According to Vonda Kirkpatrick at Scrapjazz, "Paper piecing is simply putting together different pieces of paper to form a unique design. Paper piecing, in regards to scrapbooking, entails using different color solid and patterned papers to form eye-catching objects, borders, or designs. It is a fun and creative technique that can be used not only to enhance scrapbook layouts but also cards and gift bags. While paper piecing isn’t a new trend, it is one that seems to be quite appealing to many scrappers and allows them to add a special touch to their layouts."
Melinda Spinks created these darling cards using the artwork from the Splash Dance Collection. Here's the Fantastic Friends Rub-ons she might have used to created her crab and jellyfish.
Remember whether you are using a paper piecing pattern, scrapbooking embellishments or paper, a coloring book, stationary or some other source, that the original pattern can be enlarged or reduced using a copying machine or your scanner and a graphics program.
Helpful Hints: For shading some scrapbookers use chalks to define the edges. Lining with a black or white pen also helps define the edges of each piece.
If you're interested in learning more about Paper Pieicing, we found a couple of great articles online that cover all the basics.
GIVEAWAY: Would you love to play with the fun Splash Dance Collection? Tell us if you've ever tried paper piecing and what you thought about it and you could win. We'll pick a winner on Monday!