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Wednesday’s Card: Die Cut Pattern

Die Cut Pattern

Hi All!

Hope you’re having a great year so far! As you know, it was my birthday last week. Well, since I quit my corporate job to stay home with the kids 2 years ago, I have done very little in the way of fashion and make-up. I have found myself wearing my baggy jeans and oversized shirts way too often, and fleece has become my favorite fabric. No more. On my birthday, I got dressed up (with make-up!) and went shopping. I had so much fun! I am a new 41-year-old. I’m back to eye shadow, layered shirts, and skinny jeans. I’m a new person in 2011!

For this card, I was inspired by a card on the cover of the Stampin’ Up! catalog. I added my own twist by slanting the pattern and adding some buttons. I used Basic Grey’s Kioshi paper, which was last year’s pattern. You could pretty much pick up any book of patterned paper and just pull out some of the sheets. Just make sure you get some solids too.

Now, the song on this video is kind of odd. It’s actually one of the songs in my collection that I consider to be an “all-time favorite”, believe it or not. Just listen to the lyrics – it’s awesome!

Have a great week!

SONG: “The Superman Song” by Crash Test Dummies.



  1. wrote on January 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am


    So clever and so beautiful. I always have small scraps and now a way to use them! Tks for sharing… I also love the bitty buttons they are so versatile will have to re-order more!

  2. wrote on January 12th, 2011 at 4:38 pm


    Great card and a beautiful and easy way to use some of those scraps for sure! I love Kioshi ;D

  3. wrote on January 12th, 2011 at 6:17 pm


    really cute. I am looking forward to making this one..

  4. wrote on January 18th, 2011 at 10:38 am


    First, Happy Belated Birthday! Second, thanks for your sharing of great techniques. You are very inspiring and I love everything you post on your site.

  5. wrote on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Ayana Posadas

    Oh, I don’t know how I missed this one. What a fabulous card, Darlene. I love how you showed how to place the strips of pattern paper down to the card base. Seems like such fun to do! I’ll have to try it. 🙂
    Hope you had a fantastic birthday!!!!

  6. wrote on February 17th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    margaret ann

    hi! i’m really enjoying your cardmaking videos and blog. i did see that you used the sassafras lass ‘stichery’ set on at least one of your cards (merci) – i have looked for months and cannot find it anywhere. do you know where i can find a set? i want it BADLY. 🙂

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