3 Easy Ways to Use Patterned Paper in Card Making

Today I have 3 easy ways you can use patterned paper in your card making. I am sure that we all have lots and lots of patterned paper on hand, right? Well you can use these card designs as a way to use up that patterned paper to create cards for any occasion. Of course, you can also use them to create adorable little Easter cards like these.

3 Easy Ways to Use Patterned Paper in Card Making - Stampin Up Welcome Easter and Pleased As Punch DSP

These cards feature the Stampin Up Welcome Easter set. Yes, Easter is about a month away so now is a great time to get busy creating some super cute cards! And this stamp set has some adorable baby animal images that work perfect for Easter or any other spring-themed occasions. The possibilities are endless!

Patterned Paper as a Background

The first way you can use patterned paper in your card making is as a background. This is one of my “go to” card designs and it’s a great way to use up some of that patterned paper we may be saving. The design consists of a large focal point on a subtle background. The cards feature a piece of the green patterned paper from the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Be sure to choose a small pattern so that it does not over power your focal point.

The concept for creating these cards is exactly the same. The only difference is the adorable little baby animal featured as the focal point. To create these cards, start with a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper for the background on the card. Adhere a heart doily, or any other shape, to the top part of the card front. Stamp the baby animal image you want to use and color it in with your favorite coloring tools. Cut a 3/4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock, stamp a sentiment on it and adhere it to the lower part of the card as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish the card with some little flowers and pearls.

Using Up Scraps

The second easy way to use patterned paper is to simply add a small strip across the center of your card front. Scraps of patterned paper work perfect for this! The card feature a piece of the rainbow patterned paper from the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Since we are using a smaller piece of patterned paper, you are able to use a bold or busier design.

3 Easy Ways to Use Patterned Paper in Card Making - Stampin Up Welcome Easter and Pleased As Punch DSP

To create these cards, cut a 2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper or simply use some scrap pieces that you might have lying around in your craft area. Adhere the patterned paper across the center of your card front. Cut a rectangular shape that is large enough to fit the image that you plan to use as your focal point. Adhere the rectangular shape to the center of the card as shown. Stamp a sentiment on the bottom part of the card using Basic Gray ink. For the finishing touch, embellish the cards with a few pearls.

Looking for more fun and simple card ideas featuring the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper? Check out my latest post which showcases 4 easy cards you can create with the DSP and the small blooms punch HERE.

Multiple Patterned Paper Designs

The third way you can use patterned paper in your card making is to combine a few different patterns together. This typically works well when you combine a bold or busy pattern with a subtle pattern.

To create this card design, cut a 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of a busy or bold patterned paper. Next, cut two 1/2 x 5-1/2 inch pieces of a more subtle design of patterned paper. Adhere the patterned paper pieces across the center of the card front as shown. Cut out a rectangular shape for your focal point and add one of the adorable little animals. For the finishing touch, embellish the card with a few flowers and pearls.

So there you go! Now you have 3 different ways you can use patterned paper in your card making! Plus you have some adorable little card ideas featuring the Welcome Easter stamp set. I hope you enjoyed these easy and super cute ideas! Have a creative day! ~ Lynn

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