I love reminding myself and all my crafting friends about techniques that have been around for a while but they may not have seen.  Such was the case at my Card Clubs this month. The technique is called Paper Piecing and it has been around for a loooooooong time !  I was amazed how many people had never seen it before, have you? Here are the cards and I will explain how to do it below.

Paper Piecing is a great way of using up all those scraps of patterned paper we hoard. Yes I also hoard teeny tiny pieces of paper!   It is also great for stamp sets that you can colour in like Beautiful You.  So you stamp the full image on your card front and then re-ink and re-stamp the image onto the patterned paper.  You need to pay attention to the patterns, use the scale of pattern to match the size of the image.  On both of these cards I have used Blooms and Bliss as it has perfect tiny patterns to fit onto the umbrella and the dress.

Once you have stamped the image onto the patterned paper you will need to fussy cut it out. So take a sharp pair of scissors cut just inside the stamped image line (and if you need a pair the Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips are AWESOME!)  You should just be able to see the original stamped image at the edge.  I prefer to stick it with Tombow flat but you could use dimensionals for a raised look.

Beautiful You Paper Piecing Stampin' Up! UK Amanda Fowler Inspiring Inkin'

Product List, click on the pictures to go direct to my online store.

Sale-a-bration is still going strong, did you know if you bought the stamp set and the papers that’s £45 and you could get a Sale-a-bration choice for FREE!!!! Love free!

So is this a new technique to you?  Leave me a comment below, I love to hear from you! I would also love to see your projects you have made using this technique.  Please email me your pictures.

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