83 posts categorized "Patterned Paper"

Bi-Fold Valentine
by Nancy Penir


Happy, almost, Valentines! Nancy here, and I have some inspiration that you can apply to any event/holiday, a bi-fold card!


Poppystamps' newest Tall Curved Heart Arch, fits perfectly with their Oval Fold Frame, which I used not long ago to create a regular A2 Valentine. This time Lets look at the Bi-fold style of card.


Cutting the Oval Fold Frame twice creates the base for your card.


The inside oval is the perfect place to add sentiment and/or decoration.


I added a band, as I found the folds stay closed better with one. Lets look at how I made my band.


Our sister company, Memory Box has cardstock collections in all colors. I cut 2 strips 1 1/2" wide, glued them together,  and scored at 4 1/2" on both sides of the connected band.


Decorating the band  is the fun part, and purely your choice. I used the long end of the scallop border edge and extra hearts I had added to the card.


Finished card with band, and ready to send. Note: I made my envelope, as the width of this card is a bit bigger than A2 size. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2". 


I frequently make my own envelopes, with paper weight cardstock.  Just be careful with postage. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope your Valentine's Day is extra love-ly!

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Best Wishes
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday crafters, Sue here with an easel card that’s perfect for the guy in your life. I have a hard time making masculine cards but with the right colour choices and the addition of a little plaid you can be well on your way for a more masculine project.


Today I’m using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Die set. This set can make a card that has a wintry feel but if you leave off the snowy borders these dies are great all year long.


I chose to use colours from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pad and found a plaid patterned paper that matched perfectly. I really like the little bit of plaid peeking out around the edges of the house, it adds some whimsy to the design.


The cardinal was die cut from red paper and I added a bit of dark red ink around the edges to add depth.


Instead of my usual white card base I went with cream to go along with the cream stripes in the plaid. I stamped the sentiment in the bird house door and added another sentiment on the inside of the card. This one is popped up so it can keep the easel card standing up.


This card mails flat in an A2 envelope, which I love! You can easily turn this into a pretty spring card by using pastel papers and embellishing the bird house with flowers and leaves. It’s such a versatile die set to have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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You Prickle My Fancy
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafty friends! Tiffany here with some Valentine's inspiration for you using this month's challenge of adding a heart to your project. This card was pretty easy to put together so let's get into the details.

First, I ink smooshed a piece of watercolor paper with several pink and yellow distress inks. The trick is to work in layers and to let each layer dry before moving on the next. Doing so allows you to build up some interesting texture and variation in color. Once the panel is dry, I die cut it with the Scalloped Stitch Frames die set. With the interior piece, I matted it on a panel of orange, patterned paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad with foam tape. Then I adhered the panel to an A2-sized card base. Unfortunately, I adhered the panel on crooked, so instead of starting over or risking the paper ripping by taking it off, I adhered the frame portion on askew. This helped to hide the fact that the panel was crooked and makes it look intentional. I encourage you to lean into your mistakes and/or try to cover them up, if necessary, instead of starting over!


Next, I die cut a panel of scrap cardstock with the Grid Heart Frame die and used it as a stencil. In my experience, the more heavyweight the paper is the better for this faux stencil technique, especially when using glitter paste. I spread pink glitter paste through the "stencil". I did not want the entire panel covered in hearts so I only stenciled parts for a more distressed look.


While the glitter paste dried, I die cut the Whittle Cactus Trio from light green cardstock. I colored each cactus with Copic markers to add dimension. I also added some white pen detail with an acrylic paint pen. After the paste dried, I adhered the cactus die cuts with foam tape and liquid glue to ensure it adhered on top of the glitter paste securely. 


Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Whittle Wild Animal stamp set and trimmed it into a strip. I layered the sentiment strip with a scrap piece of the same orange, patterned paper I used for the background. I just used the reverse side of the paper. Hope you enjoyed the card. See you next time!



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A sweet card with Kisses!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I share with you a adorable card with a lot of kisses!!! 💋 💋 💋


Awww! so sweet, really?

I love love our Cabin Snowglobe, I would like to use it for everything!


It's a Easel Card full of love!!!!


Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Awwww!!!!


Remember to visit our online store!!!


Happy kissable day!!!! 😘😘😘

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Festive Farmhouse Christmas
by Janet Katz

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I'm a big fan of the farmhouse look, the rustic charm characterized by simple materials and a good amount of white space. Visit any craft store, furniture store, or my living room and you'll see how popular it is. At Christmas, this style means buffalo plaid, wicker or wire baskets, unvarnished wood, bottle brush trees, and more plaid. With some black and red check paper in my stash, I started working on a farmhouse Christmas card. I used the Double Joy Die set and cut the background from the check paper. The Poppystamps Woodgrain Kraft Paper was the perfect choice to create the outline. It *really* looks like wood. 

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I wanted to set this off from the background but still use a woodgrain background, so I reached for the same paper but in the Cream color (also comes in white). Then I wanted to add something below the O to give it some texture and softness. I used the holly leaves and berries from the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Die Set. I finished off the card by layering a scallop-edged kraft paper, red paper and yep, more plaid beneath that. I was very happy with how it turned out and it was easy to make. 

The Cabin Snowglobe die set is the gift that keeps on giving. When I was cutting out the red berries, I had to cut red leaves since they are all part of one die. When I looked at the red leaves, they suddenly resembled a certain red holiday flower. I'm getting an idea!
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Cozy Cabin
by Nancy Penir


Hello Poppy Peeps! It's holiday time and I have a warm and cozy card for you today.


There's no hiding I love the gold lines in Memory Box's plaid papers, so festive. And so easy to bring sparkle to a card! Together with foil, any card's going to shine!

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The focal point of my card today is the new Holly Ring die, cut from gold foil and filled with a cozy cabin scene. It's a holiday card, but could easily double for a thank you, or any winter greeting.


There are several holiday paper packs in the Memory Box store, be sure to check them out!

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And don't forget the newest in the Poppystamps store! 

Happy Holidays!

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