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CAS card and Clearance SALE @ Startlitstudio!

Happy day after Valentines Day to you!  Hope you enjoyed some sunshine like we did here!

Here’s a quick card I made yesterday morning before our area stamp club in the afternoon. Just a phone picture but I decided to go ahead and post it because I really like it! lol  And I’m grateful for my friends here and wanted to share that too! 😀

Then I checked email and saw that Cindy @ Starlitstudio.net has added a lot to her clearance section!  Hurry and check it out!

Here’s some cards with dies that are part of the clearance…


p.s. dies used for my CAS card are HERE

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo and Jovial Wreath, Leafy Heart CAS Cards…

Thinking of you and thanks for your friendship!  You are all wonderful blog, cardmaking friends!  I always love hearing from you.  We’re in the throws of making valentines here. Grandkids and I…having too much fun! ❤

Two CAS cards today… diecutting, a little bit of stamping, glue and staples! I’ll link up below for what I used.

The NEW Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines and Background dies… Jovial Wreath and sentiments from the new Floral Heart Bouquet clear stamp set.  Toffee cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

The next card, a CAS Valentine….

The new Memory Box Leafy Heart and Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies, sentiment from the new Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

This was truly a clean and simple card… I did mount the outside die and leafy heart with thin Mounting Squares that I trimmed down to smaller pieces.


Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – With Love

Cuttlebug Mania – With All My Heart

Double D Challenges – Hearts

Thanks so much for stopping by today…we are having so much fun with THIS washi tape!  It’s perforated like postage stamps!

Here’s what I used to make these two cards… have fun making v’tines! ❤

Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box LEAFY HEART Craft Die 94377
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Card…

Hearts are just the best don’t you think? hehe I think it’s been awhile since I told the story of my blog name.  In 1994 I started a new venture as a stamp store owner.  In trying to decide what to name the store, I finally settled on ‘Expressions With Heart’.  The phrase ‘expressions with heart’ was used in the Hero Arts catalog that year.  Something about creating expressions with heart and it just hit home with me!  I closed the store after 12 years and started blogging in 2009. I used the name again because I loved it and still love it after all these years!

Here’s the new Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart die cut three times and layered over some of the new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut out dies.

I just love the outside the lines stitch lines and then to have them double… hehe…swoon!

I used some more of the Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad from the Christmas release… so fun how it crosses over!

The love die cut is from the Memory Box Love Jotted Script die… stamped sentiments are from the new Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

An A2 size card…pretty straight forward.

The Floral Bouquet heart would be pretty colored or cut and pieced!  So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay tuned… more hearts to come!  ❤

Memory Box – 94368 Floral Bouquet…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine

Memory Box Champagne Heart and Leafy Heart Cards…

Valentines….bring back memories of sitting on the living room floor cutting out cute images from dime store Valentine booklets.  I remember being so thrilled when they made them punch out! lol  That dates me! lol

Now we’ve gone from blah punches to die cutting and all sorts of amazing crafting!

On my first card today I used the NEW Memory Box 3D Heart Bouquet Embossing Folder for the background panel. WOW!  It is so pretty!

I decided to just cut some dies to see what I could put together on top of the panel.  I love the Champagne Heart in gold glitter cardstock.

I die cut the Leafy Heart in Mint Julep cardstock… swiped on some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with glitter gold embossing powder.  I really liked the unusual, soft color of this green with the gold.

Then I just played around deciding what to use and this is how it ended up! I wish you could see it IRL!  I need to send it to one of you!  😀  Somebody claim it! ❤

Be My Valentine is a sentiment die from last year’s release.  So pretty!  I love how vintage but still elegant it looks for this card.

The next card is one I made a few weeks ago using the New Memory Box Happy Heart Collage Die again.  I got a little carried away with it but hey, it’s nice to use a die three times right off the bat! lol

Here I layered, with foam mounting tape, the Happy Heart cut panel over a Leafy Heart cut. I stamped Valentines Day on it first though.

I went over the ‘Happy’ with a metallic paint pen. Then I added little dots with Ranger Liquid Pearls, gold pearl.

A totally different look than the first card! I need to send it to someone too! Somebody claim it?  I think I need to use this Leafy Heart die some more!

Links below to what I used…

Thank you for stopping by today!

Memory Box – 94389 Champagne Heart…
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Memory Box – 94377 Leafy Heart craft die
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Memory Box – EF1006 Heart Bouquet 3D…
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Poppystamps – 2003 Be My Valentine…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
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WOW Embossing Glitter METALLIC GOLD…
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Ranger Ink – Liquid Pearls -…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri Bradford.com.  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

TE Blender Brushes
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TE Blender Brushes Storage Caddy
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Blender Brush Cleaning Tool
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
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Lawn Fawn FINLEY’S ABC’s Lawn Cuts…
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Pinkfresh Studio ADORE ALPHA Die Set…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies ALL CAPS NO 01…
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Mama Elephant INLINE LETTERS Creative…
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Journey Serifs Steel Rule Die
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SR-011 Contour Type-Oh! Steel Rule Die
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Memory Box dies – Parker Lower…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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A2 Envelopes
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Birch Press Design > 25 Notecard…
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Birch Press Design > Patterned Paper…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤

cards · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m on to share a card for Reverse Confetti stock your stash challenge. The theme… Love is in the Air! All those heart cuts from the new hearts Confetti Cuts to the rescue, love in the air clouds!

Look at this cute critter from the new Flowers for a Friend stamp set and confetti cuts!  I searched tigers and then tried to give him a realistic coloring job!  He makes me smile!  I used Copic Sketch markers in the YR20’s range.

I don’t remember what colors I used for the flowers, not really anything in particular. 

I used the new paper pad sweet as sugar to die cut some of the hearts and for the background panel.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set… heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder and trimmed to make a banner.

Such a fun theme!  I hope you get a chance to play!

Thank you so much for stopping by!