cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Florentina Wreath and Merry Christmas Posh Script Card…

Hi everyone! Have you started on your Christmas card stash yet?  I’m working away dreaming of all the fun stuff there is out there to make!

Today’s card is a couple new dies and a sentiment from a new stamp set that I used on a previous card.

I die cut the new Florentina Wreath in heavyweight white cardstock and colored it with Copics.

Then I decided to inlay it back into the white panel that I die cut it from!  I love how it looks!  Hopefully you can see it in some of my pictures.

I wish I’d used a lighter brown for the branch so the red berries would’ve shown up better but the dot of white gel pen did help!

Very easy to inlay back in because there’s only the outside panel and the inside panel pieces to piece the wreath back into!  Super easy and classy looking!  That word gives me another idea… die cutting the wreath and then using embossing ink, gold embossing powder and heat embossing to make the wreath gold!

This is an A2 size card… the wreath panel is 4 x 5 ¼ in. then the black mat layer is just a teeny border and the cardbase is 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. folded and scored.

Very traditional again but festive and CAS too!

The sentiment is white embossing powder on TE oreo cardstock and from the new Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Holler if you have any questions…I’m sure I forgot something. lol

OH!  The die cut Merry Christmas is a beautiful new die, Merry Christmas Posh Script!  I die cut it in TE Cherry Pop and white cardstock.

I cut narrow pieces of foam mounting tape for the back and adhered it over the inlaid wreath.

Thank you for stopping by!  Thinking….what to make next!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94592 Florentina Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94584 Merry Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Masculine · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Joy and Cheer, Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig Dies Card…

Hi everyone! How are you?  It’s cooling off here in Iowa and the days have been beautiful! I hope you’re enjoying the Fall where you are too!

My card today reminds me of the fancy ones you get from businesses with all the gold foiling and personalized touches!  I was tickled that this came out leaning toward a masculine feeling.  Sometimes Tim needs cards for business associates so this one would work great!

I used the NEW Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6×6 double sided papers pad.  Gorgeous designs!

I don’t know why flat photos turn out different colors but the plaid is pretty anyway…somewhere between the colors in the photos! lol

Really straight forward card… die cut the images and sentiment from Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock, HERE… glue the pinecone together… die cut the sentiment backer from one of the blues from the Memory Box Stormy Blue 6×6 cardstock pad. 

I used foam mounting tape on the cone and the sentiment.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I finished it with a piece of lighter blue from the same Stormy Blue cardstock pad and stamped an image/Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the Yuletide Moments stamp set… I love this set!  Beautiful images for the front and inside of the card!

 

The gorgeous pearls are new from Starlitstudio!  I love having the smaller sizes!  Thank you Cindy!  She has them in other colors also… HERE… there are so many in the little bottle, it doesn’t look like I used any!

This card is 4 ⅜ in x 6 ¼ in so it will fit in an A7 envelope with room to spare, no corners ruined in mailing.

The pinecone is so pretty… it really catches the light and shows the dimension that Dave designed into the die! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94590 Joy and Cheer…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94597 Gentle Pine Needle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94594 Large Pine Cone…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Pearl Embellishments – flat backed,…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box NEW Old Lamp Post, Melted Candles, Holly Bundle and Pine Needle Trio Card…

Hi everyone!  Are you feeling festive yet?  Working with greens, candles, lamp posts and snow gets me in the spirit of things!

I started with a panel of dark gray cardstock from the Memory Box Earth Neutral 6×6 cardstock pad.

I die cut the lamp from TE Oreo cardstock 3 times and glued them up for some height and used foam mounting tape to adhere it to the cardbase after I brushed on some TE Sugar Cube ink and die cut the candle in white, inked it with Oxide inks and stuck it to the back of the lamp.

I cut a piece of scrap acetate to put in the window. I couldn’t really get it to show in pictures!  I tried!

I decided on a sentiment from the NEW Memory Box Yuletide Moments stamp set! Stamped it in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I love the name of the set and the sentiments are all beautiful!  Be sure to check them out!  I love it when there’s words for the front and the inside that match!

I die cut the NEW Pine Needle Trio and Holly Bundle dies from the Memory Box Green 6×6 cardstock Pad. The berries from a scrap of red. I glued them directly to the lamp post.

Then I decided I needed to spatter the panel so I covered the words, got out the spatter box and using acrylic white ink and a bit of water and a brush, I spattered away.


This card is a little smaller than an A7 size.  Nice presentation!

Here’s a phone picture that maybe shows the acetate/glass on the lamp post better…the red is not this color though!  ugh.  Oh well, I give up, It’s Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop red cardstock.  I’ll link below.  Maybe red needs black behind it. lol  I’ll have to try another time!

Thank you all for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

P.S. I added a video to the end of my last post for the ornaments/tag.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94598 Old Lamp Post…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94593 Melted Candles…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]

birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags · Video · Winter

NEW Memory Box House Frame Dies…

 

Hi everyone! I don’t know which one to start with!  Lots of pictures so I better just get to it!

We all love snowmen, right?  This one is sooooo CUTE!

I think I’m going to have to make a video to show what I used on each one…

I used the House Frame die, the House Frame Background die and the Snowman House Frame die.

Simple Distress Oxide backgound using my blue and purple brushes…I didn’t even add any extra ink!  Then a quick spritz of water.

The trees I used my green Distress oxide brush….no extra ink.

These will be so fun hanging on the Christmas tree or if I can part with them, on a present!

 

Here’s the Nativity House Frame… new navy glitter cardstock from the NEW Festive Glitter 6×6 Pad.

The House and tree are cut from MB woodgrain cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

I used the House Frame, the Nativity House Frame and the House Frame Background dies for this ornament.

I love the simplicity of this and want to make more! A great reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season!

 

Next up is the Gingerbread House Frame….. so cute!

Gingerbread…a must have for Christmas!  So many adorable pieces to embellish this cute house!

I used the House Frame, the Gingerbread House Frame and the House Frame Background dies to make this one.

MB woodgrain cardstock again, inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink.  The gum drops and peppermint glitter is from the new Festive glitter pad and last years Holiday glitter pad.

 

Last, I thought it’d be fun to make a birdhouse from the House Frame Background die!  I made it a tag.  I think I’ll still hang it on the tree as an ornament though.

I used some elements from the Gingerbread House Frame die also.

I heat embossed the word JOY from the NEW Birch Press Design Contempo Christmas Greetings stamp set.

It needed some green!  So I cut the NEW Curled Holly Branch from the Fresh Green 6×6 cardstock pad and embellished the berries with Nuvo drops.

I felt like it needed a bird. lol  I couldn’t get it to work to suit me though so I put the bird I made on the back!

He is from the MB Perched Bird die… just brushed on ink with my oxide ink brushes again.  I love how that works and so fast…who knew that an inky brush could be so handy! lol

These aren’t as big as they look in my pictures… they are approximately 3 ½ in. wide and 3 ½ in. tall.  Perfect ornament size!

Editing and adding this video…watch it on You Tube for better quality!

Whew… did you make it through this long post!  I almost didn’t! lol  I kept taking pictures over!  My computer desktop is a mess of pictures! lol

But I love making so I keep doing this! haha   We’ll inspire each other to get in the Christmas spirit!

Links below for what I used…ttul!  Tap STR for starlitstudio.net, SSS for Simon Says Stamp (code CZY444) and SBC for Scrapbook.com

Thank you!

Memory Box – 94601 House Frame craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94606 House Frame…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94604 Snowman House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94602 Nativity House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94244 Perched Bird craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CONTEMPO CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Christmas!!!!! It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Card…

Hello and happy days to you and me!  It’s beginning to look like Christmas here on my blog! YAY!  It’s always challenging to decide what to start with but I guess I felt like coloring because I started with a stamp set and coordinating die first!

Festive Christmas Greetings is the name of this set…

Traditional, traditional, traditional! lol  Red, Green and Gold!  What can I say! lol

I used the NEW Pine Needle Trio die to back the oval, colored piece…

and the NEW poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames to set it all off!

I cut the Pine Needle Trio in Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock…

I stamped and heat embossed the main image and watercolored with Tombox Dual Brush markers and a #4 Silver Black Velvet watercolor brush.  Links below…. Holly – 177 and 249.  Leaves – 126 and 098.  Berries – 847.

The cardbase is Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop cardstock.

I used Neenah Solar White 110# for all the white.

Back to basics!  This is the kind of stamping I did back in 1994 when I started making cards!  Makes me smile… back then we could only wish for punches that weren’t stars, hearts or circles! lol  Now look at all we have!!!

Craft away everyone and I’ll be back with more fabulous from the Memory Box/poppystamps release!  Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card!

Starlitstudio.net has the release in stock and as always, super, super fast shipping and awesome prices!  Simon Says Stamp has their $5 off code again CZY444 Good Oct 1 – Nov 20

Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush -…
[ BLIC ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Sets |…
[ BLIC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box You Anchor Me Card…

It’s always fun to have a masculine card in the stash!  Today’s card is the new Memory Box You Anchor Me stamp set and coordinating dies!

I stamped the anchor in TE’s Blue Corn ink, it’s a dark blue….love it!  Not black. hehe  Die cut it with the coordinating die, popped it up on a Memory Box die cut Wrapped Circles die cut, then matted it with a Circle Basics die cut in dark brown. 

I got out the Memory Box End of My Rope set… don’t you love that name?! lol  Decided I liked one, die cut it in white cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

Some woodgrain pattern paper…two sentiments stamped in the MISTI in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink from the You Anchor Me set.

Then on the inside, a couple more sentiments.

I die cut the panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set. I should’ve stamped one of the little fish (in the set) inside with the words too!

I popped the anchor and rope up with a little 3M foam mounting tape, the 1/16th inch stuff so It’s still CAS and mailable!

Thank you for stopping by and come back!  Christmas is coming soon!  Can’t wait!

Pam

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5269D You Anchor Me…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps YOU ANCHOR ME…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]

Birthday · cards · Interactive · My Scrap Chick · Scan and Cut · Summer

My Scrap Chick Beach Box Card…

Hi everyone! Another end of Summer interactive card to share!  I guess I’m loving these box cards.  This file came from My Scrap Chick. com.

I use a Scan and Cut so I have to change the SVG file to work on it.  I follow a video that’s really easy!  I have to watch it every time though because I don’t cut files very often.  Mostly I use it to cut out stamped images if I don’t have matching dies.  Comment or email me if you want a link to the video.

This turned out so cute!  The file is actually called Guy Bird Tubing but I needed it to be a girl!  Simple fix… I cut a narrow strip of cardstock and put it through the holes on the light pink piece and made straps for her bathing suit!

We’re still having some hot days here in Iowa so that lemonade looks so refreshing!

hahahaha  I added some white lines and dots with a white gel pen.

I used some old Bazzil cardstock and some Taylored Expressions cardstock.  Cookie Monster for the bird and Confetti Cake for the box.

It folds flat so easily and slips into an A2 envelope.  The file comes with an envelope you can cut but I resized it way too big!  I was glad to find out it fit in a regular size A2.

Totally charming! lol  This file comes with a short assembly video too… amazing how the gal designed it to fit together seamlessly!

On the back I wrote, “we think you’re beachy keen”! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!

Yesterday was stressful…I had to update the operating system on this computer.  Safari cut me off to where I couldn’t log in to my blog!  Fortunately everything is working ok… I almost panicked because it didn’t look like photoshop elements was going to open but it finally did. whew.  I lost all the mail I had saved in folders in my mail program though.  I guess I was tooooo far behind in updating and it acted like it was a new computer!  So I will just type my name here today because I don’t have the html code saved in an email anymore in my blog folder.  Five years of stuff, gone. boo. I am working on another system for saving stuff!!!

ttul!

Pam

Here’s what I used…

TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Guy Bird Tubing Box Card – My Scrap…
[ MSC ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]

 

And there’s a great sale at Scrapbook.com! We ALWAYS LOVE free shipping! hehe  Tons of stamps, dies and more!


All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · sympathy · Thank You · Thinking of You

Memory Box Eucalyptus Collage and Thanks Cursive Script Circle Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have two Clean and Simple (CAS) cards to share with you today!  When I saw this new MB Eucalyptus die I immediately thought it’d be good for sympathy/thinking of you cards, which I never have enough of.

I die cut Eucalyptus Collage in one of the greens from the MB Lush Green 6×6 Cardstock Collection pad. The background paper is from the MB Garden Folly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  I love the little flower with the pink centers behind the collage! The green panel is cut with one of the MB Rectangle Basics die set.

Now that I’m posting this, other ideas come to mind. lol Remember MB Dave’s napkin watercoloring technique and how you add gold to it?!  Yes!  I think touches of gold on simple watercoloring would be so pretty!

I used 3m foam mounting tape to lift the collage panel.  It’s the big roll and not very thick…

I heat embossed the sentiment in white powder with a sentiment from the poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set. A ton of great sentiments in this set.

A2 size card…

My second card is a mini slim size… 3 ½ in. x 6 in.

I was struggling with what to do with this circle die… the first card I made was UGLY! lol  Now I wish I’d taken these pictures with a black background! ugh

Very simple composition.   I die cut MB Thanks Cursive Script Circle and Stained Glass Floral in white, then trimmed out the floral part from the square.

I’m giving the MB new Banner Sentiment Trio die set a work out this release!  I die cut the middle size, folded it in half and stapled it onto the circle.

Then I stapled on the floral die cut.  The Tim Holtz mini stapler at work again!

It’s a sweet, cute card IRL!  I suppose I should’ve tried a third time to get better pictures! ha.  It’s been one of those picture weeks… I can always tell when the season is changing!  I’ll quit whining and finish up! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94524 Eucalyptus Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps DIAMOND SENTIMENTS Clear…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps DIAMOND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94516 Thanks Cursive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94478 Stained Glass…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | STR ]

 

All Occasion · cards · copics · Memory Box · No Outline Coloring · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Memory Box Exclusive Stamp and Die Set…

Hi everyone!  It’s a busy, busy time with tons of new stuff this month at Simon Says Stamp!  I have a card to share today I made with the new Memory Box Exclusive clear stamp set , True Friend.

I stamped the main floral image from the set with Distress Anitque Linen ink and no line colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Y11, 13, 15, 18 and YG11, 13, 17.  If you haven’t tried no line coloring yet, this would be a great set to start out with! 

Here’s a picture of it just colored and before I cut out the innards. lol

I die cut the brown card panel from the Memory Box Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 paper pad with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Banner die with a yellow from the Memory Box Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pad.

I was surprised how easy it was to color!  It reminded me of coneflowers so that’s what I went with.

Here’s a picture of the set and the coordinating die…

I love it!  I’m going to have to order the die set! It looks like it cuts out the white between the flowers!  I love the sentiments too.

It’s Simon Says Stamp 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember!  There’s a big SSS release and collaborations with different companies all month!  So check in often and order quick because they do go fast!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love hearing from you!

Shopping links to what I used on my card today…

Memory Box TRUE FRIEND Stamptember…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box TRUE FRIEND Stamptember…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp BASIC BANNERS Wafer…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER 6×7…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SUNNY ORANGE 6×6 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box COTTAGE STRIPES AND DOTS…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release Blog Party…Happy Poinsettia Card

Click the logo to see the release!

Welcome to my blog party!  It’s the Christmas Spirit! Let the cardmaking begin!  Simon Says Stamp sent me their NEW Happy Poinsettia stamp set to play with…and after a day of stamping around the Christmas desk, I had a card! lol   

So here’s the deal for this blog party…use the code when you click from my logo when you order and get this exclusive Rainbow Ink cube set free with a purchase of $30 or more!  I love these colors!

There are so many wonderful new products!  Just WOW!  It’s going to be a super fun month!

I started this card by stamping on glossy white cardstock!  Remember glossy cardstock?  I know, blast from the past but it worked for me!

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set but I don’t have them so I made do with the Scan and Cut…I’d rather have the dies so into the cart they go!

I heat embossed SSS Outline Merry Christmas Background on Black cardstock with white embossing powder. Trimmed it to be a panel on an A2 size cardbase.

I love the touch of drama black brings to a card!

I trimmed a strip of white glossy cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Happy Poinsettia stamp on it with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I glued it down flat.

I arranged the floral pieces and some of the leaves have a little foam mounting tape under them. I shaped them a little with my fingers…similar to how you do curling ribbon with a scissors but no scissors!

This is one of those cards I wish you could see in person!  I hope it inspires you to get making some Christmas cards too!

Thank you for stopping by today…have fun shopping and thank you for your comments too!  I appreciate it!

Bye for now…

Here’s some shopping links for the products I used…

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp HAPPY POINSETTIA…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamps and Dies HAPPY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Stamp OUTLINE MERRY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Interactive · Masculine · MFT · Summer

Cutest Birthday Card of the Year….One of Them Anyway…hahaha

Hi everyone! This box card makes me so happy!  I love it so much!  So fun to color and put together!  Making a card like this is like starting out on a journey and you’re not quite sure where you’ll end up! lol ❤

This card was for one of our grandsons, Cedryk. Not curly blonde hair but just as cute! ❤

Our grandsons found the new show Adventure Agents a year or so ago and boy have they had fun!  When I asked Ced what he wanted for his birthday card this year he told me a boy cutting down trees!  I said, “ok”…told myself not to panic yet… lol  Came home and started looking through the stash and thinking! This is where I ended up and I was thrilled! YAY!  So thankful to have this cardmaking challenge to keep me smiling!

So here’s some more pictures!

I stamped, cut him out by hand and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Timber!!!!

from the side… I had to trim down the MFT grass dies to fit.

a little bit more of the perspective/depth…

It folds flat to fit in an envelope!  YAY!

I hope he made you smile… thank you for stopping by my blog!  I love sharing my cards with you!

P.S.  be watching…tonight central time… 11 p.m. (12 a.m. Eastern) is the NEW Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release!  I have a card to share on Thursday for the StAMPtember Blog Party… it’s a Christmas card!  So come back and I appreciate it so much when you shop through my links!  THANK YOU!

Here’s what I used that I have links for…

Lumberjack Guys Clear Stamp Set -…
[ CCD ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Taller Than Trees | Steel Crafting…
[ TCH ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Slimline · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Series Day Two…

Welcome back to the 2nd day of Whittle cuteness!  My first card today I decided to make a slimline card and use the NEW Memory Box Twiggy Alphabet too!

I used one of the pattern papers from the pretty Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim pad and two Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Ocean Blue and Fresh Aqua for the die cut letters.

Then I proceeded to create a little scene below with Whittle Dies…

So cute!  I die cut Memory Box cardstock 6×6 paper pads again using Sunny Orange, Berry Red, Earth Neutral and Lush Green.  The background/sky/water is from Fresh Aqua.

Nothing hard, I didn’t even do any inking on these die cut pieces!  Stayed with the clean look.  A little white gel pen at the end.

Next up…moo…bleat! Look at these fun sentiments! poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.

I hope you laughed outloud! hahahahahaha  I made one barn… cut it in half and made two mini slim cards!

Look at this cutie goat!  It’s so encouraging! lol

I die cut the Whittle Goat in white Neenah Classic Crest and using my TE gray blending brush for oxides,  I just went around it with the brush, no added ink. Then I colored the nose and ears with a pink Copic.  This was my third try at coloring the goat. I liked it the best.

I did some cloud inking… die cut and colored a fence…die cut some grass and the sun.

Next card….maybe I should stamp, “You’re Kind Of A Big Deal” on the inside! Actually it would work for both cards! lol  Same sentiment stamp set.

Here I colored the cow the same way as I did the goat, with the TE blending brush I have reserved for Oxide inks in brown. I just used the dirty brush, no added ink.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on TE Oreo cardstock.

I think she’s barn with it…don’t you?! ❤

Well happy barn day and week to you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoyed my cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Poppystamps – 2216 Whittle Palm Tree…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2372 Whittle Flamingo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2219 Whittle Mounds…
[ STR | STR ]
Poppy Stamps WHITTLE CLOUDS Craft Die…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94581 Twiggy Alphabet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2342 Little Bit of Turf…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2441 Whittle Goat craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2449 Whittle Cow craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2351 Cottage Picket…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]

 

4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Two Day Series…

Hi everyone!  We’ll start with food Whittles! lol There are so many of these cute little dies! I need a two week series! (not just two days) lol  Christmas is coming though!  I’m getting anxious to see what Memory Box/poppystamps/Birchpress Designs will have for us!

My three cards today are a 4 bar size, 3 ⅜ in x 4 ⅞ in.  I love this smaller size for the Whittle dies!

We’re a taco lovin’ family so I had to use the sentiments in the Life is Sweet stamp set.  “You guac my world” !  The Happy Birthday from the new Marzipan Greetings stamp set and dies ended up being the tomato! lol Time for lunch! haha   I love the play on words though!  So FUN!

I used one of the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies to make the center frame.  I used two greens from the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Whittle Avocado and Whittle Taco and Nacho cuts from the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads also, Sunny Orange and Lush Green.

I used a pink Copic marker for cheeks and white gel pen for accents. A yummy birthday card! lol

Next….”Heres the scoop” Sentiments from the same Life is Sweet stamp set.

I kept this one CAS, clean and simple.  I cut off the tail of the word balloon from the poppystamps Word Balloons die set… I’m using this die a lot!

Stamped it with the sentiment from Life is Sweet in coffee Ranger Archival ink and inked the edges with Distress Gathered Twigs ink and a mini ink blending tool.  This ink and tool are always out on my table.

I love the detail on this cone!  poppystamps Whittle Ice Cream Cone, die cut in kraft cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs.  The ice cream I cut in kraft also and colored dark chocolate with Copic Sketch Markers.

A radio talk show host I listen to sometimes,  always says “living the dream” if someone asks him how he is.   The last couple years have been closer to living the nightmare in our lives! lol ugh. Some young gal pulled out in front of me on the four lane last night, trying to kill us all!  My horn works, didn’t do any good…she was oblivious!  So I’ll stop worrying about deer running out in front of me and start worrying about dumb drivers!

I adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape.  Oh, the white panel is a Memory Box die from the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles Set. (I see it’s no longer available, I added some other options to the links below)

The pink cardstock is from the Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 Cardstock pad.

Next…”Do all things with Love” from the Marzipan Greetings set.

The only thing food related on this cutie card is the color!  Orange! lol  From the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pad Sunny Orange. (yellows in it too)

I absolutely LOVE this sentiment, “this is a paper hug”!

I die cut a heart in the two colors with the Memory Box Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

I die cut the poppystamps Heart Tag Trio in two colors.  Heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and put the card together.

I think this would be a fun card to make in any color and send off to friends, kids, grands or family!

I was going to put my two other cards in this post too but that’s so much!  I’m gonna post again tomorrow with those two.

So this is all for today! hehe  See you tmr!

Here’s what I used!

Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps MARZIPAN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2448 Whittle Taco and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2435 Whittle Avocado…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2423 Whittle Ice Cream…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94438 Matinee Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99772 Stitched Frame…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99757 Pinpoint Single…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]
Open Studio dies – Stitched Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Get Well · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Memory Box Deep Blue Ocean and Bubble Border…

Hi everybody!  Working through the Memory Box release…. thinking of you and I had to use this Vitamin Sea sentiment again!  Many of you know me and I’m a vitamin C user!  hehe

I started by inking a mini slim line panel with Tumbled Glass oxide ink, lightly marked where the circles were with a pencil, then stamped the school of fish stamp from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set randomly over the larger circles.  Then I stamped the ocean greenery images from the same set in dark greens.

Then I covered the panel with a piece of vellum…like you’re looking through glass…

I inked the top panel with Oxide inks, Salty Ocean and my Peacock Feathers brush without adding more ink. Spattered it with water.

Let it dry, then stamp the sentiments from the set using the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black ink.

I colored and die cut the cute little fishy with Copic markers but then I decided I didn’t like the white around it so I fussy cut it and mounted it on the panel with mounting tape.

On the inside I stamped the Feel Better Soon stamp from the set.

This is a great set… it can go for any occasion with the variety of sentiments!  Birthday, Just Because, Sympathy and get well!

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful how can it be the end of August day!!!

ttul,

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94518 Bubble Border…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Hello Bluebird · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Pop up card · Summer · Video

Hello Bluebird Fishin’ Hole Shadowbox Card…

Meet me at the fishin’ hole!  It’s a beautiful day! lol Here’s the card I made for our grandson Corrin who just turned 12!  He loves to fish with Grandpa!

I saved this idea from Instagram/designs by mommajean when I saw it last year.  So much fun!  I made the video after I gave it to Corrin and he showed me that it looked like the fish were swimming when you bend it back and forth!  ❤

I didn’t have a shadowbox die set that would work for what I wanted to do so I had to make this up as I went.  No instructions, just some Math! lol

Stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird,  Memory Box and Lawn Fawn. I’ll link below.

I stamped, die cut the images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Since alcohol marker ink saturates through to the back side, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to glue behind the colored images.

Bushes and grass dies in the background from Hello Bluebird…

I took a lot of pictures!

Memory Box dies for the greens and coral in the water…

I used a piece of acetate to cover the opening…

Distress Oxide inks for the blues and sandy shore…

Corrin really liked it and the money in the envelope too! lol

Thank you for stopping by! ttul

Here’s what I used…

Fishin’ Hole Stamp – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Fishin’ Hole Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Pond Builder Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
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Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]