Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paper Piecing - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 35

Before I start, I want to tell you where the decorative paper came from. My youngest son, Dan, spent time in Japan teaching English. While there he bought me papers that were made in the area where he taught. I've treasured these papers for years, and never had the heart to cut into any of them. Last night, as I was falling asleep, these papers came to mind and it dawned on me that to honor a gift I should share the gift, and by doing so, I was honoring the giver of that gift. So today, I share Dan's gift to me with you. And now as Paul Harvey would say, "The rest of the story".

Today's card is for Week 35 - Paper Piecing Challenge at C.R.A.F.T Challenge. I know, when I think of paper piecing, I think of animal or human objects that are cut in layers and placed on top of one another. I am planning on that type of card later today. This too is paper piecing. and usually it's one type I stay far away from. But with the help of my Scor-Pal. This card was pretty darn easy. I scored a piece to accomodate 1 1/4 squares. Then I just had to place the squares inside the scored area. I then mounted that piece to another piece of patterned paper and attached the entire piece to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. I used a gold pen to outline the card and cut a flower using one of my BossKut dies. I like!
We had two days of sunshine and today it is again raining. A really good reason to go back to my craft room to play. Enjoy your weekend.
Mary

7 comments:

  1. Fab card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo.

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  2. Beautiful card Mary! I love the papers!
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.
    Magda x

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  3. This is amazing! What a treasure !

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  4. Hello Mary, this is one beautifully elegant card. The papers are delicious. Thank you for sharing and Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Suzi x

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  5. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our paper piecing challenge with your lovely project.Such rich papers -lovely! Cheers Claire x

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  6. I love the sentiiment behind the using of these beautiful Washi papers - thank you for sharing! I have some too and you've just prodded me to use them!
    Lovely card - thank you for coming over to play with us at C.R.A.F.T!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas
    x

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  7. Looks like Score Pal is gonna work out. Really neat card!....Brenda

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