Faux Quilt Memo Board

By: Ann Butler Designs

Materials and Supplies:

  • ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink by Ann Butler: Lilac, Sunshine, Berry, Limelight, Aquamarine, Tangelo, Sand, Canyon, Blueberry, Deep Woods, Ocean Breeze and Evergreen
  • ColorBox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler: Double Diamonds 1 & 2, Picnic 1 & 2, Checks 1 & 2 and Basket 1 & 2.
  • Art Canvas Board: 9” x 12”
  • Connie Crystal: Crystal Mesh sheet - White
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac™
  • Trim, white: 4 yards
  • Velcro® Picture Hangers, 4
  • Westcott Brand Scissors,
  • Baby wipes, ruler, heat gun,
  • Pencil, push pins, paper towels




  1. Find the center of the bottom of board, lightly mark with pencil. Ink a 3” square stamp in your choice with a color of your choice. Turn the stamp to align a point of the square to the mark on the board and stamp.
  2. Chose a different 3” square stamp and ink with another color. Turn the stamp to align the bottom point with the top point of the first stamped image as shown and stamp.
  3. Ink and stamp a third and a fourth square on either side of the first two squares in different colors.  You will now have a large 6” diamond in the center of the board.
  4. Align and stamp four more squares in your choice of colors on either side on 6” square, as shown.
  5. Stamp around the edges with different triangle stamps in colors of your choice.
  6. Glue trim on the back of the art board, bring across lines to cover where stamped patterns meet and glue onto the back side of the art board.  Trim and repeat until all lines are covered. 
  7. Measure and cut 4 lengths of the trim for the edges, adding two inches to each piece. Place trim on edges and glue the ends of the trim onto the back of the art board.
  8. Add a small amount of glue to the bottom piece of trim where trim pieces cross.
  9. Cut 6 pieces of crystal mesh, two crystals by two crystals, and glue on the top of the trim where the trim pieces cross, as shown.
  10. Apply Velcro® Picture Hangers to the back of the art board according to manufacturer’s instructions.


  1. Heat set as needed.
  2. Use baby wipes to clean stamps before changing ink colors.

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