248 posts categorized "Patterned Papers"


Sat 30

Such a Good Friend
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this plaid mini slimline card for a dear friend. I used a lot of different products today to create this card.

First of all I used the "Nested Globes" die set - 94532 to do some partial die-cutting. I ran card stock through my die cutting machine with the bottom cutting line of the globe hanging off the edge of the cutting plates so it wouldn't cut through the paper. Then I measured how long I wanted the oval panel to be to fit on my card front, and turned the die around the other way, again with the bottom flat side cutting line hanging off the edge of my cutting plates. This created my pretty oval shape for the focal point of my card and sentiment placement.

The leaves were actually made with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate 94381. I took white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the pinpoint die, then added Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon ink direct from the pad on to the paper. That left little tiny white dots where all the pinpoints were. Next, I fussy cut out a few of the leaves and added them around the edges of my oval panel. I also cut a black mat in the same globe shape to help offset the white from the plaid a little better.

Here's a closer look at my card:


The paper for the main background on the card came from the Madris Blue and Purple Plaid paper pad PP1014. I used the Layered Star Flower dies 94612, to cut my flower from peach, pink and orange Vintage Pastel Mirror Card Stock FP1002, and added a Pastel Jewels to the center of the flower and scattered on the front of the card.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Family stamp set CL5276, stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it! Be sure to come back to the Memory Box blog often to see the wonderful creations from our amazing design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Mon 18

Torn Paper Backgrounds with Layered Star Flowers
by Anne Thompson

I've been studying Chinese collage works recently which use elements of torn paper to create backgrounds and images.  For the three cards I made for this post, I used torn paper to create backgrounds for the Layered Star Flowers all-occasion cards.


Card One


materials used

  • white notecard
  • scraps of light blue cardstock
  • medium green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • green plaid paper from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink to edge the torn papers
  • white pearl paper from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • "For You" from SIGNATURE GREETINGS CL5272


to make this card

  • orient a white notecard so the fold is at the top
  • add a small strip of light blue cardstock at the top of the notecard...I let all of my paper strips go over the edges and trimmed the extra off once all of the strips were in place.
  • tear two strips of the medium green cardstock and three strips of a green plaid paper; use the Shady Lane VersaFine Clair ink to add color to the torn white edges
  • place the strips from top to bottom on the notecard, plaid-green-plaid-green-plaid
  • die cut three sets of the Layered Star Flowers blossoms from the white pearl paper and the leaves from the medium green cardstock; assemble them; add Fairy Crystals to the flower centers; add them to the card front
  • stamp "For You" on a scrap of light blue cardstock; tear around the lettering and ink the edges; add to the card


Card Two


materials used

  • white notecard, top-fold
  • papers from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005


to make this card

  • top-fold white notecard
  • tear strips of papers from the GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 paper pad--I used the red one with the gold Xs, the gold honeycomb paper, the penmanship paper, the two shades of red leaves--add to the notecard from the top to the bottom--red-gold-red-gold-red-lined
  • cut two of the Layered Star Flowers from the Xed paper and the honeycomb paper; add Autumn Fairy Crystals CRY101 to the flower centers and to the centers of the Xs; add the flowers to the notecard 

Card Three


materials used

  • white notecard, side-fold
  • light green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • plaid paper from SPRING PLAID SLIM PP101SS
  • flowered paper scrap from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005


to make this card

  • tear paper strips and add to the card front, top to bottom--solid, plaid, solid, flowers, solid, plaid, solid
  • die cut five flowers and three sets of stems; assemble and add to the card front
  • add the pale green Fairy Gemstones to the flower centers and the gold Fairy Jewels to the centers of the larger printed paper flowers

Tearing your paper scraps into strips is another way to use the bits that you have left from previous projects to add extra texture to a card.  Those scraps are often just the thing, too, for stamping a sentiment or for even die cutting a small image.  Try a torn paper background on one of your cards.

Happy Crafting!  

Anne Signature


Mon 11

Layered Star Flowers Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I have two more birthday cards today that use the Layered Star Flowers 94612 with the Happy Birthday Posh Script 94588.  

Card One


materials used

  • red notecard
  • printed papers from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 and GARLAND PP1010
  • tiny white pearls


to make this card

  • trim one of the printed papers 4 X 51/4 and add to the front of a red notecard
  • die cut the Layered Star Flowers blossoms from a flowered Garland paper and the leaves from the red leafy paper in the Garden Folly paper pad
  • assemble the flower and leaves clusters using glue or glue dots; add tiny white pearls to the flower centers; and attach three sets to the front of the notecard
  • die cut the Happy Birthday Posh Script from the same printed papers; use a glue pen to layer the detailed script on top of the background; add to the notecard 
  • add another flower/leaves set to the inside of the notecard with a scrap of the flowered paper


Card Two


materials used

  • white notecard
  • blue papers from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 (I also used a blue/pale green stripe from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 for the background on this card.)
  • two shades of blue papers from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • turquoise gems from CHRISTMAS FAIRY JEWELS JWL005


to make this card

  • trim a plaid or printed paper 4 X 5 1/4 and add to the front of a white notecard, fold on the top edge
  • die cut and assemble the Layered Star Flowers using one of the plaid papers and two complementary shades of the blues metallic/pearl papers from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad; attach three sets to the front of the notecard and one on the inside; add turquoise gems to the flower centers
  • die cut the Happy Birthday Posh Script from the same papers; use a glue pen to layer the detailed script on top of the background; add to the notecard 
  • add three more gems to the left of the sentiment and one more to dot the "i"

I love these little flowers.  You can see in the photo above that I made more from the Mirror pad papers that I will use on another project.  I've got lots of ideas percolating.  They will look sweet on Easter cards.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

Happy Crafting!


Mon 07

Hearts and Flowers
by Anne Thompson

I have a few more valentines today, and these use floral printed papers and glitter papers with the Sprinkle Heart Collage, a Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out, and the letters "love" from the Bennet Alphabet.


I used the same procedures for both cards but let's take a closer look at the one on the right with the red glitter paper.


To make this card...

  • I started with a white notecard.
  • I chose a floral paper from COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 and cut into the left side with the SPRINKLE HEART COLLAGE 94548.  I discarded the small heart pieces and secured the floral paper to the front of the notecard.
  • I then chose a red glitter paper from the GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007, added some Scor-Tape to the back, and cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage again, this time taking the cut out heart pieces and inserting them into the open spaces of the Sprinkle Heart Collage on the card front.
  • Next I cut one of the larger SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEARTS 94364 from more of the red glitter paper and added it to the card front with Scor-Tape.
  • I added Scor-Tape to the back of some red glitter paper scraps and cut the letters "l, o, v, e" using the dies from the BENNET ALPHABET 94582, and added this sentiment to the lower right on the card front.


For the pink card...

  • I used a floral paper from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PAPER PAD PP1006 and pink glitter paper from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP 1001.
  • I followed the same procedures as outlined with the first card.


And...then I made two more cards using the ROSE BROCADE WIDE WASHI TAPE WT499 and cardstock from the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 with more of the pink glitter papers.


One more week until Valentines Day...

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Sun 30

Vellum "With Love"
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with a different kind of Valentine's Day card that I made for someone very special!  It's not quite a full size slimline card but slightly smaller at 3.25" wide and 7.5" long.  
I have a video showing how I made this card below and on YouTube.  If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, just click on the logo in the video below and it will take you right there.  And while you're there please consider subscribing to my channel so you won't miss any new content!

Here's closer look at my card:

I have a list of Memory Box supplies used below and also on my YouTube channel video.  
The flowers are heat embossed on vellum in a rose gold embossing powder and inserted into the die cut opening in the plaid paper.  The sentiment is from the "Reverse Big & Little Words" stamp set.
Here's one last look at my card:
I hope you enjoy the video and my card for today!  Be sure to stop by this blog every day for more inspiration from our whole team.
Thanks so much for stopping by!




Wed 29

Thank You Memory Box
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing my last Memory Box blog post as part of their design team:( Thank you, Dave and Monica, for your generosity and the beautiful products you supplied to us!!!!  And a HUGE THANK YOU to all my crafty friends on this blog!!! I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!!!

Today's card is pretty basic. I used the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and embossed a piece of white cardstock. Than I trimmed the cardstock to measure 4 x 5 2/4". The card base meausres 4 2/4 x 5 1/2. I adhered the embossed panel to the card base with foam tape.

Next, I used the Bennet Alphabet Dies. This set of dies has two dies per letter. The letter die and it's coordinating shadow. I die cut the words 'thank you' from the 6 x 6 pattern paper pack Woodsy Plaid. I took the shadow dies ( the larger die) and die cut the glitter background from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. I adhered the plaid pattern on top of the glitter. Than I adhered the whole letter to the embossed panel with foam tape.

That's all for me...God Bless you all!

Michellesignature (1)







Sat 25

Spread Cheer Snowman
by Michelle Bala


Merry Christmas my crafty friends!!!! I hope you and family are safe and blessed this holiday season!!! 

Today's card is a mix of new and older releases. I used two patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad, Dashing Holiday, as the base. Attach the ribbon and create the bow. The bow is made from a separate piece of ribbon and adhered later. Die cut the snowman and use the mid sized Double Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame around the snowman. I used the largest Double Stitched Rectangle Die to create the frame. 

After I assembled the card, I embossed the sentiments from the stamp set, Festive Christmas Greetings. I adhered the die cut elements and sentiment strips with foam adhesive. I added some clear fairy drops. I embellished the bow with some bakers twine and bells. Adhere the bow with a glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michellesignature (1)





Wed 10

Peace Love and Joy
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.   I’m in full Christmas card making mode and am counting down with the Hallmark channel as they play Christmas movies 24/7 till then! 😆   So I have a mini slimline Christmas card to share today created with many products from the current Holiday collection.  

Started by die cutting the Serene Bird from alcohol marker-friendly paper and colored it with Copic markers.   The pine needles were die cut out of green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.   Shading was added to them using a finger brush and Rustic Wilderness distress ink (DI).  The pine cones were die cut out of brown plaid paper from the Woodsy Plaid paper pack.   I thought the bits of gold in it tied in nicely with the sentiment.   White gouache paint was added to the ends of each of their layers with a sponge dauber. 


For the background, mixed media paper was trimmed to 3.25”x6.25” and put through my die cutting machine along with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.   Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch DI’s were then ink blended on with blender brushes.   Arranged and adhered the bird, pine needles and pine cones to the panel next before splattering with white gouache paint for a snowy effect.


The Bennet Alphabet letters were die cut next out of gold glitter paper from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad and their shadow from scraps of Bristol paper.   Heat embossed ”love and joy” from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white 3.25”x6.25” card base to finish.

And this does it for today.   Thank you for joining me.   Have a wonderful day.





Fri 05

Spread the Cheer!
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome!
It's Angie here today with this masculine "Spread the Cheer" holiday card!
Here's a closer look:

Wm close

As you can see I used a lot of masculine looking colors and items on my card.
First I used the "Curled Holly Branch die" and cut it twice from a dark brown card stock from the "Earth Neutral paper pack, and once from plaid paper from the "Woodsy Plaid" paper pack and layered them slightly offset. I took Distress Ink in "Tea Dye" and inked the edges of the holly die cut. Next I took a piece of a brown paper sack and tore a square piece out of it, then ran it through my embossing machine with the Ringadings 3D embossing folder. I also inked the torn edges of paper sack square with the ink.

I adhered it to the center of a square piece of card stock 4.5" by 4.5" and added both the holly cut and a sentiment from the "Festive Christmas Greetings" stamp set. Lastly I added some "Autumn Fairy Crystals" to the berries on the holly die cut. If you look at the picture below, you can see just how pretty those crystals are as they reflect light. Just gorgeous!

Wm gems

Here's one last look at my card:

Wm 4

I hope you like my card for today. It's a great masculine design, if you are needed masculine cards for family or friends. Be sure to check out all the amazing new release items in the 2021 Memory Box Holiday Release. There's just so many awesome products!








Mon 27

*2021 Holiday Release* Holiday Wreath Card with Video
by Sara Cook

It is an exciting day.  I am sharing a preview of the new Christmas release. My favorite time of the year.  There is so many fun dies in this release.  My first holiday card features the Florentina Wreath die.  


Florentina Wreath:

Die cut the Florentina Wreath die from heavy cream card stock and from a mid-tone green from Lush Green paper pack.  On the green die cut ink the center with Distress Oxide Ink Rustic Wilderness and then Vintage Photo along the outside and inside of the wreath.  For the cream wreath add dots of Sunlit Gold Fairy Sugar glue to the round berries.  Let dry.

Smooth Pine Cones:

Die cut the smallest Smooth Pine Cones 3 times from a dark brown from Earth Earth paper pack. Glue the pieces together starting from the smallest die and stacking the next die on top. Create 2 pine cones that are longer and 1 shorter pine cone. Shape the pine cones using your fingers.  Apply Distress Grit paste with a pallet knife.  Let dry.

Curled Holly Branch:

Die cut the Curled Holly Branch 3 times from the same mid-tone green from Lush Green paper pack.  Trim 2 of the die cut  branches to remove the last leave and 2 berries.  Save the 3rd die cut to add in leaves and berries as needed.



Die cut the bottom Joy Posh Script die from the rustic orange/red paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pack.  Add double sided tape behind the gold paper from the Polished Foil paper pack.  Keep the bottom release paper on.  Die cut the top die.   Adhere the top die cut to the bottom die cut.



Trim the light brown and cream plaid paper from the Woodsy Plaid paper pack to 4" x" 51/4".  Adhere to a A2 size front panel from the same dark brown from Earth Earth paper pack used in make the pine cones.  Adhere to a top fold A2 size light brown card.   Glue the green wreath in the center of the card by adding dots of glue to just the center of the wreath.  Glue the cream wreath on top of the green wreath.  Adhere the trimmed Curled Holly branch to the bottom center of the wreath.  Adhere the short pine cone in the bottom center than add the 2 long pine cones on either side.  Adhere the sentiment on the top of the wreath and pine cones.  Add in extra leaves around the sentiment to fill in any empty spaces.  Adhere matching rustic orange/red embellishments from the Treasure Chet Fairy Gemstones. Stamp the inside with May the Magic of the Christmas season fill your heart with Joy from the Yuletide Moments stamp set.