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Memory Box Antique Garden Label Birthday Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends! I’m making my way through the new Memory Box release.

Today I revisited my Embedding Technique… it’s one of my faves for this type of die! My video explaining the process is HERE.  When I made the video though, we weren’t using as heavy a cardstock as we do now.  Today I used Canson Smooth Bristol in the orange cover pad.  I did it just like the video except that I ran it through my Big Shot and then back.

So cool, I just love the ease of adhering the die this way and the bit of dimension that looks so professional!

 

Some distress oxide inking on the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die cut panel. (die cut and ink this panel before you embed the die cut to it) I used Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron.

I spattered with water, white paint, spiced marmalade Distress Ink refill and twisted citron Distress Ink refill.

 

I die cut another panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangle and mounted the inked panel to it with mounting tape.

Then adhered it to an A2 card base.

I stamped a sentiment in the Label opening with the MISTI and the Archival Distress Spiced Marmalade Ink pad.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Birthday Blowout clear stamp set.

I added a few matte enamel dots.  I like it! lol  Sunshiny, Summery colors!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep making!

Products I used to make this card…
 

Scor-Tape – 2″ width
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Memory Box – 94259 Antique Garden…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30112…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Poppystamps – CL470 Birthday Blowout…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
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Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolor – White
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Matte Fall…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Frame and Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame Christmas Cards…

Peace… we talk about it so much at Christmas but I couldn’t help but think of it today, being 9/11.  I truly don’t see it ever being humanly possible because of  fallen man but peace in your soul works for me.  My daughter just shared this with us and it spoke to me too!

I hope I remember this quote!

Some more about this card…The NEW Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Frame die…So beautiful!  I tucked in the NEW poppystamps Tree Line Hill behind it… so versatile.  I die cut two of the Lamp Post Frame…green and white.  Cut the white one apart so I could adjust the white to show a wee bit behind the green.  Then I went ahead and glued the rest of the white circle behind for the extra dimension…why waste the cut you know! *smile*

The little red bird is from the NEW Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame die.  Cut in white and colored with a Copic R46 marker. A little yellow on the lamp post glass too. (I think these little birds are going to show up a lot around here! lol)

I die cut the NEW Memory Box Peace Cheshire Script die 3 times and glued them together and then glued it to a strip of white cardstock that I mounted over the snowflake from the NEW Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame die.  It’s a beauty!

Another shot of it… I must say I love this card and hope you do too! lol  It’s an A2 size and will mail for one postage stamp.

TIP: I’ve been mailing my A2 size cards in A6 envelopes.  I think they hold up better traveling in that larger size, the corners don’t get bent going through the machine and from being dropped.  Still only one stamp to go!

I have another card to share with the NEW Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame but I used the square frame from the New Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Frame die too.  These sets all mix and match beautifully!

A simple 4 ¼ inch square card. Easy to mail for one stamp in an A2 or A6 envelope.

Here’s the peace word die again too…a silver foil cut on top of two white cardstock cuts… glued together and then glued to the card.  I did mount the circle with Scotch foam mounting tape.

IRL these cards are a little more blue-ish…

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing a little ‘peace’ with me.  Take care.

What I used to make this and other supplies and tools I use for card-making…

Memory Box – 94049 Holiday Lamp Post…
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Poppystamps – 2088 Tree Line Hill…
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Memory Box – 94030 Pinpoint Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94017 Peace Cheshire…
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Memory Box – 94031 Delicate Pine…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps

3 Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards…

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Hi everyone!  Starting out the week thankful I woke up early to get a post written!  I was inspired to make this card using these colors and design by a little Christmas card catalog that came in the mail, a business would order personalized cards from.  I don’t normally think to mix white with gold!

I embedded the Memory Box Arpeggio Snowflake die like my video HERE…such an easy way to adhere this detail image and love how it looks on the back side, even though I trimmed the panel down and glued it to a card base. hehe

Merry is die cut in gold and glued on…Christmas is white heat embossed and from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of that stamp set!

The black card-stock background panel is cut with the Memory Box Speckled Background die. An A2 size, top folding card.

 

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oh, I had fun playing with the new Memory Box Circle Bump Borders die set!  Here I die cut one of the sizes twice at an angle in a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of white card-stock. I scotch taped the straight lines on the back side and glued the panel to an A2 size card-base.  Then you can just slip a gift card right under the bumps and it holds it perfectly and stays! So happy when done! hehe

This was a surprise drawing/gift at our stamp club party Friday. Jan won!  Thank you Carolyn for the HyVee gift card!

I’m loving this new poppystamps Pine Twig die.  Die cut it twice and glued on. But of course it needed holly!  I die cut poppystamps Holly Leaves and Berries die twice and glued them on.  Fast and flat if you want to mail it! oh, a little glittery snow would’ve been fun…ok, on the next one! lol

 

pam-sparks-circle-bump-poinsettia-flatHere’s the Memory Box Circle Bump Borders die again! I used a bigger one this time.  That poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set again, some little strips of gold metallic card-stock that I did run through the big shot with the bump die so the ends would be curved, the pretty little poinsettia from the Memory Box Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament die and the pine branches from the Memory Box Blissful Bundle die. 

You’ll notice the front panel has a little border…I like to use the A2 size rectangle die from the Avery Elle Custom Panel set, when I need the front panel back side to be covered. Then I just glue it to an A2 card-base.

I was happy with this sweet A2 size CAS Christmas card.  Should be easy to mail even with that small gold pearl.

Well, yesterday we went to Costco and bought an artificial Christmas tree. We’ve had real Christmas trees for over 30 years.  I’m not sure I’m gonna be alright with it. sigh. Sounds so silly typing it. I won’t have a tree to water every morning! One daughter told me, I can always buy a real tree too! hohoho  She’s right but one of them would never get decorated cuz I gotta make cards you know! lol I do love real trees.

Happy Thanksgiving week to you wonderful blog friends.  You’re the best!  I’m thankful!

Links to products I used…

cards · Christmas · Class · Classes · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box, poppystamps Festive, Fun and Flat Christmas Cards Class…

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Hi card makers! I wanted to share the pictures of the Festive, Fun and Flat Christmas Cards Class I taught at Scrapmania last Saturday afternoon. I tell ‘ya the gals are getting the hang of using my embedding technique with scor-tape!  So fun and such a neat look!  (pull down under the tab under the blog header for a video about it)

Three cards that you can embellish or leave flat for easy mailing but are still beautiful!

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Merry Christmas To You Ring die embedded into an A2 size card base. On the back side it looks embossed.

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Die cut layers…so pretty with Nuvo Crystal Drops Winter Blizzard to make the snowy scene look cold!  brrrrr

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Here I added some dots that I made with the same Nuvo drops.  I made them on a piece of slick paper and then glued them on with Tombow Mono Multi glue. The top photo shows the card without any dots though.

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This is a see through card…a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of acetate behind the front card base.

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The Memory Box/poppystamps Holiday/Christmas release is exceptional again this year! More to come!

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy the weekend! We’re having beautiful weather here in Iowa! yay!

Shopping links for the products I used…

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques

Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar and Radiant Frame cards…

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Hi everyone! I’ve been making cards…just not doing a good job of getting them posted! I finish one and get excited about something else laying there and have to make! lol  Then my camera setting got changed and I didn’t realize it and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my pictures!  Finally saw the problem this a.m.! SCREAM!

I have posted a couple videos on instagram though…click the link in my side bar and you can see them even if you don’t have an account. Be sure to click the like button while you’re there!  It’s amazing how much that encourages a gal!  I love hearing from you if you can comment too!

My cards today are using the Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar, Radiant Frame dies and the poppystamps cottage platform and Swirled Love dies.  I cut the platform twice in one 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card-stock.  This was not what I intended to do with it at all! lol  I’ll still have to do the other soon! That’s what happens when you leave a piece laying around not finished!

American Crafts Glitter card-stock and Bazzill Gold Foil card-stock from Starlitstudio 

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I die cut everything for this card from white card-stock and inked with Distress Ink pads and the ink blending tools. Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fossilized Amber.

Wishing Script is a poppystamps die that coordinates with the poppystamps Christmas Greetings clear stamp setI die cut Wishing three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

OHHHHH – don’t forget the enamel dots I made myself with the NEW Nuvo Drops and Ranger Enamel Accents!  Move over sequins! lol (I make the dots on scrap release paper from scor-tape, then glue them to my card when they’re dry, cuz I could easy mess up my card I’m sure!)

This last picture is of three cards I started and never finished with these same dies.  I thought I’d go ahead and show them so you could see more color schemes…the sky is the limit!

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Thanks for stopping by again!  I’ll be back real soon because I have more and will be showing the ‘even more’ NEW Memory Box and poppystamps release!  So many beautiful dies!  TFL! and TTUL!

cards · Embedded Die Cuts · Fall · Perfect Layers Tools · Taylored Expressions · Watercolor

Taylored Expressions September Release and Celebration!

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Welcome and THANKS for visiting my blog today!  I’m featuring this NEW Thanks Cutting Plate die from Taylored Expressions September Release that will be available for purchase this Thursday, Release Day. Love it!

Here’s what I did for this card…I die cut the Thanks Cutting Plate two times out of watercolor paper. I cut the card base from TE Premium Cookie Monster card-stock but cut it short…a lot short!  only ⅛ inch past the 4 ¼ inch crease line.

The ⅛ th inch part of the card base I sandwiched between the top of the two Thanks Cutting Plate die cuts, sort of a hinge so to speak. That allowed me to have a see through card front but sturdy enough to stand on it’s own because of the two layers of watercolor paper glued together.  Very cool…wish you could see it in real life!

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Then I watercolored the whole thing with Zig Clean Color Brush pens and a water brush.

 

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For this card, I did my embedding technique for intricate dies.  (pull down under the video tab above to see, Adhering Intricate Dies)

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I inked the whole thing after embedding with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool and then pounced on a little Delicata Gold ink pad with a big sponge dauber tool.

Some twine and then adhered to a TE Buttercream card-stock card base.

That’s my show and tell for today!  You’ll want to click over to the TE blog to see what the other gals have been up to AND to read all about TE’s 8th birthday celebration!

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating its 8th birthday with some fun party favors! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! Visit the TE Blog for all the special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!

THANKS again for stopping by!  Always love hearing from you. Your comments are always appreciated and encouraging! Thank you so much!

Links to the TE webstore…