Today I have another fun technique to share for your cardmaking and craft projects. I’m calling it paper piecing and it uses a kitchen supply you may not have used in crafting before – Glad Press ‘N Seal. This creates such a neat effect, and if I didn’t know how I had created these cards, I would look at them and say ‘How’d she DO that?!?’ Let me share with you how to paper piece and create gorgeous cards such as these!
What Is Paper Piecing
Paper piecing is attaching different pieces of paper together in a particular way to create a desired end result. For today’s technique, we are using the same die cut from two separate pieces of paper, then piecing them together to look almost like a quilt or puzzle. All of the pieces are on the same layer, but they fit together perfectly.
Paper Piecing Video Tutorial
You’re definitely going to want to watch the full explanation and demonstration for how to create these cards. Watch along here!
Let’s take a closer look at the card samples and the products I used to create them.
Here is a beautiful example using the Bright Baubles die set. This one may be my favorite!
I created this gorgeous one using the Blossoms In Bloom bundle.
This beauty was created with the All Squared Away bundle. Wait, now I think this one may be my favorite! This is the sample I created in the video tutorial shown above.
Last, but not least, is a sample with the Celebrate Sunflowers set.
Aren’t these amazing? Next I’ll share the basic steps for creating these cards.
Paper Piecing Step-By-Step
Begin by cutting your main die cut. Make sure to attach adhesive sheets to the back side before die cutting. Second, die cut the paper you’ll use as the ‘surrounding’ print. Before lifting this off of the cutting plates, carefully flip it over. Lift the back cutting plate off (the one that is now laying on top), but leave the dies and paper in place. If any paper pieces have moved out of place, put them back in place. Then lay a piece of Press ‘N Seal over top, and press firmly to get all pieces to stick to it. Flip this entire piece over. Lift off the dies. Add a second piece of Press ‘N Seal over the top and press firmly. Next, flip back over to the back and carefully remove the Press ‘N Seal. Add glue to the pieces that you want attached to your project (all the pieces except the main die cut). Then flip over, attach to your project, and let it sit for a few minutes while the glue dries. Once the glue is dry, carefully remove the Press ‘N Seal and the extra die cut pieces. Then remove the paper backing from your other die cut, and attach it into the opening where it fits.
Pretty neat, huh? Are you ready to try it yourself?
Supply List & Ordering Links
Here are the supplies I used for these neat cards.Product List
If you try this, I would love to see your results!
Thanks for visiting today as I shared how to paper piece using Press ‘N Seal!