Friday, July 15, 2011

Paper Piecing with the CSS Alumni

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time we are having fun with one of my favorite techniques, paper piecing. If you are following along from the beginning, you just came from Karen's blog and I know she wowed your socks off. If not, then you really need to start from the beginning at StampTV.com.

So on with my project. I paper pieced the oval label from Versatile Verses. Fun huh?

All pattern papers are from Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection. I used some Kraft and White card stock and some fun home made flowers. I made the green flower from felt using a tutorial I found in a magazine. If you would like me to show you how, let me know in the comments and I will post something in the next few days. My mom crocheted the beautiful pink flower for me. Topped it off with a button and added some ribbon to the card. And there it is.

Now hop on over to Miesje's blog to see what she has to share.  And feel free to play along and post your creation over at StampTV. We love to see what you paper piece.

36 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- that is so clecer. I never thought of paper piecing labels. Terrific idea!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with mixing the patterns -- love that fun flower

Giovana said...

Fantastic idea Melissa, beautiful card!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Melissa! I love the that you paper pieced the oval and the handmade flowers are awesome!

Lagene said...

Great Idea! Very nice!

joy said...

Love your layers and your flowers are so cute!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the label and the flower!!!!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Melissa. That ribbon is so rich looking and I love the DP and flower!

Miesje said...

So soft and pretty and sweet! Love the flower and the label is perfect! Great, great card with a fab bow!

Cheri said...

Fantastic idea to piece the label, Melissa and how adorable those flowers are! It's a beautiful card in all ways.

scrappinmommom said...

Very, very nice, love the label and the flower.

Lynn B. said...

YES! I want to know how to make a flower like that. Thanks so much for offering. And thanks for showing some paper piecing that I might actually be able to manage to do.

Tina Gilliland said...

Simply beautiful! LOVE the felt flowers and the crocheted one! Your bow is fabulous!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Melissa! Love the flower, and wonderful design!

Susan said...

Thanks for another great idea! Love paper piecing so will try this on some tags too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful. I am loving all the piecing artwork from the designers.

Becky said...

Beautiful card.

Betty Neville said...

This is beautiful Melissa! Great choice of dp, and your flower is gorgeous!

pamselinski said...

love your cleverness. A most beautiful card
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Carolina said...

Seriously brilliant to paper piece the tag - LOOOVE the crochet flower.

alex said...

So beautiful, never thought of paper piecing a tag, but I will now, so inspiring thank you

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Wonderful card... love that crochet flower

Gayle said...

Melissa, What a lovely card you created! The flower is a wonderful addition.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Melissa!!

Ina said...

Love the colour combination and your beautiful flower.

Melanie said...

oh so pretty! I like the flower accent for the label and how you pieced just the bottom and have the one greeting in the top of the oval nice!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is beautiful! I love how you paper pieced the label.

Sonya van Stee said...

Lovely! I commented on the card in the gallery - didn't realize there was a blog hop going on. Anyway, I still think it's beautiful! :)

Di said...

Ummm PINK!!! Love that flower!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and pattern paper. Love the crochet flower. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

miatagal said...

Very pretty card, Melissa. Wonderful eye for color.

jazy1m said...

Love your idea. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely, cheerful card!

Joan
MN

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooh....melissa! this is beautiful!

margaret said...

Very Creative-- I love the piecing of the label-- also the use of all the embellishments thanks for sharing

Golda said...

That is fantastic and I love your flower!