Coming up with a card idea is the hardest part for me so once I’ve got a design I like I try to stretch it as far as possible!

These cards started with a 3″x3″ piece of patterned paper.

 

That’s a size I use often because you can get 4 pieces out of a 6×6 sheet or 16 pieces out of a 12×12 sheet. Sometimes I use those pieces to make a bunch of the same cards and sometimes I mix it up and make all different cards.


Night of Navy card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Melon Mambo: 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with Zinnias embossing folder and banner cut with Stylish Shapes die
Plaid paper: 3″ x 3″
Basic White Circle: 1-3/4″ cut with Stylish Shapes die

 


Night of Navy card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Parakeet Party: 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with Basics 3D embossing folder and banner cut with Stylish Shapes die
Plaid paper: 3″ x 3″
Basic White Circle: 1-3/4″ cut with Stylish Shapes die

 

Card Making Tips:

  • Start by cutting your patterned paper into 3″x3″ pieces. You can get 4 pieces out of a 6×6 sheet or 16 pieces out of a 12×12 sheet.
  • Add your greetings and any embellishments you’d like. Keep your cards simple or jazz them up.
  • What fun images can you find in your stash that will fit into a circle for a card like this?
  • Try adding a card stock mat of 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ behind your 3″x3″ patterned paper.
  • Try keeping your embossed paper and card base the same color like this…

 


Night of Navy card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Melon Mambo: 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with embossing folder and banner cut with Stylish Shapes die
Plaid paper: 3″ x 3″
Night of Navy: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Basic White Circle: 1-3/4″ cut with Stylish Shapes die

Supplies:

You can, of course, make similar cards with any supplies you have on hand.

Happy Stamping!
Jessica

Want to see even MORE ways to use 3×3 patterned paper pieces on your cards? Check out this post next.

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