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


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!


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


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


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.


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


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!


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!




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…


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.


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


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


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.

Pam Sparks Christmas Elegance Class 2016

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…

Pam Sparks Lavina Snowflake Scrollwork

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…

Pam Sparks Standing Deer

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.

Pam Sparks Bellina Flora & Chrysanthemum Collage Close

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!

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Memory Box and poppystamps class cards…

Pam Sparks Triptych Fence

Hi everyone!  Finally getting these posted!  You can tell it’s Spring when you start working on ‘things’ around the house!  Even if it is just putting your Copic refills in alphabetical order! lol

I used the poppystamps Triptych die and Memory Box Fence die and sentiment on this one.  The little flowers are from the Playful Petal Bundle.  The Triptych die cuts the three squares in the card base and cuts the 3 tree parts squares too.  I just cut the die once in the white card base and then once in kraft because I wanted the tree squares to be brown.  I used a Tombow brush marker to edge the squares to make them darker brown.  I stamped with a woodgrain stamp over the top of all three squares before I pieced them into the card base.  I stamped the fence with the woodgrain stamp too.


Pam Sparks Kaysen Oval Frame Scene

In these two cards you have the poppystamps Boddington Cottage in the background die cut in a rectangle piece of card-stock, then cut that with one of the new Memory Box Oval Layering dies. Die cut a larger oval in light green to mat the scene and a smaller oval to stamp the sentiment on. The poppystamps Kaysen Oval is cut in darker green and lightly glued to the Boddington Cottage Oval.  The flower is from the Memory Box Seraphine Laurel die set.

This card wasn’t part of the class but I thought I’d go ahead and show you what it looked like with a different card base color.

Pam Sparks ps Cottage MB oval


Here I die cut one of the dies from the Geo Fragments die set in green.  Love that set!  I used the curve die that comes with the Memory Box Pasture Grass die set, to cut the front panel.  The sprigs from the Memory Box Seraphine Laurel die fit the curve perfectly!  Sentiment is from Memory Box and the butterfly is Memory Box Pippi and Isabella.

Pam Sparks Seraphine Laurel Geo


Here I used the poppystamps Sylvan Frame over a watercolored panel. The Memory Box Marielle Butterflies die, a banner with the poppystamps classic ribbon die and the poppystamps happy Spring die.

Pam Sparks Sylvan Sprig Frame

Fun classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! An awesome store!  Her die selection is amazing!  Thank you ladies for coming to class!

Shop your local store for Memory Box and poppystamps dies and stamps.  If you shop online… click over to to find the finest selection of products out there!

Thank you for dropping in today!  always love sharing and hearing from you!

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Memory Box and poppystamps cards…

Pam Sparks Susanna Bloom Stitched Swirl

Hi and are you feeling like I am?  This week went by in a blur! I’m blaming it on the time change this week! haha

My first card today is all die cuts except for that little birthday stamp from the  “in the words” stamp set.

The poppystamps Stitched Swirl die is die cut into the light green Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layer, then die cut in a piece of green and pieced into the light green rectangle.

The poppystamps Susanna Bloom is die cut in white, leave it in the die, turn it over and emboss it with a stylus, turn it back over and sponge on the color.  In this case, I used Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint.

The word ‘happy’ is from the poppystamps Happy Spring die set.  I like to put Scor-tape on the back of the card-stock before I run it through the Big Shot for words.  Then you have a sticker.  TIP: Pick out the parts you don’t want to use before you remove the word.  Take out the waste from the top of the ‘h’, the bottom of the two p’s and the bottom of the ‘y’, then peel off  the sticker.  It shouldn’t cut through the release paper of the Scor-tape.  It’s a lot easier to remove them first then after you have the word off. It’s so sticky to try to remove those inner parts then.


Pam Sparks Sylvan Lattice

Here is the poppystamps Side Lattice die cut into the card front, backed with Memory Box Sweetcorn card-stock.  The poppystamps Sylvan die cut and flowers from the Memory Box Seraphine Laurel die. Thinking of you is from the Memory Box Springtime Bunnies clear set.


Pam Sparks Peony Delight 2

For this card, I embossed both of these dies, poppystamps Peony Delight and Peony Bud into the card-stock white panel, then it was real easy to see where to adhere the green die cuts. Happy Spring is from the Springtime Bunnies clear stamp set.

A few sequins, stamp a sentiment and all the cards are A2 size cards.

Pam Sparks CR p.m. MB class 3.12.16

I’ll be back with the four cards from the other class in a few days.  I have a couple other cards to post that I colored!

Thanks to all the gals that took my classes at Scrapmania on Saturday…you have a wonderful store to shop at!

Links below if you don’t have a local store…

Thanks for stopping by today!

Shopping links for the products I used to make these cards…

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Memory Box and poppystamps Spring card and a video…

Pam Sparks Oval Master Bellina

No stamping!  oh my!  I just realized this card is just simple ink smooshing and die cutting!

Here’s a video of what I did to make this card. Holler if you have any questions!

If you can shop locally… I just taught this card in one of the two classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Otherwise…online @

Thanks for stopping by today! Always so fun to share and to get your feedback via comments!  ‘preciate it!

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Memory Box Shabby Chic Spring class…


Scrapmania April 11 Shabby Chic Spring


Hi everyone! Just wanted to share the cards from my Shabby Chic Spring class.  I had nine awesome stampers in the a.m. class, April 11th at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA and we had a great time!


Here I am giving instructions…



Ready, set, go!  machines lined up and ready!



I was so happy with these cards…Memory Box dies, pool, natural and dark brown notecards and pattern papers…so pretty!







I wish you all could’ve been there! 😀  Thank you Scrapmania for having me come!

I have a couple kits left if anyone is interested.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I’m working on some more fun stuff to share soon!

Dies, Machines and Supplies I used to make these cards…

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Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that Cindy @ is having a crazy amazing  May Arts Ribbon sale , HERE.   I mean, deep discounts!  and she has a huge selection!




While you’re there… her selection of Memory Box and poppystamps dies and stamps is crazy amazing too!  and AWESOME prices!


She’s carrying Penny Black now also and I see some Tim Holtz and lots more!  Check it out!  Tell her Pam sent you! hehe


Hope you’re having a great week… I’ve been working on classes and will have more to share soon!


Scroll down HERE ’til you come to the IOWA heading and you’ll see the info and photos for the two upcoming classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Thanks for stopping by!  talk to you again soon!

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Memory Box Limoges Snowflake…



Here’s a frosty, freezin’ season card for you!  This is one of three cards I taught at the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday morning.  A lot of steps to it but fun results!

I have a video HERE, that shows the embossing technique for how to do the Snowflake center.

I used…

Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

Limoges Snowflake die

Lindeman Snowflake die

Classic Lower Alphabet die set

Memory Box Lagoon and White A2 notecards

Imagine Crafts irResistable Wedding Dress spray

Imagine Crafts Silver Delicata ink pad

Imagine Crafts large dauber

The snowflake pieces are die cut from Coreindations Opulent Glitter card-stock.

Another Limoges Snowflake card HERE.

The snow is blowing here… wow… how can it be 64˚on Monday and in the 20’s a few days later! brrrrr  Makes a gal thankful for heat!

Stay warm and keep creating!

P.S.  I do have some class kits available… if you’re interested, send me an email!  THX!

Links to products I used…

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Memory Box Christmas cards…



More Christmas cards… it is the most wonderful time of the year after-all!  The cards in this post were what the gals made in the afternoon class at the Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL.  We had a great time!  (at least I hope they did) lol




Winter is coming… it feels like it today in Iowa anyway… haha.. nothing like stating the obvious!  I love creating scene cards though and Winter is a favorite for sure!



and may your holidays be merry and bright!

* I’m linking the first ‘merry’ card to some challenges…

Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo – My ‘merry’ card got a shout out!  Thank you FF ladies!

Shout Out

7Kids Challenge – anything goes

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – anything goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Inspiration Emporium – Happy Holidays

* I’m linking the 2nd card to some challenges…

Moxie Fab World – Tree-mendous Tree Challenge

Paper Shelter Challenge – snowflakes

Scrapyland Challenges – anything goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge – Christmas Joy

Jingle Belles Challenge – the Great Outdoors

* I’m linking the ornaments card to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – metallic

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ornaments

Completely Christmas Challenge – #37 Anything Christmas Goes with a twist – use blue

Thanks for stopping by today!  All these stamps and dies are available online too, @ Starlitstudio. net!


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Snowy Tree and Class Photos…



Today I’m sharing a card I made with the technique I introduced in my last video, Embedded Die Cuts, HERE and the beautiful new Snowy Tree dieLove it!

I also used the Beloved Snowflakes die and placed it at the bottom of the card. When you die cut it, there are extra snowflakes!  I used the extras, dots from the waste and a piece that I cut off to create the snowy background.

The swag like snowflakes toward the top of the tree are cut from the inside of the Sparkling Tree Tile die and glued on. So instead of strings of lights… you have a few strings of snowflakes!

It was fun to put unusual colors together.  I used Memory Box White, Sage and Sky A-2 Notecards.

I used the 1/16th inch Perfect Layers Ruler to cut the white mat for the Sage layer… love these rulers!  Link in the sidebar… be sure to use the coupon code if you order!



I’m linking my Snowy Tree card to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – uncolored image

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – non-traditional colors

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Anything Goes


Over on the Memory Box blog there is a Blog Blitz that started yesterday, Monday the 20th and will go through Friday. You have until 11:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th, to leave comments on all the posts. The winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday, October 27th. Good Luck!  

I also wanted to share some photos from two classes I taught on Sunday at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The morning class – Winter Wonderland…with 15 ladies creating the cards in the photo below.





The afternoon class – The Night Before Christmas…with 10 ladies creating the cards in the photo below.

PamSparksNight Before Christmas

(I do have two of the afternoon class kits to sell… $25 plus $5 flat rate shipping in the USA.  International we’d have to figure out)

Here’s Jo Ann working on her Fireplace card…



We had a great time!  Stacy has an awesome store and awesome customers!  Thank you so much for having me!  I’m still smiling!

I’ll be teaching two classes at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL Nov. 8th.  For class info, scroll down on the class page HERE. We’d love to have you come!

Thanks for stopping by! Good to be back!