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Two Cards with Memory Box NEW Christmas Dies…

Merry Christmas in plaids!  Have you seen this new 6×6 Christmas Plaid pattern paper pad from Memory Box?  Some beautiful plaids with gold accents! I used two of the designs for my cards today.

I love the masculine feel of these two cards and especially this one.  I die cut the Pointed Pine Needle Frame three times, glued them together and then over the top of the the plaid pattern that I die cut with a matching size from the Memory Box Rectangle Basics set.

I die cut the Bazzill Gummy Worms cardbase with the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set. Then placed the Pine Needle frame in the cut out area.  I used Wrapped Stitched Rectangle dies on the back side, inside of the cardbase.

I added several small gold pearls just to bling it up a bit.

The NEW Memory Box Special Merry Christmas is die cut from gold Metallic cardstock.

Inside…Memory Box NEW Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and sentiment from the MB Holiday Greenery clear stamp set.

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Have you been looking for an awesome Pinecone die?  Well, here it is and it’s so easy to put together!  The NEW Memory Box Pinecone Stackers die.

I die cut the pine cones in TE Toffee Cardstock.  I left them in the die and embossed the holes with a stylus and inked through the same holes with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the foam blending tool, using the die like a stencil.

When I took the pieces out of the die, I inked the edges with the same Distress ink and tool.

But, there’s NEW Glitter glue from Memory Box called Fairy Sugar!  Four beautiful holiday colors!  So I had to glam up the pinecones with the NEW Sunlit Gold Fairy Sugar!  ❤

I die cut the Forest Pine Branch in Toffee cardstock also and colored it with Copics, then added the NEW Dewdrop Fairy Sugar to the Pine Branches!  I really like this stuff.  It’s thinner and easy to spread and dries up so pretty!

I wanted to use a different sentiment die so I got out last years Merry Christmas Noted Script die and cut it in Metallic Gold cardstock.

I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die again for the panel that I put on a metallic gold cardbase.  I’m getting a lot of mileage out of the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set. ❤

Both cards today are A2 size.  So happy with how these turned out. Check out the new release!  I’m going to do a few poppystamps dies next.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I haven’t been able to reply to comments lately with all the card picture taking and editing… just so you know, I thank you and appreciate them very much!  It makes my day and makes me smile!

Here’s some of what I used to make these two cards…

Memory Box – 94483 Pointed Pine…
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Memory Box – 94499 Special Merry…
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Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – CL5244 Holiday Greenery…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Gummy Worms
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Memory Box – 94357 Merry Christmas…
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Memory Box – 94481 Forest Pine Branch…
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Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
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Shiny Gold Pearl Embellishment…
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Memory Box SUNLIT GOLD Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box SILVER LUMINA Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Interactive · Memory Box · Ornament · Winter

Memory Box NEW Snowglobe Dies and Sales!

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to start sharing Christmas creations with the NEW Memory Box and poppystamps release!!!

I love snowglobes and I have 4 ready to share.  I was going to put them all in one post but I got to thinking it might be confusing so I think I’ll do them one at a time.  Rest assured, you will want all four of the dies though. hehe

I want to escape to here! The roaring fire, the peaceful snowfall… my soul says yes!

The blog post right before this one, I posted a video on how these dies go together…click HOME and scroll down to see the video in the previous post.  Very easy to put together!

Here’s how I put this together…

*die cut the Snowglobe Backer die in heavy white cardstock

*die cut the Snowmen Snowglobe in heavy white and TE Blue Corn cardstock (back layer)

*stamp and heat emboss in white embossing powder the Birch Press Design Celestial Waves stamp that looks like snow on the Blue Corn sky, then inlay the sky into the white Snowmen background die cut

*die cut the Radiant Snowglobe die in heavy white cardstock, I just used the frame part (middle layer)

*die cut the Cabin Snowglobe die in heavy white cardstock (top layer)

*die cut the cabin from TE Toffee cardstock and the snow from Memory Box glitter cardstock pad

*die cut the smoke from a piece of vellum

*hand cut a square of vellum to go behind the cabin and color it yellow on the backside to mimic light in the windows of the cabin

*I die cut the cabin in TE Cherry Pop to get the door and the chimney

*I die cut Santa and his reindeer in shiny black cardstock, if you don’t have that, you could heat emboss it with black embossing powder or color it with a black glaze pen or cover it with glossy accents to get a shiny die cut

I use a piece of  ⅝  inch scor-tape on the inside bottom of the Snowglobe Backer die cut. That holds each layer in place.

I’m so happy with how this turned out!  Perfect little gift, or tag or I can see these all over the Christmas tree as ornaments!

Thank you for clicking over and I’ll be back with the other three I’ve made so far.  ❤

The dies and supplies I used…sale info below this grid…










Memory Box – 94491 Snowglobe Backer…
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Memory Box – 94492 Snowmen Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94493 Radiant Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94494 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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Birch Press – Clear Stamp – Celestial…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Sunflower Wreath Card…

Happy Friday! Switcheroo today!  Going country!  Some fun watercoloring with Distress Ink Refills again and Memory Box stamps on watercolor paper. (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo)

This card was easier to photograph so it’s a picture heavy post today. lol

I stamped the Sunflower Wreath stamp on watercolor paper and die cut it with the coordinating die. Then started painting.  I don’t know about you but I never finish in one sitting.  I lost track of how many times I sat and colored on it.  Stretch out the pleasure I guess! lol

I stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp in blue on white cardstock and inked on gathered twigs distress ink around the outside edges of the panel.

I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the wreath to the picnic plaid panel.

I tied some Lawn Fawn cord around the panel and then adhered the panel to the A2 cardbase with more mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sunflower Wreath stamp set with Versamark ink on a piece of Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love TE Oreo for white embossing on black cardstock!

My mother in law loved sunflowers and had tons of sunflower stuff in her kitchen… this card reminds me of her and her Corelleware Sunflower dishes! ❤

That’s the last picture! I tucked the sentiment under the wreath a little bit with mounting tape on the left side and glue on the right side.

Tim and I spent the evening at one of our daughters, watching the grands pick peaches and play.  The boys showing off for us on the zip line and dirt bike…we almost thought we saw neowise but it was too early and just an airplane reflecting off the sun setting! lol  Lots of smiles and happiness. YAY!

Thanks again for stopping by and your comments! Hope you have some cardmaking time this Summer too.  It’s busy I know, going by fast and almost time for Christmas!  Be watching….the 27th!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
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Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings – Hemp…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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Here’s something fun if you have time to do a little early bird shopping through July 27th for Christmas at!



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

Memory Box Clementine Border and Celebrate dies…

Hi everyone! My goal this week was to work with Memory Box’s new Glitter cardstock 6×6 pads. For this card I used the NEW Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  (my photos don’t do it justice, taking photos took longer than making the card, ugh)

I die cut the new Clementine Border die in two colors but left all the pieces in the bottom color.  The pieces all stayed in… amazing cardstock! The top color is the same as the card panel and the pieces popped out fine. I just glued it over the top of the bottom darker cut.

The new Celebrate die is cut from the darker of the two also (I just used one cut)… really pretty soft color.

I glued the borders on the sides of an A2 size glitter panel, glued the sentiment to a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the panel and glued it on the back.  Then I adhered the panel to an A2 size cardbase.

This card is ready for any celebratory occasion!  Nice and sparkly!

Thank you for clicking over today! A couple more cards to share this week and then be ready because the Christmas Memory Box and poppystamps release is coming the 27th!  I’m so excited!  You are going to LOVE it!

Products I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94426 Clementine Border…
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Memory Box – 94393 Celebrate Cursive…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – GP1001…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Proper Brick House Card…

Hi everyone! I had fun last week playing with some new dies.  I thought, this house needs smoke!  So it turned into a tall Christmas card!

O Holy Night, Starry Burst and Pine Tree Hill dies came out last year in the Christmas releases.  I did use a little bit of sparkle pen in the burst die cut. The Cottage Picket Fence is from this year.

The house and parts are inked with Distress Oxide inks.  I die cut the house again in white and cut out the door and window frames.

I found the stamped sentiment in an old Memory Box set Wintertime Fairies. Linked below too.

This house makes me smile… I grew up in a red brick house.  ❤

Thank you for stopping by today! Talk to you again soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2317 Proper Brick House…
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Memory Box – 94356 Starry Burst craft…
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Poppystamps – 2270 O Holy Night…
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Memory Box – 94295 Pine Tree Hill…
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Poppystamps – 2351 Cottage Picket…
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Poppystamps – CL458 Wintertime…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · Your Next Stamp

Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Birthday Cards…

Oh snap!  Are these critters cute?!  I made two of these for two more grandsons… I know… you’re wondering why so many boy cards?! Well, we have 17 grands and 11 are boys!  Yes we are so blessed! ❤

I’m gonna just post the pictures then write about the cards…

and when you pull the tab you get this…

This is the Lawn Fawn interactive die set called the Magic Picture Changer.

I die cut in heavy white cardstock, then the Selfie Frames in black.

I used stamps from Your Next Stamp and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

If you’re thinking you’ve seen this card before…you are right!  I made one for another grand last year. hehe  It’s HERE.  I love this card so much and loved making it again! ❤

Here’s a video of how the mechanism works…hope it makes you smile! CHEESE!

Thank you for stopping by…that’s it for family birthdays for awhile.  Back to regularly scheduled programs! lol

Products I used to make these cards…

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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Selfie…
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Your Next Stamp PHOTO BOOTH Clear…
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Your Next Stamp COOL CATS Clear cyns659
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
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Copic Marker
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Summer

Lawn Fawn On the Beach Birthday Card….

It’s Friday and somebody’s birthday somewhere! haha  This card was for a grandson that has a hammock in the backyard and loves it!  As close to a beach as you can get in Iowa! lol

Some faux sand and water on this card but the sky is real! We’ve had some beautiful blue skies the last month.   I inked them all with Distress Oxide inks.  I haven’t figured out the trick to doing spatters over oxide inks, to keep the spatters smallish.  I even let the ink dry before I spattered.   The kinda black spots were Hero Arts liquid watercolor paint, I’ll have to try something else for black next time. If you have a good black method, let me know!  Holler if you want to know what colors I used and I”ll try to remember.

So fun… the ‘shades’!

Here’s what I used… shopping links in the right sidebar if you want to look for these products at (15% off cardmaking supplies today) or Simon Says Stamp.  Thank you!  I appreciate it!  I have stamp club today and I’m almost ready…I made some card kits for the gals to make up.  It’ll be fun but there went my time! hehe

It feels good to be using some of the stash!  So I challenge you to make a card with your stash before you go shopping!  I have two more birthday cards to show and I’m working on a poppystamps Christmas card!  It’s really turning out cool, if I do say so myself so stay tuned! ttul!