Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{YNS Blog Hop} Jenny Suchin Designs

Today is the release day over at YNS, featuring a great new line of rubber by YNS DT team member Jenny Suchin, and we are celebrating Jenny's first ever release with a fun blog hop!! You should have arrived here via the hilarious and talented Carole Burrage's blog. If you would like to start at the beginning, then head back to the creative mind behind all this stampy goodness, Miss Jenny Suchin's blog!
I previewed a card a few days back (remember the cute koala in a air balloon?), and I am back today with a completely different looking card using the same set, Up, Up & Away.
I made a sweet wedding card for a friend of mine that is getting married soon....


This is a long card, measuring 4 1/4 x 7 1/2. I paper-pieced the balloon again (I'll give you a little photo tut later on on the post;), and stamped 2 koala's instead of just the one, and cut them out and added them to the balloon basket with dimensionals. The balloon and basket are completely off the DP, essentially 'floating' through the sky:) For the balloon strings, I used the Ribbon Carousel's Coloured Wire String in white. The Wire String works so well because it holds it's form! I have done this look with string or twine and trust me, my new find has made it WAY easier!!!
Some TCP seam binding and a vintagey button threaded with TCP linen thread add some romance. I used an MFT border die under the black zigzag stitching on the lower portion of the card and the clouds above the balloon are die cut using TCP's cloud border cutup. The sentiment on the front, as well as the inside scripture, are by Verve. The DP is MME and the CS is SU.
Here are a few pics to show you how I paper-piece without worrying about trying to fit the pieces together like a puzzle. It is the easiest way to piece something like this (stripes or strips that are side by side). Plus it provides slight dimension by stacking the papers on eachother!

I first stamp my image on my base cream CS (that is, if you aren't planning to piece directly onto your stamped panel and are going to cut out your main image, as I did). You also stamp the full image onto your first DP (plaid). Stamp again onto your 2nd DP (pink doily), and don't worry if you don't get the outer stripes- you don't need them!  Now again onto the 3rd and 4th DP (red dot and cream flag)

The 1st DP is the DP that will be the outer stripes on my balloon. Both the cream CS and the plaid images are cut out and the DP is then glued to the CS balloon.

Next cut out the 2nd DP, cutting out one less outer 'strip' than on the first DP balloon. Adhere.

Finally add your inner sections (from the cream flag and red dot DP) and finish off with the little patches...Now you have a completed paper-pieced balloon that doesn't look as if each piece was shoved in, next to the other! A smooth and slightly dimensional paper-pieced balloon! You could also adhere with foam boosters to get ALOT of dimension!



I left the inside blank, as I am in this wedding and I'm sure I'll have a bog ol' message to write to the bride;)

And when I was busy making my card, my little Jake was busy making his own (of course he had to use the same stamp!! YNS is his favorite brand;) and he really wanted me to 'put it on the computer for all the ladies to see' (his words;). So here is his Up. Up & Away card! He did this all himself!! The only thing I did was give him my trimmed cloud scrap, tie the twine bow and help with the hot glue gun:) And he is only in kindergarten!! I think he is a pretty crafty little fella:):) And yeah- did I mention that he was rooting through my brand new PTI buttons!! Eek! Expensive taste too;)


Next up on the hop is the uber-talented Amy Rohl! She has the sweetest little project to show you:)

WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!
There is a fun prize hidden on one DT member's blog, so if you want to be the winner of a new Jenny Suchin stamp set of your choice, then you MUST comment! You won't know which one of us is the candy holder, so the more hoppers you post on, the better your chances at winning:) Winner will be posted on the YNS blog Jan 17th.

The hop will start Wed, Jan 11, 3am (est) and end on Mon, Jan 16, midnight (est), so you have until then to comment!

AND A SALE!?!?!
Karen is also offering a deal: 15% off your ENTIRE order!! Use online coupon code YNSJAN2012 at checkout:)
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40 comments:

Luanne said...

Very lovely card! amazing you paper pieced them with different papers. Love it!
Jake's card is just adorable! great coloring

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

cabio's craft corner said...

Awesome paper piecing and fun texture on this card. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

GrĂ¡ said...

The paper piecing is brilliant & I love the dimension to your card.

Jake's card is cool :)

Julie E said...

Ooooo, adorable! Paper piecing sweetness. Love the layers on the balloon.

Ellen said...

Those little animals peeking out of the balloon are the cutest things ever!!! Love this card..and your son's is rockin' too! I craft with my 7 year old, and she actually know quite a bit about stamping...I'll have to show this creation to her!!! Have a great day!

Shari said...

Sucha wonderful wedding card! and your son's is so cute. Great job!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! So much work in this card, but it looks amazing, great piecing, coloring, embossing, stitching, list goes on and on. Plus it's pretty freaking cute. Love Jake's card too!

Liz said...

LOVE your card! LOVE the Koalas even more. The blue/pink accents on them are just perfect. Great layout too. I will have to try a long card sometime in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

I never would have thought to paper piece that way~thank you for the tutorial! This is ADORABLE and your friend is going to LOVE it!!! Jake's is pretty awesome too!

DoodleDee Designs said...

I love your explanation for the paper piecing, I'm going to try this way next time. I also love the patchwork results of it all. Your lil boys card is SO darn cute. Adorable he wanted to join in lol.

sharon g said...

Your paper piecing is some of the best I've ever seen!!!!!!

B. Poteraj said...

That must have taken forever, but it's worth it to me :) thanks for doing such an awesome job.

Annette said...

love all your paper piecing...looks amazing...and Jakes card is adorable...

Dana said...

Love all the paper piecing. Fabulous card. And how cute of Jack to make a card!!!

Tanya said...

OH, this is so sweet and so fun! FABULOUS paper piecing! and Jake's card is awesome, way to go!

Angel said...

Hmm Jake is giving you a run for your money! But your card IS pretty freakin awesome!!!

erinB said...

LOVE!! The papers you used to piece the balloon are fabulous. Great combo of textures. Thanks!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a fab card! Love the layering and all the paper piecing you did.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

WOWZA! I LOVE your card, Jenny, and as soon as I finish the hop, I am going STRAIGHT to the Ribbon Carousel to get some of that colored wire string! They should pay you a commission, as I imagine they will be selling a ton of that, thanks to you! :)

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

WOWEEE is right! Love your fabulous card and all these amazing tips!!! We must post this on the YNS blog so we can make this a tutorial link!!! FUN! Tell Jake that his card definitely made all the ladies smile! CUTE!! He reminds me of Brandon!!! So sweet! And yes...now I need wired string too! LOL
Hugs
Karen

Lisa T said...

Love the paper piecing! Great color scheme, too - the aqua really pops against the other colors. Your son did a great job on his card, too!

Heather said...

Wow! All the paper piecing is amazing. Jake's card is absolutely adorable.

Indy said...

Love all the paper piecing! This is fantastic. As for Jake's, well his is fabulous! What a talented guy!

Jenny said...

OH MY how sweet!! I just love this!! And I love JAKES card!! SOOO CUTE!!! :) :) :) than kyou!! :) :):)

Riti said...

in just one word I'd like to describe this card Jenny...

JAWDROPPINGWOW!!!!!!!

(JAW-DROPPING-WOW)
Love how you have pieced every bit of the balloon.
Love the choice of colors & papers.
Fantastic Card... Love it !!!!
I am off to be a Follower here.. cuz I have simply Loved & Enjoyed myself thoroughly on your blog. I feel you are super talented!! Thanks for all trhe inspiration girl !!
Shall be back again n again to see more & enjoy myself!!

TFS
Hugs,
Riti

Riti said...

Now this comment is exclusively for Dear Jake....
You have done a fab job honey !!
Love all the colors you have put together & that cute lil button with the string!

Hugs,
Riti

Channie Williams said...

talented kid you got there lol!!

Mimi said...

wow! the paper pieced balloon is just fabulous!! Adorable card! and amazing job your son did too!! ;)

Karen L said...

Loving the paper piecing and your adorable card! Too cute that your son made his own version too!

marose6@comcast.net said...

love the paper pieceing and 2 bears how sweet. however Jakes card steals my heart. tell him great job.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such cute stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

charli said...

Love your balloon! And Jake, nice job!

MaryAnn N. said...

Jake your card is wonderful. Thanks for having Mommy put it on for all of us ladies to see.

Mommy your patchwork card is gorgeous.

Trisha said...

Fabulous card, Jenny. Love these little koala bears. Thanks so much for the wonderful hint on paper piecing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sue D said...

Great idea for a wedding card and thanks for the paper piecing tips.
Tell Jake his card is awesome!

cardcreationsnz said...

An amazing card. Thanks for showing us how you did the paper piecing. A clever way that I don't think I would have thought of.

Jake's card is very good too. Great colouring. My kids like to sometimes make cards when I do too.

FrancineB said...

Very cute. The patchwork balloon was very clever.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Jenny, I love the paper pieced images on your card! It looks fabulous =)
Jake, your card looks wonderful! I love all of the fun colors you used to color in the balloon =)
Thank you for sharing both of your cards!

pelArgoNNiA said...

Just adorable! Super cute card! I'll have to have a go at paper piecing.

Maureen said...

You are just too creative to use this set for a wedding card! Love all the details, esp. the paper piecing on the balloon and Jake did a SUPER job with his card too!