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Memory Box Chrysanthemum Corner and Collage dies…

Pam Sparks Chrysanthemum Corners Butterfly

Happy Saturday to you kindred stamper and card maker friends! I’m back again with two more Chrysanthemum flower cards.  I don’t think I will ever forget how to spell that after typing it so many times this week! lol

My first card uses the Chrysanthemum Corner die, one of the frames from the Shaker Rectangle Frames die set, a layer for behind the corners, cut from the Studio Rectangle Layers die set and the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

I made it a very basic card…I die cut the corner two times in TE Premium Strawberry Milkshake cardstock and glued them to the Rectangle Layer cut in the top left and bottom right corners. I had to snip off just a teeny bit of the corners because the layers and the frame dies have rounded corners.

Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set Ornamental Butterflies with Versafine Onyx ink… I used the MISTI.

Then I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to cut the 1/16th inch black cardstock mat behind the rectangle and corner rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch.

Stamp and die cut the Butterfly from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp and die sets. I stamped the solid background butterfly in TE Premium Strawberry Milkshake Dye ink.

I die cut 3 of the frame dies, glued them together and then glued them on top of the Chrysanthemum Corners piece.

Adhere that to an A2 size cardbase and add an approx. ⅜ inch strip of black cardstock at the bottom edge on the front.  Glue on the butterfly and a few clear sequins.

Linking to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog – Add a butterly


Pam Sparks Chrysanthemum Oval 4

For this card I started with the Oval Master Frame die. I wanted to create a lace type effect on top of the TE Lollipop cardstock i part. So I die cut the Oval Master die in Lollipop, two Chrysanthemum Corners in white cardstock, glued them to the Lollipop, fit it back in the Oval Master Frame die to cut the corner flowers off that were hanging over the inner oval center  and sent it through the Big Shot again.

Interesting effect. It really flattened the corner cuts and lightly embossed them into the Lollipop piece…rather cool. I want to do it again and not put the white corners on, just show the light embossing.

I die cut the Chrysanthemum Collage die in white cardstock and layered it on top of lollipop cardstock.  You can use the oval you cut when you cut it for the background piece, just be sure you get it centered good.

Die cut the Oval Master Frame in white cardstock for the outer thin frame.  Just keep all your extra pieces in the envelope the die comes in. You never know when they’ll come in handy!  : )

I die cut a piece of black cardstock in the Oval Master Frame to get the skinny oval frame. It wasn’t hard to glue in at all!

Layer it up and then work on the banner.  I used the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle die set. Cut a strip of white cardstock and then place it back in the rectangle die to cut it to the long banner-ish shape.

Stamp the banner with the sentiment from the Ornamental Butterflies again, using the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Cut up the leftover white Chrysanthemum pieces and glue them on the ends. I added a few baby pearls to make it a little fancier.

More birthdays coming up and other fun things… is there time for patriotic cards?  The 4th of July always sneaks up on me! hehe

Thanks for stopping by so many times this week. It’s been fun! Happy weekend!

Heads up!  Die cutting sale – I have to check out this Big Shot accessory caddy!



Links to the supplies I used on these cards…

14 thoughts on “Memory Box Chrysanthemum Corner and Collage dies…

  1. I like the pink and white combo. You don’t usually work with pink so it is nice to see. I am sure Annette will like the pink !!! Great cards !!!

  2. Very striking colors Pam! Gorgeous, gorgeous C flowers (no – I can’t spell it)!!! It’s fun when you work with a card or project and something surprising happens (light embossing effect). The dies are awesome! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Love this die. And the “I made this for you” – very clever. Did you think of that, too?

  4. I love it when I actually have a die cut that works with a sample. The world is moving so fast (and I am moving slower every day) that I can’t keep up with all the new products. These are very pretty. Everything you do is perfection!!! That is talent. Have a great week-end and stay cool!!

  5. Love the layouts on both cards. I love pink too! This chrysanthemum flower die is also very pretty. Made my day Pam!

  6. Oh I need to win the lottery!! Every card you make makes me want to go out and buy everything!! The cards are gorgeous, Pam, as were yesterdays, loved the silver and the extra touch of Copic colouring.

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