Thursday, November 12, 2015

DT Post for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge: Paper Piecing

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday, our twist is paper piecing. For those who haven't tried this before, it's fun and easy! Don't be intimidated! The technique is to print or stamp an image on different papers and then cut out the elements and piece them back together. This way you can use several different patterned papers all on the same image. 
For my card, I started with a Craft and Create Couture ornament die and made a shaped card. Then I die cut another ornament out of red glitter cardstock and a border for the ornament out of the same Christmas cardstock I used for the different patterns you see on my image. (The cardstock had rectangles of 12 different Christmas patterns, so it was great for this project.) I glue taped the layers together before working on my digi.
Our wonderful sponsor this month at Twisted Thursday is Ppinkdolls. This digi stamp is named "Kou kou." You can purchase it at their etsy store here:
I imported the stamp to my Silhouette Design Studio software and sized it up for this ornament card. I then duplicated it several times on my virtual mat and cut my 12x12 inch cardstock to 8 1/2 X 11 so I could run it through my printer. I ended up doing 2 copies with 8 total images to work with. I began fussy cutting and arranging patterns until I came up with an arrangement I liked. Once I had this little tyke paper pieced, I colored her face with an MEXPY marker and used a black color pencil to color her hair and add a bit more color to the shading at the bottom of the stocking. To finish up, I added a couple metal accents. Then I popped the image up on foam squares and adhered it to the red glitter cardstock.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - November - Something Glittery
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #300 - Winter
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.98 -   Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.45 - Christmas Sparkle
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 17 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO Holiday Hugs
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 165 - (W2 of 2) -  Not a Square
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - Add a charm
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas  bright or sparkly colours
Crazy 4 Challenges W,1E  traditional colours of the season 
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)Tic Tac Toe - see below (die cut, digi image, hand coloring-face and hair)
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E (W) Happy holidays
613 Avenue Create - W - #148 Anything goes with optional RAK
Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter – #49 Anything Goes
Classy Cards 'n Such - W, E3 - #110 Mittens and/or Stockings
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Always Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Come and Get It WUnlimited Lots of Sparkle
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #162 Use Some Red
Great Impressions - M, 3E, SIO - Bling On The Holidays
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #21 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2)
Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, digi available -  #Tic, Tac, Toe * (W1 of 2) die cuts, sparkle (red glitter paper, sentiment)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  November - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using Red, Green & White)
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E #237 Add a Sentiment (W1 of  2)
The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  - 2W -  #71 Glitter and/orShine (W2 of 2)
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Feminine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - M, 2nd Monday, 1E Vintage Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - M, 2nd Monday, must be "cute" - (November) CAS + Cute & Christmassy
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Winter Activities

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Tic Tac Toe* sentiment, die cuts, bright colors
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M, E2SIO - Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (November) Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO (must use digi stamp), 2E/3E with Whoopsi Daisy image,  - (November) Lots of Layers
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #9 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 2)
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #45 - Christmas Sparkles
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Make It Sparkle  (Week 1)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1)
Paper Minutes #408 Christmas Silhouettes / Shapes
Retarte 2W, E3 - #64 -  Anything Goes  (Week 2)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #209 Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E #4 - Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #59 Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #81 Always Anything Goes 
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #106 Christmas
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps (M, P1, E3, SIO) Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2: ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #51 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #36 Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas (M,P1,E4) Warm and Cozy
Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge (M,P15,E3)  #32 Special types of cards
Natalie and Amy's Challenge (M,P30) #38 Winter Scenes
Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #12 Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas (M,P1) # 59 Christmas Decorations
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3) #11 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Sparkle, sparkle everywhere
The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge (M,P15,3E,SIO)  #34 Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards
Crafty Enjoyments (M, P5, E3) Anything Goes with a Decorative Edge
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #144 Bingo* + A Sentiment (W2 of 2)patterned paper, digi, favorite color--red
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #337 Christmas
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #3 Pearls & Gems (W2 of 2) + A Month long Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E #9 Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #168 Thanksgiving/Thank You (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Jilia Spiri Challenge 2W,3E #6 Add A Sentiment (W1 of 2)
Scrap & Craft Challenges M,1st Thurs,3E #16 Christmas
Star Stampz Challenge 2W,3E,SIO All About Girls (W1 of 2)


  1. Sweet little card, Carrie. I am learning so much about paper piecing. Thank you for giving such a detailed account of your process. I love that shape of card and the little metal accent pieces.

  2. I love how you write your post for the challenge Carrie! Beautifully written and your paper piercing ornament shaped card is just stunning! The coloring of the image is amazing! Thanks so much for your lovely comment over on my blog of my little Catherine's art gift for Mr. Bob and for having her as Twisted Thursday Jr. GDT for this week paper piercing fun. And thank YOU for being a new follower of my blog. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead Carrie! See you over at Outlawz and here on blogland!

    Hugs, Christina, personal blog
    Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenges, DT

  3. WOW!!! Those are some challenges good luck on them. Your ornament is adorable. Love the border around the ornament and the image is so daring. Nice touch with the metal accents.
    Hugs Pat

  4. Beautiful card, Carrie! Such an adorable image and you did an amazing job with the paper piecing!

  5. Such a lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Graph'It Markers colouring challenge

  6. Hi,

    Stunning card. Love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF

    DT Crafting With Friends

    May I ask you to use this link to participate to the challenge, please,


  7. What a beautiful card! Your paper piecing is fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  8. Thank you for sharing your cute ornament shaped card at Craft Rocket Challenge anything Goes............Lis DT

  9. This is such a lovely card Carrie. Paperpiecing is one of my favourite techniques that I use very often, and you have done a perfect job with it. I love the shape of the card and the little details you have included look great. You have stated that you have used mpexy markers which is good news to me as I have a whole set of these markers and maybe I can use them to colour in instead of buying a copic set, lets see. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  10. Lovely card. Very cute. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It Challenges this week. Judy DT

  11. Love the shape. Great project! Thanks for playing at Lacy sunshine! We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  12. Oh... that's an interessting shape card. Wonderful decorated, cute Image, that you've fantastic coloured. I like it :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our Sparkles Christmas Challenge for November and good luck!

    Doris *GDT*

  13. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  14. Thanks for sharing your sweet card in our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. We are really happy you joined us and wish you luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  15. Carrie, this is SO cute, love your paper pieced details and the ornament shaped design. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your card with us over at Catch the Bug too and good luck!

  16. Great shaped card and such a sweet little character :-)
    Great wobble card and I LUV the embossed background :-)
    Thank you for playing along at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES.

    IKE xxx

    Scribbles DT

  17. This is just lovely. What a cute creation. Thanks for playing along with us at CAGI. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, CAGI DT

  18. Lovely Christmas card with a custe image, thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas monthly.

    Pat xx

  19. How pretty! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent! Just as an FYI – the new TCRD magazine was released earlier this month! Make sure you check it out!! Also, don’t miss out on the blog hops this month! So many great prizes
    Karen C

  20. Lovely image and a great technique, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  21. Wonderful paper piecing. It's a technique I struggle with but you make it look easy! Thank you for joining in the Winter Activities challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  22. Wow how cute! Gorgeous project. Thanks so much for joining our Christmas Sparkle challenge over at
    Claire xx

  23. Hi again Carrie! Just putting on my GDT hat for TTCRD Challenges. Still loving this gorgeous Creation of your! Beautiful coloring and design. Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD Challenges. Wishing you a lovely weekend Carrie.

    Hugs, Christina
    TTCRD Challenges (GDT)
    Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenges (DT) (personal blog)

  24. Great design Carrie - well thought out & executed! Your paper piecing is fun and adds so much interest with the different papers you chose to use. I really like the two metal elements you added - using something other than paper really makes the eye move around & back to the charming focal image. Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our BINGO + Sentiment challenge!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  25. What a cute image and I love your paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  26. I like the background dies used on your card. Classy looking. Oh, the little mouse looks adorable. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. We hope you will join each week. Invite your fellow crafters .
    Thanks again,

  27. Super duper darling, Carrie! The image is so sweet--and your coloring is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  28. A great card Carrie. Love all the colours you have used for your paper piecing..
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  29. Lovely little shaped card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

  30. Beautiful card thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friend and good luck in he draw. Jennifer DT member x

  31. Great shaped card and such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

  32. Sweet card and pretty die cutting. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  33. Cute card, thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

  34. Beautifully done. I'm impressed. Thank you for joining chellenge #1. If you have time plz visit ours blog to taking part of Candy. Katarina

  35. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie.

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  37. Very nice card Carrie. Thank you for sharing it with Crafty Enjoyments. If you would like to take part in our Candy; here it is:
    All the best

  38. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Xmas with Sparkle’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  39. Very fun! Great use of shaped card and die cuts! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  40. A fabulous ornament shaped card - a clever idea! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.
    Kath - GD

  41. I like the way you have used your die to create a shaped card. Super cute image in there too. Good to have you with us at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  42. Carrie, first of all let me thank you for your kind words on my mistakenly sending a second post the following week on the same card because I thought it might have gotten lost in the shuffle from one week to another (the birdcage with flowers cascading down side), really appreciate it.

    Secondly, I saw your explanation of what piercing is (ref the particular card you did for the Design Team), and if I'm understanding it right...for this challenge, I think my card with the birdcage is what you call piercing, i.e. the little girl in the picture is an original image, and then her outfit was cut and layered over the original image. I'm not asking you to include this for the challenge, just wanted to understand and confirm if I'm understanding piercing based on my assumption about my card. Pat had also given me an explanation, but still wasn't quite clear on it; but between both, and your confirmation of my understanding it, I'll know the next time.

    Thirdly, I didn't want to confuse anyone on the piercing instruction you provided on the November 12th Challenge, but did want to let you know that piercing according to a lot of the tutorials are punched holes in the card, or stitching. And I assumed this was the case as well because of Catherine's, the Junior Guest Designer, card. I know my card counted as piercing with the faux stitching, but like Pat suggested maybe better explanation of what piercing is should be included in the challenge description. There are so many terms in scrapping from one area of the country to the other, so what one might understand as piercing another may not.

    Thanks for listening. If you would prever to answer me by email and not use the blog, my email is
    Fourthly, I really enjoy all the challenges at The Outlawz, and seeing everyone's creations and interpretations of the twists.

    And wow, forthly...are you serious that you submitted this card to all those challenges....and you have time for this being a wife, mother of 4, tutoring and volunteer work...God Bless you. I'll just come back to your site to see other challenges available...thanks for sharing. This has got to be a full time job.

  43. This is just the cutest Bauble card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at
    Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Christmas Decorations” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  44. This is just adorable and I love the shape of your card. Thank you for joining in the Julia Spiri Challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Julia Spiri DT

  45. Lovely christmas card thanks for joing Craft this week and sorry for the late comment

  46. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas with Sparkles challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  47. So sorry I’m late in commenting. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges and the Glory of Christmas with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  48. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  49. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog. Maria

  50. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Fiona DT x

  51. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  52. Lovely design! Thank you for joining Craftyenjoyments chellenge #1. Good luck

    DT - Malwina
    Crafty Enjoyments

  53. Thank you for sharing your project with us over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi (DT)

  54. Such a pretty Christmas bauble card. Thanks for playing at
    Star Stampz and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

  55. A gorgeous card - love your image and the shape is so cute too!

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday.

    Helen x

  56. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge too.

    Helen N x

  57. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise DT x

  58. Your list of challenges is enormous. Some of the challenge blogs are hard to read. Some of us have to squint nowadays. :)

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  59. cute creation. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog this month.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw ;)


  60. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Christmas”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  61. Sweet card Thanks for joining us at The 12 Month's of Christmas Link up xxx
    Sharon DT

  62. And I'm back again!

    This time to say thanks for joining us at Where the HeART Is.

    Helen x

  63. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Shona xx

  64. Adorable! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper