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NEW Memory Box Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Card and a storage tip…

It’s a beautiful day here in south central Iowa! I should’ve been out riding my bike this morning! lol  Do any of you have an e bike? Do you like it?  I’m sure tempted to go look and try one of them.

A clean and simple look to my card today.  I used a champagne colored foil to hot foil the sentiment but it looks black.  Figures.

I  didn’t think to try to catch the light when I was taking pictures but it really is foil! poppystamps You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Foil and Cut Die Set.

I used Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles…it’s my go to for cutting panels it seems.  I like it!

I embossed the new 3D folder and die cut the leaves with the included dies, glued them to the white A2 panel except for the top middle leaf, I used the thin mounting tape that I’ll link to below.

I made some pretty little flowers with poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set from the most recent release.  The smallest die cut, cut two times for each flower and layered together and glued in the center directly to the panel.

I used the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers die from the most recent release and made some pretty tropical dragonflies to land on the card!

Straight forward die cutting and gluing…no inking even! BOOM! lol  Two non inked cards in a row!

Tip: The next two pictures are how I decided to store the 3D folders and dies using the packaging that they come in!  I think it’s really slick!

I take the heavyweight clear piece off of the sturdy cardboard backer they come with and cut the top off of the plastic with a scissors so it becomes a slot when you put it back over the cardboard backer and you can slip the folder and the dies in and out of!  No additional plastic sleeve needed for storage! Perfect!

Thank you for stopping by…holler if you have any questions!

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – EF1030 Tropical Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF804 You Are Amazing…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57487 Simple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Poppystamps · Summer · Thinking of You

Birch Press Design Tropical Hibiscus and Star Flowers Cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Working with new products from Birch Press Designs for my two cards today.  I made a card using them the day before I made these but I didn’t like it so I brought out the strip CAS card design again!  I’ve used it before HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Two for one when you cut two colors of cardstock. The flowers are cut from Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Lush Green and Fresh Aqua.

I used poppystamps NEW Modest Greetings 2 Foil and Cut Die Set and Silver Foil.

The sentiment on this card is from the Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.

The NEW BPD Tropical Hibiscus Contour Layers die set is so pretty with the layered look for the flower and the leaves.  When you die cut it scores the area where you add the layer so you know exactly where to glue the pieces.  Super easy!

The NEW BPD Star Flowers Contour Layers die set and the BPD Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers die set (smaller branch) on this card… same as the Hibiscus.  You can see the marks where to place the layers… love that! No guessing or wondering if you got it in the right place.

Both cards are A2 size. The Hibiscus card I used a little bit of thin foam mounting tape, the one I’m linking below.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Make some strip cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 57486 Tropical…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57505 Star…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57500 Fuddled…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF808 Modest Greetings…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Simple…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

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Memory Box Charlotte Blooms and More…

Are you a fan of lime?  This is one of the sheets from the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad!  It turned out fun!

Love this sentiment set from Poppystamps too! I stamped it directly on the panel, then on white and cut out the banner and mounted it over the stamped banner. Say It Big is the stamp set and it has coordinating dies too!  Love that!

For this card I die cut the NEW Memory Box Charlotte Blooms dies in white cardstock and with the mini ink blending tool, colored the centers with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I die cut the Leaves from the Charlotte set in the same green as the background.

I glued the flowers and leaves directly to the green card panel.  The only thing popped up a bit is the banner.

This is an A6 size card.

The first card I made using the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves die set is the one below…I die cut in the yellows from the Memory Box 6×6 Sunny Orange cardstock pad.  The flower centers from the Earth Neutral pad. The leaves from the Lush Green pad.

For the butterfly I used the Memory Box Gloriosa Butterly Duo Outlines die, the smaller one from the set and the underneath butterfly is the NEW Memory Box Ava Butterflies die, die cut from the Sunny Orange cardstock pad.  Fun!  It you use Ava on it’s own, you can fluff up the sections I think.  I still have to try it. lol

I wanted to tie in the foiled New Memory Box Posh Birthday Wishes hot foil and die set so I used the poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames die cut in Woodsy Plaid 6×6 pad and NEW Polished Foil 6×6 pad.

Kraft cardbase and A2 size.

Thank you for stopping by today!  We’re watching the grass grow, thankful for rain!

Here’s what I used on my cards if you want to take a closer look!

Memory Box – MBF004 Posh Birthday…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94645 Charlotte Blooms…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94643 Ava Butterflies…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB510 Say It Big clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps SAY IT BIG…
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | TE ]
Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC ]
GLS-003 Spellbinders GLIMMER HOT FOIL…
[ SSS | SSS ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Thinking of You · Watercolor · Zigs

Birch Press Design Prime Peony Duo Contour Layers Card…

Hi everyone!  This week has zoomed by me! But it’s Peony time of year and a perfect time to showcase this beautiful new die from Birch Press Design.

I watercolored these blooms with the newest set of Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens Set A. Die Cut with Strathmore watercolor Brown pad.

Then I added a frame from the poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames die set.

I ink blended an A2 size panel of Strathmore Best Mixed Media cardstock (the brown pad).  Wow it blends nice.  I used Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide for the first time! and Peacock Feathers. I still use the mini round ink blending foams a lot and that’s what I used here.

Hugs is a new hot foil plate and die set from Birch Press Design also.  Hugs Sugar Script is the name of it.

I used silver hot foil and Bazzill Card Shoppe Robin’s Egg for Hugs.

I glued everything flat except for hugs.  It has thin mounting tape on the ends. Starlitstudio has it in stock!  I’ll link below!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it and hope you have a lovely weekend.  The weather has been amazing here this week! YAY!

Here’s links to what I used on this card…thank you for shopping through my links!

Birch Press Design – 57504 Prime…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – BPF513 Hugs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Strathmore MIXED MEDIA VELLUM SURFACE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor…
[ BLIC | SBC ]

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Simon Says Stamp Arched Greens and SALE!

Back again today with a NEW stamp from the latest Simon Says Stamp release

I received the rubber stamp Arched Greens to create with.  The center Arch section is removable!

I stamped it all in the MISTI on Canson XL watercolor paper with regular Distress inks.  I inked up the stamp and spritzed it and stamped it.  I used two different greens and the new prize ribbon blue.

It needed some flowers so I got out the NEW Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set.  I die cut in the same watercolor paper and smooshed the cuts into Worn Lipstick Distress Ink that I’d spritzed with water.

I die cut the center out with the Memory Box Nested Globes die… it was a little short so I had to use the mat to keep it from cutting the bottom straight line, then readjust the die to lengthen the cut. SSS does have a die set that coordinates with this stamp!

The sentiment is a new poppystamps hot foil plate and die set with several sentiments.  I’ll link it below too.

I’m linking to some challenge blogs…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge – Out in the Country

Here’s the great sale info!  Check it out!

Thank you for stopping by and for shopping through my blog!  I appreciate it.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Cling Stamps ARCHED GREENS…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design WISPY BLOOMS…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps MODEST GREETINGS 1 Hot…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box NESTED GLOBES Craft Dies…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BERRY RED 6×6 Paper Pack…
[ SSS ]
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTIC…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PRIZE…
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
[ SSS ]
All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Easel · Flowers · Foiling · Interactive · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Thinking of You

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF807 Birthday Wishes…
[ STR | SSS ]
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 · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Spring · Thank You · Thinking of You

Memory Box NEW Lavender Bouquet and Posh Thank You Hot Foil…

Hi everyone! Have you had time to look at the NEW Memory Box release and see the NEW Hot Foil Plate and Cutting Die sets?  Today I used the NEW Posh Thank You set and I love it on the Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock!

I started with a mini slimline panel.  Then I was thinking backgrounds…I love Memory Box Collage dies and I grabbed the Jumbled Line Collage and found all the positive pieces from cutting a few times in the envelope!  YAY! Make my own tile/brick looking wall to show off the lavender!

I ran a couple stripes of ATG adhesive down the panel and just started placing the strips…they’re very random lengths.  I didn’t go by anything, just picked up and stuck them on.

I die cut the lavender in lilac and green cardstocks, trimmed off the stems from the lilac ones and glued the top to the green.

I glued the stems directly over the strips, then glued the thank you directly over the stems.  No mounting tape was used on this one!

The panel is glued directly on the mini slimline cardbase too!

Easy to make, easy to mail!  yay!

Thank you for stopping by!  Curious what your favorite new dies are from this release?!

Shopping links to what I used on this card..

Memory Box – 94640 Lavender Bouquet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – MBF012 Posh Thank You…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
ATG tool
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Spearmint Stick
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Sour Grape
[ STR ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Memory Box Bouquet Blooms and Leaves and Butterfly Coterie Collage Card…

Hi and hugs to everyone today!  Memory Box has lots of NEW flower dies and word dies too! I love how this hugs snugged up into the card design!

I started with an A2 cardbase in extra heavyweight kraft cardstock.  Next I die cut the NEW Butterfly Coterie Collage die in a white panel I cut a half inch smaller than A2 width and height.

Then I die cut the Bouquet Blooms and Leaves NEW dies in Canson XL watercolor paper and colored them with Distress reinkers.  I sprayed water on the cuts and then brushed on some of the refill and let it spread, added more until I was happy-ish.  I kinda like the brightness of the colors against the white and kraft!

I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac reinkers.

I die cut the NEW Hugs Daily Script dies in white cardstock and the New Memory Box Black Glossy Heavyweight cardstock.  I really like this glossy black.  I think I say that every post these days! lol

I tied on the jute before I adhered it with thin mounting tape to the kraft cardbase.

There is a stencil that you can buy separately that coordinates with this Butterfly Coterie Collage.  I’m thinking…what to make with them together!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the new products in this Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Design release!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94652 Bouquet Blooms and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94642 Butterfly Coterie…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94653 Hugs Daily Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Spring

Birch Press Design Flower Cards…

A couple cards to share with you this week…unusual colors for me! Not sure but posting them anyway!  lol

Light pink and bright green!  Do they work?

I really like this plaid paper from the Memory Box Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.

The flowers on this card are from the NEW Birch Press Design Eucalyptus Stem and Berries Contour Layers die set and the Tiny Tuft Flowers and LEaves Contour Layers die set.

Sentiment is Memory Box Just a Note Posh Script die cut in the NEW Memory Box Glossy Black cardstock and white cardstock.

Here I used Taylored Expressions Cupcake Pink cardstock and Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass cardstock.

The flower and leaf in the corner are the NEW Birch Press Design Pimpernel Contour Layers die set.

I decided to use the NEW Memory Box Exquisite Leaf Frame die with it because the leaves are similar and I love this die anyway!  It’s so pretty!

The sentiment is from poppystamps Colorful Life stamp set and stamped with Taylored Expressions Cupcake Pink ink in the MISTI. It’s very subtle but I kinda like that for a change.

The berries are a bit bluer in real life…pretty sure it’s Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster cardstock and the flowers are Taylored Expressions Candy Corn cardstock.

Just a Note is a Mini Slimline card and the Wishing You strength card is an A2 size card. Both will mail for one forever postage stamp in the USA.

Thank you for coming to visit today!  More new stuff coming and I have some cute to share soon too!

Have a good cardmaking week or organizing week… I’ve been doing that too!  I went on a shopping spree!  oops!  If you ever get the chance to go to Cedar Rapids, IA, be sure to go to Scrapmania and tell Stacy, the owner I sent you!  I promise you, you will NOT be sorry you took the time to go there!

Online shopping, you can’t beat Starlitstudio.net! Dies, dies, dies and supplies, supplies, supplies!  Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com are faves too!  Does it make you smile like it makes me smile?  We have the best craft!

talk to you again soon!

Shopping links for the products I used on these two cards…

Birch Press Design – 57496 Eucalyptus…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57501 Tiny Tuft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1014 Madras Plaid Blue…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57488 Pimpernel…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94665 Exquisite Leaf…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL509 Colorful Life…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Easter Grass
[ STR ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · sympathy

poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have a floral duo to share today.  Almost got off the kraft path but notice I managed to bring in some on one card! lol

I die cut a bunch of the NEW poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set dies and played around with different colors and ended up with a lot left over!

I used a stylus and old mouse pad to give the flower petals some poof and then added an enamel dot in the centers.

I used the NEW Memory Box Daisy Blossom Stem die for the some of the leaves on both.  The pink card has additional leaves from the NEW Memory Box Layered Impatiens die and Memory Box Seed Stems die.  I added white paint pen to the circles at the end of the stems.

I liked poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame die for the background on the pink card and poppystamps Simple With Sympathy die for the sentiment.

Here I used poppystamps Lattice Plate die for the background, die cut in white cardstock and poppystamps New Freestyle Hugs die for the sentiment in black and vellum.

I didn’t get the lavender background panel captured very well for color so I tried holding up in the hallway! lol

It’s a pretty color IRL!

Well crazy here!  It snowed yesterday! It didn’t last though. It’s really not unusual as I think back.  One year in April I was headed back to where I grew up and got caught in a blizzard!  It did last! eek!  Not fun driving!

Some place it’s tropical right now! lol  Not here!  Have a beautiful weekend. Looking forward to celebrating and time with family.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Poppystamps – 2512 Potpourri Flower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2510 Penelope Pinpoint…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94613 Layered Impatiens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94616 Daisy Blossom Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2453 Freestyle Hugs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles – Beetle Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
POSCA 3M Fine Bullet Tip Pen – White
[ STR | BLIC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Get Well · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You

Hello Friend! Memory Box NEW Ruffled Blooms and More Card…

Everyone is all about flowers right now!  It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! lol 

I started with an A2 card base, I cut the Hello Friend shadow part of the die directly in the card base. Then cut the shadow in white and the outline in NEW Memory Box Glossy Black cardstock.  Love this stuff!   I very very lightly put a little Tombow Mono Multi glue on the top, bottom and side edges and inlaid it into the cardbase.  When you open the card you can see through and between some of the letters.  I like it!

I die cut the NEW Memory Box dies, Ruffled Blooms and Riverbank Large Layered Blooms, from the Memory Box 6×6 Fresh Aqua cardstock pad.

I die cut the New Memory Box Exquisite Leaf Set dies from the Memory Box 6×6 Lush Green cardstock pad.  The leaves in this die set are a must have!  So beautiful and good with all the flower dies!

I wasn’t quite sure where I was headed with this design but I love these colors and I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I will need to use an A6 envelope for presentation though because I left some petals and leaves over the edge a bit.

Pretty simple and all die cuts again! 

Whimsical and you know I always love kraft!  The cardstock I use for kraft cardbases is from Hobby Lobby… their Extra Heavyweight cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a good rest of the week and a lovely Spring weekend!  Spring in Iowa means rain. (how come there’s not a let it rain sentiment like let it snow?! haha) So stay dry if you can! ha

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94657 Ruffled Blooms…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94649 Riverbank Large…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94664 Exquisite Leaf Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94586 Hello Friend Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
[ HBL ]


			
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Memory Box NEW Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Card…

Hello friends!  So thankful for all my cardmaker friends everywhere! You make me smile a lot!

Simple card today….I die cut this new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die from watercolor paper and colored with the new Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  They are so pretty!

I used three arches for this card, three of the medium size flower and three of the small size flower.

I used watercolor paper for the A2 size panel that I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool. I stamped a couple sentiments around with the same ink from the NEW Memory Box Friends and Family stamp set. The center sentiment is stamped with Ranger Black Archival ink.

I used liquid glue to attach the three arches together and just on the circle to glue to the panel.  Then the flowers are glued just in the center to the wreath so I could ‘fluff’ the petals and leaves.

I added Memory Box small clear Fairy Drops, some Mayarts twine and glued the panel to a kraft color cardbase.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Holler if you have any questions!

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94666 Paisley Bloom Leaf…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5276 Friends and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Canson XL Watercolor Pad – 9″ x 12″,…
[ BLIC | ACH ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Thinking of You

poppystamps Potpourri Flower, Freestyle Smile, Whittle Snail Card…

You’ve got mail!  It’s always so fun to get mail! Here’s mail and a smile from this cute blushing snail! lol 

I die cut the NEW Potpourri Flower Set in white and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.  I didn’t look at any pictures for coloring…flying by the seat of my pants again! haha

I layered the NEW ps Penelope Pinpoint Frame on top of Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue cardstock A2 size panel.  Then I adhered those two, to a purple from the Memory Box Twilight Purple 6×6 cardstock pad. 

First I laid the flowers out down the left side of the panel from the top.  Took a picture of them with my phone and put the snail down to see how it looked, it was too close to the right side of the card!  I didn’t like it there!  So I picked the flowers up with a piece of press and seal and reversed them to the right side bottom corner instead.  Much better! 

Then I die cut the NEW ps Freestyle Smile all in white, it was ok, so I die cut the top in black, too bold, so I die cut it in purple, nah, so I die cut it in yellow and that was it!  I’m a terrible decision maker! lol 

The sentiment is from ps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set.  Stamped in the MISTI with versamark ink and heat embossed with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder.

I glued the flowers down, then the snail and sentiments with mounting tape.  Then I pulled up a couple of the flowers to put one on her head and one right close to the body. 

I added yellow Fairy Gems last. 

I forgot to talk about the snail!  It’s die cut in kraft cardstock and edges inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini ink blending tool.  I went over the mouth, eyes and added eyelashes with a micro black fine point pen. 

It’s a bright card and more fun in real life.  I like it!  That’s saying a lot of me cuz I don’t love yellow and purple! lol

It’s a rainy, dreary day here so we need bright!  Have a good one anyway!  ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2510 Penelope Pinpoint…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2506 Grand Whittle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2512 Potpourri Flower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2456 Freestyle Smile…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94613 Layered Impatiens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL509 Colorful Life…
[ STR | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | TE | SSS ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | TE | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | SSS | TE ]

All Occasion · birch press design · cards · Digital images · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Spring

Birch Press Design Dainty Rose and Leaves Slimline Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…I’m so glad I can grow flowers with paper!  I had fun die cutting and layering these together. There are marks on the cuts so you know where to put the layers!  WOW!  That helps so much!  I use Tombow Mono Multi glue.  My tip for using it is to keep the container laying down at all times.  Do you have any tips to share for gluing?  I’d love to hear them!

I cut a cardbase, 7 x 8 ½ inches and scored the 7 in side at 3 ½ inches for this Slimline Card.

I die cut a white cardstock panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim die set.

Hello is diecut in the NEW Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock with the Birch Press Design Hello Topper die.  I didn’t use the backer that comes with it but I need to, it’s cool!

The NEW Birch Press Design Dainty Rose and Leaves Contour Layers I die cut with four of the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads.  I was brave with color today! lol

I also used the NEW Birch Press Design Tiny Tuft Flowers and Leaves Contour Layers die set.  Die cut in the same cardstock colors.

I used mounting tape behind the roses and everything else is glued directly to the panel.

My pictures feel huge but I sized them 200 pix smaller than I usually do. eek! lol  I hope they show up on your screen ok! The first four are the same size as the card when I hold the card up to my computer screen. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying this touch of Spring!  It’s supposed to get up to 70˚ here today!  YAY!  ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57499 Dainty…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57501 Tiny Tuft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design > Words > 57313 -…
[ BRC ]
Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You

Memory Box Floral Birthday Card and poppystamps Floral Miss You Card…

Hi everyone! I did a little flower coloring with Copics Monday. Colorbook therapy!  It’s been so nice here, I hope the flowers don’t come up to soon!

I started with an A2 size cardbase. Topped it with a panel of the NEW Memory Box Black Glossy Cardstock.  It’s heavyweight and die cut so nice for the Happy Birthday sentiment too!

Then I die cut and glued together, three for each side, the NEW Hex Half Pinpoint die.  Don’t you love how it makes the perfect base for the NEW floral dies?!

Here’s a picture of the dies I used and for the flowers and leaves I colored.

Here’s a picture of the Copic Marker colors I used.

It didn’t take a whole lot of cuts!  I was surprised.  After coloring, I used black and white glaze pens to add some accents.

 

Look at this NEW Memory Box stamp set!!!  (Full picture lower in the post)  It matches the font of this Happy Birthday Posh Script die and the Miss you Posh Script die on my next card!  I absolutely love matching fonts for the inside of my cards! ❤

 

This picture I’m trying to show a little of the dimension.  I didn’t use any foam mounting tape and it will still go in the mail under ¼ inch thick for one forever stamp!  YAY! 

My second card for today is just plain floral fun!

The Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 Paper pad came out for this card.  I love having 3 shades of each color to coordinate!  It sure saves time digging through cardstock to find matching pieces!

I started with an A2 size kraft cardbase. I die cut the NEW poppy Penelope Pinpoint Frame in white, glued it on.  I die cut the poppy Lattice Plate in white and glued it on.

Next came the NEW super pretty poppy Flower Field Frame die cut in one of the pinks in the Berry Red 6×6 pad and glued on.

Then some Memory Box Fairy Jewels for the flower centers.

Here’s the dies I used for this card…

and here’s the NEW stamp set that matches these posh script dies!  and the Berry Red 6×6 pad.

Haha!  Isn’t she the cutest! Look at that snout!  I added a couple more layers to it. lol  

I added the eyelashes with a color pencil!  I also went over the partial cuts at the ears, eyes, snout and legs with the same color pencil. 

Miss piggy is just one cut and I edged her with a little gathered twigs distress ink so she wouldn’t look too clean! haha  The thought did cross my mind that she’d be super cute in a mud puddle! 

She’s super cute…not sure who I’ll send it to but usually when I type that as soon as I hit publish I think of someone! 

Thank you all for hanging in here for this long post!  I promise not to make long a habit! lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94469 Hex Half Pinpoint…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94613 Layered Impatiens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94614 Layered Periwinkle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94612 Layered Star…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94588 Happy Birthday…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5276 Friends and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | BLIC | SSS ]
Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pens
[ STR | SSS ]
Gelly Roll White Glaze Pens – pkg of 2
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2502 Grand Whittle Pig…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2519 Flower Field Frame…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2510 Penelope Pinpoint…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94589 Miss You Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
[ HBL ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]