Patterned Paper Tile Design

 Hi, everyone! 
So sorry it's been quiet around here! I've been a very bad blogger... 

I promise I have a bunch of good reasons... haha! 

One of those reasons is this guy:

Yup... he's coming home soon! I've been busy trying to get everything DONE so that when he walks off the plane we don't have to DO anything! LOL!

Getting everything DONE also includes some samples for next weeks NEW RELEASES from Market Street Stamps! CAN'T WAIT to show you what I've made with the new sets- SO much fun!

Today I have a quick little tutorial to share with you. I've been mildly obsessed with using every last drop of the new Market Fresh Kits from MSS... lol! And today I have another little trick to share with you. It's something that I thought of AFTER I made a layout for the last kit release. I made a tiled paper accent on one of my layouts and LOVED the effect, but it was way more work than I wanted to do again... and then I started to think about it. And realized that I was kinda silly to cut all those squares and glue em back down... haha! I thought up an easier way and I thought I'd share it with you!

So here's what I did THIS time! WAY easier! And I'm all about THAT! 

I started with a few strips of patterned paper- these are 1/4" wide. They can be as wide as you want them- use whatever scraps you have on hand!

I took a scrap sheet of paper (mine was 4" x 6") and covered it with scor-tape. Then, I carefully laid all the strips down in rows! I trimmed up the edges with my scissors and this is what I have here!

Turn the striped sheet of cardstock so the lines are running horizontally across the paper and get out your paper trimmer! I cut every 1/4" to make a bunch of strips.

See what I mean! Isn't that SO much easier! Now I can take the strips and arrange them on the card like tile! Such a cool look and WAY easier than it looks (I think!).

When you're taping the strips to the card, make sure to line them up so that the colors alternate! It's a good idea to make sure your strips are at least a half inch longer than you need them for your project so you can make these little adjustments! When you have it the way you like it, you can easily trim the edges with scissors!

I added a nice line of bright pink ribbon to really make it POP! Can't go wrong with pink ribbon! The light bulb (from the ON THE BRIGHT SIDE kit) was heat embossed on vellum- I love how the tile pattern shows through! 


By the way... there are still a few ON THE BRIGHT SIDE kits available! You can get it as a single purchase (for $31.99+shipping) or sign up for a subscription to save BIG (subscription prices as low as $24.99+shipping!!) These kits are packed FULL of product AND include an exclusive stamp each and every month!


I'm also linking this up over in the Moxie Fab World! Cath is having a Paper Scraps Challenge! Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by! See ya Monday!



  1. What a great card, Steph! Love the tile design. And am so happy for you that your hubby will be home soon. That's a great reason to be a bit quiet on the blog land. :)

  2. Oh wow! That's so fun. Cute card and great idea!

  3. Great card!
    I totally have a tutorial almost like this that I need to get posted on my blog. I did it awhile back but just haven't posted it.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Fantastic card! Thanks for the tutorial... The end result is stunning!

  5. that's very cool. I just did a similar technique with strips and ended up with a chevron pattern. I really love the little squares - I'll have to try that one.

  6. very cute! i like!!!! congrats on your happy homecoming of your man too ;)

  7. I really like your idea, so cute!

  8. WOW! I love how you have used the paper scraps to create that panel. Will defo give that a go.

  9. Hey Stephanie! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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