51 posts categorized "Woodgrain paper"


Mon 02

Nautical Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I am sharing a simple nautical birthday card today.

Started by creating the life preserver.  Used two Circle Basics dies to die cut a ring from white cardstock and another from Ocean Blue paper.  Used scissors to cut sections from the blue one and adhered them onto the white one.  The ropes were die cut from white paper, then light gray dye ink was applied to the edges with a detailed blender tool.  Assembled the life preserver, then added shading to it with a cool gray Copic marker. 


 The background is Bristol paper embossed with the Waves 3D embossing folder.  I used the debossed side.  I also wanted the opening of the life preserver to be distinct from the waves background, so a circle was die cut from white woodgrain paper to back it.  The sentiment from Signature Greetings stamp set was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and fussy cut out before the card was assembled onto a white card base to finish.


Pretty straight forward.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 






Thu 21

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun Birthday card for you using more new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I began by die cutting one of the Nested Globes from white cardstock and stenciling on top of it with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink.  Next, I lightly inked around the edge of the die cut with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.  I also used Hickory Smoke ink and a blending brush to add ink to a White Woodgrain cardstock panel.  This brings out the texture in the cardstock.  I glued my globe die cut to the paper and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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 I die cut the large leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set using white cardstock and inked them with Distress Oxide Inks.  I glued the leaves in place over the globe die cut and spattered the card with white and gray inks.

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday Posh Script die from Vellum and the words from gray cardstock.  I glued the words to the vellum, which I adhered to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some Clear Fairy Drops and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!






Wed 20

Masculine Best Day Ever
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this masculine birthday card I made for a family member. I used the "Put in in Gear" 3D embossing folder with a sentiment from the "You Anchor Me."

Here's another look at my card:


Here's how I made my card:

1) Dry emboss a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper, then apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink directly to the paper with the ink pad.

2) I decided to make a mini slimline card so I cut only a portion of the embossed panel with scissors to use on my card front.

3) I glued the portion of the embossed/inked panel that I wanted onto a piece of Kraft Woodgrain card stock also from Memory Box measuring 3" by 6".

4) I matted that panel on a brown piece of card stock that was just slightly larger, and then another mat of the Kraft Woodgrain paper that was 3.5" by 6.5".

5) Then I added that to my card base which was 7" by 6.5", scored at 3.25 on the 6.5" side.

6) I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear.

7) Lastly I added Autumn Jewels and Crystals to the card front.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you like my masculine birthday card that I made today. I usually struggle with masculine cards but this gear 3D embossing folder is just perfect for it! Thanks so much for stopping by!






Fri 15

Woodgrain Candy Totes by Jean Okimoto


Got chocolate??  Create sturdy Woodgrain Paper Pack candy totes for Easter celebrations with Gentle Bunny and mixed blossoms from Memory Box and Poppystamps.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a project that took on a life of its own once I started diecutting the flowers from Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections.  No special treat  tote dies required for these!


Score Kraft Woodgrain Paper (that's actually cardstock) lengthwise at 4-¼".  Score it again at 4" and 4-½" and fold it on the 4-¼" scoreline.  Attach the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die to the folded cardstock - place the bottom short edge about 1/16" below the fold and cut the folded rectangle.  Repeat twice.

Cut the folded rectangles with the 2" x ¾" Rectangle Basics die to create a handle - save one little rectangle offcut for each tote.  Round the corners of the folded rectangle and the little rectangle.  Crease the bottom of the tote to form a gusset for the candy.

Cut Gentle Bunny from white cardstock.  Attach a 5mm pompom instead of the tail from the bunny set.  

Cut Layered Star Flowers from 3 shades of pink in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flowers again from 3 shades each of the yellow and orange Sunny Orange sheet.  Cut 2 sets of the leaves from the Layered Star Flower set from a light green Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut the longer stem into 2 sections.

Cut the Poppystamps Flower Field Corner from dark orange and yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange set.  Cut it again from a pink sheet in the Berry Red set.  It'll form the pink, orange and pale yellow base layer of the flowers.

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Attach the front half of the folded tab to the tote for spacing. Attach the Flower Field Corners - leave some areas un-glued to add the leaves.  Add the leaves and a colorful mix of big and little blossoms.  

Attach Gentle Bunny.  Tape the chocolate inside the tote - Ghiradelli squares are a perfect fit.  Close the tote and adhere the back half of the tab.  Optional - you can also add a sparkly Fairy Crystal, Dewdrop or Gemstone to the tab to dress it up a bit - more handbag, less tote.

Mother's Day will be here soon...replace Gentle Bunny with more flowers or a heart if you're hosting Mother's Day Brunch.  The design also works for bridal showers or wedding favors.  Or anytime you want to share a bit of chocolate!  The Rectangle Basics set includes 16 sizes - there's a rectangle for any treat!

Thanks for visiting...Happy Easter if you're celebrating this weekend!






Thu 14

Happy Easter
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  For those who are celebrating, Easter weekend begins tomorrow and the Easter bunny is busy hiding… hiding those eggs for the Easter egg hunt that is! 😂*lol*   This was the fun idea behind the hiding bunny on my card today.

Started by die cutting the flowers, foliage and bunny ears (dies are listed at the end) from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock, then colored in with Copic Sketch markers.

purples - BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV04
yellows - Y000, Y13, Y17
pinks - RV000, RV00, 0
greens - G20, YG03, YG07, YG17, YG67
blues - BG70, BG72
The Knotted Circle Wreath was die cut twice next from Kraft woodgrain paper.  Gathered Twigs distress ink (DI) was then applied to them randomly with a foam blending tool to give variation and a rustic look.  To aid in shaping, a circle was die cut from Bristol paper using a Circle Basics die.   Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn DIs were blended onto it with blender brushes to create the background.   The sentiment from Springtime Typewriter was then white heat embossed onto black cardstock before assembling the card on a white woodgrain panel that was scored every 1”.  
If the butterfly seems a bit out of place, that is because it was needed to cover up a marking. 😆   Kept it subtle by die cutting it from blue Vintage Pastel Mirror paper.   Pastel Jewels were added to the flower centers to finish.  
Wishing all those who are celebrating a happy Easter.  Thank you for joining me today.   Have a wonderful day. 




Wed 13

Spring Flower Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm missing the pretty cherry blossoms from my front window view.  So I recreated it in a card.  Just add any sentiment in the inside and you got a beautiful card anyone would like to receive.


Wood Siding:

Cut a piece of the Cream Woodgrain paper to 5" x 7" with the grain running long way.  Ink blend with Distress Brushed Corduroy ink all over.  Cut into 5" x 1/2" long strings.  Color the edges of each strip with Distress Ground Espresso.  


Cherry Blossoms:

Die cut the smallest flowers from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch from white card stock.  Color with Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.  Concentrating the color to the center of the flower.  Shape the flowers.  Turn the flowers upside down on a foam mat.  Take a stylist the same width as the petals and push the stylist down to the center of the flower.  Repeat on each petal until it forms a cup shape.  Turn the flowers right side up and with a small stylist push in the center of the flower, still on the foam mat, creating a flower shape. 


Window and Branch:

Die cut the Poppy Stamp Grand Madison Window our of heavy weight white paper twice. Glue the 2 die cuts together. Cut a piece of the Black Glossy paper just smaller then the window Fram and adhere the window with double sided tape. Die cut the Woodland Branch from a brown paper from Earth Neutral pad 3 times.  Glue the 3 die cuts together.  



Die cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems, leaves from the Layered Star Flowers, and the Wild Grass Boarder from various shades of green from the Lush Green paper pad.  Add a darker shade of ink to the stems of the leafs and blades of grass with Distress Oxide Inks.  For the lighter green I used Crush Olive.  Mid-tone green I used Forest Moss. For the grass I used Rustic Wilderness.  Use the same shaping technique on the leaves as the cherry blossoms but when you turn them over to the front side just light press at the base of the leave.  Die cut the 2 small flowers from the Layered Impatiens die set out of bright pink from the Berry Red pad.  Add a yellow center with a Posca paint pen.  Shape the flowers the same way as the cherry blossoms. 



Adhere the wood strips to the front of a 5" x 7" card from top to bottom.  Adhere the window to the upper center of the card.  Glue the tree branch over the top of the window frame.  Adhere the flowers around the branch.  Arrange the grass and foliage to the bottom of the card.  







Sun 10

"Love You" featuring Daisy Blossom Stem Dies
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this beautiful floral and woodgrain mini slimline card made with the newly released "Daisy Blossom Stem" die and the "Love You Posh Script" die.

Here's a closer look at my card:


Here's how I made this card:

1) Cut a piece of Memory Box "White Woodgrain" card stock to 3" by 6" and applied Distress inks direct to paper. I started with "Tea Dye" then added "Brushed Corduroy" and finished with "Rusty Hinge" making the outside edges the darkest.

2) I die cut both dies from the "Daisy Blossom Stem" die set 3 times from white card stock.

3) Next I colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils to give them depth and a realistic look.

4) I cut the colored diecuts into pieces of stems and flower and leaves and arranged them on my woodgrain panel.

5) Once I was happy with the arrangement I started gluing them down with liquid glue and popping some up on foam tape.

6) I cut the "Love You Posh Script" word die outline twice from white card stock and glued them together.

7) I cut the thinner word die in the set three times, two from white card stock and once from thick watercolor paper.

8) I colored one of the white thin word dies with the same green markers and colored pencils that I used on the leaf dies then stacked all 3 together then added them to the outline with glue.

9) I cut a card base 6.25" by 6.5" and scored it on the 6.5" side at 3.25 so my card base is slightly larger than my woodgrain panel.

10) I added the woodgrain panel to the card base with double sided adhesive foam and then added some tiny yellow Memory Box jewels to finish the card.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today. I had a lot of fun creating it and really love how it turned out. Memory Box dies are so versatile and beautiful - I really enjoy working with them to create one of a kind cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

See you next time,





Sat 09

Hello Little Red Wagon
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I’m popping in today to share a cute spring all-occasion card.  I think it could have easily been an Easter card simply by swapping out the sentiment.


The wagon was created first.  A piece of red Berry Red paper was trimmed to 0.5”x2.75”.   A corner rounder punch was used to round the bottom two corners.  The top crate part is made from Kraft woodgrain paper.  The two horizontal pieces were trimmed to 0.25”x2.75”.   The three vertical pieces were die cut with the Vertical Line Collage die and cut into 1” sections.   You could trim by hand to 1/8”x2.75” as well then cut into 1” sections.  Added shading to them using Gathered Twigs distress ink (DI) and a detailed blender tool to give them dimension.  The two smallest dies from Circle Basics were then used to create the wheels from black cardstock and silver mirror paper.  The handle is black glossy paper die cut also with the Vertical Line Collage die, then cut apart and pieced together to form the necessary angles.


The tulips were die cut from yellow Sunny Orange paper and the leaves from Lush Green.   Used a darker shade of yellow and green dye inks to add shading and dimension to them, respectively.   Took a Bristol panel from my stash next' and lightly ink blended Shaded Lilac DI and splattered with diluted Black Soot DI for the background.  Die cut the Hello Banner Script sentiment from black glossy paper, then assembled the card onto a white card base.  To ground it, added shading beneath the wagon with grey Copic Sketch markers.  Drew in nails and tire rim centers with a black permanent pen to finish.   


That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.





Wed 06

Easter Bouquet Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have an Easter bouquet in a paper wooden basket.  



Die cut the 2nd and 3rd smallest Half Dozen Egg dies from heavy weight white card stock.  Spray the eggs with spray inks, Distress Oxide spray then a Dylusions Shimmer spray.  I used Speckled Egg and Calypso Teal, Kitsch Flamingo and Past Box Red, then Squeezed Lemonade and Tarnished Brass Mica Spray.  


Leaves and Flowers:

Spray heavy weight white card stock with pray inks, Distress Oxide spray then a Dylusions spray.  For the leaves Old paper and Dirty Martini and flowers Shaded Lilac and Funky Fuchsia.  Die cut the 2 smaller leaf dies out of the green paper.  Die cut the 2 smaller of the Layered Impatiens from the purple flowers.  Shape the flowers with a small stylist.  Turn the die cut upside down and pull the stylist from the end of the petal to the center.  Turn the flower over and press in the center.  Add glue to the center of the flower and press another flower on top, off centering petals.  On the back side of the leaves take a medium stylist and pull from the edge of the leave to the center vein.  Die cut the the Tall Frilly Leaf Stem die 2 times.  



Cut a piece of Woodgrain card stock 2" wide then cut into 1/4" strips.  Color each strip with Distress Brushed Corduroy and then ink up sides of the strip with Distress Ground Espresso.  Take 1 strip and add adhesive to the backside.  Adhere strips diagonal.  Weave in 2 strips and adhere the last weave together.  Trim off excess and cut a rounded corners at the bottom.  



Create a landscape A2 size card from cream textured card stock.  In the lower left corner adhere the Tall Frilly Leaf stems, then adhere the Exquisite Leaf Set.  Adhere the eggs to the bottom of the bouquet.  adhere the basket over the bouquet and adhere the flowers mourned the leaves.  Add a yellow Fairy Jewels.  Die cut the Happy Easter Posh Script die from purple Polished Foil paper pad.  Adhere to the right side of the card.






Sun 20

Friends Become Family
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this light and pretty card for a dear friend.

Here's a close up look of my card:

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Here are the steps to make this card:

1) Emboss A2 panel of watercolor card stock with the "Blooming Sweet Pea" 3D embossing folder

2) Use one of the smaller "Stitched Rectangle Layers" dies and cut out of the center of the embossed panel

3) Add "Rose Gold Metallic Gilding Paste" from Cosmic Shimmer to the raised areas of the small embossed white rectangle

4) Cut a little larger rectangle with same die set from "White Woodgrain Card Stock", then swiped it also with the same rose gold paste.

5) Stamp the sentiment from "Friends and Family" stamp set in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat emboss in clear on a piece of vellum.

6) Add the vellum to some double sided adhesive, then trim the edges and add to the small rectangle (You can see the rose gold enhanced embossing through and behind the vellum."

7) Add the vellum + embossed rectangle to the woodgrain rectangle and then to the main large A2 white embossed card front panel.

8) Cut the "Glade Butterfly" die from black card stock and added to top left side of card

9) Add pink "Pastel Fairy Jewels" to the butterfly middle and in the corners of vellum

Here's another look at my card: Close use

I really like how you can see the light rose gold raised areas of the dry embossing peeking through the vellum heat embossed sentiment. Even though sentiment on this card is the focal point, it's nice to see the embossed patterned on the white background continue through to behind the vellum.

Here's one last look:

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The sentiments in this stamp set "Family and Friends" are so sweet and there are a lot of them in the set.
I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had fun creating it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!