I am late again in updating my blog because of some personal reasons (no, nothing tragic, just a family project that I undertook and finally finished yesterday, then some additional family activities that I didn’t figure in – my DS going to PeeWee soccer, and DD having to use the computer for research/homework). But still, we are continuing steadily  in making cards for the inmates in California Institute for Women. After this week, we only have three more weeks to go, and we have already surpassed our target of 500 cards! This week we received a package from Sandy(stmboat on the PC Crafter Message Board) with 4 wonderful cards.  The embossing that Sandy did on some of her cards is simply eye-candy! You can see her work plus all the other marvelous cards donated to the Cards for a Cause: The Inmates Project  in the gallery. My DDs and I will be completing our 50 cards for the week by this weekend again, which now brings the total number of cards to… 630 cards! Woooot!  ***doing the happy dance***

The featured cards this week are paper-pierced cards. Well, if you checked the gallery, you know who is the inspiration – Nanc! Her cards were so artistically done, and drew raves on the PC Crafter Message Board when she posted her work there. So, here are two cards that I did using the free paper-piercing pattern posted at the end of this post. The precious bird images are by Carolyn Shores Wright’s  Flights of Fancy I and II from PC Crafter. If you are new to paper piercing and would like to try it, here are some tips.   Basically what I did is to print the images on a card that measures 4.25″ x 5.5″, then print the paper-piercing pattern on a sheet of printer paper. Use a light box or window to line up the image and the pattern (if you are doing the piercing from the back, like I did, don’t forget to flip the pattern), then pierce away! The paper-piercing doesn’t take long, it’s super-easy to do with tools that you can find around the house, and it adds so much oooomph to the cards!

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Just right-click on the free paper-piercing pattern below and save in your computer. For more digital paper-piercing patterns, check them out here.

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4 comments so far

1.  Joyce
November 20th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Thank you so much for sharing.

2.  sam
November 28th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

many many thanks for your kind generosity with sharing your talents with us

3.  Sylvia
November 29th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Thank you for sharing.

4.  Cynthia
March 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

So pretty, Thanks!!

 

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