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3 Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards…


Hi everyone!  Starting out the week thankful I woke up early to get a post written!  I was inspired to make this card using these colors and design by a little Christmas card catalog that came in the mail, a business would order personalized cards from.  I don’t normally think to mix white with gold!

I embedded the Memory Box Arpeggio Snowflake die like my video HERE…such an easy way to adhere this detail image and love how it looks on the back side, even though I trimmed the panel down and glued it to a card base. hehe

Merry is die cut in gold and glued on…Christmas is white heat embossed and from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of that stamp set!

The black card-stock background panel is cut with the Memory Box Speckled Background die. An A2 size, top folding card.



oh, I had fun playing with the new Memory Box Circle Bump Borders die set!  Here I die cut one of the sizes twice at an angle in a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of white card-stock. I scotch taped the straight lines on the back side and glued the panel to an A2 size card-base.  Then you can just slip a gift card right under the bumps and it holds it perfectly and stays! So happy when done! hehe

This was a surprise drawing/gift at our stamp club party Friday. Jan won!  Thank you Carolyn for the HyVee gift card!

I’m loving this new poppystamps Pine Twig die.  Die cut it twice and glued on. But of course it needed holly!  I die cut poppystamps Holly Leaves and Berries die twice and glued them on.  Fast and flat if you want to mail it! oh, a little glittery snow would’ve been fun…ok, on the next one! lol


pam-sparks-circle-bump-poinsettia-flatHere’s the Memory Box Circle Bump Borders die again! I used a bigger one this time.  That poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set again, some little strips of gold metallic card-stock that I did run through the big shot with the bump die so the ends would be curved, the pretty little poinsettia from the Memory Box Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament die and the pine branches from the Memory Box Blissful Bundle die. 

You’ll notice the front panel has a little border…I like to use the A2 size rectangle die from the Avery Elle Custom Panel set, when I need the front panel back side to be covered. Then I just glue it to an A2 card-base.

I was happy with this sweet A2 size CAS Christmas card.  Should be easy to mail even with that small gold pearl.

Well, yesterday we went to Costco and bought an artificial Christmas tree. We’ve had real Christmas trees for over 30 years.  I’m not sure I’m gonna be alright with it. sigh. Sounds so silly typing it. I won’t have a tree to water every morning! One daughter told me, I can always buy a real tree too! hohoho  She’s right but one of them would never get decorated cuz I gotta make cards you know! lol I do love real trees.

Happy Thanksgiving week to you wonderful blog friends.  You’re the best!  I’m thankful!

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15 thoughts on “3 Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards…

  1. Outstanding! Each on is prettier and more creative than the last! When, and IF I ever grow up, I wanna be just like you! Thanks for the never ending inspiration, my friend! Hugs….. By the way, you can sing that ‘Leavin’ on a Jet Plane’ tune today! We will be home in about 15 hours!!!

  2. This is such a brilliant way to use the circle bumps – gift card holders!!! You are so inspiring Pam!!! and loving that snowflake – had no idea it was that pretty until I saw your card!!

  3. All gorgeous cards! Love the gift card holder! The card with gold snowflake and embossing is lovely! And, Christmas card with poinsettia and gold strip is just as pretty, too!

  4. Oh what eye candy you have created this time – love love love the gold/white combo on the first card and you are right white and gold- hmmm…but now it is on my list to try. The gift card holder is very nice – and what is Hy-Vee – grocery, craft, or general. Any gift card is a good one for me. Great job on all of these. You are really working those fingers so far the past couple of weeks.

    1. Whoa love those bump cards. I love mine I won at club with gift card!! That last card really is clever.
      The snowflake gold card is beautiful.. A plus my friend!!

  5. Your creativity knows no bounds! I probably wouldn’t look twice at that circle bump die, but you make it look amazing in your designs. That last card especially — love LOVE it! But how perfect as a gift card holder, too! I confess I got hung up on gold, black, and white this year… more cards to come… but for some reason it struck a chord with me.

  6. Beautiful cards !!!! You asked me to pick out a Christmas card. well——-how about the one with the gift card included !!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!

  7. Pam I am so in awe of your work! All three of these cards are stunning! Hmmm didn’t know I need and want this bump die until I saw you use it here …….gorgeous cards and work! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving dear friend!

  8. I just love that first one, so elegant looking and your gift card idea is so creative, Love that idea, love your embellishing with the holly and the lovely poinsettia on the last, Lovely creations!

  9. Oh Pam these are so pretty! I love the gold, white, and black. So elegant! Beautiful! I’m going to get to those cards (LOL!) now that the coloring challenge is over. I finished my image for tonight and thought I would catch up on some emails…LOL! I do have quite a few! 🙂

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