Make a pretty patchwork card


To get you into the crafting mood, we’ve got lots of card projects for you to try, including this sweet patchwork card created by Anne Richardson! This is the third of our scrap-busting projects, which have been designed so you can easily make them with bits and bobs already in your stash. These quick and easy ideas will be ideal if you’re planning to host a crafting event with friends and family – whether they’re new to crafting or not!

Follow our step-by-step guide to start creating this beautiful card!

You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too.

We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter.

You will need

  • White card base
  • Patterned paper offcuts
  • Black fineliner
  • Buttons
  • Glue

How to make a patchwork card

1. Cut 16 squares of patterned paper offcuts, each measuring 2.5×2.5cm.

2. Glue the papers, in four rows of four,  onto an 11x11cm piece of coloured paper. Stick the paper panel to the front of a 12x12cm, white, top-fold card base.

3. Use a black fineliner pen to add faux stitching where the squares join, and around the edges. Don’t worry about being too neat – the stitches look better if they are a bit random!

4. To finish, add a sentiment pennant and a few small buttons.

Top tip! If you have a sewing machine, you can add real stitches instead of drawn ones, for extra interest and texture!

More papercraft ideas

Love the patchwork look? Try these ideas, using our step-by-step guides and free downloads!

Take a look at more fantastic scrap-busting projects, too!

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