Paper Piecing Greeting Card

Materials

  • Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Sweet Shoppe Designs Got Nothing But Love Digital Papers
  • Kaisercraft: Grosgrain Ribbon, Snow Pearls
  • I Am Roses Paper Roses

Tools

  • CriCut Cuttlebug Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine with Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Tags One Die
  • Whimsy Stamps: Time 4 Tea Collection Ponytail, Sentiments Collection Girl Talk
  • Ranger Inkssentials Sponge Tool
  • Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Micro Serrated Craft Scissors
  • Ink pads: Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Memento in Tuxedo Black and London Fog; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress in Antique Linen
  • Imagination International COPIC Markers: E000/00/11/23/25/27/30/31/41, R00/01/20, RV32/34, W00/1/3/5, YG91/93/97
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, mounting foam

Basic Supplies

computer with color printer, paper trimmer

Directions

STEP 1

  • Create 4-1/4”x5-1/2” white cardstock base; set aside.

STEP 2

  • Download digital papers and print out slightly larger than card. See Photo 1. (Note: Place multiple panels on one sheet to save paper.)

STEP 3

  • Trim yellow paper to 4-1/4”x5-1/2”, pink floral paper to 4”x5-1/4”. Ink edges of panels with Antique Linen. Mat pink panel with yellow panel.

STEP 4

  • Cut 5-1/4” length of ribbon. Wrap around matted panel; adhere ends to back. Adhere panel to card.

STEP 5

  • Trim gray paper to 4”x2-3/4”, yellow paper to 4-1/4”x3”. Ink edges of panels with Antique Linen. Mat gray panel with yellow panel. Adhere panel to card, slightly above vertical center.

STEP 6

  • Stamp girl on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp girl on small sections of printed papers, ensuring pattern is contained within stamp border. See Photo 2.

STEP 7

  • Color main image with markers. See Photo 3. Shade patterned images with markers. See Photo 4.

STEP 8

  • Fussy cut main image and patterned dress piece. Adhere dress to image. See Photo 5.

STEP 9

  • Stamp “Princess” sentiment on white cardstock with London Fog ink. Using inside edge of tag die as guide, cut sentiment into oval shape.

STEP 10

  • Die cut tag from pink digital paper; adhere sentiment to center. Adhere sentiment to card.

STEP 11

  • Adhere image to card with foam. Embellish as desired with roses and pearls. See Photo 6.

Tip

  • 1. Choose digital patterned papers and print just slightly larger than your card to avoid wasting paper and ink.
by Shannah Bartle for Whimsy Stamps (whimsystamps.com)
Paper Piecing Greeting Card
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