Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper Sweeties Birthday Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  I'm so happy to be helping my friend Debbie celebrate the one year birthday of her stamp company Paper Sweeties today.  Debbie has all sorts of fun things planned this month and she's kicking it off with a three day blog hop.  She's offering a great prize too, someone is going to win the entire August release!

I created a birthday/celebration card for the hop:

I used the Emma, Dream a Little Dream, and Happy Fall Ya'll sets on this card.

I love piecing, so had a great time dressing sweet Emma.

The majority of the papers are from Authentique's Delightful collection, although her underskirt is a paper from CTMH's La Belle Vie collection.  I added some gems and Liquid Glass accents to her crown, and some SRM stickers at the top and bottom.

A little piecing tip.  I like to piece in layers because it adds depth, but in this instance, if I had left all the dress layers intact, it would have been too bulky up top and looked funny, so I trimmed the underskirt and white portion of the dress at the waist line.  Then I trimmed Emma herself, using only her top half.  This allows the figure to lay flat.  You get dimension where you should, in the layers of the dress, but she doesn't look top heavy.


Also, when I piece detailed images, a lot of times I don't totally adhere the image.  So for example, I didn't put adhesive on Emma's pigtails or the edges of the clouds.  I think this adds some extra dimension/depth to the card.

OK, that's all for me.  There are lots of stops on the hop, but you have until August 17th to complete it.  I've got the links for all three days listed below.  There are some VERY talented ladies participating, so start at the Paper Sweeties blog (you'll find all the details on how to win) and have a wonderful time hopping!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 2nd
Debbie Marcinkiewicz <>
Jinny Newlin <>
Amy Tsuruta <>
Teresa Kline <>
Pattie Goldman <
Tina Milbourn <>
Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Authentique - Delightful 6x6 pad; CTMH - La Belle Vie collection, White Daisy, Parchment, and Chocolate Cardstock
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties - Emma, Dream a Little Dream, and Happy Fall Ya'll
Ink:   CTMH - Cocoa
Other:  CTMH - Clear gems, Liquid Glass, CM - Custom Cutting System Ovals; SRM Stickers - birthday Border Stickers; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. This is the sweetest princess card, LOVE her!

  2. super cute card...darlin sentiment!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Gorgeous...such a sweet card!

  4. Soooo sweet! I love the way you dressed Princess Emma!

  5. This is adorable!! LOVING that Princess and the clouds!!!

  6. Darling Emma in her princess outfit, so sweet!

  7. Just darling! It takes me back to my middle daughter's 6th Birthday party. She dressed as Cinderella for her party, and had a life-size Cinderella piƱata. Happy times! Thanks for helping me relive that memory.
    Have a Paper Sweeties great weekend!

  8. Looks great! So Cute!

  9. Super super cuteness! Little people are growing on me :)

  10. aww this is so cute.. Love that little girl image.. great card Miriam..

  11. Oh WOW, Miriam! You totally rocked the paper piecing here with Emma all dressed up for our 1st Birthday Celebration! I adore how your sweet card turned out ... thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us all for today's hop :)

  12. What a darling little princess card. I need to buy that stamp set. Just so sweet.

  13. Definitely a pretty card royally fit for a Princess.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. she's the dimensional look to your card!

  15. All your dimension is simply yummy...adorable card!

  16. Ohhh! We used the same Paper Sweetie! Crafty minds think alike! :) Fabulous card Miriam!!!

  17. Cute as can be, Miriam! Flawless piecing, and I just love that little scene you've created!

  18. so sweet! such a perfect princess card!

  19. Fabulous paper-piecing, Miriam! I spy some SRM stickers in mix, too! How awesome!