Pattern Mix & Match Card: Eye-catching & Easy Peasy

Put On Your Interior Decorator Hat and Make a Pattern Mix and Match Card

If you enjoy mixing and matching patterns in your decor or art, then you’ll love making this pattern mix and match card! With an appropriate circle stamp or hand written sentiment, a pattern mix and match card suits any occasion.Pattern Mix and Match Card: Blue & Maroon

I made two 5 1/2 x  4 1/4-inch birthday cards using the pattern mix and match idea. To pull the pieces together, just start with a patterned paper to set the color scheme. The starting pattern is sort of like the main pattern in a room, for example, the upholstery of your living room sofa.

Pick a color or two from the sofa to choose an upholstery pattern for the side chairs. Then some pillows and maybe drapes. You can either stick exclusively with the sofa colors, as I did in the brown card below or let another pattern lead you to new colors as I did in the blue and red card above.

** By the way, this pattern mix and match card design can use up a lot of scraps from your stash. So it’s like the supplies are free! **

Pattern Mix and Match Card: Brown and Cream
Supplies for Pattern Mix and Match Card

  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2-inch piece of solid color heavy cardstock, scored, then folded into a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch side fold card
  • Three rectangles of the same solid color heavy cardstock to ground the graduated patterned rectangles
    • 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches
    • 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches
    • 2 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
  • 5 1/4 x 4-inch base patterned paper to set the color scheme
  • Three rectangles of mix and match patterned papers
    • 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches
    • 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches
    • 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches
  • 1 1/2-inch scalloped circle die cut or punch
  • Scrap of light colored cardstock for the sentiment circle
  • A 1-inch circular sentiment stamp — or hand write/draw your own message on the scalloped circle
  • Your choice of color ink pad
  • Foam tape
  • Glue stick

All of these supplies can be found at Simon Says Stamp.

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Directions for Pattern Mix and Match Card

Center and glue the 5 1/4 x 4-inch base patterned paper to the front of the card. Then glue the smaller pieces of patterned papers to their cardstock bases.

Die cut or punch out the circle from the scrap of light colored cardstock. Then stamp or write your sentiment in the center of the circle.

Arrange the graduated patterned rectangles so that the smallest one is aproximately at the center of the card. Then glue them down with glue stick.

Finally, put a small piece of foam tape of the back outer edge of the sentiment circle; then glue stick on the edge that will rest on the graduated rectangles. Position, then press into place as shown in the photos.

Why not get out your scrap stash right now and see what pattern mix combos you can come up with?

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