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CTMH October SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | September 30, 2010

The tutorial this month is going to feature Paper Piecing.  As soon as I saw the CTMH October Stamp of the Month: Share the Magic, I thought – the Santa would be perfect to teach you the paper piecing technique.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and join us on a journey of amazing things you can do with this stamp set. There are almost 70 CTMH Consultants joining in on the fun…that’s a LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this fun stamp set. If you arrived here from Kathleen’s blog you’re on the right path.


Tutorial follows…

For those that want to skip the tutorial, ”hop” on over to my friend Teri to see what she’s created.

If you get lost along the way…here’s the complete list of all hoppers.


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Using Black ink and a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ piece of the Mistletoe dark green paper, reversed, stamp the portion of the Santa that would be his suit…like this.  Cut out the parts that are his suit.

Using Black ink, stamp Santa onto a 3″ x 3″ piece of White Daisy cardstock.  Attach the cut out pieces over the stamped image.

Using Black ink, stamp the toy sack portion on a 1 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ piece of Olive cardstock.  You’ll only be stamping the portion with the toy sack, not the rest of Santa.  Cut out and attach to the image panel, leaving the top of the toy sack free.

Using Black ink, stamp the belt on a strip of White Daisy cardstock.  Then, using Black ink and a Sponge Dauber, ink the cardstock to get the depth of color you desire.  Cut out the portions of the belt and attach to the image panel.  Repeat for the boots.

Using Black ink, stamp the belt buckle on a 3/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Honey cardstock.  Use a cutting knife and the Versamat to cut out the middle opening, then use scissors to trim the rest of the buckle.  Attach over the belt.

Using Black ink, stamp the teddy bear on a scrap of White Daisy cardstock.  Tip: Since we’ll be tucking the teddy bear into the toy sack, you only need the top part…as shown below. Using the Blending Pen and Bamboo ink, color as desired.  Cut out and tuck behind the toy sack, attaching with a piece of 3D Foam Tape.

Using the Blending Pen and Taffy ink, color Santa’s face.  Use Blush ink for the cheeks and tongue.

Apply Liquid Appliqué to the furry areas of Santa’s hat and suit.  Use the craft heater to heat the Liquid Appliqué from the bottom to make the Liquid Appliqué puff. Tip: If you want, you can add glitter while the Liquid Appliqué is wet and it will stay stuck to the Liquid Appliqué after you heat it.

Round the corners of the image panel and mat with the Mistletoe green snowflake paper (3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″), then Cranberry cardstock (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″).  Cover the card front with the Mistletoe ornament paper.  Add the Gold Satin Ribbon and voila!  Tip: Use a smidge of Liquid Glass to prevent the ends of the satin ribbon from fraying…there’s a metallic thread in it, and this helps seal the ends.

Now… ”hop” on over to my friend Teri’s blog to see what she’s created.

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Topics: blog hop, Cards, Mistletoe Creative Basics, Share the Magic D1443 | 19 Comments »

19 Responses to “CTMH October SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Teri B. Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Great technique, too!

  2. Cindy Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Darling card!

  3. Nancy Brown Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous card Helen.
    Love the paper piecing with this image.

  4. Kathleen Androlewicz Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Great tutorial on paper piecing. Your card is gorgeous!!

  5. Sheila H Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Your paper piecing is fantastic!

  6. Traci Godbee Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 7:10 am

    wow.. never even occurred to me to put the bear in the bag… so cute!

  7. Kim Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Super cute. I love the bear inside the bag!

  8. Doreen Guilfoyle Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Cute card! Seems your bear in the bag is a big hit! :)

  9. Tammy Pinchard Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Nice job! I love paper piecing, and it takes patience. However, the results are stunning!

  10. Wendy K. Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Love how you added the bear in the bag, very cute!

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  12. Susan Says:
    October 1st, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Very nice, love the bear!

  13. Haley D. Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Gorgeous paper piecing and attention to details! That bear in Santa’s sack is precious!

  14. Melissa Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Cute card! The liquid applique adds a nice touch!

  15. Wendy Coffman Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Nice tutorial!

  16. shirley Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    great card and love the tutorial

  17. Debra Says:
    October 3rd, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Great card and tutorial! Love the liquid applique!

  18. Krista Says:
    October 3rd, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Love it. The Liquid Applique is such a nice touch.

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