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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blog Hop Time

 Hi Everyone,
 
It's Sparkle N Sprinkle's "My Favorite Technique" blog hop, and I'm thrilled to show off my cards.  First off, you should have come here by way of Barbara, so if you didn't, please start here so you don't miss out commenting on anyone in the hop.  That way you will be sure to be in the drawing for a number of fantastic prizes :)
 
Both of my cards today feature Paper Piecing.  While I don't know if it's my favorite technique of all time, it sure is one that I enjoy doing because I really love the end result.  
 
Here I used some of my background paper on the bunny's dress.  I think it really pulls the whole card together.  I also added a die cut flower made from Sticker Paper (99558) and Shell Pink (#G1022) and Evening Glow (#G1086) Glitters, along with a
1/2 strip of Tear-iffic Tape(#SAT04). The bunny is from the set
Star Bunnies (#214) and she's such a cutie!
 
 
 I just loved each and every bunny in that stamp set, that I had a hard time choosing a favorite, so I just went ahead and made a second card with a different stamp from the same set.  This time I paper pieced the dress using Sticker Paper (99558) coated in Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter (#GM2000) and colored it with a Copic marker to match my patterned papers.  The sentiments for both of these cards came from the set Just for You (#444s)
 
 
As always, step by step details for both cards can be found in my gallery here.
 
 Thanks for doing the "bunny" hop to my blog.  Next up is the always fabulous Jackie, and I'm so excited to see what's she's made myself :)  Have a great day and the entire list is below, just in case there is a hiccup along the way!
 
 
 














49 comments:

Brenda said...

I always forget about paper piecing and it's such a neat technique to do. Love how you used both paper and glittered sticker paper to acheive the same, but yet different results :)

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, Two cute cards. Your paper piecing really makes your cards so coordinated. What a pretty glittered flower you've made too.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Beautiful card, love the papers that you used!

Karalee said...

Karin, these are cute. I love the Spring colors. I have yet to try coloring on ep. Now that I've seen how cool this looks, I definately need to give this a try.

Donna Ellis said...

Gee, Karin, How ironic that the "i" for paper enjoys paper piecing! LOL FABULOUS cards. I always forget to do the paper piecing, and it is a great look - always looks smart and classy. Love the little dress on the second bunny - really does match the background papers in all its glitter-i-ness. Karin, where did you find those adorable little fabric covered hearts? Is that a ribbon? They are WONDERFUL! Thanks for inspiring me with your cards this evening! hugs, de

April said...

Karin, your cards are so cute! I love paper piecing and I need to use it more often!

Shanna Shands said...

Love your sparkle.

Jill Jacobsen said...

Great spring glittery cards! I love those bunnies:)

Gina said...

Great cards. I haven't done any paper piercing yet but I might try it using your card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another technique that I forgot about totally. Thanks for the reminder! I love the results. Your cards are beautifully coordinated, Karin - the little glittery blue dress is gorgeous!

kren said...

Cute bunnies! "Tweak their cheeks" cute!

Pat Garvin said...

Beautifully dressed bunnies.

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so cute! Love paper piecing (it's one of my favorites too) and the glittered dress on the second one is adorable (love coloring on glitter too).

Carol Jones said...

What darling cards, and I love the paper piecing idea -- will be trying this for some of my spring cards. Thanks!

Gita said...

Both cards and bunnies are too cute. I also enjoy paper piecing. :-)

elf1023 said...

Thise rabbits are soooo cute. Love the spring colors, and of course, the bling.

Mindy said...

Sticker paper + glitter = Love, love, love! So simple and quick. Love it! Such cute cards and bunnies too!

dmbennett said...

Such awesome cards. Love the springy colors you used. I too like to paper piece, such a great technique. Love the glittered flower on the first card and the glittered dress on the second card. Thanks for the inspiration....

macmomma said...

I have never done paper piecing before although I am hearing a lot about it on FB and blogs. I believe it is time for me to get out of my comfort zone and give it a try! I love your Bunny girl's dress! Beautiful color and she is so sparkly!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore both of your lovely cards. And, like you, paper piecing is a favorite of mine among many techniques. You piecing looks fabulous.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet cards. Love the glitter dress on the second bunny. TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both such cute cards. I love the paper piecing.

Sandra Kersting said...

Love the easter bunny stamp set. Cute idea using the background paper for the dress. Like the glitter you used on the flowers.

Anita Braddock said...

Super Sweet cards the layering and choice of colors are perfect. thanks for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Both of your cards are so sweet and spring like. I love the glittery flower for the pink bunny and the dainty little bunny dressed in her sparkly frock is perfect for Easter.
Love the colour.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Rosalinda Cruz said...

Those two cards are awesome! I love the bunnies. The glittered dress is my favorite.

1CardCreator said...

Love them both, the bunnies are so sweet! ~Diane

Jan Wood said...

Really cute bunny cards. I love paper piecing but haven't thought of the clever ways that you have. Great cards.

Candy Meyers said...

These are such sweet cards. So colorful. Lots of mountings add so much to the cards.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Candy Meyers said...

These are such sweet cards. So colorful. Lots of mountings add so much to the cards.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Pat said...

I love paper piecing, too. Great idea.

SHartl said...

Oh my, these bunnies are so cute! I love the pastel springtime colors and the way you colored them!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

I love paper piecing and your cards are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I loved the paper you used on the first card. The hearts on the second card are nice.

BarbaraR said...

Both of your cards are adorable. I always forget about the paper piecing technique. Using sticker paper for your flower and paper piecing was a great idea that I want to remember for my own cards. Thanks.

Julie Z said...

What's not to love?! I'm a paper piecing fan myself - LOVE the Star Bunnies set too - I even have that same paper pad you used in the second card - great paper set & I love how you used it!! And the glittered dress on that card is such a great idea as well! Great cards Karin!

Gina Howe said...

Very cute cards. I love bunnies. Great use of the background paper on the bunny's dress, it tied the whole card together!

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Monica said...

Hi Karin, these are both so CUTE. I could not pick one. Such awesome colouring. I have a card you sent me and the colouring is so good on that so I do now how well you colour. The bunnies are lovely. And the paper piecing looks so nice. The glitter on the second one looks so glam. I must try paper piercing.
Love,
M

namabear said...

I like the paper Piecing it is a lot of fun. Your cards are so cute Karin thanks for sharing.

Susan Smith said...

Karin,
Love both of your cards. Great work.

purusty said...

love paper piecing also great

Dianne Potter said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the glittered flower with the botton. Great way to make a flower. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Selinski said...

Both of these cards are awesome. Paper-piecing is such a fun technique and your use of it for the cute little bunnies dresses is great.

E. Marie said...

Cute little bunny images!! Love the sparkly flower and dress.

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Amanda R said...

Love the paper piecing and the puffy hearts!

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