Friday, August 2, 2013

All about Friends at Sunshine Mail

Happy August! It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (August 1-15). Our theme is "Friendship" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here). 

I used Ava and Deacon Friends Swing by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps to make a simple shaped card:

I sized the image to roughly standard card size, and then cut it out on different papers to paper-piece it. The base (which I folded in half before cutting around the image) is a light blue paper from Jo-Ann's. The swing is cut from a kraft paper, and the kids (& their feet) are on a heavy Hammermill cardstock and colored with Copics. Their shirts are both scraps of Graphic 45 papers, and their jeans are printed on a jean-patterened paper. Her hair bow and the flower on her shirt are made with a light green paper and colored with Copics. I traced the "friends" sentiment with a Sakura glitter pen.

  1. Creative Creations Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
  2. Digi Sketch Challenge: Anything Goes
  3. Make My Monday: Paper Piecing
  4. Squigglefly: Paper Piecing OR Paper Piercing
  5. Tammy's Scrappin Corner: Use a Digi
  6. There She Goes: Paper Piecing
Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Make My Monday's Paper Piecing challenge!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Sunshine Mail!


  1. This is such a fabulous card. I love how you cut around the image and made it the outline of your card. Wonderful idea that opens up so many great possibilities.

    I though I was following your blog before but did not see me this time around so am following you again both through Google and Bloglovin'. Now I will be reminded to come visit you more often.
    :) Chris / CS Designs ... Doodle Pieces

  2. Cute shaped card, CG, and just so sweet with the little chillin's on the swing! hugs, de

  3. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this delightful card... love the image and a great idea to use the image as the shape of your card.
    Suzi B x

  4. cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

  5. Absolutely adorable! I adore the fun shape of this! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  6. Hi, Great creation thanks for joining in the Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck - Sharon DT

  7. A fabulous and very clever shaped card CG. Love the sweet image and the paper piecing is lovely.
    Thanks for joining in with my paper piecing challenge at MMM, lovely to have you with us.
    Fliss x


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