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Feb 1, 2010

You Make the Grade and Paper Piecing Tutorial

Are you excited that today is the preview day for My Favorite Things February release for Pure Innocence?

This month, there are three new sweeties for you to scoop up, and I adore all of them.... but today I'm here to share "You Make the Grade!"

I happened to have just one sheet of this October Afternoon apple patterned paper left, and I thought it was just perfect for a school-ish card. I'm so glad I'm a paper hoarder, because then I always have the one I need...lol!!

I decided that it was time for me to work on a little video tutorial for Paper Piecing. After all, it is one of my most favorite techniques.

(Can I just say that somehow, iMovie always picks the worst frame ever to make the still frame -- am I right? I look frightening in this shot... how nice!) If you'd prefer, you can also view the video on YouTube here.

Paper Piecing is a wonderful way to add texture, pattern, color and dimension to your projects. And little details make all the difference. Don't just add the clothes, and leave elements like body parts, sunken... trim out all the extras for a perfectly pieced look! If you're not familiar with the process you can see all the details on my little video right above!

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today after Monday at 11 am EST for a full list of designers participating in previews for Pure Innocence today!

And, for your chance to WIN the full March Release and join the Design Team for one month, be sure to check out this month's Guest Designer Contest hosted by Frances and Cindy! Entries are due by Tuesday night - so ladies... get stamping!! You'll find the full challenge details on the MFT Member Company Forum!

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Jana Weaver said...

Great video Joanne!! And the card is adorable!!! Can't wait for Wednesday!

Kelli said...

WONDERFUL Video and I noticed TWO THINGS... (maybe I'm slow...) You are a Lefty AND you curl your fingers completely under while coloring instead of using your picker finger as a guide, interesting... LOL

OK now the card is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE... There was never any doubt about getting all three PI's but IF someone is having doubts, this card will make them go away!!!!

Ola said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! I love, love, love it!

Thank you so much for the tutorial... I'm new to all of this & sometimes I just feel overwhelmed & have no clue where to start.... so thank you!

Ola

Princess Danell said...

Great tutorial...and super cute stamp. BTW...don't you love iMovie?

StampOwl said...

such a sweetie Joanne

Melody said...

Joanne, I just love the colors and texture of your card! Great video!

Allison said...

Adorable card!

Lisa H. said...

I'm in LOVE!!! great card and fabulous PI image!!!

Karen Motz said...

Swoon!!! This is totally gorgeous Joanne!! LOVE the apple paper you chose...you're so clever!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This card is PRECIOUS, Joanne! One of my faves of yours ever! And I didn't know you were a lefty, either! Have a great day, girlie. :)

Kerry J. said...

Ah see! Now I know why we get along so well - we're both lefties!!! Love your video - you know that you have already totally converted me to "your way" of paper piecing! Fabulous card and terrific video!

Jackie Pedro said...

Sheesh...could this be ANY CUTER? Totally adorable! Love the video, too!!

Christina Fischer said...

Great video! Your card is totally adorable! :)

paulatracy said...

Hey Joanne! Will check out this video when I get home! LOL, I think is a great pic... It could always say, "see what happens when you get atticted to rubber..." The card...so sweet and i love these little girls, yet have not caved and bought any.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Another PI cutie!! Fabulous, Joanne!!

Julie E said...

Love the card - so cute! LOL about the still frame, you don't look that scary :>)!

donna mikasa said...

Great tutorial! Love your card and the new images, too!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous work & your video was AWEsome! Fantastic tricks. Now I wanna go do some paper piecing with these cuties! :-)

Jennifer said...

Just love this adorable card! I love the Pure innocence line. Looks like I may be buying more! (=

Megan said...

Darling paper choices and your video is so cool!!

Kim said...

PRECIOUS Jo!!!! Great tutorial, you iMovie whiz!

margie c said...

Wonderful video! Such a cute card! I love these images :)

TFS! hugs, margie

Marci said...

VERY cute!! I love your attention to all the little details! LOVE it!! In fact, I think you convinced me I "need" this stamp!!

Thanks for the great video too! Very, very helpful for a visual learner like myself!!

Beth M said...

This card and image are adorable! Love the colors!

Julie Dinn said...

Fabulous Card Joanne! The tutorial is amazing! You are Amazing!

Leslie said...

Awesome card! I want to buy it for my office! I am a pre-k teacher!!!!

Honestly!

Leslie said...

Super card and super video Joanne! LOVE it!

Janet S said...

Wow, the patterned paper that you chose for her outfit is PERFECT! She is adorable.

g said...

oh Joanne your card is so super cute & your video is amazing!! thank you so much for your tutorial- i learned so much- can't wait to try it & get this sweet stamp- LOVE it!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable card, Joanne!

raduse said...

Oh how freakin cute is this? Dibbs!!! Just in case KJ hasn't called it yet. :) hehe

Sharon Holden said...

What a cutie and a must have for the stamp collection! I just heart her plaid skirt too :)

Anonymous said...

Can they get any cuter...I guess so! This one is adorable and I can't wait to have her!!! This card is amazing girlfriend! You rock!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable card :D

grace said...

Cute card, and loved the tutorial! I just picked up a stamp yesterday that I thought would be great paper-pieced.

Natalie said...

Wonderful tutorial, Joanne! Thanks so much for taking the time to share. Your card is absolutely adorable.

talha said...

Creative card idea, i hope its best card for kids.


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