November 5, 2007

Paper Piecing Clothes for Hanna!

This project will take you back to the days of making paper dolls, guaranteed! If you haven't yet seen the new Hanna Stamps stamp sets, then you are in for a real treat. There are two sets available at this time with more on the way. Today I will be using the *But I Need It* stamp set and Cosmo Cricket Baby patterned paper. Aside from just being super cute and uber girly, the main image of Hanna is drawn so that her outfits are easy to cut out. Therefore, you can paper piece her clothes out of patterned paper very easily. Here's how you do it:

Step 1: Stamp your full image onto white card stock. Color in all of the parts that will not be paper pieced. For these samples, the dress will be left white because that's what I'm going to paper piece out of patterned paper. Set aside. Step 2: Cut scraps of patterned paper just big enough to fit the dress on. No need to stamp the entire image because you'll just waste more of the pretty paper.
Step 3: Place the acrylic image onto a large block and turn image side up. Ink the stamp, just concentrating on the dress since that's all that is needed.

Step 4: Place the piece of scrap card stock patterned side down onto the stamped image. Make sure that the paper fits fully over the dress.
Step 5: Place another clear block over the piece of scrap paper, making a *sandwich* of sorts. The scrap paper will be in between the two clear blocks. Press down the top block firmly, but do not rock.........you can put on some AC/DC and rock out.......just do not rock your clear block.
Step 6: Remove the paper scrap from the *sandwich* and you should have a stamped portion of the dress. Cut out the dress with fine tip scissors. A nice pair of fine tipped scissors is key here so that you can get into those tiny little spaces. When I cut out the dress, I like to cut just on the outside of the black, stamped line. This adds a lot of definition to the image and makes the dress really stand out.
Step 7: Adhere the paper pieced dresses to the main colored images. I like to use Hermafix Removable Dotto adhesive because you can remove any leftover adhesive once the dress is in place. Step 8: Create the cutest cards EVER with your new images! These cards have fun accents of red A Muse Creative Candy available at Ellen's store, a scallop circle from a Martha Stewart punch and some red binding ribbon from Martha Stewart. Base card is Stampin' Up! River Rock. Images are colored with Copic Markers.
Look at these little darlings! This is my new favorite paper from Making Memories called Note Worthy, found at Archivers. Accents are pink sequins and a pink and green Dew Drop from Ellen's store. Ribbon is from Martha Stewart. Base card stock is Stampin' Up! Soft Sky. Images were colored with Copic Markers.

24 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are great love the paper piecing.

Donna said...

As usual - I LOVE your cards! Check out my blog from last week, I made another Mish Mash Original with my Hanna very similar to this one!

Dottie K said...

OMG this are just so adorable. Love all of them. Cute paper. Thanks for the paper piercing lesson. Will have to try that technique. Looks so great! :)

Niki said...

Great tutorial and cute cards! I really need to try this. What type of paper do you use for your copics? I don't have any copics yet, but have debated getting some. I read somewhere that you have to have certain paper for the best results.
Thanks!

Shannon said...

Nice one!

Nancy said...

You are making me want the set, but I don't need it.

Cindy said...

Adorable! I love your ideas. Becky Higgins mentioned you in her video post!!

Robyn said...

Great cards, and thanks for the very informative tutorial. I am awaiting delivery of my stamp set here in Oz and look forward to creating some great cards soon.

Chantelle said...

These cards are very, very nice. I have just received some Hanna Stamps myself, same set, and have done a card with paper piecing. It's a great little look.

Great job. And I love how you mass produce. Something I should do.

Michelle said...

Such cute cards (as always)!

Susie said...

Thank you for the instructions for the dress, great idea...

Michelle said...

These cards ROCK!

Thank you so much for sharing, I always wondered how to paper pierce - you made it look so easy peasy!

Heather said...

These are so cute...:)

Lynn said...

These Hanna cards are soooo stinkin cute, you always do such an amazing job coloring, I wish I could stamp with you!

Mendi M said...

You rock! You always inspire me!

Tex said...

Oh for goodness' sakes!! Mishy!
I love your tutorial~! I'm picking up company in a few hours at DFW .... but will you please allow me to link to your tutorial from my blog later?? You make it seem sooooo EZ!! Just let me know if it's okay to link .... I'll check my emails later this morning or afternoon! Faboooooo! Faboooo!!!!

Pootle said...

these are gorgeous!

Amy said...

Just found your blog through BH, Love her too! These cards are darling, thank you for sharing! Where do you find the Copic markers that you used? Do you buy them in a set or individual? The colors you used on your cards look fabulous!

Melanie S said...

Love the colors!

Tiffiny said...

This is such a great idea. Love how it makes it all coordinate so well. Great job.

Rose Ann said...

Hanna sure is a paper doll!! I love the dresses you've made for her! Awesome cards!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Wonderful tutorial!!! TFS!!!

Joan said...

I love these cards. Will definitely be using the paper piecing technique today.

Tai said...

We were just talking about paper dolls this week at work. Thanks for the tutorial because I have been wanting to try this.

Tai

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