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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…
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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…
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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 ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

I have two cards to share with you after playing around with this folder a couple days.  It’s very pretty!  I will show you the sparkly pics I took with my phone first! 😀

I inked the raised sky side with teal ink on this first one…after embossing I sprayed both cards with Sparkle spray.  Can you say shimmery?!

This one I inked with brown first, then green on the side where the trees are raised.  Pretty cool… it’s tricky keeping the ink off where you don’t want it but what I finally ended up doing was using a white Posca pen over the ink marks, letting it dry before I sprayed it with Sparkle spray and then the vellum heat embossed gold sentiment over the top… disguised and pretty!

Here’s some more pictures…I took too many…lol

Weird how the color changes laying down… same exact location as the standing up pictures!

Truly CAS cards after getting the hang of what you want the result to be.  It just dawned on me that I didn’t make a plain ole white one!  Oh… I will have to do that! Sprayed with Sparkle or Frost spray, it’ll be gorgeous!  YAY!  Easier yet! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I feel like a fish out of water here.  Not keeping up with anything.  My heart is with all my friends out there and know I think about you and I am emailing you in my head and so thankful for you all!  Back to shopping… it’s fun this year…our older grands have ideas so it’s serious shopping and challenging!  More education for grandma and grandpa! lol

ttul!

Here’s some links to what I used to make these two Winter wonderland cards!

Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
[ TE ]
Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko SPARKLE REFILL Sheer…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
[ SBC ]
Memento GUM DROPS 12 Dew Drop Ink…
[ SSS ]
birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

Three Cards with Birch Press Design Stamps and Dies…

Hi everyone!  I had some festive cardmaking time yesterday…no plan…just winging it! I started with the teal-ish looking ornament card using the new BPD Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp set and coordinating die set.  This could be made up so many different ways!  Here I did some oxide and regular distress ink blending in Peacock Feathers, Speckled Egg and Evergreen Bough.

First I heat embossed the stamp in Ranger Detail Gold embossing powder on white cardstock. Then I ink blended. Then I die cut the ornament from that panel. Stamped/heat embossed the label on gold metallic cardstock and die cut it.  The greens are from a die included in the coordinating die set. So is the ornament topper.  There is a stamp for the topper too but I missed stamping it first!

All three cards are A2 size and mailable.

Then I got out the Delicate Pastel Glitter 6×6 cardstock pad.

Birch Press Design is known for their layering dies… this one is the NEW Mini Snowflake Frame and I used all three layers in the three pink glitter colors in this cardstock pad. Glued them together and cut the rectangles with the Baiscs set.

The silver cardstock is a matte silver but it looks super gray here…it’s really prettier IRL!  Like the close up picture.

I die cut the BPD Joy Honey Script die… the bottom layer is three glued together.

 

This one, I just used Layer C from the BPD Mini Snowflake Frames and die cut it in the silver from the Polished Foil 6×6 Pad.  I glued it to a black glossy cardstock panel that I layered on to another layer of the silver foil paper.

I had a scrap of the glossy black so I glued the die cut Big Peace Sugar Script die to it and layered it over the top with mounting tape.Very CAS but be careful with your glue and glossy cardstocks!  eek! (I didn’t check on this Peace die before I made the card.  I don’t see that it’s available anymore, there are other peace dies that would work just as well!)

It’s a very striking card in person.  I was thinking while working on this that I’ve always done some gold/silver/glossy black cards in the past. What a pretty combo… I need to do it again this year too! lol

I started decorating a little around the house for company over the weekend. I love Christmas and being with family and friends…what I need right now!

God bless your Thanksgiving this year. I am thankful even in the midst of hard. We’ll just keep papercrafting ok?! ❤

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
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Birch Press Design – 57391 Mini…
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Birch Press Design – 57305 Joy Honey…
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Memory Box – FP1001 Polished Foil Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – GP1001…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]