241 posts categorized "Patterned Papers"


Sat 17

Woodgrain Hugs
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It is time to rest up, play with your favorite spring stamps and prepare yourself for the new Memory Box release....which arrives on Monday! The release is called "Under the Sea," and I know you are going to love it. Also, be prepared for some new videos!

As I prepare samples with the latest release, I want to share a card that features the Wooden Alphabet set. I love this set because it cuts out the letters as well as gives you the texture of woodgrain at the same time (you don't have to run it through your die cut machine twice). I find that it works for pretty much any occasion, even for those sometimes difficult to make masculine cards.

To make my card, I cut out the letters using dark brown cardstock and layered them onto a kraft colored heart cut from one of the Valentine release dies. I don't know about you, but I tend to use hearts year-round.

To finish the card, I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges of my heart and layered it onto some of the new Memory Box plaid papers.

Thanks for visiting today!







Sun 04

Paper-Pieced Crystal Frames
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings Friends. I wanted to share with you a couple of cards I made using the Crystal Frame die as well as some of the new Memory Box plaid papers. The frame is a great way to really highlight whatever sentiment you desire.

For the first card, I chose a purple and yellow color scheme to really make the card "pop." I started with solid papers from the Sunny Orange pack and then added elements from the Twilight Purple pack. The plaid is from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet collection. I cut out each color/pattern with the same Crystal Frame die and then paper-pieced them together to get the look I wanted. The nice thing about that is now I have a lot of leftover pieces to make a couple more cards.

To finish the first card, I added my sentiment and then cut out pieces from the new Layered Daisies set to build my own flower. Most of the flower consists of cardstock from the Sunny Orange pack, but I added a little Copic marker to the petals to give them a bit of dimension.


I made a second card using some of the extra pieces from the first card. I figure if you have your machine out and are diecutting, you might as well make several cards. To finish this card, I used a thank you die as well as some lavender and a little bit of twine.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. If you celebrate Easter, I wish you a happy holiday.






Sun 28

Stained Glass Floral Card - Video
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today today with a stained glass effect card made with lots of die cutting, layering and die stacking. Here's a quick video showing how I made this card

I used
1) Memory Box Stained Glass Floral Die 
2) Memory Box Madras Plaid Coral & Green paper pad 
3) Memory Box Pinpoint Burst plate die
4) Memory Box Wooden Alpha die
4) Cosmic Shimmer Colorful Crystal Tints in Yellow Citrine, Pink Topaz & Lime Peridot
5) Clear Acetate

Here's a closer look at the details:



And one last look at my card and Memory Box supplies used:


Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog each day to see the amazing inspiration from our design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Tue 23

Handmade Easter Baskets with Video
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone. I have an Easter basket project today using the Spring Plaid Slim line paper pack.  This is an easy and fun project you can your kids can do together.  Check out the YouTube tutorial, link below.



Cut 2 pieces of matching slim line papers to 8 1/4" in length, removing the hole. Choose what side is inside of the basket and what is the outside.  Score 1/4" along the top of the inside of the paper and score at 4 1/4".  Turn paper and score 1/4" from edge of paper down the longest side at 3 1/4"..  Score the 2nd paper the same way. Fold along the score lines.  This will create 1/4" flaps along top and along 1 side of the paper.  Cut the corners of the each flap.  Then cut the long flap at the 4 1/4" score only up to the flap.  Cut the corners on each flap.  Glue the short flaps and adhere to the other side of the  paper to form a box.  Cut a base out of matching paper to 4"x4".  Add glue to the flaps from inside of the box and put the 4"x4" paper over the glued flaps.  To make the handle cut a strip of paper 11"x1".  Shape to form a curve.  Add glue to bottom 1/2" end of the strip and adhere to inside of the box.  Add glue to the other end and adhere to the other side of the box.

Now for the fun part, decorating!  This is where you use your creativity to embellish the basket how you want. Below are some ideas to get you started.

I used Wild Glass Boarder die to make a a grassy board around a basket.  Added eggs die cute out of Delicate Pastel Glitter paper using the Half Dozen Eggs die and and bunny die cut out of white paper using the Gentle Bunny Die.  


I die cut the smaller flower of the Layered Cosmos craft die out of white paper and colored it with Pan Pastels.  Each flower used 3 layers of flowers.  Added a matching butterfly using the Glade Butterfly die.  Colored the base using Copic markers.  Cut out the top layer out of gold paper from the Polished Foil pad and glued it on top.   Arrange the elements on the basket.


Now fill with your favorite Easter candy.  My basket will be filled with chocolate.  







Tue 16

Just A Note
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a slimline card showcasing some of the newest spring flower dies. 

I die cut and colored Layered Daisies Die, Layered Cosmos Die, and Layered Fresh Flowers Die. I adhered the layers and set aside. 

*Note: for the cosmos flower, I die cut the large petals two times.

I die cut the sentiment and and shadow using the pretty paper packs, Sunny Orange and Earth Neutral. Adhere and set aside.


Next, I used the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die and die cut the bottom panel using pattern paper from Spring Plaid Slim.

I also cut two layers using white cardstock for the middle panels.

Next, I assembled the card. I adhered the panels using foam tape to give added dimension making sure the panels are centered.


First I adhered the daisey, centered.  Than, I adhered the sentiment. And lastly, I adhered the Cosmos and Fresh Flower. 

I finished the card with some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Tue 16

Tall Rainbow
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I’m playing with the Nested Globes dies from the Spring collection again and stretching them to make a tall rainbow. 

I started by picking out the papers from the various 6x6 paper packs (see supply list below).  I skipped the two largest dies and used the remainder for a five arch rainbow.  The papers were trimmed to the width of the corresponding dies.  The dome shape was partial die cut on one end, then the next smaller die one size down was used to cut out the arch, shifting and die cutting down the length of the paper.  I did partial die cutting when possible to not waste the beautiful paper.


The clouds and Pinpoint Burst background were die cut from Bristol paper.  The rainbow was also adhered to a Bristol panel that was die cut to the largest 3” globe shape. .  


The sentiment from Joyful Moments was white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut out.  Assembled the card on a white top folding card base to finish.


So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and inspired by some challenges, I made a fun unconventional one. 😂


To get the wider rainbow arches, the die two size smaller was used instead.  


And that is all for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day!







Sun 07

Plaid Floral Slimline Birthday Mail
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a plaid floral slimline card made with products from the new Spring 2020 release!

Here's a close up of my card:

2 close

Here's how I made my card:

1)  Stamp and heat embossed in clear, the large flower from "All the Happiness" stamp and die set, then die cut it out

2)  Color the image with alcohol markers and colored pencils and white gel pen


3)  Die cut the "Birthday Mail Posh Script" dies, background in black and in purple to stack, and the top part of die from white.  The purple paper comes from "Twilight Purple" 6" X 6" paper pad

4)  Choose matching plaid paper from the "Slim Sheets Paper Pad" and trim it to 8.5" X 3"


5)  Using the new "Slim Diagonal Collage" slimline die on the plaid paper, slightly off to the side and back the opening with the same purple paper in the "Twilight Purple" paper pad, then adhere that to the card base 8.5" X 7 ", scored at 3.5"

6)  Cut two 8.5" thin strips of black card stock for each side of the long plaid panel

7)  Adhere the floral image and word die to the front of the card and add a few water droplet gems to the front of the card

I really love how the large image in the "All the Happiness" stamp set is long and large, so it can work for both slimline, A2 and all sizes of cards.  The "Slim Diagonal Collage" die adds a lot of interest in your backgrounds and the choices of colors in the plaid "Slim Sheets" paper pad are all perfect for spring and summer creations.

Be sure to check out all the amazing new release products HERE

Hope you like my slimline birthday card!   Thanks so much for stopping by!








Tue 23

Happy Easter
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing an Easter Slimline Card. I used a few of the newest products from the 2021 Spring Release

  • Happy Easter Posh Script Die
  • Bunny Face Die
  • Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die
  • Spring Plaid Slim Paper Pack
  • Vibrant Violet 6x6 Paper Pack


A traditional slimline measure 3 1/2 by 8 1/2, so I used the slimline stitched rectangles die slightly smaller than the card base and die cut the largest panel. The smallest slimline stitched rectangle die can be any size you choose. I chose a much smaller one so I could see more of the pattern paper.

*TIP: When I die cut pattern paper I always use the same die and cut an extra piece from a sturdier cardstock ( mine is white) and adhere them together.

I adhered the pattern paper panels to the card base with foam tape. I die cut the Happy Easter sentiment three times and adhered them together. Than adhere the sentiment to the center panel.

I die cut the Bunny Face and colored him with Copic Markers. I added a small twine bow. I adhered the bunny to the center panel with foam tape.

For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you have a great week!

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Wed 17

Shaped Mailbox Giftcard Holders
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the 2021 spring release!  There are so many amazing products that it was a little challenging figuring ou where to start. 😂  But I ended up creating a shaped mailbox birthday gift card holder two ways, using the Nested Globes dies.  


First up is the more involved masculine version.  The largest globe die in the set measures 5.1”x4”.  I wanted to make it A2 height size, so the second darkest blue sheet from the Ocean Blue paper pack was trimmed to 5.5”x 4”.  The dome was die cut on the one end, leaving the other end untouched.  Next, took an A2 size white top folding card base and trimmed it down to 4” wide and approximately 1/16” shorter in length.  Partial die cut the dome part on the card base, ensuring the cutting edge extends past the fold like so...


...resulting in this.


Next, align and adhere the blue piece onto the card base using temporary adhesive.  Use the third largest die in the set and die cut the “mailbox legs” using the straight end of the die.


With the Ocean Blue paper being 110 lb and my card base 220 lb. (110lb. folded), I was not sure if the die would cut through it all.  I ran it through a few times with shims and luckily it worked and didn’t break my machine. 😂


Using the same third largest die, partial die cut the blue piece like so.


Score between the two end points to create the hinged door that when opened will reveal the gift card.


To complete this gift card holder, the Birthday Mail Posh Script was die cut from the darkest colour paper in the Ocean Blue paper pack and from Bristol paper, then stacked and offset.  Used two dies from Rectangle Basics to die cut a frame twice from the first blue colour paper.  The handle were two 2.25”x0.25” strips each scored at 0.25” and 0.5” on one end and adhered to create a loop with each other.  Adhered the darkest blue colour paper to the card base behind the opening.  Added adhesive to the perimeter and assembled to finish.


The second feminine version is simpler and the colours inspired by this month’s Pretty Purples challenge.  I made this one the same size as the largest die (5.1”x4”) and followed the same steps above to create the base and front.  But instead of a hinged door, I just used the smallest globe die to cut a mail slot for the gift card.


The Spring Plaid and Twilight Purple paper packs along with the Glade Butterfly were used for this one. Everything is pretty straight forward, but if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. 


And that’s it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






Sun 07

Plaid Hearts Slimline Valentine Card
by Angie Cimbalo

MB plain 1

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with 2 versions of a plaid heart slimline card, plus an extra gift tag.

The first version of the card, pictured above is more clean and simple with less detail and embellishment.  Here's how I made my card:

1)  First die cut a slimline panel 3.25" by 8.25" of white card stock with the "Pinpoint Heart Plate" die

2) Cut about 20 plaid hearts from the "Christmas Plaid" paper pack with smallest die in the "Double Stitched Heart Cut Out"  or the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" die set, or both at the same time if you have both sets.

3)  Glue the hearts inside the pinpoint dots of each heart on the die cut "Pinpoint Heart Plate" white die cut panel.  Below you can see mine after I had glued all the hearts down and started trimming off the overhanging edges.

Prep 1

4)  After trimming off any hearts hanging off the edges, adhere that panel to a black panel that is 1/8" bigger for a mat.

5)  Add the paper-pieced panel with black mat to the card base.  (Card is 8.5" by 3.5")

6)  Heat emboss in white on black card stock, the sentiment words which are from "Berry Wreath" Christmas stamp set and attach to card front at an angle.  I love that you can use this set for much more than just Christmas by combing the separate words into exactly what you need!

7)  Using the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die, I cut several of the smaller white hearts from the "Frosted Glitter" paper pack to use on the card front

 That completes version one, the clean and simple one.  Below you can see the second version with extras on it.

MB with extras

If you prefer this second version, here's what I added:

9)  Cut thin strips of black and white glitter paper from the same paper pack to outline the top and bottom of the sentiment.  Also place more white hearts inside the some of the background plaid hearts.

There you have it!  Two versions of the same card!  Which do you like best?  Being the clean and simple gal that I am, I actually prefer the first one.

Now, while I had my supplies out, I went ahead and created this tag for a gift basket:

MB with extras

1)  Used the same heart die from "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" on a white A2 size panel, then backed the opening of each cut out heart with ombre shades of Distress Oxide inked card stock.  (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry) I put the ink direct to paper so this was really a quick way to get the colors behind the heart openings.

2)  Add the stamped words in black ink, from the same stamp set, "Berry Wreath," then cut the whole panel with a "Stitched Rectangle Layer" die.  I punched a small hole in the top left corner and ran some twine through to tie it on the basket.

This is a basket full of cards from a Facebook group that sends cards to show kindness to people who are in need.  I wanted to add something to the basket "with love" and these stamps and dies were perfect for making this tag!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today!  I had so much fun creating these!  Be sure to come back tomorrow - you won't want to miss the blog posts this week - they will be amazing!   Thanks so much for stopping by!