262 posts categorized "Patterned Papers"


Wed 29

Christmas Tags
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have some festive Christmas tags you can make using rub-ons and patterned paper.

I started by die cutting patterned paper using one of the Nested Globe dies.  I also cut 2 plain pieces of cardstock to glue on the back of the tag to cover the vellum strip that I glued to the  tag.

Next, I picked two images from the Poinsettia Rub-On sheet and applied them to a piece of white cardstock.  The next step was the most time consuming part of the tag...fussy cutting the images.  

I cut 2 strips of vellum paper, stamped and heat embossed "Merry Christmas" on them, and  wrapped them around the tag. Be sure to glue the ends to the back of the tag.



The plain cardstock die cuts were glued to the back of the tags.  

I used foam tape to adhere the rub-on images to the tags, then spattered the holly tag with some gold ink. 



To finish the tags, I punched a hole in the top of the tag and added some twine for the tie.

That's it for today!  Have a great week!







Wed 22

Christmas Paper Quilt Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a card design today using he Poinsettia Garland pattern paper in an easy and forgiving quilt pattern.  


Paper Selection:

Chose 2 light papers and 2 darker papers, having 1 with glitter and one with a simple pattern from the Poinsettia Garland paper paid.  This will help with visual interest.  Next pick either a matching glitter or mirror card.  I chose a gold glitter paper from the Festive Glitter Pad to add a lot of bling so my card will stand out.  Cut the pattern paper into 4, 6" x 1/2" strips and the glitter paper into 5, 1/4" x 6" strips.

Card Base:

Take an A2 size light card base, any color, and draw a line down the middle in both directions.  Cut a light weight paper to 2" square. Adhere in the center like a diamond, lining up the corners of the square with the lines on the card base.  This ensures the square is center.  

Paper Pattern:

Start with 1 pcs of the pattern paper by applying adhesive to the back, recommending to use tape or a collage medium.  If using liquid adhesive use one with very little water like Kraft Tacky glue or collage medium.  Place your first piece to line up with the end of the center and along the side.  For the next piece line it up along the center pcs with one end at the first paper. Continue to go around the card lining up the paper.  Alter between either the 2 dark papers or 2 gold fold paper for a better visual effect at the end.  Trim off excess as you go and use the smaller strips to fill in. If the paper doesn't line up completely don't worry the strips of glitter paper help hide that.  Now glue the strips of glitter paper over the seams of the paper in the same pattern.  Trimming off the excess to use for the smaller sections.


Center Square:

Die cut the 3 smaller dies from the Small Poinsettia Layers from white card stock.  Ink blend with Distress Ketch Flamingo and in the center with Lumberjack Plaid.  Die cut the center from the same glitter paper.  Adhere together.  Die cut the outline die from Brilliant Joy from mirror gold paper from the Rainbow Reflections pad.  Save the letters.  Cut one of the plan lighter pattern paper to 2" square and ink blend around the Distress Ground Espresso.  Cut the glitter paper to 2 1/4" square.  Adhere together with liquid glue.  



Adhere the card base on a A2 size card.  Adhere the center square to the center.  Adhere the JOY die cut to the center and then adhere the poinsettia to the center of the O.  






Tue 31

Aurora Snowflake Holiday Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today and I want to wish you a Happy Halloween!

Here in my part of Texas we are having our first freeze warning and the temperature has been super cold for this time of year - poor kiddos going trick or treating!  They are going to have to dress super warm for this holiday!!! 

Well, since it's so cold around here,  I'm featuring some beautiful snowflake products that were in the 2023 Christmas new release.  I have two cards for you today using a panel I used the emboss resist technique on.  

First I stamped and heat embossed in translucent embossing powder, the larger Aurora Snowflake background rubber stamp on a large panel of thick white card stock.  I next inked the background with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and an inking tool.  I also used the Snow Flurries stencil and put it on top of the panel and used a white gel pen to make lots of dots (like tiny snow dots) on the panel for more interest.  It took a little time, but I like the way it turned out.

I inked a little past the stamp on just the white non-embossed portion so I could use that part to heat emboss the sentiment for card #1 with white embossing powder.  Just be sure you wait until the inking dries before you stamp and heat emboss the sentiment so the powder won't stick to the inking.  Here's a super close look at the Aurora Snowflake on card #1:

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As you can see I cut that new 2 piece die from both a white and a light blue glitter paper and layered the frame over the blue one, then added small red jewels and one larger crystal to the center.

I took the emboss resist panel and cut a frame using the the largest and 3rd largest dies from the A2 Rectangle die set.  I will use the center section for my 2nd card.  On the front of the card base, I inked the front with the same color ink, using the Snow Flurries stencil.  Here's a look at the dots it created on the card front.

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I added the sentiment strip to the bottom of the card and then the outside frame on top of it.  Lastly I added the beautiful large Aurora Snowflake to the card front.  Here's one last look at card #1:

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Here's a look at my second card:

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As you can see I used the inside rectangle from the heat resist panel.  I also added inked dots to the card front of this card.  I took red/foil paper from the Poinsettia Garland paper pad and used the largest two dies from the same rectangle frame die set to cut a thin frame for around the card front.  I used the same paper and cut the Merry Christmas Streamlined Script sentiment die from.  I also cut two extra sentiments from thick white card and stacked all 3 together for a more substantial and sturdier sentiment.  Here's a closer look at that. 

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I added the frame to the outer edge with glue, the heat resist panel in the middle.  Next I added tiny red jewels to the snowflake centers.  Lastly I added the sentiment at an angle.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today and also have inspired you to create some fun snowflake cards for the holidays.  If you'd like more info and links to products, check out my blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!






Wed 25

Christmas Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I enjoy making gift tags for the holiday season.  Having a smaller space to work with help with creativity for me.  There are a lot of smaller dies in this year release that are perfect sized for gift tags.  


Tag Bas.

I used a trimmer that cuts at a 45 degree angle to create the base tag. The tag is 2 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" tall and then the upper corners are cut at a 45 degree angle.  Select and trim the front and back to the base size. I used white card stock to create the first one with the trimmer and then fussy cut the rest of the tags by using temporary tape to hold in place while cutting on the angle for the rest.  For the front panels I used the Poinsettia Garland pattern paper.  I chose papers with subtle backgrounds.  then ink blended the sides with a darker ink then the paper.  


Focal points:

For the brown tags I used the Poinsettia Stem die and Vintage Lantern and die cut out of white card stock.  Ink blended the flower with Lumberjack Plaid and Ketch Flamingo.  The stem and leaves where Pealed Paint and Rustic Wilderness.  I did add a little Vintage Photo to darken up some areas of the leaves.  The center was Squeezed Lemon Aide and Mustard Seed.  The lantern was colored first with black then Gilded Foundry Wax.  Then it was too bright and toned it down with Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon and rubbed in with my finger.  I then added some shading using a black Distess Crayon applying it with a damp paint brush.  The candle I used watercolor markers in a light yellow and orange for the flame and a tope and light olive green for the base.  

For the aqua tags I kept is simpler.  I used the Aurora Snowflake die cut in white card stock and left it as is.  For the last tag I used the Classic Pair of Ice Skates. Die cut from white and the blade out of silver from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  I ink blended the boot portion with Fresh Ink Silicone Blue around the outside edge. The base I ink blended with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used a matching embroidery floss and a needle to thread up the skates and to hang from the top of the tag.  



On the white backs I stamped To and From from the Birch Press Designs Glide Tidings clear stamp set.  I adhered the front to the back.  Then punched the hole in the center top. I added the focal points and a sentiment with the new Rose and White Greeting tabs.  Tied some gold ribbon through the hole.






Sun 15

Pretty in Pink Merry Christmas
by Anne Thompson

As a two-time survivor of breast cancer I was inspired by Trina's post yesterday to work up a pretty in pink card also in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

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to make this card

  • cover the front of a white note card with one of the pretty pink poinsettia papers from the POINSETTIA GARLAND PP1024 6X6 paper pad

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  • use a fingertip dauber and pink ink to lightly add pink to the raised image and around the edges of the embossed panel

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  • add the large poinsettia to the center of the embossed panel using dimensional foam tape and then adhere that panel to the front of the note card
  • add one of the AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101 to the poinsettia center

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  • to finish the card select one of the extra thick gold foiled WHITE TABS ST1001 that says "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and add it (I used Scor-Tape on the back) near the stem base

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And that's it! 

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I like this particular embossing folder because of the open space in the center for adding any number of holiday elements--rub ons, die cuts, stamped images--from the Memory Box 2023 Christmas Collection.  And I love that both of the embossing folders--Poinsettia Corner and Perfect Poinsettias come with coordinating dies.  I'm just getting started with holiday cards and I have so many more to make.  I think I'll be making multiples of this design.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

(Think I may need to update my photo since I've added streaks of mermaid teal to all the white this week...and my hair is now quite a bit longer...)


Mon 25

Warm Wishes Bundled Bird Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone. I have another holiday card featuring the Bundled Bird layered die set.




Die cut the bird from heavy weight cream card stock.  Ink blend the different layers with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress ink.  Use Ripe Persimmon for the beak.  Follow the image on the packaging for ink blending and adhering the bird layers together.  I did add some foam tape under the tops of the wings. Die cut the hat and scarf from red and white stock. Ink blend the bottom die cut for the fur with Fresh Ink Silicone Blue.  Ink blend the bottom sections of the hat and scarf with  Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Adhere together using the packaging as a guide.



Die cut the nest from heavy weight cream card stock.  Ink blend the different layers with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. Follow the image on the packaging for ink blending and adhering the bird layers together.  tip do NOT glue the front part of the nest so you can tuck in the bird when assembling.



Die cut the Forest Pine Branch from the same cream card stock. Ink blend the pine needles with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink.  Use a dark brown watercolor marker to color in the branch. I did die cut another branch from dark brown card stock and adhered it to the back.  


Die cut Best Wishes Tender Script bottom from red card stock and the top with red.  Ink blend the the bottom die cut with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Adhere the 2 together.  White heat emboss "warm" from warm wishes stamp from the Shining Star stamp set on red card stock ink blend with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Fussy cut out the sentiment.


Trim down a light red/pink paper from the Poinsettia Plaid paper pad to 4" x 5 1/4".  Adhere to a A2 white card.  Adhere the sentiment to the bottom center, then the branch, nest and bird, inserting into the nest.  





Mon 18

Snowy Scene Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is an exciting day!  Christmas 2023 release is here!!! it is my favorite time of the year.  I have a snow globe tag card today.  There is so many different products released and I couldn't help but us a lot of them.  



Stamp the Aurora Snowflake on a 4" x 5 1/4" white card stock with VersaMark ink.  Heat emboss using a clear glitter embossing powder.  

Globe Tag:

Die cut the 3rd from largest Nest Globes die from white card stock.  Ink blend using Fresh Ink Silicone Blue.  Add snow bu using the Snow Flurries stencil and white texture base on the top 2/3 of the tag.  Let dry.  Use a hole punch to add a hole at the top center of the tag.  Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from Kraft card stock.  Add some shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Add dries white glue to the tops of the tree and then cover with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  Let dry Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from white card stock and trim off the trees.  Ink with VersaMark ink and heat embossing using the same embossing power as for the background.  Adhere the Winter Tree Arch to the tag and then the snow bank on top of the trees.  Add foam tape to the back.



Die cut the deer from the Snowglobe Backer die set from Kraft card stock.  Add shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Use a white gel pen to the ears, tail and upper back.  Use a black gel pen for the eye, nose, and hooves.  Glue the antlers to the of the head.


Die cut the Small Poinsettia Layers from a light pink card stock.  Ink blend from the center out and in the cuts with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Also ink the outline circle die cut with the same ink and adhere to the hole in the tag. Die cut the center and Classic Pine Needle Sprigs from  shiny gold paper in the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Adhere the layers of the poinsettia.



Adhere the background panel to a A2 Kraft card.  Ink up bakers twine with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink. Let dry.  Tie to the top of the tag. Adhere the tape to the center with the foam tape.  Adhere the dear to the upper center of the snow bank.  Adhere the pine needle sprigs and poinsettia to the lower left side of the tag.  Add a Rose Greeting tab to the lower right hand side.





Sat 26

Monochromatic Halloween Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a monochromatic Halloween card featuring a lot of the fall release dies.  This design can use any of the other color options of the Magnolia Grove leaf paper.  Their is matching papers in both paper pads that will coordinate nicely.  



Trim down the brownish leaf paper in the Magnolia Grove paper pad to A2 size.  Ink blend Distress Oxide Black Shoot around the edges. Die cut the Fanciful Gilded Frame from white paper from the Vintage Paper Mirror pad.  Adhere the frame die cut to the pattern paper.


Pumpkin and Sentiment:

Die cut the Autumn Pumpkin and the top Happy Halloween Posh Scrip from a white paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. Die cut the bottom of the Happy Halloween Posh Scrip die from the same leaf pattern paper from the Magnolia Grove pad.  Ink blend with Distress Oxide Black shoot.  Die cut the bottom again from black card stock 2x.  Adhere the 3 layers together with the pattern paper on top.  Adhere the top die cut. 


Ink blend 2 pcs of white card stock with Distress Oxide.  1 with Lost Shadow and the other with Hickory Smoke.  Platter with Distress Mica Stain Iron Gate and Black Shoot.  Let Dry.  Die cut both with Layered Greenery Stems.  Adhere the 2 die cuts together using 1 each of the 2 different shades.



Adhere the stems and pumpkin the the center of the card.  Adhere the sentiment at the bottom of the die cards using foam tape.  Adhere to a A2 size card.








Thu 20

Gold & Plaid Gracious Floral Collection
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today!   I have this fun plaid "Thank You" card I made for a friend using the newly released "Gracious Floral" products.

To make my card I took the center floral die and cut it from a piece of polished gold paper that was attached to a piece of card stock.  That paper is quite thin so to get a deeper impression later when I emboss it, I want it to be thicker.  After the shape was cut out, I opened the 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  It gave the flower lovely dimension as you can see in the picture below.
I cut a piece of plaid paper to add the the bottom of the card base and then topped it with a thin strip of gold and another thin strip of black card stock.  The sentiment from the Gracious Floral stamp set, was heat embossed in white on black card stock.  I added the gold flower and sentiment to the card with foam tape and glue.  Here's another look:

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I made one more card using the Memory Box papers and the gold polished foil and here it is:
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The paper is from the Magnolia Grove and I used the large floral die from the stamp set to cut the image out and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the 3D embossing folder.  The sentiment is a 2 piece die called Hugs Tender Script.  It's so shiny in real life!
I hope you like my cards for today.  I really like how it turned out.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!








Wed 14

Magnolia Panel Cards
by Anne Thompson

The two cards today began with panels using the Magnolia Rub-On Transfers.

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the card on the left stacked layers

  • white notecard base 
  • one of the plaids from MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 cut 5 1/4 X 4
  • another lighter pink plaid from MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 cut 5 X 3 1/4 
  • a flowered paper from MAGNOLIA GROVE PP1022 cut 4 3/4 X 3
  • white card stock with the magnolia flowering branch from MAGNOLIA RUB-ON TRANSFERS RUB101 trimmed to 4 1/2 X 1 1/2
  • BACKYARD WREN 94723 cut twice from a light plaid and a dark plaid, MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021, beak colored with a yellow Prismacolor pencil, adhered to the bottom of the panel

the card on the right stacked layers

  • white note card base
  • black card stock cut 5 1/4 X 4
  • floral paper from MAGNOLIA GROVE PP1022 cut 5 X 3 3/4
  • black card stock cut 4 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • white card stock with magnolia flowering branch from MAGNOLIA RUB-ON TRANSFERS RUB101 trimmed to 4 1/2 X 2

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Magnolia Plaid PP1021

Magnolia Grove PP1022

Magnolia Rub-On Transfers RUB101

Backyard Wren 94723