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This page contains new designs for 2008 and 2009. You can find 2005 and 2006 patterns by using the links in the right hand margin of this page. They have been mixed in with the other patterns. 2007 patterns have been archived at the link below.
2007 Free Patterns of the Month

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Free Pattern of the Month June 2009
Fish


fish

Click Here to Print the Free Fish Pattern
Pattern Notes: To finish the card, add bubbles coming out of the fish's mouth or a fishing hook if you prefer!



Free Pattern of the Month May 2009
Ladies Shoe


ladies shoe

Click Here to Print the Free Ladies Shoe Pattern
Pattern Note: Several of the numbered strips span across more than one area on the pattern.



Free Pattern of the Month April 2009
Hot Air Balloon


Hot Air Balloon

Click Here to Print the Free Hot Air Balloon Pattern
Pattern Notes: Cut just the balloon shape as the opening for the iris folding, the strings and basket are done on the front of the card afterwards. You can draw instead of stitch the strings if you'd prefer.



Free Pattern of the Month March 2009
Easter Egg


Easter Egg

Click Here to Print the Free Easter Egg Pattern
Pattern Notes: This egg iris folding pattern is super easy and great for beginners!



Free Pattern of the Month February 2009
Kitten


kitten

Click Here to Print the Free Kitten Pattern
Pattern Notes: Like last month's squirrel pattern, this pattern is a little tricky to cut but this is such a fun project to make. If you'd like you could use a piece of string and a few beads, or whatever you have on hand, to dangle something in front of the kitten's front paw for him/her to look at and play with. Also note that several numbers span across 2 parts of the pattern. So, if there are 2 number 4's, do both 4's at the same time with the same type of paper or cut a strip long enough to span across both pieces.



Free Pattern of the Month January 2009
Squirrel


squirrel

Click Here to Print the Free Squirrel Pattern
Pattern Notes: This is a simple pattern but the cutting out of the squirrel is a little tricky. A sharp pointy blade on an exacto knife with a cutting board works best. Exacto knives are not hard to use if you just pretend your are tracing the pattern with a pen but using an exacto blade instead. The biggest problem people usually have using an exacto knife is that the blade is not sharp enough and/or they apply too much pressure making it difficult to cut.



Free Pattern of the Month December 2008
Whale


whale

Click Here to Print the Free Whale Pattern
Pattern Notes: This is a fun and fairly easy pattern. When you get to #8 on the pattern, fold your strip of paper the opposite way, shortways instead of longways like usual. So for Pattern/Color A, you will want to use paper that looks the same in either direction. No stripes, for example. You can add the water line to the front of the card before or after you do the iris folding.



Free Pattern of the Month November 2008
Santa's Sleigh


santa sleigh

Click Here to Print the Free Christmas Pattern
Pattern Notes: Cut the bottom of the sleigh separately from card stock then apply to the front of your card after you have finished the folding. Also note that strip #4 spans across 2 parts of the pattern.



Free Pattern of the Month October 2008
Witch's Cauldron or Vase


witch cauldron

witch cauldron

Click Here to Print the Halloween Cauldron Free Pattern



Free Pattern of the Month - September 2008
Dinosaur


dinosaur

Click Here to Print the Dinosaur Free Pattern



Free Patterns of the Month - August 2008
Rubber Ducky and Scottie Dog


Example cards by Marge from Oregon, USA:
rubber ducky

Click Here to Print the Rubber Duck Free Pattern


Scottish Terrier Dog

Click Here to Print the Scottie Dog Free Pattern



Free Pattern of the Month - July 2008
Complete Alphabet


alphabet

Click Here to Print Letters A - K
Click Here to Print Letters L - V
Click Here to Print Letters W - Z
Pattern Notes: A couple of these letters start with 0 instead of 1. Next to the 0 is a letter, that letter stand for the letters in the pattern guide such as Patten/Color B. So start with the 0 if the letter you are using has one and the letter next to the 0 will tell you which paper to use for that area.



Free Pattern of the Month - June 2008
Numbers 0-9


Example card by Rosanna from Brisbane, Australia:
numbers

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Pattern Notes: As with the letters for May(more letters coming soon!) each number was meant to be done separately and don't put them too close together that your strips overlap. Note also that two of the numbers start with 0 instead of 1. Go in order starting with the lowest number, either 0 or 1, and skip any numbers that aren't on that particular pattern. The numbers can be used for children's birthdays, anniversaries, graduation cards, etc.



Free Pattern of the Month - May 2008
" MOM" or " DAD"


Mothers Day

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Pattern Notes: Each letter is meant to be done separately. There is an M, O, D, A and U available to spell Mom, Mum or Dad for Mother's Day/Father's Day. They can be arranged on your card however you'd like, diagonally or straight across. To keep the paper strips from overlapping the other letters, don't put the letters too close together. Also note that there is no #4 on letter A, just skip that number.



Free Pattern of the Month - April 2008
Duck


duck

Click Here to Print this Free Pattern
Pattern Notes: Cut the duck's legs separately from orange or yellow card stock and glue them to the front of your card after you have finished the iris folding. Everything but piece one, the beak, can be done in all white. The shadows in the example card made it look like different shades, but it was actually done completely with plain white typing paper.



Free Pattern of the Month - March 2008
Easter Basket


Easter basket

Click Here to Print this Free Pattern
Pattern Notes: When cutting out the basket pattern for the iris folding, do not cut out the handle. After you finish the iris folding, cut out about 10 eggs. About 6 of them will go along the top of the basket so trim a straight line at the bottom of each of those eggs, at different angles. Glue down those eggs then add about 4 more eggs. Cut out the handle and add that last.



Free Pattern of the Month - February 2008
Handbag


handbag

Click Here to Print this Free Pattern
Pattern Notes: When you cut out the pattern for the handbag, do not cut out the strap.The purse strap should be done after you are done iris folding the handbag. We used a piece of a peel-off sticker gold chain border for the clasps that connect the straps to the purse.



Free Pattern of the Month - January 2008
Ladies Shoe


ladies shoe

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Pattern Notes: Piece #7 of this pattern spans across more than one portion of the pattern.



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