June 1, 2011

Paper Piecing a Card

Hi scrappers, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy! Do you ever lose your crafty mojo or just get overwhelmed with projects you want, or need to do? I do. In fact lately I've been in a crafty funk. I wasn't sure where to start with my design team project this week so I pulled out this pack of Sassafras goodies that I recently purchased from Crafty Steals. As you can see from the picture below there's a lot of fun stuff! I also enjoy watching youtube videos, especially when I'm looking for inspiration. Recently I watched several videos by Kristina Werner and got inspired to do some paper piecing, so that's what I'm going to show you today.

Below is 1, 6x6 piece of paper that I cut into strips.

There is no rhyme or reason to my cutting. I really didn't measure them, I just tried to get varying widths from very thin to about half an inch.

I cut a piece of yellow cardstock (papertrey ink) to 4 and a 1/2 by 2-inches. I applied adhesive to my cardstock and grabbed one strip and started adhering. This technique really allows you to let your creativity flow. It's also a great way to use your scrap paper!

This is what the yellow cardstock looks like after all my strips have been adhered.

A view of the back.

Next I grabbed my scissors and started trimming. I find it easiest to cut from the back side.

Next came the process of designing my card. I used Aqua Mist cardstock as well as Aqua Mist Bitty Dots ribbon, both from Papertrey Ink. The grid paper is also Sassafras and it's cut at 4 and 7/8 by 3 and 1/4-inches.

I used foam squares to adhere the grid paper to my card base. For my sentiment I used 'Thickers' and then added three brads, also from Sassafras. After looking at my finished card I decided to round the top right corner with my 'Corner Chomper', it just looked like it needed a little attention.

Another view of the finished card.

I appreciate you all for stopping by. I hope this cheerful little card will encourage you to just pull out some paper and start creating. I've also used this technique on a scrapbook layout and was really happy with that result as well. If you decide to try this, I would love to see what you create. Please stop by my blog for more inspiration, I'd love to see you there! Have a great day!


Pam said...

cute card. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a great card. I love that technique and must try with my scraps. Love it!

Anonymous said...

This card is as cute as can be! TFS

Granny said...

Love all the colors on this card and the stripe pattern. TFS

Java Jen's Creations said...

Cute card!! This is a great way to use scraps and you can be sure that I have plenty of them!! :-)

Cricut Couple said...

OMG! I have a TON of these strips laying around from scrapbook page kits that I have had for a long time. This is an AMAZING way to use them up! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Lisa said...

That is such a great idea. I'm going to have to try this technique with my scraps. :) Your card came out adorable.

SherriC. said...

this is so cute!!!!