All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Cards for Guys…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately!  What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.

It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out.  ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight)  The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning!  Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again!  Crazy!

Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol  So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes!  What a busy house! lol

So yes, tools are right on target! haha

I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.

I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die.  A little twine and it was done!

The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.  I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish!  I linked to a few possibilities below.

Next card…

I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set!  It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!

I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this!  The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off.  I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments.  It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.

I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.

Holler if you have any questions!  Both cards are A2 size.

I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative!  Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha  Sorry for the whine! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Memory Box – EF1019 Toolshed 3D…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
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Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – EF1013 Waves 3D…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Metal Mini Brads – 4mm
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FASTENERS…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Embossing Folders · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder…

Hi everyone!  I was trying for a vintage look with this NEW embossing folder… it turned out pretty and feminine!

This folder is from the NEW Born to Sparkle release

It’s easy to get a variety of ‘looks’ with this folder!

Using a piece of Memory Box watercolor cardstock in the folder, I ran it through the Big Shot.

Then using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush, I lightly inked over the entire surface of the panel.

I liked it plain but finally decided to add some color with a palette of chalks.  I don’t know if they even make them anymore! 

I tied on some thin jute cord…

I die cut the Memory Box Thank You Posh Script die, added mounting tape to the back, distressed the edges of the panel with the Tim Holtz Distress Edge tool, inked around the edges and adhered it to a cardbase.

I used natural color Neenah cardstock for the thank you die and the cardbase. 

It should’ve been a fast card but since it was an indecisive day… lol   It’s important to be happy with the card when done though, so I persevered!  lol

Linking up my card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Check out the new release!  I bought a couple more things from it that I need to make up!  I’m running out of May though! lol

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!  $5 off saving with this code through 5/30  TWEET42 or YUM521 through 8/15

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Memory Box THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT…
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Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Easter · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Techniques · Washi Tape

poppystamps Happy Easter and Memory Box Blossom 3D Embossing Folder Cards…


Made you smile!  I know, I know!  Thank you Jan for reminding me to add the puffy tail!  Keep scrolling for the pretty floral embossing folder card.

Grab a grass die cut it in green….add washi tape to white cardstock and die cut eggs…stamp some words…heat emboss some other words…layer it all up and you’ve got a cute card!  I’ll link what I used below.

I love using washi tape… it just adds a little bit of homespun or something!  The cute sentiments add the whimsy!

Hippity hoppity to the next card…

Here I used the NEW 3D embossing folder. I lightly spritzed the panel of Memory Box Watercolor paper with water on both sides before I ran it through my Big Shot.  Using blending brushes I blended ink on the panel with Distress Oxide inks.  I used one of the finger daubers to do the green.  I used my water droplet, clap on technique to get the white spots.  Spray water into your hand, then rub them together and clap over the panel.  I got a little green on the edges of the flowers so I went around the flower edges with a white gel pen. Oh and a few white gel pen dots on the flower centers.

The detail on this type folder is amazing!  My pictures do not do it justice!

I die cut the NEW Glade Butterfly and NEW Just a Note Posh Script dies from white cardstock and vellum.

I layered the panel onto black cardstock and then to a light yellow A2 size cardbase.

I’m really happy with how it turned out… it almost went in the trash! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun week creating!  I might be outside some!  After a dreary week last week, it looks like we’re in for some sunshine!  YAY!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these two cards…

Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
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Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
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Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
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Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
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Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
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Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
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Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
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Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
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Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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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 – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

I have two cards to share with you after playing around with this folder a couple days.  It’s very pretty!  I will show you the sparkly pics I took with my phone first! 😀

I inked the raised sky side with teal ink on this first one…after embossing I sprayed both cards with Sparkle spray.  Can you say shimmery?!

This one I inked with brown first, then green on the side where the trees are raised.  Pretty cool… it’s tricky keeping the ink off where you don’t want it but what I finally ended up doing was using a white Posca pen over the ink marks, letting it dry before I sprayed it with Sparkle spray and then the vellum heat embossed gold sentiment over the top… disguised and pretty!

Here’s some more pictures…I took too many…lol

Weird how the color changes laying down… same exact location as the standing up pictures!

Truly CAS cards after getting the hang of what you want the result to be.  It just dawned on me that I didn’t make a plain ole white one!  Oh… I will have to do that! Sprayed with Sparkle or Frost spray, it’ll be gorgeous!  YAY!  Easier yet! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I feel like a fish out of water here.  Not keeping up with anything.  My heart is with all my friends out there and know I think about you and I am emailing you in my head and so thankful for you all!  Back to shopping… it’s fun this year…our older grands have ideas so it’s serious shopping and challenging!  More education for grandma and grandpa! lol

ttul!

Here’s some links to what I used to make these two Winter wonderland cards!

Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
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Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
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Tsukineko SPARKLE REFILL Sheer…
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Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
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Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
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Memento GUM DROPS 12 Dew Drop Ink…
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