Friday, May 1, 2015

Buttons, Books & Butterflies

Over at Cut It Up, we're all about those die cuts; but today we're about using those die cuts and adding cut paper piecing to your project!  Yes, you read that right....two kinds of cutting today!

This is my first project as a DT Member at Cut It Ups and I want to say I am delighted to be a part of the team!  These crafters are wonderful women and I have truly enjoyed meeting them through their projects and internet communication.  It is an honor to be included and share my projects with you!

This cute stamp is called
New Heights from
Gorjuss Urban Stamps.
I paper pieced this little girl by stamping her on a piece of white cardstock (CS).  Then I stamped her again on the yellow pattern paper (Brushed from CTMH) focusing on the dress of the stamp.  I didn't need to stamp any other parts of her or the books.

Then I used Copics and CTMH alcohol markers to color the image except for her dress and hair.  I fussy cut the dress from the pattern paper and attached the dress.  I colored the hair last since part of her hair is on the dress!

I've not done any paper piecing before, but I really enjoyed it!

My background paper is made from Colonial White CS.  I stamped the words, letters, and flourishes in Barn Red.  I laid out all the letters on the Fiskars Stamp Press.  That way I could duplicate it on each corner easily.  Next, I went over the entire piece with gesso I had tinted with Honey colored ink.  I put in machine stitches on the sides and distressed my edges.

I tore and rolled my edges on the top and bottom and added some ribbon, lace, and paper to add interest.

Most embellishments on this LO are from stash.  I can tell you the butterfly and flower sticker are from CTMH as well as the the stamp sets.  The gems on her dress are Bo Bunny Citrus Jewels.

Oh my, I almost forgot the die's the largest piece on the LO! The book was cut on the Cricut using the Cursive 101 cartridge.  The back is CTMH Fundamentals in Smoothie; the script paper is retired from CTMH Always.

We can't wait to see your take on paper piecing.  Come on over to Cut It Up to meet the new Design Team and check out all the beautiful projects.  Then you have until May 13 to link up your project for an opportunity to win a gift certificate from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons!

Thanks for coming by today!


  1. Your page is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. What a fabulous layout!! Love it!! Have a great day.

  3. I love everything about this well made layout, especially all the thoughtful details.
    Congratulations and welcome to Cut it Up!


  4. Your Layout is absolutely wonderful! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  5. A lovely layout...great stamp image...and a pretty little model ;)

  6. The colors you used are super sweet and I love your LO!

  7. this is a wonderful page. I love your combination of stamped image and die cuts.