Collage cards

You will need

  • Scrap papers of different textures and colours
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or double sided tape
  • Card & envelope



  1. If using a card with hole measure a piece of paper to become the background which slightly larger than the hole to overlap behind.
  2. Choose a contrast paper and cut out smaller than the first.
  3. Take a small piece of paper and fold down the middle.
  4. Holding the fold, cut out as the picture.
  5. This time cut a parallel line in from the fold edge.
  6. Open out and you have a heart outline (try this out with other symmetrical shapes too).
  7. Arrange your design.
  8. Add extra pieces to your collage design (the beauty of collage is that you can re-arrange before gluing everything down!)



Other tips and ideas

  • Try out with different colour combinations
  • Try tearing the paper for a different effect to scissor cut edges
  • Add wire outline shapes with some sewn stitches
  • Tracing paper makes interesting translucent effect



Download collage card instruction sheet (pdf)