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Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and Pinecone Stackers Warm Wishes…

Hi everyone! Working on staying warm here…I made ‘let it snow’ cards yesterday while looking out the window watching a snowglobe snow!  So pretty! This one I made the day before and left it at ‘warm wishes’! ❤

I made the base for my wreath design with Two Knotted Circle Wreaths die cuts, the largest size.  I die cut them in lightweight cardboard and inked them with Gathered Twigs distress ink and mini ink blending tool.

Then I inked white cardstock with the new Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, I’ve been dying to use this new color and then die cut the Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die 4 times. (2 sprigs in each cut for a total of 8)  Yes, yes, yes, just use green cardstock and it will speed up the process.  I wasn’t hurrying and was just enjoying playing around! hehe

I did ink a gathered twigs circle on a white cardstock panel for the background.  I spattered it with water droplets too.

I die cut and assembled the Pinecone Stackers die in lightweight cardboard also.  After die cutting, keep the pieces in the die and ink blend on the back side like you would a stencil to add the dark areas on the design.  Works awesome!  I love it!

After I glued everything together, I spattered with white acrylic paint.  I had to mask the little piece of red with the sentiment cuz I didn’t want a big splat of white landing on it!

I have three more Winter cards to share, then it’s get busy on NEW Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs!  I’m still in denial that it’s time to move on!   I might have to sneak in Christmas/Winter with Birthday and Valentine for awhile still! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! We got a lot of snow but the sun’s out and keeping me warm!

Here’s what I used to make this card…scroll down to my last post for the SSS SALE!

Memory Box – 94482 Knotted Circle…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
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Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
[ FRN ]
Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp NEW DieCember Release Card…

How about a festive card today with the NEW Detail Bohemian Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember release! It was hard to cover up the pretty design but I think you can still see it.

A scrap of Memory Box plaid paper for accent… Memory Box Forest Pine Branch and Mistletoe Bundle for the focal points.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Click over and check out the new release HERE

Thank you for clicking over! Happy cardmaking to you!

Simon Says Stamp DETAIL BOHEMIAN…
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Memory Box MISTLETOE BUNDLE Craft…
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Memory Box FOREST PINE BRANCH Craft…
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Memory Box CHRISTMAS PLAID 6×6 Paper…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Removable Tape Refill
[ TE ]

Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  Here it is September and time for ALL the excitement of the 10th STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!!! Throughout STAMPtember there will be exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!

Starting today with this blog party, participants listed on the SSS blog will be sharing a special code for a free gift with your order today. You’ll want to click around to see what code you want to use when you order!  A code scavenger hunt! 

Click over to SSS store HERE to see the release and see the stamp set I used to make this Christmas card!

This is the NEW Chunky Christmas stamp set.  I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder and colored in with Distress Ink Refills and water.  Faded Jeans for the blue,  Fired Brick for the berries and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  The die cut pine branch is from the Christmas Foliage die set.

I used some NEW Memory Box Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Dewdrop, Ruby and Sunlit Gold.  The frame is Stitched Rectangles.  I skipped a die so I’d get a wider frame when I die cut them.

I think that pretty much covers it… thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the blog party!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

CZ Design Clear Stamps CHUNKY…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS FOLIAGE…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS ]
WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
[ SSS ]
Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box SUNLIT GOLD Fairy Sugar…
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All Occasion · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowglobe Backer, Radiant Snowglobe and Cabin Snowglobe…

Hi everyone!  Back with #2 in the Snowglobe series with these new dies.  Look at this cute deer…such personality! lol The beautiful sky…pretty trees… I love it so much!

I have a lot of pictures of this one… showing the layers …

I die cut the trees from scraps of TE Pea Pod cardstock and glued them on top of the TE Toffee cardstock Radiant Snowglobe die cut.

I die cut the Cabin Snowglobe die twice, once in woodgrain and once in Toffee.  I cut the trees off the woodgrain die cut.

I die cut a little piece of TE Pineapple cardstock to get the stock… I used a ⅝ in. circle punch. A winter day without snow!  We have a lot of those in Iowa. hehe

Here’s the back… I just use scotch tape to tape it in because the backer die cuts it out.  On the inside the Radiant Snowglobe die cut in TE Sprinkles cardstock, covers up the tape.

So sweet… I love how these hang!

From the side again. I folded these forward at the score lines instead of backwards like the snowglobe I posted yesterday.

So be sure to click home and scroll down to see my two previous posts.  The first is a video showing how they go together so easily!

Holler if you have any questions!

Thanks for clicking over and I’ll be back with two more!  I might put both of them in one post. hehe  I have two cards ready to post too… I hope you don’t get tired of me! lol

The dies and a few supplies I used to make this…SALE links below the grid…

Memory Box – 94491 Snowglobe Backer…
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Memory Box – 94493 Radiant Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94494 Cabin Snowglobe…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Gmund Wood Tindalo Cardstock – 8 1/2…
[ LCP ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE ]
Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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