Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flopsey Birthday

It's been quite some time since I participated in any of the challenges in the My Favourite Things forum on Splitcoast, and when I saw this paper piecing challenge I knew it was calling out to me. I LOVE paper piecing, almost as much as I love my copics. But I cast my markers aside for this one and befriended my paper snips. 

I decided to use my new Birthday Flopsey (which appears to be out of stock at the moment so here's a link to all the Flopsey sets) from My Favourite Things. I pulled out some cool suede paper that I've been hoarding since March and I paper pieced Flopsey with two shades of brown. It's so cool IRL...feels just like suede, soft like a bunny! For the cake I pulled out my Bloom & Grow papers from My Mind's Eye. I even cut out the teeny tiny candles...I know, I'm crazy! But I like cutting...grin! The Mojo Monday #92 sketch seemed to fit nicely with my vision. 

The card base is Choice Buttercream. Then I layered baja breeze and patterns from Bloom & Grow. I sewed around with chocolate thread and I love how it stands out. I was originally going to use ivory thread cause I was nervous to use the chocolate...what was I thinking...how could I be nervous to use chocolate!!!???!!! I added some chocolate and cream ribbon and tied on a pumpkin corduroy SU button. The little square element was absolutely perfect for one of the sentiments in the set. You can't tell from the photo but I added some orange Stickles to the candle flames. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

A fun way to get Creative said...

Wow Karen, Adorable...suede paper?? That sounds cool and I cannot believe you cut out those candles. I would need to wear three pairs of glasses to cut out those tiny candles!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Ooops I was signed in as Lindsay!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Aaw - How cute is he!!! Love everything about this card - super cute!
xXx

Danni said...

Super, super cute card!

jen said...

ADORABLE!!! You can never go wrong with chocolate! :)

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute card! I love it. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

That is so cute! I love how you made the bunny's belly fuzzy and the dp is so pretty. Guess what? I finally got a hold of some Crystal Effects and used it on my card today. Thank you for the inspiration, Karen! :D

Janet said...

is that the paper you bought with me?????????? damn i should have got some!!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr Super card!!
hugs

A fun way to get Creative said...

I like how you sewed the paper thats cool! Also the paper together goes very good!

Joanne B. said...

K he's SO super cute! Fabulous job!

Emily said...

I love, love, love everything flopsey! Waiting for this cutie to hit the bargin bin. You pieced this so perfectly! Great job cutting out those candles! I'd love that challenge myself:)))

Wendy said...

Rocks as usual!