All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box Flowering Cactus Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  I had some fun coloring yesterday. Right now there’s a 30 day coloring challenge going on and I’m so glad I had this to color!

I stamped the NEW Memory Box Flowering Cactus in the MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die cut it and colored it with these copics…

I stamped and die cut the sentiments from the Signature Greetings sets.  I cut just the die a couple more time so I could glue them together to get some lift. Easy gluing when the dies are like this!

I die cut the largest and next largest of the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slimline dies in TE Oreo cardstock and Neenah 110# white cardstock and layered everything up.

I used mounting foam tape behind the cactus to adhere it to the panels.

Succulents are so fun and popular right now!  Maybe sometime I’ll get to see then in the desert!

Thank you for stopping by! ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box FLOWERING CACTUS Clear…
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FLOWERING…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5272D Signature…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5272 Signature…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Large…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Geometric Deco Plate Card and Tag…

Hi everyone!  A week can sure go by fast when you have company….even when you have good intentions to get a blog post in!

Today I’m sharing a card and tag using poppystamps new Geometric Deco Plate and Art Deco Birthday Greetings clear stamp set!

Need to whip up a card in a hurry?  poppystamps and Memory Box to the rescue!

I needed a piece of copy paper to shim this plate die…angle it into the machine so you’re not bumping over a straight line!

I embossed the light green card panel underneath the cut with the same die to give it a little dimension… that little ‘extra’.  You don’t want the sandwich too tight though, the paper will crack.  I used the debossed side this time.

Memory Box Fresh Aqua 6×6 cardstock pad!  I love that the papers are already color coordinated for me!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m off to help Amanda put up peaches this afternoon.  We’ve been making yummy peach cobbler…. a great recipe HERE!  My mom used to make this one with rhubarb.  It says use a 9×9 pan but we use 9×13.

Below are links to what I used! All the stores are getting in new stuff!  Cindy is back from vacation and shipping @ starlitstudio.net.  SSS has a $5 off code good through 8/15  YUM521.  Scrapbook.com always has specials!

ttul!

Poppystamps – 2413 Geometric Deco…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL499 Art Deco Birthday…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

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

Memory Box Fantasy, Imperial, Stone Keep Castle Collage Dies Card…


Hi everyone! More new dies from Memory Box!  Check out these new dies to make a magical card for that special someone! I can see these being used for so many occasions and for both children and adults!

There are three new collage dies, top one is Fantasy Castle Collage, middle one is Imperial Castle Collage and bottom one is Stone Keep Castle Collage.  Fun names! I used 3 shades of gray from the Memory Box Earth Neutral Collection 6×6 cardstock pad.

I layered them on an A2 size card.  I wanted a little separation but not a lot so I could stick it in the mail.  So I took a piece of chipboard and put score-tape on both sides and made my own mounting strips but they aren’t foam or thick. It just gives a little bit of lift.  I really like how it looks IRL.

The peachy pink colors are from the Memory Box Berry Red Collection 6×6 cardstock pad.

I die cut the background pink color with the Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate die.

The sentiment is from the new Memory Box Majestic Achievements stamps and die set. I stamped it on the peachy pink color and trimmed it and layered it on the white die cut.  You wouldn’t need to do this but I did a lousy job stamping it on the die cut piece so I cut it out! lol  Super cute castle stamp, sentiments and banners.


Maybe you can see the dimension a little bit better in this picture.

 

and here’s the inside….I used the castle stamp and one of the sentiments in the stamp set.  Super cute!  Still room to sign!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Summer weekend to you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…and heads up…new release at Simon Says Stamp!  It’s a long this line… Make Magic!  Check it out and use the code YUM521 through 8/15 for $5 off!

Memory Box – SET of 3 craft die sets:…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94510 Fantasy Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94511 Imperial Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94512 Stone Keep Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94514 Pinpoint Burst…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5267D Majestic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps MAJESTIC…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Summer · Watercolor

Memory Box Elegant Succulent Sentiments Card…

Hi everyone! This is a new stamp set from Memory Box with gorgeous succulent floral images and beautiful sentiments that are actually ones you would use!  ‘best wishes on your special day’, ‘wishing you the happiest birthday’, ‘just a little note to let you know I am thinking about you’, ‘when times are difficult let hope sustain you’ and the one I used on my card.

I did some distress ink smooshing with a piece of scrap acetate.  I like that it’s a little easier to control doing it this way.  Acetate to watercolor paper instead of laying the watercolor paper flat on the inky craft mat. I used Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Forest Moss regular Distress Ink pads.

I stamped the succulent bouquet with Ranger Archival ink onto the dried inked watercolor paper.  I used a stamp platform so I could ink it a few times.

Then I die cut it out with the coordinating die.

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold powder on TE Oreo cardstock and cut around it with a scissors.

There is another new sentiment and die set from Memory Box that does have coordinating dies. You can see it HERE.

I glued the negative piece to a piece of TE Oreo cardstock, then using mounting tape I fit the die cut back in the space.

I mounted to another piece of TE Poblano Pepper cardstock….I know it’s dark here, hard to tell but it’s there! hehe

To add a little glam, I added some Memory Box Fairy Jewels!

I really like how it turned out. That’s what keeps us making, right?!  When we like something!  I’m working on birthday cards for boys… Corrin turned 12 on the 7th,  Cedryk turned 9 on the 18th and Henry is 15 TODAY!!!  How in the world!  These kids just keep getting older!   I love ’em!  For a mom of girls to have 11 grandsons, it’s pretty amazing! lol  6 granddaughters too!

I better get back to those cards!  ttul and shopping links below!  Cindy/Starlitstudio is on vacation but will be back shipping Monday. SSS $5 savings code is YUM521 through 8/15.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5270D Elegant…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps ELEGANT…
[ SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Summer · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Outline Flowers for Two Mini Slims…

Hi everyone!  This new cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is almost 6×6 size.  I stamped it up, heat embossed it in gold, painted it with Karin watercolor markers and cut it in half!  eek!  That was hard to do! lol   It’s perfect for two mini slimline cards though!

The sentiment die is from Memory Box.  On the top card I used a vellum layer and on the second I used a mirror gold layer.

Here you can see the gold the way it looks in real life!

Here the sentiment is die cut in the mirror gold cardstock… so pretty!

The top card is the right side of the stamp, second card is the left side!   I kept with a simple method of watercoloring on Strathmore Best watercolor, the brown pad.  I put the darkest color ink marker down on dry paper, then moved it out with a lighter color ink marker, then a wet paintbrush.  I made myself just keep going, not going back and back! lol

I love this mini slim line size but I’m not stuck here! lol

Thank you for stopping by…check out the new release from Simon Says stamp and use the code YUM521 through 8/15.

Links below for what I used…

Simon Says Cling Stamp DELICATE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BIRTHDAY MAIL POSH SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

 

 

 

 

All Occasion · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shaker Card · Summer

Memory Box and poppystamps ‘anything is popsicle’ Shaker Card!

Do you agree? Such a cute sentiment!  A Summer shaker card with poppystamps Whittle Popsicle die, Memory Box Nested Globes, Memory Box Grain Planks (cut to be narrower),  NEW Banner Sentiment Trio die and NEW poppystamps  Life is Sweet Clear Stamp set!

Here’s a video to show how it works…it’s not deep so they don’t move around a lot. It looks a lot better when you click watch on You Tube.  lol

I made this mini slim size… 3 ½ in x 6 in.  It works so well for some things!

I die cut everything from Neenah 110# Solar White Smooth Classic Crest cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

I added dots to the inside background piece with the same Copics also.

I only used one layer of mounting tape around the perimeter of the globe.  I used the thin strips you can buy, but cutting your own would work too!  I’ll link below.

Super cute little popsicles…the die comes with two on it, one with the cute face and stitch lines and the other solid.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside!  ugh.  But there’s a new poppystamps sentiment set called Marzipan Greetings that’s so cute and the sentiment  ‘it’s the little things’ is perfect for the inside! I like some of the other ones for this too!

I don’t know who I’m going to send this to yet!  Here we are in the middle of Summer already though!  Wow, this year is going by fast!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I’m going to go make some more and see what I can come up with!  Have you checked out the new Memory Box/poppystamps release?  hehe  I’ll link below.

ttul,

Supplies I used to make this card… STR is starlitstudio.net, SSS is Simon Says stamp.com and SBC is scrapbook.com  Thank you for clicking through my links!  I appreciate it!

Poppystamps – 2421 Whittle Popsicle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
[ STR | SSS ]
Heffy Doodle – Foam Strips – Double…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles, Glitter & Matte too
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | TE | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Easel · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Whittle Pig CUTE Card…

Hi everyone! This little piggy cleaned up to bring you this special message today! lol  The new poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel set is SUCH a FUN die set! This is an A2 size.

I added in Memory Box new woodgrain cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

poppystamps Whittle chickens die cut in white and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and Whittle Cloud Border dies cut with Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Sunshine die die cut in Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set, Word Balloons die and Whittle Pig…I layered up three of the pig and then a couple more layers of just his snout!  I just love it!  I die cut him in white, inked him with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and added in some shading with a Copic Sketch Marker R14.  A little white gel pen for accenting.

I stamped ‘Missing you Pig Time’ on white Neenah cardstock and die cut it with the narrowest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I am using that die over and over!  Then I matted it with the next size up die and MB woodgrain cardstock again.   Yes, I have to cut one end to get the length but I just insert the cut back into the die, tape it and barely run over the end.  I use one of the Sizzix Sidekick cutting plates in my Big shot so I can just cut the very end!  Slick!  I should make a video.  ❤

This is one of those cards that just makes me happy!  I hope it makes you smile and inspires you to make something today!

Oh, there are several other animals that go with the barn and sentiments too!  A Goat even!  So fun!

See you again soon!

P.S.  The new AC is in and running wonderfully!  So thankful!  I have to be cool! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and here’s links to what I used to make this fun card! There is a code for SSS right now… YUM521 to save $5.  Savings are always happening at Starlitstudio (STR) and Scrapbook.com (SBC)

Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2434 Whittle Pig craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Envelopes – Kraft A2…
[ SBC | TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | TE | TE | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Marker R14 LIGHT ROUGE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

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!

Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1019 Toolshed 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1013 Waves 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Metal Mini Brads – 4mm
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FASTENERS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Techniques · Thank You

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94474 Layered Fresh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94472 Layered Daisies…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]

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…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS ]
Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]

 

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94570 School of Fish…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
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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4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

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…

Poppystamps – 2450 Whittle Fish Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – 2440 Whittle Dolphin…
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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!