A warm welcome to stop no. 9 on the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop!  You have just arrived from Kim at Stitchin n Stampin on Paper where she showed you beautiful items using the fun Faux Flocking technique.

Every stop on this hop is showcasing birthday ideas using a different technique and I am going to be showing you some fun things you can do with Paper Piecing…if your watercoloring skills are a little rusty, Paper Piecing is a great way to fill in those images – all you need are pretty patterned papers and a sharp pair of scissors!

Please read on to see my projects and for details of my yummy blog candy…

Sooo…what is Paper Piecing? Well, you stamp your image onto your base cardstock, usually a neutral color…you then choose a colored cardstock or patterned paper and stamp your image onto that and using very sharp little scissors cut it out…you then adhere it to your image on the base – I find Mini Glue Dots work the best for me…want to see some examples?  Walk this way…

My first item features a pretty elegant birthday card and one of my favorite stamps, the lovely Tess, who is just perfect for this technique…

Doesn’t she look gorgeous?  I choose muted colors for this card and love how it turned out…I stamped Tess onto Whisper White and kitted her out using various Designer Series Papers and cardstocks…Paper Piecing is such an easy way to give fabulous results but you MUST have scissors fit for the purpose – Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips are perfect for this technique and you can find them on pg 199 of the Catalog – they are small with a very sharp sculpted tip – trust me, you need these scissors for easy Paper Piecing cutting!

I added two balloons using a stamp from Crazy for Cupcakes (pg 56) that I positioned and stamped using my Stamp-a-majig and Paper  Pieced them too…I added my sentiment and my Scallop Square background along with a bit more pretty paper for a background and there is one cute but elegant birthday card…

Want to see more details and see a close-up photo of my handywork?  Come back on Monday!

My next item is a CUTE birthday cupcake take-away box…take a peek through that window and see what yummy goodness is inside…

Don’t you just love this box?  This would make a cute party take-away gift – a delicious cupcake in it’s very own take- out container!

SO very easy to make from just one sheet of card stock – I decorated it using card stocks that I textured with an embossing folder…I made a circular window in the front and added a Window Sheet so that the yummy cake is visible…

I stamped my tag using a stamp from the Level 1 Hostess Set Birthday Bakery (pg 10) and paper pieced the cute cupcake on it…

Want to know how I made my Cupcake Take-away Container?  Come back on Monday when I will post my FREE printable tutorial and give you all the details of what I used to make it!

And just to go with it at the party, I thought my little owl pick would be a cute decoration to add to each cake – very quick and easy to make using the cute owl stamp from the Sale-a-bration FREE set Punch Bunch – I simply punched him out using the Two-step Owl Punch and  paper pieced his belly using some fun red polka dotted paper and added a party hat using a stamp from the set Party Hearty…add a cocktail stick and there is one CUTE cake decoration!

It would be quick and easy to make a bunch of these cute owl picks to decorate lots of cupcakes in no time at all!

My last item is a fun bright and fun card…

I used the stamp set All in the Family (pg 91) and paper pieced all the cute little clothes…I highlighted the center figure by stamping her on to a circle and adding her to the card using Dimensionals…

My sentiment?  From the set Party this Way (pg 53) – it is a fun and happy looking sentiment and one I have used sooo many times…I love how cheerful this card is…

Don’t forget to come back and visit me on Monday for more details, photos and tutorials about my projects…and of course to find out the winner of my blog candy…speaking of which…

Leave me a comment to let me know which item is your favorite and you will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will be chosen by random.org on Monday and one lucky winner will win a roll of 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of of their choice along with a pack of 5 handstamped cards by yours truely!

Thank you for visiting – now you’re off to visit Twila at Stamp a Little Longer where she will show you some fabulous things that you can make using the Collage Stamping technique…enjoy!

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57 thoughts on “Stampin’ Addicts Birthday Blog Hop!

  • February 25, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love the owl cupcake take-away box the best!!!

  • February 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    This whole “choose a favorite” problem is impossible! :-) Ok, I really love the Tess card…the paper piecing on it is perfect! Oh, and the little owl on the cupcake…adorable!

  • February 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Love all your projects, but the cupcake box is the best! Thanks for sharing!

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Do I have to pick a favorite??? (said in a slightly whiney voice) I love ’em all! I guess if I “have to” I choose Tess. The muted colors are just great!

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I’m not sure- loving the cupcake box and the cute simplicity of the family birthday card.

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Those cupcakes are making me hungry on my low carb diet. Love the cupcake pick and complete adore the cupcake box. Tess, is just too cute!

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great projects! The clothes on the little people are just sooo cute – adorable!

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

    All your projects are fabulous, but I love the cupcake takeaway.

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Love the Tess card and paper piercing. Just got that set and cannot wait to use it.

  • February 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Oh My! That cupcake box is adorable. I will definitely be coming back for instructions :) The owl pick is so cute too!

  • February 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    These are fantastic!! The All in the Family card looks amazing. I love that set but I never thought to paper piece it! Brilliant!

  • February 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I love the cupcake box & the All in the Family card is cute as well!

  • February 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Lovely projects Sarah but my favourite is the cupcake box. thanks for this opportunity to win.

  • February 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Like everyone else, I can’t pick a favorite! I could see using all three ideas! Once again you have done a wonderful job!

  • February 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hi, Sarah – Just love that cupcake box! Can’t wait till Monday to get the tutorial. Thanks for being so generous and sharing with us your creativity!

  • February 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    paper pieceing is one of my all time fav techniques! I am in love with your cupcake box….mmmmmm cupcakes :)

  • February 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Love the All in the Family. Needed some new ideas for using it. what a clever idea paper piecing the clothes! Thanks

  • February 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The cupcake box and owl pick are awesome…can’t wait for the directions!!

  • February 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I love all of your projects & tutorials. My favorite today is the cupcake box. So cute! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

  • February 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Your cupcake box is adorable! I really like your family card too. Great idea for the mom image.

  • February 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Great uses of this technique. Love the cupcake box and the All in the Family.

  • February 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I love the cupcake box but my favorite part of it is the owl on the toothpick. Too cute

  • February 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I just love the cupcake box. This would be a great idea for my Grand Daugther’s Birthday party.
    I will be checking back for the directions.
    Thanks so much for sharing such great projects.

  • February 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I love the cupcake box–and how amazing that the box matches the frosting on the cupcake! Wow!

  • February 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I have to go with the cupcake box…Totally ADORABLE…Love how you coordinated the cupcake colors and the owl pick …What a HOOT! Thank you for a chance to win some Yummy Blog Candy
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

  • February 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    My favorite is the Tess card. The cupcake holder is a close second.

  • February 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    The cupcake box is definitely my favorite!

  • February 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Such cute projects Sarah. That yummy cupcake is calling my name!! Can’t wait to find out how to make that fabulous box!! Your “fussy” cutting is amazing. I can never cut that exact. Great job!

  • February 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    so cute! love your cupcake box and these super cute paper pieced cards!

  • February 26, 2011 at 3:31 am

    I love all your cards.Love how you cut all the clothing out of DSP. The cupcake holder is a Wow!

  • February 26, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Love the birthday cupcake take-away box. Thanks for the upcoming tutorial on it as well. I also know when I see your blog, I’m going to come away with inspiration. Thank You.

  • February 26, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I love the cupcake box. Thanks.

  • February 26, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Wow, amazing how you can do that fussy cutting so well to paper piece Tess! That card is beautiful and is a toss up for my fav with the cupcake box. Can’t wait for the tute. Now I want some cupcakes!!

  • February 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I love the take away box…probably for the contents!!! Baking and decorating cupcakes is my guilty pleasure. Love all your work. THanks!!!

  • February 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

    i love the cupcake holder…I believe its the best I’ve seen!

  • February 26, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What fun, fun, fun paper piecing projects, Sarah! I have to say, the cupcake pick is my fave–such a delightful touch of whimsey!

  • February 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

    These were all just too cute!! The cupcake box is the bomb!! And now I am craving a chocolate cupcake for breakfast!

  • February 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I love all of your projects, but my favorite is that darlin cupcake box!
    Well done!

  • February 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Oh, the cupcake box is my favorite! Your attention to detail makes this the perfect technique for you! Great job!

  • February 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I will definitely be back Monday to see how to make that cupcake box – LOVE IT! The owl pick is adorable, too. May have to do this for grandson’s birthday. TFS!

  • February 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I love this little cupcake box! Can’t wait for the tutorial – this will be so fun to give my coworkers. We really don’t celebrate birthdays but this would be just a fun little something to do. Love the little owl on there too – What a hoot! Could put something silly on there – Whooose birthday is it? Or something to go with it. The frosting colors are so fun too! Thanks for sharing.

  • February 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Tess and the family are cute, cute, cute. I want the cupcake, though!

  • February 27, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Sarah, these are all fabulous projects but must say my favorite would be the owl cupcake pick because it’s a different use than previously seen. Must say the cupcake box is adorable also. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  • February 27, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Sarah, all of your creations are always terrific! But I really LOVE that owl carry out box and pick!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • February 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Wowzer! I love them all. Paper piercing adds that great little touch of pizazz!

  • February 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I Love the Tess card, but my favorite project is the cupcake take-away box. Can’t wait to see the tutorial for this.

  • February 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Sarah, great set of projects. Wow and such a great job on those little people pieces. Love the cupcake box!

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