104 posts categorized "Patterned Paper"

Two For One Nordic Foxes
By Lisa Elton

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I have a pair of cards for you today featuring the darling Nordic Foxes. I pulled terra cotta, pink and gold cardstocks, created the foxes then decided where they should go! Lets break down each card.

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This one is perched on the sill of the Arched Gothic Cathedral Window. The window was placed on foiled plaid paper with vellum added behind the bottom window openings. I wanted to soften the plaid here so the fox would stand out.

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There are two layers to this window die and the detail is just beatuiful! I used ivory and dusty lilac cardstocks to create mine.

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Golden sprigs and tiny flowers also adorn the window sill along with a greeting for a friend.

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This sweet fox was added to a card base covered with the Nordic Floral Plate. I used ivory cardstock and left all of the pieces intact.

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The die lets you use it as I did, interchange, mix and match pieces to add color or even remove pieces. A very versatile die for your collection!

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I used a tag as a resting place for this fox. A tag you ask... why  yes, it's the negative from the Cathedral Window die used on the first card! 23  1006  005 copy

I used the vanilla one to hold the sentiment on this card! You get a window die and tag dies all rolled into one. That's a win win!! Oh, and the pretty little decorative tag on this sentiment if from the Basic Junk Jouranl set. A splash of flowers to finish it off and add to the prettiness!


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Oh Deer
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello , Marybeth Lopez  here with you, again today. Yesterday was a Halloween card. I am sharing some of the brand new Poppystamps Holiday products.

Today I have this sweet :Nordic Deer card. The Nordic Deer die set has so much in one set. I also used one of the birds from the : Flock of Birds set. The deer is darling all by itself but decided to use one of the new Simple Rings die so that I could add just a bit of background  .


I love the woodgrain cardstock , gives it just a bit of texture and feels a bit woodsy.


Not the best picture but this is how you line up the second set of legs.  I wanted to show you the back side of the die cut. Just match up the belly and front of the deer , it also helps to look at the picture of the package. When matching up the sweater just look at the placement of the one sleeve. Simple.


The greenery is also part of the Nordic Deer set. The woodgrain panel is from memory box . Most of the brown cardstock is from memory box Earth Neutral 6X6 cardstock.Using the East Neutral set helped with the browns blending together.



I didn't add a sentiment to the outside this time. I will add it to the inside. I didn't want take away from the simple screen.

Thank you for stopping by.  So many cute new Christmas , Holiday products.

God bless you.



by Meghan Kennihan

FinalHi Crafty Friends,
Are you a Crazy Cat Lady? If you are, you will love the Fall 2023 Release Whittle Cat dies from Poppy Stamps. I paired them together on a paw print scallop card.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many cats do you have?
A: Me? 0


I made a matching envelope for these kitties using the Large Stitched Envelope and Postage Die. I finished my card with the cute Marzipan Alphabet MEOW.

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A Christmas Tag and Reindeer Treat Holder
by Janet Katz

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The new Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit has so much to offer. Here are two projects I made with it:
While the kit dies are a blast to mix and match, don't overlook the tiny little stamp set that comes with the kit. On it is a tiny tree along with an outline of that tree. I put the two to work on a store-bought white tag with a gold hole reinforcer. I pulled together a rainbow of dye ink pads and stamped a row of colorful trees in rainbow order on the long edge of the tag. Next, I used black ink to stamp the outline on top of the colorful trees.
I purposefully offset the outline to give it a modern edge. I have recently seen a lot of tags that use a layer of vellum over a cardstock layer. I cut a piece of vellum cardstock (you can buy this heavyweight vellum on Amazon or at many online craft retailers) to the same dimensions as the tag and then stamped a sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set in black ink. With a little more time, I could have heat embossed the sentiment in black. I punched a hole in the vellum tag and attached the two with a deep pink grosgrain ribbon and cinched that with some teal and white baker's twine. This took just a few minutes to put together.
For my reindeer treat holder, I started with a piece of 2" x 5.75" kraft cardstock, I scored it at 2.75" and then at 3" to provide a .25" gusset for my chocolate treat square.
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I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners. I used a little slot punch to punch a rectangular hole for the ribbon. Next, I cut a 1.75" x 2.25" piece from a pale blue polka-dotted paper. Then I used one of the dies that came with the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp and die set to cut a tag shape from a dusty navy blue cardstock. A circle punch would have worked for this piece also. I die cut my reindeer head from brown cardstock, the nose from red cardstock, and the hat from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6 x 6 paper pad (PP1019.) I layered it all together and attached it to the kraft base keeping the hole at the top. Finally, I stamped in black ink on white cardstock and cut out the "Cheers my deer" sentiment that comes with the kit and adhered it below the deer head. I folded it up at the score lines and slipped my treat inside (a little double stick tape on the back of the treat wrapper will keep it from sliding out). I finished it with a small piece of white grosgrain ribbon cinched with both blue and white baker's twine and linen thread.
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'Tis the season to stretch your craft supplies, dies and stamps to make fun gifts for family and friends.
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Three Christmas Cards for Last Minute Inspiration
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_5Hi Crafty Friends,
Christmas is coming up fast but these two cards are quick and easy to create and the critters can be used all winter so if you order now you can still use them in January, February, and March!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas cards did you make this year?
A: Me? 140+

The first card is with the darling mom/daughter or father/son pair of Whittle Polar Bears.


I used the Wintertime Snowflake Frame Die to frame this duo. Then I splattered the entire card with white Copic Opaque Paint and added the sparkle with Christmas Fairy Jewels.

For my second card, I used the same Wintertime Snowflake Frame die but this time I created a scene with the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.
Final_4I splattered a beautiful blue paper from the Stormy Blue 6x6 Paper Pad with Copic Opaque white and gold watercolor paint to create a shimmery snow.

The Freestyle Script Joy die just adds the perfect sentiment for how this deer family is feeling spending the holiday together.

BONUS CARD! The Oval Fold Frame die makes highlighting sentiments and shape dies easy. I used it below to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Set with the fun Whittle Cocoa with Whip die.

I embellished the edges with the Scallop Tall Curve Border Die and added some holly to match the plaid in the Memory Box Holiday paper.
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Christmas Trees
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello to you all. Marybeth Lopez   here with you today.

May the peace and joy of Christmas fill your hearts at this time of year and always.

I have a pretty pink Christmas card for you today. I used the Poppystamps Iced Pine Trees.


I layered the trees a few times, also layered the snow edges a few times. I added glitter to the snow edge and simply added to the card on top of the beautiful patterned paper by memory box.


Above is the paper pack that I used from memory box. I used the first one on the left, pretty pink , red and gold. I thought it gave a minty look to the card.


Not sure you can see in the photo but the bit of gold in the stripe on the patterned paper , gives just enough sparkle to the edge of the card.

I stamped the sentiment in red to bring the card together and add just a bit more red.


Thank you for stopping by today  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

I hope you can find some ( good for you) crafty time. 

God Bless you all.