All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Wreath Building

Memory Box Small Cosmos and Jovial Wreath CAS Card…

Hi everyone!  A clean and simple card to share with you today with a wish for you to enjoy your day!

I almost got away with a completely die cut card. There is something about stamping a sentiment simply in black though! ❤

I die cut three of the Jovial Wreath in TE Granny Smith cardstock and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I die cut two of the Small Cosmos, popped the pieces out of the top one but left them in the bottom one and added just a touch of coloring!  I only glued them together around the very center and then glued the flower to the wreath and the wreath to the die cut in TE Confetti Cake and sentiment stamped panel using one of the sentiments from the Birthday Blowout stamp set.

I used mounting tape to adhere the panel to the A2 TE Toffee cardbase.  I make my cardbases top folding because it’s easier to take pictures of them. Book fold cards are so nice and traditional though.  I miss that sometimes!  😀

I imagine a lot of you already have flowers in your yards.  Our temps are still too low in Iowa but it won’t be long!  In the meantime, I’ll enjoy my day and my paper flowers!

I don’t have any of the new Memory Box/poppystamps release but Cindy @starlitstudio.net has all the NEW stuff and is shipping like normal!  YAY!  Simon Says Stamp has the new also but shipping is slower right now. Links below…

Linking to some challenges…

The Paper Players – tic tac toe/die cut, Spring, Birthday

Thank you for clicking over! ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94265 Small Cosmos craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS | BLIC | TE ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS | SZZ | BLIC ]

 

Birthday · cards · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Video

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather…

Hi everyone!  It’s time for a new Challenge at SSS Wednesday today!  The company we’re featuring on our blogs is Lawn Fawn and the theme is ‘whatever the weather’!  So fun!  It’s a pretty, sunny day on my card today!

I made a short video so you can see the action…

I used the new Magic Iris dies, Dandy Day stamp set, Reveal Wheel Circle Sentiments, Simple Grassy Hillsides dies and Stitched Rectangles dies.

Here it is closed…

Here it is open…

Aren’t they cute?!  ❤

Distress Oxides for the background.  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and ink blending brushes. I did some water drop spattering on the yellow and green spatters on the grass pieces.

Closed again…

Open again…

These dies are an investment but I can see myself using them over and over again. Two of our grandsons have made cards with them so far. They really enjoyed it too!  😀

I hope you’ll be able to join us and link up your creation for this week’s challenge!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope I made you smile!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Lawn Fawn SET DANDY DAY Clear Stamps…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Clear Stamps lf2217
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Die Cuts lf2218
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
RESERVE Lawn Fawn SET MAGIC IRIS Die…
[ SSS ]
RESERVE Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS Die Cuts…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS ADD-ON Die Cuts…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SIMPLE GRASSY HILLSIDES…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Set of 2 BLENDER BRUSHES sss2pk
[ SSS ]

 

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

Memory Box Single Daisy Stem Card…

Happy Friday everyone! A CAS die cut card to share today.  Our area stamp club meets this afternoon and I have the program.  This is one of the two cards I’ll have them make.

The Single Stem Daisy comes with a backer die for the flower.  I die cut it in TE Lollipop cardstock, put the cut into the full flower die and embossed it with a stylus.

Then I inked the flower head with TE Strawberry Milkshake ink and a little make up brush.

I die cut the complete flower in TE Granny Smith cardstock and inked it with TE Granny Smith ink and a little make up brush.

I glued the layers together. You might want to clip off some of the green flower bottom layer if it shows.

I popped up the flower head with mounting foam tape just in the center.

I stamped the panel with a sentiment from a poppystamps sentiment set, links below.

A little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on the background panel.  Some jute and it’s done…A2 size!

I changed the wrap up this time and wrapped an A2 size stitched panel die cut in TE Toffee cardstock. Then I just made the bow separate and glued it on the stem.  I used mounting tape to adhere the white panel to the Toffee panel because of the jute.  I didn’t want a hump!  😀

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love the message on this card…a good thing to remember everyday!  ❤

A FUN SALE going on at SSS!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – CL482 Blooming…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94398 Single Daisy Stem…
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large…
[ SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE ]
Steel-ball stylus – MultiCraft double…
[ STR ]
X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape – 1/4…
[ STR ]

 

Birthday · cards · copics · Memory Box · Polkadoodles · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guest…

I’m so excited to be posting with the gals at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the month of March!  Each week a different company is featured and a theme to challenge us!  I hope you will join us!

Here’s my card for this first week…featuring Polkadoodles and the theme, Something Feminine!

I fell in love with the images from this company and had to buy three. ❤ (the snowmen are adorable!) Links below…

This one is soooo cute!  Winnie – A Pile of Gifts.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic friendly coloring paper, colored with Copic Sketch Markers and cut it out.

Skin – I started with a layer of YR000, then E000, 00, 01, 02 and 11.

Cheeks – R20, then R30 and 32 and back around the edges lightly with R20.

Hair – E31, 34, 35, 39.

Pink Dress – R00, R81, 83.

Party Hat and Bow – B60’s.

Puppy – E42, 43, 44, 47.

The background is on Mixed Media card, die cut with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles and ink blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink and Tim Holtz water bottle water drops.

A little scrap of MFT’s Black and White Stripes 6×6 paper pack.  An A2 size card!  ❤

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

 


Thank you for clicking to my blog today! I hope she made you smile and inspired you to color and get some cards made!

Products I used on my card from Simon Says Stamp…

 

Polkadoodles A PILE OF GIFTS Winnie…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps BEST LIFE…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore MIXED MEDIA VELLUM SURFACE…
[ SSS ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
[ IST ]
Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
[ STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri Bradford.com.  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes Storage Caddy
[ TE ]
Blender Brush Cleaning Tool
[ TE ]
Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn FINLEY’S ABC’s Lawn Cuts…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn QUINN’S CAPITAL ABC’s Lawn…
[ SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio ADORE ALPHA Die Set…
[ SSS ]
CZ Design Wafer Dies ALL CAPS NO 01…
[ SSS ]
Mama Elephant INLINE LETTERS Creative…
[ SSS ]
Journey Serifs Steel Rule Die
[ SPL ]
SR-011 Contour Type-Oh! Steel Rule Die
[ SPL ]
Memory Box dies – Parker Lower…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
A2 Envelopes
[ TE ]
Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Birch Press Design > 25 Notecard…
[ BRC ]
Birch Press Design > Patterned Paper…
[ BRC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤