Well I hope you are up for a little challenge!!! This should slap you out of “no mojo” mode if you feel like you are in a bit of a rut.

We all have patterned paper-probably tons more than we could ever use in a lifetime-yet we always buy more! LOL! OR you could totally make your own patterned paper (wow! remember those days? LOL!) for this as well.

Some pattern’s become your most favorite, and cherished. Other’s not so much. Either way there is a great use for all those scraps.

I always like to find new ways to highlight or use my things. I also like to pack a lot of “punch” (no pun intended) with a clean and simple-yet finely detailed card.

I was messing around the other night with this idea, and executed 3 looks. I hope YOU will try this out, since it is a ton of fun!


You need to create an open space-be it with punches, or using a hobby blade/paper snips to cut out part of an image, and layer behind it with patterned paper! Be sure you use dimensionals to get that LOOK! Its very important.

See my samples below-or think: instead of paper piecing the object-cut it out, and layer the paper behind it.

Card 1- Have Faith


I made this for a friend who is going through a difficult time right now, and I think this message will help her.

This card was done using-Beautiful Blooms, Butterfly Kisses, and Everyday Blessings.

I stamped the leaves in the corner using Spring Moss ink-then used some various paper punches for my flower’s. After they were punched, I layered Everyday Blessings  paper underneath, using dimensionals! Added some pearls to the centers. REALLY PRETTY in person.

The butterfly was done using Craft ink-on vellum card-stock-then embossed with iridescent ice EP. Its just gorgeous floating there!

I then realized I wasn’t sure I LOVED the flowers-I liked them-didn’t LOVE them. SO I amde another!

Card 2-With gratitude


Now this one is a little different-ALL the smae elements-stamps ink and technique, just the flowers are more round, like one of the flowers in the set, and I used the dotted image for the butterfly wings.

The butterfly is also “floating”-and shimmery-the photo just didn’t pick it up! Poor lighting today. Sorry-too lazy to get my photo set up out.

I just really LOVE this card.

Then I figured I needed to try something a bit different so I did this one-

Card 3-So Many ways to say Thank You


I just got this paper from Verve Visual-which I believe was discontinued my them.

Anyway-I liked the colors and pattern, and thought it would be PERFECT, for my UBER cool, big butterfly punch by EK Success. AND it was! I was thrown off by NOT using WHITE-but natural ivory.

I used the colors in the paper, and colored my sentiment from the Thank You set by Green Grass, using markers by SU! You can never have too many thank-you cards.

The flowers are Prima Got Prints, and match perfectly too. It was a card that came together very quickly.

So that is it! I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

If you have time try it out. Send us all a link here so we can check in on you and see how it turned out. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Till tomorrow!