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Memory Box, poppystamps Festive, Fun and Flat Christmas Cards Class…

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Hi card makers! I wanted to share the pictures of the Festive, Fun and Flat Christmas Cards Class I taught at Scrapmania last Saturday afternoon. I tell ‘ya the gals are getting the hang of using my embedding technique with scor-tape!  So fun and such a neat look!  (pull down under the tab under the blog header for a video about it)

Three cards that you can embellish or leave flat for easy mailing but are still beautiful!

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Merry Christmas To You Ring die embedded into an A2 size card base. On the back side it looks embossed.

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Die cut layers…so pretty with Nuvo Crystal Drops Winter Blizzard to make the snowy scene look cold!  brrrrr

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Here I added some dots that I made with the same Nuvo drops.  I made them on a piece of slick paper and then glued them on with Tombow Mono Multi glue. The top photo shows the card without any dots though.

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This is a see through card…a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of acetate behind the front card base.

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The Memory Box/poppystamps Holiday/Christmas release is exceptional again this year! More to come!

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy the weekend! We’re having beautiful weather here in Iowa! yay!

Shopping links for the products I used…

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Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Stamp Joy!

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It was so fun to get in some Copic coloring again! I used to color all the time but then… dies happened! lol

The September Release is full of beautiful and fun products for Autumn.

The Bushel of Blessings stamp set has a coordinating die set which I used here and the sentiment is from the set too.  I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. Four beautiful sentiments and three gorgeous pumpkin images in the set.

Fabulous for getting us in the Fall spirit!

I wanted to share that I will be teaching at TE’s Stamp Joy again this year! yay!  If you haven’t signed up yet…we’d LOVE to have you come!

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Here’s a little blurb about my class…so festive and fun!

Get a jump on your holidays with this very merry class where you will create four charming Christmas cards. Join designer Pam Sparks for a joyful journey through the winter wonderlands she will help you craft using our bestselling holiday stamps, tools, and dies.

This class is offered during the Morning Session (9:30-11:30am) and Afternoon Session (1:30-3:30pm).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Scroll down for a step by step video on the poppystamps Hour Glass Shaker Card.

I will be teaching two card classes on October 22nd at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids too!  With the new Oct. TE release!

TTUL!  I have to go make some more cards! lol

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Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas Classics cards…

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Hi everyone!  Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!  So many memories of Christmas tree lots past.  ❤  I had so much fun creating this card for class.

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Hello Frosty goodness!  I love this frame with the beautiful addition of the Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve die behind the opening.

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I hear you caroling! lol  Joy to the World! Everything festive about this card!

I posted all three cards from this class together because I have more to post in the days to come and time is marching on!  I have a time card coming up! hehe

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Hope the cards inspire you and make you as happy as they make me!  I enjoyed teaching this class 3 times to a bunch of awesome kindred stamper/diecutters!  Thank you so much Scrapmania and Crafters Haven!

I had some kits leftover of this class and I’m down to one (sold)…if anyone is interested, hit the contact/email me tab under the blog header.  $25 for the kit and then priority postage at $6.45 ish.

Linking my cards to some challenges…

Scrapyland Challenge #49 – Anything Goes (Memory Box)

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the Christmas spirit with me!  You know I love to share and I appreciate your comments so much!

I’ll be back soon!

The following stores have these dies and stamps in stock…

Scrapmania – awesome store in Iowa…

Crafters Haven – awesome store in Minnesota…

Be sure to shop your local stores, I’m sure they appreciate it!

Tell them Pam sent you!  hehe

Online Shopping links for the products I used on these three cards…

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Memory Box Poinsettia Candles…

Pam Sparks Poinsettia Candles

And today, the last card from the Christmas Elegance classes. Memory Box Poinsettia Candles die set on the Memory Box Modern Tile background die.

poppystamps Swirled Peace die and 3 small Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins finish it off.

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All three of the cards together…

I can’t help but think back to the days when we just had circle, heart and star punches!  WOW! The paper crafting industry has come so far! Really makes me appreciate Memory Box and all the other companies out there that provide us with so much to create with.

Linking to…

Allsorts Challenge – use at least two dies

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies HLS AG with Dies Badge

yay!  my card was a winner here! Thank you ladies!hls-dies-winner

 

Christmas Card Challenges – anything goes  My card won for the week!  Thank you so much gals!!!weeklywinnernewgraphic

 

Enjoy your ‘stuff’! lol  Thanks for looking and I’ll show the other class cards next week.  Taylored Expressions release is this week! yay!

Click for the Dies and Supplies I used for today’s card…

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Memory Box, poppystamps Lavinia Snowflake and Scrollwork…

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Another festive card from the Christmas Elegance class today….Beautiful dies from Memory Box and poppystamps in the wonderful world of snowflake white and metallic gold.

The sentiment is from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings clear stamp set again.  Dies I used in the links below!

Linking to…

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Snowflakes HLS Christmas Challenge August 2016

My card was a winner here!  Thank you ladies!christmas-favourite-badge

 

djkardkreations – anything goes with NBUS Challenge (new dies & new stamp set)button aqua use this the

Crazy For Challenges – Holiday

Addicted To Stamps – Holiday

Allsorts Challenge – use at least two dies

 

Thanks for looking and thank you so much for the comments!  I appreciate it so much!

Dies and supplies I used to make this card…

(99213 ornament caps and hooks – can’t find a place to link to, there is a cap with the Lavinia Snowflake ornament die)

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Memory Box Let Heaven and Nature Sing Standing Deer Winter card…

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Hi everyone!  Time to share the cards I’ve been teaching for Memory Box! This one is part of the Christmas Elegance class.

The Standing Deer Oval Frame die cut in metallic gold card-stock takes center stage in a winter wonderland created with the Forest Clearing Oval Frame die, the Country Hills Oval Frame die, the Cheery Cardinals die and poppystamps Delicate Holly Frame die. (links below)

The sentiment is from poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set, stamped and embossed in gold on a strip of vellum.

Linking to…

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies HLS AG with Dies Badge

I enjoyed meeting so many kindred card-makers!  Good times!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! TTUL!

Links to the dies I used on this card…

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Memory Box and poppystamps card and class tease…

Pam Sparks Bellina Flora & Chrysanthemum Collage

A floral birthday card for you today….Memory Box Chrysanthemum Collage and poppystamps Bellina Butterfly Stem…sentiment from poppystamps Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

I die cut the Chrysanthemum Collage in a die cut rectangle from the Memory Box Rectangle Layers die set. I thought it was a fun idea to just use a part of the collage die.

I inked the card-base where the flowers would be placed on top with Picked Raspberry Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

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I die cut poppystamps Bellina Butterfly Stem die in white and inked it to color it with Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry Distress ink and the ink blending tools.

I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI stamping tool and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Linking to…

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies HLS AG with Dies Badge

The finished card is a top folding A2 size.

Classes update….if you’re in the MLPS/St. Paul area of MN… I’ll be at Crafters Haven this weekend teaching four classes!  Friday night, Saturday a.m. and afternoon and Sunday a.m. There are still spots open in 3 of the classes!  I’d love to meet you!

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I’ll be back next week!  Catching up! lol

Take care and ttul!