Bits and Pieces


Posted by Maja Nowak

3 June, 2014 - , , , , ,

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Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

If you’re a paper freak like me, you won’t just throw away even a small scrap of paper even if you have a thousand sheets (and you know I have, you’ve seen my room 😉 ). Today I’d like to show you my favourite way of using up those bits to create fun cards – the patchwork background! 🙂

All you need are punches or dies – I use mostly squares, rectangles and triangles – and bits of papers 🙂

mdpatch10Then take a piece of cardstock trimmed to the size you need and arrange your pieces – I always start from the middle and go sidewards, glueing them down as I go, then turn the paper over and cut off all the ends that stand out.

mdpatch11You can go very simple:

mdpatch6…just take your pieces of papers and arrange them on a larger piece:

mdpatch7Or you can go a little more complicated:

mdpatch1…arranging your rectangular pieces into a floor-like design:

mdpatch2You can use large or small pieces…

mdpatch4…arranging them just any way you like! Here I put them diagonally:

mdpatch5If you like, you can also sew the pieces through to get a really nice fabric-like look:

mdpatch8mdpatch9Patchwork gives you so much opportunities and so much fun! And you can use really tiny scraps, combine patterns from many collections and create your own custom patterned background 🙂


Maja Design papers: scraps of various sheets from the Vintage Frost Basics, Vintage Summer Basics, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? and Life by the Sea collections.

Other: punches: Woodware; stamps: Lemonade; badge: 3rd Eye; flowers, lace, ribbon – from my stash.

See you later! 🙂