Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's Studio Sunday!


Hi there from me...Anita!!! :) I am super excited to be here at the Sassy Studio Designs blog on Studio Sunday sharing my first ever tutorial. Go easy on me since this is my very first one, okay blog friends? Lol. Today I'm sharing how to paper piece using digi images. Paper piecing is an absolutely fabulous way to add wow factor to your projects AND use up smaller scrap pieces of patterned paper...gotta love that!

The tools used for today's project are:

Super sharp scissors
Cutting mat
Craft knife
Quickie glue pen

First you will print two copies of your fave Sassy Studio Designs digi image, one on cardstock and one on copy paper.

Next, adhere a scrap of patterned paper to the image printed on the copy paper using scotch tape.

Load the piece of copy paper that has the patterned paper adhered to it back into your printer and reprint the digi image. The result should look like this:

Remove the patterned paper and scotch tape from the piece of copy paper, and discard the copy paper. Now, begin cutting the patterned paper using your *super* sharp scissors. Cut the image in the manner you prefer. I prefer to cut outside the black line if there will be no coloring medium (like Copics) touching that portion of the patterned paper, and I cut right on the black line in areas where coloring medium will be touching the patterned paper.

Tip: Cutting using the part of the scissors closest to you (where the V meets) will allow you more control.

Certain parts of the image may be difficult to cut using scissors. In this instance, I chose to cut out the feet and toes using a craft knife and mat pad.

Here is what the patterned paper looked like when all of the cuts were completed. Color the image that the patterned paper will be adhered to.

Use adhesive to attach the patterned paper to your colored digi image. I love using the Quickie glue pen to attach the smallest pieces of paper.
That's it! It's easy peasy, right? I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. If you have any questions (or suggestions on how I could improve my, please feel free to contact me at If you are wondering how I ended up using my image, please check out the card I made at

Now, onto the really good stuff...just for trying out paper piecing with digis and linking your project up using Mr. Linky below you will receive a FREE dollar deal image. Woot woot! Please have your project linked up by Saturday, January 23rd.

Thank you so, so much for stopping by today!



  1. That's a great way to do it! I've been doing it the hard way using an 8 1/2 by 11. Thanks for the wonderful tip!!

  2. WOW Anita this is a great way!! I was trying something way harder. I'm definitely giving this a try soon!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome tutorial Anita! You've made it look sooo easy! TFS!

  4. Great job on your tutorial Anita! I can't wait to see everyone's paper piecings! :O)


  5. Great tutorial, Anita! I never thought to tape a small piece on typing paper - awesome idea!

  6. Great tutorial Anita. You really made it easy!


  7. Hi Anita; great tutorial, I think i still did it the hard way, but i think i got the idea.


  8. I always thought you had to use an 8X11 in the printer, and never wanted to waste or tear up my dp for just one pierce. Your tutorial is so awesome! And has opened up new doors for me and all kinds of possibilities. Thanks so much!