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Making a Gift Wrap Patchwork Greeting Card

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This craft is a great way to reuse charming or memorable gift wrap from past presents. This is a page about making a gift wrap patchwork greeting card.


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I recently was offered a gift wrap sample book. The sample book was from the 1996/1997 collection and the idea was that the sample book was to serve as an inspiration for art projects. It certainly inspired me, and in more than one way. For this project, I turned small pieces of the gift wrap into a greeting card, but most importantly, I realized that sample books can be a great money saver for crafters.

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: one greeting card


  • 5.6 x 8.2 in pumpkin yellow cardstock
  • page from any old A5 size book
  • 4 rectangles, each 2.6" x 2", cut from matching gift wrap featuring pumpkin yellow as a color
  • 10 small 3D self-adhesive foam squares
  • small yellow skeleton leaf
  • 5 small feathers
  • small 1" long gold craft bow
  • Pilot gold marker extra fine point pen
  • box of matches
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • standard scissors
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)


  1. Score the pumpkin yellow cardstock to create a card sized 5.6" x 4.1".
  2. With the fold at the left, position and glue the gift wrap rectangles nicely together in order to design a patchwork on the card.
  3. Use the gold marker pen to draw "stitches" onto the patchwork design.
  4. Tear the page from the book to a size of approximately 3.2" x 3". Burn the edges of the paper with the matches.
  5. Use 3D foam squares to adhere this piece of paper to the front of the card.
  6. Glue the skeleton leaf to the front of the card.
  7. Finish it off by gluing the five small feathers and the golden bow in place.
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