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2 cards for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party Today…

Welcome to the party! I have two cards to share with you today. I have some new Simon Says Stamp Christmas dies and a few older  that I decided to use for this post. yay!

As I’m typing this, it’s rainy and cold!  Feels a bit like Winter! April Fools! haha

I made this card with the Winter Foliage Frame die cut in green and parts in red and inlaid. The Winter Wishes die cut in red and white. Circle Basics die set for the brown center circle. The May Christmas sentiment is from the Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

I cut a green panel ⅛ inch smaller than the A2 white cardbase.  I adhered the frame with glue in the center, then mounting tape to adhere the Winter Wishes circle.  A little white pen for the berries.

I like it!  Festive and bright!

More Christmas cheer on this card! I used the Holly and Berries Tag die, cut in greens and red but I tried to put a big eyelet in the hole and messed it up so now it’s not a tag!  I trimmed that part off.  I didn’t want to start over!  😀

I die cut three RyLynn Snowflakes in my A2 kraft card panel, then die cut three white ones and inlaid them in the kraft panel, taping them ‘in’ on the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fa La La stamp set in the bottom corner.

Die cut the Fa La La die in red and white cardstock and adhere together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

That’s it!  It was fun to get back into some Christmas colors and now I have two cards ready to send! Win!

The list of party participants is on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.  So glad you stopped by my blog!

ttul, ❤

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Simon Says Stamp Diecember Shimmer Oval Die Card…

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re starting to receive some handmade cards!  I hope to get mine mailed out this weekend!

Today’s post is about this new die from Simon Says Stamp, Shimmer Oval.  This was so easy to make!

I die cut in 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  I do shim but I use copy paper, not the metal shim.  I just add a folded piece of copy paper on top of my top cutting plate and cut with the die blades up.  This one I used two folded pieces of copy paper, so 4 layers.

Then the oval white panel and the gold glitter panel I die cut with Memory Box Rectangle Basics dies.

I heat embossed the sentiment from SSS Inside Christmas Greetings clear stamp set on a piece of vellum with Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder.

I die cut two of the mistletoe dies from the SSS Christmas Foliage die from Diecember Release also.  I added Ranger Gold glitter stickles to the berries.  I debated adding them but I gave myself a talking to.  I’m always wanting to leave things plain, so I had to ask myself why did I buy gold glitter stickles then?!  So I put them on the berries. ha!

I glued the gold glitter cardstock panel to the white A2 cardbase first.  Then I adhered the white oval panel with strips of foam mounting tape.  The white floral oval is glued flat on the inside of the popped up oval panel.

I prepared the vellum panel by creasing the folds on each end before I stuck the white panel down, making it easier to adhere after I placed the inside floral oval.

Then I just glued the ends of the mistletoe cuts.


I still have to stamp something on the inside.  In fact most of my cards that I need to get mailed still need stamped on the inside.  I am always sorry I don’t do that when I make the card. moan.  Oh well, I’ll set up the platforms and get them stamped!  hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stamping, shopping, whatever phase you’re in!  Relaxing would be nice! haha

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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Hanging Lantern and Holly Double Arch Card…

Hi everyone!  and on the inside it says “Celebrate the Season”  from the same stamp set by poppystamps, Art Deco Celebrate Christmas.  I hope you’ve been doing just that!

We have been here!  Our family is having so much fun this Christmas.  It was so nice last week I took grandkids shopping every afternoon except for one and that one I went with one of our daughters.  Then Monday we braved the bitter wind and cold temps to drive 25 miles to Hobby Lobby for the last 4.  We have a wonderful lot of grands!  😀

Now, I’m working on my spreadsheet of who gets what for presents and stocking stuffers. :O lol

I wanted to show you this card I made for the stamp club gals I meet with once a month here.

I used the Memory Box Hanging Lantern die from last year… the new Holly Double Arch die from this year and the smallest snowflake from the poppystamps 2016 Ava Snowflakes set.

Some Distress Oxide inking on the circle…three bluish ones… spatter with white acrylic paint of white liquid watercolor.

Here’s 3 pictures of how I did the Holly Double Arches…

I die cut in red and green…

Then I clipped off the green berries…

I glued the green cut on top of the red cut being sure to line everything up…

and there you have it!  So easy when you’re making multiples!

I used mounting tape under the circle and the top and bottom of the lantern but everything else is glued flat.

So happy to share a card with you again… I’m sure I’ll be back with more… so much I still want to do! eek! Not sure it’s humanly possible! ha!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Cottage Cutz Peeker Snowmen Birthday Card…

Cute card warning….and these snowmen fit the part! It’s a dreary windy, rainy day here. A little blog cheer is called for!

My white pen was acting up…grrr.  The cardinals have a dot of black enamel accents on their eyes.

I die cut the snowmen in white and colored all the parts with Copic Sketch Markers.

I die cut the music in black and left it complete…die cut it again in white and cut out the snowflakes and glued them over the black ones.

The background is Distress Oxide inks and the mini ink blending tools…Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

This is for our oldest daughter that was born on Christmas Day!

I was inspired by Leslie Miller’s 2nd card HERE.  It’s funny the twists and turns a card takes as it comes to life!  Kinda like Frosty! lol

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun shopping weekend!  Here’s the stores I link to as an affiliate.  Thank you so much for clicking through my blog when you can!

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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cottage Window Scene Card…


Hi cardmakers and friends…welcome to my Country Winter Wonderland on a card post today!

I pulled out some scene dies from last year to use with this NEW poppystamps Cottage Window die. The house is from the NEW poppystamps Village Houses die and I embellished the card with the NEW poppystamps Holly Outline die.

This could easy be a Winter thank you card or any occasion card for after Christmas!

I left the holly cut in the die, turned it over and inked it through the holes in the die, similar to stenciling… pouncing and adding color with the mini ink blending tools. Fun to do something a little different.

I stamped the sentiments from the Memory Box Mistletoe Swag stamp set using the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool.

For the scene behind the window I used poppystamps Open Hillside and Sloping Hillside dies.  There are so many Memory Box or poppystamps dies that would work though. YES!

The two tree pieces are glued together flat and the house is glued together and then glued to the scene flat.  Then using mounting tape around the window frame I adhered the scene pieces to the window, then I added another layer of mounting tape to the frame to stick it to the A2 cardbase.  It will still go through the mail for one stamp, it’s not to thick. 😀

I added the Holly Outline die cut with mounting tape also, just one layer though.   That’s it!  I really love this! I didn’t spray it all sparkly or frosty but you sure could!  I debated whether to or not! lol  I wish you could see it in person!

Thank you all for stopping by today!  It’s so fun to show and tell!  I hope it inspires you and if you ever want to send me pictures of what you make or link me up if you’re posting, I love to see other’s show and tell too!  I love inspiration!

Take care and have a beautiful, thankful week! I am thankful for you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

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Memory Box Shining Star Ornament/Tag and poppystamps Whittle Fireplace Card…

Hi everyone! I have a vintage looking ornament or use it as a tag to share first today.

I started by covering a piece of natural cardstock with the NEW Memory Box Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape and then die cutting the piece with the largest star die from the NEW Memory Box Shining Star die set. I die cut another star the same color and glued them together with a gold cord sandwiched between for hanging.

Then I inked it all over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool. The tape kinda resisted it but it did color it enough to suit me.

I took my Krylon 18K Gold paint pen and went around the edges of the star with it.

I die cut the poppystamps Home For The Holidays wreath die in green cardstock and edged it with the same ink, Added Nuvo Red Berry drops to the berries and when they were dry went back with a little Ranger Christmas Stickles over the top.

I die cut the Memory Box Merry Christmas Noted Script dies from Gold metallic cardstock twice and glued them together.

Glue everything together and then spatter with gold ink.  I used the Heidi Swapp Gold Spray this time. Add a bow!

Next up, a Whittle card…

A few words of encouragement for the season… we need it! lol

I hope this Monday finds you ‘hanging in there’! eek! It’s a busy time of year!

Here I did some die cutting, inking (same gathered twigs Distress ink, it’s always on my desk), a little Copic coloring on the bricks, Nuvo drops on the berries and gluing!  Oh, I masked off the area inside the fireplace and ink blended Black Soot Oxide on the cardbase and spattered it… oops. it got everywhere and you can’t even tell I spattered the area I wanted spattered! lol

Santa’s cute…maybe he’s praying! lol  He’s in a situation!

A smile to start your Monday. A cute card for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! I have two more cards done ready to share.  I need to make some birthday cards this week! ok – bye!

Links to what I used for these two projects…take a look and if you shop… thank you so much for clicking through my links!

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Two Winter Cards for Fun and Check out this Sale!

Hi everyone! I’ve had these cards done for awhile…a little playing around therapy with older stamps and dies.  I’m not sure what is still available or not so I’m not linking to anything except the stores, Starlitstudio and the sale going on at Scrapbook.com where there’s tons of new stuff and old stuff both places to choose from to make Winter/Christmas scenes!  I know Lawn Fawn has a flying Santa stamp, in fact that’s what I was looking for and wouldn’t you know I found it later. ugh.  Yes, it’s true, we spend half our time looking…shopping our own stash! lol

Pretty straight forward… emboss a snow background in white on dark blue cardstock.  Die cut a circle in it. Stamp a sentiment on a piece of black and white emboss it.  Diecut the house scene in white cardstock.  Stamp the santa in the circle on the white cardbase.  Stick it all together!

Card number two…

This is dark blue cardstock to but it looks black…

Three diecut layers, sprayed with Sparkle spray…

Be sure to click on the pictures to see them large!

I hope you’re inspired to go make some sparkly Winter creations with what you own or can buy!

You know Starlitstudio.net is a one stop shop for all things Memory Box/poppystamps don’t you? hehe

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Thank you for stopping by today! I needed a change…I’m done sorting for now and going to go outside and enjoy some sunshine knocking cobwebs off the house and wash a few windows! lol  I’ll be ready for more cardmaking after that! 😀