Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤

cards · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m on to share a card for Reverse Confetti stock your stash challenge. The theme… Love is in the Air! All those heart cuts from the new hearts Confetti Cuts to the rescue, love in the air clouds!

Look at this cute critter from the new Flowers for a Friend stamp set and confetti cuts!  I searched tigers and then tried to give him a realistic coloring job!  He makes me smile!  I used Copic Sketch markers in the YR20’s range.

I don’t remember what colors I used for the flowers, not really anything in particular. 

I used the new paper pad sweet as sugar to die cut some of the hearts and for the background panel.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set… heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder and trimmed to make a banner.

Such a fun theme!  I hope you get a chance to play!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box… Scribble Rose Trio and Happy Heart Collage Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s snowing here… not a lot but enough to brighten it up which is so nice!  This white card makes me think of snow too!  I love how this turned out… beautiful new Memory Box Scribble Rose Trio die combined with an earlier release Antique Leaf Label.  So pretty!

Several pictures today…you can always tell when I’m happy with photos. haha Such a picky picture person. ugh. (the red is prettier IRL)

I die cut and glued the Scribble Rose Trio die cuts behind the poppystamps largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  I cut strips of mounting tape and raised it up a little off the cardbase…mounting tape behind the roses too.

I die cut the label die and used mounting tape behind the leaves.

Then came the challenge… heat embossing in gold is easy but figuring out how to mount it…well…eek!  I found some clear mounting stuff on a roll in my drawer so I just did it!  Kept it behind the words and I’m ok with it.   It was worth the little bit of fiddly because it really is so pretty IRL!

The sentiments are from the NEW Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I want to stamp and color that up next!

You likey? lol  I think I know who I’m going to send this to.  Someone special for sure! One of my sister’s is recovering from a health issue so I will stick it in the mail!  ❤

Size… A2

*Keep your adhesive remover handy with white cards!  I think I posted before how it was a must have tool!

*The other thing I use ALL the time is a BIG pin… like a hat pin.  The head came off so I wrapped some washi tape around it.  It’s always beside me.  I use it to remove adhesive that seeps out AND to get cuts out of dies.  ❤

Then I made another Happy Heart Collage Card… I had die cut this black one before I made the orange/pink strip type one from last week.  I couldn’t make it work then but all of a sudden I was inspired to use the Memory Box Christmas 6×6 paper pad plaids and it works!

I’m happy with it! I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from (well maybe not?!)… getting back into the groove was slow after Christmas.  I always wonder if I really can make cards I like again! lol

And masculine cards are challenging but this one just evolved and surprised me!  I didn’t really even work hard at it like usual!

The NEW Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies are awesome!  YES to double stitches!  Years ago I sewed 24/7, fashion seamstress so to speak.  I remember being so happy when I was able to sew double stitches! hehe  I don’t know if any of that knowledge would come back to me now!  Nice to have dies that do it for me!

The stamped sentiment is from the NEW Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.  Size… 5 ½ inches square!

I think that’s it for today… scroll down for SSS shopping codes (previous post)…I’ll post a Scrapbook.com great deal…and you know where to shop for Memory Box and more… Starlitstudio.net! LinkDeli links to products I used below…

Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoyed these cards and are looking forward to more ❤ cards!

Scrapbook.com is a great source for so many stamp companies anymore!  Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts just to name a few! Cardmaking sale going on right now too!  Don’t miss it!  If you need a new die cutting machine?  Now is the time! Their prices are thee best for that!  Free shipping!  whoop whoop! 

Memory Box – 94399 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam Roll 1.6yds
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Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive
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adhesive pick-up square
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cards · Oxide Inks · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie Release…

Hi everyone!  Busy week here on the blog and it’s just working out that I’m finally getting to wish you a Happy New Year!  Another year for happy cardmaking and papercrafting!

It’s NEW release time of the month at Simon Says Stamp.  I received this NEW background stamp called Etched Snowflake to show and tell!

 


I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Did some Oxide inking/blending/spattering over the top, die cut a snowflake in glitter paper, silver embossed a sentiment… just enough to combine the subtle with some pizzazz!  Oh, I did give it a couple spritzes of Sparkle spray.

It was fun just playing around and using different colors than I would normally pick.  This card ended up 5 ¼ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by yet another day this week! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…and here’s a code to use at SSS when you shop.  There’s also a code to get a free die with a $50 order… use BFF489!


Simon Says Cling Stamp ETCHED…
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Simon Says Stamp ELIZA SNOWFLAKE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock –…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock BLACK…
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Tonic SILVER SCREEN 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger INK BLENDING FOAM REFILLS…
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Tonic EASY CLEAN MAT 1514E
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
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Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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All Occasion · cards · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You · Valentine

Reverse Confetti… January Release Blog Hop!

Hi cardmakers and friends! The release is now available for purchase in the Reverse Confetti webstore. Check it all our HERE.  Seven NEW stamp sets, 9 New Confetti Cuts die sets and a 6×6 paper pad.

I’m going to start with the cute card of the two I made for today’s post. hehe  This cutie critter is all about showing us how to cut and paste!  I love it so much!

I used the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and Confetti Cuts set for this one. Besides this cute monkey, there’s the bunny and a zebra, all crafters!

This monkey’s got personality + for sure! So busy cutting paper hearts and gluing up a card!  I stamped and colored with Copics… E40’s, BG10’s, R24 and 29.

There’s the NEW Scallop Cover Panel Confetti Cut in the background. The Scallop Frame is an older Confetti Cut die set called Love Note.

Up next is the Butterfly Wreath stamp set and Confetti Cuts set

I had fun with this one… I stamped and gold heat embossed it on textured watercolor paper and painted it in with water and Distress Inks. It’s bright! lol  I spattered with the leftover paint on my tonic craft mat too.

I randomly stamped the branch with old paper Distress ink on the cardbase.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum. Stamped and heat embossed the two butterflies from the set and adhered them with a little Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue after I adhered the wreath to the cardbase with mounting tape.

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The hop started at the Reverse Confetti Blog and ends here on mine (list below)…lots of hearts and inspiration shared this week!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and visits!  Happy papercrafting the for the big heart day!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Oxide Inks · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti, Countdown to Confetti Day Three…

Does she make you smile? Happy Heart Day papercrafting friends!  When I saw this new heart die from the NEW Hearts Confetti Cuts, I knew I had to use it like it was paper dolls!  So cute!  

I stamped and die cut the cute girl bunny from the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and coordinating confetti cuts set.  Colored her with Copics, E30’s, R30’s, BG10’s. 

You can tell she loves her cardmaking hobby just like we do!

I kept the card basic, clean and simple and let her shine. A little Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Oxide inks blended in the background, sentiments white embossed on black cardstock to show off a happy crafter!

The happy valentines day sentiment is from the NEW So Very Lovely stamp set. Over 32 sentiments in the set…super fun ones… like ‘love you to the moon and back’, ‘cutie pie’ and so much more!

Here’s what to expect in this release on Wednesday…

Have fun clicking through the other designers posts…you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST today! The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST today!

See you again tomorrow, it’s RELEASE DAY and a blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti, Countdown to Confetti Day Two…

Welcome back to Day Two Sneek Peeks of the January Release for Reverse Confetti!  Today we are introducing the stamp set Butterfly Wreath and coordinating Confetti Cuts set.

I made it up two ways… the first that I’m sharing today is a CAS card colored simply with Copics (BG10, 11, 13) and then with a shimmer pen. I’ll share my other card on release day Wednesday.

I die cut the wreath in an A2 size panel to overlay the stamped and colored image that I adhered to the cardbase after coloring because… yah… remember Copics soak through the cardstock.

This card could be used for so many occasions… well this set could be! Beautiful image and sentiments!  I especially love the one, ‘you’ve been on my mind’.  Come back Wednesday to see that one used on a card! ❤

Have fun clicking through the other designers posts…you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST January 7th. The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST January 7th!

See you again tomorrow and Wednesday the 8th for RELEASE DAY and blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

Thank you so much for stopping by!