Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TE Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blast from the Past blog hop sponsored by Taylored Expressions! I'm super excited to see what everyone created using their much loved stamp sets that were released in either 2008 or 2009. I used Doctor's Orders for my card which I made for one of the neighbourhood girls who had an unexpected stay in the hospital. This set is one of my fave go-to sets for get well cards because really, who could resist sweet Cuppie? He makes me smile every time I look at him!

I did plenty of paper piecing and I thought I'd share a photo tutorial at the end of just how I like to paper piece in order to keep the proper perspective of an image. Everything is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream then I coloured Cuppie, the book and the headboard with copics. The rest is paper pieced with fun patterns from My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary.

The image is cut out with rectangle Nestabilities and I layered it onto a big scallop rectangle of Prism suede brown dark. For interest I added plenty of stitching and some Crystal Twinkles along the intense pink scallop border.

Now here's the tutorial showing the way I like to paper piece......it's a little labour intensive but definitely worth the end result.

This shows all the layers cut out and ready to be adhered together...

I cut away the headboard on the green layer...

I cut away the bottom fitted sheet on this pink layer...

I cut away the pillows and coloured Cuppie and the wood feet on the bed on this Buttercream layer...

I cut away Cuppie and the feet on the bed on this pink layer...

For the last layer I added the green flat sheet and the coloured book...

There's plenty more eye candy along the hop so be sure to visit everyone's blog, and have a Blast while you're hopping!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

29 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

TOO cute Karen! Awesome paper piecing, girl!

Nancy said...

Wow, you really know how to make a bed, Karen! Over the top great!!! Speedy recovery to your neighbour...

Jackie Pedro said...

I was thinking the same thing as Nancy!!! I bed your own bed looks amazing! SNORT! LOVE your card, Saucy and your tutorial is fab!

TannyP said...

That's amazing!! It never even occurred to me to layer that way when paper piecing. Awesome card!

Wendy said...

Super cheery card... love the colors & all of your paper piecing!

Taylor said...

Can you come make the beds at my house!? Such a fabulous card, Karen! Love the bright, cheerful colors!

Thanks for playing in the Blast from the Past blog hop!de

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Karen! Love the paper-piecing... and thank you for the picture tutorial! :o)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Hehe! He totally makes me smile too! LOVE the colors and papers on this, and your tutorial is AWESOME!!!

Wendy said...

Freakin adorable!!! Look at the paper piecing girl, LOVE IT!

Tangii said...

I love the colors! This card is just wonderful. I love paper piecing and you've done a fabulous job! Your layering is just perfect and the colored cuppie is wonderful!! LOVE this card!!

Karen Giron said...

This is such a marvelous card!! LOVING all the layers you added to your bed - did you add hospital corners? I'm thinking you did.

Donna said...

fabulous paper-piecing tutorial, I LOVE those papers!!

Alex Maldonado said...

SHUT UP!!! Awesome girlfriend, you SO rock with all your layers (trust me, I know {wink}.. you can send this one too since you already have my address!! :) (greedy much??) LOVE it!!

Danni said...

This is so darn cute!! Love it!

Lori said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the tutorial on how you paper piece. Happy Hopping! :o)

Gingerbread Gal said...

WOW! Fantastic tutorial!TFS! The colors are amazing. LOVE THIS CARD!
:) Rachel

Stacey Schafer said...

so adorable:)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wonderful tutorial, and an amazing card. Love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just darling, Karen! Love all the paper piecing!!

Carolina said...

What an adorable card, LOVE the paper pieced bed and thanks for taking the time to put together such a fab tutorial!!!

Jess Willison said...

This card is so cute! Love the tutorial too!

Kathy Martin said...

Too cute! Love the paper pieced bed! :)

Candace said...

Karen, this is the CUTEST!! I just love the colors, and thank you so much for your paper-piecing tutorial!! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, you have some patience! Wow! Love all that paper piecing! Looks awesome!

Jen Tapler said...

Wow. You are my paper piecing hero. Why have I never thought to do that? No wonder my paper piecing always looks so flat and blah!! LOL. YOU ROCK my friend!

Barbara said...

Too stinkin' CUTE, Karen! That paper piecing is an awesome bit of work!

RiNNE said...

Wowowowowow!!!! Such a wonderful way of paper piercing!! Love all the crisp lines of them! Beautiful card!

Jami said...

LOVE that flowery bedspread! And that was a great tutorial! I don't think I've ever done that much layering - I always cut the pieces separately, but I bet that layering gives a really great effect!

Leslie said...

Awesome as always! Super tutorial - thanks for sharing that :)