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October 09, 2013


Through one of my wonderful new crafty friends, I’ve very recently discovered a wonderful site called 'Milk Coffee' and they are having a paper piecing challenge. 

Now other than one very small present a tiddly inks character was holding, I have never ever paper pieced, but it is something that has always intrigued me.

On top of that I have just found out my long time best friend of 24 years!! (She needs a medal for hanging around so long…hehe) has just moved in with her new beau and so I want to quickly create a ‘new home’ card for them :)

So yet again another late night, mad rush crafting session (…I know I love it) and this is my creation.

I had this wonderful birdhouse digi from ‘Doodle Pantry’ and I haven’t used it before, I really can’t wait to let loose with my promarkers on this cute house, but for this project I have decided to give the paper piecing ago. I decided to try and paper piece as much as possible if not all of the card :)

First I printed out lots of the same digi image onto lots of different cards and papers.

I then cut each of the shapes I wanted out, ready to paper piece, wow what a lot of little pieces of paper...hehe...

The main birdhouse shape and its roof are out of a darker brown card and I then layered the front section of the house with a polka dot brown paper.

I cut the house holes so you could see the darker colour behind and to add a bit of depth.  Each of the birds were all cut out of the same floral patterned paper, I just varied the colours, their cute little beaks were originally cut out of orange card, but I really didn't like the look, so I opted to colour their beaks with a promarker instead.

The backing papers which are a soft blue and flower filled green, were both picked to represent the sky and ground! Both were edged with the corresponding colour of distress ink. I added a white strip of dotty embossed card across the centre to tie them together.

And my favvvvvoouuuurrite bit of all were the googly eyes!!!

I've had these sitting about for as long as I can remember, these were brought before my crafting days, I think for a project my oldest daughter (when she was younger) was working on! I have never had anything to use them on, but they suited these little birdies perfectly and added that little element of fun that me and my best friend share :)

The only part not paper pieced was the birdhouse pole, so i'm really pleased

I hope you like it, I had such fun creating it, I can't wait to do more paper piecing now, so thank you 'Milk Coffee' for inspiring me to try something new. 

Have you had a go at paper piecing? How did you get on?



  1. Such a sweet image. Great card design with lovely use of polka dots. Love the paper piecing. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  2. How cute and WOW! That is a LOT of little pieces! Totally worth it though because it turned out adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon!

  3. Awesome card, beautifully paper pieced, thanks for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
    ~ Denise DT ~

  4. Gorgeous card Samantha :-) the whole design is fabulous ! I am sure your friend and her partner will love this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. WOW and you cut all those little bits of paper! wicked! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  6. This made me giggle! Those little birds are too cute! Thank you for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  7. Oh that is so adorable, Love the polka dot peicing and the google eyes birds are fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. Fabulousness and so much PP! They weren't cut by hand were they? Serious congrats if so because I just wouldn't have the patience lol I love that you did so much PP tho, it gives the card a perfect dimension - and by heck I LOVE the googley eyes!! Perfect! I hope your friend loves the card and is very happy with her new adventure living with her beau :)

  9. how fabulous love this just wonderful
    Hugs Kate xx


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