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For example, in this picture (ignore the logo):

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I love how the background is cute and made up of small, simple images. Where can I find resources like this background, or how can I recreate it?

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You could always try Google and search for "vector patterns", "vector pattern backgrounds", or "vector pattern maker". A few sites that come to mind if you are looking for vector backgrounds:

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You could also look for vector icons and place them yourself. –  John Sep 18 '13 at 17:56

I had misread the original question, and Matt's extensive answer covers the 'finding resources' part of it perfectly. But in case you want to re-create the background pattern yourself, you can do it quite easily using probably any graphic software.

The steps would be something like this:

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  • Create a square canvas / artwork for the background color
  • Add your drawings (you can use vectors, PNG images with transparency, shapes, etc)
  • Make the drawings semi-transparent (these are 20% alpha)
  • Making sure the design is seamless, and convert it into a pattern (in Photoshop, this can be done via Edit > Define Pattern.
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