Posts tagged ‘Julie Nutting’

February 26, 2022

Paper piecing with Julie Nutting prima doll

Hello and welcome.

The wonderful challenge set for us this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, is to use paper piecing.  I’ve tried this technique a few times in the past and loved the results, but looking at my stamp collection, I have very few stamp sets that lend themselves to this.  So, I took out my much loved and used Julie Nutting prima doll, Mindy, and had fun dressing her up for Christmas…

As this is a tall stamp, it suited being used on a DL size card base. This is usually a great opportunity to use up all your paper scraps, but this time I treated myself to a new (to me) Christmas paper pad by Prima instead, as it has lots of small patterns, ideal for paper piecing small images. It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but you may just about be able to see Santa on her skirt…

I stamped the doll onto neutral typeface scrapbook paper by Stampin Up, and coloured her using Derwent watercolour pencils from the hair and skin tones pack, blended with a water brush.  Her hair was stamped onto Prima Julie Nutting neutrals paper, and shading added with watercolour pencils.

The pompoms on her shoes were fussy cut from one of the Prima Christmas papers, and the tag from one of the tag sheets in the set.  I added a layer of pink pirouette cardstock to the card base, and layered the snowflake paper on top, tearing the bottom edge to add a little interest.  I added various snowflake die cuts in shimmer white card by Stampin Up, and the Tim Holtz sprigs in silver card by Sizzix.

To finish, I added two washi tapes in silver and a sprinkling of rhinestones for sparkle.

You can see my previous paper piecing projects here Take a Sip, Meet Mindy, and Paper piecing

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see what you create.

Enjoy your weekend


January 27, 2018

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.  

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Thanks for dropping by today


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