Learn How To Make Your Own Patterned Paper

Today I want show you how to make your own patterned paper! I will be featuring the Stampin’ Up Rise and Shine stamp set but you can use any set you have on hand. Yes, we are going to stamp some pretty designs across a piece of cardstock! Then we will take that pretty patterned paper, cut it up and use it in our card making. I know these are challenging times but now is the perfect time to STAY HOME and craft! So grab your favorite stamp set and let’s get busy!

Make Your Own Patterned Paper

The concept for making your own patterned paper is simple! All you need is a stamp set, some cardstock and a few ink colors! The best part is that you can use whatever supplies you have on hand to make your own patterned paper.

Make Your Own Patterned Paper - Stampin Up Rise and Shine

I started with a 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock but any size cardstock piece will work. Randomly stamp a variety of different images across the cardstock piece. Choose a different ink color for each stamp image you are using. For my patterned paper, I used the Stampin’ Up Rise and Shine stamp set along with the following colors: Terracotta Tile, Seaside Pray, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.

Card Ideas

Once you have the entire piece of cardstock covered with stamped images, then go ahead and cut up the paper. Yes, this is the hardest part! The design is so pretty that it’s hard to cut it, right? I know we all have the same problem with cutting up our patterned paper. If you want to show off the pattern, cut larger pieces to use on your card.

This first card features a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of my stamped patterned paper. Notice that by cutting a larger piece of the patterned paper, I can show off the pretty design I created. The second card also features a larger piece of my pretty design. This piece is cut at 3 x 4-3/4 inches. Each piece of pretty patterned paper is adhered to a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock that is a 1/4 inch larger.

The last card features two 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch pieces on the top and bottom of a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Seaside Spray cardstock. The middle section is simply a 2-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch piece of white cardstock. Notice I embossed the white cardstock with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. This embossing folder works so well with the swirly steam from the coffee mug.

Make Your Own Patterned Paper - Stampin Up Rise and Shine

Now there are a variety of different ways to cut up your hand stamped patterned paper to use in your card making. You can find more fun and simple card design ideas in my latest post HERE.


The cards feature the Stampin Up Rise and Shine stamp set and a variety of fun colors! The stamp set is actually one of the items you can choose for FREE, during Sale-A-Bration, with a qualifying order. Sale-A-Bration will be coming to an end on March 31, 2020. So if you haven’t taken advantage of all of the perks yet, you don’t have much time left! Learn more about Sale-A-Bration HERE.

I hope you enjoyed these fun little card making ideas! I hope you will get out your stamp sets and start making your own patterned paper! Have a creative day my friends! Stay home and craft! ~ Lynn

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