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Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  Here it is September and time for ALL the excitement of the 10th STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!!! Throughout STAMPtember there will be exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!

Starting today with this blog party, participants listed on the SSS blog will be sharing a special code for a free gift with your order today. You’ll want to click around to see what code you want to use when you order!  A code scavenger hunt! 

Click over to SSS store HERE to see the release and see the stamp set I used to make this Christmas card!

This is the NEW Chunky Christmas stamp set.  I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder and colored in with Distress Ink Refills and water.  Faded Jeans for the blue,  Fired Brick for the berries and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  The die cut pine branch is from the Christmas Foliage die set.

I used some NEW Memory Box Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Dewdrop, Ruby and Sunlit Gold.  The frame is Stitched Rectangles.  I skipped a die so I’d get a wider frame when I die cut them.

I think that pretty much covers it… thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the blog party!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

CZ Design Clear Stamps CHUNKY…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS FOLIAGE…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box SUNLIT GOLD Fairy Sugar…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Family · Flowers · Thank You

Memory Box Diagonal Stripe and Collaboration Flower Stamp Set…

Hi Friends and cardmakers! I made this card and even had the pictures taken before we had a family emergency and had to hurry out the door.

The sentiment on this card says it all though!  So thankful for all who prayed for our daughter, for us and even gave to support her!  It’s a miracle she is alive.  She had 6 hours of chemo on Friday and by Sunday they said she only had 2 hrs to 2 days to live.  I just couldn’t let her go.  I started telling her to breathe and live, her sisters got her bone broth and we started in on her.  By Wednesday she was back on living protocol and we were kicked out of the hospital much to my dismay!!!  Our hearts are with her and we chat with her on and off all day. 

Now about this card…I’d been wanting to use the new Memory Box Diagonal Stripe Collage die.  I love it!  I have another idea brewing in my head but not sure it will work. lol

Then I saw this new stamp set, Celebrate Us, awhile back that was a collaboration between Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio and I wanted it for fast colored flowers!  I’m really happy with how they stamped up and how well two of them fit together to make a bouquet.

I used Altenew mini ink cubes to ink up the flower stamps.  I’m gonna call this a CAS card because it wasn’t hard and I think you could make several of them fast and the white background just sets them off!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Once again…we covet your prayers and thoughts for our family right now…not sure what the journey will look like but the miracle has begun and we’re not giving up!  Nourish and Hope!

Links for the stamp set and die…

Pinkfresh Studio – Celebrate…
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Pinkfresh Studio – Celebrate…
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Memory Box – 94401 Diagonal Stripe…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Altenew RED COSMOS Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew GREEN FIELDS Crisp Dye Ink…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

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.

Next card…

 

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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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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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thank You

poppystamps Adriana Wreath Card…

Thank you for clicking over for my post today!  I’ve been flipping though the NEW Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad…so beautiful and look at these colors!

So I pulled out the NEW poppystamps Adriana Wreath die, die cut it three times with a dark blue green cardstock, glued them together and then wiped on some gold watercolor paint with my finger.  Pictures don’t do it justice!  😀

The thank you sentiment is from the Memory Box Wild Rose Stem clear stamp set….I stamped it on a piece of pattern paper from the new pad with Ranger Black Archival Ink and cut it out with the MISTI Cut Align ruler and x-acto knife.

My background pattern paper is die cut with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set and layered onto a TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock A2 cardbase. I staged my photo with some Hobby Lobby A2 envelopes.

This card is growing on me…a color combo I wouldn’t normally gravitate toward!  I hope you like it too! hehe

Thank you for stopping by!  Have fun with your dies and try a different color combo! hehe

Here are the products I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2320 Adriana Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

5 Memory Box Die Cards….

I’ve been working on cards!  This is a long post so keep scrolling!  

I wanted to make something cool with this NEW Leafy Tree die… it looks Summery anyway!  I also used the NEW Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set… I like it a lot!  I die cut the Leafty Tree Frame in TE Peapod cardstock and colored the tree trunk with a dark brown Copic Sketch Marker!  It covers the green really well!

The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps Greeting Basics clear stamp set.  So many good sentiments in this set.  I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.

I love how the leaves can be embossed with this Leafy Tree Frame die and then inked with a little stamp pad ink.  I used TE Peapod ink to match the cardstock. The background is Tumbled Glass Oxide ink brushed on to a Toffee/kraft piece of cardstock…same as the card front. I like the look it gave as compared to using it on white.

 

The next card…same dies… but I cut the Leafy Tree Frame in Brown, then in a scrap of green and trimmed off the frame and trunk parts..

Sentiment from the same poppystamps set…

 

Next I played with the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle…

This card is greener IRL… the pictures turned out more blue… it looks ‘beachy’ here! lol  I think I might have to switch back to east windows for Summer pictures.

I used the NEW Stylish Rectangle Trio die and the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle for this card and inlaid them both in the card panel that I pieced together with three Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstocks, HERE

The happy die was new last year… then some enamel dots and why did this card take me hours! lol   I guess that’s pretty normal around here. lol


Next two cards I used the same Birthday circle die, just cut it out from the frame but one is the NEW pattern paper pad Garden Folly, HERE and the other TE cardstocks.  I used the NEW Scribble Rose Trio and Background die also.

 

I’m not sure about these colors at all!  I debated even showing the card! lol  But here it goes.

I used TE Dijon and Peapod cardstocks and ink pads  I know…interesting! lol  Taylored Expressions has been so good to tell us what Copic markers match their ink pads and cardstock too!  So I colored the die cut with matching Copics!

Oh, I used the NEW Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing folder too!  It’s really pretty made up and inked for accent.

This card I cut a circle from the embossed panel and mounted it to the card base with foam mounting tape.  The Rose Trio die is recessed a little then… I really like how it looks. The word ‘wishes’ is from the  Big and Little Words clear stamp set

I’m gonna stop now before your eyes cross from this crazy variety of cards! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and scrolling forever!  I appreciate it and hope I made you smile!

Now for the products I used to make these cards…some of them anyway!

Memory Box – 94420 Leafy Tree Frame…
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Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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Memory Box – 94107 Happy Jotted…
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Memory Box – 94396 Birthday Cursive…
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Memory Box – 94436 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
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Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Memory Box Magnolia Wreath and Magnolia Double Arch

Hi everyone! I used two NEW dies on my card today, the Magnolia Wreath and the Magnolia Double Arch dies.

It’s super simple but that color combo that I love so much! I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it! lol

I stamped the Hello from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set. Lots of really nice sentiments and messages for the inside too! I will stamp one of them on the inside. I’m really bad about not finishing the inside until I’m ready to send. ugh

Taylored Expressions cardstock… I die cut each die one time but cut the flowers from the Wreath set multiple times. The A2 cardbase is Toffee, the green is Granny Smith and the blue is Confetti Cake.

I used some black nuvo drops for the flower centers. I like it and hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week making cards…looks like a busy week here. I need to make a boy birthday card…a grandson turning six today! They grow up so fast! 😀 ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

 
Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
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Memory Box – 94421 Magnolia Double…
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Memory Box – 94419 Magnolia Wreath…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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