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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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My Favorite Things ALL THE…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
[ STR ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
[ SSS | SBC ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
[ STR ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – GP1002 Graceful Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Bitty Blender Brushes
[ TE ]

 

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…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES Dies…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]

 

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps WHITTLE BIRDS Craft Dies…
[ SSS | PPP ]
Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Pastel Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn TEXTURED WHITE Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]

 

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
[ STR ]
Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Pastel Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR | SBC | 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…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94537 Wildflower Stems…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94535 Lavender Stems…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94538 Daisy Stems craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1014 Madras Plaid Blue…
[ STR | SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
[ STR | SSS ]
PoppyStamps – Greeting Basics clear…
[ FRN ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

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

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Easter · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

Memory Box All That Happiness meets poppystamps Woven Basket…

Truth!  and on the inside I used the word ‘hugs’ from the same new Memory Box All That Happiness stamp and die sets.

I’m having fun using the new Memory Box Slim dies too!

I stamped and die cut one of the floral stamps in the set….simple Copic Sketch Marker coloring, the R30’s and YG61 and 63.

I die cut the basket from TE Toffee cardstock then I remembered my new Memory Box cardstock pads and found the perfect green to die cut the berries.  Dies from the new poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

A little white glaze pen on the berries…

Some baby pearls…

Popped up on mounting squares…

White heat embossed sentiment on TE black cardstock…

My granddaughter Attie sent me some pictures of her flowers popping up from the bulbs she planted last year.  It’s so fun to have a 17 year old so excited about growing flowers and food!  Her watermelons were the most amazing things ever last year!  Huge and delicious!  Here’s hoping it’s a bumper crop this year! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a creative weekend if you can!  ❤

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!

Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | SSS | TE ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Pearl Embellishment Stickers – 3mm
[ STR ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Easter · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

Memory Box and poppystamps Slimline Cards…

Hi everyone! A post today showing more new dies from Memory Box and poppystamps!  Memory Box is known for it’s butterflies!

Two new ones… so pretty!   These could be made up so many different ways and here I am doing monochrome! lol 

Sylvan Butterfly is the larger die set and Glade Buttlerfly is the smaller die set.

I chose the new Memory Box Happy Easter Posh Script die for the sentiment at the bottom but there are a few other new sentiment dies that would be beautiful also… Thank you Posh Script, Just a Note Posh Script and Birthday Mail Posh Script.

I did some inlaying with the new poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage die.  I cut in two colors and stuck the pieces back in.  It’s pretty with them left out too.  Just something therapeutic about using the pieces laying there. lol

For both my cards today I used the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die set… this is a cool set.  I especially love the smallest two for sentiments!  Trim to length!

My next card is another slimline…

I used the new Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim paper pad!  Almost too pretty to use!  I’m proud to say I used two pieces! lol  It took courage I’m telling ya’! lol

The gingham piece I die cut with the new Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles.  The plaid panel is cut with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers… kinda nice you don’t have to measure!

I LOVE the new Memory Box Wooden Alpha!!!  I used them for SPRING today but I’m thinking masculine next!  So fun!

The light is changing again and always throws me off for taking pictures.  If you want to get a better idea of what the green color is… I stamped ‘happy’ from the new Memory Box  Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set with Altenew Frayed Leaf stamp pad!  I tried several greens and this one was right on as far as matching this gingham paper.

The purple I used for the Wooden Alpha is from the new Memory Box Twilight Purple 6×6 cardstock pad.

What better to put on a SPRING card than flowers and this new Memory Box Gerber Stems die set is perfect for this card!  Sweet blooms that will be beautiful colored too!  Our middle daughter had beautiful Gerbera Daisies for her outdoor, wildflower setting wedding.  Good memories!

Holler if I missed something.  I’m not sure what the standard size, if there is one, is for a slimline card.  These both ended up 8 ⅝ ths long and 3 ⅝ ths wide. I finally wrote down what size to cut the base so I don’t have to keep figuring it out every time!  ❤

Have a creative Friday afternoon!  Thank you for visiting my blog this week!

ttul,

products I used on these cards…

Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2452 Slim Leafy Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94577 Sylvan Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94544 Happy Easter Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94533 Gerber Stems craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5259 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]