Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The challenge on the Just Us Girls blog this week is paper piecing. I love to paper piece, so of course I had to play along! I pulled out my fave Verve set, Up, Up and Away and then paper pieced the balloons and layered them on my fave K&Co. cloud paper.I kept the layers minimal and left off embellishments on this card because it is heading to the Sunshine Society. My MIL volunteers for the society in her town, which amongst other things, sends out Birthday cards to every resident over 80. She asked if I could save any free cards I got in the mail, etc, but of course I have to make some! I figured I better leave buttons off this card though to limit bulk and avoid any special mailing requirements.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to spread some sunshine today!
Details: Stamp Sets - Verve Up, Up and Away, sentiment PTI Everyday Button Bits, Paper - SU Bashful Blue CS, SU PP (the free one from earlier this year) and K&Co. PP clouds, SU Night of Navy Ink, and some crazy stitching...just tried a new stitch on my machine.


  1. I love that set...great colors too! :)

  2. Oh Julie - I LOVE these balloons - I've had my eye on them for awhile. You picked the perfect set to paper piece!!! How sweet that this is going to a special, uplifting home :-) Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. I hope you really had fun and will come back again!

  3. I love your cheery card! It is very uplifting :) Super job with all the paper piecing! Thanks for playing along at the Just Us Girls Challenge! I hope you come & play in all the upcoming challenges! :) TFS

  4. Adorable stiching and paper piercing. Way to rock the JUGS challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  5. This is fantastic! Love your paper pieced balloons and your unique stitching!! So cool :O)

    You are sooo right! In dark times we can all use a little glitter! Love how you paper pieced the tee in two tones, and added the cute ribbon and rhinestones!! FABULOUS!!

    Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a fab color challenge!!

  6. Love this card Julie! Your paper piecing is AMAZING and I am just starting to get into Verve, and love this one!