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poppystamps Snowflake Loop, Proper Merry Christmas Card…

Hello!  I’m still working my way through this beautiful Memory Box 6×6 plaid paper pad!  I love it! 

The contrast with white! The touch of gold… so festive!

All die cutting today…shoot me now!  I forgot to stamp the inside of my card!  I was sailing along so well there for a couple weeks! lol

I glued two white cuts together for the Snowflake Loop piece.  The snowflake from the set, I die cut two but just used them single. 

I used Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock for the panel and the Proper Merry Christmas sentiment.

So simple once I finally decided what colors to use for the sentiment! 

It’s a 5 ½ inch square card.  White cardbase.

Gold pearls in three sizes glued on to finish it up!

What are you making these days?  I see gals posting they’re starting to decorate their houses. We’ve been working in our basement …imagine over 100 year old basement that has plastered ceilings and walls cut into to run air conditioning ducts and wiring and plumbing etc!  Tim is taking down the plaster on the  ceilings, scraping the walls and painting the ceiling, walls AND floor!  It’s a lot…big old house.  So I’ve been moving stuff to keep ahead of him. Oh he’s building new shelves too!  I’m so excited!  Maybe I can store some of my excess stamp stuff down there!  How long should we keep boxes?!  lol  You know, the ones die cut machines come in, the MISTI boxes, etc!  Yikes! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Talk to you again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2538 Snowflake Loop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2543 Proper Merry…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Pearl Embellishments – 2mm, 3mm and…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Lawn Fawn · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Wreath Building

Simon Says Stamp October Release!


NEW! NEW! NEW!  Welcome to my blog post today introducing a new stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs Release.

When this stamp came in the mail… I was stunned with the size but loved the bold print of it and challenged with what I would do!

So I put it in the MISTI and started inking with Lawn Fawn Ink Cubes, Lobster and Artichoke.  I tore some scrap paper squares to kinda mask off but finally just ended up wiping off if I got ink where I didn’t want it.  

I LOVE it! ❤

Fortunately I thought to snap a phone picture before I chopped it in half! (sorry it’s blurry, ugh, I only took one)

It’s just everything traditional Christmas to me! lol

I used a wide ruler to try to decide WHERE to cut it in half…finally realized there was no rhyme nor reason to where!

I ended up with two Mini Slimline size cards.

This one I just stamped a sentiment right over the design. Happy Christmas from the SSS Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

The second I tried gold heat embossing directly on the design but it didn’t show up as well as I thought it would.

I heat embossed a piece of vellum and positioned it directly over the direct to card embossed sentiment.

Now I wonder if I shouldn’t have added some gems or something but you know me… I err on the side of clean and simple!

Are you looking forward to Christmas creating or have you already started?  This release has some wonderful things in it!

Tired to catch the gold embossing in the picture a little better.

I had fun making these!

I hope you’ll check out the new release.  Thank you for clicking from my blog…if you click from somewhere else but want me to get credit, be sure to come back to my blog and click again.  I appreciate it so much and thank you from the bottom of my cardmaking loving heart! ❤

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…click on the letters SSS in the grid below…use code ‘cozy’ to get a free die with a $75 order!

Simon Says Cling Stamps PAINTED…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn CANDY STORE Premium Dye Ink…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SUNDAY BRUNCH Ink Cube Pack…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn VELLUM 8.5 x 11 Translucent…
[ SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100#…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE…
[ SSS ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Video · Winter

Memory Box Poinsettia Watercolor Floral and Curled Script Video…


Hi everyone!  Look at these beautiful NEW dies!  I love the Curled Script dies and I have a video below to show you how I’m using them… WITHOUT GLUE!

This poinsettia!  SO GORGEOUS!  Memory Box illustrator Dave designs the most beautiful florals all year but I’m always so happy to see the NEW poinsettias every year! I LOVE this one too!

I kept my card clean and white so the designs would pop! White is so ‘Winter’! lol  For us that live in snow country anyway! lol

Again I used the envelope cover picture to put the poinsettia together.  It looks hard!  I even thought, oh, this looks hard!  IT IS NOT HARD AT ALL!  Yay!  I meant to show this in the video but I forgot. ugh

Just lay the largest piece on the envelope cover and layer up with a bit of glue and boom! it’s done!

LOOK at the detail!

Yes I sharpened the photo but it’s so much more beautiful in person!

The holly die… oh yes!  It’s NEW from poppystamps!  It’s called Layered Holly Branch… this die is going to be a staple in the stash! I love it!  I love holly anyway. lol  Tim and I got married in December and we had holly on all the pews and in the floral arrangements… oh, it was pretty and timeless!

I have to tell you….I have turned over a new leaf this year so to speak.  I’m am so bad about not finishing the inside of the card and stamping my name on the back.  So when it’s time to send, I’m hurrying to get cards in the mail… well, so far this year with Christmas cards, I have stamped the inside and my name on the back!  I’m shocking myself! lol  Kinda late for New Year resolutions. hoho

A2 size card…

ok – here’s my video on adhering this type of die…email me if you have any questions. Click on it to see it large.

Thank you so much for coming to see my card.  I hope you’ll try this method and let me know how it goes!

ttul,

Links to Dies and Supplies I used on my card today…

Memory Box – 94676 Poinsettia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94700 Keep Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2537 Layered Holly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5283 Sweet Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
[ STR ]

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Fall · Halloween · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Halloween Assemblage and Rickety House Cards and a chance to win!

Boo!  Happy Saturday! Two more cute halloween cards to share today then it’s on to the NEW Christmas releases from Memory Box and poppystamps!  I hope you’re enjoying and creating with all the new releases! hehe

Here’s the Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock out to play again!  I used white glossy on the Boo but it’s hard to tell it in the pictures.  I should’ve used it on the ghost and cobweb too! lol

A2 size card…. links below to the dies I used.

Next up, some more purple and orange goodness!

Oxide inks came out to play… two purples and two oranges blended on white cardstock.  Then a cloud stencil with white pigment ink brushed on over the top of the purples and oranges.

Spatter on some black and white watercolor inks.

Die cut the ink blended panel with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die before inking.

The ghost on this card is from the NEW Whittle Creatures die. (in my previous post also)

Sentiment is from Memory Box clear stamp set Halloween Pumpkin.

A2 size card.

I hope you enjoyed this little mini series from me for halloween!  Here’s my other two posts with cards from this Memory Box and poppystamps release…. HERE and HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!

I have a couple halloween dies to giveaway!  Comment for a chance to win!

 

 

 

Shopping links to what I used to make these two cards…click on the blue store abbreviations to see.

Poppystamps – 2495 Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2491 Leafy Branch Oval…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2473 Boo Poe Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Memory Box – 94632 Rickety House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2498 Whittle Creatures…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
[ STR ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | TE ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | TE | SSS ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Fall · Halloween · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps

poppystamps Cat Collage Card, Whittle Creatures Card and Jack O Lantern Frame Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s Black, Orange and Purple season!  But isn’t this black NEW Cat Collage amazing die cut in Memory Box black glossy cardstock!  I love the thickness of it….I use a piece of copy paper folded in half for a shim when I die cut it.

Memory Box NEW Happy Halloween Posh Script die cut directly in the glossy card front panel then an orange die cut inlaid into it.  Be sure to keep the centers of the letters!

An easy alternative to gluing!  I put scor-tape on the back side, flip it over and inlay the die and letter centers. I use scor-tape a lot!

I had a scrap of brayered cardstock that wasn’t good enough to make the keep pile.  It worked perfectly for die cutting the background for the cat and the windows of the NEW poppystamps Twisted Houses die!

A2 size card.

Next up is a cute, cute card using the NEW poppystamps Whittle Creatures die set.

Aren’t they cute?  oh, I already said that! lol  They’ve got personality!

I die cut in white and copic colored.  So easy because the only little pieces are the faces. I put a little piece of scor-tape on the backs, then insert the little pieces with a pick up tool. Works great!

I decided to go postal!  Memory Box Postage Square Layers for the white layer, Stitched Square Layers for the bluish green layer.  I had to cut the black layer with a paper trimmer.

The broom is from the NEW Whittle Witch die.

Then I needed words!  I landed on this poppystamps Marzipan Greetings clear set.  A bunch of fun sentiments in this set.  Love it!

Mini Slimline size card.

My next card is CAS or QAE!

Mini Slimline size card again using the NEW poppystamps Jack O Lantern Frame die.

I die cut it in TE candycorn cardstock.  Colored with copics, the branches brown and the leaves green, coloring right over the orange cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps Boo Pie Script die in Memory Box black glossy cardstock.  So fun!  A smiling Jack O Lantern just trying to scare you! ha!

I have TWO more Halloween cards to show you tomorrow!  Then….guess what?!  More NEW coming!  Be watching!

Thank you for clicking over and making it through my long post! I kinda got carried away with a three day cardmaking marathon this week. eek! I didn’t mean to scare you! lol 

Below are links to the products I used to make these three cards…click the letter abbreviations in blue to see the product!  Thank you!

Poppystamps – 2496 Cat Collage craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2500 Twisted Houses…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94585 Happy Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2498 Whittle Creatures…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2499 Whittle Witch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Open Studio dies – Stitched Square…
[ STR ]
Open Studio Postage Square Layers
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2497 Jack O Lantern…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Creole Spice ink pad
[ IMG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – 3.31 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
[ HBL ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
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Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  I have some cards to post using the NEW for STAMPtember sentiment set called ‘Extra Talkative’.  So many sentiments in the set I ended up with five cards!  This is a big set with dies to match but I didn’t get the dies to use.  You’ll see how beautifully they ink up and stamp!

Here’s my first card…

I made three Mini Slimline cards and two A2 size cards…

What great words of encouragement!  Everyone can use that now and then!  I’m sending this one to myself! lol

Besides the Extra Talkative set I used two new sets from Memory Box.  Leafy Branch Oval and Fanciful Fall Leaves.

 

Next up…

How cute is this ‘Hi.’! So cute!  I cut some strips with a Waffleflower die, stamped four sentiments from the set on each strip with matching ink. ATG to the card…thin mounting tape to mount the HI circle.

Next…

Another CAS card.  Here I used a Gina K Designs die set, Botanical Duo.  I cut it in white and inked it with regular Distress Inks and ink blending brushes.  Scrap paper to protect each part from the other color.

I stamped the sentiment in the MISTI…taped on another one of those strips, I cut too many, tied on the thin Mayarts twine and it was done!

Now for the two A2 size cards…

Brayering Kaleidacolor ink pad colors onto Hammermill Color Copy 100# cardstock.  I love how this cardstock keeps the color vibrant!

The Botanical Duo die in Glossy Black cardstock and two sentiments from the set again.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die for the brayered white panel.

Next…

More encouragement from this card! These sentiments stamped so beautifully.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.  It’s my favorite for stamping black sentiments.  I used the MISTI also.

I added a few black enamel dots on the berries… just enough to make it a little ‘extra’!

Just reading these cards is helping put the smile back on my face today!  Hope it’s an encouragement to you also!

Here’s a special code from SSS for an ‘extra’ to put a smile on your face today too! I’ll list the clickable links to the other products I used at the bottom of this post… Have fun shopping and if you click to another blog but want to shop through my links, just come back and click through one of my links again and it will track to me.  You know I appreciate it and wish I knew who to send thank yous too!

Have a wonderful extended weekend!  We always try to get something done around the house cuz…it’s Labor Day. ha! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…talk to you again soon!

Clickable shopping links to the NEW release and below, what I used on these cards…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies EXTRA…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps EXTRA…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps LEAFY BRANCH OVAL Die 2491
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps FANCIFUL FALL LEAVES Die…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp DETAIL ROUND…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
[ SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower VERTICAL STRIPES Die…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box STITCHED CIRCLE LAYERS…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs BOTANICAL DUO Dies…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz MEDIUM Distress Brayer…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK GLITTER…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]