Sunday, December 16, 2007

{Paper Piecing Tutorial}

Hi all!! First off, I need to post that this is going to be the last post for a few days...maybe the week. I have a full schedule of things to do before the holidays, so if I can get crafty, I'll share with you. Otherwise I promise to pop in next weekend. I do want to make sure that I can be keeping up with my blogs I visit as well!

So, for the tutorial. I've had some comments on how I do paper piecing and I thought what a fun idea for a tutorial. Esp. since I am in love with this technique on my Bellas. {Lindsey, you can still come and play with me tho!!}

You need to know, you can click on the pics to make them larger and if you have any other questions, please Email me. First I'll gather supplies and most importantly - Cupcakeabella. If you haven't purchased Bellas, you need to know they come only as the Rubber. You can use them as is, with double sided tape on your blocks, however, I have found that with the larger images it's best to have EZ mount. And honestly, since I've used it I won't go back!!
I've also gathered up my Designer Papers (DP) and cardstock (CS) from the Mimi collection from TAC; my trimmer, adhesives, markers, Noir Pallette Black ink and embellishments.
First off, I'll stamp the image twice on the cream CS. I'll trim one, making sure to trim just outside the black lines. I do also cut her legs off b/c they are too flimsy to pop up.
The I'll stamp her three more times, making sure to stamp on the DP at the place I want highlighted on the image. You can see too, that I didn't stamp the whole image and waste paper.
Then I'll trim these out, making sure that I trim just inside the outer black line.
After I have them trimmed up, I'll adhere them to my Bella. I like to use a glue stick here as I can make sure I get glue evenly on the back of the DP.
Then, my other favorite part is coloring Bella, but with piecing all that is left is her face and hair, plus legs and arm. I have gotten Blush Blossom marker from SU! that I love for her body. I also colored the spots on her dress in Chocolate.
Then to make Bella pop, I like to use either Stampin' Up pop dots, or Foam Tape. Either works and normally I only use one or the other, but I wanted to show you here.

Then I pop her up on the previous image. Now, you also need to know, you can skip all this popping up if you want to paper piece right onto the untrimmed image. You would just use the one image of Bella instead of two. I however, really like the popping up! It's fun! :D
Then complete your card like you normally would. I used more of the Mimi DP and ribbon, the sentiment is from Living Large SU! stamp set. And I added a dab of Glitter to the top of the cupcake.

It's super easy, but yes, can see overwhelming to try. If you try this for the first time, leave me a link to your card.
Have a great week and I'll see you back here next weekend!!

28 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great tutorial Katie. For those who don't know how to paper piece, your step-by-step instructions will guide them very easily. TFS

Lorie said...

What a super tutorial! I have never popped up my paper piecing before and I love the look of yours so...thanks! Have fun with your time off!

Etha said...

That's great, what a nice tutorial. I love doing the paper piecing and you showed it just wonderfully!
Waiting on my first bellas!! they ARE in the mail ;)

Kathy said...

i love this one!!!! the popped up bella is awesome!!!!

stampingmommy said...

This is fabulous Katie! I love paper piecing my bellas, but haven't yet popped them up like this. Your's looks great - may have to try it. TFS!!

Lindsey said...

Thank you for creating this tutorial! I will have to try this when things simmer down after Christmas! I love the paper you used on this card. And YES, we will have to play!

simone said...

great!
Love Simone

Just me said...

Thanks for the tutorial. That card is too cute.

Denise ~ said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! Beautiful card too! :) Lovin' the 3d popped up effect of the Bella.

Stampin' Meg said...

Great tutorial- a lot of tricky cutting there!

scrapnnMO said...

Thank you so very much for the tutorial. I might practice with some flower stamps I've got! Thanks!

Erin said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I love paper piecing. It takes a bit of time but boy is it worth it!

Sandra Evertson said...

This is Fabulous! Great tutorial!
Seasons Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

April Hall said...

What a great tutorial! I Love it!!! I will definately need to try this one!

Lynn said...

Great tutorial and super cute card!

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card and a great tutorial TFS

Teresa said...

Love it I need to try this no bella's but I have other stamps I can try Thanks for the Idea

CindyB said...

Your tutorial is wonderful - very thorough- and I love the card! Fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Geez, you don't check email for a few days and you miss some great stuff. Thanks for the tutorial, I love the look and now I know how to do it.
Debby

gqzmommy said...

Thanks for the instructions, I can't wait to give this a try. Adorable card! TFS!!

www.chicnscratch.typepad.com said...

oh my, toooo cute!!!!

Heidi said...

Hi Katie,
Thanks for the great tutorial!! I love your card & that Bella stamp!! I still don't have any Bella's--crazy I know!! But they are on the never ending wish list-lol!!
Smiles!
Heidi

Korin Sutherland said...

AWESOME tutorial and card!! Sorry to hear about your grandmother. We'll be praying for you and your family.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

This is absolutely DARLING!! Thanks for taking the time to show the tutorial!! How cute!! :)

My Paper World said...

Great tutorial! Thanks very much!

Stempelchaotin said...

Thank you Katie for this wonderful Tutorial.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

*Jana* said...

I love paper piecing. But have never thought to pop it up!

Happy Holidays, Katie!

merrymstamper said...

Awesome tutorial!!! great card!

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