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Technique Spotlight: Fussy Cutting & Paper Piecing

In a blog post earlier this week, I showcased lots of cards I've made using host items from our catalogs. One of the host items I featured was the Sit Stay Relax stamp set.

Although I am not a super over-the-top animal lover, I did think this stamp set was adorable. Besides that, I do occasionally grab items from the catalog that aren't my typical style. This was one of those, and the fact that it was free with my host-sized order was a bonus. These are the two cards I shared in that blog post, the first of which was CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, just with a color change:

BUT, the very first card I made with this stamp set was back in April 2022, and I finally shared it via my weekly live called What's Up! Stampers? on Facebook.

I love how this card turned out. I stamped the image on Orchid Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Orchid Oasis ink and fussy cut the chair. I then stamped the chair image on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Early Espresso cardstock and fussy cut the dog, after which I glued that dog over the one that was stamped on the DSP. Finally, I stamped the bottom of the chair in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock. From that I just cut out the feet of the chair and layered it over the original DSP chair, piecing them right in their places.

Am I nuts to want to cut out something so tiny? Maybe. But seriously. Look how cute. And keep in mind, this card is also a simple fun fold. The piece on which the couch is adhered is the part of the card that opens. Here are the measurements for easy CASEing:

Orchid Oasis cardstock:

-4 1/4" x 7", scored at 5 1/2"

-2 3/4" x 4"

Basic White cardstock:

-4" x 5 1/4"

-2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Crumb Cake cardstock:

-Tiny scrap for dog

Early Espresso cardstock:

-Tiny scrap for chair legs

Orchid Oasis Designer Series Paper:

-2 1/2" x 2 1/2" for chair

-4" x 1 1/4"

Adorable, isn't it? And really quite simple...just a little putzy. For a complete list of supplies I used to create the card, along with links to my online store, check out the bottom of this blog post. To watch as I made this card on Facebook, click here.

Happy stamping...and happy hosting! Contact me to set up your party, join a club, or place your order!


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