Friday, February 25, 2011

I'll Be Home for Christmas card

I mentioned yesterday that I thought it closely along my lines to do paper-piecing so I wanted to give it a go.  I tried to come up with a set of stamps I have that would be good for paper piecing and then decided I also wanted to do a Christmas challenge.  I thought the Putt Putt set would be fun and then figured out how to make it Christmasy.  I came up with by air, by ground, by water, I'll get there somehow which made me think of "I'll be home for Christmas."  A bit quirky on the theme but overall, I like the results.

The print paper is all from Making Memories's Mistletoe stack and the background paper is SU's Very Vanilla.  You'll notice the plane says "holiday" on it and the car has a cardinal on it.  Silly but fun.
The stamps are from SU's Putt Putt set.  The ink was simply SU's Basic Black.

Moxie Fab's Stamp It! Techniques Week Paper Piecing
Jingle Belles: Text Me (all of the print papers have holiday sayings and large numbers 1-25)
Bah Humbug #8: Things that fly
Get Sketchy Card Challenge #76


  1. I think this card is super-fun ... love the idea of doing whatever it takes to get home for Christmas ... great paper piecing too ... thanks so much for joining our Jingle Belles fun.

  2. ok, now see *THAT* is a totally BRILLIANT concept, and you've done such a great job making the card, too! b/c the plane, boat and car would've been very cool* just stamped & colored in...but PAPERPIECING them in that fun foliday paper is even more ♥FABULOUS♥! plus a great use of text background and border! love it!!!

  3. Cuh-UTE! This is really innovative. You'd get my vote, if I had one lol!

  4. Cute card! Love the paper piecing and the creativity of making the set perfect for Christmas!

  5. Very nice idea! Love the color choices!
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  6. Beautiful card! I love your dp and paper piecing!

  7. brilliant - LOVE the way you tied it all into a theme!

  8. What a wonderful holiday/masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

  9. I think your card is fabulous! My son would totally dig it, too!

  10. Love your 'outside the box' thinking on this one. Thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug! - hope we'll see you again soon.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  11. Love that sweet card.. it's fabulous!

  12. Brilliant interpretation of our challenge and great use of paper-piecing technique. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  13. What a clever way to use this set for the holidays!

  14. Hey Jen! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

  15. Love it! An unusual and creative card; definitely an idea I will use myself :D
    Thank you for posting; found you through your comment at Crafttestdummies.