Paper piecing technique Christmas card …

Hello and welcome. There’s a technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – paper piecing. I used several Stampin’ Up Christmas dsp scraps to make this shaker card …

This was a great chance to ink up my Julie Nutting doll stamp that my friend bought for me.  I stamped the image several times onto different patterned papers to create the layers, then paper pieced them together. 

I added the finished doll as an embellishment to the shaker element of the card, made using 2 sizes of Stampin’ Up Lots of Labels framelits.  Snowflake die cuts completed the look. 

I raided my bead box and chose a variety of shapes and sizes for the shaker element, taking inspiration for the colours from the background paper. You can see the dimension a little better on this close up …

This is a great opportunity to use up your paper scraps, so why not come and join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your lovely creations.

I’m linking my card to Paper Pixie’s snippets challenge weeks 317 to be a possible winner of her beautiful prize – wish me luck!  And, at Pixie’s suggestion, also linking to the Rudolph Day’s Challenge.  

It’s great to hear from you, so please feel free to leave a message.

Thanks for dropping by today


8 Responses to “Paper piecing technique Christmas card …”

  1. WOW love those gorgeous beads on your shaker…so cool they look. Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

  2. Hello Gill, and a really huge welcome to the Snippets Playground! Good luck with the draw – and remember I do feature our new Playmates on a Sunday Snippets post the week after they entered for the first time. It all helps to spread the word – you should find that there will be a scurry of little feet over to have a nose and say hello to you. .

    I totally adore this card! For a start, shaker cards are such fun (love those round and bugle beads, thank goodness I kept all my beads from cross stitch and sewing days – what a great idea!). And the Julie Nutting girl is adorable – it’s all perfectly co-ordinated as well. The entries this fortnight from our new Playmates are awesome – happy dance here!


    Di xx

  3. Je suis fan Gill, ta carte est superbe, biz

  4. A lovely idea and so beautifully done. x

  5. oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this – love JN dolls and then the shaker element and the paper – just beautiful.

  6. This is a lovely Christmas card. I thingthe shaker bos is beautiful. I seems to frame the sentiment and is so well set off by the pretty paper pieced doll image. PS. Love her socks!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. oh, this is so cute!! i love how you’ve colour coordinated everything right down to the beads and who doesn’t like a shaker card? festive and fun! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
    rudolph days challenge DT


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