Winter Paper Piecings

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Winter Paper Piecings

Paper piecings are a fun way to get more mileage from your tools. I love combining shapes in unintended ways to create unique embellishments. Here I got creative with punches and templates to add some winter fun to a scrapbook page recapping our winter.




Adhere a large star onto an XL star as shown and punch a teardrop from each point of the smaller star. Using the rectangle hand punch, add two notches on each side of the larger points. Add gem at center.

Ice Skate:


Cut an "L" using the letter template and trim off the top at a curved angle. Punch a series of 1/16 inch circles to "lace" the skate. Punch a sleigh and trim off the top before adhering beneath skate. Glue on a small pom pom for fun texture.

Winter Hat:


Punch an XL oval from patterned paper and cut in half. Punch an XL scalloped square and feed back into punch stopping at the second scallop. Punch again. This creates the hat's brim. Assemble together with a small pom pom topper.



Cut out an "8" from the number template for a super cute snowman shape different than the usual stacked circles. Punch out eyes, mouth, and buttons using the 1/16 inch circle punch and layer over black cardstock instead of trying to adhere tiny pieces. Add a hand-cut scarf and nose.

Hot Chocolate:


Cut a leaf from flower template and trim as shown. Cut out a small comma shape and layer the larger comma over the negative shape and cut again (you'll need to flip your paper over since the commas are different directions on the template). You can use any set of nesting shapes, but I just wanted to find something on the same template.


Try looking at your shapes in a different light to see what you can come up with creatively. You never know what you'll find hiding in your tools!

Supply List

Damask patterned paper by My Mind's Eye