Do you have a pile of gorgeous designer paper scraps? Looking for a way to use those pretty bits and pieces? This fun technique just might be the answer.
Cut 9 little 1″ squares of pretty designer paper in patterns that coordinate. For example fall themed paper with similar colors or red and green Christmas paper.
This example was done with mostly black patterns from the Pattern Party Hostess Reward Designer Series Paper, with a couple of the colored designs showing.
Start with a 3″ square of basic white paper. Cut a piece of Sheet Adhesive 3″ square and peel off one side to apply to the white square. Lay out your 1″ squares on your grid paper and move them around until you have them in the desired positions. Next, remove the second backer from the Sheet Adhesive and place the squares on it. I like to start in the left corner and then butt the next square into the first, continuing until all the squares are adhered. Give them a good burnishing once they are all in place.
Now that everything looks pretty, pull out a trimmer and cut the square in half and then cut both halves in half again. Take the four 1 1/2″ squares and place them back into a large square shape. Twist and turn them until the desired configuration is reached. Then adhere them to a 3 1/4″ square of Basic Black cardstock.
To finish off the card. Adhere the square to a Basic White card base and stamp a greeting beneath the square. This tongue in cheek greeting is from the Happiest of Birthday’s stamp set and is one that I need often.
Be sure to watch my Disappearing 9 Square Video Tutorial and have some fun with this technique!