Saturday, January 26, 2008

Paper Piercing Template Techniques

I am teaching Paper Piercing Template Techniques today at Ashburn Family Scrapbook Center (AFSC). Kely asked me to use the new BBP templates and the new line of Cosmo Cricket papers (the XO paper is My Mind's Eye). I was thrilled! I love paper piercing and stitching on cards and LOs. And I've never seen a Cosmo Cricket paper I didn't LOVE.
Technique #1 (left card): I paper pierced and stitched the flower stem with green floss.
Technique #2 (right card): I paper pierced and faux stitched on the tent topper card (connect the dots with a white gel pen.)
Technique #3 (right page of LO): I paper pierced scallops down the right side (difficult to see in picture.)
Technically the left page of the LO is not part of the class. I just like 2-page LOs. And I was dying to use my Thickers (vinyl alphabet stickers)! They were virginal until I designed this page.
Do you remember last August when I decided to try to get caught up on my own scrapbook of my girls? I scrapbooked 2004 that month and then developed my pics to start on 2005. I started planning out some of the pages, but burned out. I couldn't find papers in my stash to coordinate for July, August, October, and December. (The whole year is in a project box the next time I get motivated to start again.) So I pulled out just the pics from those months to see if they would work with the CC papers for this class. The LO is of October 2005. I also used BBP flowers, SEI buttons, and MM buttons from my personal stash. I never thought I would put aqua/teal and orange together (personally I think the Miami Dolphins uniforms are ugly!), but I like it here :)


Tracy said...

OKAY... first off those cards are cute :-)
and second - great pages! i saw the thickers at the store - i keep seeing them online - i really love the on this page. really cute lo's miss j! i didnt see these cute templates (you know i love anything scallop..!) i probably woulda bought'em if i did. they add a nice little detail without a lot of work
and i really like those papers. i know what you mean about the colors but this isn't the nfl! LOL blue and orange are really wonderful together - and its perfect for those adorable photos!

Fe-Fe said...

Love your cards and layouts. They are so sweet. Great job!

Tracy said...

hey j- i forgot to mention - cute new pic! :-)

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW!!! where do i start??!

the cards? AWESOME, gorgeous, fun, funky, cheerful, cool AND...simply elegant... ;)

the LO? beautiful, clean, pretty, fresh, lovely and chock full of adorablilty (those girls...they just get cuter & cuter!)

wow. WOW, WOW, WOoooooOOOooooW! :)

(oh yeah--and i LOVE your new pic!)

My Paper World said...

Very cute projects!

luv2scrapmilestones said...

I just realized that we probably bumped into each other at AFSC. I am Wendi....I helped Kely out with the Creative Cafe classes.

I hope you are having a fab day and maybe we can get together to crop soon.