February 16, 2011

Stamp It! Techniques Week: The Paper Piecing Challenge

In Day Three of our week-long celebration of Paper Crafts magazine's moxie fab Stamp It! Techniques, I've got one more technique-y challenge for you, friends. Let's have some fun with paper piecing, shall we?


Paper piecing is where you stamp an image on a piece of patterned paper or cardstock, cut it out, and piece it together on your project. It's trendy Wendy and a ton of fun. Here are some moxie fab examples from the issue:

Veggies Together Card by Kim Kesti, p. 37

Moxie Fab Alert: In this simple and supah fun card, Kim has simply stamped the various veggies on different patterned papers, cut them out and adhered them to her card. Paper piecing is an easy way to add patterns to stamped images to create certain looks or styles.

Good Times Card b Nicole Eccles, p. 42

Moxie Fab Alert: In one of my favorite cards from the entire issue, Nicole has stamped various aspects of the girl on different patterns and "pieced" them together to create this sweet-as-pie effect. Moxie fab!

Are you in pieces waiting to see how to enter this challenge? I thought you might be. Let's put it all together shall we?
  • Create a stamped paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates the paper piecing technique in an innovative way. For more ideas and how-to step-outs on how to approach paper piecing, see pages 37-50 of Stamp It! Techniques.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EST on Monday, March 14.
  • Two winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, March 16 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button, a copy of Stamp It! Techniques, and a moxie fab prize!
    Ready? Set! Let's piece out!

    Stamp and snip,

    ~Cath

    PS Stamp It! Techniques Week continues over on Paper Crafts Connection friends where Go-to Gal Betsy Veldman has prepared an awesome tutorial on how to combine two techniques--using shimmer sprays with embossing! We're overlapping today and then PK will be rounding out the week, so be sure and tune in there for the concluding days of our celebration!

    56 comments:

    Laurel said...

    I love paper piecing!

    bosenberries said...

    Thanks for a fab challenge!! Loved this mag!! Robin

    One4Joy said...

    oh, definitely 'piecing' out on this one! One of my favorite techniques.

    Peet said...

    Great challenge! Love paper piecing

    Noreen said...

    I especially liked the look of the last card with the little girl.

    ivy said...

    my fave technique!

    Beate said...

    I need to start playing your challenges! I LOVE paper piecing. Need to finish the card that's on my table first then will try to make a paper pieced card.
    Hugs and smiels

    Karen said...

    So fun....I just picked up this little owl too.

    CraftCrave said...

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

    walchowDesign said...

    Great challenge this week! Would love to win the tempting magazine too!

    dahlhousedesigns said...

    Definitely a favorite technique!!! Great challenge.

    lisa a.

    Jacqueline said...

    I am so sorry, link 18 is invalid, it should have gone to the Tuesday Trigger post. My apologies.

    Chriss Blagrave said...

    Paper piecing is definitely one of my favourite and often used techniques!

    Heather Innusa said...

    I linked up :D. Love this issue of Stamp It!! Full of so much stampt goodness! There are SO many techniques I'm dying to try! The distress/salt/mist is calling me!! Can't wait to give it a try!

    kasia c. said...

    such a great way to use up scrap paptterned paper! Thanks for the challenge. :)

    Nancy Wethington said...

    All linked up and ready to play!

    Jamie said...

    Fun challenge!!

    Amy said...

    LOVE paper piecing!! It's one of my absolute fave techniques to use with my stamps!! THanks for a great challenge Cathy!!

    Heather Maria said...

    Cath, thanks for the fun challenge! I absolutely love paper piecing:)

    Sylvia said...

    I love paper piecing. If I don't have it, I make it! I will most likely make another before the three weeks are up!

    Bethany said...

    So fun! I need to do it more often!

    Heather Innusa said...

    SO FUN! I've added more!

    Ruza's Craft Corner said...

    Had fun with this challenge! I have done this before, and enjoy paper piercing!

    Marie / Legojenta said...

    I just entered my link =) Thanks for having this challenge =)

    Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

    I love to paper piece - takes me back to sewing and quilting days.

    Barb Housner

    Kelly said...

    I am really having fun with paper piecing!

    Jennie said...

    LOVE paper piecing, just my favorite technique!

    Emora Designs said...

    I am having fun with paper piecing and have used it on my last couple of cards! Fun Stuff! :)
    Thanks, Regan

    nicoleqmullen said...

    This challenge encouraged me to try paper piecing for the first ever time and I had great fun :)

    gg nurse said...

    Wasn't sure I'd get something done, but surprise--here it is! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Leila Botting said...

    Thanks for pushing me outside my comfort zone. It was nice to do something different.

    sideoats + scribbles said...

    What a great challenge -- I just love paper piecing! I had some foxy fun with mine, ha ha! :)

    Jennifer Dove said...

    i love to color and cut!

    Lin said...

    Paper-piecing is one of my most fun things to do!!

    sweet craf-tea chick said...

    love paper piecing :)! super fun challenge! *hugs* steph :)

    Diana Fisher said...

    Such a great challenge! Thanks for always running challenges that make us think!!

    Brook said...

    Haven't paper pieced in a while. I love how it turned out. Thanks for the challenge.

    Ravengirl said...

    This was fun! Love it paper piece!

    Krysta said...

    Great challenge, I wanna do another. TFS :)

    D.E.B. said...

    This took a lot of time, but I love the final result!!

    gg nurse said...

    Made a card paper piecing in a new way for me. This time it's just solid cs embossed & cut with a small border attached over my base image. Thanks for the challenge!

    Die Cut Lady said...

    I had fun with this card and the different printed papers for the candles.Thanks for the challenge I had not paper pieced in a while.

    Die Cut Lady said...

    I almost forgot my funny little Valentine card I did with the cute love paper!

    Aimes said...

    Thanks for the super challenge - you've rekindled my love with this technique :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

    Bonnie said...

    Super fun, Moxie Fab challenge Cath!

    Tenia Nelson said...

    What a fun challenge!!!

    Bonnie said...

    Well then, I had to make another one!

    Juliana said...

    Thanks for the fun challenge!! I haven't paper pieced in a while--this was just the push I needed to use some pretty papers and stamps and get going!

    Cynthia Rose said...

    A lot of tiny cutting, but a fun use for all my scraps.

    Maureen said...

    It was so fun to pick out the right patterns for my rainbow banner :)

    Gerri Herbst said...

    Loved piecing my corset, Thanks for the inspiration.

    onecraftymama said...

    Boy, that's a lot of entries & not a lot of comments...I hate that! Paper-piecing is probably my very favourite technique - fun to do it for a challenge :) Thanks!

    Heather Innusa said...

    Hey there. I just linked up, but I'm having troubles w/ it (the link), so I'm adding here as well. I'm sorry, hopefull that's allowed. I used lawn fawn's say cheese & mirrored/reverse stamped it to make 2 polaroid camera friends:
    http://heathersscrappiness.blogspot.com/2011/03/lawnscaping-challenge-5-we-just-click.html
    I don't know why the link didn't work :( & I know it helps you to not search for projects. Thanks for looking.

    78thistles said...
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    78thistles said...

    I do love paper piecing and love the Fab challenge!

    talha said...

    Its great challenge, love the creations.




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