Have you ever wondered what to do with a piece of patterned paper that has a split design?

I mean the ones where there’s a pattern on both ends but one of them is upside down when the other end is right side up.

In this super short video, I’m going to give you some quick tips for cutting up papers with a split design and how to use them to make cards…


Tips for Cutting Paper with a Split Design:

  • If your cards will have a finished size of 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, you want to cut your paper to be 5-1/2” tall… or less… so that it will fit on your card base.
  • To get the most out of your patterned papers without wasting any, you can then cut the 5-1/2″ x 12″ strip down into four pieces that are 3″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Now you can make 4 cards! Cut the second half of your paper the same way and you can make 8 cards!


Merry Merlot card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Mossy Meadow card stock: 1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Floral paper: 3″ x 5-1/2″

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On 3 of the cards shown in the video above, I used the Faux Silk Technique over my patterned paper. You can find more information on that technique and how to make this “A Note of Thanks” card here.


If you have stacks of patterned papers and aren’t sure how to use them, check out my One Sheet Wonder Card Club.


I’ll show you how to turn those papers into a stack of cards in no time!

The club includes an entire library of one sheet wonder templates and in the October 2022 Club video I go more in-depth on different ways that you can cut up and use patterned papers with a split design.

Find out more about the One Sheet Wonder Card Club here!


If you have a patterned paper with a split design, watch the video and give my quick cutting tips a try.

I can’t wait to see the cards you make!

Happy Stamping!



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