×

61 posts categorized "Patterned Paper"

Sweet Thanks
by Tiffany Pryce

20210530_124405

Hi friends! Tiffany here with a sweet, thank you card featuring Whittles from the latest Poppystamps release. I played with the Whittle critters previously so I wanted to try incorporating some of the Whittle food into a card design. This one was simple and lays pretty flat, so it will be easy to mass produce and send through the mail. Win-win!

I started with my base layers. On an A2-sized card base, I trimmed and added a piece of pattern paper from the Spring Plaid paper pack. For the last base layer, I die cut a piece of white cardstock with the largest layer from the Postage Rectangle Layers. I normally add a foam sheet to one or more of my base layers for dimension, but I wanted an easy to mail card. If you are missing dimension, but still want a fairly flat card, you could double or triple up any of the base layer panels.

20210530_124631

Next, I worked on die cutting all my card elements. Out of multiple cardstock colors, I die cut the Whittle donut, popsicle, and cupcake several times. I also die cut everything from white cardstock so I could add an extra cardstock layer to each die cut for more stability. If you ever have trouble choosing a color palette, a safe formula that I like to follow is to choose two shades of the same color, a complementary/contrasting color, and a neutral. In my card, I used two shades of purple-pink, yellow as it is opposite the color wheel from purple, and gray as my neutral. Try this simple formula in your next card to see if it works, but don't be afraid to break all the "rules" and play with colors however you see fit!

In a 3x3 grid pattern, I mixed and matched the die cuts in various color combinations. I adhered the die cuts askew so it did not have to align perfectly. I think it adds a bit more whimsy to the design. After everything was adhered, I added glitter highlights on each piece. I couldn't make a sugary, sweet card without any glitter! For extra detail, you could add glossy accents to the icing or popsicles.

20210530_124435

Lastly, I added my sentiment strips. From the Whittle Love Sentiments set, I performed stamp surgery on two sentiments to change their orientation. Don't be afraid to carefully alter your stamps to make them work for you and your card designs. I stamped them in clear embossing ink and heat embossed in white on dark gray cardstock. I cut little notches on the ends to mimic a banner.

20210530_124514

Hope you found some inspiration in this card and are enjoying your weekend. Take care!

20210530_124818

Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

Shake It Up Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

IMG_0274c

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am here with a reminder to participate in the March Monthly Challenge,  Shake It Up! Who doesn't love to make and receive shaker cards and they are so easy to make!

6a01157003623c970c026bdebff03b200c

I used several new products from the spring release on my card, including the pretty leafy frame from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. There are a lot of dies in this set and they can be used on any card, not just an easel card. The frame was die cut from some pretty blue paper from the new Ocean Blue Paper Pack. There are 4 sheets of 12 colours in one paper pack which really helps me with coordinating colours together.

IMG_0295c

For the background of the shaker I used plaid paper in pinks and blues from the Spring Plaid Paper Pack and my shaker bits are a variety of beads and sequins.

DSCN0725c

The sentiment was white heat embossed and I added a few butterflies from the Vibrant Violet Paper Pack and added shimmer on top of them.

IMG_0291c

Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

20210214_144123c

I can't wait to see your projects!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

Supplies

 

 

Diamond Sentiments
by Sue McRae

20210214_143520c

Happy Tuesday! Have you seen the new spring release for Poppystamps yet? If you haven’t stop by the store here to check it out!

20210214_143543c

I’m using the new Diamond Sentiments stamp and die set for this quick and simple card. I took the leafy frame image and white heat embossed it on vellum. After I die cut it I used a white pencil crayon to add shading to some of the leaves on the back side of the vellum.

20210214_143614c

There are so many wonderful sentiments in this stamp set and I gold heat embossed one of them in the centre of the diamond frame. The great thing about this leafy frame is that you can use it horizontally or vertically on your projects and the sentiments can fit either way as well.

20210214_143534c

The plaid paper I used on my card base is from the new Madras Plaid Coral & Green Paper Pack. I’m absolutely smitten with the colours and patterns in this pad and the companion pad Madras Plaid Blue & Violet. I really like how you can see the plaid colours and design through the vellum focal piece.

20210214_143459c

I added a bit of sparkle with the Happy Birthday sentiment die cut from the new Graceful Garden Glitter Paper Pad and finished off with a few gold gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great week!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

Supplies

 

Shake it up, Valentine
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0132

Hi and welcome to my post! Nancy here, and the craft room table is filled with hearts! A sign of the season of love, for sure! And who doesn't need some love right now?

Hearts and flowers... what says, 'I love you' better? And the Poppystamps shop is full hearts!

DSC_0121

I gathered my goodies, knowing my card was to be a shaker. 

DSC_0129

The shaker heart is filled with valentine sequins and hearts from my stash, and fit perfectly over the pattern paper from Memory Box. Products will be listed below, and will take you to the shops for purchase.

DSC_0135

You can see how I popped up the Curve Background die cuts, the height of the the heart shaker.

DSC_0123_wm

If you need more inspiration for your Valentines, be sure to pop around daily for the Poppystamps posts. And have a wonderful, crafty week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

Thinking About You Always.
by Pam Simpson

IMG_7181-crop

Hello everyone, card we do not like to make and send! But in this troubled world we are in at the moment, something we need to send or have made ready..Sympathy..

I love the delicate look from Poppystamps Tall Skyline Tree Frame & Soaring Tree Fame.. they also perfectly match to layer! as I have done. 

IMG_7175-crop

White card.

IMG_7176-crop

3D foam tape "Soaring tree Frame"

IMG_7177-crop

Layered up.

IMG_7178-crop

Background paper from Memory Box "Springtime Bouquet" 

IMG_7179-crop

Card Base..8 inches x 4.1/4 inches..layered using Grey card/white reverse paper from my background.

IMG_7186-crop

Topper of trees, layered onto Grey card, "Greeting Basic" sentiment "Thinking About You Always" and these cute! very handy Whittle Birds, few pearls ..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

Supplies

 

Noel
by Candice Crawford

IMG_3065

Hi there crafty friends! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Today I am coming on the blog to share another holiday card.  Yes, I know Christmas has past, but some of you may still be looking to send out your 2020 holiday cards, so here is another sample of quick and easy cards you can send out to family friends. 

Today's card is using the Festive Noel die along with the Christmas Quotes stamp and die set.

IMG_3053

To get started, I first die cut my background panel from a sheet of 6x6 patterned paper from the Memory Box Garland paper pad using the double stitched rectangle frame die. Next I adhered both the frame and the rectangle patterned pieces together to my green cardstock card base with some tape runner adhesive.  

Then I die cut the Noel sentiment  twice from the Festive Noel die. I  die cut the sentiment and frame cnce from a scrap piece of gold foil cardstock, then again from a scrap piece of red glitter cardstock. Next I paper pieced the glittered letters of Noel into the gold foiled framed sentiment using some clear tape to on the back of the sentiment to hold both the frame and die cut letters together. I attached the combined foiled and glittered sentiment to the center of my card with some foam tape. 

IMG_3056

Next I stamp the coordinating sentiment "Christmas is in the air" onto a strip of black cardstock with some Versamark ink. I then sprinkled fine detailed white embossing powder from Hero Arts and heat set the sentiment with my heat gun. Then I die cut the sentiment strip with the coordinating banner die using my Gemini Junior die cutting machine. Lastly I adhered the sentiment strip to the card with some foam tape. 

IMG_3057

And there you have it! Another clean and simple, yet elegant christmas card the comes together in minutes. I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration. Until next time.... happy crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies