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Memory Box Magnolia Leaf Brand, Magnolia Bud Trio and Backyard Wren Mini Slimline Card…

This card says hello for me!  I had fun looking through the new paper pads and playing ‘matchy’! hahahaha  Almost felt like I was quilting again!

This release is stretching me!  I rarely use purple but not this time!  Purple it is!

This is such a sweet bird die… NEW….Backyard Wren.  So sweet and Memory Box just put a post up on Instagram showing it in all different colors!  So I decided I could use purple!  Why not!

I took pictures with a white background too but they look so washed out, I’m not posting them!  Crazy what a difference!

Cards always look better IRL even with all the awesome technology we have these days!

I die cut the Magnolia Leaf Branch, Magnolia Bud Trio and Backyard Wren in white Hammermill cardstock. I colored the branch and buds with Copic Sketch Markers and the wren with my distress oxide ink blending brushes.  I didn’t ink them just used the ink that was in them already.

I like coloring dies and cutting from colored cardstock.  I was thinking of the branch this time and knew I’d want the branch brown and leaves green.  It’d be really easy to do colored cardstock also…next time!

I used a new poppystamps die for the sentiment, Hello Moonlight Script.  What a fun name! What a beautiful font!  The white cardstock is Hammermill and the black is Memory Box Glossy Black. I love that cardstock so much.  I’m on my last sheet from the ten pack!

The pattern paper is the NEW 6×6 pads from Memory Box!   I’ll link them below with everything else.

Linking to some challenges!

Papercraft Challenges – Spring

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this sweet wren card!

To see the products  I used and shop, click/tap the abbreviations below the item…

Memory Box – 94723 Backyard Wren…
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Memory Box – 94721 Magnolia Leaf…
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Memory Box – 94718 Magnolia Bud Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2509 Hello Moonlight…
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Memory Box – PP1021 Magnolia Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1022 Magnolia Grove…
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Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Copic
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Kuretake ZIG Memory System Squeeze…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Get Well · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Days Release…

Hello everyone! After Winter we’re thinking #Beautiful Days!  Bring ’em on!   Simon Says Stamp sent me this stamp set to play with and I’ve made two cards with it.  A super cute set, Garden Fresh!

Out came my Distress Reinkers and paint brushes to watercolor.  I stamped the images on Strathmore Best Watercolor paper with Ranger Black Archival Ink in the MISTI.

The first one I made is pretty rustic…I wasn’t sure it was post worthy but I was encouraged by cardmaker friends on Instagram to go for it!  So here it is!  A not so rustic one follows!

There’s something about watering cans that just draws me in.  I have a really old one I like to sit out for Summer porch decor.

I stamped and watercolored this regular like, then decided after I’d spattered to go over it with my Gathered Twigs mini blending tool!  All the while telling myself it was only a card! lol

It’s A2 size and I die cut the frame from Simon Says Stamp Frames die set, inked it with Gathered Twigs regular Distress ink and glued it on.

I added some think twine and a button and called it good.  The sentiment is from the set also.

Here’s my next card…not brown card! lol

Jars are so fun for flowers too!  The images in this set are so easy to color in!

The water looks dark in my pictures… I’m gonna have to go back and take some water and lighten it up!  Funny what you notice after you’ve taken photos and are writing a blog post!

I’m thinking this card could be used for any kind of shower and also for get well!  A very versatile set.

There’s one more floral image in the set that would be perfectly delightful stamped inside!  I love the birthday sentiment too!

Happy Saturday to you!  It’s looking like our weekend will be on the chill side so I might get some more cardmaking in!  A good day to shop the Beautiful Days NEW Release!

ttul!

Links to see what I used to make these cards…

Simon Says Clear Stamps Garden Fresh…
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Simon Says Stamp Garden Fresh Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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MISTI TEAL PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER 6×7…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker GATHERED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker RUSTIC…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker PICKED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker BROKEN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker FIRED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker MUSTARD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker HICKORY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker DUSTY…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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All Occasion · Birthday · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Video

Memory Box Magnolia Release and Video…

Hi everyone!  New beautiful dies and paper from Memory Box!  So pretty!  This release gives Hallmark a run for it’s money! lol

Beautiful Magnolia dies and embossing folders with dies too!

Keep scrolling for the video of the release at the end of the post.

So easy to create too… I die cut the Magnolia Blooming Bud die in white cardstock and blended on Distress Oxide ink with brushes.  I didn’t add any new purple to my brush but for the green I used Peeled Paint and a little Forest Moss.  The brown is Gathered Twigs.

I used the Posh Happy Birthday Hot Foil Plate and Cutting Die set for the sentiment.  I love how pretty it foils up!

For the rectangle panel I used the Rectangle Double Border Hot Foil Plate and A2 Rectangle Frames Die set.

The gold foiled green background is a piece of paper from the new Magnolia Grove 6×6 paper pad.  I die cut it with the largest A2 size die from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die set.’

I didn’t capture the shine that is so beautiful about hot foiling as well as I would’ve liked to.

Here’s a video of the new release and hopefully it will show the shine of the card better than my photos.  It will take a minute to load to full resolution completely so my voice isn’t so muffled.  Click the frame icon in the bottom right corner and it’s much better!

Linking to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – moodboard

AAA Birthday Challenge – #48 Layer It Up

Use Your Stuff Challenge – #482 Layers

A Place To Start Challenge – anything goes

Thank you for stopping by! Have fun checking out this release!

Here’s shopping links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94716 Magnolia Blooming…
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Memory Box – PP1022 Magnolia Grove…
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Memory Box – MBF011 Posh Happy…
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Memory Box – MBF006 Rectangle Double…
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Memory Box – 94672 A2 Rectangle…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Fiskars Non-Stick Titanium Softgrip…
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All Occasion · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Thank You

Memory Box Floral Bud and Stems Thanks Card…

Hi everyone!  It feels like Spring here!  A beautiful sunshiny day in Iowa!

My card today is using NEW dies from Memory Box and NEW Stencil set and die from poppystamps.

I started by inking the stencil set with three colors of Distress Oxide ink.  Shabby Shutters for the largest square hole stencil,  Peeled Paint for the next size and Forest Moss for the smallest. (it’s greener in real life)

Then I die cut the NEW Pointy Lattice Plate from poppystamps in white cardstock to glue over the top of the stenciled panel.

I die cut the NEW Memory Box Floral Bud and Stems die three times and colored with Copics.  I remember the greens I used were YG61, 63, 67.

I die cut the NEW Memory Box Woodgrain Fence Pickets from watercolor paper and smooshed them a couple times in Gathered Twigs Distress ink refill and a couple spritzes of water. Then I decided to make them look more weathered and rubbed a white pigment ink pad over them.  I still wasn’t that thrilled so I added some brown color pencil!  How crazy!  Next time I think I’ll die cut them in brown cardstock! hahahahahaha They do look weathered though!

I was following the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge blog for my card but I’m too late getting it posted to link up.  There was another panel in the sketch so I die cut the NEW Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die in vellum.  I think you can see it behind the flowers and pickets.

I used a piece of wide scor-tape to hold the front pickets together… that worked really slick.  Then I wrapped twine/jute cord around the front panel layers before I adhered it to the cardbase.

I die cut the NEW Memory Box Tilted Thanks die from Memory Box Black Glossy Cardstock and two other layers of regular black cardstock and glued them together and glued them to the front of the card.

I don’t have very many pictures because it’s so bright today I ended up taking pictures three times!  Picky camera or is it picky me! ha

I have a question for you though, if you don’t mind replying… When I write a blog post, it’s preset that the font is this gray color.  If I want it black I have to remember to go in and change it.   Do you have a preference?  gray or black?

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to be back with a couple more flower cards!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94647 Floral Bud and…
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Memory Box – 94470 Tilted Thanks…
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Memory Box – 94646 Curved Cap…
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Memory Box – 94703 Woodgrain Fence…
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Poppystamps – 2558 Pointy Lattice…
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Poppystamps – T104 Deco Diamond…
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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double-sided tape holder – holds…
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4 Bar · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shabby Chic · Techniques

poppystamps Basic Junk Journal Set…

Hi everyone!  I know!  I know!  You came expecting Easter!  I’ve been thinking about this die set and what I would make with it….then I walked by this little stack of Santas that I’d printed before Christmas and didn’t use and thought one would be adorable with the Journal set!

So I die cut the journal in watercolor paper and did some ink smooshing with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs ink refill and water. I didn’t wait for it to dry on it’s own.  I dried it with the heat tool.

Here’s a video of it… it might be low resolution at first until it completely downloads…even though it’s only 27 seconds!  See it HERE on Instagram…

I had some scraps/strips that I kept of plaid from the Memory Box Jolly Christmas 6×6 pad and I love how they worked out on the front and on the inside!

You can tell what the size of this folder is because there’s a gift card inside.

You could stamp or write in permanent ink on the mirror gold little labels.

close up of the inside circle label…

the back….

And now I’m thinking what a cute tag this would make on an Easter basket!  There’s several dies in the set I didn’t even use!

Linking to some challenges…

Peace on Earth Christmas – anything goes Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas

AAA Cards – inspired by a song….Up on the House Top!


I’ll link up what I used below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate your encouraging words and that you come back to visit!


Poppystamps – 2451 Basic Junk Journal…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
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double-sided tape holder – holds…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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All Occasion · Altenew · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Spring · Thinking of You · Video

Birch Press Design Jovial Blooms and Leaves Hello Card…

Hello! Some fun blooms to show you today!  I’ll jump right in with a short coloring video.

I used three pinks and three greens from Altenew.  I’ll link the colors at the end of my post.  Really pretty colors in real life.



I dry embossed the BPD hello Sugar Script hot foil plate and die from the Spring of ’22 release with my big shot (in the video you’ll see I did it in gold but didn’t end up using it) and inked it with the Altenew pink set of inks also.

I used the leaves from the NEW Birch Press Design Phlox Blooms and Leaves Contour Layers die set and inked them the same as I did the others in the video.

The background die is BPD Pinpoint Contour Plate die from this year’s Valentine release cut in white cardstock and cut down with the NEW Memory Box A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set.

I love these cute whimsical flowers!

This is an A2 size card.

Linking to some Challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Emboss it

The Flower Challenge – Die Cuts or Stencils

Tic Tac Toe – challenge board   I did the Die Cut, Green and Layers row

 

We’re back to Winter here in Iowa!  A beautiful snow globe kind of day!  Snowing and I love it too! hehe

Holler if you have any questions…have a good rest of the week wherever you are!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

57502 Jovial Blooms and Leaves…
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Birch Press Design – 57507 Phlox…
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Birch Press Design – 57511 Pinpoint…
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Birch Press Design – BPF501 Hello…
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Memory Box – 94672 A2 Rectangle…
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Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set
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Red Cosmos Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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Zig 2-Way Glue Pen – Squeeze & Roll…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Media…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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Couture Creations UNIVERSAL 5 x 7…
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Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pens
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