Sunday, March 18, 2012

Up in the Air at Pile It On

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This week's Pile It On Challenge is sponsored by Jellypark, and one lucky participant will win 2 of their adorable images!

The Challenge theme is "Up In The Air": bugs, birds, butterflies, clouds, balloons, planes, etc. Oh my goodness, wait until you see what the PIO Design Team came up with! I used Jellypark's Space Rocket to make this Baby Boy card.

The Jellypark Friends Challenge this week is "National Craft Month", so I featured some of my favorite crafting techniques. 

I love stitching on cards, so I machine-stitching the quilt pattern onto the DP and hand-stitched the sentiment with green thread, using a template I generated with with the Ahoy in Stitches font.

I printed the image onto 7 papers (I used large scraps for this), plus white for the base & window image, and paper-pieced the image. I colored the little astronaut with Copics and used Glossy Accents on his helmet.

My absolutely most favorite thing to do with baby cards is to add "ribbon tags"...the kind that is added to baby toys. Plus, this cards uses many years' worth of ribbon scraps!

The buttons are glued on, but I did run green thread through them first. I made the border with white silk ribbon & good ol' double-sided tape.

I've been hoarding the space-themed DP for at least 3 years, if not longer -- I was waiting for the perfect project!

Hope you'll pop on over to Pile It On for some inspiration and then join us -- and as many other challenges as you wish -- with your "Up in the Air" project!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - The Wonder of Life
Jellypark Friends Challenge - National Craft Month (my 2nd entry; favorite crafting techniques: stitching (machine & hand), paper piecing, ribbon tags)
Just Some Lines - Spring Cleaning (DP, ribbon scraps)

Update: Wow, I won 3rd place in Digi Doodle Shop's Best "People" Challenge!


  1. Very creative and colorful! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  2. This is fabulous CG love the paper piecing and the stitching, so much work but well worth it. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  3. Oh my gosh, I LOVE ribbon tags, this is so awesome! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends and at Just Some Lines! :)

  4. MG how creative you are, wow so out of the box thinking, love it love it, love this scene those colorful ribbons, everything.

  5. FABULOUS - what an awful lot of work went into that. It's amazing. Love all the colours and a brilliant creation all round :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles :-D xx

  6. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this week with your very pretty the LO you have used and the image.

    Good luck

    Sylvia x

  7. Super card.So beautifully put together and just look at all those ribbons!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  8. What a fantastic card! I do love the paper pieced rocket ship! So glad you could join us at Jellypark friends.
    Hugs, Heide JPDT.

  9. Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines Spring Cleaning!
    Love, Laura
    ps- don't forget to check out my blog for the extra goody box for my followers (getting close to 100!)

  10. Awesome kids card hun. Great for our theme at Delicious Doodles this time. Good luck in the draw!
    Teri x

  11. Great job CG! Your card is adorable! Thank you for joining the "Dilo En Espanol" challenge!

  12. Great job on your male/boy card! love the colorful tags --Thanks for entering the Dilo En EspaƱol challenge! ~Gaby DT member


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