General Cards, Hand-Penned Petals, Seasonal - Spring, Thinking of You, Valentines

Patchwork Hand-Penned Cards

Today I have something a little different to share with you. It’s a fun way to make a set of four cards using a patchwork of Designer Series Papers. 

It’s actually a very simple technique.  You will need four pieces of Designer Series Paper, each a different pattern, and each cut 4” x 5 1/4”.  I used the Hand Penned Designer Series Papers.  I love the soft colors and simple patterns.  Plus it has a good blend of patterns that are perfect for “quilting”.

If you’ll notice on these two cards, for example, that the four pieces that make up the “patchwork” are exactly alike…same size shapes on each card.  

The reason they are the same size and shape is because all four pieces of the 4” x 5 1/4” Designer Series Paper is cut at the same time.  I clipped the four pieces together with a binder clip so that they wouldn’t slide or get slightly off kilter when they were being cut with the Paper Trimmer.  The placement of the cutting lines is pretty random, I just picked a few angles that I thought would work.  If you watch the video below, I do give a few placement measurements on the cutter if you want to follow more exact what I did, but it really is random.

After the pieces were cut, and divided up….four pieces for each card, the pieces were adhered to a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of Basic White Cardstock.   I then die cut them using several different dies from the Scalloped Countours Dies and Rectangle Stitched Dies to show a variety, but you can cut them all the same for more unity if you would like.  I also used the Stitched so Sweetly Dies for several of the sentiment tags.  The stitching on the outside seemed to make it look more “quilted” to me

If you would like to try this technique,  you will need the following supplies:

  • Hand Penned Designer Series Papers – Cut 4 pieces (each one a different design/pattern) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set (sentiment)
  • Special Moments Stamp Set (Sentiment)
  • Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
  • Dies: Stitched So Sweetly, Scalloped Contours and Stitched Rectangle
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock & Highland Heather Cardstock (Card Bases) – Cut four card bases either 4 1/4” x 11”, Score and fold at 5 1/2” or 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock – Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ (emboss)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock – Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ (emboss)
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 8 pieces 4” x 5 1/4”, (4 for patchwork, plus 4 for inside) plus scraps for sentiment tags, plus one piece 4″ x 5 1/4″ for mat (emboss)
  • Ink: Highland Heather and Blushing Bride
  • 1/4″ Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

If you need help making these cards, please check out the video below.  Have trouble viewing the video?  You can watch it on my YouTube Channel HERE.

Hope you will give this a try. 

And just a note:  If you watch the video you will see that one of the cards I made where I stamped an image and colored it is NOT pictured.  That is because after I finished the Facebook Live, I decided that I did not like it.  It was one of those “One of These Things Doesn’t Look Like the Others” moments, so I took carefully removed the stamped image piece and just added a sentiment instead.  And that is the beauty of making cards.  We can change what we do not like.  and for reference, this is the original card plus the card after I changed it.  Which do you like better?

Happy Stamping!




All Together PromotionThe All Together Collection is now available.  This is an exclusive and and early release collection that is available now with products that will be in the new Annual Catalog that is coming out in a few months, but also has some elements that will only be available until May 2, 2022 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  The 10 new Natural Tones Blends in five color shades will be available after this special promotion in the new Annual Catalog, however, the Stamps, dies and Designer Series Paper will only be available until May 2nd or while supplies last.

All Togther Image

You can check out the all the details about the products available on the ALL TOGETHER FLYER


Not familiar with Sale-A-Bration?  It’s one of the best times of the year because with each $50 product purchase (not including tax/shipping) you can earn one “Free with $50 purchase item”!  For a $100 product purchase you earn two “Free with $50 purchase items (or one “Free with $100” purchase item).  The best part?  There is no limit to the number of free items you can receive!  The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through February 28th.  You can choose from Stamp Sets or Designer Series Paper (that coordinate with items in the January-June Mini Catalog!) These products are not available for purchase and once the sales period is over, these products are retired.

You can check out the Sale-A-Bration Catalog HERE



February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to order!  This all inclusive kit has enough supplies to make 9 cards -3 each of 3 designs and includes card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, an exclusive stamp set and a Rich Razzleberry Ink Spot.  The other colors in the kit are Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz Soft Succulent and Soft Suede.  The Stamp Set features a full selection of celebratory sentiments like “You did it”, “Let’s Celebrate”, and “you are so fantastic!”  This is a safari themed kit and it’s packed with playful patterns – spots, stripes, squares and more!

So get out your “wild” side and celebrate with a little bit of safari fun and order your kit today!

The deadline to order is February 10th!   ORDER HERE!


February Host CodePlease click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my FEBRUARY 2022 HOST CODE: 7N7YVU9Z and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.

These are the products used for today’s project.  Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! site where you can purchase these items or get more information.  And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: 7N7YVU9Z when prompted!

Paper Trimmer




Paper Snips




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