birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

3 Cards from Memory Box… Let It Snow!

Three cards, three pictures of each, three snowflakes or four!  ❤

I’ll start with this Clean and Simple one…still loving this blue green pine needle color!

Just a strip of Memory Box plaid with gold foil lines in it…

poppystamps Shiny Snowflakes again…

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die and Let It Snow sentiment from Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set.

Card size 5 ½ inches square.

Next one is another wreath…wreaths are always in season!

Same Let It Snow sentiment, same snowflakes but I went back to the new Memory Box Bountiful Wreath.  Die cut and inked with a little Distress ink.

Some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink brushed on to shadow the die cut.

This one is 5 ¼ inches square…

The last one is a statement in contrast for sure! 😀

Bold plaid from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 pad…same sentiment…same snowflakes with the addition of Birch Press Design Frosty Flake Layer Die set…I used all three, A, B and C.

The day I was making these it snowed big time, then it didn’t snow the next day but it snowed again yesterday!  It’s nice and bright here! Now that I’m sitting here looking at the pictures, I kinda wish I’d tried black for the top, fine snowflake layer….hehe… next time!

Here it is January 2nd already.  It feels like we had three Saturdays this week!  Anybody else think that too?! lol

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you and happy cardmaking new year too!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
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Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Birch Press Design – 57388 Frosty…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and Pinecone Stackers Warm Wishes…

Hi everyone! Working on staying warm here…I made ‘let it snow’ cards yesterday while looking out the window watching a snowglobe snow!  So pretty! This one I made the day before and left it at ‘warm wishes’! ❤

I made the base for my wreath design with Two Knotted Circle Wreaths die cuts, the largest size.  I die cut them in lightweight cardboard and inked them with Gathered Twigs distress ink and mini ink blending tool.

Then I inked white cardstock with the new Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, I’ve been dying to use this new color and then die cut the Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die 4 times. (2 sprigs in each cut for a total of 8)  Yes, yes, yes, just use green cardstock and it will speed up the process.  I wasn’t hurrying and was just enjoying playing around! hehe

I did ink a gathered twigs circle on a white cardstock panel for the background.  I spattered it with water droplets too.

I die cut and assembled the Pinecone Stackers die in lightweight cardboard also.  After die cutting, keep the pieces in the die and ink blend on the back side like you would a stencil to add the dark areas on the design.  Works awesome!  I love it!

After I glued everything together, I spattered with white acrylic paint.  I had to mask the little piece of red with the sentiment cuz I didn’t want a big splat of white landing on it!

I have three more Winter cards to share, then it’s get busy on NEW Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs!  I’m still in denial that it’s time to move on!   I might have to sneak in Christmas/Winter with Birthday and Valentine for awhile still! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! We got a lot of snow but the sun’s out and keeping me warm!

Here’s what I used to make this card…scroll down to my last post for the SSS SALE!

Memory Box – 94482 Knotted Circle…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
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Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
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Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
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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…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ttul!

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

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

Memory Box Large Vintage Sled Tag and Birch Press Design Pinpoint Snowflake…

Sleds always take me back to my youth and so many nights of going to Fairmont Park for sledding and ice skating.  The city closed off the perfect street for sledding.  So much fun!

This new die is perfect for cards and tags a like.  I used the Christmas Plaid paper pad paper and Christmas Quotes stamps and coordinating dies.

The mistletoe sprigs are from the new Mistletoe Wreath die set.  I cut two, added baby pearls and twine.

I posted a snowflake ornament on Instagram not realizing the die was discontinued.  So I decided to use this new die from Birch Press Design to make the same type… the pinpoint design of this Pinpoint Snowflake die makes it really easy to do… you don’t even have to score the center lines, you just fold right on the dots!  I used six die cuts in white cardstock and ink blended on the edges after it was glued together.

So pretty… I need to get it hung on the tree and see if the light shines through the dots!

Not the best pictures… my camera settings got off and I didn’t realize it. ugh.

and  little video…

I think I’m done getting the Christmas tree up…I want to get the garland on the stairway still…eek!  How are you doing?

Thanks for stopping by!

Shopping links…

Memory Box – 94496 Large Vintage Sled…
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Memory Box – 94489 Mistletoe Wreath…
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Birch Press Design – 57385 Pinpoint…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp NEW DieCember Release Card…

How about a festive card today with the NEW Detail Bohemian Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember release! It was hard to cover up the pretty design but I think you can still see it.

A scrap of Memory Box plaid paper for accent… Memory Box Forest Pine Branch and Mistletoe Bundle for the focal points.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Click over and check out the new release HERE

Thank you for clicking over! Happy cardmaking to you!

Simon Says Stamp DETAIL BOHEMIAN…
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Memory Box MISTLETOE BUNDLE Craft…
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Memory Box FOREST PINE BRANCH Craft…
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Memory Box CHRISTMAS PLAID 6×6 Paper…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Bold Merry Christmas Card and SALE!!!

Hi again!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and a shopping update too!

Simon Says Stamp is having a ONE DAY sale on their brand and it’s today!  I know…so hard to fit in shopping sometimes on a holiday. I’m working on crafts for the grandkids to do this afternoon! yay!  Here’s the info in case you get a chance to click over!

 

For my card I used the Bold Merry Christmas Stencil, the sentiment is from the Chunky Christmas stamp set and I embellished with Christmas Foliage die set. I’ll link below. They’re on sale!

Distress Oxide inks and spatters…nothing complicated at all!

thanks for clicking over today! Thank you for shopping through my links too!  I appreciate it!  ❤

Links to what I used…

Simon Says Stamp Stencil BOLD MERRY…
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CZ Design Stamps and Dies CHUNKY…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps CHUNKY…
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CZ Design CHUNKY CHRISTMAS Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS FOLIAGE…
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