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poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set Easel Card…

Hi everyone! I haven’t purchased my red geraniums yet!  I need to get shopping!  Today’s card I brought out the poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set to plant my flowers in!

I die cut and edged all my pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I love this NEW poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set! I used an old mouse pad and stylus to do a little flower shaping also.

Here’s a close up of the HELLO from the NEW poppystamps Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies set.

I used Gold Hot Foil but I didn’t get a great picture that shows the goldness! lol

I backed the basket and used a strip on the base of a plaid from the Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

Memory Box Fairy Dewdrops for the flower centers…

Showing how it fits in an envelope.  I will use an A6 size when I mail this.  My flower is up to high for an A2.

It didn’t want to lay completely flat without me holding it down, but it does go completely flat.

I put the flowers together like they’re shown on the front of the package.  I put the easel card together just like it shows on the back of the package!  That helps so much to have pictures!

I’m linking to some Blog Challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Everything is super green here!  I have ferns for the front porch, now I just need a couple red baskets for the back porch.  Let the watering begin!

Do any of you have Boston Ferns?  How do you water them?  Mine are always so full, it’s hard to get water to go in from the top, so I fill up a pail of water, take the fern down and sit the pot in the pail of water and let it soak up.  I’ve had really good luck with that in the past but I wonder if there’s a faster way?!

Thank you for stopping by and I’ll talk to you later!

Here’s what I used to make this Easel card…

Poppystamps – 2521 Brilliant…
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Poppystamps – PSF807 Birthday Wishes…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
[ STR ]
Memory Box WOODSY PLAID 6×6 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – Christmas Fairy Dewdrops
[ STR | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Easel · Interactive · LOVE · Memory Box · Pop up card · Poppystamps · Valentine

poppystamps NEW Whittle Happy Unicorn (horse today) Barn Easel Card…

Hi everyone! It’s freezin season but the sun is shining and it’s warm enough for me in the house! haha

poppystamps came out with this NEW Whittle Happy Unicorn die and I wasn’t in a unicorn mood after I die cut in white I guess. I decided to try an inked Distress Ink unicorn that ended up a horse! lol

Then I remembered the poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel die set and I was off after two other starts!

I had some fun with the Memory Box Heart Streamer Globe die.  It was one of my starts but I decided not to use it this time but then I decided to cut the streamers off and use them on the barn!  Barns always need embellished, right?!

I’m pretty tickled with how it turned out.  I took a bunch of pictures hoping they show what I did.

I made a little stand for the tufts of grass die cuts cut in TE Peapod cardstock and that whole piece with the horse lays down on the inside when you fold it up.

The horse is kinda like a second easel…

A strip of cardstock that I scored at ¼ in, glued the grass and then the horse to the ¼ inch part.

The sentiment, from the poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments clear stamp set, is heat embossed on Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop cardstock with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder.

I put the easel together just like it shows on the back of the package.  I have to look every time! lol

It folds flat to fit in the envelope…

I’m not sure who I’ll send this too but hopefully someone that loves horses!

Holler if you have any questions!

Now back to the other two starts and see if they go anywhere!  There’s another new unicorn set with smaller unicorns and rainbows.  Cute!

Thank you for stopping by today! We’re headed toward Valentines Day at a gallop! haha


Here’s the products I used to make this card…thank you for using my links to shop.  (SSS code for $5 off – LVEYU842)

Poppystamps – 2370 Whittle Unicorn…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94558 Heart Streamer…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2342 Little Bit of Turf…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | ACH ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS | ACH | BLIC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Easel · Interactive · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m so in love with this set!  I copied and made it like the photo on the package! lol  I was making it for card kits so I just copied to skip the design process… Thank you Dave/poppystamps for designing and inspiring our cardmaking! ❤

So much potential though, for beautiful Winter cards!  I know I”ll have to make it again and again with other dies too!  I can see a snowman in the picture, can’t you? a sleigh? laughing all the way… brrrr lol

I have a lot of pictures because my camera does better on an overcast day…or maybe it’s me that does better on an overcast day! haha

On the back of the packaging are pictures of how it goes together.  I’ve made a lot of easel cards but I still have to look to remember how these go together.  Very easy.

I love being able to display cards.  I use mine for decorating the mantel until I have to mail them!

The Warmest Wishes sentiment is from Memory Box Festive Christmas Greetings clear stamp set.  So many good sentiment sets anymore from Memory Box and poppystamps…I love it when I can match the front with the inside!

The easel will lay down flat and then into an A2 envelope!  So nice!  I’m sitting here looking at it wishing I could show you IRL! lol

So festive and beautiful!  I love making for Christmas! I hope you’re inspired!  Have a good week and I’ll talk to you later!

Here’s what I used to make this easel card…

Poppystamps – 2470 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR ]
Sunny Studio Stamps – Embossing…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1004 Frosted Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
A2 Envelopes
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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The Rabbit Hole Designs COTTONTAIL…
[ SSS ]


All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Easel · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Whittle Pig CUTE Card…

Hi everyone! This little piggy cleaned up to bring you this special message today! lol  The new poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel set is SUCH a FUN die set! This is an A2 size.

I added in Memory Box new woodgrain cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

poppystamps Whittle chickens die cut in white and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and Whittle Cloud Border dies cut with Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Sunshine die die cut in Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set, Word Balloons die and Whittle Pig…I layered up three of the pig and then a couple more layers of just his snout!  I just love it!  I die cut him in white, inked him with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and added in some shading with a Copic Sketch Marker R14.  A little white gel pen for accenting.

I stamped ‘Missing you Pig Time’ on white Neenah cardstock and die cut it with the narrowest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I am using that die over and over!  Then I matted it with the next size up die and MB woodgrain cardstock again.   Yes, I have to cut one end to get the length but I just insert the cut back into the die, tape it and barely run over the end.  I use one of the Sizzix Sidekick cutting plates in my Big shot so I can just cut the very end!  Slick!  I should make a video.  ❤

This is one of those cards that just makes me happy!  I hope it makes you smile and inspires you to make something today!

Oh, there are several other animals that go with the barn and sentiments too!  A Goat even!  So fun!

See you again soon!

P.S.  The new AC is in and running wonderfully!  So thankful!  I have to be cool! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and here’s links to what I used to make this fun card! There is a code for SSS right now… YUM521 to save $5.  Savings are always happening at Starlitstudio (STR) and (SBC)

Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
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Poppystamps – 2434 Whittle Pig craft die
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Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
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Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
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Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
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Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ] – Envelopes – Kraft A2…
[ SBC | TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | TE | TE | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Copic Sketch Marker R14 LIGHT ROUGE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Easel · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Winter Porch Pop Up Easel Card…

Welcome to my paper house home today!  See all the sparkly Christmas trees on display!

I had so much fun creating this home with this new poppy die set, Winter Porch Pop Up Easel Set!

Just die cut all the pieces in the colors you want and layer them up.  I used mounting tape for the top layer because I wanted the trees behind the windows. The trees are the new poppy Evergreen Trio die cut in glitter cardstock.

I used the new poppy Snowy Merry Christmas cut in Green cardstock and embossed the snow with white powder. I used a Versamark pen to get the powder to stick to the snow.  The door knob is a tiny brad but it could be a small enamel dot, gem or make your own with black Nuvo drops.

This is one time I liked the embossing powder static! lol  I melted the first time, then while it was hot, stuck it back in the powder for a second and third time to get a deeper snow pile.

The card folds down to fit in an envelope.  It is A2 size but I will use a larger size envelope to mail and have it hand cancelled.

The card folded up but standing for the photo.

Did you notice the new Memory Box Vintage Sled die?  Pretty cool… separate die to cut the slats and steering wood!

For the porch and sled holly and berries, I used the clipped ends of die cuts from the Memory Box Holly Double Arch die set. Fairy Sugar on the roof snow.

Here it is flat, ready to go in the envelope.  Oh, the snow on the bottom of the siding is from the snow die in the Winter House Pop Up Easel Set. I used the roof line and trimmed it down.

I wish I could run across the street and show you this card in real life!  Something the receiver will treasure I’m sure.  I know I would if someone sent it to me!  So have fun making these and sharing your love of papercrafting!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Holler if you have any questions and share your cards with me too!

Here’s what I used to make this Easel card… 

Poppystamps – 2397 Winter Porch Pop…
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Poppystamps – 2387 Snowy Merry…
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Poppystamps – 2390 Evergreen Trio…
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Memory Box – 94495 Vintage Sled craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94307 Holly Double Arch…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2394 Winter House Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – GP1004 Frosted Glitter Pad
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Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black
[ STR ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Cutting Pad – Bigz XL – 1…
[ SBC | BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Easel · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shape Cards · Winter

poppystamps Bird House Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone!  Yesterday while two of our granddaughters were here making cards, I started this NEW Bird House Pop Up Easel card. After supper and this morning I had to finish it and take pictures.

In my excitement to share it, I forgot the plan!  I meant to put the new Memory Box Fairy Sugar Dewdrop on the snow! lol  I will add it to the snow and berries on my card before I send it.

I have a lot of pictures to throw in this post.  This is a super well thought out die set and goes together easily!

The only other die I used is the poppy Garden Leaves and Berries die. I die cut them in white cardstock and colored them with Copics to embellish the base sentiment.

I die cut the birdhouse piece in white cardstock and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to give it an old birdhouse feel.  I edged all the pieces with the same ink.  Next time I will use Gathered Twigs though, that’s what I usually use with kraft.  Vintage Photo was already out. lol

The cardinal die has embossed markings where the black piece and beak are.  I just die cut it in red, a scrap of black and a scrap of gold, then trimmed out the black and gold and glued them on.

Here it is from the front again…

Here it is from the side…

Here it is flat, ready to go in the envelope…

Here I’m showing how easily it will fit into an A2 size envelope.

A perfect gift that can be mailed with one forever stamp but treasured for years because of this easel fun fold!

I want to play with it and jazz it up some more! lol This was going to just be my prototype but I ended up carrying on and finishing it, well, except for the Fairy Sugar!  ugh. lol

I’m also thinking it will make super cute ornaments!  I’m all about Christmas tree ornaments. lol

Thanks for clicking over and holler if you have any questions!

Here’s shopping links for the dies and stamps I used…

Poppystamps – 2396 Bird House Pop Up…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2329 Garden Leaves and…
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Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Easel · Memory Box · MFT · Poppystamps · Summer

Memory Box, Simon Says Stamp and Summer!

A few weeks ago I received an email from Stephanie, the marketing director at Simon Says  She wondered if I’d make a card or two for a feature on their blog…I replied, “I’d love to”!  On went my thinking cap!



So I set to work to make a couple cards… I always love making scene cards and it was time to make an easel card again!  It’s been awhile…  I have an easel category over in the sidebar and a couple videos under the video tab under the header photo.  I used a lot of Memory Box and poppystamps dies!



Hope I’m not making you hungry! : )



oh no!  Cherries….food again! lol


Memory Box Sweet and Sour Cherries dies,  My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Stax dies and Winnie and Walter clear stamps for the sentiment.


Thank you Simon Says Stamp and Stephanie for the opportunity to be a guest designer this week! Visit the blog HERE… there’s blog candy!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Summer!  We’re enjoying some delicious Bing cherries from WA state right now!

Dies, Stamps and Supplies I used…

Blog Hop · cards · copics · Easel · Fall · Perfect Layers Tools

Perfect Paper Crafting meets Some Odd Girl Blog Hop…


Welcome to the Hop!  It’s been a hopping weekend and now it’s just moving right on to Monday!


The Perfect Paper Crafting gals and Some Odd Girl gals are hopping together!  Starting today and running through the 17th, you’ll be inspired.

You know I ‘heart’ my Perfect Layers Tools from Perfect Paper Crafting.  I used them on my Easel card today.  I used the 1/16th inch ruler to mat my inner layers and the 1/8th inch ruler to mat the outer layer.  Check them out HERE and use the code Sparks 5% when you checkout!  You will love them too!


I used images from the Some Odd Girl Fall Friends stamp set.  I know, I know… I’m really into kids in piles of leaves this year! lol  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  My Easel card is 5 inches square when folded down for mailing. The pattern paper I used is Nightfall from American Crafts but it’s older…sorry ’bout that!

TIP: I mounted the pumpkin on a folded in half circle of card-stock and it serves as the ‘stopper’ for the front panel, holding it in place when it’s standing up.  I adhered the bottom half of the circle to the base of the card and the pumpkin is mounted to the top part of the circle.  When you fold the card down, the pumpkin just lays down flat too!



If you’re not already familiar with Some Odd Girl, you are in for a TREAT!  They offer clear and digital stamps, cut files and new accessories, and they are super cute and quirky too!  Once you see their unique style, you’ll always be able to spot them!  You should have arrived from Alexis’ blog, but in case you get lost or distracted along the way, here’s the hop order:

Some Odd Girl blog
Perfect Paper Crafting blog
Suzanne Bier
Eva Uyeunten
Alexis Kemp
Pam Sparks (you’re here)
Judy Bagwell
Wendy Ramlakhan
Jenn Cochran
Mary Pat Siehl
Katie Perry
Roxie Glaza
Kristy Dalman
Jenny Gropp
Leah l’Orange

Enjoy the hop, comment on every blog for a chance to win one of two prize packs that include one Perfect Paper Crafting Tool and one Some Odd Girl stamp set of your choice.


You have until midnight EST, Sunday  to leave comments.  The winner will be announced Monday, the 18th.

 All the best to you!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies I used…

cards · Christmas · Class · Classes · Easel · Memory Box · Multi Easel · Winter

Memory Box, Merry Christmas Winter Scene…


I just had to post something snow related to cool us off here!  It is so hot and the humidity… can you say ‘thick’?!   So thankful for A.C.!

I love all the new frosty fun Winter dies in the Merry and Bright collection! I used several for this multi easel, easel card.

Look closely and you can see the new Mini Snowmen!


Winter Cabin Landscape
Bare Sapling
Mini Snowmen
Snowflake Burst
Grand merry Christmas

Past releases…
Evergreen Landscape
Deer Trio
Leaping Deer

Raspberry, White, Vanilla Bean and Sapphire (deep blue) Memory Box card-stocks


*** This is one of the cards I’ll be teaching in Sacramento, CA the weekend of August 3rd and 4th in the Winter card class. It would be so awesome to meet you!  If you’re in the area join us for some creating fun!***  HERE is the store newsletter with all the class info…

Thanks for visiting today! Thank you for all the kind words during the blog blitz!  It’s always appreciated and so encouraging!

cards · Christmas · Easel · Memory Box · Multi Easel · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box and Poppystamps dies Christmas Easel Scene…


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I’m posting over on the Memory Box blog today… NEW release Blog Blitz time!  Be sure to click over and comment on all the posts, this week and next, for chances to win!

Where to begin…I heart everything about this Scene! Fabulous dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps…Thistle, Raspberry, Water, Juniper, Licorice and Dove Gray card-stocks, all make for a charming Christmas scene!

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I created a Multi Easel, Easel card that folds down flat to mail.  It’s 5 1/2 inches square.

New dies I used…
Grand Merry Christmas 98680
Snowflake Burst 98719 (the snowflakes behind the acetate in the window)
Classic Staircase 98665
Frosted Christmas Tree 98668
Bare Sapling 98666 (behind the acetate in the window)
Festive Lights 98662
Christmas Lights Set 98650
Train Set 98710
Christmas Stockings 98727

Dies from past releases…
Graceful Chandelier 98493
Fabulous Phlox 98511 (the branch for the stair garland)
Penne Frame 98387
Poppystamps – Large Hayward Chair stamp
Poppystamps – Large Hayward Chair die
Poppystamps – Small Madison Window
Poppystamps – Plush Curtains

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Lots of pictures to share so you can get a good idea how to put this card together… I love having this style easel card sitting out for all to enjoy.  Some other posts where I share cards I’ve made like this… videos too… HERE, HERE and HERE.

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I used acetate in the window to imitate glass. I applied glue gloss  (link below) to the tree while the cut was still in the die, removed the cut and then embossed the glue areas with Judikins white diamond embossing powder.

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Easy to feel the spirit of the season (even in July) when creating with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies! This release is awesome!

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Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me through this long post!

Supplies I used to make this card…

Birthday · cards · Easel · Memory Box · Multi Easel · Poppystamps · Tutorials · Video

Memory Box Easel card and video…

So excited to share an Easel card with you today… it’s a multiple easel, Easel card!  I love working with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and papers…to really see the card well in the video, change the ‘gear’ to HD and click the full screen.  It’s so much better BIG!  : )   This was my 3rd take… the first two…well,  I got the measurements and names right but messed up with construction!  oh well…be sure to note the ‘notes’!  Hope it inspires you to use your dies… hehe

I show the construction process and tell the sizes in the video…

I LOVE the addition of the kite to this scene!   It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!


You can swing for awhile… grab a friend and go for a bike ride and even rest for awhile on the awesome park bench!


Here’s a closeup of that FUN bike!


I used all Memory Box card-stocks… Water, Dill, Granny Smith, Vanilla Bean, Licorice, Crimson and White.  So much fun!  Holler if you have any questions… I think between the video and the photos it’s pretty much self explanatory!

Linking up to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – O is for Open

Here’s another multiple easel, Easel card I made… love it too!  HERE  and HERE is one with just one mini easel, Easel card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and appreciate it so much!  I hope you’re inspired… I love to share!

Shopping links for dies and supplies…

Easel · Looking back.... · Multi Easel · Step card

Looking back @ 2012 part one…

narrowed it down to 2! lol

No Place Like Home – PrintWorks Collection stamps
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #121.  Thank you Loll!


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It Had to be YOU – Printworks Collection stamps


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Winter Fun! – Marianne Design


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Spring Has Sprung – CC Designs


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oops!  narrowed it down to 3!

Princess Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Memory Box Window Scene


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Marianne Design Step card
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #171.  Thank you Kecia!


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Love is an Adventure of the Heart – Magnolia stamps and dies


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toooooo many for this month too! : )

Hello Butterfly Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Liberty Tilda – Magnolia Stamps and dies


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Lazy Days of Summer – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Magical Mimi – Penny Black stamps


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Relax – Marianne Design


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I can see I better stop here and do another post tomorrow with the rest of the year!  yikes… this got long fast!

2011’s Top Five cards for the year

Guess I didn’t do this for 2009 and 2010… all I can say is WOW,  time sure flies when you’re stamping and blogging!  Thanks for stopping by and looking!

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Linking up to Debby’s linky favorites of the year party!

favourite five of 2012

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 Happy New Year’s Eve!  I’ll be back tomorrow with June through December.

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Scroll down for the link to Scrapping Center’s 30% off SALE… today’s the last day!

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cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Easel · Magnolia · Multi Easel · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Summer · Tilda's Town

Lazy Days of Summer…

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a close up of the pond…

Lazy Days of Summer is this weeks challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges, HERE… an easy challenge to create with when Magnolia has so many fun images to play with!   I used a ton of stamps and dies on this Easel card with Easel add-ons.

 Here‘s my video from last year when I made this card. I wish you could see it IRL!  It’s so much cuter!

The pond is adorable… EK Success small paper shaper punch fish… the water ripples and lily pads are from a Cottage Cutz die, HERE.

I used Hooked Tilda, Little Miss MuuMuu, Barbed Wire Background, Magnolia Branch, Lazy Summer Days, Picnic Quilt,  Floral Swirl Corner and Clover with Flowers, at Tilda’s Town store HEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHERE, and HERE

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I used the Quilting Creations crimper on the kraft strip for ground… link below. Edges inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

The sky is inked in with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool

Mats/layers were all cut with the Perfect Layers Tools.

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I just took this picture with natural light…a little different angle…notice the little birdie on the fence wire I added in these last two photos… an EK Success puffy sticker!

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and one more!  eek!  sorry about all the pictures!

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I don’t know anything about animals but this cow is so cute and was super fun and easy to color!  I have to say I love this scene!  So fun to use stamps and dies I’ve been collecting!

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I’m entering my Hooked Tilda Easel card in the following challenges…

Tomic Challenge – Anything Goes

Just Magnolia Challenge – purple and white

Paper Crafting Journey – Color it up!

7Kids Challenge – School’s Out for Summer

Truly Scrumptious – Flower Power

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Happy weekend to you!  Tim is working on our house so I’m sure it will be messy but worth it in the end! Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it and love hearing from you!

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Stamps and Such…

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cards · CC Designs · copics · Easel · Easter · punches · Spellbinders dies · Sweet November

Happy Easter…

I don’t have a new card to share today but I pulled this Happy Easter card out of the “archives”…   So cute!

We’re enjoying the weather in IA… 6 of the grands here to play yesterday afternoon… so fun!  A couple of the girls and I cut scrap paper into useable sizes part of the time… fun to see that paper stack up.  Now if I could just get that card finished that I started last week! ugh!  I keep moving it out of the way to do something else!  lol

Take care and ttul!

Animal Crackers · cards · CC Designs · copics · Easel · Multi Easel · rubber stamps · Swiss Pixies

Spring Has Sprung…

Spring Has Sprung  is a NEW set for March from CC Designs.  I combined it with the NEW Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy and  the ticket stamp from the NEW Spring Logos set.

I stamped these cuties with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.   All the grays are the T’s.  I made an Easel card with one add on.  I have a couple videos on making this type of card… HERE (2 min. long)  and HERE is a video with two add-ons (3 min. long)…

March is blowing in like a lion in Iowa this week… Sunday started with snow all day and cold…yesterday the high was 74˚!!!  Crazy!  Is it only in Iowa you can experience all four seasons in one week?! lol   Have a good one!

I used the Martha Stewart grass border punch but I couldn’t find it to link to,  so I linked to the Magnolia Doohickey grass die and the My Favorite Things grass die.

Stamps and Stuff…