Monday, May 15, 2017

Project of the Week: paper piecing

It's my turn to post a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built.  Paper piecing is not a new technique by any means, but I thought I would share a few hints and tips that I like to use.  Here's what you need:
-your image
-card stock and patterned paper
-scissors (I like to use these scissors with little tiny blades, it helps maneuver around the image better) and I also used a craft knife for the little details
-a black marker
-ink
 Stamp your image on your card stock and then again on the patterned paper.  This is a great way to use up some scraps; but I do like to use a pattern that I also use on the rest of the card.
 Cut out the part of the image you want to use from the patterned paper and color your image stamped on the card stock.  Here's one of the tips: use a marker similar to your patterned paper to color around the edges of the part you will be covering up.  It helps just in case you didn't cut exactly right.  I also like to take the black marker and ink around the edges of the cut out piece.  This helps eliminate any white edges and again helps if you haven't cut it perfectly.
 Then adhere you patterned paper piece onto your main piece.
 I cut out the entire image and adhered it to my card.
I hope this encourages you to use the paper piecing technique, and hopefully my tips help a little bit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Cupcakes" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Card Mania #92--Life is colorful
Sheep Ski Designs #2--anything goes
Cas-ual Fridays--birthday with 6 of the same item (6 enamel dots)
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Cardz TV #1--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #328--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--going dotty
Crafty Creations #341--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #127--anything goes with a twist of masculine
Mod Squad Challenge--Let's color
C.R.A.F.T. #415--birthday (plus a HOP)
CAS(E) This #221--sketch


Art Impressions #208--dots & stripes
Hiding In My Craft Room #300--super scraps Saturday
Sweet Stampers #7--dots and/or stripes
Crazy 4 Challenges--use green
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #281--anything goes with snippets (this entire card is made from snippets, except the card base)


24 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Great tutorial with some very helpful hints.

Di said...

Super card Heather! Paper piecing is such a fun way to use up snippets, and I thought I had it cracked as I do all the tips you pointed out. APART from, colouring round the inside edge of the image you intend to stick the patterned paper to! I read it a couple of times as I do run a black marker (never use a Pro Marker as it bleeds - ask me how I know this!) around the fussy cut patterned paper. But what a great idea - thank you so much for the extra tip! You really are a clever little sausage :)

Hugs

Di xx

Kuni said...

A fabulous card Heather.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Claire-Louise Garland said...

Mmm a perfect cupcake, I think paper piecing is a really effective technique as shown in your card which is just yummy x

Cheri said...

We can all use this refresher...piecing is such a fun technique and especially useful if you're in a hurry.

Beth said...

Thank you for joining us over at Hiding In My Craft Room for the Super Scraps challenge. This is a great way to use scraps of paper. Thanks also for the tips. Beth DT

Marcia said...

Love your fun and colorful card. Such a great way to use pattern paper. Your cupcake looks great! Thanks for joining the Cas-ual Fridays Birthday Challenge.

Barbara said...

Nice tutorial on paper piecing. Your frosting on the cupcake looks yummy. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week. Good luck and I hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 328, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper May challenge – hope to see you again soon x

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

What a great birthday card! Thanks for submitting with Crazy 4 Challenges. Vicki DT

Penny Light said...

So lovely! Great job coloring and perfect image placement for your paper piecing. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!

Lisa Mensing said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays and helping us celebrate six years of challenges.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the paper pieced cupcake and great tips and paper strip background
Carol x

Jean said...

Great card, loving the technique you have shared.
Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
Jean xx

Tracy Freeman said...

I love this technique and yet never seem to use it ! fab paper piecing and love the card design.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch!

MaryV said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
Maria (DT)

Tasha Vovchuk said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the tutorial on paper piecing ;) So much fun! And thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Dreja said...

Ganz zauberhaft gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

The Crafty Critter said...

Fabulous use of paper! I just love your background! Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenge.
-Miranda DT
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Miranda said...

Super Cute!!!! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

Melissa said...

Cute card, thanks for joining Cardz TV!

Elaine R said...

Very cute and colorful, great job!

Thank you for playing along with us at Cardz TV

Elaine
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Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT