Animal Paper-Piecing Patterns

Download our free animal-theme printable patterns for your scrapbook pages and cards.

Funky Cat Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Cathy Blackstone

Cathy used scraps of ribbon from her stash to add fuzzy texture to her cat paper piecing. Use adhesive strips or tape to adhere ribbon lengths to a cardstock base. Flip the ribbon-covered base over and trace your pattern on the back. Use gems and brads for eyes.

 

SOURCES: Brad: KI Memories. Ribbon: Creative Impressions (sparkly), Offray (satin). Gems: Westrim Crafts.

Cartoon Cat Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

To bring this paper piecing to life, Jodi used pink chalk to highlight the cat's cheeks. She outlined the shapes and added whiskers and eyes with a fine-tip marker.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Cartoon Dog Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

Jodi created a star-shape dog tag, but you could use any shape to match your theme. To add extra detail, she drew in notches on the collar with a fine-tip marker.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Dog Bone Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

For this simple bone paper piecing, Jodi smeared chalk to create shading. She outlined the bone with a fine-tip black marker so it would stand out on a scrapbook page.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Mouse Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

Jodi taped a length of black string to the back of her mouse piecing to create a tail. Instead of drawing the eye, you could use a tiny brad for extra dimension.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Chalk: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Floss: DMC Corp.

Cartoon Bunny Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Christina Cole

To make the piecing shapes stand out against each other, Christina outlined them with a fine-tip black marker. You could get a similar effect by inking the edges of each shape with dark ink.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft.

Fuzzy Bunny Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jennifer Perks

Use specialty-finish papers or techniques to make your paper piecings more realistic. Jennifer used white flock to add texture to the rabbit's cheeks, tummy, and tail.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: My Mind's Eye (gray), Making Memories (white), Prism Papers (pink). Paint: Scribbles by Duncan. Flock: Doodlebug Design. Pattern: Vicki Boutin.

Deer Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Cindy Tobey

For her deer, Cindy chose light yellow paper with a subtle pattern to imitate the look of fur. She perched a paper-pieced bird on the deer's back for a lighthearted touch.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories. Brad: Queen & Co.

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