Creative Cards by Pat

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, March 14, 2014

I was cruising around on Pinterest and found this beautiful card. I found the card on Patti Lee's site...
Great Job Patti!!

I copied the post right from Patti's site:

This pocket card is a past favorite card style - bring it back!!!! NOW fill it with flowers. I love how this turned out. Simple layering of the flower shapes makes this easy to make. Leave the flowers flat or they can be shaped with a bone folder. Flip up the pocket for an additional area to leave a message. Card size is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".

With note card removed: message to be stamped later. 

Card front template:

Note Card measurements: 

Cut pieces: 

(1) 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" Rose Red CS, score as shown in above template
(1) 4" x 5-1/4" Rose Red DSP
(3) sets of flowers in Whisper White CS
(1) 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" note card in Whisper White CS (not shown in photo)
(5) leaves in a mixture of sizes for variety (not shown in photo)
(3) 3/3" Punched circles in Rose Red CS for flower centers. (not shown in photo)
Using a sponge dauber and Rose Red ink, ink the centers of each flower. 

Assembly: follow the green arrows

Use the wide oval punch as well as the large oval punch for punch out the leaves. Fold them in half, then put them through the crimper.

Here are the finished flowers and leaves:

Using the Big Shot, position the 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" paper into the Vintage Wallpaper in the folder for this great impression

Attach the Rose Red DSP 1/8" away from the edge, then fold the Rose Red DSP back (underneath). You may not wish to attach the DSP while the paper is flat. The fold lines will cause the paper to "buckle". Insert the white note card. Using the back of the card, cut off the excess. Your card should now look like this: 

Stamps: none 
CS: Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red DSP (retired) 
Ink: Rose Red 
Accys: SU Exclusive Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder, SU Exclusive Big Shot Blossom Party Die, Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Sponging Daubers, Dimensionals, Crimper.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Relay for Life

Hello Everyone!

I have been inspired by my neice who has participated in fundraising for Relay for Life for the last 4 years.  Each year she walks in memory of my mother who passed away at age 45 of colon cancer.  My mother-in-law and neice are also both cancer survivors.  Even after three family members have been touched by the disease we feel greatful and blessed that we are healthy and happy family.

In the spirit of giving and in supporting such a great cause I will be selling greeting cards for $3 each and donating $1 each to Relay for Life.  I am making this a virtual fundraising event in the hope that I will reach more people.  The following six cards have been tagged with an identifying numbers and are the cards I will be making and selling.  

So friends near and far please contact me by either sending me a message on Facebook at Creative Cards by Pat or email me at if interested in the cards and in donating to worthy cause.  

Every order counts toward finding the a cure for cancer.  I appreciate your support.

                                    #1                                                     #2              

                                                  #3                                                    #4                            

 #5                                                               #6

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Summer Silhoutte

I wasn't kidding when I said I stamped all day on Saturday:)  Here is another of the cards I created!

I'm a fool for Stampin' Up!'s Regal Color Collection.

Here I used Always Artichoke Cardstock #105119 cut 5.5 x 8.50 folded in half to form the card base. 

 Next I took Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 cut 5.25 x 4.  After cutting I ran the Very Vanilla cut stock through my Big Shot #113439 using my Adorning Accents Edgelit #125595 and then again with my Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984. 

Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685 3/4 x 5.25.  Place a line of adhesive under the scalloped edge and adhere to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock you just cut.

Next I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler stock 5 x 2 and a piece of Very Vanilla stock 4 3/4 x 1 3/4.
Using the leafy vine from the Summer Silhoutte stamp set #132082 randomly stamp the Very Vanilla stock in Always Artichoke ink # 126972.  Next using the polka dot stamp from the Petite Petals stamp set # 133152 randomly stamp the Very Vanilla stock with Cherry Cobbler ink #126966.  Adhere the Very Vanilla stock to the Cherry Cobbler stock then adhere this assembled piece to the 5.25 x 4 piece of Very Vanilla that you assembled earlier.  Adhere the whole thing to the face of the card base.

Using one of the Petite Petals stamps, stamp 3 images onto a scrap of Cherry Cobbler stock and then punch these images out with the Petite Petals Punch #133322.  Using Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 adhere the three punched Petite Petals to the front of the card.

Lastly I stamped an image from the Four Frames stamp set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla stock and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch #120907.  From a scrap of the Cherry Cobbler stock punch another of piece using the same Decorative Label punch.  Then I cut the Cherry Cobbler label diagonally from end to end.  Place and  adhere each piece of the cut label behind the Very Vanilla stamped and punched image leaving the edges showing on opposite corners.  Adhere this label to the card using a Stampin' Dimensional on the right side and just adhesive on the left.

Add a little bling with embellishments you have on hand!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Card in a Box

Everyone is making the Card in a Box so I thought I would give it a try!

Here is what I came up with:)  What do you think?  Leave me a comment!

Instructions to follow!

Generations Card Class

My March 4th card class at Generations is Plymouth is coming up soon! Class starts at 6:00 and we will be done by approximately 7:30!

I will be preparing for this class soon and wondered how many people I should cut for! Let me know by March 1st if you plan on attending.

Fee for the class is $10. The cards we will make pictured below:) I'd love to see you there!

Email me by March 1st if you plan on attending:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekly deals February 24, 2014

Check out the great deals offered by Stampin' Up! this week!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fabulous Florets

From the 2013 Annual Catalog I purchased the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set.  

This is the first card I made with this set and am excited with how it turned out!

Instructions for this card are as follows:

Cut Whipser White Card Stock # 100730 5.5 x 8.25 folded in half to form the card base.
Then cut another piece of Whisper White Cardstock 5.25 x 3.75 and a piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock# 115316 cut 5.25 x 1.00.  Both pieces need to be run through the Big Shot #113439 using the Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595 and the Adorning Accents Embossing folder  #125601.

After embossing and cutting using the Adorning Accents Edgelit position and glue the two pieces so that the width of the two together measure 4" wide.

Using the Stem/Leaves stamp from the Fabulous Florets stamp set and Old Olive ink# 126953 stamp                an image on the front of the card.

Stamp the image of the flower onto a 2 x 2 piece of Watercolor Paper # 122595 with Rich Razzleberry ink #126950.  Using a Rich Razzleberry ink pad and an Aqua Painter # 103954 begin shading in the flower you stamped on the Watercolor Paper...hint...the center and the edges should be shaded darker than the inside of each petal.  To darken the edges of the petals even more, trace the edges and center with a Rich Razzleberry marker # 120970 softening these lines with the Aqua Painter.  The center of the flower is done in the same manner, but with Pumpkin Pie Ink #126945.  Using an Early Espresso Marker # 119680 I darkened the area around the center of the flow just inside the petals....again....soften this with the Aqua Painter.  When done coloring the flower I dipped my Aqua Painter into and brushed on a clear glimmer paint.  Adhere the flower to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional #104430

Using the Petite Pairs greetings stamp set #128706 Wood and the Rich Razzleberry ink pad I chose a sentiment for the card.  You could also make this a wedding, get well, thinking of you or even sympathy card.

Using the Old Olive 1/4" ribbon, loop the ribbon around the back of the card front and  tie a small bow off to the right side of the card.

Using Stampin' Dimensionals I attached the front of the card to the base.

Sale-a-Bration is going on now and is the best time of the year to stock up!  For every $50 you spend, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  If you need a Sale-a-Bration flyer, please email me at
If you would like to see these and a lot more great Stampin' Up! products click the following link to shop:


Virtual Card Club

I've decided to start a card club for my long distance followers!

Once a month I will stamp, punch and cut the paper for three cards for either a prepaid fee of $10 per month or the cards are free with a $30 Stampin' Up! order when you use me as your demonstrator.  Envelopes will be included.

A virtual card club has a few advantages:

1.  You create three beautiful cards from the convenience of your own home.  All supplies will be mailed to you within three days of when payment is received.

2.  Unless you are a stamper already and want to build your creative arsenal , there is no need to purchase any unwanted product.  Who knows though...after you begin stamping you may want to have the tools and supplies to be creative all on your own!

3.  There is no requirement to purchase the cards every month, but once you start you may want to:-)

4.  I use Paypal so payment is simple and easy.

5.  I've installed a "Contact Form"  in the right-hand sidebar of my blog.  If interested in joining my virtual card club all you need to do is contact me through the "Contact Form" on my blog and either send your money via paypal ( I will give you my paypal account info when you contact me) or place a $30 order by visiting my Stampin' Up! Demo page.

Click on any ShopWithPat link on this blog to place your order!  Hope to hear from you soon!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet

I spent the day making cards!

A friend of mine is looking for a few so I thought I would put together a few for her to choose from.

This card uses the Designer Series Paper
 - Sweet Sorbet Product #133521 that can be found in the Sale-a-Bration flyer! You can get this paper FREE with a $50 purchase!  What a GREAT deal!

Here is a list of other supplies used:
Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043 cut 
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock # 130020
Crisp Cataloupe Cardstock #130024
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Springtime Hello (flower and fly)Stamp Set #133412
Apothecary Framelits #127003
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Summer Silhouttes (Lattice) Stamp Set #132082
Perfect Penants (Hello) Stamp Set #133227
Ovals Collection Framelits # 129381

 I had the pearls that matched the Pistachio Pudding paper and some 1/4" ribbon that I used to embellish.

To use the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Oval Collection Framelits you will need a 
Big Shot # 113439.  If you purchase a Big Shot during Sale-a-Bration you will earn 2 free 
Sale-a-Bration items!  Sale-a-Bration is the biggest sale of the year at Stampin' Up!  

Hop onto my website to shop for these and many more great Stampin' Up! products!
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tonights Cards!

Just home from a night of crafting with three fine ladies!  
Thanks so much for joining me Sharon, Christine and Lydia. 
 I hope you had a good time, I know I did:)

Here are the cards we made tonight. 
 (colors of the non-Valentine card were different, but the design was the same)

Send me an email for a list of supplies and instructions on how to make these cards.

Check it out!

Another set of weekly deals from Stampin' Up!

To begin shopping click ShopWithPat

Thursday, January 30, 2014



Click Sale-a-bration! to shop with me now!

Introducing the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!

Are you impressed? I am!

The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. 

NOTE: This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. 

Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

The following two cards where made using the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!

The pink background of the owl card and the bottom half of the Best Wishes card have been embossed.

With the multitude of embossing folders offered by Stampin' Up! background textures are endless!

Get your Texture Boutique Embossing Machine by ShoppingWithPat

Shop embossing folders by clicking here:  EmbossingFolders

Don't miss out. Get yours today!

I am holding a class Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 at Generations in Plymouth.

We will be making the two cards shown above.  

We will make two of each card.

Let me know if you are interested in joining us!  It's always a lot of fun:)

Weekly Deal from Stampin' Up!

Shop the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Would you just look at these great deals from Stampin' Up!  
This is a great time to purchase these items!

The Labels Collection Framelits Dies are marked down 25%!

What a great deal!

Get yours today by ShoppingWithPat

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Everyone likes FREE STUFF, right?

The Sizzex Big Shot is one of my most used paper crafting tools.  

What is your "go-to" tool?

I've been researching the price of Big Shots and have found that Stampin' Up!'s is the most reasonably priced of those that I found!

If you have been thinking about buying the Big Shot NOW is the time!

Beginning January 28th and running through March 31st Stampin' Up! has it's bigget sale of the year known as Sale-A-Bration.  During this sale, for every $50 you spend you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration "free items" list.  There are some really cute stamps on the list.  Contact me at if interested or just want information or click the following link to shop:  ShopwithPat

Way back when, I bought my Big Shot during this sale and took advantage of the FREE STUFF:)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals


Weekly deals for this week!

Don't miss out!
Orders yours today by clicking the following link:  ShopwithPat

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Paper Pumpkin
Limited time offer ends February 10th at 11:59 p.m.

Photo: Paper Pumpkin

Just think . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you escape your life with some paper fun. (I'm kinda like your paper fairy godmother without white hair!) You'll love what you find on the inside:  All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Stuff like cards, 3-D items, and more!


Just think . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you escape your life with some paper fun. (I'm kinda like your paper fairy godmother— without white hair!) You'll love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Stuff like cards, 3-D items, and more!

Sign up today by clicking the Paper Pumpkin link at the right!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Celebrate the Everyday!!

Stampin' Up! has released their LATEST and GREATEST mini catalog.  

There are so many cute stamps, embossing folders and embellishments in this catalog.

Check it out here:  OccasionsCatalog