MemoryDex Cards by Jamie Pate

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hey hey all you MemoryDex fans… or if you are not a MemDex fan YET!!! well. Maybe you should be! Jamie Pate here, and I have been having a blast taking the MemoryDex paper crafting concept and mixing in HorizonWhimsical, as well as several of Paige’s cut files: a Layered Butterfly, Rolled Flowers, and a Flower. For today’s post I have crafted three different cards.

The first card is full of color. I know, right?!?! If you know me I usually play it fairly subtle. Creating these little artist cards is a great way to play with color and patterns one would not normally utilize on a big 12x12 size page. So this was a perfect way to use the Layered Butterfly cut file and just have some fun.

The cut file was sized down so that the largest butterfly was about 4 1/4-inches wide. I chose patterns from Horizon without too much thought. The only real focus was that the patterns were mostly pink. I cut the MemoryDex card from Paper 09 and then layered the butterflies against that painterly pattern. Then a Sticker was used as the title of this card. Ta dah! Card 1 done!

The next card is a fav. Because. Rolled Flowers. I am super loving rolled flowers right now. I cut two of Paige’s files on both Horizon + Whimsical patterned papers. Again, the focus was color. So I stayed mainly with the salmon/coral hues found in both collections. The MemoryDex card was cut out using white cardstock. This was then splattered with watercolors to give it a bit of dimension and color.

A round label from my stash was the anchor of all the elements. Using hot glue I rolled the flowers and then attached to the card. The leaves from the Floral Die Cuts really set the whole thing off. After hot gluing the leaves into place it was like, yes! Perfect. The sentiment is from the Ephemera Die Cuts. And this tag is called good!

The last card I want to share with you is a fun little paper crafting exercise. I cut the card this time from acetate. The Flower was made again using white cardstock. This was then cut in half and adhered to the clear card.

I knew I wanted to use one of the layered Tags on this MemoryDex card. It was a matter of just deciding how to make it work. I could have punched the tag itself at the bottom and let it be a separate element. Instead I went ahead and attached it to the clear card using a pop dot to pop it up off the card. One of the Charms was tied to the top of the tag using seam binding and twine. Just another way to craft a MemoryDex card with all the Paige Evans paper love.

Here’s to playing it safe: Take paper and cut files and craft cards, or like here, MemoryDex cards. Allow your ideas to find a home on these smaller canvases. Inspire yourself with creative play with all the Paige Evans’ things!

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