Paper Art Tutorial

Back in January I found myself going through scrap booking paper. I had a lot so I decided to make some wall art and later extended the idea to this Valentines card.

This was a fun simple project that really came together in a matter of minutes.

If you scrap book or make cards then you probably have most of the supplies around the house, if not you can always improvise or make a trip to the craft store.

Supply List

  • Tacky Glue – Dries clear -what a blessing!
  • String, can be any kind, I used packing string; yarn would also work
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Blank card and envelope

Creating a Design

Lightly draw your design on the card using a pencil.

I went with a heart because Valentines is just around the corner and I’m making this for Robert.

Once the design is established, outline with the glue, then attach your string and let it dry.

Cutting the Paper

  • Cut pretty paper into small pieces, they can be any shape you prefer.
  • Add each piece to the card with glue one at a time until the card is completely covered.
  • This can be time consuming so you might want to sit down and watch a hallmark movie while you’re creating.
  • Once the card is finished let it air dry while it’s open flat.

The fun part of this project is to pick the person who’s going to receive it.  My husband was the receiver of this card and he loved it.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!



  1. I love this craft using string very unique thanks for sharing visiting from thrifty friday I'm lorraine at

    1. I'm glad you liked it… This happened to end up being my husbands Valentine's card… Thanks for stopping by and sharing! -Carole

  2. Carole what a cute idea! Love the mosaic look. Thanks for sharing at TTF@

    1. I'm glad you like it! You know you could probably leave spaces between the paper pieces to really get that mosaic feel. Great idea! -Carole

  3. Jessica Lane says:

    You are so crafty! I'm a little bit jealous 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to share this on The 104 Homestead Friday Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Jessica – it's been fun watching your hop grow. I'll see you there on Friday!
      Nice to see you stop by! -Carole

  4. Nell says:

    I am just now finding this post…what a neat and inexpensive idea! I can't wait to give it a try.

    1. Glad you like it – it's kind of a relaxing thing to make. -Carole

  5. Ana Lopes says:

    How sweet! I love your card so much! Thank you for sharing great tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  6. This is so cute! I happen to have 2 canvases in my closet I bought for a craft a while ago and never got to…this will be the perfect thing to use them for! Homeschool art project, here we come! Thanks for sharing.
    -Miranda at

  7. Oh, wow, I've got some kids who are going to love trying this out! Thank you for sharing.

    Renee co-host of the #shinebloghop

  8. Love the mosaic look – I bet my daughter would really enjoy this, too! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark Link Party!

  9. momanita says:

    i LOVE this – i'll be adding it ( your link) to my FB page so i don't forget it! i need to try this w/ my DD soon 🙂

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