Paper Scraps & Faux Quilting is Easy!

I’m coming to the end of some of my packages of patterned paper and the scraps that are left are still so very valuable and useful! Today’s card design pattern is perfect for using scraps of patterned paper-basically leftovers. Specifically we are going to play with 1” strips of paper today to create some stunning patterns. Not only is it easy to arrange these strips into a delightful design but it is just as easy to also make a design that resembles a quilt! Ready to give this a try?

You will find the directions for this card design to download for your files and the video tutorial to watch!

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Supplies Needed

  • 5.5” x 8.5” Cardstock base
  • 5.25” x 4” Cardstock quarter
  • 1” x 6” strips of double-sided patterned paper (2)
  • 1” x 4” strips of double-sided patterned paper (6-8)
  • Scraps to create sentiment shape for the card front
  • Embossing Folders with small patterns
  • Stitched dies for sentiment
  • Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1. On the quarter sheet of cardstock measuring 5.25” x 4”, adhere one of the 1” x 6” strips of DSP diagonally across the center.  Adhere the second 1” x 6” piece along side the first leaving a small gap in between. The ends of the strips should hang off the side of the cardstock quarter until all the strips are adhered.

2. Now adhere one of the 1” x 4” strips perpendicular to the strip adhered first in step 1 and overlapping the corner.

3. Adhere another 1”x 4” strip perpendicularly on the opposite side offset from the strip in step 2.

4. Continue adhering strips perpendicular to each other to fill in the remaining space on the cardstock quarter.

5. Let the glue dry. Turn the cardstock quarter to the back and trim off the overhanging edges with scissors.  Now comes the fun part!!!!!

6. Choose your favorite embossing folder and emboss the entire cardstock quarter. This will create the quilted fabric look.

7. Mount this piece onto a card base.  

8. Stamp a sentiment onto a stitched focal point and add some ribbon to embellish.

This card design has so many variations. Once you make one and get the basic understanding of how to put the paper strips together you can change it up any way you want. You can use strips of varying widths to create different effects. I created a similar design but with 1/2″ strips so you could see the difference.

I love techniques that are easy yet look amazing! When I get a good template like this I tend to go crazy and make a bunch of samples! Take a look at these amazing lovelies!

No need to stop quilting – Keep going! Instead of using paper strips, try using paper punches of different shapes and adhere to card front the same way.

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14 thoughts on “Paper Scraps & Faux Quilting is Easy!”

  1. Brilliant tutorial, have to do a quilted card for a card swap wasn’t too sure about it but you have inspired me Thank you

  2. I am watching this video Feb./ 2023 and I an loving this idea. I am a fairly new Quilter and I am so glad you showed this technique. I loved the DSP wish it was still available. Can’t wait until I can try to duplicate a similar card. Thanks

  3. Hi Robin,
    I too am a Stampin Up demonstrator and I found you site while browsing Pinterest. Just wanted to say Hi and that I really loved your scrappy quilt cards. Great idea. Thanks for your inspiration.

  4. Your site came up on a pinterest email I received and I wanted to see how the quilted card was made. 30+ minutes later, I was so intrigued by the process!!! Can’t wait to try it on my many many scraps. Your samples and explanations were excellent!!! Clear and precise and I have a printout to follow.

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