Friday, September 5, 2014

Sept Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop.
Our theme this month is
“For the Bird{brains}”.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. Some Design Team members are also giving away the actual project they create for the hop, too. So, you may win an image and a card or project from some of the blogs! And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
 Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, this is your chance! One lucky winner randomly selected from all the comments will be selected to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image!
And, we would like to invite all of you to be a part of our hop this month, with the DT! There is an inlinkz on the bottom of the post at FTHS and on each individual blog. Use one of the designer’s tutorials and your favorite Birdbrain image to create a project to play along. We can’t wait to see what you create! If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS over the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry. We are looking for six people to guest design for two month rotations over the next 6 months.

Hope you will print off your favorite Birdbrain and play along!
If you have arrived from Lyn, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project
Image:  FTHS Birdbrain Card Sharks
Paper: Kraft Card stock,  My Minds Eye Be Amazing Follow Your Heart
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica marker 21 Lipstick
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Labels Three dies, Sakura Clear Star pen, American Crafts twine, button, Fiskars Oval punch , Michaels Pearls ($1 bin)
Special Techniques: Paper Piecing

Here is my tutorial on Paper Piecing: 

Print your image on both white cardstock and the designer paper you wish to piece with

Color in your image – in my case I also wanted to paper piece the wings, so I colored an extra image

Fussy” cut out the part of the image you wish to piece onto your image. In my case I had both the deck of cards & wings

I ran my pieces thru my Xyron Sticker machine

Carefully pull back the film and remove your stickers
Apply to your image
and…..TA DA!!!!

Now head over to Stephanie and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday September 14th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday September 17th.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges I have entered this card in:
Come and Get It - Things with Wings
One Stitch At a Time - Anything Goes - with a Die


  1. So cute Michelle. Great paper piecing.

  2. Michelle, I love paper piecing, it can really bring an image to life and you can use the same papers to match your background :)
    Far less fiddly when you use a Xyron too eh? great tip that!
    Jo xx

  3. I always love papepiecing, it looks super cool, :D

  4. Great tips on the paper piecing! Your card is amazing!

  5. the Xyron sticker maker sure does make paper piecing so much easier, doesn't it? thanks for all of the great advice! what a fun card! :)

  6. Great card...great tutorial! I had never thought to use my Xyron....

  7. This is so cute. Love the pieced playing cards, so adorable. Never thought to use my xyron, such a great idea.

  8. Too cute!! Love the bright colors and paper piecing.


  9. Fun image and love the paper piecing, adds such a great touch!

  10. Fun card and love the hints on paper piecing!

  11. Wow! Super paper piecing - thanks for sharing! thanks for the hop & technique - have a blessed week!

  12. Super cute paper piecing and the card is fabulous!

  13. This is a great card. I love that you fussy cut it and paper pieced it. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.

  14. Thanks for your great tutorial, Michelle. I think that is very helpful for some people. Super cute card and i like the bow behind the button !

  15. I don't do enough of your style and I LOVE the technique. So what am I waiting for!!! This is the perfect card for a man that I never have enough cards. Thank you for all the inspiration and tutorial.

  16. I always forget about printing on DP. Thank you! I need to do this more.
    Great card!

  17. I just did this for the first time the other day - it's fun.

  18. Love the card. Great die cut shape. Love the Birdbrain images.


  19. Great idea. Love the paper piecing

  20. Great card! The paper piecing is such a nice touch. :-)

  21. Really cute, great job. You make it look so easy.

  22. Super cute!! I love your coloring and the paper piecing! This turned out so cute!

  23. wonderful your paper piecing!

  24. thanks for sharing your technique. Lovely card.

  25. very cute card! I'm glad to see someone else is a Xyron fanatic. It makes gluing down small pieces so much easier.

  26. Awesome colors on the birds, fun technique to try.

  27. Love the way you did your paper piecing. Thanks for telling us about using the Xyron.

  28. Ooooh, the paper piecing is fab! Great card!

  29. Great card and fab post! I'd totally forgotten I owned a Xyron sticker machine! Now I'll have to go and dig it out!!!

  30. Fantastic card.Love the digital paper piecing and fussy cutting, So effective.Must have a go.Thanks for sharing.Hugs Debbie x

  31. I am just loving all the super cute sentiment that go with the Birdbrain images!! Your project is so fun!

  32. Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Good luck
    Hugs Katie x