Disappearing Nine Patch Card

by Betty Traciak

Use paper scraps to create this quilt-inspired design.


  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paper trimmer
  • Square dies or punches
  • Adhesive sheets
  • Glue
  • Scrap paper or lightweight cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Cut or punch nine squares of scrapbook paper. Adhere to adhesive sheet in a 3 x 3 grid.

  2. Step 2

    Use a paper trimmer to cut in half vertically.

  3. Step 3

    Rotate 90 degrees and cut in half.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat for the remaining piece.

  5. Step 5

    Arrange the four blocks as desired and glue to piece of scrap paper or cardstock. Decorate as desired.

  6. Step 6

    Complete the project


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Disappearing Nine Patch Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

How do I get the deer used in the card? I want to make several cards like the one shown in the tutorial. Thanks.
Rebecca504  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 5:34 AM
Hi Betty, What a wonderful technique! Your cards are so nice and the video was very helpful with all the great tips on arranging the squares. I can’t wait to try this and out my DSP scraps to use!
bzzzeee  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 7:26 AM
Oh my gosh, so super cute and TOTALLY clever to cut and rework the design. smile Love this!
jheyer  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 8:06 AM
The deer is a Stampin' Up punch. It's the Deer Builder Punch. It's currently out of stock unfortunately.
tengrrl  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 10:06 AM
Hi, there are many deer dies available on eBay. I just looked. The card is quite delightful. Thank you so much.
deb1345  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 11:17 AM
Love it!!! I know a few quilters and they will appreciate this card! TFS - Dee
Dee S.  |  Wed Nov 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM
Excellent tutorial...!
Banker63  |  Sat Nov 6, 2021 at 2:21 PM
Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. I could not wait to give it a try. Posting it this evening in the Color Challenge gallery.
bejoyce  |  Mon Nov 8, 2021 at 6:57 PM
Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for all of the tips about choosing and arranging the patterned paper. They are really helpful. Anxious to try this technique!
iring  |  Wed Nov 10, 2021 at 1:37 PM
so pretty and great examples, thank you
Conniecrafter  |  Mon Nov 15, 2021 at 9:32 AM
Thank you for sharing I have fun using your technique in making a card. Thanks again.
Art Joy  |  Wed Nov 17, 2021 at 8:54 PM
Great tutorial! I love all the tips & tricks you give! I made 2 of the cards but can find the gallery to up load them to??
Crooked Stamper  |  Sun Dec 5, 2021 at 6:38 PM
This was one of our Holiday Blitz tutorials, so you'll select Technique Spotlight in the gallery categories, then Holiday Blitz Tutorials, and then a 3rd dropdown will show the Disappearing Nine Patch gallery.
dini  |  Sun Dec 5, 2021 at 6:58 PM
Thank you Dini!
Crooked Stamper  |  Sun Dec 5, 2021 at 8:20 PM

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