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