Sunburst Paper Strips Card Technique

Sunburst Paper Strips Card Technique

multi color sunburst card

I can admit it...I'm a patterned paper hoarder! But I also like to find ways to use my hoard. AND I love the look of a paper strips card. You can find a few strip card tutorials I've done here and here, and head on over to our Instagram for more ideas.

Here's an easy idea to use your patterned paper (or solid, too!) This is a great technique for matching patterns, as it uses the whole sheet of 12" x 12" or 6" x 6" paper.


sunburst card strip tutorial

Take a sheet of patterned paper and cut into pieces measuring 1"x 6" (or you can go bigger with 1 1/4" x 6"). Then cut those pieces on the diagonal.

Sunburst card strip tutorial

Now all you have to decide is where you want your focal point to be and have the points of the strips meet at the focal point. (You will cover the meeting points of the papers with your stamped or diecut image). Attach the strips to a card base and then trim off overhanging pieces.

starburst paper strips card technique

You can place the papers in any orientation (top, bottom or sides). You can use the entire rainbow of patterned papers or just a few to coordinate with your image.

sunburst paper strips card technique

Don't limit yourself...solids, florals, plaids! Here's another take on this card that is TOTALLY different...

sunburst strip technique with neon colors

I can't wait to see what you create! 


design team member kate deignan 



  • Donna
    I love this idea. What a great way to use up some of the scraps.

  • Debra Martinez vinton

    Thanks for the idea. Been wanting to buy the sunburst die, but I don’t have to. Can you my scraps.

  • Bev

    Thanks for this very easy and very cute idea!

  • Connie Bungy

    This is so awesome!! Thank you so much!! I’ve been wanting to know how to do this!!! I would imagine that I can use almost any size base and follow the same instructions right?! 🤔😮🙂

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