Saturday, August 22, 2009

Paper Piecing

Paper piecing is the new challenge at Scrappy Frog's Challenge. This is a really fun and easy technique to give your cards a little something special. Here are a few cards I have made using paper piecing. What you do is stamp you image on white paper, pick a design that you want to use in your image (smaller patterns work best), and stamp your image on the patterned paper


as well. Then you cut the part of the image out of the paper (on these two I cut out the dresses) and glue it to the corresponding part of the image you have stamped on the white paper. It is easiest to move the paper than to move your scissors, sharp small scissors work best, and I always cut toward the inside of the outline when I do it. So, get out some stamps, some paper, and your sharp scissors and give it a try. You can post your creation on Scrappy Frogs to try and win a 6 x 6 Basic Grey paper pad. Both of the cards I made were made with Basic Grey paper. It is my favorite.

11 comments:

Lisa T said...

Great cards. I especially like the second one!

Handmade by Vivi said...

both cards are gorgeous Cindy!!
butmy fave is the second one.. that image is so so cue!!!
xxx
Vivi

LINDA said...

I like your cards they are real
cute.
Linda W.

Leanne said...

Love your cards Mindy!! Both of them are awesome! I love Basic Grey!!

Tracey said...

These are both gorgeous cards! Love the paper piecing!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulously cute & cheery! Love paper piecing--gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jodester said...

Adorable cards, love the paper piecing. Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Oz_Jodie

Cami said...

Two very cute paper-pieced cards! Love the DPs as well. Cami

Nancy said...

Love both of your cards. Great job with the paper piecing. I need to give that a try.
Hugs,
Nancy

Cheryl said...

I love paper piecing! The results are so fun! I love how you've made Tilda's dress coordinate with your card on both of these examples!

cabio's craft corner said...

Mindy, you did a really great job on your paper piecing and these cards turned out wonderfully!
Hugs,
Cabio