Inspiration and delight

The joy that you find in making something by hand is unmatched. Knowing that inspires me to design projects that help you experience more of those moments of creative bliss and accomplishment. I mean, it's just fun, right?

I started with a birthday card

I'm Patricia Zapata, a graphic designer, and paper lover. I opened A Little Hut in 2004 and now operate under my name. I started by selling stationery and hand-cut paper illustrations. A few years later, I discovered cutting machines, and my business transformed. Now I design and sell downloadable projects that you can make yourself.

I don't have a picket fence

But I have everything I need and more. I live in Texas with my amazing husband and two children. I'm a fluent Spanish speaker (¡hola!), and you can probably find me on a bike Saturday mornings. Aside from paper, I love drawing and reading. I work on new projects while listening to music, podcasts, or watching my favorite movies again and again (to my family's bewilderment).

  • Simple or embellished

    You decide! All my projects are shown in solid colors so that the core of each project shines on its own. Take the creative reigns with patterned paper, embellishments, and colors.

  • East-to-follow instructions

    The projects that require more involved assembly come with step-by-step instructions and recommendations to make your project a success. Videos will be coming soon.

  • Versatile

    Many of my projects have more than one application. Artwork that's used for the front of the card can become wall art, a stencil, or the background of a scrapbooking page. It's up to you!