Saturday, September 18, 2010

paper piecing with embellish magazine

i have been wanting and wanting to make a card for the latest embellish magazine challenge for a while, but i just wasn't loving any of the ideas i had come up with. i finally went with the layout below, and turns out, i like it! :)

the challenge this week at embellish magazine was to use paper piecing with the colors below (yellow, kraft, lt green and dk green):

usually when i use muted colors, i like to add a pop of a bright color for major contrast, but alas, i was able to resist (there are no tiny hearts either!). i have really been liking birds lately, and so when i saw some cardstock that had birdhouses on it, i was instantly inspired to use birdhouses for this card!

i cut the birdhouses by hand with various colors of cardstock and pieced them together! the buttons were lent to me by Danielle at Girl RacerScrap for the openings on the birdhouses, and they saved the card if you ask me! :) the sentiment is from hero arts, and the little birds are from lawn fawn. i love lawn fawn stamps! have you used them? if not, what are you waiting for?! :) ha ha!

thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love this! Great use of the colors and the buttons and floss are just fantastic! Very cool card :)

  2. Live the birdhouses with the buttons, very cute!

  3. This card is fabulous, love it! Thanks for playing along with us!

  4. LOVE this so much! And teh addition of the bird - PERFECT! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!


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