Patterned paper thank you cards

My daughter turned one a few weeks ago and so I needed to make a bunch of thank you cards for our kind friends and family who sent gifts.

I like to make matching card sets when I’m doing thank yous, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out a technique I saw Kristina Werner do in a live video a few months back.

Here’s the link to Kristina’s video:

I chose 6 patterned papers from an old 6×6 paper pad (I never use patterned papers, so this was a rare chance to use them up!).

I stacked them on top of each other and, using a craft knife and self healing mat, I cut them down the centre both horizontally and vertically. I then made 2 diagonal cuts at equally spaced intervals between the horizontal and vertical cuts. Kristina’s video explains it much better!! I used a paper template like Kristina’s so I knew where to make the cuts.

Once I had cut through each of the 6 sheets to make 12 little triangles per sheet, I started piecing them together, alternating the pattern each time. This made 6 pieced backgrounds.

Next, I used a heart die to cut out the centre of each pieced background. With the negative piece, I stamped a sentiment from CZ Designs in the centre, mounted it onto a background piece of card (Gina K’s Whisper cardstock) using foam tape, and then onto a 6×6 card blank.

With the heart, I again mounted it with foam tape onto some Fog cardstock by Lawn Fawn and then stamped on the sentiment. Finally, i attached the finished panel to a white A2 card blank.

I quite like how these turned out, they’re very sweet and remind me of the memory quilt I made for my daughter’s birthday gift.

Thanks for stopping by, as always! Wishing you a crafty day ☺️

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