To get started, you need a piece of patterned paper, also known as Designer Series Paper (DSP for short,) cut 5 1/2″ x 12 inches. Make sure the pattern is facing up when you are holding the 12 inch side horizontally. See photo below.
Now turn your paper vertically and make a “tic” mark at 2 3/4″on both short ends. (This is the halfway point.) Next, cut the paper from the 2 3/4″ mark to the first score line on each end so that you have cut off a small triangle, as shown below.