This layout was created for theÃ‚Â Use it or Lose it Challenge. Ã‚Â The challenge this time is Paper Piecing. Ã‚Â I used to do paper piecing all the time. Ã‚Â It’s a lot easier now that we have the Cricut but I still just haven’t used this technique much. Ã‚Â It is a bit time consuming but always worth it in the end.
For my layout I pieced together some stamped images as you can see in the closeup picture above. Ã‚Â My base was created using an image from the Life’s Creation stamp set (retired). Ã‚Â I stamped and cut out the image 3 times and placed them in a circle. Ã‚Â My next layer is a flower from the Sweet Home Workshop-On-The-Go stamp set (retired) and the top flower is from Life’s Creation. Ã‚Â Paper piecings look even more amazing if you add some type of embellishment to them like I did with the Opaque Pearls.
Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: paper, Life’s Creation stamp set (retired), Sweet Home stamp set (retired), Colonial White Ribbon, Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Irresistibles Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts Alphabet, Chocolate/Juniper/Tulip/Sunset inks, and Zig marker.
The layout was one I received in a swap at convention a couple years ago, created by Anna Peterson. Ã‚Â I added the title, journaling, and stamped embellishments.
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