This technique is called 'paper piecing' and this is my very first tutorial - ever. I hope you enjoy it.
Paper piecing brings me back to the days when I would spend hours playing with paper dolls. I really think I enjoyed them more than Barbies.
For this tutorial I am using an stamped image by Hero Arts. I chose a light tan cardstock for my base image and two different patterned papers (SU) for my patterned images. I stamped one image on each of the 3 different papers.
Now you are ready to start piecing your patterned pieces onto your base image. I like to use my Zig glue pen for this so I can get the glue on all the tiny surfaces. I find it is best to put the glue on the main image, instead of the patterned piece, for the hat-heart and pocket. They are so small I find it easier to do this way.
Now to use these in a project. I chose to dress up a plain kraft bag using my 'twins', with a gift tag using my newest girl.
Stamps Used: Hero Arts (girl), Uptown Rubber Stamps (Happy Birthday & To/From)
Inks: Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black, SU Dye Ink Not Quite Navy
Designer papers: Stampin' Up (SU)
Lace Trim: A thrift store find