Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop
Nikki of Paper Piecings By Nikki is hosting this blog hop and has a line up of very talented designers for this two day hop.

The blog spot line up is as follows:

Nikki wanted us to show off some of her paper piecings for this event so I purchased the Spud Pals aka Potato Head Family and turned them into Christmas cards.

The Potato Heads are of particular importance to me as I had a Mr. Potato Head game (the first one) when I was a child and I think of it as a classic - so easily recognizable.  These little characters just fill me with nostalgia for games of entertainment that are not tied to electricity like so much of today's children’s amusements.  This was a game that the whole family could play together without the TV blaring or the hum of a computer in the background.  It's old-fashioned fun and the papers I used are rather vintage Christmas paper for the Spud Pals - Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf, and Reindeer.

Versatility is the spice of life........Of course, paper piecing can also mean taking a stamped or digi image and doing a bit of fussy cutting, so here are several examples using a PK stamped little boy, a GFS Santa girl digi, and the traditional stamped Santa Hat and Candy Cane from Loralie Designs Art Stamps.  Also with the Cricut one can do paper piecing using a tag and a Sizzix paper doll body and clothes to create a project for a Christmas package.

Again combining the Cricut and the Sizzix Paper Dolls one can design clothes with all kinds of colors for some really unique cards.  This one is my most favorite card - The Perfect Pair. 

No matter how you piece your paper, have fun with it.  Hopefully you will see a style of paper piecing that defines your talents.

But wait.......there's more - Candy! Candy! What do you need to do for some sweet blog candy by Nikki?

You need
* to leave a comment on everyone’s blog,
* to follow each blog, and
to "Like" the Paper Piecings by Nikki page (check out the details there as well).

Thanks for stopping by..........Cyberhugs from Mama LoveBug

Your next stop is Linda:  



Anonymous said...

Fun hop, you went all out with all of these paper piecings.

Smiles Sher

Nikki said...

Hi Pam! Great job! I LOVE how you incorporated the many different ways to make paper piecings!! Your Spud Pals are adorable as is all of the rest of them :) Thank you so much for participating in this hop with us! I hope you had as much fun as I am having :)


Lisa said...

wow - what a wonderful display of many types of paper piecing! I love the potato heads -- too cute! TFS

Lisa G

Mindy's Creations said...

You did a great job on your cards, love them!

pam said...

nice job

Liz said...

I really like how you detail the term "paper piecing" great projects, happy to be on this hop with you!


lindaplus3 said...

very cute... love the potato heads...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

wow you have been busy!!!!! I am loving the potato heads, they made me laugh when I saw them, they are such a clever idea!

AmyJRockstar said...

My, my you have been busy! I just love the potato head cuts from Nikki's store. They are so darn cute! My fave is the reindeer. Love all your unique creations! TFS!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & hop stop)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Patti Ross said...

WOW - You are definitely inspired! Amazing projects! Great Job!!!

Patti Ross

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

you did a great job on everything! looks like you've been super busy!

Doris P. said...

AAHHH.. LOVE the potato family!! awesome for sure!! doris

Judy said...

So, so, so cute --- every single thing! Please tell me how you found the time??
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Linda Therrien said...

I love those spud people, great job on all those cards!!