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Paper Piecing Tutorial

So the word "piecing" does not even look like it is spelled right, I did the whole "i" before "e" except after "c" in my head too. Do you ever do that? You spell a word you have spelled your whole life and one day, you're like is that right? But spell checker says ok, so let's go for it.

I did another challenge from Splitcoast stampers the other day and I did a Hanna Stamps set and I did a bunch of paper piecing with it.  I love to paper piece and Hanna Stamps are perfect for it. Stampin' Up! had the cutest onesie set in a mini catalog, and it was fun to do too, oh and the old Cowboy Kid....ahhhh...he was fun too.  So a few of you commented on the paper piecing and I thought...what the heck...let's do a tutorial on it.

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I used a Hanna set, (you just want to use one that makes sense to be paper pieced), Stazon Ink pad, classic ink pads, paper snips, aqua painter, 2 way glue pen (I like the Quickie Glue Pen, pinpoint roller  - it gets the glue into the nooks and crannies), QuickStick (this makes picking up the paper pieces a snap), watercolor paper, Sweet Always DSP, Glue dots to put your card together at the end.

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Stamp your image on your watercolor paper.



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You also want to stamp your pieces that will be cut out.  So we have 5 shopping bags, well one could be a purse I mean how is she gonna buy all this stuff, but anyway, there are 5 so you have to stamp them that many times.  The bags that are 2 together - that needs to be stamped twice.  The bags that are 3 together need to be stamped three times.

You also need to stamp Hanna in her dress, you don't need to worry about cutting off her head and legs, that does not matter.


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Lets color Hanna first.  Add your Going Gray shadow lines.



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Color her hair, skin and shoes as well, it is easier to do it now.



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Cut out Hanna's dress. Doesn't this remind you of paper dolls?



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Using your aqua painter and some Pumpkin Pie ink, shade the dress a little bit, this will add a 3-D look to it. Sorry about the shadow in the picture!



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See around that one butt curve is a bit darker and around the bust area, and the hem. Now if it was my behind, there would be a few rolls there, but that is a whole other tutorial in itself.....hmmm....what would it be like stamp altering, modification?



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OK now please ignore that Hanna is not colored.  I forgot to do that before I took the picture and then I forgot to retake it...sorry!

Add glue to the dress area with your glue pen.



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Using your QuickStik, pick up your dress and lay it over the glue.




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There, aint that cute? Little summer dress!



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Cut the bag that is in the background so that you don't have many black edge lines where the front bag overlaps it.

When you cut out the front bag, you want all the black lines to be there, and it will be glued over top the background bag.

You also want Hanna's leg and dress to be more defined, and in front of the bag, so you will cut away some of those lines on the bag as well,  where the bag touches the leg and dress.

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Here is the bag in the background glued down.



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Here is the front bag glued down.



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Here are the pieces for the bags on the left side of Hanna, cut out the same way as I told you before.

Just keep telling yourself what bag is in the front when you cut them out

If you mess up, you just re-stamp and cut again, no biggie!

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Here is after the back two bags are glued down.



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Here she is with all her pieces glued down.

You can also add some more shadow lines with your aqua painter on the bags, just like I did on the dress.

This will add a little more definition to them.


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Here's the finished card.  I ran the DSP through the D'vine Swirl cuttlebug folder to add some oompf to the card.  I also used Chocolate Chip wide stitched grosgrain ribbon, a Pumpkin Pie flower fusion and a SS Button. 

By using the same DSP on the card as well as what I "dressed" Hanna up with, it makes it much more pleasing to the eye and it ties it all in. That's why I love Stampin' Up! cardstocks and DSP it all matches, there is no trying to figure out what goes with what.


Well I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if anyone has any suggestions for future tutorials, let me know. My goal is to do one that takes only 5 pictures and not 20!

Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di