Friday, July 15, 2011

CSS Alumni Paper Piecing Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous CSS DT Alumni blog hop.  This one is all about paper piecing and if you need some great inspiration and instruction on how to do this technique you can check out Gina K's fantastic tutorial.


If you have come here from the fabulously talented Carolina's blog, then you're in the absolute right place.  If you didn't, we invite you to take the hop from the beginning and enjoy each and every fabulous project from  the StampTV CSS Alumni DT.  


I made two cards for this challenge.  I hope they give you some inspiration and we all hope you'll join us in this challenge and make a paper pieced card and post it to the blog forum.  


Here's my first card






This little frog makes me smile each time I see it and I love combining his face with various sentiments.  To me, frogs have always seemed to be critters of subtle wiseness, patience and knowingness.  I love to hear the peepers in the springtime, they sing out the message the ground is thawing and spring is on the way.  Their combined voices (hymn sings) raise a song of spring, hope and encouragement.  A friend of mine is in a difficult place in her life right now and she needs a frog with a promise of love and hope, so he's headed her way.  I really love these two stamp sets together -  What do you think?


Stamp sets:  "Little Critters" by Theresa Momber and "Wild at Heart" by Melanie Muenchinger.  
CS:  Pure Luxury Ivory, Green Grass and Creme de Menthe.  
DP:  Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" used in paper piecing.


Here's my second card:






Stamp Sets:  "Bold and Beautiful"  which is FREE right now at StampTV.  Check out the details HERE.  I used GKD PL Ivory and Vibrant Violet CS.  DP is "Sweet Threads" by Basic Grey.  The iris was paper pieced using the same plaid paper on the layering panel.  I really liked how it turned out.  The pearls were white and colored with Copic #BV08.


Thanks so much for hopping with us.  


Now keep hopping over to the fabulously gifted Giovana's blog for more inspiration. 


Have a great weekend!


Cheri  

41 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- I really like both of these! Sorry your friend is going through a rough time and I am sure your 'frog' will help her spirit!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun creation of the frog card - pretty with the flower matching the bg paper~

Sharri said...

Cheri both cards are beautiful!! Your friend will cherish the frog card! I love your ribbon treatment with the pearls on the second! Great designs on both cards!!

Giovana said...

Really cute frog card and the flower card is just perfect!!

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially love the plaid iris!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Both cards are wonderful, Cheri. Your frog does look all knowing, and the iris is iust beautiful. Great colors you used on both.

Miesje said...

Perfect - love the frog with the verse! Great choice - it will make your friend smile. The iris is wonderful! Great, great cards! Hope you have a good weekend too!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are adorable but I too like the froggy and mushroom the best.
We had a hurricaine one year - Ivan - and at the height of the storm we couldn't hear anything but wind and more wind except the frogs singing in the rain barrel just outside our bedroom window - could not believe they could be so loud!!! Made me feel like as long as the frogs didn't mind then the storm would pass and we would be ok....and we were. Frogs are good luck!!!

Lynn B. said...

What a sweet blessing to create for your friend. I pray that your card encourages her and renews her faith.

Lynne said...

Love both of your cards. The paper piecing is great and the colors inviting.

scrappinmommom said...

Really like the frog, so cute, however, the iris is gorgeous.

Tina Gilliland said...

Aaack... so LOVE froggies but I also LOVE LOVE purple!!! That flower is amazing!!!! Fabulous creations, GF!

catdidit said...

Although i dont feel the same as you do about frogs, THIS one is awesome! LOL! Love the designs on both of these Cheri!!

Susan said...

Very nice cards. I like the circle cardstock on the frog card to give that sense of bumpiness!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are wonderful cards. I love the frog card the best though.

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous.

Betty Neville said...

These are awesome Cheri - wonderful designs! Your friend will love the frog card. I've only heard frogs once - when we visited my brother-in-law in a rural town a few hours from Toronto. They were really loud, yet the sound was strangely peaceful. Your iris is gorgeous - I would never have thought to paper-piece it!

pamselinski said...

Love both of the cards.

Carolina said...

Such adorable card Cheri! Your frog card is so fun - love the colors. The pleat work on your second with all the pearls is just adorable!!!

alex said...

Love them both you really inspire me to be more adventurous with paper piecing.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Both cards are wonderful... You always give me such inspiration Cheri.

Gayle said...

Cheri, I love that little frog too and your Iris card is really gorgeous. I'm going to try that, too.

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Cheri!!! I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations.

Ina said...

Both stunningly beautiful cards Cheri but you TAKE THE CAKE with your paper piecing on your iris. So love the way you finished it off with that beautiful ribbon.

Melanie said...

love that frog and toadstool, too cute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your frog and mushroom are really cute, but that flower is gorgeous! Great paper piecing, Cheri!

Sonya van Stee said...

Hey Cheri! I commented in the gallery before I realized there was a blog hop, so here I am again to tell you I just LOVE your cards! You have a great eye for paper piecing and choosing the right papers to do it with! I love your creations!

Carol said...

I love both of your cards. I'm sure your friend will be strengthened by your card and support.

Di said...

Love that frog and what a neat way to do the iris! Very clever!

Anonymous said...

Your iris card is beautiful and love the way you did the iris. The frog card is cute, even though I don't like frogs. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

miatagal said...

Love both of your cards, Cheri. I do hope the froggie brightens your friend's day!

jazy1m said...

Loved both of your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love both of your awesome cards.

Joan
MN

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wonderful job! I love what you do!

Karen w. said...

Great cards! Love the fog!

Golda said...

Very cool cards!

Helen Dooley said...

Oh Cheri- I love both cards. You did such an amazing job on them. TFS!
PS. havent chatted in while! hope you doing well.
HUGS!

Reflections from Granny said...

Cheri your cards are so pretty, :) Hugs, Lori m

Ina said...

Cheri - I love the expression on your frog - such a great cheer me up card and oh!! your second card is SO SO SO GORGIOUS. Love your paper piecing and what you did with your beautiful ribbon. SS

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