Storybook Creator Rose image


I took some lovely photos of a rose at the front of the house in the morning sun this morning.  I was really pleased with my results.  Here is one of the photos I took.  I have placed this photo onto a 12 x 12 photo page and then put a page from the Baroqe digital kit.  Using the Custom wand from the Cut and Fill ribbon I cut out the rose to highlight it from the background.  I then used the opacity function from the Format ribbon to just leave a hint of the paper on the background of the rose.  I then put a freebie sentiment on the bottom left of the page.  Sometimes less is more…


Wedding card

I have got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and decided to try my hand at doing a wedding card, using a different range of techniques.

I have embossed a cream metallic paper with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Then on some scrap paper I have drawn a template for a dress and used that to cut out the shape from the embossed paper.

With my Creative Memories Blossom place’n’punch I have punch out a flower from some cream metallic paper.  I creased all the edges and then cut one crease to the middle.  I have pleated up the flower and then glued to flower onto the waist of the dress.

I have made the small flowers out of using my Border Maker system twinkle chain cartridge.  I have glued them with my CM glue pen onto the bodice.  I then put some pearls onto the middle of the flowers and also the middle of the larger flower.

I then cut a piece of Divine dark brown paper to back onto my cardstock.

I cut an oval out of cream Divine paper and laid it over the top of the brown paper.  I also trimmed the cream paper to make the brown paper mat the cream paper. I just eyeballed how much I trimmed it.

I then stamped a Congratulations from Stamp’n’Up on a piece of scrap cream paper.  This was then matted in onto the brown paper and then placed it on the bottom front of the card.Cheers for now.  Patricia

Small cards

Hello there again.

I will have my cards for sale at World of Treasures Curios and Collectables at 324 Fergusson Drive, Heretaunga in Upper Hutt.

Here is a small selection that I have made for the shop.  I have used a combination of Creative Memories papers and embellishments, cuttlebug dies and embossing folders and sizzex dies.  I have also printed off papers through my Storybook Creator to make the envelopes to match the cards.  I have got the template through Pinterest.

If you are up that way pop in and say hello to Pauline.  She has a lovely range of curios and collectables to view.

Easel cards

Hi there.

I have recently been to a VIP Showcase where one of the make and takes was an easel card.  Here is my version using the Reflections range of papers and embellished with Reflections papers, flowers, ribbon finished off with the Enchanted epoxy stickers.

To make an easel card:

1) Using a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock (here I have used CM cloud) and cut a strip of 12 x 4 inches
2) Using a scoring blade of the 12 inch rotary trimmer score at 4, 6 and inches.  Fold along the score lines – like an accordion fold.  I then adhered the second panel onto the top panel.



3) Using a piece of white cardstock cut 2 squares of 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.  I have used the different blades from the rotary trimmer to create a different border
4) Adhere the white cardstock onto the top panel with a tape runner.
5) Using a decorative paper (here I have used the Reflections range) cut2  squares of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and adhere to the white cardstock with a tape runner.
6) Decorate the front of the card with any embellishments.  I have used the Reflections paper flowers and Enchanted epoxy stickers.
7) On the base panel adhere the second piece of white cardstock.
8) Adhere the second piece of decorative paper onto the white card.
9)  Create a shape (can be any shape) and using Foam adhesive squares put on the shape onto the bottom panel.  This needs to be raised in order to provide a ledge for the top section to sit in place creating the easel.  I have also used Storybook Creator 4 to do my sentiments etc and printed them off and cut them out.

Here is the finished card
And here is a selection of cards that I have made.
I hope you have found these instructions easy to follow.  Please feel free to leave any comments or feedback.
Happy cardmaking!

Another Creative Memories creation


Hello there again

Here is another image that I have created on Storybook Creator 4.  This one was very simple.  I made the background of the 6 x 4 card with two papers from the Just Fun digital kit that I got with my Storybook upgrade.  I have used a zigzag stitch to join the seam.  I have also put a Just fun embellishment flower and put a brad in the centre.  I like to create a three-dimensional look by using the format ribbon and putting a shadow on the brad.  I have inserted a photo of a rose and then finally the sentiment also from the Just Fun digital kit.  The Just Fun kit is so versatile and works well with all sorts of photos from children to flowers.

I then got the photo printed off, trimmed and matted it onto card stock.  Very simple and cheap to make.

Cheers for now.


Storybook Creator photo cards


I have been wondering how I can make cards from my Storybook Creator and thought I might use some of my photos of flowers.

For this card I have placed a photo of rhododendrons on the background.  I have then inserted an empty frame on top of the photo and then clicked and dragged an overlay from the Serene digital kit into the frame.  I then matted this image and increased the relief to make the photo seem to pop out.

I then printed this off as a 6 x 4 print, trimmed and matted it to make a card.

Craft Market


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I will be having a stall at the Get Crafty on Logan Craft Market at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club this Sunday 7th October from 9 am to 2 pm.  I will have a display of Creative Memories products as well as cards for sale.  Please come and check this out.  I will also be doing a slideshow of the CM digital products.  Please come along to check it out.

Hello world!

Hello there

I will be using this website to document my journey with Creative Memories and showcase my creations using both Creative Memories and other products.

I have been crafting for many years and have now taken the plunge and became a Creative Memories Consultant.  I enjoy making cards ad currently sell them at the SweetPea Cafe in Petone, Lower Hutt.  I have just started having a regular stall at the Get Crafty on Logan craft market at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club.  Dates will be posted as they come up.

As a Creative Memories Consultant I offer a range of scrapooking and storage solutions for your photos.  There is a wonderful range of traditional products and a amazing software for digital scrapbooking at a very affordable price.  I am also available for parties and presentations.  Parties are a great way to earn free product and start creating your own albums.

I attend the Crafternoons at the Upper Hutt Library every Sunday between 1.30 pm and 4 pm as well as Mondays between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm.  Please feel free to join me there and bring your own projects to work on in a very comfortable atmosphere.  Tea, coffee and snacks are provided by the library.

Happy crafting

Patricia Manhire