Fabulous Patterns

Layered cards are my new “go to” when I hit a crafty block, you don’t need much inspiration around you to make one. You just need some nice paper and a sentiment to bring a beautiful card front together. Or as I chose for this card, an excuse to use some paper that I hadn’t used in a while – Playing with Patterns.

I love Playing with Patterns, the paper designs and the rest of the suite are really fun, bright colours that suit a number of happy occasions. In the past, I’ve used it for birthdays and as a card to remind someone how fabulous they are – which is also the sentiment being used today.

After choosing three patterns that I felt would go together best, I layered up the card finishing it off with some resin dots, popping some of them where I felt they lined up with the pattern of the card. You could go one step further here and colour in the sentiment letters, but on this occasion I chose not to.

Are you a fan of layered cards?

Best Wishes,

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Derwent Pencil Box

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Hello everyone, hope you are having a good weekend! Thank you to everyone who joined me on my Facebook Live yesterday, where we made a birthday box for a set of Derwent Pencils. This gorgeous box fits a tin of 6 Derwent pencils, a lovely gift for any occasion.

This project heavily features the Playing with Patterns suite using the Designer Series Paper, a ribbon from the combo pack & the Resin Dots. I kept the box simple, letting the decoration speak for itself. The paper pattern I chose allowed me to use one of five colours, so I went with Coastal Cabana.

The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set fits nicely into the 2″ circle, leaving room for some embellishments and a pretty to finish off the decoration. My daughter was very pleased with the end product, gifting the box to one of her friends.

What do you think?

Best Wishes,

Colours Used:

Colors (4)


  • Cardstock = 111/4 x 71/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 2 pieces 41/4 x 23/8 inches
  • Scraps of Coastal Cabana & Whisper White for the sentiment


  • Long Side (111/4”): ½, 11/4, 10, 103/4 inches
  • Short Side (71/4): ½, 11/4, 37/8, 45/8 inches

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