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Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder…

Hi everyone!  I was trying for a vintage look with this NEW embossing folder… it turned out pretty and feminine!

This folder is from the NEW Born to Sparkle release

It’s easy to get a variety of ‘looks’ with this folder!

Using a piece of Memory Box watercolor cardstock in the folder, I ran it through the Big Shot.

Then using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush, I lightly inked over the entire surface of the panel.

I liked it plain but finally decided to add some color with a palette of chalks.  I don’t know if they even make them anymore! 

I tied on some thin jute cord…

I die cut the Memory Box Thank You Posh Script die, added mounting tape to the back, distressed the edges of the panel with the Tim Holtz Distress Edge tool, inked around the edges and adhered it to a cardbase.

I used natural color Neenah cardstock for the thank you die and the cardbase. 

It should’ve been a fast card but since it was an indecisive day… lol   It’s important to be happy with the card when done though, so I persevered!  lol

Linking up my card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Check out the new release!  I bought a couple more things from it that I need to make up!  I’m running out of May though! lol

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!  $5 off saving with this code through 5/30  TWEET42 or YUM521 through 8/15

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Memory Box THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT…
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Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Collection Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have five little cards to show you today!  I had some fun this week making 4 Bar size cards… they’re 3 ⅜ in. x 4 ⅞ in.!  I’m a little worried the size will show correctly in the pictures so I wanted you to know right up front!  I’m afraid they’ll look bigger in the pictures than they actually are in real life!

I used all new dies and stamps from the latest release.

This one I had fun with the Whittle Fish Trio die, Word Balloons die and Whittle Sealife Sentiments.  I embellished it just a touch with the sea weed (not sure what they are) from the new Memory Box Deepwater Collage die.

I also used the new Memory Box cardstock pads.  I will link them below.

My husband and grandsons like to fish so I’m sure this will be a hit!

Isn’t this Dolphin cute?

I used Whittle Dolphin, Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Wave Background and sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments.

I like using dies to cut out the sentiment strip.  For this one I used the smallest, narrow die from the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I just run it back through to die cut the very end to get the right length.

I used Oxide inks on the doplhin and sunshine.  The new Memory Box cardstock pad for the background.

I made this card first and it got me going on this size!

Whittle Sealife Sentiment stamps again…so fun!  I love this sentiment!  My sea comes from a bottle or fruit though! lol

I used the Whittle Seahorse and Whittle Seascape Background dies for this card.

I see I saved this picture a different size…oops… oh well, I think you can still see how cute it is!

I inked the background with Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and the seahorse with my brown oxide blending brush.  I imagine it had vintage photo on it.  I have a set of Taylored Expressions blending brushes I use for the Distress Oxide inks.  I really, really like how they work for this kind of thing.

The next two cards don’t really coordinate with the first three. I didn’t have time to make more cards so there’d be sets yet, so be watching for more, I have some ideas!

Here I used Playful Happy Birthday and Whittle Snails! The sentiment is is ‘snail mail for you’ but I figured, why not use a snail instead of the word! hehe  It’s from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.  Super, super fun sentiments in this set!

The cardstock I used is from the new Memory Box Cardstock pads again…love these pads!  Oh and NEW gems! Links below.

I’m welcoming the ladies to the blog today!  I like their advice! lol

Cute little Whittle Chickens, Whittle Wood Picture Frames, Word Balloons dies and more sentiments from the Whittle Wild Animals stamp set.

Memory Box has new woodgrain cardstock in light brown, cream and white!  I’ll link below.  I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and spattered with a little water.

I hope I didn’t miss telling you anything but if I did, feel free to ask me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies, Dies and Stamps I used on these cards…

Poppystamps – 2450 Whittle Fish Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – 2440 Whittle Dolphin…
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Poppystamps – 2420 Whittle Wave…
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Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
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Poppystamps – 2429 Whittle Seahorse…
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Poppystamps – 2419 Whittle Seascape…
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Poppystamps – 2417 Whittle Snails…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
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Poppystamps – 2433 Whittle Wood…
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Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1007 Vibrant Violet…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Black & White Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Bitty Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Simon Says Stamp

Guesting at AAA Cards Challenge…

Hi everyone! It’s my privilege to play along with the AAACards Challenge blog today!  We would love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to know…

I do enjoy making CAS cards and I’m always inspired by challenges!

I just woke up the other morning thinking about my speech bubble stamps and dies, so I got them out and started.  This was first out of my brain and I liked it and even though I thought I’d try another I didn’t.  I always think I’ll do more than I do! ha

Here’s a picture of the card I made and entered into one of the AAA challenges and won with my card for this new challenge.  Click ‘home’ and scroll down a few posts and you’ll find the thank you card.

I’m thinking this CONGRATS card is especially fitting for this time of year and could be switched up easily for many occasions.  Blue for a baby boy sentiment, pink for a baby girl, it doesn’t have to be just graduations! But you could use the school color!

I really like it and I hope you’ll take up the challenge!  Once you get started making CAS cards it’s so fun! 😀

I took a close up picture of this cute washi tape that I’m gonna use to close the envelope… perfect! ❤

This is the mini slimline size card…3 ½  x 6 inches.

Thanks for stopping by today and I apologize for accidentally hitting the publish button earlier which ended up in you receiving an email too early!  ugh!  I had made a change and normally it would say ‘update’ but because I’d already saved this post as a ‘draft’ it says publish instead of update!  OH GOOD GRIEF! (Charlie Brown)   Yes, blogging is a challenge too! lol

Have a good rest of the week and try making a CAS card and linking it up!

What I used to make this card…

My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
[ STR ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
[ SSS | SBC ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Spring · Washi Tape

Memory Box…a Spring Hello Card…

Hello! I was just looking out the window at the wonder of everything blooming so beautifully!  YAY for Spring!

A clean and simple card to share with you today…not so much white but simple layers and elements.

I covered a piece of white cardstock with Cornelia Variegated Wide Washi Tape from Memory Box and die cut it with a Memory Box Stitched Circle die but this Wrapped Circle die from Memory Box would be great too!

I used the Memory Box Gloriosa Butterly Duo Outlines and Background smaller butterfly of the set.  Die cut in Memory Box Glitter Cardstock.

The Memory Box Antique Leaf Label die cut in white and partially inked so I could stamp the hello from the Memory Box Sunflower Wreath stamp set on the label part.

The cardbase panel and the panel under the circle are both die cut with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangle dies out of Taylored Expressions cardstock.

Layer everything up for this A2 card. I only used mounting tape for the label.

Here’s another card I made with this Antique Leaf Label…

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope all your flowers are budding or blooming! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
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Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
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Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
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Memory Box – GP1002 Graceful Garden…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
[ TE ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Cottage Cutz · Memory Box · MFT · Spring

Cottage Cutz Gnome Sleeping in Hammock Card…

Hi everyone!  Something a little different this week…a sleepyhead!  A cute sleepyhead though!

I die cut this Gnome Sleeping in Hammock from Cottage Cutz, all in Neenah 110# white cardstock and colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers.  Easy coloring and I didn’t have to find cardstock scraps to die cut all the little pieces.  The only drawback is, you aren’t helping to use up your scraps stash! ho ho

Thinking about a sentiment… I grabbed a new set from My Favorite Things and used one of the sentiments.  I’m not sure who I’ll send this to!  It’s using that naughty B word that Tim and I didn’t let the girls use when they were growing up!  It was find something to do or I’ll find you something to do! lol

I made a grass stencil with a Memory Box Grass die.  Using a TE ink blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink, I did the grass.

Using a My Favorite Things cloud stencil, a TE ink blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, I did the sky.

This is an A2 size card….blank on the inside so far!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this little guy made you smile!

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Thank You

Memory Box Dies, Flower, Stems and More on Three Cards…

Hello!  I have three cards to share today…starting with the tallest and ending with the shortest! lol  For this card I was inspired by a challenge and a way to use the extra flower I had ready. Here’s a link to the challenge…(click on the logo).  I managed to keep it very CAS and complete the optional twist also with only die cuts!  yay! lol

#thank you so much to the AAA Cards blog for choosing my card as a winner!  HERE

I went with the Slimline card size so I could use the NEW Memory Box Slim Diagonal Collage die, the NEW Wildflower Stems die and the NEW Thank You Posh Script.

The flower is cut from watercolor paper and colored with Distress ink refills.  Definitely Clean and Simple!

Next card….

I absolutely love this mini slim line size card… 3 ½ inches by 6 inches.  I don’t know why but I find it charming! lol

I used the Memory Box NEW Lavender Stems,  the greenery from the NEW Daisy Stems and the greenery from the NEW Wildflower Stems.

I die cut from watercolor cardstock and painted with Distress Ink refills again.  I don’t know why I reach for these so much.  I have lots of other watercolor mediums. hehe

I used one of the NEW Memory Box cardstock pads… I love already coordinated paper!  The plaid is from the NEW Memory Box Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  This pad is so beautiful!  One side has gold foil accents and the back side is plain.  I used the plain this time but wow, the gold sides are so gorgeous!

Sentiments from poppystamps Springtime Fun and Memory Box Big and Little Spring stamp sets.

Next card…

This was my first card with the flowers I cut and painted.  From here they got simpler and taller! lol  This is a regular A2 size card.

Wildflower Stems, Seed Stems, Daisy Stems on top of the Stylish Rectangle Trio die.

Pattern papers from the Memory Box Garden Folly, Christmas Plaid and Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 paper pads.

The sentiment is from poppystamps Greeting Basics.

Give me a holler if you have any questions!  Thank you for stopping by!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94555 Slim Diagonal…
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Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94537 Wildflower Stems…
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Memory Box – 94535 Lavender Stems…
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Memory Box – 94538 Daisy Stems craft die
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Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1014 Madras Plaid Blue…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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PoppyStamps – Greeting Basics clear…
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Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Easter · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

Memory Box All That Happiness meets poppystamps Woven Basket…

Truth!  and on the inside I used the word ‘hugs’ from the same new Memory Box All That Happiness stamp and die sets.

I’m having fun using the new Memory Box Slim dies too!

I stamped and die cut one of the floral stamps in the set….simple Copic Sketch Marker coloring, the R30’s and YG61 and 63.

I die cut the basket from TE Toffee cardstock then I remembered my new Memory Box cardstock pads and found the perfect green to die cut the berries.  Dies from the new poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

A little white glaze pen on the berries…

Some baby pearls…

Popped up on mounting squares…

White heat embossed sentiment on TE black cardstock…

My granddaughter Attie sent me some pictures of her flowers popping up from the bulbs she planted last year.  It’s so fun to have a 17 year old so excited about growing flowers and food!  Her watermelons were the most amazing things ever last year!  Huge and delicious!  Here’s hoping it’s a bumper crop this year! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a creative weekend if you can!  ❤

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!

Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Pearl Embellishment Stickers – 3mm
[ STR ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Easter · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

Memory Box and poppystamps Slimline Cards…

Hi everyone! A post today showing more new dies from Memory Box and poppystamps!  Memory Box is known for it’s butterflies!

Two new ones… so pretty!   These could be made up so many different ways and here I am doing monochrome! lol 

Sylvan Butterfly is the larger die set and Glade Buttlerfly is the smaller die set.

I chose the new Memory Box Happy Easter Posh Script die for the sentiment at the bottom but there are a few other new sentiment dies that would be beautiful also… Thank you Posh Script, Just a Note Posh Script and Birthday Mail Posh Script.

I did some inlaying with the new poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage die.  I cut in two colors and stuck the pieces back in.  It’s pretty with them left out too.  Just something therapeutic about using the pieces laying there. lol

For both my cards today I used the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die set… this is a cool set.  I especially love the smallest two for sentiments!  Trim to length!

My next card is another slimline…

I used the new Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim paper pad!  Almost too pretty to use!  I’m proud to say I used two pieces! lol  It took courage I’m telling ya’! lol

The gingham piece I die cut with the new Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles.  The plaid panel is cut with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers… kinda nice you don’t have to measure!

I LOVE the new Memory Box Wooden Alpha!!!  I used them for SPRING today but I’m thinking masculine next!  So fun!

The light is changing again and always throws me off for taking pictures.  If you want to get a better idea of what the green color is… I stamped ‘happy’ from the new Memory Box  Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set with Altenew Frayed Leaf stamp pad!  I tried several greens and this one was right on as far as matching this gingham paper.

The purple I used for the Wooden Alpha is from the new Memory Box Twilight Purple 6×6 cardstock pad.

What better to put on a SPRING card than flowers and this new Memory Box Gerber Stems die set is perfect for this card!  Sweet blooms that will be beautiful colored too!  Our middle daughter had beautiful Gerbera Daisies for her outdoor, wildflower setting wedding.  Good memories!

Holler if I missed something.  I’m not sure what the standard size, if there is one, is for a slimline card.  These both ended up 8 ⅝ ths long and 3 ⅝ ths wide. I finally wrote down what size to cut the base so I don’t have to keep figuring it out every time!  ❤

Have a creative Friday afternoon!  Thank you for visiting my blog this week!

ttul,

products I used on these cards…

Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Poppystamps – 2452 Slim Leafy Collage…
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Memory Box – 94577 Sylvan Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94544 Happy Easter Posh…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
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Memory Box – 94533 Gerber Stems craft…
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Memory Box – CL5259 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
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Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring

Memory Box NEW Stained Glass Butterfly, poppystamps NEW Double Diamond Lattice Plate and SSS Birthday Sale!

HEY!  Happy Birthday! Just kidding but it’s nice to have Clean and Simple birthday cards in your stash ready to go! Dies help!

I used the NEW Memory Box Fresh Aqua 6×6 heavyweight cardstock 6×6 paper pad. Gorgeous papers! (My pictures turned out too blue :O)


I die cut the poppystamps Lattice Plate and NEW Double Diamond Lattice Plate from heavyweight white cardstock, glued them together and adhered them to an A2 panel of the new cardstock. Then adhered to an A2 white cardbase.

I love the depth and texture these lattice dies used together bring to the card front without extreme thickness.  This will mail for one postage stamp.

I die cut the NEW Stained Glass Butterfly in heavyweight white cardstock and layered it on a stitched square die cut of the NEW cardstock.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath stamp set on Taylored Expressions black cardstock. Cardstock makes a difference with white powder… this is Lawn Fawn’s white powder over Versamark ink.

A few enamel dots and done.  Sorry about the color, I wish I’d realized that before I edited the pictures. ugh. The card is actually the color of the new Memory Box die envelope.

Here’s a phone picture with the dies…

Have a fun weekend! If you’re up for shopping, here’s the link to Simon Says Stamp’s 19th birthday sale!

Thank you so much for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it! We all need encouragement these days…I am so thankful for my cardmaking followers, friends and papercrafters.

We’re warming up, the sun is shining! YAY!  I need that and some tea! lol

Thank you for stopping by!

Products I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94477 Stained Glass…
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Poppystamps – 2436 Double Diamond…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5256-D Cherry Blossom…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5256 Cherry Blossom…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box STITCHED SQUARE LAYERS…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box 6×6 paper pads
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles, Glitter & Matte too
[ STR ]

cards · CAS · Simon Says Stamp · Valentine

Simon Says Stamp Love You and Love You, Too Release Cards…

Hi everyone!  I got a kick out of this sentiment… I hope you can see it good enough.   Very hard card to photograph!

“I sort of maybe love you a lot”, we could probably add, depending on what day it is! lol

A very CAS card but I like it a lot.  Better IRL. It always bugs me when I can’t capture it the way I see it!  🙂

I die cut a heart from the Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set in a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel and in the card base.  They have to be lined up.  I sandwiched the Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window inbetween the panel and the base.

I cut a piece of vellum a quarter inch longer than enough to cover the front panel and taped the extra behind the panel so it doesn’t show when you put the panel on top of the cardbase.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings Mix clear stamp set on the vellum before I adhered it to the card panel.  TIP:  When I heat emboss, I always have my piece laying on a piece of cardboard so it doesn’t curve up or down when I apply heat.  I leave it lay there to cool to.  Sure keeps it from warping on me.

The two red hearts I die cut from the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die.

 

This card is one of the stencils from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Hearts and Streamers Stencil set.

I taped the stencil down and used Silver Embossing Paste from Ranger through the stencil, then sprinkled on clear glitter and dumped off the extra.

Let the paste dry while you’re embossing the sentiment from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings Mix stamp set on vellum
and die cutting a few red hearts from glitter cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Heart Collage die.

This card is 5 ¼ inches square.

A fun Valentine and I used some of the stash too!  I wanted to use red glitter embossing paste but it was dried up. boo.  So it’s good to use your stuff! lol

Fun stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp for Valentines Day.   I’ll link up what I used below!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Simon Says Clear Stamps LOVE…
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Simon Says Stamp BIRCH TREE WINDOW…
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Simon Says Stamp STACKED HEARTS Wafer…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil HEARTS AND…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Poppystamps · sympathy

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…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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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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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…
[ SSS ]
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 ]