Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SSCB #21 Paper Piecing!

  Come and play along with us at Serendipity Stamps. The challenge is Paper Piecing so get out those scissors and start cutting! The rules are very simple, use at least one of Serendipity Stamps images or dies in your project, thats it! You don't have to have a blog to play! You can link your designs up to any online gallery. 
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Have fun and check out the paper cuts from the girls!

Karen Amidon-thats me!


Isn't this Scarecrow Boy stamp just the cutest?! This little guy has so much detail. Can you believe that there is no pattern paper used except for the diamond print background! That's right, it's all stamped on solid colored paper and paper pieced! Just like paper dolls!

 The Scarecrow Boy was stamped onto white paper for the base. I colored the sun, pumpkins, leaves, and straw with my Copics. Each item of his clothing was then stamped onto the colored cardstock and fussy cut. Using a ball styIus I rounded his belly, knees, gloves, and hat to give him some dimension. His face was stamped onto canvas and a Copic marker was used to rosy up his cheeks. I took a fine tip pen and went over the features on his face.

 I used raffia and let it hang out of his clothing to give the appearance that he was stuffed with straw. Black twine was added to tie up his shirt and pant legs. The buttons are made from a small hole punch. His broomstick is a toothpick! Burlap, ribbon and buttons, "oh my", were used to finish the card!

Die cut swatches that were faux stitched adorn the inside edges. The Festive Fall Stamp is a favorite and was used for my sentiment on the inside of my card.

Finished card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 

Looking forward to seeing all your great ideas.
Happy Cutting and thanks for playing along!

  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps- 799H Scarecrow Boy, 1225D Festive Fall
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bo Bunny Mama-razzi Collection, Bazzill Candy Corn, Peanut Cluster, Candy Bar, Gold Coins, Kachins
  • Other: Copics, Spellbinders Square Swatches, reverse Wonky Rectangles, Perfect Layer Rulers, Signo Pen, Pigma Micron Pen, Memento Dual Marker, hole punch, ball stylus, toothpick, twine, ribbon, raffia, canvas, burlap, foam tape, Score tape, toothpicks


  1. Hi Karen! Your scare crow had me grinning ear to ear. So smart to show how you created this wonderful project!

  2. Simply gorgeous Karen! Great paper piecing on this fun image, I love the dimension you created too.

  3. Karen this is sooooo adorable! Love the burlap too. What a great idea to show the steps in creating this gorgeous card. Love it!

  4. Beautiful, Karen! Your paper pieced scarecrow is wonderful! Love the colors and zig-zag squares behind him.

  5. Karen - great card - love that you included photos of the various cut-outs!

  6. LOVE what you did with the cute little scarecrow!! Great color combo too Karen.

  7. Such a fun card, and your paper piecing is wonderful.