Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #49

Welcome to my blog today! If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! If you are a constant reader...I'm so happy you stopped by! It's a busy time for most of us and it's hard to take time for ourselves to craft or to just read blogs for fun. My husband and I finished our shopping yesterday, so now our focus is on our family, on making goodies to eat and share with our neighbors, and for just spending time with the Lord during this most blessed time of the year.

For me, this time of year also means mailing out hand-made Christmas cards. For my Paper Sundaes Challenge, I've made another Christmas card. This one is sort of silly...and will go to one of my brothers back east. Just to tease them that I get to dress in short sleeves this time of year!

The challenge for Paper Sundaes this week is to "cut it out." Which means to do some sort of fussy cutting on your card. You should cut out your image or paper piece, or hand-cut something. We have an amazing sponsor this week - Simon Says Stamp! My cutie image is from CC Designs, and she's called Fiona.

I stamped little Fiona, then colored her with Copics. I paper pieced her hair band, shirt, and shorts using Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper. She's holding a Christmas ball in her hand.

I used Nesties to cut out all of the circles, including the eyelet circle. The greeting is a Studio G stamp, stamped with Stampin' Up Rose Red ink. I've been trying to use up my Eskimo Kisses paper...but I still have a ton of the pad left...after 2 years of using it!

I dyed more seam binding to make pink wrinkle ribbon. I used Ranger Distress Spun Sugar ink, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist (Diamond), and water. It's so yum! I topped the ribbon with a glittery snowflake and a pearl.

Oh, and this week is a special 2-week challenge at Paper Sundaes! You have an extra week to play along! We won't be posting a new challenge on December 26th. The next challenge will post in the new year!

Check back tomorrow, as I have 365 Cards, then on Tuesday I have a CPC Sketch. I will also have a special Graphic45 project one day this week...or next. {wink}


  1. this is fab gloria...I must buy those papers...I love how you have paper pieced fiona...BTW...imagine a stampe named after me...only joking!!


  2. Wonderful! Great paper piecing and I love the bow with snowflake on the top!
    Happy Sunday!

  3. This is so pretty! I love the non-traditional colours and the layout & of course the fab ribbon! I think it's hilarious that you are sending the card to your brother to rub it in that you get to wear shorts at this time of year! I'm so jealous!! Happy Holidays to you & your family!

  4. Adorable card, Gloria! Love the paper piecing! Where do you get the seam binding to dye?

  5. OK this is too CUTE!!!! LOVE your paper piecing girlfriend :)

  6. so cute, Gloria! Can I just say how much I adore how you decorate the inside of your cards??? :)