How to make Art Squares

Have you wondered how you can use up your scraps of paper?  Well, this is just the tutorial for you.  It’s quick, easy, and pretty cute.



Corner Punch

Square Nestabilities (or a square punch or cut your own squares on your paper cutter)

Cut your paper into 1″ pieces

Cut out 12 pieces of cardstock or designer paper. See my tips for suggestions.

Use a corner rounder punch and cut one side and then the side directly across from the first cut side

Start to adhere your squares to the card front.

Continue adding all of your squares and finish your card as desired.


  • Use up your scraps instead of cutting into new paper
  • Designer paper or cardstock can be used.
  • Run designer paper and cardstock through the Cuttlebug
  • Distress paper before it is cut with the corner rounder
  • Try using just squares without using the corner rounder
  • Use coloured cardstock for card front instead of white
  • Cut four of each colour
  • Arrange cut pieces on card front before gluing down to ensure two colours are not touching each other
  • Add an image to the card front

Tutorials every Tuesday

Posted on : Apr 26 2011
Posted under Try That Technique |

9 People have left comments on this post

Apr 26, 2011 - 03:04:36
K Hutchinson said:

This is so sweet and simple! Love it! Looks like a little patchwork quilt! Super duper FUN!!!!

Apr 26, 2011 - 04:04:38

This is awesome – I love it! Clean and simple is such a favorite of mine and this technique is simple genius. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try this soon – I have enough scrap to make a 1000 cards with this technique.

Apr 26, 2011 - 08:04:29
Diana Enns said:

Love this and I may have to play with this technique…..thanks for sharing 🙂

Apr 26, 2011 - 03:04:37
Viv said:

Oooh!!! I LIKE it!!! It’s not just a pretty face, is it! It’s dead clever!! Well, I mean YOU’RE dead clever Beth! lol Love Viv xxx

Apr 26, 2011 - 04:04:10
ColleenB. said:

Love it!
Thank U 4 sharing the tutorial

Apr 26, 2011 - 04:04:49
Chris A said:

Great idea! I desperately try to use up scraps.

Apr 26, 2011 - 04:04:09
ColleenB. said:

Love It! Thank U 4 sharing this tutorial

Apr 27, 2011 - 07:04:30
auntie em said:

Fun and very easy to follow technique. Great way to use up those scraps!!!
Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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