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Dec 29, 2011

From the Heart - Layered Paper-Piecing Photo Tutorial

Hi all!  Today is day 2 of MFT Teaser Time.  Today's featured stamp set is Bunch of Hearts Flopsey, and it's a cutie!  Perfect for Valentine's Day or ANY time you want to send a bunch of love.



I used the new Mini Wavy Pennants along with the pole from the previously released Mini Pennants to anchor my greeting.  



The only thing I colored on this image was the blue shadow, the ground, the cheeks, and a couple shadows on Flopsey.  Flopsey was paper-pieced using Kraft card stock.  I paper-pieced all the hearts using 4 different layers and I show you how to do that below.



I went for lots of dimension with the hearts.



I can't get enough of the Fringed Perennial Die-namics that was released last month.  I made 2 in monochromatic colors and added a Dew Drop to the center of each.  



Here is a peek inside the card:



Let me show you how I achieved the layered, paper-pieced hearts.


First, either color Flopsey or paper-piece it like I did here.  I stamped the heart cluster on 4 different patterned papers and cut them out as shown. Each time you cut them out, cut out more and more hearts until you are left with a single heart.  You can see the way I cut them out to the right.



First, adhere the complete bunch of hearts.


Continue to layer them as shown.  I used thin, mini glue dots so they have a bit of dimension.  Dimensionals is TOO much, but glue or tape is not enough, so find something in between.





Here they are, all adhered and layered.  I love the dimension.  Who says you should pay regular postage for ANY card?  Not this chick.  LOL




Here is the cool new Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics die.



If you don't have the original Mini Pennants, you'll want to grab that also, so you have a "pole" and more pennant options.  


Don't forget about one of my BFF Die-namics, Fringed Perennial.  It was love at first sight for me and this die.





Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

63 comments:

  1. Love the card, thanks for the tutorial, I love the new penants.

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  2. This is SO gorgeous, Jody!! Love the stacked hearts and the wavy pennants.

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  3. loving your 'krafty' Flopsey :)

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  4. Love the effect of those paper pieced hearts, however that's toooo much paper piecing for me right now. Gotta love that bun though!

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  5. Love the card and the tutorial. The colours and textures are fab.

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  6. This is AWESOME Jody!!! I have received one of your cards and lemme tell ya, you would keep the PO in business mailing your cards!!!! <3 Gotta have DEPTH!!! Especially when its about LOOOVE!!!!! :)

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  7. Jody,

    This is such an adorable card! I need to win the lottery so I can buy all of all of the things I want!!

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  8. OMgosh this is just Darling! I love your Fabulous paper piecing. And Flopsey looks Great in kraft! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  9. Beautiful card Jody!!!. Love the paper piercing technique you used, very cute.

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  10. This is so cute, love the dp you used and the adorable new flopsey... must have him!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial

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  12. Love the colors on this Jody!! And great minds think alike! ;) I used the same paper piecing technique on my Flopsey! SOOOOOOO fabulous! Love love how the layers look! Those flowers look amazing and I love the pennants! GORGEOUS!

    Big Holiday Hugs!
    Meredith

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  13. Jody this is BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

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  14. Awesome card, Jody!! Love flopsey in Kraft and the bunch of hearts is fantastic!!!!!

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial- much appreciated. Your card is so cute & Flopsey looks great in Kraft!

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  16. eek! Love this, Jody! Those layered hearts are wonderful! You are killing me with that flower...my order is taking forever with the holiday season. Can't wait for it to arrive!

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  17. This card has such a calm, soothing effect! Thanks for the paper piecing tutorial too!

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  18. This is ADORABLE! I love the way you layered the hearts and the flowers are so pretty!

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  19. So adorable!!! Love the dimension on the hearts!!!

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  20. Such a cute card. Love the stacked hearts...a great way to add some dimension!

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  21. Amazing as always Jody. I love your layered hearts. Super sweet. :)
    Hugs~

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  22. Love it...just beautiful.

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  23. Great card! Love the piecing/layers. Beautiful stitching, and I love that pink houndstooth paper!

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  24. Fabulous card! Love the tutorial!

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  25. oh this is beautiful! I love the look of the layered hearts, and those flower dies, I still have to get them

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  26. Jody, your card is beautiful - thanks for the heart tutorial!

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  27. Those paper pieced hearts are fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  28. LOVE that paper piecing - oh my!!! And the little wavy pennants are so cute tucked in behind him. Just darling!

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  29. love the details in this card.

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  30. Super cute!!! Love the layered hearts!

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  31. So cute! Just love that big armful of hearts.

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  32. Very cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  33. LOVE the layering!!! And the blue behind the bunny. :) SO CUTE!

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  34. Love the layered hearts and the flowers are divine!

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  35. Very cute! I'm afraid I'm one of those regular postage people. Otherwise I won't send out the card. Love the effect, though!

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  36. Another amazing card, Jody. This is the cutest stamp and love how you paper pieced the heart and all your instructions. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  37. Beautifully done Jody! LOVE all of the paper pieced hearts! :D

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  38. Be still my 'hearts'!! This is perfect GF, I love it!

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  39. Beautiful card. Love the paper piecing and layered hearts. Flopsy looks great in Kraft CS. TFS

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  40. Jody I just LOVE your SWEET Flopsey, your work is AMAZING

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  41. Beautiful, love the layered hearts :)

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  42. This is just so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial on the paper piecing.

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  43. Cute, cute Flopsey card! Love all the layers, colors and paper choices in your design. Your wavy penant greeting and the stack of hearts look super, too. :)

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  44. awesome! love the dimension with those hearts...great photo tut to show us how.

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  45. I think all I can say right now is Shut Up. You rock.

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  46. Oooh! So cute!!! :) I love all the dimension on the hearts! Thank you, Jody, for showing us how to achieve that look!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  47. Fantastic card - love the layered effect!

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  48. Love how you paper pieced the hearts. So adorable!

    XoXo,

    Katie

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  49. Very cute. Love your layered hearts and the flowers too.

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  50. Thanks for the visual tutorial with Flopsey here

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  51. how you paper-pieced the bunny is adorable! thanks for the tutorial!

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  52. Love the "old fashioned looking" bunny.. some like when I was a kid!! Really cute card!

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  53. Love, love, love the paper piecing you did and the picture tutorial! Awesome! MFT and the design team are always coming up with the best new products! I need to win the lotto!!!! :)

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  54. Thanks so much for the cute mini tutorial on how to paper piece the hearts on this stamp. Handy tip! Thanks for sharing :D

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  55. Love, love, love this card!

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  56. TFS your step by step on the paper pieced hearts!!!! Really beautiful!!!!! A lot of work too!

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  57. thank you for sharing how to do the card. I love how you sew on each of your cards. I don't have a sewing machine, but I have got to get one! ksh

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  58. so darn cute. i love the mini pennants & of course the fringed perennials & just divine.

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  59. Adorable card, love the layering and paper piecing

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