Mar 28 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #28 – Paper Piecing

Published by at 1 05 am under Challenges,Masculine Cards

Keyword ssnotime28-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is to paper piece.Did you like to play paper dolls as a child? Well, then this challenge is for you –it SO reminds me of playing with paper dolls!!! If you have never done paper piecing, don’t panic — it is EASYand FUNand you’ll wonder why you never tried it before. I am linking some great tutorials for you to look at if you wantsome instruction. Here they are:

Michelle Wooderson dresses Hanna

Jeanne Streiff dresses Bella

Jeanne Streiff dresses the headless woman

See, don’t they make it look so easy — and it IS!!! If you’ve never done it before, start simple and, as always, try to stick with our overall theme of *stamping simply*. Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample.

Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample. We are so happy to welcome Tammy to our crew of sample makers!!! Love her work. You can check her out on her Blog here. Thanks so much Tammy for joining our crew!!!

And my super simple samplesare below.

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linksowe can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


This is my first sample and, guess what? Both of my samples today are a SNEAK PEAK at a brand new set by Flourishescalled Menswear that will be released on Monday, March 31. It’s a wonderful set for the guys in our lives!!! Fun, fun, fun!!! Anyway, back to my paper pieced sample — as usual, I take the easy way out and keep it simple — nothing could be more simple to paper piece than this large shirt — I stamped it onto a plaid sheet of paper in the Two Scoops pad by Basic Gray, stamped the tie in a coordinating solid, glued the tie to the shirt and mounted the shirt on the color blocked background with Dimensionals!!! All DP on this card is from the Two Scoops pad by Basic Grey, also available at Flourishes.

Oh, and I want to add, when I paper piece large single images like this (I often do the large cake and stand from Cake Decorating 101 as well), I don’t stamp the image first on the background- since we aren’t matching it up to another portion of the stamp –there is no need. Ijust adhere it to the background wherever I please. And I often pop it up, depending on what it is. The shirt is on Dimensionals, butthe ties below are adhered by running them through my little Xyron X machine.

And another thing, I will be teaching this plaid shirt card at a class on Paper Piecing at the Spring Stampede in Sayner, WI (near Eagle River) on Sunday, May 4. It is one of 3 cards in the class. If you plan on attending the Stampede, check out all the class offerings and make sure you sign up in plenty of time. Here’s the link to all the activities of the weekend. Scroll down to the bottom ofthe page for lots of links to all the class offerings, accomodations, etc. Sure would love to meet some of you there! Ok, now on to my 2nd sample:


This card used just the tie from Menswear by Flourishes. It is stamped on 3 different sheets of DP from the Old World Stack by DCWV. Paper from that same pad covers the card front, and the lower black portion is black cardstock, embossed in black with the Damask positive stamp by Flourishes. This is such a fun set with so many options!!! The set also has a foamy mug and several more sentiments. It is available for purchase on Monday, 3/31 at Flourishes.

Thank you so much for looking!!! Hope you can find time sometime soon to play with us!!! Have a great weekend, whatever you choose to do!!!

56 responses so far

56 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #28 – Paper Piecing”

  1. sharon says:

    Sharon, all the examples of the paper-pieced images are marvelous. What a cute set the menswear line must be…can’t wait to see it all.

  2. Tammy says:

    Both samples are fabulous, Sharon! What great stamps perfect for paper piecing! I especially love the tag in the back of the shirt! Thanks for letting me join your team! What a fun adventure!

  3. What a fun take on paper piecing! I love the shirt version. The paper makes it actually look like fabric! What fun! Thanks Sharon for another great challenge!

  4. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Love your plaid shirt. I’ve been paper piecing for awhile now, and just love it!

  5. Stacy Twinshappy says:

    These both look wonderful Sharon. I love the ties. This is going to be fun!

  6. Mzrobin says:

    How fun, Sharon! Love the sentiment with the ties 😉

  7. This is a really fun set for paper piecing! I love your beautiful examples for the very well dressed man!

  8. Nicole says:

    Paper piecing is probably my favorite techniques! I typically use this when I work with my bellas, but here’s one I made with some Gina K stamps. Great challenge!

  9. Carla says:

    Sharon, these are adorable, and I didn’t even know Flourishes had new stamps coming out! I love Flourishes! Thanks for the heads up!

  10. RuthM says:

    Great card Sharon and many thanks for a fun Friday challenge! Here’s my Cupcake Card

  11. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Your cards are fantastic, Sharon! Unfortunately I can’t use Father’s
    Day cards anymore but if I did, I would be casing these two!!! Here is my card for this week’s challenge . . . hope you like it!

  12. Becky says:

    This is the first challenge of yours I’ve done, and it was fun! I look forward to doing more!

  13. Debbie: DeborahLynneS says:

    I had made a card last night for Flourishes March contest and it happened to fit today’s challenge as well. I used Flourishes heavy acetate for the first time– fun, but difficult to get a good photo! Looks much nicer IRL!

    Clearly Missing You:

    Thanks for looking!

  14. Julia (artystamper) says:

    I love paper piecing! your examples are so cute – love those men’s stamps! Hope to link a card up later this weekend!

  15. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What cute cards for the men in our lives! Your paper-piecing is wonderful. Love the plaid shirt! Here’s my attempt at paper-piecing —

    Thanks for the Friday challenge.

  16. LeAnne says:

    Fun challenge! I love your sample, can’t wait to see the others! Here is mine:

  17. Jamie Sears says:

    cute stamp set!!! I love what you did with the brad on the ties!

  18. Joan B says:

    Wow, LOVE these cards. This set looks fabulous and your work, as always, is also.

  19. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Great father’s day cards. Fun challenge, my second time to try this. My card is bright and flowery. Here’s mine:

  20. Beth says:

    Paper piecing is probably my most favorite technique! And yes, I love paper dolls as a child. My stampin’ buddies laugh at me because I find cutting things out therapeutic but I’ve been noticing some of them joining me on the paper piecing bandwagon. Your samples are wonderful! Thanks for this awesome challenge!

  21. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    ooooh, I can’t wait to try this, the examples are fabulous! I am going to take your advice and start slow, I am a newbie to this. TFS such a great challenge.

  22. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon, both of these cards are just “priceless” – – – so beautiful and perfect for Father’s Day. I can’t wait to see the new releases from Flourishes this month. I ordered the clear boxes and was busy organizing yesterday. A great challenge to, I love to paper piece. I did that on the accordian book I did in the coffee project I made for the Fan Club. A super fun and relatively easy technique that looks like a million bucks!

  23. Dee says:

    Super Cute Cards!
    Perfect for Father’s Day.
    Wonderful job of Paper Piecing.
    I love the shirt…great job!
    Can’t wait to check out these new stamps.
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Amazing Sharon! What cool stamps and how perfect for Fathers Day!! i wish I could come to your class…any class of yours! I hope I get to play…I love paper piecing!

  25. These are great. I love your site. The cards are elegant and simple. just have one question, what day of the week does your challenge start and how long do you have to enter your designs?

  26. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    I finally got mine done Sharon. Another great challenge:

  27. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Here’s my little 4.5 x 4.5 paper piecing card – I pieced the paw tie on the little bear! Great challenge Sharon – I love this technique

  28. Rose Ann says:

    Your paper piecing looks wonderful, Sharon! What great papers you chose for your samples…and a wonderful set for Father’s Day!!

  29. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon: Great challenge!

    You can find my entry HERE.

    This challenge was such fun … AND I created lots o’cards at once by playing along!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  30. Vicky Gould says:

    I loved paper dolls when I was a kid, Sharon – thanks for a fun challenge.
    Here’s mine:

  31. Sara says:

    Thanks for another fun challenge Sharon. I love both of your cards. The one with the ties is too cool. I didn’t know if I get to play this time, but I squeezed out a quick card. Here’s mine:

  32. Kathie says:

    I love the plaid shirt. What fun cards!! Paper piecing looks like fun, I have never tried it!

  33. Michele says:

    Paper Piecing is one of my all-time favorite techniques; this is one I did not so long ago!

  34. Coleen (Briardlady says:

    Sharon, this was a great challenge. I love your samples and the images you used. I finally did one of your challenges. Thanks to labullard for pointing me in your direction. Here is my sample
    Thank you for all of your great challenges and I will plan to try more.

  35. Great challenge, Sharon! I love paper piecing…such a great effect. I’ve uploaded mine to SCS here …hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  36. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks, Sharon, for another great challenge! I had never done paper piecing before and was excited to give it a try! Your examples were great! I should have started with something that had bigger spaces to piece and I’m afraid I didn’t get it quite right with the little pieces, but I can’t wait to try it again sometime! Thanks again!
    Here is my card:

  37. Lori says:

    Thanks for the encouragement to try this for the first time. I’d say my piecing wasn’t that simple, but the rest of the stamping was! 😉

  38. Rebecca says:

    I’m fairly new to paper piercing and find it so difficult sometimes!

    Here’s mine.

  39. Lori says:

    You’re simply an inspiration! Father’s day cards, already?! I haven’t even thought about Mother’s Day yet!

    Another great card using a great technique!!! Check out my blog I gave you an award and the details are listed there.

    Stampin’ Hugs,

  40. Aura Battis says:

    This was so much fun. I have done this technique a couple of times and always love the result but it is one of those that I forget about. Thanks for the great reminder. Good Sunday activity.


  41. Krystal says:

    What a fun challenge! I’ve never paper pieced before. Here’s my card:

    Thanks for looking! And thanks for all the inspiration!


  42. Susan says:

    I’m dancing over in my gallery, come for a ’round when you can!!!


  43. Sharon, sometimes I think we are on the exact same wavelength! I’m teaching paper piecing at my next club workshop this Thursday! Here’s the project we will be making using the paper piecing technique: I made this card before I left town last Thursday!

  44. Joan Fricker says:

    Both of these cards are adorable. The paper piecing project is a great one. I must give it a try. I love the colors you used too and that plaid is

    Thanks so much for listing me on your Blogroll. I was thrilled to see your
    comment on my blog. You made my day!!!


  45. Joan Schmaltz says:

    Hi Sharon, Love your blog and really like paper piecing but I don’t do it enough. I’d like to make a suggestion for another challenge. Since so many cards have ribbon now, can you do a challenge where no ribbon is allowed. Look forward to seeing some fun samples.

  46. Juanita says:

    It is so nice to see a stamp set that is masculine and has limitless possiblilities. It’s really difficult for me because my dad never drove, fished, hunted, or camped, LOL. The fact that he was a chef is good and he was a good handyman; it helps balance the fact that he had or has no hobbies. Your work is wonderful, TFS.

  47. Marilynn aka APandi says:

    I always check your challenges, Sharon and now have finally completed one! Well, ok, so it was part of another challenge that ended up being just a paper piecing card but I am still pleased with the result.

  48. Love these different pieced ties, Sharon — wonderful colors!

  49. ~amy~ says:

    sue-pah fun cards! I love paper piecing!! Here’s mine:

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