Daily Archives: July 10, 2009

Snowmen and Sentiments

It’s week two of CHF’s Summer Stamp Star Design Challenge and the challenge this week is paper piecing. I always love paper piecing and thought I’d play along and have some fun. I was actually inspired by one of the submissions to look at stamps in a new way and try paper piecing a stamp that I normally wouldn’t thing of trying this technique with. I was thrilled with how it turned out. The paper piecing entries so far are super creative. If you’re looking for a little inspiration…here’s a link.

This image is a sneak peek at a new Shady Tree Studio release called Embrace Christmas.  I just love the snowman with his arms wide open. I’m really excited that Lisa has a new Christmas sentiments set out from her Mona Lisa Moments line. It’s called Vintage Christmas Expressions and I love the great style to all the sentiments.You can see the entire set here.

Snowy Christmas



Here’s the close-up. I popped the sentiment up on dimensional foam tape to highlight it. For the image, it was fun to get a little creative  and make a patterned fence and sky.  It sort of adds a whimsical look.

Quick Tip: Use some of the same papers for layers that you do for the paper piecing to tie the design together.

Embrace Christmas (Shady Tree Studio) by CHF
Vintage Christmas Expressions (MLM line) by CHF
Ink: Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Cranberry Adirondack ink by Ranger
Paper: Wassail 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey, Simply Smooth white cardstock by CHF, kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics

Have a great weekend!