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Fun and Festive Summer Paper Piecings

Remember summer fun with these fair and picnic paper piecings.

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    • Circus Tent Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Life under the big top is preserved with a fun tent piecing that frames photos taken at the fair. Jennifer pieced the top of the tent together, then set it aside while she assembled the back and sides. Then she layered the sections on the page as shown, using adhesive foam to add depth.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (purple), Stampin' Up! (white). Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (yellow dot), Chatterbox (purple swirl), CherryArte (purple star), Cloud 9 Design (green dots), KI Memories (blue circle), Sassafras (clown, red squares, yellow with red dot). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: Sandylion Sticker Designs. Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp. Paper trim: Sassafras. Brads: Queen & Co. Baker?s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts. Buttons: Little Yellow Bicycle. Gems: Queen & Co. (pearls), Target (sequins). Paint: Making Memories. Thread: Coats & Clark. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars. Die-cutting tool: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Die: Spellbinders.

    • Ferris Wheel Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Round and round you'll go with this bright take on the classic carnival ride. Design by Jennifer Perks

      Create a graphic Ferris wheel by trimming the pieces from vibrant colors of cardstock. Jennifer accented the piece with gems for a bit of sparkle, and a tiny pearl at the center of the piecing where it all comes together.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (red, aqua), Core'dinations (green, purple), Stampin' Up! (yellow, blue, light green). Gems: Queen & Co. Punch: EK Success. Circle cutter: Coluzzle by Provo Craft. Adhesive: Tombow.

    • Prized Ribbon Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Your page will win first place with this ruffled ribbon. Jennifer cut a 3/4-inch strip of cardstock and accordion folded it. Using liquid adhesive, she adhered the folded paper around a cardstock circle. Add a second cardstock circle on top, ribbon tails, and lettering to complete the piecing.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Stampin' Up!. Rub-ons: American Crafts ("st"), Making Memories ("place"). Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Paint: Making Memories. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Scotch by 3M (wet), Tombow (dry).

    • Cherry Pie Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      This piecing is easy as pie. Jennifer gave her slice of cherry pie dimension by adding small red gems to the patterned-paper filling. Make room for the bulky filling by popping up the crust pieces with adhesive foam.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (red dot), Kaisercraft (tan dot). Gems: Queen & Co. Adhesive: EK Success (foam), Tombow (dry).

    • Yummy Cotton Candy Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      This piecing will have your mouth watering. Glittered cardstock adds a sugared look to your cotton candy piecing. Trim the cone from white cardstock and add stripes with a marker, or save time by cutting the cone from striped paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, marker: Stampin' Up!. Adhesive: EK Success (foam), Tombow (dry).

    • Fun Banner Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Create your own fair-style banner by trimming pennant pieces from patterned paper. Fold the top over, and stitch around the piece to add to the effect. String each pennant onto baker's twine. Jennifer added a chipboard letter to each pennant to spell a word.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (yellow), Chatterbox (purple), KI Memories (blue). Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp. Beads: Michaels Stores. Baker's twine: Martha Stewart Crafts. Thread: Coats & Clark.

    • Lucky Horseshoe Paper Piecing

      Design by Jennifer Perks

      Add a lucky piecing to your page. Layer two shades of gray paper to create a horseshoe accent. Punch tiny holes in the inside piece for a realistic effect.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Making Memories. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Punch: McGill, Inc. Adhesive: Tombow.

    • Beautiful Butterfly Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      Handmade butterflies give this sweet page a lift. Erica layered different patterned papers to add detail to the images. To make the wing cutouts and antennae, she hand-cut the piecings with a craft knife.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Fonts: She Bop (title), Teletype ("C") off the Internet, Remington (quote) by Autumn Leaves. Photo: Stacey Sattler.

    • Stars and Stripes Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      A barbecue invitation sparkles with shining stars and patriotic colors. For a Fourth of July invitation Erica pieced a flag and topped it off with a chipboard star colored with a paint pen. Chalk ink helps define the edges of the stripes.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Script Hand by Autumn Leaves. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Chipboard accents: Making Memories. Paint pen: Permapaque.

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      Grill Out Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      No barbecue is complete without a grill. Erica used a fine-tip applicator to draw in the black lines of the rack. To make the grill gleam, she smudged white chalk on one side.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

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      Watermelon Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      This staple summer treat adds hip graphics to any page or card. Erica spiced up a watermelon paper piecing by cutting out a bite mark. Run chalk -- or even chalk ink -- along the edges of piecings with interesting edges for soft, subtle emphasis.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: Clearsnap.

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      Sweet Ice Cream Treat Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      Remember a hot day with this dripping ice cream piecing. To achieve a waffle effect, Erica embossed the cone with diamond shapes and defined them with chalk. She topped her ice cream scoops with small brads to imitate sprinkles.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: Clearsnap.

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      Itsy Bitsy Bikini Paper Piecing

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      A yellow polka-dot bikini will keep your summer cool. Erica hand-cut the polka dots of this yellow bikini with a craft knife, but a small circle punch is a great time-saver. Experiment with ribbon bows instead of cutting out ties from paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper.

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