Sunday, March 11, 2012

Use Your Scraps

Thanks Allison and Caroline for once again allowing me to come and play at your blog.  I will admit upfront that this post is purely self-indulgent, because it is about one of my favorite things - Paper Piecing.  I think one of the reasons I like it so much is that it enables us to use those scraps of patterned paper that are so small they really should have been put in the trash, but you just can't bring yourself to do it.

First you will need a stamped image with an element on it that you are able to cut out easily, and then your scraps.

I chose this image because I felt that the star would be great to highlight in a piece of patterned paper.  Ink up your stamp and stamp the part of the image you want on the patterned paper.

Next cut out the image - the only tricky part here was cutting around the hand.

All that is left to do is color your stamped image, glue your cut-out on top of the original stamped image and assemble your card.

Of course you don't need to stop with one part of the image, especially when you have so many little scraps to play with.

I hope I have encouraged you to dig through those scraps and create.  Don't forget to show us by posting a link below.



  1. Michelle this is absolutely darling! I love your coloring! I agree, there is something to be said for paper piecing. I do like the look of stamped images cut out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love it! I need to do a project and just picked up 5 stamps sets I purchased from CTMH. Perhaps you've given me an idea...thanks!

  3. I love it! I need to do a project for a blog and I think you've given me a really good idea for something to do...I can use one of the 5 stamp sets I just picked up today from CTMH! Thanks, Michelle!

  4. Just plain awesome and inspiring!

  5. I love this....the paper really makes that star pop! And those denim I wish I looked like that in my jeans! Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

  6. Such a great stamp and love your project! Your coloring is awesome!!

  7. Your cards are absolutely fabulous!