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poppystamps Basic Junk Journal Set…

Hi everyone!  I know!  I know!  You came expecting Easter!  I’ve been thinking about this die set and what I would make with it….then I walked by this little stack of Santas that I’d printed before Christmas and didn’t use and thought one would be adorable with the Journal set!

So I die cut the journal in watercolor paper and did some ink smooshing with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs ink refill and water. I didn’t wait for it to dry on it’s own.  I dried it with the heat tool.

Here’s a video of it… it might be low resolution at first until it completely downloads…even though it’s only 27 seconds!  See it HERE on Instagram…

I had some scraps/strips that I kept of plaid from the Memory Box Jolly Christmas 6×6 pad and I love how they worked out on the front and on the inside!

You can tell what the size of this folder is because there’s a gift card inside.

You could stamp or write in permanent ink on the mirror gold little labels.

close up of the inside circle label…

the back….

And now I’m thinking what a cute tag this would make on an Easter basket!  There’s several dies in the set I didn’t even use!

Linking to some challenges…

Peace on Earth Christmas – anything goes Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas

AAA Cards – inspired by a song….Up on the House Top!

I’ll link up what I used below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate your encouraging words and that you come back to visit!

Poppystamps – 2451 Basic Junk Journal…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
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double-sided tape holder – holds…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Doodlebug Designs · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · MFT · Snowman · Winter

MFT Cash Card Kit Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Super fun birthday cards today.

I couldn’t resist using the cash card kit again.  This is the third one and I have a short video to share of it and I’ll post a picture of the first two I made with the kit also.

Here’s the back… I signed it back here and stamped the date.

Then I have this bag die that fits a card so I die cut it in heavy printer paper and decorated it with Doodlebug Washi Tape…it was hand delivered.  It fits all the way down in, I just left it up for the picture. 

Here’s a video of it…tap/click to enlarge to get the full resolution/sharpness!  ❤  It’s better quality on Instagram if you want to click over… It should let you watch without making an account.  


ok – I see what the deal is with the video… you have to click the sliders and choose high quality after you click the outside bracket symbol to the far bottom right to enlarge it. ugh.  I wish it would just load it at a decent size and quality to watch without clicking!  But that’s tech for you, always thinking they’re making it better and we’re just clicking, clicking!  waaahhh! rme.  Then you have to hit the play arrow in the bottom left corner and if you want to replay it, hit the curved arrow in the same corner!  That’s my computer anyway. I’ll check it on the phone.

Here’s a picture of the first two I made for the two of our grandsons with birthdays in December.  I didn’t even take a picture of the back I guess.  December turns into a blur around here!

The kids are loving these cards!  I’ll link to what I used below!

Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have any questions!

Thank you for shopping through my links!  I truly do appreciate it!

I used an old Memory Box die from 2016, Snowflake Ring #99494.  It’s 3.3 x 3.3 inches.  This die, HERE, would work, you could cover the flowers with snowflakes!  It’s the same size.  HERE’S the Circle Category if you’d want to check out the possibilities!  or this new one HERE might work!

Washi Tape HERE

The Bag die I used for the envelope is HERE

My Favorite Things MONEY CARD Dies…
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My Favorite Things CHRISTMAS…
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My Favorite Things BIRTHDAY CASH…
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Price Tag – MFT Stamps
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My Favorite Things FEELIN’ FESTIVE…
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My Favorite Things LIP BALM Shaker…
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Smooth White Card Stock – MFT Stamps
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Caribbean Sea Card Stock – MFT Stamps
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Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock
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Ripe Raspberry Card Stock – MFT Stamps
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Wild Cherry Card Stock – MFT Stamps
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My Favorite Things CARIBBEAN SEA…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Doodlebug Washi Tape – Let It Snow
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cards · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Spellbinders Scenic Poinsettias Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m still here!  Down to the wire trying to do all the things!  I made this card a few weeks ago and today I decided I was going to get it posted finally!

I LOVE this gorgeous embossing folder from Spellbinders.

I was inspired by Annie HERE

I started out like she describes but I went back after and added some green color pencil for the berry stems and holly leaves.

For my die cuts I used the Spellbinders Holiday Blooms die set.   I remembered I had all the watercolor backgrounds from following Jill Foster’s background video for the new Penny Black release for Christmas!  I used them for die cutting and I’m so happy with how well they go with the ink blended embossing!

The hot foiled Merry Christmas Sentiment is also from Spellbinders.  I’ll link below!

Thank you so much for coming over to visit my blog!  Tonight we have a grandkids choir concert.  They’re part of a homeschool choir with an excellent director who has high expectations so it’s always a beautiful and  a blessed event for us.  Can’t wait! ❤


Here’s what I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – 3D Embossing Folder…
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Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
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Spellbinders – Tinsel Time Collection…
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SALE at Simon Says Stamp and at Spellbinders!


cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Poppystamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

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

And here we are!  Is the song running through your head? It’s….that time of year when the world falls in love…  Yes, we’re falling in love…with DieCember!!! lol

I’m here to show one of the new dies Snowflake Hexagon!  It’s gorgeous!

I let it snow I think with some JOY in there to you and yours!

Ink Drops – Ocean paper pad for the background paper…Hammermill white cardstock for all the white.

It’s time to shop the release…the dies are up in the shop HERE!

I backed the ink drops panel with a piece of silver metallic cardstock and then mounted it to a white A7 size card base.  It’s Hallmark size!

JOY is the poppystamps New Stacked JOY die. I just used the letters and not the stack outline part. I saved that for another day!

The To You and Yours sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider stamp set.

OK – I won’t keep you so you can go shop!  Have fun and here’s a CODE you can use for $7 off,   MERRY22 !

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s shopping links for what I used to make this card…

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Simon Says Clear Stamps SANTA’S…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies SANTA’S…
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Poppy Stamps STACKED JOY Die 2548 at…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Craft Consortium INK DROPS OCEAN 6 x…
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Waffle Flower A7 LAYERS Dies 310283…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Memory Box CLEAR Fairy Jewels jwl001
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Easel · Foiling · Interactive · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Birch Press Design Meridian Ornament Easel Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have four easel cards to share with you today.  As I was making these, thinking about how fun and easy, it hit me how cute they would be for table place cards!  They would be beautiful just using the ornament part and hanging on a tree or used for a gift tag with a beautiful bow!

They’re so easy to make…I started with the black one and just kept going trying to use up the pieces!

The NEW Birch Press Design Meridian Ornament is a Layering Set.  I used all three layers for all but one.

The easel part is the Birch Press Design Christmas Ornament Pop Up Easel die set. I didn’t use the ornament that comes with the set this time but I did HERE in this post.  I’ll link everything below.

Here’s what I did inside this black glossy one.

I used Memory Box Black Glossy Cardstock and the NEW Memory Box 6×6 Vintage Pastel Mirror cardstock pad.

The happy Christmas sentiment is from BPD Contempo Christmas Greetings clear stamp set and die set.  I love this set!

So from the black one I carried on to three other variations!

I just got to playing using the same dies and stamp set.  I know…I brought in pink!  A contrasting color!  Out of the box for me! hehe

I spent the afternoon yesterday trying to take pictures and get them light enough.  It just kept getting darker and darker outside as the temperature kept dropping!  So there’s only one picture of the card with pink pastel metallic that was useable.

Here’s the gold with teal…


and they fit easily into an A2 size envelope

I love this teal one that I used the pieces from the waste of cutting layers A and B from the teal cuts.

for this one I used the poppystamps Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil and cut die set for the Just For You and With  Love sentiments.

Do you have a favorite?  I think I do but then I change my mind! lol

Thank you for visiting today and hope there’s some inspiration here! I have so much I still want to make but I must start shopping and decorating too!  eek!


Here’s what I used to make these fun pop up cards!

Birch Press Design – 57470 Meridian…
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Birch Press Design – 57455 Christmas…
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Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
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Poppystamps – PSF808 Modest Greetings…
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Memory Box – FP1002 Vintage Pastel…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Pearl Embellishments – 4mm gold,…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
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cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Poppystamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Card….super fun!

Hi everyone!  If you even have time to read my post on this busy week of being thankful!  I can tell you I’m thankful for a warm Thanksgiving!  I’m gonna head out and wash a few windows as soon as I finish this post! lol

I’m sharing my card for the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle release today!  How cute is this delightful tree and snowman!  I love this set!  I used one more image on the inside…I remembered to take a picture so it’s down below, keep scrolling! hoho  Oh, there’s a relaxing Santa in the set also but I didn’t get him into the composition! lol

Click on the picture ^ to shop the release…beautiful products to create with!

I ink blended a background with Distress Oxide ink…tore off the bottom sand part and covered the water and sky with vellum.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps Sunbeam Frame die in white and glued it over the top.

Trimmed down the sand and glued it to the bottom of the rays!

I’m tickled with how it turned out but if I was doing it again, I would cut another white die cut and ink blend it and fit the pieces into the top sunbeam frame die cut.   How cute!  ok – I love it!  lol

I colored with Copics…that always makes me happy…just an all around fun stamp set to create with!  There is a coordinating die set also!  yay!

Here’s the surprise on the inside!  You know what?!  This flamingo needs a red gem on the end of it’s beak! lol

Super cute!  A2 size card.

I hope you’re having a wonderful week and preparing for time with family and friends.  We’ll all gather tomorrow at one of our daughter’s.  Can’t wait!

Simon Says Stamp has some specials and a beautiful new card kit and so much more!  Have fun shopping in your spare time!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog… all the best to you and yours!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies WARM…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WARM…
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Simon Says Stamp WARM CHRISTMAS Wafer…
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Poppy Stamps SUNBEAM FRAME Die 2504
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Waffle Flower A7 LAYERS Dies 310283…
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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