Make Your Own Patterned Paper and Turn it into 8 Cards

I recently took a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock and stamped all over it to create my own patterned paper. Then I thought it would be fun to see how many cards I could make using my new patterned paper. Here’s the paper I made.

To make my patterned paper, I used Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, and Gathered Twigs on a light butter yellow colored cardstock. I used the Delightful Daisies Stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

I used the Everyday Greetings from Sweet N Sassy Stamps for the sentiments.

Here are the cards I made.

To make the cards I cut the sheet of patterned paper up. I will show you what cuts I made below. I die cut 8 ovals for sentiments and I heat embossed the sentiments in white. I also cut 8 card panels out of kraft paper measuring 4×5.25 inches. I embossed all the kraft card panels with an embossing folder of large dots. I sponged a little white pigment ink on top of the embossed panels to bring out the definition. Once I cut up the patterned paper I cut a border panel for each piece of white cardstock. Each piece was a quarter of an inch bigger than the patterned piece. To help embellish the cards I heat embossed in white 8 of the daisies with the stem out of orange cardstock and fussy cut them out. Lastly I added ribbon and sequins.

Here is how I cut my patterned paper.

These cards were lots of fun to make! And now I have a set of 8 cards to give as a gift to someone!

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Tissue Cards with Fun Stampers Journey

Whether you need some tissue because it’s allergy season or just because things are a little tough, it’s a great time to give tissue cards.

These little cuties hold a travel tissue packet . They also open and close so you can write a message and access the tissue. These are a cute little pick me up to give your friends and family or even a total stranger. Here are the items I used to make them and how to put them together.

Here’s a look at the inside of the card without the tissue packet.

To form the base you will need a piece of cardstock that is 9.75×4.25. Next you will need to score your base going left to right at 2.25 inches, 3.25, 5.5, 6.5, 8.75. This will fit most travel tissue packets. Then you will want to die cut an oval or rectangle out of the panel that is 2.25 inches wide, the one in the center. Burnish all your score lines and and adhere the last 1 inch section to the 1st one inch section. If you plan on stamping a pattern on your card stock like I did, then stamp before you burnish and glue the score lines, so your base is still flat. Once your base is finished, add some double sided tape to the back of the tissue packet and insert and stick it to the bottom of the holder you made. This will keep the tissue from sliding out, so your card will be portable. Make sure to open the tissue packet so the tissue can pop out of your opening and be easy to pull out.

Below are close ups of each tissue card and the stamps I used. All stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey, which is sold on the Spellbinder’s web site.

For this card I used the Spread Happiness Stamp and die set for the front of the card and the background stamping. The sentiment from the inside is from the Backyard Blooms Stamp set. I colored the flowers with Color Splash pencils, which are water color pencils. The base is Pineapple Smoothie cardstock with Lavender Fusion Gingham ribbon.

This tissue card has a base in Bubble Gum Cardstock. I stamped the background with the ATS stamp Ornate Blooms (no longer available). The front and inside sentiments are from the Divatude Stamp set. Black ribbon is from my stash.

I used Lavender Fusion cardstock for the base. The hydrangea and sentiments come from the Bloom Burst stamp set (no longer available). I used Huckleberry ink on the flower and Lemongrass on the leaves. The ribbon is from my stash.

I used Tin Pail cardstock, which is a really soft grey. I stamped it with the Flannel Life Background Stamp in Riverstone Ink. The critters are from the It’s Cold Outside stamp and die set. Inside sentiment is from Backyard Blooms. Ribbon is from my stash.

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Easy Envelope Journals

Hi Crafty Friends!

I have been having so much fun making envelope journals. I had never made these before and had no idea how easy they are and how much fun! I posted one on social media and was asked several times for a tutorial. So I have a Youtube video for you on the process. All the stamped images on these journals are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Below is an affiliate link that will take you to their site and will provide me with a small commission.

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Watch my YouTube tutorial on how to make the journals and see the inside of each journal.

If you want to create along with me, you will need 6 envelopes and 6 matching card bases.

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New ArtsyStamper Challenge!

Hi Crafty Friends!

There is a new challenge over at the ArtsyStamper Challenge Blog. The theme is hot drinks. Here is the card I created.

I used the mug from one of the of the Christmas digi stamps. I layered it on a gel press background I made. The mug is colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. I layered ink directly from the ink pad onto a Tim Holtz embossing folder then pressed it on to the gel press. Then I laid my cardstock on top of the gel press and pulled the print. The sentiment is from another ArtsyStamper digi stamp. I added some ribbon and layered some espresso cardstock on my card front and it’s done! Super easy!

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