Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our Family Layout for Mini Challenge: Paper Piecing

I had alot of fun making this layout using paper piecing!  Pretty much anything goes for this challenge.  Use your die cut machine to layer paper--punches to create new shapes-- stamp on multiple papers and cut them out and put back together like a puzzle--get back to basics with your scissors and create a personal embellishment. 

I decided to play with punches for this challenge and created this layout about my brother and his family:

The flowers are punched out and layered using 3 different punches (the pink punch is actually the punch you use for the I-Top to make paper covered brads):

I cut out some paper with the I-Top brad punch first:

Then I used my big flower punch to punch out the middle of the first punch:

I took another scrap and cut out a tiny flower:

I simply layered them all together to make a different flower:

Here it is on my layout.  My paper was double sided, so that helped add interest.  I also added some bling to the middle and a butterfly cut out with my Cricut (Lyrical Letters) and raised up with a foam square.

I can't wait to see what YOU came up with!  If you go to my blog (Double Dog Dare You) you will see some bonus paper piecing projecst that I made (shhh....didn't use my kit for one of the cards...don't tell Meridy!)

Blog Hop Reminder!  Get your e-mails to us by the 25th to participate in the blog hop (to show off our projects from the Scraps Of Darkness Sketch)!  We had great participation last time...I hope we have even MORE this time!


  1. Great job girlie. I have missed playing since we are all so sick here, I hope to get something done sometime this week but it is not looking good :(

  2. Wonderful layout. Love the bright colors of the flowers! Beautiful!

  3. What a great way to get more out of your punches! Beautiful layout!

  4. Nice little tutorial on the flowers! Fabulous layout!

  5. Great job on this challenge. I love the way you used the punch for the I-top. It makes a great "flower":)

  6. I have those punches and never would have thought to use them to make flowers...hummmmmm....I see new flowers in my future!

  7. Great layout - beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing your tips.