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Beach and Pool Paper-Piecing Patterns

Download our free printable patterns to make a splash on your beach-, pool-, and lake-theme scrapbook pages and cards. From beach balls to ocean waves, these piecings are perfect for all things swimming related.

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    • Swimsuit Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Dress up a summer greeting with a swimsuit pieced from polka-dot paper. Scalloped strips of solid cardstock give the illusion of ruffles.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Punch: Fiskars.

    • Beach Umbrella Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Shade the sand under a cute beach umbrella using a darker color cardstock.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press.

    • Cocktail Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Hand-drawn details and vellum "liquid" lend realism to this cool drink.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Pens: EK Success.

    • Surfboard and Palm Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Give a pieced surfboard a wavy design with border punches.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Punch: Fiskars.

    • Beach Tote Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Valerie Salmon

      Adhesive foam helps the sunglasses pop off this cute colorful tote.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co.

    • Beach Ball Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Create a simple beach ball piecing from polka dot patterned paper. For a quick finishing touch, Vicki poked a metal brad through the ball's center.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Brad: Making Memories.

    • Beach Ball Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Make a graphic beach ball paper piecing out of simple cardstock. Jodi gave her shapes definition by lightly outlining them with a fine-tip pen.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Pen: EK Success.

    • Beach Ball Felt Pattern

      Design by Deb Berger

      Using craft felt in primary colors, Deb pieced together a beach ball. A simple running stitch attaches the red and blue shapes to her yellow base.

       

      SOURCES: Felt: Michaels. Floss: DMC Corp.

    • Snorkel Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Natasha Roe

      This cute snorkel piecing would be well-suited for a scrapbook page about swimming or for a pool party invitation. Keep the look simple with basic cardstock and patterned paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: KI Memories.

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      Fish Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Natasha Roe

      Instead of cutting out delicate shapes, add detail to a paper piecing with a pen or marker, as Natasha did for the fish's fin and eye.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories.

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      Fish and Waves Paper-Piecing Patterns

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      To create liquid-like shading on waves, Cathy squirted blotches of alcohol ink onto a felt scrap and dabbed it on glossy paper. She applied blending solution to the felt and smeared it over the stains. Stamp a cat's-eye-shape ink pad onto white cardstock to create an elliptical shape that you can cut out and use to craft a fish.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: Ranger Industries (alcohol ink, blending solution), ColorBox by Clearsnap (chalk ink).

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      Sand Castle Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Kraft cardstock makes an easy sand castle piecing. Jodi smeared brown chalk around the edges to define the shape. A fun flag element adds some simple style to the piecing, making it perfect for any beach-theme scrapbook page.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Chalk: Craf -T Products.

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      Bucket and Shovel Paper-Piecing Patterns

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Jodi added dimension to this easy-to-make bucket and shovel by shading the edges and the bottom left-hand corner of the bucket with chalk slightly darker than the color of the cardstock. The technique adds depth to the embellishment and makes it look more realistic.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Chalk: Craf -T Products.

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      Bikini Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erica Hernandez

      Erica hand-cut this bikini's polka dots with a craft knife, but a small circle punch is a great time-saver. Experiment with ribbon bows instead of cutting ties from paper.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper.

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      Flip-Flop Felt Pattern

      Design by Deb Berger

      Deb sewed the micro beads to the straps of these sandals for an accessorized look. She secured the tiny straps to the shoes with a few dots of fabric glue.

       

      SOURCES: Felt, beads: Michaels. Floss: DMC Corp. Fabric glue: Aleene's for Duncan Enterprises.

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      Seashell Felt Pattern

      Design by Deb Berger

      Deb jazzed up the simple pattern by hand-stitching lines radiating from the bottom of the shell. For subtle texture she stitched a line of beads at the bottom of the shell.

       

      SOURCES: Felt, beads: Michaels. Floss: DMC Corp.

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      Lighthouse Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Accent a nautical-theme scrapbook page with a cute lighthouse paper piecing. Jodi hand-cut the white railing with a craft knife to create the delicate cutouts. She rubbed the edges of the piecing with chalk slightly darker than the cardstock and drew curved lines around the lighthouse to mimic seams.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Chalk: Craf -T Products. Pen: EK Success.

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      Sailboat Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      This simple sailboat pattern could be used on an ocean-theme page or a going-away card. Jodi chalked the edges of the green cardstock and drew light lines on the boat for definition.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Chalk: Craf -T Products. Pen: EK Success.

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