MFT New Product Tour

Welcome to the My Favorite Things New Product Tour. All of the new Die-namics and Stamp Sets you’ve seen over the last 7 days of Teasers are now available HERE in the MFT Boutique!

NewProductTourI am just loving all of the new products for the June Release! I was pressed for time so I knew I had to go clean and simple. I reached for this month’s Triple Scoop set, Bold Statements and paired it with the Scattered Stars Die-namics.

I cut the stars out of a Smooth White card base with the Scattered Stars Die-namics and added a piece of Lemon Drop Card Stock so behind the stars so the Lemon Drop showed through.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Bold Statements in Black Licorice ink. I felt the card needed just a little something, so I added a Lemon Drop punch out from the Scattered Stars Die-namics and painted it with the new MIX-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze. It adds just the right amount of sparkle I was looking for.

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DSC09381 Our Guest Designer Betsy Veldman is joining us for the New Product Tour. Betsy

For one last look at all the new products in action, we invite you to go on our New Product Tour by clicking each of the designer’s blog links below.    

Time to Party and Teaser Time Prize Winners

Are you ready to party? Tonight at 10:00 PM EST, all of the new stamps and Die-namics will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique. But in the meantime, the Release Party is happening NOW right HERE in the MFT Forum! Come for PRIZES, lots of chatter, and fun with Kim (the MFT Lady) and the MFT Design Team!

To make your shopping experience even easier, we’ve got a shopping list for you to print out HERE.

MFT_June2013_ShoppingList Here is a look at all the new products being released tonight at 10 PM EST. Click on any of the individual graphics for a bigger picture and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the Die-namics or stamp set name. See you in two hours for the New Product Tour, when it’s time to SHOP for all of your favorite things.

Print Now it’s time to announce the winners of our Teaser Time prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during Teaser Time! 7 lucky people will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts this evening.

Teaser Day One Winner:  Comment #215 – Donnelle U Teaser Day Two Winner:  Comment #140 – Janet G Teaser Day Three Winner:  Comment #179 – Michelle Leone Teaser Day Four Winner:  Comment #142 – gabbe Teaser Day Five Winner:  Comment #9 – Sandra ltb Teaser Day Six Winner:  Comment #37 – Effrat S. Teaser Day Seven Winner:  Comment #116 – Jayne K Congratulations to all the winners!

June Teaser Time – Day 7!

Welcome to the final day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available TONIGHT at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days. securedownload
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven Teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
  • Join us TONIGHT for the Release Party HERE in the MFT Forum. There will be PRIZES, lots of chatter, and fun with the Design Team!

Today we are introducing one more Pure Innocence image, the sweet Pure Innocence On a Picnic.

Pure Innocence On a PicnicCreate realistic picnic baskets with the new Picnic Basket Die-namics. This die coordinates with the Trapezoid Treat Box. Cut the basket twice and adhere to the Trapezoid Treat Box.  Score the handles and place them up or down.

Picnic BasketYou can see a quick video featuring the Picnic Basket Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. The newest set from Laina Lamb Design is the Max Alphabet. This fun alphabet set contains all letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. One thing to note about the Max Alphabet is the zero and the “o” double as the same character.

Max AlphabetAlso new from the Laina Lamb Design Line is the Insert It – Speech Bubble Frame Die-namics. This new Die-namics die is a great size to frame many of our larger sentiments and images.

Insert It - Speech Bubble FrameYou can see a quick video featuring the Insert It – Speech Bubble Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

The last MIX-ables Stencil we are introducing this release is the new Graduated Hexagons Stencil.

Graduated Hexagon StencilThe last color we’re adding to the MFT Boutique this month is Grapesicle. Our Grapesicle Premium Dye Ink will be available as a full-sized pad and as a refill during our June Release. The Premium Dye Ink and Refill will join the Grapesicle Replenishments that are already available in the MFT Boutique. grapesicle-family MFT TeaserTime_FullSize

Take a tour of these new products being released TONIGHT at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

June Teaser Time – Day 6!

Welcome to day 6 of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days. securedownload
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven Teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
Today we are introducing an ADORABLE new image from the Wendy Burns Design Line, You’re so Special to Me. You're so Special to MeAnother of our Peek-a-Boo style dies, the new Fluttering Hearts Die-namics, can be used alone on a card base or layered over colored card stock or patterned paper. Fluttering Hearts Die-namics You can see a quick video featuring the Fluttering Hearts Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our Triple Scoop Set from last month, Chalkboard Greetings, will be available for purchase with our June Release. Chalkboard GreetingsOur new Chalkboard Frame Builder gives you the flexibility to build frames in sizes suited to your card or project. Use two of one size and two of another size to create a rectangular frame, or use four of the same size to build a square frame.

Chalkboard GreetingsYou can see a quick video featuring the Chalkboard Frame Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

Our last introduction today is the new MIX-ables Graduated Diamonds Stencil. Use our stencils with pastes, paints, sprays, and more. Graduated DiamondsMFT TeaserTime_FullSizeTake a tour of these new products being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

June Teaser Time – Day 5!

Welcome to day 5 of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days. securedownload
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven Teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.

Today we are introducing the newest image from the Doodle Garden line, the sweet Doodle Garden Aloha.

Doodle Garden AlohaOur new Palm Tree Die-namics gives you everything you need to create a realistic palm tree. Layer palm fronds over the tree to add depth and dimension. The coconuts are the perfect final touch. Palm Tree Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Palm Tree Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our new Sun Ray Die-namics layers perfectly on a standard A2 card for a big impact. Layer over colored card stock or patterned paper, or use the individual negative pieces to build your own sun ray on a card front or scrapbook page. Sun Ray Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Sun Ray Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. MFT TeaserTime_FullSizeTake a tour of these new products being released June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

June Teaser Time – Day 4!

Welcome to the fourth day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.

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  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.

Up first today is our newest Triple Scoop Reward set, Bold Statements. This stamp set is available FREE to customers purchasing $60 or more, exclusive of tax and shipping. Read more about the Triple Scoop Reward program HERE.

Bold StatementsCreate strips of washi tape in your favorite colors with our FUN new Washi Patterns stamp set. This new set can also be used to create fun backgrounds on your cards or scrapbook pages. Washi PatternsMade to coordinate with the new Washi Patterns stamp set, our new Washi Tape Die-namics gives you the ability to create strips of washi tape in the color of your choice.

Washi Tape Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Washi Tape Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

The Scattered Stars Die-namics is a Peek-a-Boo style die. Create a knocked-out pattern of stars that can be used alone or layered over colored cardstock or patterned paper.

Scattered StarsYou can see a quick video featuring the Scattered Stars Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

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Happy Saturday! I’m back today with another clean and simple card using our new Washi Patterns stamp set and the coordinating Washi Tape Die-namics. I cut three strips of Smooth White Card Stock with the Washi Tape Die-namics and stamped three of the patterns from Washi Patterns in Bubblegum and Black Licorice inks.  Then I stamped a sentiment from Lisa’s new set, Blissful Butterflies, in Black Licorice ink and finished with three adhesive pearls. Simple and elegant!

DSC09357 Make sure you visit our designers blogs today, and leave a comment each day on this blog for a chance to win a $75 prize. We could all use a little spending money, right? Take a tour of these new products being released June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

June Teaser Time – Day 3!

Welcome to the third day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.

The first introduction we have today is the super fun new stamp set, Abstract Art.

Abstract ArtThe new Paint Brushes Die-namics gives you the ability to create realistic paint brushes. Cut the dies from a variety of materials to create brushes to suit your card or project. Coordinates with the new Abstract Art stamp set. Paint Brushes Die-namicsYou can see a quick video feauturing the Paint Brushes Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. We have one more set from Lisa Johnson Designs to debut today. Art Expression Text is a beautiful background set that you will reach for time and again. Art Expression TextOur new Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namics will cut a knocked-out pattern of polka dots. Use it alone on a card base or layer over colored card stock or patterned paper. Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our last introduction today is the newest MIX-ables Stencil, Stone Wall. Stone Wall StencilWe’ve added new colors to our Premium Dye Ink collection this month. Our new Bubblegum Premium Dye Ink will be available as a full-sized pad and as a refill during our June Release. The Premium Dye Ink and Refill will join the Bubblegum Replenishments that are already available in the MFT Boutique. Bubblegum MFT TeaserTime_FullSizeMy card today uses Abstract Art, Bold Statements (this month’s Triple Scoop set), and the Insert It – Speech Bubble Frame Die-namics. DSC09386I die-cut the Speech Bubble Frame from Smooth White Card Stock and stamped the brush strokes from Abstract Art in Red Hot, Orange Fizz, and Lemon Drop inks. Don’t they look like real paint strokes? Then I stamped a sentiment from Bold Statements in Black Licorice ink. I layered that over a Smooth White base stamped with some of the paint splatters in Lemon Drop. It was matted on Red Hot Card Stock and adhered to the Sweet Tooth card base. I felt it need a little something more, so I finished the inside of the A with an adhesive gem. DSC09393 DSC09389 I hope you’re enjoying Teasers so far, and are looking forward to being inspired each day by our amazing designers. Make sure to head to their blogs for more ideas using these beautiful products, and also make sure you leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 Prize. Take a tour of these new products, being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting the designers listed below.

June Teaser Time – Day 2!

Welcome to the second day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days. securedownload
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven Teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
We’re kicking off teasers today with a new set from the Mona Pendleton Designs line, Blooming Roses. This GORGEOUS new set contains solid rose images, line-art images for each rose to add the look of depth and dimension to your finished rose, and assorted leaves and stems.

Blooming RosesThe new Rose Bouquet Die-namics were designed to coordinate perfectly with the Blooming Roses stamp set.

Rose Bouquet Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Rose Bouqet Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Triangles are all the rage and we are right on trend with the new stamp set, Trendy Triangles. Trendy TrianglesThe new Triangles Die-namics dies were designed to coordinate with the new Trendy Triangles stamp set.

Triangles Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Triangles Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. We have four new MIX-ables Stencils for the June release, the first of which coordinates beautifully with the new Blooming Roses stamp set.  The Rose Builder Stencil can be used with our new MIX-ables Shimmer Mists, paints, pastes and more!

Rose Builder StencilWe’re also adding to our Replenishments line this month with two new colors of card stock. Our heavyweight Primitive White and Primitive Cream Card Stock have a speckled appearance and smooth finish ideal for all of your cards and projects. Primitive WhitePrimitive CreamAnother Replenishment that we are adding to the MFT Boutique this release are the Primitive White and Primitive Cream Envelopes.

Primitive White Envelopes Primitive Cream Envelopes MFT TeaserTime_FullSizeDSC09361 I’m back today with a card I made using Blooming Roses, Rose Bouquet Die-namics, Blueprints 4 Die-namics, and Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namics.

DSC09363I started by cutting some roses with the Rose Bouquet Die-namics and Smooth White Card Stock, then stamped each rose in Pink Lemonade ink, followed by the coordinating line-art stamp in Bubblegum ink.  I love the dimension this gives the roses. The leaves were stamped in Jellybean Green ink. Then I sprayed the finished roses with MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist.

DSC09368 DSC09366I cut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock with the large mat from Blueprints 4. I love the rounded corners on this die.  The same piece of cardstock was then cut with the Peek-a-Boo Dots. It gives this card so much character, don’t you think? DSC09367 Please visit our June Guest Designer, Betsy Veldman, to see what she’s created with our new stamps and Die-namics. Betsy

Take a tour of these new products, being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

   

June Teaser Time Begins!

Welcome to Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
We’re kicking off our June Teasers with a brand new set from Lisa Johnson Designs called Blissful Butterflies. This gorgeous new set comes complete with patterned butterflies, solid butterflies, and beautiful sentiments. The new Blissful Butterflies Die-namics was designed to coordinate with the Blissful Butterflies stamp set. You can see a quick video featuring the Blissful Butterflies Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. One of our newest Pure Innocence images making its debut today is the adorable Pure Innocence Gone Fishin’. Next up today is the newest set in our Blueprints Die-namics series.  Pair our Blueprints 4 Die-namics with the provided digital sketches, or mix and match the elements to become your own architect. You can see a quick video featuring the Blueprints 4 Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

We are so excited to introduce two brand new products today! First is our new MIX-ables Mist. Use MIX-ables Mist to add shimmer and shine to your projects. When used alone, Sheer Shimmer Mist adds an iridescent shine, and Steel Shimmer Mist adds a silver shine. Combine MIX-ables Mist with our Premium Dye Ink Refills to custom match your card stock colors using a palette or misting bottle. Customize your creativity with MIX-ables Mists.

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Next up is our MIX-ables Glitter Glaze.  Add glitter and gloss accents to your projects using MIX-ables Glitter Glaze. A convenient brush applicator allows for easy application. Shake the bottle to blend the glitter with the glaze, then paint it on your desired area and allow it to dry.

securedownloadYou can see a video featuring the new MIX-ables Mists HERE, or simply click play below. We have one more bit of very exciting news to share with you. We have a guest designer joining us this month, and it’s none other than the talented Betsy Veldman! Please stop by her blog, Paper, Scissors and Superheroes and give her a warm welcome.

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I couldn’t wait to ink up Lisa’s new set, Blissful Butterflies. I wanted to create a clean and simple card to let the new products *shine*.

DSC09371I started with Kraft Card Stock, some modeling paste, and the new MIX-ables Graduated Diamonds Stencil.  The diamonds were painted with a mix of Sheer Shimmer Mist and Grapesicle refill.  I cut some Smooth White card stock with the Fishtail Flags STAX and stamped one of the sentiments from Blissful Butterflies in Black Licorice ink. I cut the butterfly with the new Blissful Butterflies Die-namics and misted with the same mix of Shimmer Mist and Grapesicle refill, finishing with some mini black pearls. DSC09373 DSC09376 Thanks for joining us today, and don’t forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 prize. And you don’t want to miss what our talented designers have in store for you today either, so make sure to visit them and leave a little love! Take a tour of these new products being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

MFT Academy: Paper Piecing

Welcome back to the MFT Academy!  Barbara is returning as our Guest Professor today with a paper piecing tutorial.  Paper piecing is a great technique to use for “dressing” characters and adding pattern and style to your cards.  Paper piecing is a great alternative to coloring that allows you to add texture, interest, and pattern to your projects.  In addition, it is lots of fun, creatively!
We will starting with the basics and then move on to more complex designs, in case you are not familiar with the technique.
Supplies: 
  • Copic-friendly paper and Copic markers of choice
  • Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
  • Liquid glue
  • Sharp detail scissors
  • Optional, but helpful: angled tweezers, curved detailed scissors, craft knife
  • Patterned papers of choice
  • Stamps of choice: Pure Innocence Birthday Girl, Pure Innocence Goldfish Girl, Pure Innocence Bedtime Story
Paper Piecing Basics: When choosing your papers, it’s important to consider the size of the area to be paper pieced and the scale of the pattern in the paper.  Think about what this would look like in real life; for example, you probably wouldn’t see this dress or balloon with large patterns. Choose images with large open areas, as they provide the perfect space for a smooth expanse of pattern that is not too fussy in design. If you will be coloring any portion of your stamped image, be sure to complete all coloring before adding paper piecing, otherwise, you might accidentally color onto your paper pieced elements. Use sharp detail scissors; curved scissors are often helpful.  Cut along the center of the stamped line. This ensures your pieced element will be neither too small nor too large. Let’s begin with a simple image with open areas, Pure Innocence Birthday Girl.
Step 1: Select the stamp and papers you want to use and stamp the image on your base paper and as often as necessary on your patterned paper. For this image, the dress and the balloon will be pieced, so it has been stamped three times; first onto white paper for the base, and then onto each of the two patterned papers. You only need to stamp the areas of the image to be covered on your patterned papers, and some parts will be very small.  Scraps come in handy for this technique.
Step 2: Cut out the patterned paper.  Hold your scissors still while closing and opening the blades, and slowly turn the paper into the blades to maintain the best control.
Step 3: Run a marker around the cut piece to hide the white edge. This will help provide a smooth transition between the cut paper and the main image. Work from the back to avoid slipping and marring the front. Water-based markers bleed less than alcohol markers and are recommended.  However, alcohol markers can be used with success if done carefully.
Step 4: Color all portions of the image that will not be paper pieced such as skin, hair, and shoes.
Step 5: Adhere patterned paper to image using liquid glue.  This allows you a few seconds to slide the paper around for the most accurate placement. Cover most of the area with a larger applicator.  
Then, go around the edges with a glue pen to keep the edges down tight.
Step 6: Adhere patterned paper. Angled tweezers are optional, but often helpful for proper alignment.
This image is now ready to be used on a card.
The second card is a little more involved and introduces layers.
General Instructions: Now that you’re familiar with the basic technique, you can begin adding some shading to build dimension and depth. Use a neutral color for shading.  Copic markers in the W range work well.  Start with a lighter color than you think you’ll need.  You can always add additional layers of color to deepen the shading. With a more complex image like this, you will stamp, color, and add a second layer for arms and/or hands that are placed on top of your pieced layer. This provides dimension and texture to a flat image. This extra step creates a 3D effect with a more “natural” appearance.  Be sure to color small elements such as arms and hands, before cutting them out. Decide where your light source will be coming from to determine where to apply shading. Lay down a narrow line for items close to each other, blend out more for items further away; darker area closest to item being shadowed When making paper choices, vary the patterns: one floral, one striped, one with dots, etc., although two different floral patterns can work if one is subtle.  Keep at least one a subtle pattern, or as is found in some collections, a “solid” pattern. Too many strong patterns can look “busy” and detract from the overall design.  Here are the papers I chose for this card:
Step 1: Stamp the images. For this card, I stamped the image, or parts of the image, 7 times.
  1. The main image
  2. Shirt
  3. Second arm to be colored
  4. Fish food can
  5. Second sleeve
  6. Pants
  7. Fish bowl stand
 
Step 2: Color the image, cut out the papers, and edge each piece with a marker. Note that I left a little extra on some of these pieces.   This helps avoid butting two pieces against each other, which is often difficult to do perfectly, and also makes for a much smoother transition from one paper to another. Some areas will have paper layered on top, so they don’t need to be trimmed off.
Step 3: When adhering the pieces, keeping in mind how the layers will fall. First the pants.
Step 4: Then add the top.
Step 5: Next the fish food can, followed by the second arm.
Step 6: And last, the tiny sleeve and fish bowl stand.
This view shows the dimension achieved with the layers.
Step 7: Add some shading under the added-on arm and sleeve, and under the edge where the top covers the pants, and it’s ready to put on a card.
For the last card, we will use paper piecing to build a scene using a more complex image.
Step 1: Stamp the image onto scraps of paper for each element in your scene. Examine the scene and, working from back to front, visualize the layers and which paper works best for each layer.  For Pure Innocence Bedtime Story, it has been stamped nine times.
  1. The entire image has been stamped onto orange chevron paper, this will become the room’s wallpaper, the very bottom layer of our image.
  2. This complete image was stamped to Copic-friendly paper and will be used for the headboard and the night stand and lamp base.
  3. This image will be used for the Pure Innocence head.
  4. This will be used to add Pure Innocence hands holding the book.
  5. This layer is for the pillow behind her head.
  6. This layer will be used for the turned down sheet.
  7. This layer will be used for the book cover.
  8. This layer will be the bed spread.
  9. This layer will become the lamp shade.
Step 2: Color the image portions and cut out all the pieces. For small pieces like the extra set of hands, be sure to color first and then cut.  Tight areas, like that shown by the arrow, are easier cut out with a craft knife.
Here are all the layers, colored, cut out, and ready to assemble. I could have paper pieced the little PI’s pajama top, but to keep from adding another pattern into the mix, I colored it.
Step 3: Start to build the scene. Begin by adhering the bed/night stamp image to the “wallpaper” layer.
Step 4: Next, adhere the pillow layer.
Step 5: Add the turned-down sheet.
Step 6: Add the bedspread
Step 7: Adhere the colored PI layer.
Step 8: Next, add the book cover
Step 9: Add the hands and the lamp shade.
Step 10: Trim off the bottom, add shading with markers, and it’s ready to put on a card.
Low-key patterns were used in the card design, and a few from the scene were repeated in order to keep the card from looking too “busy”.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll be inspired to give paper piecing a try!  Use the keyword MFTED8 in your gallery upload on Splitcoaststampers so we can admire your creations.
If you have any questions, email joanne@mftstamps.com, and we’ll be happy to help you.