Monday, April 18, 2011

DDH4 Challenge: Paper Piecing ~ Week 1

  Happy Monday!

Ready for a new DDH Challenge?  Our hostess for the next 2 weeks is Paula- Kay and our challenge is paper piecing.  I love paper piecing with rubber stamps - but digi's?

Here's how you do it...

I arranged my digi images in Word, scaled the images and saved the file.  Before printing the document I marked one corner, so I would know how to load the paper back into the printer.  I printed out the images on normal light weight copier paper.  Then I taped my patterned paper over the image with tape, choose one easy to remove like painters tape.  Loaded it back into the printer - taking note of my marked corner - then printed the document again.

Genius right?  Tiffany Doodles blog has a tutorial.

Then I cut out the sweater.  I cut out the bee too so I could color and paper piece it.  Here are my tools.

I've had lots of questions asking how I cut things out in such fine detail...Mini Kai Scissors - LOVE them!  They are razor sharp and you can turn without shreading the cardstock - great for a smooth edge.  They have a needle point which is useful, however caution should be used with these scissors.

I colored the bear and the bee.  Layered the sweater on the colored image and that is the magic of paper piecing - a great technique! 
Isn't it so Beary Sweet?
Supplies -- DDH Beary Sweet; Papers: TAC "Hip Hop" Fly with it collection, Bazzill Beeswax and Great Lakes; Copics: E21, E33, E37, E29, YG11, YG13, B32, B24, Y35, Y38, V09, W1; Mini Kai Scissors.

There will be a second post next Monday, April 25th on the DDH blog with more samples with Paper Piecing.  I will be posting another card idea next Monday.

We would love it if you played along!  This challenge is open for 2 weeks now until 6 pm (CST) Sunday, May 1st.  Visit DDH and add a link to your creation to our card gallery and you will have a chance to win a FREE DDH Digi!

We would love to see your card using a DDH Digi and paper piecing (faux in photoshop or real). Won't you join us?!?

Be sure to visit all the DDH Dream Team Members blogs...

DDH Dream Team Members
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are HERE ---> Debra Miller - Cream City Angels
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs 
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me 
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons

Abundant Blessings,


  1. Such a cute card. Perfect image for paper piecing. I love your tutorial too. Great card, Debra.

  2. Oooooo, I just love the striped sweater and sentiment! This card is just adorable!

  3. Awesome card Deb .... Love it!

  4. Oh! I love the striped paper you used - it's perfect for the sweater!!! You are absolutely correct - great minds do think alike ;-) Dee

  5. Super cute! Love the striped PP you used, it so looks like it could have been knit! Great tutorial and really sweet card!