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

Two Cards for Guys…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately!  What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.

It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out.  ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight)  The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning!  Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again!  Crazy!

Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol  So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes!  What a busy house! lol

So yes, tools are right on target! haha

I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.

I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die.  A little twine and it was done!

The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.  I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish!  I linked to a few possibilities below.

Next card…

I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set!  It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!

I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this!  The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off.  I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments.  It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.

I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.

Holler if you have any questions!  Both cards are A2 size.

I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative!  Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha  Sorry for the whine! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box Floral Collage and Birch Press Design Crystal Lingo Cards…

Hello everyone!  Here’s to flowers blooming everywhere!

I combined some dies for this card…nothing stamped on this one!  I LOVE this Jumbled Line Collage die…new from Memory Box.

The flowers are from the release before this last one.  I used the Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Thank You Posh Script dies.

Five of the new Memory Box Fairy Jewels and two of the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads.  I love that there are three shades for each of the 4 colors in the pads.  I used Berry Red and Lush Green.

The Jumbled Line Collage lends itself to any card size.  I made this one in the Mini Slim Size, 3 ½ by 6 inches.

Oh the leaves and berry branches are from the poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

My next card is Bright too! lol

Here’s a simple slim line card… I ink blended five colors of Distress Oxide onto a piece of cardstock using Taylored Expressions Ink blender brushes.  I let it dry overnight and heat embossed with white powder the slim line size stamp from Birch Press Design, Crystal Lingo.

The Happy and Birthday To You stamps are both from the same set and there are dies to cut out the big words.

I colored HAPPY with Copic Sketch Markers.

I used the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies to cut the stamped panel and the black layer.

It kinda reminds me of a box of crayons! lol

Some beautiful days this week here in Iowa.  We live in a big old house with two Central air units… the one for the 2nd and 3rd floor pooped out on us Tuesday. ugh ugh ugh.  I like being cool!  So, here’s hoping we can get a new unit in fast!  It could be challenging, especially sleeping.

I’ll get off and figure out what I need to do next without getting hot! lol

Some of the supplies I used to make these cards… and while I have you here… look at the June Clearance SALE at Scrapbook.com!  I found some things I needed for birthdays!  yay!  Tons of good stuff!

Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94474 Layered Fresh…
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Memory Box – 94472 Layered Daisies…
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Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
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Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Embossing Folders · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder…

Hi everyone!  I was trying for a vintage look with this NEW embossing folder… it turned out pretty and feminine!

This folder is from the NEW Born to Sparkle release

It’s easy to get a variety of ‘looks’ with this folder!

Using a piece of Memory Box watercolor cardstock in the folder, I ran it through the Big Shot.

Then using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush, I lightly inked over the entire surface of the panel.

I liked it plain but finally decided to add some color with a palette of chalks.  I don’t know if they even make them anymore! 

I tied on some thin jute cord…

I die cut the Memory Box Thank You Posh Script die, added mounting tape to the back, distressed the edges of the panel with the Tim Holtz Distress Edge tool, inked around the edges and adhered it to a cardbase.

I used natural color Neenah cardstock for the thank you die and the cardbase. 

It should’ve been a fast card but since it was an indecisive day… lol   It’s important to be happy with the card when done though, so I persevered!  lol

Linking up my card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Check out the new release!  I bought a couple more things from it that I need to make up!  I’m running out of May though! lol

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!  $5 off saving with this code through 5/30  TWEET42 or YUM521 through 8/15

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Interactive · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

Memory Box Ocean Collage Interactive Mini Slimline Shadowbox Card…

Hi everyone!  “water you up to?”  A very wet week and now for some sunshine and a water card! YAY!

I had to show you the inside first… I love how it turned out! lol

The front…

It’s like a book style, shadow box, interactive, slim line size, dimensional card!  3 ½ x 6 inches but it’s really a box that you’ll see in my little short video below.  I wish I knew how to keep the resolution so the quality was still here when I upload.  There must be some trick! I’m not ambitious enough to take the time to learn.  I’d rather make cards! You can smash it to mail it… It’ll probably need the 2 oz postage stamp.

I used a bunch of the new dies from Memory Box,  Distress Oxide Ink pads for all the coloring and Taylored Expressions ink blender brushes.  So fun… I like coloring dies this way.  I hope you can see that I added some white pigment ink/Sugar Cube from Taylored Expressions,  down the centers of the front background piece and the inside background piece… like there’s some light glowing in.

I spattered with water.  After it dried I spattered with some white watercolor paint.

I forgot to add some of the new Memory Box Fairy Drop Clear Domed adhesive embellishments!  They would’ve been a really cool!  Check them out HERE!

I got carried away with pictures… I cut out two though! lol

To make this, I added 1 ½  inch to my card base measurement, then scored so I would have  ½ inch for the spine and the ½ inch piece to glue my top panel to and a ½ inch for the side.  You can kinda see the white in the picture above…bottom right corner.  I did have to trim out some of it so the white didn’t show behind the bubbles and curves.  If you made this A2 size, you probably wouldn’t need to do that.

The two inside pieces I made/cut a scant 3 ½ in plus an ⅛ in for both sides so be sure to add a ¼ in to whatever size you make your card.

The top panel is only scored on the left side to glue to the spine.  The right side glues to the top ½ inch of the cardbase.

Sorry, I’m one of those wing it card makers that can figure out stuff as I go.  Hope you can figure it out too!

Linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge… Use Dies and/or Punches

Thanks for stopping by today! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Memory Box – 94570 School of Fish…
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Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
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Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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TE Black & White Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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TE Premium Ink – Mini Ink Pads
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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poppystamps Whittle Collection Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have five little cards to show you today!  I had some fun this week making 4 Bar size cards… they’re 3 ⅜ in. x 4 ⅞ in.!  I’m a little worried the size will show correctly in the pictures so I wanted you to know right up front!  I’m afraid they’ll look bigger in the pictures than they actually are in real life!

I used all new dies and stamps from the latest release.

This one I had fun with the Whittle Fish Trio die, Word Balloons die and Whittle Sealife Sentiments.  I embellished it just a touch with the sea weed (not sure what they are) from the new Memory Box Deepwater Collage die.

I also used the new Memory Box cardstock pads.  I will link them below.

My husband and grandsons like to fish so I’m sure this will be a hit!

Isn’t this Dolphin cute?

I used Whittle Dolphin, Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Wave Background and sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments.

I like using dies to cut out the sentiment strip.  For this one I used the smallest, narrow die from the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I just run it back through to die cut the very end to get the right length.

I used Oxide inks on the doplhin and sunshine.  The new Memory Box cardstock pad for the background.

I made this card first and it got me going on this size!

Whittle Sealife Sentiment stamps again…so fun!  I love this sentiment!  My sea comes from a bottle or fruit though! lol

I used the Whittle Seahorse and Whittle Seascape Background dies for this card.

I see I saved this picture a different size…oops… oh well, I think you can still see how cute it is!

I inked the background with Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and the seahorse with my brown oxide blending brush.  I imagine it had vintage photo on it.  I have a set of Taylored Expressions blending brushes I use for the Distress Oxide inks.  I really, really like how they work for this kind of thing.

The next two cards don’t really coordinate with the first three. I didn’t have time to make more cards so there’d be sets yet, so be watching for more, I have some ideas!

Here I used Playful Happy Birthday and Whittle Snails! The sentiment is is ‘snail mail for you’ but I figured, why not use a snail instead of the word! hehe  It’s from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.  Super, super fun sentiments in this set!

The cardstock I used is from the new Memory Box Cardstock pads again…love these pads!  Oh and NEW gems! Links below.

I’m welcoming the ladies to the blog today!  I like their advice! lol

Cute little Whittle Chickens, Whittle Wood Picture Frames, Word Balloons dies and more sentiments from the Whittle Wild Animals stamp set.

Memory Box has new woodgrain cardstock in light brown, cream and white!  I’ll link below.  I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and spattered with a little water.

I hope I didn’t miss telling you anything but if I did, feel free to ask me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies, Dies and Stamps I used on these cards…

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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – 2420 Whittle Wave…
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Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
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Poppystamps – 2429 Whittle Seahorse…
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Poppystamps – 2419 Whittle Seascape…
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Poppystamps – 2417 Whittle Snails…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
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Poppystamps – 2433 Whittle Wood…
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Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1007 Vibrant Violet…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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TE Black & White Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Simon Says Stamp

Guesting at AAA Cards Challenge…

Hi everyone! It’s my privilege to play along with the AAACards Challenge blog today!  We would love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to know…

I do enjoy making CAS cards and I’m always inspired by challenges!

I just woke up the other morning thinking about my speech bubble stamps and dies, so I got them out and started.  This was first out of my brain and I liked it and even though I thought I’d try another I didn’t.  I always think I’ll do more than I do! ha

Here’s a picture of the card I made and entered into one of the AAA challenges and won with my card for this new challenge.  Click ‘home’ and scroll down a few posts and you’ll find the thank you card.

I’m thinking this CONGRATS card is especially fitting for this time of year and could be switched up easily for many occasions.  Blue for a baby boy sentiment, pink for a baby girl, it doesn’t have to be just graduations! But you could use the school color!

I really like it and I hope you’ll take up the challenge!  Once you get started making CAS cards it’s so fun! 😀

I took a close up picture of this cute washi tape that I’m gonna use to close the envelope… perfect! ❤

This is the mini slimline size card…3 ½  x 6 inches.

Thanks for stopping by today and I apologize for accidentally hitting the publish button earlier which ended up in you receiving an email too early!  ugh!  I had made a change and normally it would say ‘update’ but because I’d already saved this post as a ‘draft’ it says publish instead of update!  OH GOOD GRIEF! (Charlie Brown)   Yes, blogging is a challenge too! lol

Have a good rest of the week and try making a CAS card and linking it up!

What I used to make this card…

My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Mini Slim Envelopes
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Spring · Washi Tape

Memory Box…a Spring Hello Card…

Hello! I was just looking out the window at the wonder of everything blooming so beautifully!  YAY for Spring!

A clean and simple card to share with you today…not so much white but simple layers and elements.

I covered a piece of white cardstock with Cornelia Variegated Wide Washi Tape from Memory Box and die cut it with a Memory Box Stitched Circle die but this Wrapped Circle die from Memory Box would be great too!

I used the Memory Box Gloriosa Butterly Duo Outlines and Background smaller butterfly of the set.  Die cut in Memory Box Glitter Cardstock.

The Memory Box Antique Leaf Label die cut in white and partially inked so I could stamp the hello from the Memory Box Sunflower Wreath stamp set on the label part.

The cardbase panel and the panel under the circle are both die cut with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangle dies out of Taylored Expressions cardstock.

Layer everything up for this A2 card. I only used mounting tape for the label.

Here’s another card I made with this Antique Leaf Label…

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope all your flowers are budding or blooming! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
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Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
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Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
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Memory Box – GP1002 Graceful Garden…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Cottage Cutz · Memory Box · MFT · Spring

Cottage Cutz Gnome Sleeping in Hammock Card…

Hi everyone!  Something a little different this week…a sleepyhead!  A cute sleepyhead though!

I die cut this Gnome Sleeping in Hammock from Cottage Cutz, all in Neenah 110# white cardstock and colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers.  Easy coloring and I didn’t have to find cardstock scraps to die cut all the little pieces.  The only drawback is, you aren’t helping to use up your scraps stash! ho ho

Thinking about a sentiment… I grabbed a new set from My Favorite Things and used one of the sentiments.  I’m not sure who I’ll send this to!  It’s using that naughty B word that Tim and I didn’t let the girls use when they were growing up!  It was find something to do or I’ll find you something to do! lol

I made a grass stencil with a Memory Box Grass die.  Using a TE ink blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink, I did the grass.

Using a My Favorite Things cloud stencil, a TE ink blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, I did the sky.

This is an A2 size card….blank on the inside so far!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this little guy made you smile!

All Occasion · cards · copics · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows and MFT Spring Gnomes Card…

Truth – You’re a friend like gnome other!  Cardmakers just click!

I’m using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows die today from the latest release, ‘All The Feels’….very fun to create three little scenes with the NEW My Favorite Things Spring Gnomes Stamp and die sets too!

I die cut the Windows die and backed it with Memory Box NEW Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  Such gorgeous papers!

The gnome, flowers and grass are die cut in Copic coloring cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Accented with a white Sakura gel pen.

I stamped the sentiments with the Misti stamping tool. On the inside I stamped the ‘I carrot about you so much’ sentiment and added a carrot. ❤

Hope it makes you smile and think Spring!

In case you’re up for shopping…here’s the latest dealz from SSS…never know what you might find!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE WHITE…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

poppystamps Spring is a Time with Leafy Vines Slim Plate and Whittle Birds Card…

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying some nice days where you are!  The trees are budding and the grass is green!

I started today by cutting this new Leafy Vines Slim Plate in black…scrapped that.  lol  I die cut it in TE Toffee and colored the leaves quick with a Copic Sketch YG17 marker.  Then I inked the rest with the mini blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink pad. My go to brown for edging with ink.

Then I die cut a white cardstock panel with one of the New Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layer dies.  Using the light blue TE blending brush and Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass ink I brushed in the sky on this white panel.  I really like the look of some white space.

I die cut the poppystamps Whittle Birds from white cardstock and inked them with the red TE blending brush.  I didn’t add more ink, it already had oxide ink on it.

Then back to Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini blending tool for the rest of the bird.  I did the underside with a little brown too.

A black ink pen for the dot in the eyes.

The sentiment I used is from the poppystamps Springtime Fun clear stamp set.  It’s a beautiful sentiment but I cut it up for this card!  It fits back together though. Don’t panic!  ❤  You can almost hear the birds singing!

I heat embossed with VersaMark Ink and Lawn Fawn White Embossing powder on TE Oreo/black cardstock.

I had no idea what I was going to come out with when I started this card!   I guess that’s pretty normal for me. lol  I’m really happy with it!  I love it when I get a surprise like that! ❤

I hope you’ve had some time to be creative with paper and ink or out in the dirt! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! Keep me in your prayers… tomorrow was Breanna’s birthday.  My mom heart is weepy.  sigh.   Almost 6 months since she died.   I appreciate it! ❤

Here’s the products I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2454 Leafy Vines Slim…
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Poppy Stamps WHITTLE BIRDS Craft Dies…
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Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Lawn Fawn TEXTURED WHITE Embossing…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Easter · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Techniques · Washi Tape

poppystamps Happy Easter and Memory Box Blossom 3D Embossing Folder Cards…


Made you smile!  I know, I know!  Thank you Jan for reminding me to add the puffy tail!  Keep scrolling for the pretty floral embossing folder card.

Grab a grass die cut it in green….add washi tape to white cardstock and die cut eggs…stamp some words…heat emboss some other words…layer it all up and you’ve got a cute card!  I’ll link what I used below.

I love using washi tape… it just adds a little bit of homespun or something!  The cute sentiments add the whimsy!

Hippity hoppity to the next card…

Here I used the NEW 3D embossing folder. I lightly spritzed the panel of Memory Box Watercolor paper with water on both sides before I ran it through my Big Shot.  Using blending brushes I blended ink on the panel with Distress Oxide inks.  I used one of the finger daubers to do the green.  I used my water droplet, clap on technique to get the white spots.  Spray water into your hand, then rub them together and clap over the panel.  I got a little green on the edges of the flowers so I went around the flower edges with a white gel pen. Oh and a few white gel pen dots on the flower centers.

The detail on this type folder is amazing!  My pictures do not do it justice!

I die cut the NEW Glade Butterfly and NEW Just a Note Posh Script dies from white cardstock and vellum.

I layered the panel onto black cardstock and then to a light yellow A2 size cardbase.

I’m really happy with how it turned out… it almost went in the trash! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun week creating!  I might be outside some!  After a dreary week last week, it looks like we’re in for some sunshine!  YAY!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these two cards…

Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
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Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
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Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
[ STR ]
Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
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Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Thank You

Memory Box Dies, Flower, Stems and More on Three Cards…

Hello!  I have three cards to share today…starting with the tallest and ending with the shortest! lol  For this card I was inspired by a challenge and a way to use the extra flower I had ready. Here’s a link to the challenge…(click on the logo).  I managed to keep it very CAS and complete the optional twist also with only die cuts!  yay! lol

#thank you so much to the AAA Cards blog for choosing my card as a winner!  HERE

I went with the Slimline card size so I could use the NEW Memory Box Slim Diagonal Collage die, the NEW Wildflower Stems die and the NEW Thank You Posh Script.

The flower is cut from watercolor paper and colored with Distress ink refills.  Definitely Clean and Simple!

Next card….

I absolutely love this mini slim line size card… 3 ½ inches by 6 inches.  I don’t know why but I find it charming! lol

I used the Memory Box NEW Lavender Stems,  the greenery from the NEW Daisy Stems and the greenery from the NEW Wildflower Stems.

I die cut from watercolor cardstock and painted with Distress Ink refills again.  I don’t know why I reach for these so much.  I have lots of other watercolor mediums. hehe

I used one of the NEW Memory Box cardstock pads… I love already coordinated paper!  The plaid is from the NEW Memory Box Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  This pad is so beautiful!  One side has gold foil accents and the back side is plain.  I used the plain this time but wow, the gold sides are so gorgeous!

Sentiments from poppystamps Springtime Fun and Memory Box Big and Little Spring stamp sets.

Next card…

This was my first card with the flowers I cut and painted.  From here they got simpler and taller! lol  This is a regular A2 size card.

Wildflower Stems, Seed Stems, Daisy Stems on top of the Stylish Rectangle Trio die.

Pattern papers from the Memory Box Garden Folly, Christmas Plaid and Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 paper pads.

The sentiment is from poppystamps Greeting Basics.

Give me a holler if you have any questions!  Thank you for stopping by!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94555 Slim Diagonal…
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Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94537 Wildflower Stems…
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Memory Box – 94535 Lavender Stems…
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Memory Box – 94538 Daisy Stems craft die
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Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – PP1014 Madras Plaid Blue…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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PoppyStamps – Greeting Basics clear…
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Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Poppystamps

Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Puppy Birthday Card…

Meet Maggie! lol  There’s a new toy poodle at our middle daughter’s house. So I had to make our youngest grandson a cute Magic Iris Maggie card for his 6th birthday in January.  So fun!  Charley loves it!

I used the Memory Box Birdhouse die set for the doghouse because I don’t own the Lawn Fawn birdhouse die.

The dog dish and bone are an old big punch or were they an old Quickutz die…I can’t remember!  I looked through so much stuff to find something that would work! lol

The Lawn Fawn design team is so inspiring!  It’s nice as a card designer/maker not to always have to come up with a new idea!

Here it is closed… pull the arrow tab down and it opens like a camera lens, sorta kinda!  hehe

and a video… it’s bad but gives you an idea of how it works.

Thank you for clicking over again today!  I’ll link the products I used below. ❤

Lawn Fawn – Dies – Magic Iris…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic…
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Poppystamps – 2396 Bird House Pop Up…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Picket…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Grassy…
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My Favorite Things CLOUD Mix-ables…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Happy…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
critters in the ‘burbs | Lawn Fawn
[ LWN ]
critters in the ‘burbs – lawn cuts |…
[ LWN ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Pinkfresh Studio · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split Background Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!

I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool.  I think that’s what it is anyway.  To move the inky water around.

Then I dried it with the heat tool.

After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.

Then the question was, what to do with it! lol

I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.

Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on.  Nothing complicated at all!

I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available!  Have you tried making slimline cards yet?  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used…

hello beautiful
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Simon Says Cling Stamp BOTANICAL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
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PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
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