Tips & Tricks: Paper Piecing
February 23, 2007
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Love the look of paper piecing, but don’t have the time/energy/creativity to make your own paper pieced artwork? One quick and easy solution is to reuse paper embellishments found on greeting cards and gift bags. For the 6×6 inch layout below, I carefully removed the birthday cake piecing from a greeting card and adhered it to my layout. You can also find ready-made paper pieced stickers at scrapbook stores (and even “paper pieced” digital elements at digital scrapbook stores). Check out this article on paper piecing by scrapbooks etc. for more great ideas!
Note: This is an example of “hybrid” scrapbooking, because I used both digital and paper techniques. First, I created a digital layout with the pink paper, photo and “stamped” title and printed it out along with the words “I ___ Cake” on a white piece of paper. I cut out the words, and drew in the hearts. Then I inked the edges of the layout and the word strip. Next I adhered the word strip and the paper pieced cake to the printed digital layout. Hybrid scrapping is the best of both worlds!
Credits Digital scrapbook paper: Jenna Beam (a.k.a. shabbymissjenn); digital “stamped” letters: Michelle Coleman; font: Century Gothic; Black ink (edges): Stampin’ Up! ; Pen (hearts): Black fine tip pen by Creative Memories. ; Paper pieced cake: Tremont Studio (www.americangreetings.com); Digital editing software: Adobe Photoshop Elements.