cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

Spirit of Christmas Cardinal Card…

Hi everyone! I feel a little chill in the air today…Christmas is coming! eek!  Another card for my stash using Memory Box NEW products.  It’s fun to stamp and color more this year.  I love dies but I used to love coloring…coloring is some what of a discipline for me…I kinda want to do a little, then get up and do something else! lol

The main images are from the New Spirit of Christmas stamp set and coordinating die set.  My card last week is the poinsettia is from the same set.

I colored with Copics on X-press it copic coloring cardstock.  I started the cardinal with R17, then brought in R46 and the darkest R89.  The beak is Y35 and 38.  The holly is G12, 14, 16, 17 and 19.  The berries are R27 and E07.

The pattern paper is from Memory Box new Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

I decided to use Taylored Expressions Earl Grey as my neutral color instead of Toffee that I use so much.

I stamped the A2 cardbase with the big Merry Christmas stamp from the NEW Joyous Christmas Wishes stamp set.  It’s full of beautiful sentiments for the season! ❤  It’s not perfect… I should’ve practiced first! Tape it down so it doesn’t flip up while you’re stamping! lol

Holler if you have any questions!

Thank you so much for clicking over!

Here’s the products I used…

Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Spirit of Christmas…

Hi everyone! Here it is a beautiful day in October and I’m inside typing up a blog post!  My priorities. lol

I have stamps that need used though, so it’s so easy to keep busy and forget to get a supper plan! oops!

Today I’m using two stamps from the new Spirit of Christmas stamp set and coordinating die set.  The Poinsettia and the sentiment.

I stamped the poinsettia, leaves and berries (from the Holiday Greenery stamp set) in Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-press it cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I die cut the poinsettia and cut the leaves and berries by hand, then I colored them.  I used the R24 and 27,  YG93 and 95, T7 for the shadow.

I cut a x-press cardstock white panel 4 x 5 ¼ inches and stamped some branches from the Winter Greenery stamp set in Olive ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Spirit of Christmas set in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink.   I love this set… the perfect sentiment for the inside is in the set also.  “Wishing you a Merry Christmas”.  I like how the Copic x-press it cardstock takes the stamp pad ink.

I made an A2 card base from Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock. Taped on the white panel and mounted the leaves and berries and poinsettia with foam mounting tape.

That’s it… fun to color!  Holler if you have any questions!

Products I used for this card…

Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – CL5244 Holiday Greenery…
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Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
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Memory Box – CL5235-D Winter Greenery…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn – Ink Cube Pack – Candy Store
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Pinkfresh Studio – Premium Dye Ink…
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Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | TE | SSS ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Interactive · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Evergreen Sky, Lamplight Tree, Small Pine Tree and Tall Fir Collage Tunnel Card and Video…

Happy World Cardmaking day to all my cardmaking friends and paper crafters!

My last post inspired me to attempt to turn the same dies into a tunnel, diorama, shadow box card that collapses and is mailable!

So here’s the video, click this link to watch it in High Definition which is so much better! And I did get the tree glued back together and you can’t even tell! YAY! lol

I tried to get pictures of the sparkle but it’s really hard to capture glitter paper and do it justice. You’ll just have to believe me on how beautiful this cardstock is! ❤

Here I held it under the light trying to show how light shines down through it…

Thank you for clicking over today! It’s raining here…a good day to stay inside and play with stamps, dies and paper!

Holler if you have any questions.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

 
Memory Box – 94500 Evergreen Sky…
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Memory Box – 94501 Lamplight Tree…
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Memory Box – SET of 4 dies: Evergreen…
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Memory Box – 94502 Tall Fir Collage…
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Memory Box – 94503 Small Pine Tree…
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Birch Press Design – 57304 Peace…
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Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – GP1001…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scrapbook.com – Exclusive Sizzix Big…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Cutting Pads, Standard, 1…
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cards · Christmas · Oxide Inks · Winter

Memory Box Winter Scene Collage Tunnel Card…

Hi everyone! The forecast is…brrrrr…looking at this card!  A tunnel card using new Memory Box dies. Evergreen Sky Collage is the top layer, next down the Lamplight Tree Collage, next down Tall Fir Collage, next down Small Pine Tree Collage and next down the Cabin Snowglobe. I used the new Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder for the background.

I inked up the trees with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress Oxide Inks and the mini round ink blending tools.  I find these easier to keep the ink where I want it.  I did mask off a few places with post it tape.

I added a little Memory Box Fairy Sugar Dewdrop glitter glue to the clouds, lamp post, smoke and roofline.  I really like this stuff, it’s thinner than the other glitter glues.  I squirt out a blob and paint it on… I like having that control and it covers nice.

The JOY sentiment is from the beautiful new stamp set with coordinating dies, Spirit of Christmas. Gorgeous sentiments and images to color!  So many cards I want to make! hehe  ❤

Ink your cardstock with the same Distress Oxide inks I used on the trees or Taylored Expressions Spearmint cardstock is a great match.  I die cut the poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames die and added it over the top with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

On the inside I used one of the awesome sentiments from this new poppystamps stamp set, Joyous Christmas Wishes.  I love it so much!  Beautiful verses for the inside of our cards this year!  YAY!

I’m excited to be making Christmas cards!

Have a great rest of the week and thank you so much for stopping by!

p.s. All of the dies I used today are so versatile! Use them alone or with other dies you already own! So many possibilities! 

Shopping links for this card… a 15% off sale going on at SSS too…link below my linkdeli links…

Memory Box – SET of 4 dies: Evergreen…
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Memory Box – 94500 Evergreen Sky…
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Memory Box – 94501 Lamplight Tree…
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Memory Box – 94502 Tall Fir Collage…
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Memory Box – 94503 Small Pine Tree…
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Memory Box – 94494 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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Poppystamps – 1938 Pointed Rectangle…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Burlap Twine
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
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Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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All Occasion · birch press design · cards

Birch Press Design Autumn Breeze Plate Card…

Hi everyone!  Fall is definitely in the air here in Iowa! kachoo!  I had fun making some inside Fall with this card!

I die cut all three Autumn Breeze Plates in white cardstock, then I inked them with Distress Ink pads and ink blending tools.

I used Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin and Rusty Hinge ink pads.

My cardbase is Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock. That’s the darkest green showing through.

Fall is in the air sentiment and die is from the NEW BPD Pumpkin Lacework stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here’s what I used to make this Fall card…

Birch Press Design – 56130 Autumn…
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Birch Press Design – 8153 Pumpkin…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Holly Background Card…

Hi everyone!  A paper pieced Inlaid die cut card to share with you today!  It sure is hard to cover up a neat background! lol

I started by cutting the Holly die in the gingham pattern paper. There were only 5 or 6 inside pieces to keep track of to place back in!  I was surprised!  Dave thought that out for us and made it easy!  YAY!  I die cut in TE Oreo cardstock and placed it in the gingham rectangle, flipped it over, covered it with 2 inch Scor-tape and started piecing in the leaves, berries and branch leaves.

The gingham paper is from the Pebbles Merry Merry Collection from a couple years ago, called Holly Berries 733552.  It’s the back side. Maybe you have it in your stash! ❤

I used the dot papers from the NEW Garland Stipes and Dots paper pad from Memory Box.  The solid leaves were just some cardstock scraps.

Then I die cut the Memory Box Bubble Circles medium size die three times, glued them together, then punched some circles and glued them on for the berries/bubbles on the circles.  I was going to tie jute around the panel and under the sentiment BUT I forgot the plan and taped it to the cardbase so I had to come up with another plan! haha

I like it! lol

The sentiment is from the super fun new Memory Box stamp set Christmas Tiles.  I drew around the stamp with a pencil to get the shape and hand cut it out so it’s not perfect but hey, it adds to the charm, right?! haha

It’s an odd size but will still fit in an A7 envelope and mail for one forever stamp!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Holler if you have any questions!

p.s.  Breanna is coming home today! She’s very weak but we’ll get her fed better and get her stronger to fight this!  So thankful!  Keep praying for us!  We appreciate it so much!

Products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2392 Holly Background…
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Memory Box – CL5263 Christmas Tiles…
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Memory Box – 94439 Bubble Circles…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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