I know this is not a super exciting tutorial, but it’s one that needed to be in the resource section of SCS. So here is the card I made with for the paper piecing tutorial.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged.

The black layer measures 3 3/4″ square. The 3 1/2″ square of Whisper White dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder. On the bottom I added a 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Bali Breeze Designer paper. All the corners were punched with the ticket corner punch. 5/8″ wide Olive grosgrain ribbon was tied around those layers.

I stamped the bird from Fun & Fast Notes in Black Stazon once on textured Soft Sky cardstock and three more times on different patterns of Bali Breeze Designer paper. I cut out the bird on the cardstock with an oval Nestabilities template, sponged the upper edges with Soft Sky, the lower ones with Old Olive and layered the oval on a slightly bigger sponged scallop Purely Pomegranate oval. I cut pieces of the Bali Breeze paper images out and taped them to my Soft Sky image. Last I paper pierced a border to the Soft Sky layer. The image was attached to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the bird image on Whisper White cardstock, cut it down to 3/8″ strip and rounded the left hand side with my Window Word Punch. I taped it to the lower right hand side and added 1/4″ black circle with a small blue rhinestone brad in it’s center to the right.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Tutorial on SCS – Back to Basics – Paper piecing”

  1. This card is soooo sweet! LOVE it!!! *smiles* ~Diane

  2. This is very sweet, I especially like the sponging on the oval layer.

  3. I love your paper piercing…I”m pretty sure you’re the paper piercing guru!

  4. This is so adorable, Beate!! I love your paper piecing, piercing, colors, texture….everything!!! CUTE!!!

  5. Oh this is so stinkin’ CUTE Beate! I LOVE it! That Swiss Dots folder adds so much. . .love it! Aren’t you glad you got that folder? LOL

  6. I love how the stamping and sponging look on the textured cardstock! Very pretty, Beate.

  7. It amy not be super exciting but it’s a cute card, really cheerful.
    And – I’d never have thought to cut a longer strip for a sentiment and round just one end – that opens up some possibilities for me.
    And the spongged “grass” is just great – that I’ve got to try too.

  8. Cute, great layout and color combo


  9. I love it Beate!

  10. This is absolutely adorable! Paper piercing is my favorite technique. Crazy as it sounds, I find cutting paper relaxing. Maybe it does revert me back to my paperdoll days. I always loved them!

  11. OMG! Wie genial ist die denn?! Der dunkelrote CS ist ja klasse…:-) Die Farbkombi gefällt mir richtig gut…:-)
    Die Karte ist schön, wie immer…:-) und alle deine Werke…
    Beate, ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag…:-)

  12. Adorable card. Love the pieced bird!

  13. I love the oval piece and how you colored the bottom for the grass. The only thing that’s missing some Chocolate Chip! LOL

  14. This is just so adorable!!!

  15. Super cute card!!! Love the piercing around the bottom – it add’s so much to any card!!! ~TFS~

  16. I love this one, Beate! I love how you used the polka dot paper to match the swiss dot embossing folder! And I love how you sponged the green onto the blue oval! It’s awesome!

  17. How do you round only one end of the word window? I have the SU Word window punch. Can you do it with that one? It rounds both ends.

  18. Saw this in the newsletter today, looks great! Love to do paper piecing, just forget about it, so this is a great reminder! Thanks!

  19. cute card, i love this technique!

  20. I love your card Beate. Gorgeous rich colours, and such a cute little bird with a flower! Like the grass you gave him to stand on. I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to do today card-wise, but when I saw this, was enthused to do some paper piecing. I have done it before, but like others have said – good to be reminded of techniques once in a while!
    If you would like to see my card it’s here http://joanne-mainlyflowers.blogspot.com/2008/05/paper-pieced-flower.html – also put it on Splitcoast in the tutorial gallery.

  21. Super cute Beate!! I’m loving paper piecing lately. I always thought it was so difficult until I tried it…lol
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

  22. It doesn’t need to be exciting to be adorable or wonderful…and this is both! Love it!

  23. I love every single thing about this card…stamps, paper, color, layout….everything !! The paper piercing just makes it pop ! Thanks for the reminder to do more of this simple technique !

  24. Thanks for your tutorial Beate! This card is adorable, love the layout, the CB the stamp and of course the paper piercing! Thanks for your well wishes! Take care, Deb

  25. The piecing and the piercing are great! TFS

  26. I LOVE how you sponged olive on the soft sky paper!

  27. I love paper piecing! That’s one of my favs and this is the most amazing card! I love the colors…love the layout…the bird is adorable! You rock! TFS! 🙂

  28. Your tutorial inspired me to give it a try on my last card, and I just love the way it turned out!
    Your example here is wonderful!

  29. This card is lovely. I totally love your work and your style is exactly my cup of tea:) Keep up the great cards and inspiration.

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