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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…
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Memory Box – 94700 Keep Christmas…
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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 · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Video · Winners · Winter

The WINNER IS…. NEW Memory Box Gloriette Snowflake Collage Card

Congratulations Nancee!  Email me your address and I’ll get this in the mail to you! ❤

So a month or so ago, on a Saturday afternoon, I made a bunch of backgrounds on watercolor paper following Jill Foster’s tutorial video!  It was so much fun!  I ended up with 35 pieces this size!!!  I know, you’re laughing at me but it was so fun!  I’m using two for the first time today!  I need to use them so I can make some more!

The New Memory Box Gloriette Snowflake Collage die is great fun too!  Just wow, so many variations you can come up with using the two dies that come in this envelope!

Top picture is what I did first, then I had leftover pieces and instead of making another card at the time I glued them together and made another snowflake which could be a tree ornament or a tag but to show you how it looks on a card I took a picture of it inserted into this card!

Really pretty both ways!  I love this set!

So then I needed to fill in a little bit so I die cut the NEW Memory Box Starburst Snowflake Discs and just used the snowflakes from the cuts and glued them directly to the card front. 

What’s a card without words?  Is it still a card? hoho  I wanted words so I die cut the NEW Memory Box Merry Christmas Curled Script die three times and glued them together.  I love it!  I love that the dot for the i is on the flourish of the capital M!  I’m always losing those little dots!   I lost an exclamation mark clear stamp this week.  So crazy! lol

I’m really tickled that I actually stamped inside this card and even stamped the back with my name stamp!  Normally I wait until the last minute then I’m hurrying but I wanted to use this NEW Memory Box Sweet Christmas stamp set because it matches the font of the Merry Christmas die on the front!  It’s a beautiful sentiment set!  I always love a match too!

See?  Isn’t that pretty! Many more to choose from too.

ok – I’m gonna quit talking now and get links made and try to get out of the house for a bit this afternoon!  It’s so beautiful out! Sun is shining and I love the cooler temps!  🙂

Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy Cardmaking day tomorrow or whatever it’s called. hehe

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94696 Gloriette…
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Memory Box – 94679 Starburst…
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Memory Box – 94682 Merry Christmas…
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Memory Box – CL5283 Sweet Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Pondering Layered Deer in the Iced Pine Trees Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a Winter Wonderland using NEW poppy dies and the NEW Memory Box Jolly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  The plaids in this pad are gorgeous!

I die cut and laid everything out before I cut the plaid paper.  I decided to go with the Mini Slim size, completed it is 3 ½ x 6 inches.

I used the NEW poppy Proper Merry Christmas die cut in TE Cherry Pop Red cardstock and Hammermill White cardstock.

The NEW poppy Pondering Layered Deer is die cut in TE Toffee cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The scarf is colored with Copic E07 and the antlers with Copic E47.

The NEW Iced Pine Trees are cut in TE Toffee Cardstock also and Hammermill White for the snow. I colored the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I used an older Memory Box die for the snowy hills,  Stitched Curves.

I mounted the sentiment and the deer with the thin mounting tape I like so well.  The hills and trees are taped and glued directly to the plaid and then the cardbase.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Holler if I forgot some info!  I’m sure I often do!  I have some more photos to work on and I need to pick a winner of the Halloween dies!  I didn’t forget, I have it ready to choose, I just need to put the phone holder on the table and tape myself choosing the winner! hehe

I will try to be back tomorrow with another card and the winner!

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Dies and Supplies I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2532 Pondering Layered…
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Poppystamps – 2551 Iced Pine Trees…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2543 Proper Merry…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99842 Stitched Curves…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

NEW Memory Box Christmas Release!

Hi everyone!  Excitement is in the air…well…because NEW Christmas stuff to play with!  YAY!

For today’s card I combined three NEW dies with two old dies.

NEW Classic Pair of Ice Skates die…all laced up and hanging on the Large Vintage Sled.

NEW Pine Needle Frame and NEW Alpine Snowflakes because what’s a card without pine and snow?! lol

I used the Curled Holly Branch to embellish the sled.  I cut the holly off the curl. I love the detail on this holly die!

Then I adhered it all to a TE Corn Blue cardstock A2 size panel, then to an A2 size white cardbase.

The only thing I used my favorite thin mounting tape for is the sled.

I did die cut three of the skates and glued them together to make them more like a chipboard piece.

The woodgrain cardstock on the sled is from Memory Box and the woodgrain paper on the sole of the skates is a pattern paper.

A little bit of Gathered Twigs Distress ink brushed on with a mini ink blending tool.

Some TE sugar cube pigment ink brushed on the pine also with a mini ink blending tool.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Holler if you have any questions!  I have some more dies put together that I’m working on cards for… ‘Tis the season! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Links to what I used…click on the alphabet abbreviations to see the product.

Memory Box – 94687 Pine Needle Frame…
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Memory Box – 94674 Classic Pair of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94680 Alpine Snowflakes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94496 Large Vintage Sled…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Gumdrop
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
[ SBC | STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
[ SBC | STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Slimline · Winter

Birch Press Design Piped Icing Star Merry Christmas Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Getting festive here on the blog today!  I love this folky Christmas ‘look’!  I’ve never been a cookie decorator but now I can with paper! lol

Die cut the star in TE Toffee Cardstock and ink with Vintage Photo. Die cut the icing in white and copic color the star center border.

Same idea with the new BPD Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline.

I added holly leaves and berries from the new BPD Herbarium Plate Layer A.  TE Cherry Pop and Sweet Basil cardstocks inked with Vintage Photo ink also.

hmmm…now I’m looking at it and wondering if it needed some fairy glitter glue highlights?! lol

I used the thin mounting tape that I love so well to mount everything to the Cherry Pop panel.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

I hope you get some time for cardmaking this week!  It brings me JOY especially this time of year! Getting festive!

Thank you for stopping by.  I always love hearing from you! 

Here’s the products I used to make this card… click on the letters in the brackets to see.

Birch Press Design – 57454 Piped…
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Birch Press Design – 57478…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57458 Herbarium…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]
Grafix Essentials Artist-Tac Dot…
[ STR ]
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen – Squeeze & Roll…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · copics · Fall · Memory Box · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box STAMPtember Collaboration!

Welcome to my blog, it’s that time of year! STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and a collaboration with Memory Box! I have two cards to share…

The stamp set has beautiful botanical images and sentiments! I hope you will love it too!

Beautiful images to color!  I used Copic Sketch Markers for my cards today. G21, 24, 28, 29 for the greens. R24, 37, 39 for the berries.

There’s a coordinating die for the set also.  I didn’t have it so I used my scan n cut to cut it out.

I always love coloring the reds and greens for Christmas.

I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black Ink. These stamps stamp beautifully!

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The next card is an Autumn card…

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers again.  I loved coloring these images… very easy open spaces which would work with all coloring mediums. E11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 for the flower.  YG91, 93, 95, 97 for the leaves. YR02, YR18, E07 for the berries.

I’ll link up below the other products I used on these two cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you click away, be sure to come back and click through my link again and I’ll get credit at no expense to you!  I appreciate it so much!

Enjoy STAMPtember!

Here’s the products I used on these two cards…

Memory Box STAMPtember Exclusive…
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Memory Box STAMPtember Exclusive…
[ SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA…
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box CLEAR Fairy Jewels jwl001
[ SSS ]
Memory Box PINPOINT LEAF PLATE Craft…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box AUTUMN Fairy Jewels jwl004
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]

birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Birch Press Design Adornment Santa Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s looking a little festive here today!  A super cute Santa in classic Memory Box style!  I love it!

This is the NEW Adornment Santa die from Birch Press Design.  Die cuts in white, a flesh color and red cardstocks.

I added a couple dies that aren’t available anymore, the holly and the postage frame.  I know we all have a collection though! hoho

Be Merry is heat embossed with white embossing powder and this sentiment from the BPD Contempo Christmas Greetings. There is a circle surrounding it but I didn’t ink it.

HOHOHO is from Poppystamps Marzipan Alphabet die set.

My plaid pattern paper is from Dashing Holiday Memory Box 6×6 paper pad.

My card turned out 4 ½ in x 6 ½ inches so it will fit in an A7 envelope and post for one forever postage stamp!

So happy with this card!  Yay!  I hope you like it too!

Tomorrow night at midnight EST, I’ll have a Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember post with a collaboration!  You can guess with who! lol

talk to you again soon!

Here’s what I used for this card…

Birch Press Design – 57482 Adornment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB504 Marzipan Alphabet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
[ STR ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Foiling · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Spellbinders Blooming Tree Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m feeling festive on this second Friday of August already!  This is such a pretty hot foil plate set! Easy and fast to add some touches of color too!

I used the Plaid Tidings Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate on the top layer.  While I was deciding what I was going to do for this card, I also just embossed this plate through my machine… it worked great!

After I foiled the Plaid, I die cut one of the Essential Arches Dies in the panel.  I used mounting tape to raise it up on the cardbase.

I hot foiled a sentiment from the Christmas Magic Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set.  I haven’t tried embossing these yet but I want to.  I hope it works!

The smallest die in the Precision Layering Mini Slimline B die set works perfect for cutting out these sentiments! YAY!

A2 size card…one more for the stash!

That’s all there is to it!  Holler if you have any questions!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Tinsel Time Collection…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Glimmer Hot Foil System | Spell…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 Machine Die…
[ SBC | SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Spellbinders Ice Skate Christmas Wishes Card…

Hello! Sharing some icy Christmas wishes today!  I know, I know… I don’t wanna think about that yet either!  It’s cooled off a little here but still…humidity means the corn is growing or drying out I guess. 

I loved ice skating when I was growing up.  There was a park in the city that closed a street for sledding and made a pond for ice skating.  My dad would take us a lot during the Winter…so fun!  

I die cut the NEW Ice Skate Etched die from Spellbinders in white cardstock two times.  In a woodgrain pattern paper for the sole and in silver cardstock for the blades. 

I have a bunch of ¼ in. grosgrain ribbon but none in white. boo.  I used the tan and tried not to sweat it! lol 

I used one of the branches from the NEW Winter Evergreen Foliage die set, die cut it 4 times, added some white acrylic molding paste and Memory Box Fairy Sugar Dewdrop liquid glitter glue on the tips of the branches.

Christmas Wishes is from the New Mix and Match Holiday Greetings die set.  I cut it in gold glitter cardstock and white cardstock, glued them together for a little more thickness, then glued directly to the cardbase.

I used the Kaleidoscope Snowflake set again for the three snowflakes. (I used them on the Winter Mailbox a couple posts back)

Almost done but missing that pop of red so I had to cut some ornament balls from the NEW More Holiday Decorations die set. Then I was happy and glued my 5×7 panel to an A7 size white cardbase.  

Die cutting and gluing again! I need to stamp something! lol

Linking to some Challenges…

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes 

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes

Merry Little Christmas challenge – anything Christmas goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – Anything Goes Christmas

thank you for visiting my blog!  I hope you’re inspired to make some Christmas cards and share!

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Kaleidoscope Snowflake | Small Die of…
[ SPL ]
Liquitex Basics Medium – Modeling…
[ BLIC ]
Birch Press Design > Glitter Glue >…
[ BRC ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Birch Press Design Herbarium Plate and Adornment Dove Card…


I’m back!  I didn’t put the glitter cardstock pads away! 

Another die cut and glue fast and easy card you could mass produce! 

Using the NEW Birch Press Design Herbarium plate Layer A and NEW Adornment Dove dies!

I die cut layer A in the blue green and green.  I had to shim the blue green layer with a folded piece of copy paper to completely cut it (the glitter cardstock is thick) so I knew when I ran the green piece through, it wouldn’t completely cut out the design.  When you layer the green under the blue green it really adds to the depth if it has the design partially cut into it.  I should’ve taken a picture!  I hope that makes sense! 

I added two strips of 2 inch scor-tape on the back of the green layer to make sure all the pieces stayed in it and then I just used that to adhere it to a white A2 cardbase.

I glued the blue green layer over the green layer with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

I die cut the solid backer Adornment Dove die in the champagne-ish color glitter cardstock and the outline Adornment Dove in white glitter cardstock.  

I LOVE that there’s a backer die for this dove!


Die cut the berries with scraps of red glitter cardstock… there are only three sets of berries, so easy to glue in if you put small pieces scro-tape on the back of the blue green layer before adhering it to the green layer. 

Die cut the Peace Honey Script die from red and white glitter cardstock and glue it on.  I used small pieces of mounting tape on the leg of the ‘p’ and behind the ‘c’.

Easy! yay!  Another card done…almost… I didn’t stamp the inside yet!  I’ll be sorry later! haha

Thank you for stopping by to see this.  It’s so pretty IRL.  I wish I was a professional photographer that could capture the true glitter and sparkly of this cardstock! 

I’m thinking this dove could be made into an ornament and even layered on a gift loosely with a tag!  So pretty!

Challenges…

Jingle Belles Rock – Blue Christmas

My Time To Craft Christmas – Winter Holiday Decorations for Christmas cards

Beyond the Blue – glitter and sequins

 

ok – talk to you again soon!

Supplies and Dies I used on this card…

Birch Press Design – 57458 Herbarium…
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Birch Press Design – 57479 Adornment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design PEACE HONEY SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]

 

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Winter

Birch Press Design Christmas Ornament Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone! Welcome to my attempt to show how glittery amazing this glitter cardstock from Memory Box is and how fun to use it with this new BPD release!  I’m sitting here looking at the real card wishing I could just show it to you IRL because it is so sparkly and pretty!!!

This was a fast card to make…all die cutting and so easy with a pad of 6×6 glitter cardstock!

Here it is from the side.  I die cut a white cardstock base with the easel die in the set, then I die cut from the glitter paper and glued it to the white card die cut.  Because of the 6 x 6 size of the glitter cardstock, I had to make it in two pieces.  It worked fine, you really can’t tell it. 

I’m going to say it again… it was so easy to make! lol  Cut and glue!  This would be a great card for a class or a cardmaker get together!

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the BPD Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp and die set but I couldn’t decide if I wanted on the card for the pictures!  So it’s laying off to the side.  I will glue it on when I send it.

So pretty too… just glam it up!

It could easy be made into an ornament to hang on the tree or a gift tag!

It folds up so nice and will easily fit in an A2 envelope and mail for one postage stamp.

I added a Memory Box Christmas Fairy Drop in red on the bow.  Boom!  Done!  Taking pictures, trying to capture glitter cardstock took longer! 

***Bonus – None of this glitter comes off!!!  Thank you Memory Box! lol

Thank you for visiting today!  

 

 

 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57455 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Christmas Fairy Dewdrops
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Ornament · Slimline · Spellbinders dies · Stitching · Winter

Stitched Ornament Merry and Bright Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s been some time since I used wool felt so I found my box and set to work die cutting and stitching up this new die from Spellbinders Stitched Christmas release.

I meant to make it as an ornament to hang on the tree but once again I forgot the plan and glued it to a card! lol

The pretty branches are part of the die set.

I used Knit Crosheen thread to for my stitching.  Taylored Expressions Tiffany and Avocado wool felt.

I used Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere the top and bottom avocado felt pieces.

My slimline card size is 3 ⅜ in x 8 ⅜ in.

I used Spellbinders new Mix and Match Holiday Greetings die set for the sentiment. I love this font!  There’s 18 word dies in the set!

Here’s a close up of just the ornament…so pretty!

I wish I could show you this one in person! It’s definitely a card to give to someone that will keep it and get it out for display each Christmas season. 

The tiny pearls are from starlitstudio. 

Linking to some Challenges…

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes 

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes

Merry Little Christmas challenge – anything Christmas goes

Sweet Stampers Challenge – Christmas in July

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – Anything Goes Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping by! Countdown to Christmas is on!  EEK!  

Links below for what I used to make this card…

 

 

 

Spellbinders Buy One Get One offer good through August 7!

Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Stitchmas Christmas…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
100% Wool Felt – Blues & Purples
[ TE ]
100% Wool Felt – Yellows & Greens
[ TE ]
Pearl Embellishments – 2mm, 3mm and…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Spearmint Stick
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana Black Edition |…
[ SPL ]
Spellbinders – Tool N One – Rose Gold
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
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cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Techniques · Wreath Building

Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
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Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Gingham Red 3/8″
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Mini Slim Card · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Winter Garden Release Letterbox Card…

Special Delivery!  All the fun things of the season right there!  Snail mail, snowflakes, jingle bells and snow!

I went with a Mini Slimline Card for this one.  I used Spellbinders Precision Layering Mini Slimline A and B sets to cut my layers.  I really like these dies because they are heavier and hold the rectangle shape better than the thin silver ones do. I don’t like it when I die cut layers and they’re wonky!

I tore a piece of white cardstock for the mailbox to stand in (snowdrift) and die cut it with the same layer die as the blue background size.  I used Prize Ribbon Regular Distress Ink to ink up the background this time.  I spattered on some water droplets.  I like to spray water into the palm of my left hand, then I rub both my hands together so they’re both wet, then I clap over the inked background to spatter the water drops. I let it sit a minute, then lay a paper towel over it to get the extra water.

Then I spattered on some diluted white acrylic paint.

I die cut the mailbox post from woodgrain cardstock and the mailbox from silver mirror cardstock.

I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter cardstock and white cardstock, then glued the gold on top of the white.

The jingles bells and ‘garland’ are from the NEW More Holiday Decor die set.  I love how cute the little bow is on the super cute jingle bells I die cut in silver mirror cardstock also.

I love that there’s just enough dimension to add perspective.  It’ll still mail in an envelope for one stamp.

I used the thin mounting tape, I’ll link below, behind the mailbox post and box on this card and yesterdays.

Finished size is 3 ½ in. x 6 ½ in.   So happy to have a start on Christmas cards!  I can’t believe we’re half way through July! I need to get more done!

I’ll be back soon….we have to keep making!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
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Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
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Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
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Kaleidoscope Snowflake | Small Die of…
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Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
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Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
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Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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cards · Christmas · Lawn Fawn · Stampin Up · SU

Sweet Little Stockings Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have another Christmas card post to share before I move on!  I spent some of my spare time the last couple months making 18 of these cards for grandkids! They’re all cat and dog loving kids!

I got the fronts put together and adhered to the cardbases and it was what will I put inside to go with the greeting on the front?!

Very Merry Christmas Greetings… and a meowy New Year!  hehe  Thanks to Lawn Fawn for that part and the Peace, Love and Paws is from My Favorite Things. Very happy with how they turned out!

Then there’s the dog one…I had to color a variety of colored dogs to fit the ones in the families!  I didn’t try with the cats…they’re all outdoor cats.

So fun… I varied the stockings a little bit too.

I wanted to be clever with the saying inside the dog cards too… came up with this…

Very Merry Christmas Greetings…and a Yappy New Year!

So cute…they make me smile!  Love and good cheer to you all!  Thank you so much for supporting me and my cardmaking!  I appreciate it!

Stamped in the Misti, die cut in a Big Shot and Colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Have a meowy and yappy New Year if you have critters!  I have to settle for a Happy New Year! lol

ttul,

 

 

 

p.s. I wanted to let you know about this great SALE at Simon Says Stamp! ❤