Today’s card is created with Unity’s new Get Scrappy With Material Girl stamp set. It matches the Cosmo Cricket Patterned paper with the same name.  Make sure you check the blog hop button on the bottom of the post to keep viewing more samples made with new Unity releases.


My card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock. The edges of the card front were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. The patterned paper (like all patterned paper on this card) is from Cosmo Cricket’s Material Girl paper pad. It measures 4″ x 5 1/4″. The edges were sanded, then sponged first with Antique Linen , then with Walnut stain.

The patchwork background was cut with Stampin’ Up!’s Top Note die and the edges of the paper were zig zag stitched. Here is a video tutorial for the visual learner on how to create the background:

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Three buttons (S.e.i. Paisley & Petals as well as $1 red buttons from Michaels) were added to the top right.

The tag was stamped in Sepia Archival Ink on Gina K Ivory cardstock,  cut out and sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink.  I cut a small square of patterned paper, sponged it with Peeled Paint Distress ink and adhered it to the tag top. A small eyelet was set over it and red polka dot ribbon threaded through.

The swirl stamp of the set was partially stamped on the lower left with Peeled Paint. A dimensional flower was secured over it. The flower was created out of three flower images that had been stamped on patterned paper. In the center of the flower are three wires covered in Ultrafine Strawberry FlowerSoft. Here is a video on how to create this flower. The video shows how to create the flowers with grunge paper. Patterned paper works as well.

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I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. A 1″ x 5 1/4″ strip of Material girl paper was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Ivory cardstock. The edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink. The flower was stamped twice, once on the yellow, once on the red patterned paper and cut out, sponged and layered on top of each other. To top the flower off I added black Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles



I apologize for forgetting to set the Patchwork video to public. I changed the settings now (6:13 a.m.) and everyone should be able to view it. Sorry!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

115 Responses to “Patchwork Background”

  1. Beate, this is gorgeous..love the patchwork and your flower, just a beautiful card!!! So glad you are in the HOP!! Hugs…

  2. Beate – you are always so inspiring. I adore your fabulous card and tutorial!! Amazing work as always.


  3. Your card is beautiful…. i love the flower & that you gave us a tutorial!!

    Thanks for Sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  4. Beate: The video for the patchwork didn’t work for me. It said I have to “friend” you in order to see the video. But the flower one worked perfectly and I will be trying that technique in the days ahead. Lovely flowers too! Thanks so much!

  5. Super cute card, thanks for sharing!

  6. First video did not work for me either it said it was private & I needed to be a friend to view it but the the flower one was fine. Awesomew card & I luv those flowers!

  7. Love the card and have always enjoyed your tutorials over at SCS (unable to view your patchwork video either!)Thanks for sharing!! Blessings!

  8. This card is really awesome. Sadly, unable to view the view the video for creating the patchwork as it indicates that the video is ‘private’ Your tutorials are always super and really do inspire me. Thanks so much!

  9. Wonderful card – I aways love to see your amazing work!

  10. wow and wow! gorgeous card! and so happy to see you join the Unity team this week! love the challenge!

  11. Your card is just stunning and so inspiring. I just love your creative style and so glad you found Unity. I just love seeing what you do with them. Thanks for all the great videos too.

  12. fabulous right there!

  13. What a fantastic card, love, love the patchwork background. Love Unity stamps and the new Cosmo Cricket, great partnership…Again thank you for the great tutorial and fantastic card…

  14. Great seeing you in the hop! I admire your work immensely! Love your card – it’s outstanding!

  15. As always your cards are beautiful and are truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing and thanks for the tutorials. Love them!

  16. Thanks for the grunge flower tutorial! Awesome flower!!

  17. Fab flower and card beate!!! Thanks so much for showing us how!

    lisa a

  18. Your card is just stunning!

  19. Wowingly fabulous creation you cutie of a talent! LOVE the flower and your quilted bg! Super cute!

  20. You are the flower queen!!! What a wonderful card! Whoever gets this one will squeal with delight for days on end! Great job, as always, Beate!!! Thanks also for another awesome tutorial!

  21. I love your videos! Can’t wait to try out the grunge flower technique! Love seeing this combo of Unity and Cosmo Cricket!

  22. Wow Beate!!! Gorgeous and beautiful card!!! I’m so glad you’re part of the hop today! Thank you so much for posting the video tutorials! I really want to try making the grunge flowers! The inside detail of your card is absolutely stunning! Have a wonderful day!

  23. Thanks Beate for sharing!! Thanks for your great videos!!

  24. What gorgeous cards. Luv the tutorial.

  25. Amazing!

  26. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the videos too.

  27. What a pretty card! Love the papers, flower, stamp. Great tutorials as well.

  28. Fabulous cards! The videos were great as well.

  29. Your cards are beautiful! I love the flower on the first one, thank you for sharing the tutorial!!!!

  30. I love what you did with the flowers! Beautiful Card!

  31. So pretty. 🙂 You’re awesome, you know that? Truly. I cannot wait to see you again!

  32. gorgeous!! great tutorials thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  33. just stunning Beate!! I love that you include instructional videos! You are amazing!!

  34. Your cards are awesome!

  35. This is my first, but not last, visit to your blog. so glad I found it. Love your creations!

  36. Beate I just LOVE your patchwork card! (and I’m in love with flowers too…yours looks amazing!) tfs

  37. Great card. That flower is awesome. Thanks for the video tut.

  38. Cute stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  39. LOVE this!! Great tutorial – thanks so much fot it.

  40. this is awesome! love that patchwork background!!

  41. Darling card – love the CC stamps! Thanks for the tutorial.

  42. Thank goodness u had the video tutorial up! My cards never turn out this good. I can scrap till i turn blue, but i cant manage a decent card! LOL

  43. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorials too. Awesome card!

  44. Fabulous cards! Love that patchwork and flower! Great videos!

  45. wow Beate- your card is AMAZING!! I LOVE it!!

    & thanks SO much FOR joining us this week!!!!


  46. I LOVE the card and I appreciate the time you take to make a video showing how you made it! Thanks!

  47. Oh this is just so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

  48. those flowers are AMAZING 🙂

  49. Absolutely AMAZING! I so need to learn how to use my sewing machine!

  50. Wow! That card is gorgeous! I love the patchwork! Absolutely beautiful!

  51. I LOVE all of your creations! This card is ADORABLE!

  52. Beate, this is so gorgeous my friend. Beate-ful!

  53. Hi Beate, love the video, the patchwork background and the flowers. I can not wait to try my hand at it.

    SO inspiring!! The card is adorable!!

  54. What a perfect card — LOVE it!

  55. Great card. Love the grunge flower.

  56. Awesome cards & thanks for the tutorial!

  57. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the patchwork technique….great way to use up scraps!!

  58. Beate, you are amazing – thanks for sharing your secrets!

  59. love the tutorial thanks for sharing.

  60. beautiful! i love those grunge flowers!

  61. thanks for the video

  62. so adorable, love them both.

  63. So pretty. Love your grunge flowers and your patchwork background. 🙂 Hugs!

  64. Love the background! Love the card!

  65. Love it! Cosmo & Unity is such a great team!

  66. beautiful card wow, thanks for sharing your techniques

  67. Wonderful card – thanks for the videos!

  68. Wonderful papers- love the card you created and THANKS for the fabulous tutorial- I just got that die by Tim, so will play around making flowers a bit today!

  69. Beate your patchwork card is fabulous. I love the Cosmo papers and stamps!! Your flower is awesome too!! Hugs to you… hope all is well!

  70. Gorgeous Card!! Thanks for sharing the Tutorial with us!

  71. Beate, these are Beatuiful!
    Thank you for doing the tutorials,I know there is alot of work involved with those and time! I appreciate it so much.

    Have a great weekend!

  72. OMg Beate this card is amazing!!!

  73. what a great pairing – Unity & Cosmo Cricket
    looking foward to watching the video too

  74. SUPPPPPPPPER Cute! Love everything about this card–one of my FAVS:) TFS! And for the videos too!

  75. Beautiful patchwork, I must try this and your tutorials are wonderful, tfs!

  76. Beate, great card, love the colors, the flower, etc….your work is so precise and lovely!

  77. Love this! It’s just gorgeous!

  78. OMG! This card is fantastic. Love it.

  79. I love this so much – I loved the new Cosmo Cricket stamps before seeing this project but I love them even more now!

  80. Beautiful project! Love it!!!

  81. Love the cards!

  82. Fabulous card, Beate! I will come back after hopping and check out your tutorial- I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  83. Oh Beate, this is Gorgeous-ness amplified!

  84. So lovely! Thank you for having us by to visit your blog! So much inspiration 🙂

  85. So many cute ideas! Thanks for sharingwith us!

  86. I love this card and the set. I am so glad I got to purchase it today.

  87. LOVE that flower!!!

  88. Love your cards-they are beautiful!! Lovin Unity Stamps too!

  89. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for the tutorials!

  90. your card is just so lovely. and great vedio too!

  91. fantastic card! Love the rich colors!

  92. Ooo…absolutely FABulous!

  93. too cool! Love these!

  94. Wow! This is gorgeous!! Absolutely love it!!

  95. I like the stitching on your patchwork card–thanks for the video!

  96. this is breathtaking!!!

  97. Wow at your comments Beate!!! Thank you again for these wonderful tutorials…I had a friend whose B’day was today and I saw the tea light video this morning…so I made her a little cake to go along with her goodies…She was absolutely delighted!!! TFS ALL!

  98. That patchwork is FANTABULOUS! Your attention to detail is superb!

  99. Great cards! Awesome tutorial!!

  100. Fabulous cards! Thanks for the tutorials!

  101. wow, those are amazing!

  102. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Beate! 🙂 LOVE it! Doing a countdown here! I am sooooo excited! 🙂 Hope you are doing well! Hugs!

  103. Great projects and thanks for sharing the tutorials

  104. Beautiful card… Love the tut’s…

  105. What a fun card Beate! Love the patched BG. Gorgeous colors. :o) TFS!

  106. Love these…tks for the tutorials:) Definitely going to try making the flowers.

  107. Love the cards.

  108. Gorgeous card! I love Cosmo Cricket paper and the Unity stamp sets are wonderful! Too bad, the Unity website isn’t working. If it was I’d order the stamps! Perhaps they were overwhelmed with orders!

  109. Fabulous cards…fabulous tutorials! Thanks you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  110. Love the cards Beate… what a great colors Scheme for a family cards.. Warm and Cozy… Great tutorial 🙂


  111. I always liked the looks of these patchwork cards, but don’t have that die, maybe I will have to try one of my spellbinder dies, beautiful colors and pretty flower!

  112. Just gorgeous, Beate! I have to catch up on all your awesome videos!

  113. So fun and pretty! Love the tag and the bright colours 🙂


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