Joy Clair Stamps April Challenge – Paper Piecing

It is the beginning of the month and that means a brand new challenge from Joy Clair Stamps! If you haven’t played along with the challenge yet, I would highly suggest as the rules are super easy to follow! For all the details and to see how I made my card today, watch the full video tutorial below!!

This card is SOO much different from the cards I normally make! There is patterned paper, paper piecing, dry embossing, and lots of layers! I do love the way it came out, but this was quite the process as it is so far out of my comfort zone!

Finished 4

Patterned paper is not something I use often. First, I don’t have the space to store a lot of it and I am horrible at matching papers together. My way around the second is buying 6X6 pads, where all of the papers kind of go with each other and will play well together. Again, I don’t buy a lot of them, but its nice to have a few on hand just in cases like this!

Finished 2

Layering is another thing I am not great at. But in cases where I do want to layer, I always place everything out before I start assembling the card – without adhesive. This allows me to see the card as it will be and decide if any little bits need to be moved or just taken out all together. This is something I do with almost every card, but it is especially helpful on cards with a lot of layers and elements.

Finished 1

Be sure and head over to the Joy Clair Blog to check out all the other inspiration for this month’s challenge. You will also find the link up HERE, so you can enter a card or project of your own!! And if you are interested in any of the Joy Clair or other products I used on my card today, you will find them linked down below! Happy Crafting Everyone!!

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