Jan 13, 2012

Friday FREE day! Paper piece templates

One of the simplest techniques is paper piecing.  This is a simple technique of hand cutting or die cutting an image in various patterned or solid colored paper, pieced together to make your image.  You can do this technique with stamped images like I did on this card.  The girl stamp I stamped on each different patterned paper, and cut out each piece of her outfit.  Then I just glued them onto the original stamped image on the white cardstock, colored in her skin and hair and viola!  This technique is great to use up the smallest scraps.  If the portion of your image fits on the paper, you can use it!
So for today's FREE day, I wanted to share with you Scrapbook Etc. link to FREE paper piecing templates.  Instead of stamps, these are digital patterns you download.  Then you can print them onto the various colors or patterned paper, or you can cut the first print and use it as a template to trace and cut the pattern out of your designer paper.  It is a little tedious and takes some time, but the results are so cute!  Here's one pattern that I really liked.
With this cute typewriter you could use a circle punch to get the keys, or use pearls, rhinestones, gems, etc.  Don't limit yourself to paper.  A fun idea and they have 29 FREE patterns!  Check out their site HERE.
Enjoy paper piecing and happy Friday!


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