Saturday, August 3, 2013

Happy Saturday!   It is time for another Crazy 4 Challenge with the Crazies!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C197).  

This week's challenge is all about 
paper piecing! 

For my card I am using Verve's Beautiful Plain Jane, Bountiful Backgrounds, Blue Skies, and Love Notes stamp sets.  I combined these sets with some Verve's Cut Above Occasion Frame, Classy Label, and All Aflutter die sets.  I am playing along with this 

For the paper piecing challenge,  I decided to take a different paper piecing approach.  I just love all the quatrefoil dies that are popping up all over.  If you have had a chance to play with one of these dies, you know that it is fun fun to paper piece all those little sections back into the frame in various patterns.  That is exactly what I did here.  I combined various patterns from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp.   I die cut a frame using my Lifestyles Trelis border die.  I then added all the little die cut paper pieces from the various pattern papers.  I stamped and layered my Verve frames.   I added a copic colored Verve All Aflutter butterfly topped with some sparkle.  I finished with a seam binding bow topped with button using Verve's Cut Above Spring Fling Ribbon Collection in Aqua.  

I am playing along with a few other blog challenges this week.  I am playing with the Curtain Calls Color Inspiration Challenge.   Thought these colors worked perfectly with the inspiration picture.   I am playing along with Moxie Fab Worlds Tuesday Trigger:  It's Collagical!  I think this trelis background with the patterns I chose work perfectly for a modern take on a colligical feel!  I am also playing along with the Friday MashUp!  It is all about polka dots! 


Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 


Verve's  Beautiful Plain Jane, Bountiful Backgrounds, Blue Skies, and Love Notes stamp sets
Paper Simple Stories vintage bliss dp, PTI rustic white and aqua mist card stock
Ink Memento tuxedo black, PTI berry sorbet and harvest gold
Verve's Cut Above  Occasion Frame, Classy Label, and All Aflutter die sets.  die sets,Verve's Cut Above Spring Fling Ribbon Collection , foam dimensionals, foam tape, scor-tape, Lifestyles trelis border die, PTI aqua mist button, stick pins, copics, quickie glue pen, glitter


  1. Simply fabulous background you have created for this card, Betty!!! Gorgeous work and way to flash the Verve :) Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call too!

  2. Love the look of your dp in the centers of the quatrefoil die cuts and of course, your bow is fabulous!

  3. Beautiful - I love the mix of patterns

  4. This is absolutely stunning!!!

  5. Wow, love your take on paper piecing, what a great card!

  6. Perfect is beautiful!

  7. ga ga gorgeous, Miss Betty! adore the mix of patterns in your background, beautiful Verve sentiment...and that amazing bow makes me drool! thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at the Curtain Call!

  8. Love your paper pieced background Betty.

  9. This is a really gorgeous card. Oops, I see the person who commented above me said the exact same thing! Well, it is so true. I love all the patterned papers you used and that beautiful bow. You are very this card!

  10. Very pretty! Love that butterfly!

  11. Wow, way to ROCK this challenge "Outta da Park!"

  12. Fabulous take in the TT. I love you selection of patterns and the die cut.

  13. Beautiful lattice work and bow! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  14. Beautiful card Betty. Love the background and the papers... the butterfly is so pretty. Great take on the inspiration photo. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  15. Betty, this is just beautiful and your paper piecing is simply gorgeous!

  16. absolutely FABULOUS, Betty....LOVE it

  17. Great post, thanks for sharing !

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    Thanks paula xx

  18. Spectacular card Betty! I need a bow tutorial, lol!

  19. So beautiful my mouth dropped open when I saw it at Moxie! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous Betty!! Love all your cards and this one is over-the-top stunning with the background and that beautiful bow! Thanks for linking up with the Friday Mashup this week!

  21. Hey Betty! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  22. Betty, I made a card inspired by yours and posted it to my blog with a link to yours and your photo. Hope that's ok. You can find the post here:


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