Get Cozy with Paper Piecing

Many of us are home and trying to make the best of things. This latest Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month has a sweet little reminder to make the best of things with this sweet, cozy chair and a variety of pillows and sentiments that fit on the pillows. I love the look of this sofa and wanted to make it something fun. Paper piecing makes any image look even more detailed when using patterned paper.


This card was super easy to make. Using white card stock and three coordinating patterned papers, I made a little reminder to make your home your happy place.


Step 1: Stamp the chair on White card stock and the patterned paper. Cut the white card stock chair with a slight boarder and cut the patterned paper chair directly on the black line, leaving no boarder.

Step 2: Stamp the sentiment on white card stock and then stamp the pillow around it. I like to use a clear plastic grid by Simon Says Stamp in order to align my red rubber stamps. Cut this pillow out with a white border.

Step 3: Using a border die, like the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Stax Die, cut out the patterned paper that you'd like to see as the wall. Using the same die, cut out the patterned paper that you'd like to see as the flooring. Trim that piece to about 1.5" high so it will ground the chair.

Step 4: Color in the pillow using your favorite coloring medium (just make sure you used the right ink and paper for it). I used Copics: BG72 & BG11 for the pillow. OPTIONAL: I added a little shadowing on the patterned paper sofa chair to give it a little more depth using Copic marker W3 (I started with W1, but it was too light).

Step 5: Adhere the patterned paper background "wall" to your card base. OPTIONAL: Add a little distress ink to the background right over the flooring so that it give the chair a little shadow. Adhere the patterned paper "floor" to the bottom of the "wall" section. I used foam tape to add the chair and then added the pillow with a little more foam tape giving the image a little more dimension.


Wasn't that easy!


I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Check out the video for a visual of how to make this card. Below are the tools used for this card.



Thank you so much for following along! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or share your paper piecing projects and tag me on Instagram @papergemsbyjules.


Happy Crafting.


Supplies Used:

- Unity Stamp Co. May 2020 Kit of the Month: Beginning of Anything

- Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Stax Die

- Ink: Copics: BG72, BG11, W3 and Ranger Distress Ink: Pumice Stone

- Scissors

- White Copic friendly card stock

- Three coordinating patterned papers

- Scotch 1/2" Double Sided Foam Tape

- Simon Says Stamp: Grid Transparency

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