May 152017
 

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

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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.

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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.

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Then adhere you patterned paper piece onto your main piece.

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I cut out the entire image and adhered it to my card.

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I hope this encourages you to use the paper piecing technique, and hopefully my tips help a little bit. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Heather

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions “9302-P, Cupcakes” and “1113-D, Birthday
Dies: MFT “Blueprints 13”

  2 Responses to “Project of the Week ~ Paper Piecing Tips”

  1. Fabulous tutorial and beautiful card. I like that you combined coloring and paper piecing on your cupcake.

  2. Very nice tutorial, Heather! Love your ‘sweet’ card – that cupcake looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing :)

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