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poppystamps Lattice Plate Card…

Hi everyone!  Bright card for you today!  Wake up if you’re not already! lol

I started by diecutting the NEW poppystamps Lattice Plate die…there’s just something about flowers with lattice!

I needed something to go with it and was inspired by something I saw and now I can’t remember where or what. Shoot me now! haha

I love this poppystamps Floral Stem Collage die and it makes me think of a pretty garden with a fence and gate.

I’m not sure how I ended up with these colors!  :O I used regular Distress Ink pads and the mini ink blending tools.

I know the background color behind the lattice cut is Blueprint Sketch. I think the color behind the flower is Tumbled Glass with Blueprint spatters. I made this Monday or Tuesday and moved on to the next thing without even thinking to remember.  It’s so out of my normal color scheme… I can’t even decide if they really go together!  If it’s totally ugly, just ignore me! hehe

I used a sentiment from the poppystamps Greeting Basics stamp set… really liking this set. Another sentiment in the set that would’ve worked is ‘friends are flowers that never fade’.  Pretty and so true!

That’s it for today… off to take pictures of another Valentine and a couple cards with SSS new releases.  I still have family birthday cards to make!  I am behind…glad they love me anyway!  ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used and a free die offer below!

Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
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Poppystamps – 1737 Floral Stem…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Interactive · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Thank You · Thinking of You

NEW Memory Box Dies…Sweet Bay Collage and Verdant Leaf Collage…

Hi everyone! Two clean and simple cards to share today and I like them!  YAY!  I made a regular A2 size card with the NEW Sweet Bay Collage die, using it on a fold on the inside, as a pop up!

So pretty with this popular pattern paper from Hobby Lobby!  For the two bluegreen cuts, I die cut, then trimmed at the top and the bottom of the stem, then added/adhered the two leaves that completely cut out.  So pretty with the white contrast!

But then you have to decorate the front! haha  I just used the Rectangle Basics die set and die cut rectangles to fit the sentiment from poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set.  I heat embossed in black detail powder on the bluegreen cardstock from TE.

I should’ve turned it toward the light better to catch the shine of the embossing powder!

My second card, I was inspired by a friend who sent me a card in the new mini slim card size 3 ½ x 6!  The new Verdant Leaf Collage is the perfect size for it!  I have another idea to try with this die but I wanted to go ahead and post because otherwise I just get too many pictures and the post gets too long!

The green turned out kind of blah. ugh. eek!  It’s Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness Oxides, then water and gold spatters.

Sentiments from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set and Friendship Floral Heart stamp set. I black heat embossed the Thank You on vellum.

Before I go, I want to tell you the measurements for the pop up inside piece on the first card.

  • For the first card cut your 8 ½ x 11 piece of white cardstock in half, exactly 5 ½ inches.  Leave one but cut the other one down to 8 inches, so it’s 5 ½ x 8.
  • Die cut the Sweet Bay Collage die centered in the 5 ½ x 8 piece, then score that piece at 4 inches… that will be your mountain fold.
  • Then I scored 1 ⅜ inches from both sides of that center score line and those will be your valley folds.
  • Then all that’s left is to finish everything and glue the longer sides to the inside of your regular A2 size card base with a side fold.

Holler if you have any questions!

Thank you for stopping by!  Make something today!  Copy or try something new! hehe  I have a collection of ideas I want to copy…we need a national copy day so I get some made! lol  ttul!

Products I used for these cards…

Memory Box – 94526 Sweet Bay Collage…
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Memory Box – 94525 Verdant Leaf…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Scor-Pal 12×12 INCH MEASURING AND…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Eucalyptus Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x…
[ HBL ]

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Poppystamps

NEW poppystamps Whittle Unicorn and Whittle Tree Border Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Back today with a birthday card using the NEW poppystamps Whittle Unicorn and Whittle Tree Border dies.  It turned out cute!

I die cut everything in white cardstock…colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers…I wish I’d inked the background before I adhered the die cuts but I didn’t so I ended up coloring around the images with a Copic Sketch Marker.  Normally I would ink with stamp pad ink and an ink blending tool!

 

A close up…I used the poppystamps Whittle Clouds and Double Stitch Rectangle Frames dies for this card also.  Maybe the unicorn should’ve been standing on clouds?  So much for my imagination!  I always had trouble coming up with stories for school. lol

The Whittle Unicorn comes with these cute heart dies… I didn’t get them worked on to the front so I used them inside!

Sentiment from poppystamps Greeting Basics clear stamp set.

Back to cards! Thank you for stopping by!

What I used to make this cute card!

Poppystamps – 2370 Whittle Unicorn…
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Poppystamps – 2424 Whittle Tree…
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Poppystamps – 2217 Whittle Clouds…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
[ STR ]
Poppy Stamps – Die – Double Stitch…
[ FRN ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
A2 Envelopes
[ TE ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

 

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Valentines with NEW Memory Box Dies…

Lots of pictures to share with you today!  You can tell by the colors here, it’s my usual Valentine ‘look’! ❤

I started with the black/plaid card and ended up with so many heart pieces by the time I cut the new Sprinkle Heart collage die in a few colors!

That led to the next card, then that card led to the next…you know how it goes when you have pieces and dies spread around! lol

I used the new Memory Box Sprinkle Heart Collage in kraft color and red cardstock.  The two complete hearts are from the smallest heart in the Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set.

The sentiments are from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

I used one of the plaid papers from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

 

Here’s the heart cuts in white from the Sprinkle Heart Collage.  I really liked how this turned out.  I had cuts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out too.  So I just messed around til it pleased my eyes!

I used a sentiment from the poppystamps Greeting Basics set for inside the heart.

I don’t know about you but I’m still using up all the twine!  I like Valentines day as a carry over for using red.  It’s my favorite color! lol

This card was inspired by an old card that I have sitting out on my book shelves in my office. It’s older than my blog! But I still love the card, so here’s this year’s addition! lol

Do you have any of the Memory Box 3D embossing folders yet?  They are all gorgeous!  This one is called Gracious Leaves.

Then more plaid paper from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

I die cut and inked the new Memory Box Woodgrain Heart and then die cut the new Sending Love Posh Script 3 times in red, glued them together and adhered to the heart.

I layered the plaid on to a piece of black cardstock also.

These 3 cards are all A2 size and flat to mail!

This last card is a small card, 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches.

I used some more pieces from all the die cuts I was making.  ❤  It makes me happy!  lol

The sentiment is from the Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set again.

I hope you’re inspired to make some fun CAS valentines to give to friends and family this year. ❤

More to come!  Thanks for stopping by!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94552 Woodgrain Heart…
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Memory Box – 94543 Sending Love Posh…
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Memory Box – 94548 Sprinkle Heart…
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
[ STR ]

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

3 Cards from Memory Box… Let It Snow!

Three cards, three pictures of each, three snowflakes or four!  ❤

I’ll start with this Clean and Simple one…still loving this blue green pine needle color!

Just a strip of Memory Box plaid with gold foil lines in it…

poppystamps Shiny Snowflakes again…

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die and Let It Snow sentiment from Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set.

Card size 5 ½ inches square.

Next one is another wreath…wreaths are always in season!

Same Let It Snow sentiment, same snowflakes but I went back to the new Memory Box Bountiful Wreath.  Die cut and inked with a little Distress ink.

Some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink brushed on to shadow the die cut.

This one is 5 ¼ inches square…

The last one is a statement in contrast for sure! 😀

Bold plaid from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 pad…same sentiment…same snowflakes with the addition of Birch Press Design Frosty Flake Layer Die set…I used all three, A, B and C.

The day I was making these it snowed big time, then it didn’t snow the next day but it snowed again yesterday!  It’s nice and bright here! Now that I’m sitting here looking at the pictures, I kinda wish I’d tried black for the top, fine snowflake layer….hehe… next time!

Here it is January 2nd already.  It feels like we had three Saturdays this week!  Anybody else think that too?! lol

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you and happy cardmaking new year too!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
[ FRN ]
Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57388 Frosty…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and Pinecone Stackers Warm Wishes…

Hi everyone! Working on staying warm here…I made ‘let it snow’ cards yesterday while looking out the window watching a snowglobe snow!  So pretty! This one I made the day before and left it at ‘warm wishes’! ❤

I made the base for my wreath design with Two Knotted Circle Wreaths die cuts, the largest size.  I die cut them in lightweight cardboard and inked them with Gathered Twigs distress ink and mini ink blending tool.

Then I inked white cardstock with the new Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, I’ve been dying to use this new color and then die cut the Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die 4 times. (2 sprigs in each cut for a total of 8)  Yes, yes, yes, just use green cardstock and it will speed up the process.  I wasn’t hurrying and was just enjoying playing around! hehe

I did ink a gathered twigs circle on a white cardstock panel for the background.  I spattered it with water droplets too.

I die cut and assembled the Pinecone Stackers die in lightweight cardboard also.  After die cutting, keep the pieces in the die and ink blend on the back side like you would a stencil to add the dark areas on the design.  Works awesome!  I love it!

After I glued everything together, I spattered with white acrylic paint.  I had to mask the little piece of red with the sentiment cuz I didn’t want a big splat of white landing on it!

I have three more Winter cards to share, then it’s get busy on NEW Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs!  I’m still in denial that it’s time to move on!   I might have to sneak in Christmas/Winter with Birthday and Valentine for awhile still! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! We got a lot of snow but the sun’s out and keeping me warm!

Here’s what I used to make this card…scroll down to my last post for the SSS SALE!

Memory Box – 94482 Knotted Circle…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
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Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
[ FRN ]
Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SSS ]