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The discussion of art vs craft comes up every now and again and I have wavered over the years as to what side of the track I have put papercrafts.    When I first started dabbling in this medium, I definitely thought of it as a craft.   I think mostly because I took my ideas from what I had seen others do.

Art being relative, I now categorize papercrafting as such.   A delicate dance of details.   Stand in your studio sometime and look around at the elements you use to create your projects.   Ink and paper… the pallet of colors.   Stamps are the brushstrokes that create a focal point.   All these things, when used in a certain proportion  create art.   You are the choreographer.   The finished product is the dance.

For this week’s Technique Lover’s Challenge, I chose paper piecing.   Popular several years ago, paper piecing has really been overlooked my most.   We tend to have all these tools, punches, die cuts, etc. and we look at them for face value, but do you look at them and see their possibilities?    That’s what I am encouraging you to do, today.


The cat tails were inspired by Meredith Burnsed’s awesome punch sheets that she posted on Splitcoaststampers a couple of years ago.   Meredith (memory_lane) has an incredible gift for seeing potential in a punch.



Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Artful Inkables’ Fanciful Flowers (sentiment)

Colors: Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Tangerine Tango, Paper Studio dp

Ink: Brilliant Blue

Accessories: Ribbon (from Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), baby blue 1/2 pearls, pinked circle nestie, label nestie, word window punch, EK Success border punch, MS butterfly punch


Thanks so much for stopping by today.   I hope you’ll pop over to the Challenge Forums on SCS and join us in our challenge!   Have a blessed day!



11 Responses to “~ It’s Just Paper Pieces ~”

  1. on 21 Feb 2010 at 21:54Michele L.

    i love that bow. it’s so perfect… do u actually mail cards like this and if so, how?

  2. on 21 Feb 2010 at 23:38Marisa

    This is fabulous, Holly!! Love the cat tails and the gingham ribbon.

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  4. on 23 Feb 2010 at 03:53Patricia

    this a fabulous card!!!

    love the whole combination very creative……….

  5. on 23 Feb 2010 at 09:21Rosie Waldt

    Love your blue card and that ribbon is so stunning.

  6. on 24 Feb 2010 at 06:44notimetostamp

    This is just darling and refreshing for spring — I LOVE it!

  7. on 24 Feb 2010 at 20:49Cheryl

    I can’t wait for spring! Thanks for the beautiful card.

  8. on 09 Mar 2010 at 18:21Barb O

    Your 3D pram would be such an adorable table decoration or gift accompaniment for a baby shower; none of them in the near future for me!

  9. on 09 Mar 2010 at 18:27Barb O

    Without thinking, I commented on the pram and not on the cat tail card, Very beautiful and creative. I might even try to case it!

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  11. on 07 Apr 2013 at 19:35Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati

    This really is a very nice and helpful post, thank you very much.

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