So cute!! I love that on top of all the red layers, the tissue box is green, love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges! :)

  6. How cute! Fab use of the sketch, love the papers you used!


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