All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Family · Masculine · Memory Box · Slimline · Summer

Memory Box Toolbox 3D Embossing Folder Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing a card I made with the NEW Memory Box 3D Toolbox 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies.

It’s so neat that you can die cut, then put the cuts into the folder to get all this detail!

I was inspired by Memory Box Dave’s card HERE.  It’s such a great design I pretty much copied it!

So fun!  Our grandson Rogan’s 9th birthday is today and he’s a great help with work around the house.  Of course boys love tools and knives!

I used the Memory Box Wooden Alpha Dies for his name.

Happy Birthday sentiment is white heat embossed on red with the Memory Box Best Life Typewriter Sentiments. It’s from 2019 and doesn’t look like it’s available anymore.  This would work also…Banner Greetings.

I used some Silver Foil and Glossy Black cardstocks for tool parts and Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool to age the Memory Box wood grain cardstock and kraft cardstock.

Everything is adhered with the thin mounting tape that I love, linked below, except for the little red happy birthday sentiment.

This card fits in a #10 business size envelope but it’s not as long as the usual slimline card.  It’s 3 ¾ in.  x  8 ¼ in.

Linking my card to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Can You Handle the Pressure? – Anything goes but must use an embossing folder

Cardz 4 Galz – #200 Slimline Birthday

Papercraft Crew – masculine

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope it gets you thinking about man cards we’ll be needing later this month for dad’s too! I have two more family birthdays this month and two gals at stamp club.  No slacking on the card front here! lol

Here’s what I used to make this fun card!  Click or tap on the abbreviations under the item to go to a store!

Memory Box – EF1034 Toolbox 3D…
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Memory Box WOODEN ALPHA Craft Dies 94579
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Poppystamps – PSF806 Modest Banner…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Fiskars Non-Stick Titanium Softgrip…
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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Sizzix White Tool Caddy Big Shot…
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All Occasion · Birthday · Congratulations · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Spellbinders dies · Spring · Thinking of You · Wedding

Spellbinders May Large Die and 3D Embossing Folder of the Month Clubs…

Hi everyone!  Time to introduce new clubs over at Spellbinders papercrafts!  It’s all about birthdays this time and boy they come around faster and faster these days! haha

A really fun 3D embossing folder that my photos don’t do it justice!  Getting used to a season change and light with photos again.

The die set has so many dies! You can make the banner as many levels as you want!  I was thinking the banner would be great for graduation cards too! Glossy Black!  Gold!  Silver! Besides the Happy Birthday To You words, there’s Wishes, Enclosed and Sending.  FUN!

Then there’s balloons and flowers!  Both would be great for any occasion and in any colors!

Also a great way to use up scraps! My card is an A7 size but would easy work for A2 or A6 also!

I’m getting excited about making grad cards now that I’m thinking and talking about it.  You could personalize it with alphabet dies or stamps with the name and year too!

To find out about Spellbinders Monthly Clubs, click/tap over to their website HERE.  It’s really easy and such a good deal! Links below to the clubs I used today.

thank you so much for stopping by!

Large Die of the Month Membership –…
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3D Embossing Folder of the Month…
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Cardstock, Paper, & Envelopes |…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Memory Box New Marvelous Magnolia 3D Embossing Folders Cards…

Hello in hot foil on watercolor paper today!

Two cards to share with the same coloring idea.  I used watercolor crayons.  Do you remember those?  Do you have some stashed away in a drawer or cupboard?  It was really easy to do, color it on then go over it with a wet paint brush.

I started out by embossing the folder on watercolor paper…this picture is Strathmore.  I ended up using Memory Box Watercolor paper for the card with the plaid background.  My second card is Hammermill color copy cover cardstock.


I had to do it over because after I was done painting, I put it back in the folder and ran it through again but I didn’t get it lined up right.

The second time I didn’t run it through again after painting!  Learned my lesson! haha

I used the NEW Magnolia Plaid paper for the background and a strip of paper from the New Magnolia Grove paper pad under the sentiment.

Lines of foiling run through this plaid paper so I used Gold Mirror/Foil Cardstock to mat the embossed panel.  I die cut out the center of it so I can use it for something else.

I wanted to carry over the gold into my sentiment so I used the Hello from poppystamps Birthday Wishes Poe Script foil and cut die set.

I used Memory Box watercolor cardstock for the embossed panel and the sentiment.  I really like how it colors and how easy it is to remove color if you get it where you don’t want it!

My next card is the same 3D embossing folder but lighter colors and on cardstock.

This folder comes with dies!  I embossed another panel of cardstock and die cut and embossed them but didn’t get a card made with them yet.

I did the same coloring with watercolor crayons.  I bet watercolor pencils would work too!

For this one I die cut the Memory Box Thank You Posh Script die in vellum and TE Cupcake Pink cardstock.

Very simple but I’m happy with both of them!  whew!  I can’t believe it’s already Thursday.  I’ve worked on these since Monday.  I guess I played too much! haha

Linking to some Challenges…

Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge – anything goes (isn’t this a fun name?!)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – anything goes

Papercraft Challenges – #93 Spring

Thank you for stopping by! Talk to you again soon!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – EF1035 Marvelous…
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Poppystamps – PSF807 Birthday Wishes…
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Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – PP1021 Magnolia Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1022 Magnolia Grove…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Oxide Inks · Spellbinders dies · Uncategorized

Spellbinders April 3D Embossing Folder Club…

Hi everyone! I kept this card clean and simple… A7 size. Embossing Folder FUN! ❤

Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide swiped directly on the smooth side of the NEW April 3D Embossing Folder.  I love it!  So many different ways to ‘do it up’!

It’s really a greener green in real life.

I used the Best Wishes sentiment from the April Large Die of the Month Club set.

‘From All Of Us’ is from the Essential Glimmer Sentiments Hot Foil Plates set.  A neat variety of sentiments!

One thing I tried but didn’t finish was, after I did this same first step, I took another color oxide ink pad and swiped it over the top/raised areas and it worked great too!  Lots of ideas out there!  People are so creative!

Linking to challenges…

Can You Handle the Pressure – anything goes

Addicted to CAS – Garden

Thanks for stopping by my blog again this week!  I’ll be back soon…more NEW stuff to show!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

3D Embossing Folder of the Month…
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Large Die of the Month Membership –…
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Essential Glimmer Sentiments –…
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All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Foiling · Hot Foiling · Oxide Inks · Spellbinders dies · Techniques

Spellbinders February Release Four Petal Floral 3D Embossing Folder Card…

Hi everyone!  Do you remember the poinsettia embossing folder card I made HERE?  I tried it again with the NEW Spellbinders Four Petal Floral 3D Embossing Folder. 

I did this one a little different.  I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder setup after I inked it up with Antique Linen Distress Ink pad. (regular dye ink)  You ink it on the wrong side, the side that debosses, the design is recessed into the cardstock but you don’t want to go deep this time. Use a thinner sandwich.  I inked it up so it’d be easier to see where to brush on the ink.  The first time I did it I got too much green on the pink. 

I found that I could kinda ‘wash’ the ink off with a damp stiff-ish paint brush, after I deep embossed it and brushed back in the right color.  I missed a few spots though! hehe

Scroll down (last picture) and you’ll see how it looks after ink blending and before the last embossing like the folder is meant to be embossed. 

After inking with yellow, pink, green oxide inks and deep embossing, you ink blend again over the top of all of it with Vintage photo distress oxide ink. 

It’s a super fun, vintage-y, distressed look that the camera makes brighter and deeper color than it really is IRL.

I hot foiled the sentiment on a die cut panel using the Spellbinders Something Special Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and gold hot foil.

I spattered on some gold ink for sparkle and glued on some gold pearls to glam it up… oh and some thin gold cord before I glued it to an A7 size cardbase.

Here’s the not so pretty ink blended panel!  :O  I know… at this point you think, I should quit!  This is NOT working! lol

Never fear….keep going! lol

As to my Hallmark commentary last time… this one is Hallmark size anyway! lol

Linking to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Use your latest stamps and dies

Just Us Girls Challenge – Sparkle (I have gold sparkly spatters)

Can You Handle the Pressure – anything goes with an embossing folder

Sunshiny day here today, probably won’t be tomorrow when this posts and I haven’t even made it out!  I can’t believe it’s already Feb, 14th! Weather and time seem to be my go to conversation! ugh.  Sorry!

Hope this finds you creating valentines or something! I’ll talk to you again soon! 


Shopping links to the products I used… thank you so much for clicking through from here!  I appreciate it and no cost to you!  Valentines SALE!  Go HERE!  Feb. 14 – 20

Spellbinders – Four Petal Collection…
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Spellbinders – Inspired Basics…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil…
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All Occasion · birch press design · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box Blissful Heart and Cuppa Love Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have two cards to share with you today…Memory Box hearts, hearts and more hearts!

I love hearts and you probably love coffee!  I’m a black tea girl… ugh… so I don’t get those swirly heart things in my cup! lol

The NEW Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate is a stunner!  So gorgeous!

I used silver hot foil with it on the lavender cardstock from the Memory Box Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  6×6 cardstock… wow, it takes the foil so nice! So many beautiful colors of mirror card in this pad!

After foiling, I die cut the heart with the Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Fits perfect!

I used the Memory Box 3D embossing folder Heart Bouquet for the card panel layer…another gorgeous design by Dave from 2019 but still available… I’ll link below.

The sentiment is NEW from Birch Press Design…You Are Loved Noted Script hot foil plate and die set.  I used Memory Box Glossy Black cardstock and silver hot foil.  This picture it looks more champagne – ish color but it’s silver!

So pretty!  Clean and Simple but elegant!

Back to the NEW Memory Box Cuppa Love card… this die is so cute!  I love the heart steam, don’t you?!

I used the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die on this card also.  I cut the largest heart in my cardbase, then I had to back the cardbase on the inside but that’s alright… it turned out nice with white on the inside.  I love the double stitch lines.

Another NEW heart die, Pinpoint Burst Heart from Memory Box for the background insert… I love how they all fit with each other! 

Cuppa is cut in white cardstock, the liquid in kraft and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini ink blending took and the heart and saucer in red cardstock.  Super simple die inlaying… love simple puzzles! lol

I used this cute sentiment, ‘It’s the little things’,  from the poppystamps Marzipan Greetings stamp set.  On the inside… ‘this is a paper hug’. 

I love that paper hug sentiment!  Stamped with Archival ink pad Potting Soil.

So fun!  I made these on Monday, took pictures yesterday and made two loaves of bread! It turned out so good!  I’m happy! lol  No stamps for happy bread hugs though! ha!  It must be a two thing kind of week! lol

Linking to the Die Cut Divas Challenge – Valentines

Just wow…already January 11th! Time flies when you’re having fun! 

From the Archives… the card I posted on January 11, 2019!

I’ll sign off… thank you so much for stopping by!  I’m thankful for another year to share cardmaking with you!  ❤

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

p.s.  every place is out of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut out.  I’m linking to another heart that has stitching.  You can email Cindy at and see if she can get it for you.  I see it on the Memory Box Co website.  Sorry about that!

Memory Box – MBF014 Blissful Heart…
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Memory Box – EF1006 Heart Bouquet 3D…
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Birch Press Design – BPF509 You Are…
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Memory Box – FP1003 Rainbow…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Therm O Web SILVER Deco HOT Foils…
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Memory Box – 94637 Cuppa Love craft die
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Memory Box – 94639 Pinpoint Burst…
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Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
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Memory Box – 94364 Scallop Pinpoint…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Ranger Ink Potting Soil Ink Pad by…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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