I am rarely able to resist butterflies when it comes to crafting, so I was a super exited about several releases recently and could not resist Concord and 9th's May release!
I made three simple cards paper-piecing some of my favorite cardstock colors. I have been all about the colored cardstock this month, my scrap paper has been in danger every time I entered the craft room!
I love the simplicity of this trio, sometimes its really hard to listen to the voice in my head that says, "it doesn't have to be complicated to be interesting".
A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.
1. Hello Card
Did I ever tell you that I love Concord & 9th's Turnabout stamps? Usually, I am drawn to the ones with the more elaborate designs which are perfect for when you want that pattern to be the focal point.
However here, I just wanted the paper-pieced diecut to stand out. This subtle dot pattern does not compete with the diecut, but complements it well.
This card is an A2 Card (4.25" x 5.50"); the card base is the beautiful Dove color from the Concord and 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Set. The patterned turnabout front panel was trimmed down from 4.25" x 5.50" to 3.75" x 5".
Since these cards are so straightforward, I will focus on providing details on the paper-piecing elements of each and a couple of other pointers.
1. Select and trim cardstock colors to 1 1/8" wide. I used Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, Green Apple and Orange Peel, with and emerald green from my stash).