Paper Paper Paper: On Sale During October
Special Occasion Milestone Birthday Message Gift Idea

AWH October Creative Showcase: Patterned Paper

AWH Monthly Creative Showcase HeaderEach month the Art With Heart team that I belong to has a creative showcase with a different theme. 

This month it is Patterned Paper and to celebrate this month's patterned paper special we're sharing ideas for how to make use of your collection. 

I just love love love using all our pretty colour coordinating patterns in my cards so enjoyed creating for this showcase. 

I've got the link to the showcase host at the bottom of this post - head on over there to see lots more DSP card ideas from the crew. 


Tips for making this card at home:  I've used the Snowflake Splendor DSP with a Whisper White thick base.  Love the blues and purples in this paper and the gorgeous snowflakes.  I cut an extra panel of the white cardstock that is 14.3cm x 10cm and glued the strips and ribbon to this.  I cut my DSP to 14.3cm then the middle panel is about 7cm wide. I overlaid it with the side panels which are 2.5cm wide.  I trimmed it down a little once I had it all stuck down.  Don't forget to add your ribbon trim before you adhere this part to the card base.  The snowflake splendor ribbon is a lovely addition with the iridescent shine and some metallic thread woven through it.  

Snowflakes are cut with the Snowflake Wishes bundle from Balmy Blue glimmer paper, with of course a blue adhesive backed gem for a finishing touch.  The greeting is from that same bundle, stamped in Night of Navy ink.  The frame is from Painted Labels dies


When I find a design I like I love to make it again in different colours.  For this next one I followed the same measurements but I used World Of Good paper.  Great one for masculine cards. 


Greeting is from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set embossed in white on black cardstock. Some twine and copper stars to finish. 


Head on over to our showcase host Rachel and she's got the full list of participant links at the bottom of her post.  Then we'll have lots of inspiration and can get stuck into those patterned papers - chop chop chop.  :-)

Click here: Showcase Host Rachel

Happy creating!

Cheers, Sue


Michele Taylor

Beautiful cards Sue. I love it when you find a design that you love and can recreate it with different supplies. Your masculine card is very elegant.

Tina Gillespie

Oooh, these are great! A wonderful way to show off both sides of the DSP. I have that Painted Labels die, but I always forget to use it. I will have to try to remember, as I love the border it gives.

Caroline Manwaring

Great design and great cards, Sue. I love them both equally. Your first card is soft and pretty and I love the striking look of the masculine card.

Sharon Davern

What a great layout for cards Sue. They are both great and I love the paper you have used for the Masculine card! Both cards look so different yet have the same layout! Fantastic! Love all the sparkle of the first card!

Andrea Sargent

So love both your cards Sue. I love your layout. Even though using the same layout, the various DSPs and embellishments give your cards different character/atmosphere. They are gorgeous. xxx

Kate Morgan

Great cards, Sue and I love your masculine one with that World of Good specialty paper. I do like the snowflake splendor papers though, mine arrived this week and it is super pretty!


I love how the same design/layout looks so different, when created with different colours and papers. Great job with these cards, Sue - they're lovely. I really like the glimmer paper, and ribbon, on the snowflake card, and the crisp, dark, colours on the masculine card.

Catherine Proctor

Sue both your cards are spectacular but I love the elegant simplicity of your masculine card!

Rachel Woollard

Great cards Sue, those snowflakes are so pretty and the Beautiful World papers make great masculine cards

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)