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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

Its already the 25th and time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  This months challenge was to use a technique that you learned from a fellow stamper.  The blog hop rules are located here

I had to think long and hard about this challenge.  I have learned a lot from fellow papercrafters through out the 5 years or so I have been scrapbooking, stamping, and papercrafting, but I couldn't think of a specific technique for this challenge.  Then, I thought of the wreath I just made for a gift and realized that I included a technique that I have been using a lot:  paper piecing from punches and/or dies.  Two of the PTI DT have used this technique recently.  Betsy Velman used it with for her monster here, and Dawn McVey used it for her flower here, which I was dying to turn into a sunflower.  The wreath was totally inspired by Dawn's here.






I used a branch wreath from Michaels and had to hot glue the leaves and flowers on.  I used some of those little beads on wire to give it a more rustic look.


Her is a close up of the paper pieced sunflowers that I made from the smallest leaf from the Leaf Prints Die Collection.  I used some Dark Chocolate Felt for the circles.  I thought that they turned out nice.  Thanks, Dawn, for the great idea!

I love paper piecing.  Here are some cute little Frankensteins that we made at a stamp club I belong to with Terri Knaapen:


Aren't they cute?  They were made with a paper punch from another company, but can totally be replicated with Label 1 from Spellbinders.  I tried to make a PTI version of this little guy. 





LOL!  He's made with Mat Stack 4 and the small Rickrack Border dies.  I'll use him for something fun for my kids, I just haven't decided what yet!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by.  Can't wait to see all the projects out there today.  Have fun hopping!

33 comments:

Allison

Great job on your PTI wreath...aren't dies just too much fun!?

Debra

Such a pretty fall wreath.That's a LOT of die cutting!!

Traveling Mama

These are such great projects! What a way to celebrate the fall!

Sue Ann

Great projects and that wreath is something special for sure!!!

Kay

The frankensteins were just TOO cute, but that wreath is awesome- so much work went into that one!

Aimes

Oh my gosh your wreath is AMAZING! Totally worth all the die cutting :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Terri

Nice job on all of them. Love what you did with the dies.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Very lovely wreath for the season, I started mine a month ago and still sitting there unfinished, I hope I don't wait till winter, LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

Heather Jensen

Very sweet! Love your wreath. I bet it took more than 10 minutes. Love your blog name. :)

Anne

Gorgeous wreath and fun monsters!! I really love paper piecing, too!

Karen C

What a lovely fall wreath! The frankensteins are adorable! What a clever idea!

Pam W.

Great projects! The wreath turned out great and your little frankenstein is such a cute guy. Actually, I guess that "cute" isn't exactly the right word to describe a monster......oh well, he is cute.

Jen

very creative, getting 'extra' uses out a product is always terrific to learn about.

Melissa

What a beautiful wreath! Your little frankensteins are so cute!

Baseret

Your wreath is beautiful,and those little Frankensteins are ADORABLE!!

Nerina

Oh my this is amazing! I love the coverage you achieved with the leaves - this is so full - looking! The flowers are a gorgeous addition! Your little Frankensteins are too jolly cute for words - soooooo creative!

Kelly S.

Gorgeous wreath, and I LOVE that Frankenlabel, hee!

Huguenot Girl

Love the wreath - it's gorgeous!

Marge

Great wreath & Frankie!!!

Jen Carter

Great projects! Lots of fun!

jen

GREAT projects!! Those frankensteins crack me up- what a fun surprise in a lunch box they would be!!! :D

Sue Lelli

That paper pieced wreath is FAB! LOVE it! Also LOVE the Frankensteins.

peggysue

What a neat wreath! That must have taken some time!

Lee

Dies are so much fun. I love using them too! Your projects are lovely.

Amy

Great projects! Love those little Frankensteins!

Vanessa

What a beautiful wreath and your Frankensteins are so cute! Vanessa x

Pam W.

I'm back. haha. I saw one of your comments about staying away from stamps that need coloring. I'm here to encourage you to buy one and give it a try. It isn't hard, just takes some practice and I think you would love it.

Now I am leaving. hehe

Janelle

Great job on the wreath -- love the sunflowers. And adorable Frankenstein, too.

Jessica

Adorable little monsters! Thanks for visiting my blog! ;)

Babies- Beth

Oh gosh, the leaf wreath is pretty, but golly, those little monsters are just the cutest!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*)

That wreath is *stunning*, and I love your cute little Frankensteins too!

Ida

What a pretty fall wreath and those little Frankenstein monsters are adorable.
Congrats on starting your own blog. You're doing a great job. Pop by mine sometime. I found your through Allison (Stampin When I can).

Diane Jaquay

I LOVE your wreath, what an awesome idea!!!

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