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poppystamps Stacked Joy and Layered Holly Branch Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  A festive JOY card to share today! If I had to choose a word that is fun to create with this time of year, I would pick the word JOY!  This NEW from poppystamps Stacked Joy die is wonderful! 

I had fun making it grungy this time but I’m thinking it would be great for a clean and simple creation also!

I used Taylored Expressions cardstock, toffee, Cilantro, Poblano Pepper and Cherry Pop. Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock for the Stacked Joy outline.  I kept the gold letters to use with the red outline.

I trimmed the NEW poppystamps Layered Holly Branch down to using the top three and stuck them here and there.  So happy to have this die!  It worked out so well with the NEW Pine Needle Shoots and the berries from the NEW Layered Holly Leaf Trio dies. 

I went with the Mini Slimline size card – 3 ½ x 6.

I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini ink blending tool to brown everything up a little.

The little, trimmer and handcut plaid banner is from the NEW Memory Box Jolly Christmas plaid 6×6 paper pad!  Gorgeous papers! 

I heat embossed a sentiment on the inside from the NEW poppystamps Christmas Sparkle clear stamp set.  I love this set! So many perfect sentiments and this wonderful font!

This card makes me happy and the fact that the inside is done too!  whoop! lol

Email me if you have any questions!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog! 

Here’s the dies, stamps and supplies I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2548 Stacked Joy craft die
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Poppystamps – 2537 Layered Holly…
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Poppystamps – 2535 Pine Needle Shoots…
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Poppystamps – 2536 Layered Holly Leaf…
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Poppystamps – CL511 Christmas Sparkle…
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Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Pondering Layered Deer in the Iced Pine Trees Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a Winter Wonderland using NEW poppy dies and the NEW Memory Box Jolly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  The plaids in this pad are gorgeous!

I die cut and laid everything out before I cut the plaid paper.  I decided to go with the Mini Slim size, completed it is 3 ½ x 6 inches.

I used the NEW poppy Proper Merry Christmas die cut in TE Cherry Pop Red cardstock and Hammermill White cardstock.

The NEW poppy Pondering Layered Deer is die cut in TE Toffee cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The scarf is colored with Copic E07 and the antlers with Copic E47.

The NEW Iced Pine Trees are cut in TE Toffee Cardstock also and Hammermill White for the snow. I colored the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I used an older Memory Box die for the snowy hills,  Stitched Curves.

I mounted the sentiment and the deer with the thin mounting tape I like so well.  The hills and trees are taped and glued directly to the plaid and then the cardbase.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Holler if I forgot some info!  I’m sure I often do!  I have some more photos to work on and I need to pick a winner of the Halloween dies!  I didn’t forget, I have it ready to choose, I just need to put the phone holder on the table and tape myself choosing the winner! hehe

I will try to be back tomorrow with another card and the winner!

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Dies and Supplies I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2532 Pondering Layered…
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Poppystamps – 2551 Iced Pine Trees…
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Poppystamps – 2543 Proper Merry…
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Memory Box – 99842 Stitched Curves…
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Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Mini Slim Envelopes
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Flowers · Get Well · Gina K Designs · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  I have some cards to post using the NEW for STAMPtember sentiment set called ‘Extra Talkative’.  So many sentiments in the set I ended up with five cards!  This is a big set with dies to match but I didn’t get the dies to use.  You’ll see how beautifully they ink up and stamp!

Here’s my first card…

I made three Mini Slimline cards and two A2 size cards…

What great words of encouragement!  Everyone can use that now and then!  I’m sending this one to myself! lol

Besides the Extra Talkative set I used two new sets from Memory Box.  Leafy Branch Oval and Fanciful Fall Leaves.

 

Next up…

How cute is this ‘Hi.’! So cute!  I cut some strips with a Waffleflower die, stamped four sentiments from the set on each strip with matching ink. ATG to the card…thin mounting tape to mount the HI circle.

Next…

Another CAS card.  Here I used a Gina K Designs die set, Botanical Duo.  I cut it in white and inked it with regular Distress Inks and ink blending brushes.  Scrap paper to protect each part from the other color.

I stamped the sentiment in the MISTI…taped on another one of those strips, I cut too many, tied on the thin Mayarts twine and it was done!

Now for the two A2 size cards…

Brayering Kaleidacolor ink pad colors onto Hammermill Color Copy 100# cardstock.  I love how this cardstock keeps the color vibrant!

The Botanical Duo die in Glossy Black cardstock and two sentiments from the set again.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die for the brayered white panel.

Next…

More encouragement from this card! These sentiments stamped so beautifully.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.  It’s my favorite for stamping black sentiments.  I used the MISTI also.

I added a few black enamel dots on the berries… just enough to make it a little ‘extra’!

Just reading these cards is helping put the smile back on my face today!  Hope it’s an encouragement to you also!

Here’s a special code from SSS for an ‘extra’ to put a smile on your face today too! I’ll list the clickable links to the other products I used at the bottom of this post… Have fun shopping and if you click to another blog but want to shop through my links, just come back and click through one of my links again and it will track to me.  You know I appreciate it and wish I knew who to send thank yous too!

Have a wonderful extended weekend!  We always try to get something done around the house cuz…it’s Labor Day. ha! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…talk to you again soon!

Clickable shopping links to the NEW release and below, what I used on these cards…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies EXTRA…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps EXTRA…
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Poppy Stamps LEAFY BRANCH OVAL Die 2491
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Poppy Stamps FANCIFUL FALL LEAVES Die…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Simon Says Stamp DETAIL ROUND…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Waffle Flower VERTICAL STRIPES Die…
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Memory Box STITCHED CIRCLE LAYERS…
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Gina K Designs BOTANICAL DUO Dies…
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Tim Holtz MEDIUM Distress Brayer…
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Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
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Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK GLITTER…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

NEW poppystamps Harvest Oval Frame and Fanciful Fall Leaves Card…

Hi everyone! Are you thinking of Fall colors these days?  Is this you?  There’s something about every season that I love but Christmas is my fave.  I truly miss the Summer nights when it’s light until almost ten though!

I started with a die cut A2 size piece of Canson Bristol from their orange pad.  Using ink blending brushes and regular Distress Ink pads I started with Peeled Paint at the bottom, added a little Forest Moss, then moved to Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge, then the top is Wild Honey!

Yes there is a pattern.  I took an old Memory Box stencil, Raymelle #88541, but any stencil would work,  laid it over my inked panel and with a wet paper towel I dabbed off the color through the stencil.  I LOVE it!  I kept it very subtle…didn’t take off much ink really.

I die cut the NEW Harvest Oval Frame four times from natural color cardstock and glued them together instead of using foam tape this time.  Glued them directly to the inked card panel

I die cut the leaves and acorns from the NEW Fanciful Fall Leaves die in the same Bristol cardstock and inked with the same ink pads that I did the card panel.

I forgot to say that I heat set the ink blended panel with my heat tool and heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder before I glued on the oval.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Harvest Love and Kindness clear stamp set.  I inked it with Black pigment ink because I get a sharper image using black then using clear ink, in the MISTI so I could do it over and over a few times so I get a good coating but I don’t squish it to death when I’m stamping it. I have a press tool that our grandson 3D printed for me… I really like having it.  I know there are several out there on the market.

I think that’s it! This would be an easy card to make multiples of.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you’re enjoying the new releases from Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Design!

Here’s the products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2492 Harvest Oval Frame…
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Poppystamps – 2493 Fanciful Fall…
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Memory Box – CL5262-D Harvest Love…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Butter Mints
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Halloween · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags

Memory Box NEW Halloween/Fall Release!

BOO! aka Hello! Time to get inky for Fall!  Sharing three projects I made with the NEW Memory Box release!

I’ll start with this cute BOO to YOU!  The Fancy Gate Globe is NEW.  I paired it with the Snowglobe Backer die to make this hanging or it stands too, tag.

The ghosts are from the NEW Ghosts in the Forest die set and the sentiment is the NEW Boo Posh Script!  So cute!

I inked a background piece I cut with the Nested Globes die set and inked with purple inks and an ink blending brush. (it’s a brighter purple IRL)

This was a quick tag to make!

Linking my tag to the Everybody Art Challenge – Tag

Next up is an A2 size card I made with the NEW Ghosts in the Forest die set.

I die cut the scene out of Memory Box’s black glossy cardstock and the ghosts out of white glossy cardstock.  I love how it looks IRL.

I inked an A2 size panel for the back with oranges and purples and spattered water, white paint and black paint on to it.

I added the NEW Rickety House die cut in the same glossy black cardstock.  For the windows, I die cut the house in white and left the windows in the cut, colored them with a Copic yellow marker, then glued the white to the back of the black house.

I used the NEW Happy Halloween Posh Script die for the sentiment.  Die cut in black glossy and an orange from my scraps.

Not really spooky but sure is cute!

Next up is the NEW Creepy Cabin die!  This one is really CAS and probably took me the longest because I couldn’t decide whether to color it or not! lol  In the end, leaving it white won out.

It’s not so creepy anyway! haha

I inked a purple-ish background, cut everything in white.

I used the Wooded Glen Collage die from a previous release for the top layer.  Then a few pumpkins I got inky from the Pile of Pumpkins die.  The stems I colored with a Copic marker.

Layered them up with that thin thin foam mounting tape I like.

Oh, I stamped Hello from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set from a previous release.

This card is 5 ½ inches square. A nice size… I like it!

I’ll link everything below.

And thank you so much for clicking over.  I’ll be back…so much I want to make!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these three cards…

Memory Box – 94623 Fancy Gate Globe…
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Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
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Memory Box – 94491 Snowglobe Backer…
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Memory Box – 94587 Boo Posh Script…
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Memory Box – 94622 Ghosts in the…
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Memory Box – 94632 Rickety House…
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Memory Box – 94585 Happy Halloween…
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Memory Box – 94634 Creepy Cabin craft…
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Memory Box – 94505 Wooded Glen…
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Poppystamps – 2403 Pile of Pumpkins…
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Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Techniques · Wreath Building

Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
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Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Gingham Red 3/8″
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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