Paper Piecing Custom Friendship Cards


Paper Piecing Custom Friendship Cards

Hello friends! Today, I am back in the craft room working on three girly friendship cards that all feature our new "Backside BFFs" die set. This die is so fun to paper piece and is a nice focal point on larger sized cards. It's also great because you can paper piece their outfits, hair and skin tone to match you and your own BFF! 
Two of my cards are pop ups and the other one features hot foiling! All three designs work well for Galentine's Day and Birthday cards!

Video Tutorial 


Grab your favorite snack to watch a longer process video today! I share how to paper piece the two girls and integrate them into larger sized cards and scenes! 



You know if I can use dies to create a pop up, I absolutely will! My first card is a shadow box card that I created using dies from our "Slimline Shadow Box Pop up" die set.



To see how to assemble and decorate the outside of the shadow box, be sure to check out my video tutorial above. The die set is meant to create a horizontal shadow box, so I wasn't able to use the bridges that are included in the set. Instead, I used double mounted foam tape to create the depth inside the shadow box. 

The paper in the back of the box was made with a cloud stencil, blue ink and light blue striped pattern paper. To frame my scene, I added a gold rectangle frame around my window. 



I decorated the inside of the box with some clouds that I glued directly onto the patterned paper. In front, I added a lantern a hill and grass that I popped up with three layers of double mounted foam tape. 

Behind the frame of the box, I added another strip of grass and a paper pieced corgi from our "Garden Animals" die set. Directly on the shadow box frame, I glued my BFF duo. I love that they are looking at the lantern together! 

Did I mention that the girls are so fun to paper piece?! The die set comes with all the small clothing and hair pieces that you can cut from colors of card stock or patterned paper.  Each duo takes about 15 minutes to fully paper piece with every detail included. They're very easy to paper piece, because they're all etched with the same markings that are indicated in the base piece. 



My second design is a simple flat A7 card. I started by cutting a pink striped pattern paper to  4.75x6.75".

Then, I used the frame that's included in the "Book Frame & Swirls" Hot foil plate set to hot foil a beautiful pink frame to go around my girls. Then, I cut around the foiling to create a more decorative rectangle. 

TIP: Instead of foiling a frame, you can use a decorative die cut frame instead. 



In the center of the frame, I added my friend couple. I added a sentiment stripe above and below the couple. I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment I chose from the "Fairy Sentiments" 6x6 stamp set. 

As a finishing touch, I embellished the panel with the gems and hearts from our "Hugs & Kisses" mix around the two girls. 



My final card is definitely my favorite. I went all out and told a story with my dies using our "A7 Pop up Book" die set! The front cover of the book was decorated with a paper pieced bike and an Eiffel tower, both from our new "Eiffel Tower" die set.

I used the same striped patterned paper I've been using for all the cards as the background. I stenciled some clouds onto the blue paper for more interest. The green strip acts as grass. 

I kept the cover simple, because the magic is what's inside the book. I did however, frame the scene with a white glitter frame, also included in the "A7 Pop Up Book" die set.

The gold heat embossed sentiment is from our new "Designer Friend Sentiments" 3x4 stamp set. It includes the square label that I die cut with its coordinating die. Finally, I added a few butterflies to finish off the scene. 




The left inside of the book was decorated with a smaller white glitter frame, some tulips and another butterfly. The tulips were paper pieced using dies from the "Garden Flowers" die set. 

The shadow box inside the book was decorated with another couple, a corgi, tulips, clouds and another Eiffel tower. I glued the die cuts on different book pages to create more depth to the scene. To see how the book is made, please check out my video tutorial above! 



That finishes off my set of beautiful cards that each feature our new "Backside BFFs" die set. I hope you enjoyed today's post, thank you for stopping by. I'll see you next time!


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