Saturday, March 24, 2012

Loopy Bloom

This week I had some time visiting with my crafty friends, which meant I was able to play with stamp sets I covet like the Who's That Girl Lovin' from the Oven from My Favorite Things.

I fought my attraction to paper piecing with these stamp sets for a long time. If I gave in to this desire, I knew it would be the beginning of a downward spiral into collecting 6x6 designer paper pads - the smaller prints are just too perfect for paper piecing the small stamp images. If I gave into this desire, who knew where it would end? Would it end??!!!

Alas, I am weak. It started out so innocently with just a paper pad here, a paper pad there. Then there was the gluttonous evening where it made sense to fill my cart with enough paper pads to qualify for free shipping. Oh, the joy when the box arrived on my doorstep!

So far I've managed to keep myself happy with borrowed stamp sets, but I know the time is coming when it will not be enough. I am agonizing over which sets to start with - ones that I already know & love, or something new?

With my new Authentique Loyal and Echo Park Victoria Gardens 6x6 designer paper pads and a borrowed WTG Lovin' from the Oven stamp set, I created a card for the MFTWSC64 sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Here is my card:

I used the Loopy Bloom die from MFT and Melissa Francis crepe paper to create the flower. I'm loving this flower die and the crepe paper cut like a dream!

I've rearranged the office a little to make it easier to pull out my Big Shot and this has made a huge difference in how often I die cut. For just this card I used the MFT Scalloped Scallop and Loopy Bloom dies and the Reverse Wonky Rectangle and Labels Twenty-One from Spellbinders Nestabilities. 

I didn't like the Label die after I cut it, but it had my sentiment stamped on it  already (and the stamp set is with it's owner), so I trimmed the piece down to a ticket shape.

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  1. I love the yellow wallpaper! {grin} This turned out great, Jacquie! I really like the loopy flower. Who would think to use the crepe paper??!!!!

  2. This great paper piecing and use of your punch. I also like the ticket die on the wonky rectangle die. I keep looking at that die wondering if I need it or not. NOW I think I have to!! great job:)

  3. sooo cool and really cute! love the loopey bloom. Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!


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