All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Thank You

Memory Box Dies, Flower, Stems and More on Three Cards…

Hello!  I have three cards to share today…starting with the tallest and ending with the shortest! lol  For this card I was inspired by a challenge and a way to use the extra flower I had ready. Here’s a link to the challenge…(click on the logo).  I managed to keep it very CAS and complete the optional twist also with only die cuts!  yay! lol

I went with the Slimline card size so I could use the NEW Memory Box Slim Diagonal Collage die, the NEW Wildflower Stems die and the NEW Thank You Posh Script.

The flower is cut from watercolor paper and colored with Distress ink refills.  Definitely Clean and Simple!

Next card….

I absolutely love this mini slim line size card… 3 ½ inches by 6 inches.  I don’t know why but I find it charming! lol

I used the Memory Box NEW Lavender Stems,  the greenery from the NEW Daisy Stems and the greenery from the NEW Wildflower Stems.

I die cut from watercolor cardstock and painted with Distress Ink refills again.  I don’t know why I reach for these so much.  I have lots of other watercolor mediums. hehe

I used one of the NEW Memory Box cardstock pads… I love already coordinated paper!  The plaid is from the NEW Memory Box Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  This pad is so beautiful!  One side has gold foil accents and the back side is plain.  I used the plain this time but wow, the gold sides are so gorgeous!

 

Sentiments from poppystamps Springtime Fun and Memory Box Big and Little Spring stamp sets.

Next card…

This was my first card with the flowers I cut and painted.  From here they got simpler and taller! lol  This is a regular A2 size card.

Wildflower Stems, Seed Stems, Daisy Stems on top of the Stylish Rectangle Trio die.

Pattern papers from the Memory Box Garden Folly, Christmas Plaid and Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 paper pads.

The sentiment is from poppystamps Greeting Basics.

Give me a holler if you have any questions!  Thank you for stopping by!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94555 Slim Diagonal…
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Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94537 Wildflower Stems…
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Memory Box – 94535 Lavender Stems…
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Memory Box – 94538 Daisy Stems craft die
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Poppystamps – CL491 Springtime Fun…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – PP1014 Madras Plaid Blue…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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PoppyStamps – Greeting Basics clear…
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Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Pinkfresh Studio · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split Background Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!

I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool.  I think that’s what it is anyway.  To move the inky water around.

Then I dried it with the heat tool.

After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.

Then the question was, what to do with it! lol

I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.

Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on.  Nothing complicated at all!

I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available!  Have you tried making slimline cards yet?  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used…

hello beautiful
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Simon Says Cling Stamp BOTANICAL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
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PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
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All Occasion · cards · Color Pencil · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Spring

Memory Box NEW ‘All the Happiness’ Stamp Set…

Hi everyone! It’s time for a NEW release from Memory Box!  So fun for all that love to color and love beautiful lettering!

Today’s card is using the NEW All the Happiness stamp set with two coordinating dies for the florals in the set.

AND there’s *NINE* NEW Memory Box cardstock paper pads!!!  48 6×6 inch sheets. 4 each of 12 shades. Printed on 110lb. cardstock. 6 x 6 inches. So awesome!

I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink, watercolored with regular Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet and Rustic Wilderness and shaded with Caran ‘dAche dark Carmine and black colored pencils.

Heat embossed the sentiment with black pigment ink and black embossing powder.

For the frame I die cut the Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles largest die, then to make it a frame I used one of the dies from the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Set to cut the center out.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ve been helping grands with Valentines… so fun. I need to make some for them!  I drank tea too late yesterday so I’m propping my eyelids open today. haha  Not responsible for spelling and sentence structure today!

Great sale and products list below…

ttul,

Great SALE on COPICS at Simon Says Stamp!


Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – Open Studio Die Set -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker VICTORIAN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker November…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker PEACOCK…
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Nuvo Deluxe Clear Drying Adhesive;…
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Caran d’Ache Pablo Colored Pencils…
[ BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink Pad…
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Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
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Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Valentine

Memory Box NEW Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate Valentine…

Good Thursday to you! Another inky Valentine today.

I die cut in Neenah 110# solar white cardstock with the NEW Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  I inked with regular Distress inks and the mini foam ink blending tools.  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.

Then I needed something to do with it!  So I stamped words like conversation hearts from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set.

I added the new Memory Box Sending Love Posh Script die.  I inked up a scrap of white with Picked Raspberry and die cut the top cut from it… the underneath two layers are just white.

The sweet cupid dotting the ‘i’ with a teeny heart is the Memory Box Cupid with Bow die.  There’s also a bow and arrow with the cupid and teeny heart.  It’d be great on ATC’s.

I’ll stop talking and get back to birthday cards!  The sun is shining here…thankful!

ttul,

What I used…

Memory Box – 94550 Slim Pinpoint…
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Memory Box – 94543 Sending Love Posh…
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Memory Box – 94115 Cupid with Bow…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SPUN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Poppystamps · sympathy

poppystamps Lattice Plate Card…

Hi everyone!  Bright card for you today!  Wake up if you’re not already! lol

I started by diecutting the NEW poppystamps Lattice Plate die…there’s just something about flowers with lattice!

I needed something to go with it and was inspired by something I saw and now I can’t remember where or what. Shoot me now! haha

I love this poppystamps Floral Stem Collage die and it makes me think of a pretty garden with a fence and gate.

I’m not sure how I ended up with these colors!  :O I used regular Distress Ink pads and the mini ink blending tools.

I know the background color behind the lattice cut is Blueprint Sketch. I think the color behind the flower is Tumbled Glass with Blueprint spatters. I made this Monday or Tuesday and moved on to the next thing without even thinking to remember.  It’s so out of my normal color scheme… I can’t even decide if they really go together!  If it’s totally ugly, just ignore me! hehe

I used a sentiment from the poppystamps Greeting Basics stamp set… really liking this set. Another sentiment in the set that would’ve worked is ‘friends are flowers that never fade’.  Pretty and so true!

That’s it for today… off to take pictures of another Valentine and a couple cards with SSS new releases.  I still have family birthday cards to make!  I am behind…glad they love me anyway!  ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used and a free die offer below!

Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
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Poppystamps – 1737 Floral Stem…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

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
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Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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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…
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Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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