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Charlie sent us all some great papers from the Anthem line by Bo Bunny. I thought I'd share a paper-piecing home decor project with y'all today. Grab a glass of lemonade or iced tea (I myself will be hopping while drinking my Grandma Poppy's famous homemade sweet tea warm off the stovetop) and get ready to get excited for the 4th!!!
So my husband just looked over my should as I was typing and asked "Why are there red arrows on your picture?" I bet y'all are asking the same thing! Well, see the messiness? They great part about the paper-piecing in this project is that all that will get covered up or cut off. Love it! No need to worry about those little uh-ohs. :)
My husband just piped in again and asked "Why did you stamp the whole daisy if you were just going to use a small piece?" Good question (don't tell him I said that!). You don't have to do that. I wanted the flexibility to play around with the patterns and switch things around if it didn't quite jell. The other reason, I was pretty sure I could use the leftovers to make a bunch of cards or tags. Waste not, want not. :)
Okay, okay, I digress. More about the daisy! As I cut each part I puzzle pieced it to the daisy. I would recommend removable tape. I kept bumping everything and then having to start over matching it up (again lighting- if I had turned the lights on sooner...). I didn't glue as I went because I wasn't sure I wouldn't switch some petals around in the end (and I did). Once I had it the way I wanted I glued the base of the petals- NOT the top. Why? I didn't want to fussy cut all the tops of the petals again. Instead I kinda peeled the petals up and cut about 1/4 of the way down of the white underneath so that essentially there is a white circle shape under this daisy. (This pic is from BEFORE I cut the white)
Mon Ami Gabby burlap ribbon to top it off. I am seriously crushing on this creation!!! I still have more to play with and may have to make a banner or wreath to add to the collection. :)
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ColourQ- Challenge 196
Simon Says Stamp- Patriotic