February 12, 2011

Cut it Out!

Happy Saturday! It's time for another OCC challenge, and this week Lori has challenge us to cut it out - paper piece, create with the out of the box technique....just use some form of fussy cutting on your project.

I paper pieced my image, one of my fave techniques - it gives such a polished look to your card. I also hand cut a mat for my central die cut panel.

This card is for my sister who is going back to study this year to add some specialist literacy training to her teaching degree. She's been subbing this week, so this sentiment was perfect! The sketch is for this week's WSC and CCEE challenged us to use embossing folders - remember when embossing folders were the newest and most amazing tool out there?!

I went a little mod with my colour scheme and used the offcut from my notebook edge die to add some funky trim to the vanilla layer. I've glazed the apple with Crystal Effects.

Inside I used the notebook edge die again, and another apple image to tie it all together. Head on over to OCC - the team have some wonderful samples this week, as always!

Colour Combo: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Stamps: Teacher's Pet (MFT Stamps) Paper: Summer Picnic, Notebook (SU) Dies: Notebook Edge, Textile Rectangle (MFT Stamps) Punches: Scallop Circle, Large Circle (SU) Other: Chocolate Ribbon, Markers, Brads, Crystal Effects (SU) Pearls (Kaisercraft) Spots and Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft)


  1. Great card for your sister Sarah. Love the paper piecing and the notebook paper looks really good. Just love it.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  2. This is so cute, Sarah, and what a sweet card to send to your sister. Wonderful bold patterns and colors. Love your paper piecing and what you did with the negative edge of the notebook paper die. Terrific work on this week's challenge.

    Hope you are having a great weekend!


  3. Sarah, I just wanted to let you know that I just LOVE your card! Inside & Out! I'm glad to be with such talented ladies! You keep me on my toes.

  4. Sarah, again I love your card! I don't even like orange and I love the way you put these colors together. I think your brown mat on everything really allows the colors to be used together and yet makes it clean looking. Love how you used the punch "leftovers"! That looks time consuming but great!

  5. Hi Sarah, thanks for letting me know where you got your stamps from, will do some buying.... Love your card of the teacher. You have such flair with colors that go together and sketch designs are great. You are so very talented, love to see your work.

  6. This is adorable Sarah! Love your paper piecing on this beauty!!

  7. Oh how I love this! Super cute, it's a really great card. The colors are to die for!

  8. cute cute cute, your sister is going to love this card.

  9. Such a cute card for your sister! I love the colors, your hand-cut mat, and of course the embossing. Super job this week!

  10. Sarah this card is awesome! I love how you used the extra cutoff from the notebook edge, adds an interesting texture! I always love your paper piecing projects, you do such beautiful work!

  11. What a fabulous card inside and out!! I love your use of texture, your wonderful paper piecing and super sketch and use of color!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

  12. This is adorable, Sarah! I love those papers for a teacher-themed card. The use of the notebook edge on the inside is brilliant!


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