Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY, lol! When you’re retired, every day is a YAY day, lol! Hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #54 – Anything Goes + Paper Piecing! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ with a technique twist offered each month just to inspire you. The twist is never mandatory to play! The twist this month is paper piecing! I find paper piecing to be somewhat tedious but relaxing in a weird kinda way, like fussy cutting, as the two come hand in hand. Can’t do one without the other, lol! I created a fun twister card using Art Impressions stamps and dies. I vowed a while ago that I would work on using everything (hoarded) in my stash… I know it’ll take a while but I AM working on it. The AI Twist series of stamps and dies, along with their Matchbooks and Tryfolds, are so much fun!
I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, adhered a red polka-dot panel (from the Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper pack) and cut the opening in the front with the Art Impressions Twist Frame die. I die cut the frame for the opening and the sentiment with stars from CutCardStock Camomile cardstock using the same die set. Then came the fun paper piecing the dog… using the Dog Twist Set stamps, I stamped him twice on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then again on CutCardStock Twine cardstock. I cut one of the images stamped on the white cardstock with the coordinating Dog Twist Set die and fussy cut the party hat, collar and cupcake from the other image stamped on white cardstock, and then fussy cut the dog from the image stamped on the twine cardstock. I colored the party hat, collar and cupcake with alcohol markers, his tag with a silver pen, and the whites of his eyes with a white Gelly Roll pen. I finished the front with a few white enamel dots.
I cut a yellow polka-dot panel for the inside from the Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper pack and embellished it with blue and white cardstock scraps for the sentiment and signature panel.
And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I shake my head sometimes wondering why it takes me so long to use such fun goodies!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Twine cardstock, CutCardStock Camomile cardstock, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock scraps, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Art Impressions Dog Twist Set stamps, The Project Bin Kinda Pawsome stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Ombre Collection, Fragrant Orange Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Neutral Browns Collection; Pentel Slicci Silver pen, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Dog Twist Set dies and Twist Frame die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet White Enamel Dots
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project with or without the technique twist of paper piecing! Hope to see you play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)