cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Sizzix · Winter

It’s That Time of Year… Diecember at Simon Says Stamp!

I have a card to share with the die Simon Says Stamp sent to me to make with.  Fine Textured Leaf die, designed by Memory Box. 

You can see the two dies that come in the set off to the sides in the pictures.  I used the smaller one to make the wreath on my card.

I die cut it 11 times in watercolor paper and then painted it with Distress Ink Reinkers.  They look really dark in the pictures, not sure why, but they aren’t this dark IRL. 

I used one of the plaids from Memory Box new 6×6 paper pad called Woodsy Plaids.  

I die cut the Memory Box new Merry Christmas Posh Script in white and colored them with the E 80’s copics.

I die cut the bow with a die from the Sizzix Festive Greens set #662425, a Tim Holtz set. I used watercolor paper again and colored it with a copic B93.

Very non traditional colors… I attempted to add some red.  Couldn’t do it. lol

This wreath would’ve been striking on white if I’d realized how it was going to photograph! and red!

Lots of potential for a million cards with this die set!  Very fun making wreaths! and that big leafy die! 

This card ended up 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll get back to my house… I’ve made a mess getting all the decorations out.  This nine foot tree takes  a lot of stuff! haha

Enjoy this new release!  Lots of beautiful dies!  Here’s to shopping!  Links below.

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Simon Says Stamp FINE TEXTURED LEAF…
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Memory Box MERRY CHRISTMAS POSH…
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Memory Box WOODSY PLAID 6×6 Paper…
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Lawn Fawn OUTSIDE IN STITCHED SQUARE…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Tunnel · Winter

Memory Box Oval Snowman Collage Tunnel Card…

Hi everyone! I’m sure you’re all having a marvelous time of thanksgiving, shopping and decorating for the season these days!  I started shopping…a way to go for sure! hohoho

I wanted to share this card I’ve had done for a few days before I get back to shopping.

I used this new Memory Box Oval Snowman Collage die.  When I saw it, I knew it would work with some of last years dies!  So I started die cutting.


I will link all the dies I used below.

Then I realized the Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder would be perfect in the background!

So I inked up the folder with ink and ran it through the Big Shot.

There’s my night sky!  I love it!

I used Mirror cardstocks in gold and silver and glossy black for his hat!

I used Memory Box Fairy Drops for snow on the tree branches but it’s hard to capture.

 

The next three pictures I added the new Memory Box Let it Snow Posh Script die to the mix… which do you like better?  With the words or without?!

I love the words!  oh, here I go again with the I wish I would haves. lol  But maybe the top let it snow needed die cut in white glitter cardstock?!

I like that it’s not taking the center stage though…

decisions, decisions! Who knew being a cardmaker would be so many decisions! lol

The sun is shining beautifully this afternoon… I’ll finish this up and talk to you all next week!

Here’s what I used to make this cute snowman scene tunnel card!

Memory Box – 94608 Oval Snowman…
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Memory Box – 94500 Evergreen Sky…
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Memory Box – 94501 Lamplight Tree…
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Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Memory Box – 94583 Let it Snow Posh…
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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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…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Easel · Interactive · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m so in love with this set!  I copied and made it like the photo on the package! lol  I was making it for card kits so I just copied to skip the design process… Thank you Dave/poppystamps for designing and inspiring our cardmaking! ❤

So much potential though, for beautiful Winter cards!  I know I”ll have to make it again and again with other dies too!  I can see a snowman in the picture, can’t you? a sleigh? laughing all the way… brrrr lol

I have a lot of pictures because my camera does better on an overcast day…or maybe it’s me that does better on an overcast day! haha

On the back of the packaging are pictures of how it goes together.  I’ve made a lot of easel cards but I still have to look to remember how these go together.  Very easy.

I love being able to display cards.  I use mine for decorating the mantel until I have to mail them!

The Warmest Wishes sentiment is from Memory Box Festive Christmas Greetings clear stamp set.  So many good sentiment sets anymore from Memory Box and poppystamps…I love it when I can match the front with the inside!

The easel will lay down flat and then into an A2 envelope!  So nice!  I’m sitting here looking at it wishing I could show you IRL! lol

So festive and beautiful!  I love making for Christmas! I hope you’re inspired!  Have a good week and I’ll talk to you later!

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

Poppystamps – 2470 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Sunny Studio Stamps – Embossing…
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Memory Box – GP1004 Frosted Glitter Pad
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A2 Envelopes
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
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Bazzill Card Shoppe
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
The Rabbit Hole Designs COTTONTAIL…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release…

A snowy hello to you today!  Simon Says Stamp sent me one of their new embossing folders, Snowy Path, to play with for this release.

I hadn’t use the new poppystamps Snowman and Trees die set yet so I thought it would be perfect in this shimmery snowy scene.

oh dear… it just dawned on me that I colored the path as if it was ice! lol  Oh well, you can see it can be a path or a stream!  A Winter Wonderland!

I inked everything with Blender Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks. The carrot nose is a Copic Sketch Orange Marker.

I spritzed with some Frost and Sparkle sprays and Winter Blizzard glitter glue.

A sweet, super shimmery, Winter scene A2 size card.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings clear set and stamped in Ranger black archival ink.

There are several new embossing folders in this release and stencils and stamps and dies… festive and beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’m working on some other cards and hope to show another one on Saturday!   See you again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

SSS $5 off your next order CODE is CZY444.  Valid until 11/20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Poppy Stamps SNOWMAN AND TREES Dies 2490
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Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
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Tsukineko FROST Sheer Shimmer Spritz…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES **
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Slimline

Memory Box Bennet Alphabet Merry Christmas Card…


Hi everyone! I challenged myself to use the new Memory Box Bennet Alphabet for a Christmas card this week…then I thought, I’m going to use unusual colors!  I always say I’m not a ‘pink’ person but we had three daughters and I dressed them in pink frequently! So…here’s some pink for you!

A Slimline card I wish I could show you in real life!  It’s a softer pink, I used Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne cardstock for the pinks and Mint Julep!  There are Copic markers to match these cardstocks also.  I colored the alphabet layer, die cut from Pink Champagne, with RV32.  


I used the Pine Needle Trio dies again.  They seem to be making an appearance on my cards a lot these days! lol  I die cut them in Mint Julep cardstock then colored them with a Copic G21 to match.  The Holly Bundle dies were cut from Mint Julep also, I ran around the outside edge of each holly leaf with the same marker. I die cut the berries from Pink Champagne and colored them with the RV32 and a little dot with a white gel pen.

I die cut a panel from Pink Champagne with one of the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim die set.  Then I die cut a panel from Mint Julep with one of the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set. I went around the edge of this panel with the chisel tip of the G21 marker to make the panel show up a little more. 

I layered the panels on a white slimline size cardbase.  Several Memory Box Fairy Drop clear domes and it was done. 

Have you tried the Slimline and Mini Slimline card sizes yet?  It’s fun!  Now to make something with kraft, turquoise and red! lol

Have a beautiful weekend! I need to get some shopping done!  

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94582 Bennet Alphabet…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
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Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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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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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box NEW Old Lamp Post, Melted Candles, Holly Bundle and Pine Needle Trio Card…

Hi everyone!  Are you feeling festive yet?  Working with greens, candles, lamp posts and snow gets me in the spirit of things!

I started with a panel of dark gray cardstock from the Memory Box Earth Neutral 6×6 cardstock pad.

I die cut the lamp from TE Oreo cardstock 3 times and glued them up for some height and used foam mounting tape to adhere it to the cardbase after I brushed on some TE Sugar Cube ink and die cut the candle in white, inked it with Oxide inks and stuck it to the back of the lamp.

I cut a piece of scrap acetate to put in the window. I couldn’t really get it to show in pictures!  I tried!

I decided on a sentiment from the NEW Memory Box Yuletide Moments stamp set! Stamped it in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I love the name of the set and the sentiments are all beautiful!  Be sure to check them out!  I love it when there’s words for the front and the inside that match!

I die cut the NEW Pine Needle Trio and Holly Bundle dies from the Memory Box Green 6×6 cardstock Pad. The berries from a scrap of red. I glued them directly to the lamp post.

Then I decided I needed to spatter the panel so I covered the words, got out the spatter box and using acrylic white ink and a bit of water and a brush, I spattered away.


This card is a little smaller than an A7 size.  Nice presentation!

Here’s a phone picture that maybe shows the acetate/glass on the lamp post better…the red is not this color though!  ugh.  Oh well, I give up, It’s Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop red cardstock.  I’ll link below.  Maybe red needs black behind it. lol  I’ll have to try another time!

Thank you all for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

P.S. I added a video to the end of my last post for the ornaments/tag.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94598 Old Lamp Post…
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Memory Box – 94593 Melted Candles…
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Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
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Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
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Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags · Video · Winter

NEW Memory Box House Frame Dies…

 

Hi everyone! I don’t know which one to start with!  Lots of pictures so I better just get to it!

We all love snowmen, right?  This one is sooooo CUTE!

I think I’m going to have to make a video to show what I used on each one…

I used the House Frame die, the House Frame Background die and the Snowman House Frame die.

Simple Distress Oxide backgound using my blue and purple brushes…I didn’t even add any extra ink!  Then a quick spritz of water.

The trees I used my green Distress oxide brush….no extra ink.

These will be so fun hanging on the Christmas tree or if I can part with them, on a present!

 

Here’s the Nativity House Frame… new navy glitter cardstock from the NEW Festive Glitter 6×6 Pad.

The House and tree are cut from MB woodgrain cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

I used the House Frame, the Nativity House Frame and the House Frame Background dies for this ornament.

I love the simplicity of this and want to make more! A great reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season!

 

Next up is the Gingerbread House Frame….. so cute!

Gingerbread…a must have for Christmas!  So many adorable pieces to embellish this cute house!

I used the House Frame, the Gingerbread House Frame and the House Frame Background dies to make this one.

MB woodgrain cardstock again, inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink.  The gum drops and peppermint glitter is from the new Festive glitter pad and last years Holiday glitter pad.

 

Last, I thought it’d be fun to make a birdhouse from the House Frame Background die!  I made it a tag.  I think I’ll still hang it on the tree as an ornament though.

I used some elements from the Gingerbread House Frame die also.

I heat embossed the word JOY from the NEW Birch Press Design Contempo Christmas Greetings stamp set.

It needed some green!  So I cut the NEW Curled Holly Branch from the Fresh Green 6×6 cardstock pad and embellished the berries with Nuvo drops.

I felt like it needed a bird. lol  I couldn’t get it to work to suit me though so I put the bird I made on the back!

He is from the MB Perched Bird die… just brushed on ink with my oxide ink brushes again.  I love how that works and so fast…who knew that an inky brush could be so handy! lol

These aren’t as big as they look in my pictures… they are approximately 3 ½ in. wide and 3 ½ in. tall.  Perfect ornament size!

Editing and adding this video…watch it on You Tube for better quality!

Whew… did you make it through this long post!  I almost didn’t! lol  I kept taking pictures over!  My computer desktop is a mess of pictures! lol

But I love making so I keep doing this! haha   We’ll inspire each other to get in the Christmas spirit!

Links below for what I used…ttul!  Tap STR for starlitstudio.net, SSS for Simon Says Stamp (code CZY444) and SBC for Scrapbook.com

Thank you!

Memory Box – 94601 House Frame craft die
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Memory Box – 94606 House Frame…
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Memory Box – 94604 Snowman House…
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Memory Box – 94602 Nativity House…
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Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
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Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
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Memory Box – 94244 Perched Bird craft…
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Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
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Birch Press Design CONTEMPO CHRISTMAS…
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Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
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Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
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cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Christmas!!!!! It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Card…

Hello and happy days to you and me!  It’s beginning to look like Christmas here on my blog! YAY!  It’s always challenging to decide what to start with but I guess I felt like coloring because I started with a stamp set and coordinating die first!

Festive Christmas Greetings is the name of this set…

Traditional, traditional, traditional! lol  Red, Green and Gold!  What can I say! lol

I used the NEW Pine Needle Trio die to back the oval, colored piece…

and the NEW poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames to set it all off!

I cut the Pine Needle Trio in Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock…

I stamped and heat embossed the main image and watercolored with Tombox Dual Brush markers and a #4 Silver Black Velvet watercolor brush.  Links below…. Holly – 177 and 249.  Leaves – 126 and 098.  Berries – 847.

The cardbase is Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop cardstock.

I used Neenah Solar White 110# for all the white.

Back to basics!  This is the kind of stamping I did back in 1994 when I started making cards!  Makes me smile… back then we could only wish for punches that weren’t stars, hearts or circles! lol  Now look at all we have!!!

Craft away everyone and I’ll be back with more fabulous from the Memory Box/poppystamps release!  Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card!

Starlitstudio.net has the release in stock and as always, super, super fast shipping and awesome prices!  Simon Says Stamp has their $5 off code again CZY444 Good Oct 1 – Nov 20

Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
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Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush -…
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Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Sets |…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release Blog Party…Happy Poinsettia Card

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Welcome to my blog party!  It’s the Christmas Spirit! Let the cardmaking begin!  Simon Says Stamp sent me their NEW Happy Poinsettia stamp set to play with…and after a day of stamping around the Christmas desk, I had a card! lol   

So here’s the deal for this blog party…use the code when you click from my logo when you order and get this exclusive Rainbow Ink cube set free with a purchase of $30 or more!  I love these colors!

There are so many wonderful new products!  Just WOW!  It’s going to be a super fun month!

I started this card by stamping on glossy white cardstock!  Remember glossy cardstock?  I know, blast from the past but it worked for me!

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set but I don’t have them so I made do with the Scan and Cut…I’d rather have the dies so into the cart they go!

I heat embossed SSS Outline Merry Christmas Background on Black cardstock with white embossing powder. Trimmed it to be a panel on an A2 size cardbase.

I love the touch of drama black brings to a card!

I trimmed a strip of white glossy cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Happy Poinsettia stamp on it with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I glued it down flat.

I arranged the floral pieces and some of the leaves have a little foam mounting tape under them. I shaped them a little with my fingers…similar to how you do curling ribbon with a scissors but no scissors!

This is one of those cards I wish you could see in person!  I hope it inspires you to get making some Christmas cards too!

Thank you for stopping by today…have fun shopping and thank you for your comments too!  I appreciate it!

Bye for now…

Here’s some shopping links for the products I used…

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY…
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Simon Says Stamp HAPPY POINSETTIA…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies HAPPY…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp OUTLINE MERRY…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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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
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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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
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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