Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birthday dress...

A pretty paper pieced birthday dress - all ready for a spring birthday celebration. Paper piecing is a technique described in Stamp It: Techniques magazine. It's a quick and easy technique that always seems to bring all of the elements of your card together. 

Here is how it was created:
Stamp Image : Hero Arts (dress); Lockhart Stamp Co. (sentiment)
Papers: patterned, stripes and plaid
Embellishments: buttons, flower brad, flocked flower, rhinestones
Tools: scalloped border punch

Moxie Fab World (technique paper piecing)
Pile it On (#7 Love Plaid)
Paper Sundae (#56 - pick a topping of flowers, lace, pink or distress)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (#105 - three paper patterns)

Where did my creative adventure take me today?... Well my adventure may have gotten me in a little trouble. You see, for several years my friend Alexa have done our own challenges (to help diminish the winter blahs). We send each other images of stamps we have not used for a while or new sketches. Then in March we get together and exchange them. We get so excited. But here is the problem -- this is one of the challenge cards I did for Alexa and oops I guess she is going to see it early. Sorry friend I had to put it on the blog.

Stay warm harted,

Top 3 at Pile it On (February 2011)


  1. Lovely card and fabulous plaid.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  2. Hi gorgeous card I love the paper piecing. thank you for joining in at Craft your passion this week.
    Tamara GDT

  3. I love it!! When I saw your "version" I had to run down to my creative cave (that is the space I've carved out in my basement for all my stamping stuff for those of you that don't know me . . . .it's actually quite nice but lacks the gorgeous sunlight Elizabeth has in her creative room). Anyway, I had such fun pouring through the challenge cards I've made for you and finally found the dress card. All I can say (with a smile) is that great minds think alike. However, I love that you have made the dress come alive with the patterned paper. Fabulous touch that I never considered. Great card Elizabeth. Can't wait for our exchange.

  4. Beautiful card! I love your paper choices & the paper piecing looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  5. Hi love your card, did you know that you could also enter this card into the Alphabet Challenge!
    this week their challenge is p for paper piecing.

  6. Lov elove love love love this!!! paper pieicing is my FAVORITE technique and this is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us for our Sundae Bar at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

  7. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

  8. Hey Elizabeth! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)