Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 50 – Paper Piecing

I had so much fun with this box. Paper piecing dies allow you to cut out the details of your main shape and fill them back in with any solid or patterned paper. I love these types of dies because they are so versatile. You can mix and match any combination of colors. I tried to show a bunch of different ways you can use paper piecing dies because there are so many other techniques you can use them for. We were away on vacation when I made these cards so truly I used what was in the kit and nothing else. This box includes over 200 elements, and will make 16+ cards. It includes metal dies, stamps, card blanks, envelopes, colored and patterned paper, dew drops, ribbons, and paper piecing hold and release sheets. You can check out the subscription box site for the unboxing and a few demos – Crafters Companion Box site.

Sara Davies, the owner of Crafter’s Companion, always puts together a fun kit that is packed with lots of crafty items and new techniques. My kit was delivered with auto-ship through HSN as always.  You can check out Crafter’s Companion website for more information.  This kit, as always, is a wonderful bargain. There is a Facebook group that you can join once you subscribe which provides lots of community support and loads of examples; plus, Sara also has a monthly card kit site that you can refer to for demos/project pages.  

Other than some inks, I really did not add much else outside of this kit. For glue, I used a combination of tape pen (runner) and I used collall wet glue. I would also recommend the Crafter’s Companion glass mat.  It is a true game changer for ink blending.  Once you work on a glass surface you will agree!

Below are the cards I made and I still have lots more materials from this box to make even more cards! Let me know which you like best…..

For this card, I cut out the main die in white and I paper pieced in the two patterned papers. You will need to cut out the rose 3x to achieve this look.
For this card I used the patterned outline left over from the first card and I filled in with yellow but I only glued the top and bottom of the rose to hold the card together. I left a 1 inch border on top and then cut another one inch strip for the bottom.
I thought it might be nice to use only the outlines to make this next card. It was really simple to make and you can use left overs from some of your other cards to make it even quicker.
I kept the outline shape from the previous card (normally the scraps), and I used it as a reverse stencil so I have the basic butterfly shape without all the details. Another quick and easy technique.
For this last card, I ran through black cardstock (cut all the way through) and then I ran through patterned paper but I added a few shims (extra paper) so it wouldn’t cut all the way through. I wanted to only cut the main shape and have the details raised up but I didn’t want to have to paper piece each detailed area. I added the black outline over top and added a sentiment. Another fast way to use these dies.

I hope you have fun with this kit. Mix and match the papers for different looks. Let me know if you have any questions, and I would love to see what you create so please feel free to share! Happy Crafting!!