Patterned Paper

Last Weekend Of Saleabration

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Saleabration finishes at the end of this weekend.  (Feb 28th.)  Great chance to stock up on some essentials - adhesives, cardstock replenish - or some favourites from the wish list.  Grab a free stamp set or some pretty paper for every $90 in products ordered.  See the freebie choices here:  Saleabration Choices 2021

Order online (host code is VU2XPSBA)  or phone/email your details through if you'd prefer.  

Here's a few pics of some things I've made with some of the free product options.

Set of cards

Set of 4 cards saleabration

Saleabration cards

If you've got a bunch of things on your wish list then joining as a demonstrator is a great option to consider.  Get $235 of things for just $169 with free shipping - plus if you join before Sunday evening you'll also get a stack of gorgeous papers in all of our colours.  Great for background panels.  Get in touch if you've got questions and head over here for more info and the joining link  if you're tempted:  Join Sue's Team

Have a fab weekend.  

Cheers, Sue

Fine Art Floral Suite

The Fine Art Floral suite is such a great collection to get creative with. It features the Art Gallery bundle and has lots of extra bits and pieces to add some wow to your cards. If you love a dash of gleam - the gilded leafing flakes are lots of fun. 

Art gallery

The dies in the bundle cut the words 'Just Want To Say' and you can add from the selection of stamps to finish your message.  

Grab some of our adhesive sheets or our foam sheets to make sticking the words down super easy.  Just peel off the backing, add the adh sheet or foam sheet to your cardstock or DSP piece and then run it through your machine.  Then peel the other backing piece off and stick your words down.  If you're using the foam backing - take your time and ease your words out carefully.  Well worth the time for the raised lettering effect.

Just look at this GORGEOUS paper.  I love this pack.  So many beautiful designs, with a more subtle coordinating option on the back. 

Fine art floral paper

This one is my favourite.

Fine art floral favourite

Did you know this paper has a coordinating pack of Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate that works so well with it.  Add some lovely gold shine to your creations.  

Gilded leafing

Tip: If you're using the gold leafing - it expands A LOT.  I grabbed a plastic container and tipped in just a small amount to start off with.  Keeping the rest in the jar until I use up this first lot.  Remember to protect your work surface and be aware of breezes, fans and air conditioning.  :-)  It is a lot of fun to play with.  

The Painted Texture embossing folder is a lovely one for backgrounds.  It is exactly as the name suggests - giving that textured look of thick paint.  

Painted texture

If you just love ALL of these things, you can get the whole suite using item code 155982 for $178. Or click here:  Fine Art Floral Suite

Add a pack of dimensionals and you'll also qualify for two Level 1 Saleabration items or one of our beautiful Level 2 freebies.  (Find them here:  Saleabration free items Level 1 and Saleabration free items Level 2

Fine art floral suite

Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating if you're spending some time with your craft supplies.  :-)  

Take care, Sue

18th Birthday Card With Peony Garden DSP


Birthday-kit-2We celebrated Hannah's 18th birthday last week and to go with her gift message drawers (see here) I made this square card.  It features Peony Garden patterned paper and shimmery white cardstock plus a touch of Champagne Foil.  Some lovely Beaded Pearls to finish.  Those leaves are from the Birds and More dies. 

Don't forget to grab some adhesive sheets if you're cutting detailed things like this - makes it SO easy to stick them down.  

I love this paper with the pretty soft pinks and greys.  On sale until the end of October.  

Happy creating. 

Cheers, Sue

Postage Stamp and Artistry Blooms


Another variation of this simple card design with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.  This time I've paired it with Artistry Blooms patterned paper (DSP.)  You can stick the rectangles straight onto the white card base, or add another layer from the paper pack like I've done in the card on the left.  (This panel is 8cm wide.)  

Need more details and a look at how I've made this?  I've got a video here if you need it.  It also shows how I made that narrower shape for the Just Thinking Of You greeting with the Timeless Label Punch.

Our patterned papers are on sale for just a few more days.  (How can it be almost the end of October already?!)  

Find the sale papers here:  Sue's Patterned Paper October Sale

Happy creating.

Cheers, Sue

Super Easy Cards With Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch

One from my beginners' series today or for those who want to get creative without getting a great stack of supplies out.  (Find my beginners' page here for more tips: Starting Out With Cardmaking)

The cards in this video use my 8 essential card making items, plus we've added the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, your favourite patterned paper (on sale for a few more days) and a greeting stamp and punch combo.  

This is such a cool design for using with your favourite patterned paper.  Here it is with Heartwarming Hugs DSP for a Christmas card.


Don't forget lots of our patterned papers are on sale until the end of October.  

Patterned paper sale

Find them all here:  Sue's Patterned Paper Sale

Felt a bit like the first day of school all over again at our place this morning with BOTH kids off to on site school again.  What a year it has been.  I'm so proud of how resilient they've been with all the changes to their year.  Given how much Jack has grown this year (he just officially clicked over 6 foot) I was quite relieved that his pants still fit for the last few weeks of year 9.  Only a few weeks and Hannah will be having her LAST day of school.  Can't quite believe it.  What is that saying - the days are long but the years are short.  So true. 

Have a fab week everyone.  Double zero day in Melbourne today is one to celebrate.  

Take care,  Sue

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

Paper Paper Paper: On Sale During October

Patterned paper sale

Do you love your patterned paper?  We've got a great bunch of patterned papers on sale this month including all my favourites.   They're 15% off during October.   Here are a few of my favourites.  

Head to my store to browse all the papers in the sale and pop some in your cart.   Sue's Store

Peony Garden DSP

Coordinating colours are: Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Whisper White

Peony garden dsp

In Good Taste DSP (LOVE!) 

Coordinating Colours: Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Night Of Navy, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Whisper White


Snowflake Splendour DSP

Coordinating Colours: Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, Night Of Navy, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Whisper White

Snowflake splendour

Final 13

Heartwarming Hugs DSP

Coordinating Colours: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White

Heartwarming hugs

And there are a bunch more.  Which papers are your favourites from our sale range?  

For some handy measurements for using patterned paper on your cards I've got a couple of my most used measurements here:

New host code for October if you're ordering online is:  FYQ74CT6

If you are after some tips for ordering online, using the host code or earning free products head to this tips page I put together. 

Happy creating!  

Cheers, Sue

Handy Card Measurements for Australia


This patterned paper (In Good Taste DSP) is so gorgeous that you can make a lovely card just by popping it on a coordinating cardstock base and adding a greeting.  Or you can step it up a little with a few extra layers. 

In this video I run through some handy measurements I use all the time when I'm making cards featuring patterned paper.  (This is for cardmaking in Australia with A4 cardstock - you can adapt the idea for other countries with different dimension cardstock.)  

Adding just a narrow border and an extra layer on the greeting makes the paper really pop.  



Have a fab weekend and happy creating.  Chilly one coming up here in Melbourne so I'm parking myself in my craft room for a bit of inky fun.  Jack just got a new Nintendo Switch game so he's busy with that and Hannah is knee deep in studying (with a bit of Netflix thrown in I think!)  John's spending a bit of time on the indoor bike.  We are all happy to see those Vic numbers coming down and are looking forward to seeing family and friends (and my hairdresser!) again soon.  Not long to go now.  

Take care, Sue

Patterned Paper Cards: Simple One Panel Design

Another nice easy patterned paper card design for you today that is quick and easy to whip up.  Let's make our way through those patterned paper piles.  


These ones feature the striking Peaceful Poppies DSP - love the colours in this one.  I've used Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss and some Mossy Meadow cardstock and inks.  I've used my hello stamp from Accented Blooms again (because despite the fact that I'm not doing a lot at the moment, I seem to always feel tired and was too lazy to go and get another stamp set out....... because it is a favourite. Wink.) 

Tips:  I've cut a coordinating colour of cardstock 4cm x 14.3cm.  Run this through your favourite embossing folder for some added texture.  The DSP panel is 6cm x 14.3cm.  I actually often cut it at 7cm wide then overlap it with the cardstock so I don't need to worry about any irritating gaps if I cut a bit wonky.  Another tip is to just double check both pieces are the same height after you've embossed the cardstock -sometimes that make this panel a smidge shorter.  Check before you glue it down.    Your April newsletter has a handy cutting guide for all of this series of patterned paper designs in pdf form.  

Have a fabulous week and I hope you get some time to relax and create.  Our brains are a bit of a whirl these days aren't they - nice to switch off and get stuck into a papercraft project, preferably with a favourite song playing in the background.  Doesn't music lift the mood.  

Take care, Sue xx

Patterned Paper Cards: Three Section Design


Back again with another option for those patterned papers.  This is a great one for cutting a bunch of coordinating papers then mixing and matching to make a big batch of cards.   Class regulars might remember this design from one of our classes last year.  


(Card design based on this Carolina Evans creation.)  

Tips: For this one cut your patterned paper 3 1/2" x 5 3/8".   Now cut a 1" strip off one long side.  With the wider section cut at 2" and another piece 3  1/4".  You'll have a little thin piece to discard.  (Or to use on another project if you don't mind little fiddly bits!)    Keep an eye out for your April newsletter with a handy measurement/cutting guide pdf for these cards.  

You can go with portrait or landscape orientation as shown below.  


Once again I've used the Ornate Garden DSP for these ones.   Coordinating ribbon is handy if you happen to glue anything a bit wonky - wink!  

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Take care, Sue xx


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