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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Being a Rebel with Operation Write Home - Paper Piecing

Today is National Scrapbooking Day and I am choosing to celebrate it in a very rebelious way - I am making cards for our troops with the Operation Write Home "Be A Rebel" Virtual Card Making Party!

OWH Virtual Card Making Parties are soooo much fun!  Everyone is encouraged to participate and a new challenge is posted throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.   It is a fun way to get your mojo flowing and to be inspired by other card makers as well.  Even if you don't have time to join in on the card making challenges you are still welcome to hop along and be inspired!  Click here to get started.

Challenge #1 is Paper Piecing for Kids by Sherry.

Paper Piecing is a challenge for me but it didn't take me long to think of the adorable bunny from Stamin' Up! from a set called "A New Little Someone" that has now been retired.  I very seldom ever use this stamp because I always think he/she needs to be colored (run the other way!!!)  but I really like how it turned out this time.  I used Kraft card stock for the bunny and Doodle Pantry polka dotted background paper from my scraps (hooray!) for the bow, etc.  I just couldn't bring myself to add a sentiment anywhere on the front so I stamped "I Love You" on the inside in bright pink.  I obviously need some more practice with the Viva Pearl Pens but it think it will still be ok to send in.


  1. So cute! I, too, am not a fan of coloring, so paper piecing is a good alternative. Thanks for sharing this sweet card.

  2. That is so very sweet! I can only imagine how much a little girl's going to smile at that pretty white and Barbie pink and darling bunny! I've been trying to get up the nerve to try to pearl pens. The way they really finish off your card so perfectly has me more determined. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This turned out great-- and I LOVE the ovals ;)

  4. Hi Lisa, that bunny is SO sweet; it reminds me of the Velveteen rabbit! Love the kraft paper with the touches of pink polka dot. A hero's little one will just love it!!

  5. This bunny is darling. Too bad the stamp is retired. You did a fantastic job with the card.

  6. Darling bunny. Your piecing makes it extra special.
    Glenda F