cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Snowman · Winter

poppystamps Whittle Friendly Snowman and Double Joy Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy with this card!  I probably could’ve added more and tried to bling it up but this time I just left him to say JOY to the world! ❤

This is a new poppystamps snowman die… so whimsical and fun!  Oh you know a little holly might’ve been nice… I always think of things after! lol

I put him on a bed of snow from the new poppystamps Layered House Globe die set.

He just melts your heart, doesn’t he?! ❤  Oh…a heart on his belly to represent the O for joy would’ve been super fun too!

I used a plaid paper from last Winter’s 6×6 plaid paper pad called Christmas Plaid!  I’m not finding it to link to anymore but I’ll link to this year’s pad that would work too! ugh.  Sorry about that.  I don’t know why I grabbed this one instead of the new one.

I die cut him from heavy white cardstock and colored his parts with Copic Sketch Markers.  I backed the circles with a smaller punch circle so I would have something to glue his eyes and carrot too.  Then I used mounting tape behind his top part, mounting tape behind the snow hill and mounting tape behind the top parts of the letters J and Y.

I die cut the plaid with the largest Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die. Then I matted it with black cardstock and adhered them to a 5 ½ x 5 ½ piece of green from the Memory Box 6×6  Lush Green cardstock pad. It matches perfectly with this plaid! yay!

‘To The World’ sentiment is from the new Memory Box Festive Christmas Greetings again… this is such a good set!

I love this new poppystamps Double Joy die too… you get so many options with the two dies included in the set!

Mr. Frosty is 5 ½ in. x 5 ½ in. square. So cute!  I need to make some more of these and vary them a little as I go! hehe

Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments and for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make Frosty!

Poppystamps – 2471 Whittle Friendly…
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Poppystamps – 2476 Double Joy craft die
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Poppystamps – 2488 Layered House…
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Memory Box STITCHED SQUARE LAYERS…
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Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Leader 6 x 6 WHITE Square Envelopes…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Winter

Memory Box Layered Poinsettia, Slim Confetti Plate, Holly Bundle, Pine Needle Trio and Joy Posh Script Card…

Hello!  Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday! Here’s a little festive holiday in paper finally!  Where did this week go?! 

I used some of the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads for the poinsettias, pines and holly… I love having the different tones of reds to combine!  I didn’t add any inking to the petals but I think that would really take these petals up a notch!

Isn’t this NEW Joy Posh Script die beautiful!  I love it in the foil gold cardstock!

I die cut the NEW Slim Confetti Plate in heavyweight white cardstock and left some of the circles in place for fun!

I die cut a piece of gold cardstock with a Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die and layered it behind the Confetti panel.

I adhered both panels to a slim line cardbase.

I used pieces of foam mounting tape to adhere the poinsettias on first, making sure there was room to stick the holly and pine under the petals.  The Holly leaves are adhered with foam mounting tape also.  The Pine Needle Trio dies, I glued directly to the cardbase.

Here’s a couple more process photos…

I used the die package for constructing the poinsettias. In the pictures you see the two main pieces, then you glue the three separate leaves on matching them up too… anyway, that’s what I did! lol

Then I played with placement a little and took a picture with my phone so I would know where to put them when I transferred to the cardbase! 

My pictures are all on different days!  Different weather conditions every day… so much for natural light! lol 

You know the dies are beautiful though because Memory Box dies make the prettiest Christmas cards!  You will have fun with these festive dies and they all cut beautifully!

I’m going to go out and enjoy some sunshine for a little while!  yay!  Take care and I’ll be back here soon! 

Here’s what I used to make this card….

Memory Box – 94605 Layered Poinsettia…
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Memory Box – 94551 Slim Confetti…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
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Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
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Memory Box – 94591 Joy Posh Script…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Florentina Wreath and Merry Christmas Posh Script Card…

Hi everyone! Have you started on your Christmas card stash yet?  I’m working away dreaming of all the fun stuff there is out there to make!

Today’s card is a couple new dies and a sentiment from a new stamp set that I used on a previous card.

I die cut the new Florentina Wreath in heavyweight white cardstock and colored it with Copics.

Then I decided to inlay it back into the white panel that I die cut it from!  I love how it looks!  Hopefully you can see it in some of my pictures.

I wish I’d used a lighter brown for the branch so the red berries would’ve shown up better but the dot of white gel pen did help!

Very easy to inlay back in because there’s only the outside panel and the inside panel pieces to piece the wreath back into!  Super easy and classy looking!  That word gives me another idea… die cutting the wreath and then using embossing ink, gold embossing powder and heat embossing to make the wreath gold!

This is an A2 size card… the wreath panel is 4 x 5 ¼ in. then the black mat layer is just a teeny border and the cardbase is 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. folded and scored.

Very traditional again but festive and CAS too!

The sentiment is white embossing powder on TE oreo cardstock and from the new Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Holler if you have any questions…I’m sure I forgot something. lol

OH!  The die cut Merry Christmas is a beautiful new die, Merry Christmas Posh Script!  I die cut it in TE Cherry Pop and white cardstock.

I cut narrow pieces of foam mounting tape for the back and adhered it over the inlaid wreath.

Thank you for stopping by!  Thinking….what to make next!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94592 Florentina Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94584 Merry Christmas…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Masculine · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Joy and Cheer, Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig Dies Card…

Hi everyone! How are you?  It’s cooling off here in Iowa and the days have been beautiful! I hope you’re enjoying the Fall where you are too!

My card today reminds me of the fancy ones you get from businesses with all the gold foiling and personalized touches!  I was tickled that this came out leaning toward a masculine feeling.  Sometimes Tim needs cards for business associates so this one would work great!

I used the NEW Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6×6 double sided papers pad.  Gorgeous designs!

I don’t know why flat photos turn out different colors but the plaid is pretty anyway…somewhere between the colors in the photos! lol

Really straight forward card… die cut the images and sentiment from Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock, HERE… glue the pinecone together… die cut the sentiment backer from one of the blues from the Memory Box Stormy Blue 6×6 cardstock pad. 

I used foam mounting tape on the cone and the sentiment.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I finished it with a piece of lighter blue from the same Stormy Blue cardstock pad and stamped an image/Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the Yuletide Moments stamp set… I love this set!  Beautiful images for the front and inside of the card!

 

The gorgeous pearls are new from Starlitstudio!  I love having the smaller sizes!  Thank you Cindy!  She has them in other colors also… HERE… there are so many in the little bottle, it doesn’t look like I used any!

This card is 4 ⅜ in x 6 ¼ in so it will fit in an A7 envelope with room to spare, no corners ruined in mailing.

The pinecone is so pretty… it really catches the light and shows the dimension that Dave designed into the die! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94590 Joy and Cheer…
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Memory Box – 94597 Gentle Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – 94594 Large Pine Cone…
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Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
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Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Pearl Embellishments – flat backed,…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box You Anchor Me Card…

It’s always fun to have a masculine card in the stash!  Today’s card is the new Memory Box You Anchor Me stamp set and coordinating dies!

I stamped the anchor in TE’s Blue Corn ink, it’s a dark blue….love it!  Not black. hehe  Die cut it with the coordinating die, popped it up on a Memory Box die cut Wrapped Circles die cut, then matted it with a Circle Basics die cut in dark brown. 

I got out the Memory Box End of My Rope set… don’t you love that name?! lol  Decided I liked one, die cut it in white cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

Some woodgrain pattern paper…two sentiments stamped in the MISTI in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink from the You Anchor Me set.

Then on the inside, a couple more sentiments.

I die cut the panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set. I should’ve stamped one of the little fish (in the set) inside with the words too!

I popped the anchor and rope up with a little 3M foam mounting tape, the 1/16th inch stuff so It’s still CAS and mailable!

Thank you for stopping by and come back!  Christmas is coming soon!  Can’t wait!

Pam

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Memory Box – CL5269D You Anchor Me…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps YOU ANCHOR ME…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · sympathy · Thank You · Thinking of You

Memory Box Eucalyptus Collage and Thanks Cursive Script Circle Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have two Clean and Simple (CAS) cards to share with you today!  When I saw this new MB Eucalyptus die I immediately thought it’d be good for sympathy/thinking of you cards, which I never have enough of.

I die cut Eucalyptus Collage in one of the greens from the MB Lush Green 6×6 Cardstock Collection pad. The background paper is from the MB Garden Folly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  I love the little flower with the pink centers behind the collage! The green panel is cut with one of the MB Rectangle Basics die set.

Now that I’m posting this, other ideas come to mind. lol Remember MB Dave’s napkin watercoloring technique and how you add gold to it?!  Yes!  I think touches of gold on simple watercoloring would be so pretty!

I used 3m foam mounting tape to lift the collage panel.  It’s the big roll and not very thick…

I heat embossed the sentiment in white powder with a sentiment from the poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set. A ton of great sentiments in this set.

A2 size card…

My second card is a mini slim size… 3 ½ in. x 6 in.

I was struggling with what to do with this circle die… the first card I made was UGLY! lol  Now I wish I’d taken these pictures with a black background! ugh

Very simple composition.   I die cut MB Thanks Cursive Script Circle and Stained Glass Floral in white, then trimmed out the floral part from the square.

I’m giving the MB new Banner Sentiment Trio die set a work out this release!  I die cut the middle size, folded it in half and stapled it onto the circle.

Then I stapled on the floral die cut.  The Tim Holtz mini stapler at work again!

It’s a sweet, cute card IRL!  I suppose I should’ve tried a third time to get better pictures! ha.  It’s been one of those picture weeks… I can always tell when the season is changing!  I’ll quit whining and finish up! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94524 Eucalyptus Collage…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Poppy Stamps DIAMOND SENTIMENTS Clear…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps DIAMOND…
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Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
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Memory Box – 94516 Thanks Cursive…
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Memory Box – 94478 Stained Glass…
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Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
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My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Two Day Series…

Hi everyone!  We’ll start with food Whittles! lol There are so many of these cute little dies! I need a two week series! (not just two days) lol  Christmas is coming though!  I’m getting anxious to see what Memory Box/poppystamps/Birchpress Designs will have for us!

My three cards today are a 4 bar size, 3 ⅜ in x 4 ⅞ in.  I love this smaller size for the Whittle dies!

We’re a taco lovin’ family so I had to use the sentiments in the Life is Sweet stamp set.  “You guac my world” !  The Happy Birthday from the new Marzipan Greetings stamp set and dies ended up being the tomato! lol Time for lunch! haha   I love the play on words though!  So FUN!

I used one of the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies to make the center frame.  I used two greens from the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Whittle Avocado and Whittle Taco and Nacho cuts from the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads also, Sunny Orange and Lush Green.

I used a pink Copic marker for cheeks and white gel pen for accents. A yummy birthday card! lol

Next….”Heres the scoop” Sentiments from the same Life is Sweet stamp set.

I kept this one CAS, clean and simple.  I cut off the tail of the word balloon from the poppystamps Word Balloons die set… I’m using this die a lot!

Stamped it with the sentiment from Life is Sweet in coffee Ranger Archival ink and inked the edges with Distress Gathered Twigs ink and a mini ink blending tool.  This ink and tool are always out on my table.

I love the detail on this cone!  poppystamps Whittle Ice Cream Cone, die cut in kraft cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs.  The ice cream I cut in kraft also and colored dark chocolate with Copic Sketch Markers.

A radio talk show host I listen to sometimes,  always says “living the dream” if someone asks him how he is.   The last couple years have been closer to living the nightmare in our lives! lol ugh. Some young gal pulled out in front of me on the four lane last night, trying to kill us all!  My horn works, didn’t do any good…she was oblivious!  So I’ll stop worrying about deer running out in front of me and start worrying about dumb drivers!

I adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape.  Oh, the white panel is a Memory Box die from the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles Set. (I see it’s no longer available, I added some other options to the links below)

The pink cardstock is from the Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 Cardstock pad.

Next…”Do all things with Love” from the Marzipan Greetings set.

The only thing food related on this cutie card is the color!  Orange! lol  From the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pad Sunny Orange. (yellows in it too)

I absolutely LOVE this sentiment, “this is a paper hug”!

I die cut a heart in the two colors with the Memory Box Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

I die cut the poppystamps Heart Tag Trio in two colors.  Heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and put the card together.

I think this would be a fun card to make in any color and send off to friends, kids, grands or family!

I was going to put my two other cards in this post too but that’s so much!  I’m gonna post again tomorrow with those two.

So this is all for today! hehe  See you tmr!

Here’s what I used!

Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps MARZIPAN…
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Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
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Poppystamps – 2448 Whittle Taco and…
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Poppystamps – 2435 Whittle Avocado…
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Poppystamps – 2423 Whittle Ice Cream…
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Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
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Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Memory Box – 94438 Matinee Rectangle…
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Memory Box – 99772 Stitched Frame…
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Memory Box – 99757 Pinpoint Single…
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Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
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Open Studio dies – Stitched Rectangle…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Geometric Deco Plate Card and Tag…

Hi everyone!  A week can sure go by fast when you have company….even when you have good intentions to get a blog post in!

Today I’m sharing a card and tag using poppystamps new Geometric Deco Plate and Art Deco Birthday Greetings clear stamp set!

Need to whip up a card in a hurry?  poppystamps and Memory Box to the rescue!

I needed a piece of copy paper to shim this plate die…angle it into the machine so you’re not bumping over a straight line!

I embossed the light green card panel underneath the cut with the same die to give it a little dimension… that little ‘extra’.  You don’t want the sandwich too tight though, the paper will crack.  I used the debossed side this time.

Memory Box Fresh Aqua 6×6 cardstock pad!  I love that the papers are already color coordinated for me!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m off to help Amanda put up peaches this afternoon.  We’ve been making yummy peach cobbler…. a great recipe HERE!  My mom used to make this one with rhubarb.  It says use a 9×9 pan but we use 9×13.

Below are links to what I used! All the stores are getting in new stuff!  Cindy is back from vacation and shipping @ starlitstudio.net.  SSS has a $5 off code good through 8/15  YUM521.  Scrapbook.com always has specials!

ttul!

Poppystamps – 2413 Geometric Deco…
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Poppystamps – CL499 Art Deco Birthday…
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Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Patriotic · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Memory Box 4th of July Cards…

Hi everyone!!! How do you celebrate the birthday of America? We meet at our middle daughter’s and watch the fireworks. Always good for a few mosquito bites.  grrrr

This CAS card is the 2nd card I came up with, scroll down for the 1st.  I had the idea to use this Vertical Line Collage in a flag way.  I didn’t realize that I wanted it CAS though until after I was almost done with the one below! lol  So there’s a card for both styles today!  CAS and CAS plus! lol

God Bless America!

 

The stars and stripes for this birthday wish!  I planned on using a big star but when I took my dies out of my star category, I saw this one and some others and got sidetracked from my plan! lol

Which one do you like better?  I almost think this one could be two cards… the stripes with USA on it and the star border with the sentiment! lol

I had fun anyway… I kept thinking I needed to add some of those star brads I have in the stash!  I had to tell myself, no that would be another card! lol

I like this last picture the best…funny how tipping just a bit shows the dimension.  I wish I’d had them done sooner so I could mail them to someone!  Such a last minute looloo!

Enjoy the festivities this weekend! I do enjoy fireworks…except the booms! haha  Shopping is quieter!

Simon Says Stamp has a shopping special on their brand products this weekend!

Scrapbook.com has a shopping special too… Use coupon code JULYSAVE21 to take an EXTRA 10% OFF your entire order. HURRY! This offer ends Sunday, July 4th at midnight, MST. *ONLY ONE (1) COUPON CODE PER ORDER.  There’s a free gift offer too!

Thank you so much for shopping through my links!  It helps me pay for this blog/no ads and for link deli so you know what I used!  Win Win!

I’ll stop talking and link up what I used!  ttul!

STR takes you to Starlitstudio.net,  SSS takes you to Simon Says Stamp and SBC in prior posts takes you to Scrapbook.com

Memory Box – 94553 Vertical Line…
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Memory Box – 94321 Shining Star Set…
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Memory Box CELEBRATE JOTTED SCRIPT…
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Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
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Memory Box – 99971 Starry Sky Border…
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Poppystamps – 2437 Happy Birthday Poe…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Cards for Guys…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately!  What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.

It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out.  ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight)  The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning!  Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again!  Crazy!

Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol  So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes!  What a busy house! lol

So yes, tools are right on target! haha

I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.

I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die.  A little twine and it was done!

The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.  I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish!  I linked to a few possibilities below.

Next card…

I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set!  It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!

I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this!  The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off.  I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments.  It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.

I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.

Holler if you have any questions!  Both cards are A2 size.

I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative!  Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha  Sorry for the whine! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Memory Box – EF1019 Toolshed 3D…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
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Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – EF1013 Waves 3D…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Metal Mini Brads – 4mm
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FASTENERS…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Embossing Folders · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

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
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TE Black & White Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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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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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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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…
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Mini Slim Envelopes
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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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
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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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!