Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Because Card

Here's a sweet card to give someone, "Just Because". Pattern by KaDoodle Bug Designs and stamped sentiment by Craftin Desert Divas. This is one of my favorites!


A Pinch to Grow an Inch Card

The new Cutie KaToodles from KaDoodle Bug Designs are just the sweetest! I used the Giraffe to create this birthday card. Stamped sentiments by Craftin Desert Divas.


New Layouts

It's been awhile since I've done layouts, but I had some requests for a few. 
Check Mate created using patterns from Scrapping Bug Designs


Breakfast of Champions created using patterns from Treasure Box Designs


Let's Get Physical created using patterns from Treasure Box Designs



Graduation Card

I love how this paper pieced graduation card turned out. I used patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs and stamped sentiment by Craftin Desert Divas. I wanted the card to look similar to a notebook and was able to use some marbled paper for the background.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wishing You Brighter Days Card

Today, I'm sharing a sweet rainy day card, which is sure to brighten someone's day.


The pattern used for this 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inch card is the Lil' Puddle Jumpers from KaDoodle Bug Designs. The girl pattern is reduced to measure 3-1/4 inches tall. When reducing the pattern, keep the patterned grouped together and reduce until the silhouette/base part of the pattern is at the desired size, before ungrouping your colors.


I've changed up the frog umbrella from this pattern to a ladybug version, by simply changing the handle and eye backs to black cardstock and the umbrella color to red cardstock. The black polka dots  on the umbrella were added using black Scribbles (fabric paint). Stickles were used around the puddle and water splashes.

The raindrop patterned cardstock is cut to 5x5, the inner red frame is 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches, and the white cardstock beneath the girl is 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. The white cardstock is embossed with a cloud embossing folder, by Darice. The boot pattern across the bottom measures 3/4 x 5 inches.


I've added glittered white Prima flowers and added some Recollections bling for raindrops. 

My stamped sentiment measures approximately 1-1/2 inches across and 1-1/4 inches down. Many stamped sentiments could go along with this card, such as the one I have used or "You are my Sunshine", etc. 

The paper I've used for this card was a Spring page kit, which unfortunately, I don't have the brand name for. There are some pretty Spring paper lines available from companies such as DoodleBug. I was looking on the internet for something similar to the one I've used and came across a line called Carolee's Rain Boots Adornit - Rainy Days and Sunshine Collection.

Thanks for stopping by for some crafty inspiration! 


Thursday, April 2, 2015

You Quack Me Up Card

Sharing a card I've done for a sketch challenge over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I love making cards, so couldn't pass up this challenge. The added sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas. 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Easter Card

Over the many years of creating paper piecings, I've finally reached a point where I am truly passionate about creating cards with my finished pieces. I love how intricate the designs become and I've become obsessed with creating tiny detailed pieces for each card that I create. 

This Easter card I had created for a hop with KaDoodle Bug Designs and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, is one of my favorite cards. It's created by combining patterns from each company. I love how detailed this card turned out.