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Spellbinders Blooming Tree Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m feeling festive on this second Friday of August already!  This is such a pretty hot foil plate set! Easy and fast to add some touches of color too!

I used the Plaid Tidings Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate on the top layer.  While I was deciding what I was going to do for this card, I also just embossed this plate through my machine… it worked great!

After I foiled the Plaid, I die cut one of the Essential Arches Dies in the panel.  I used mounting tape to raise it up on the cardbase.

I hot foiled a sentiment from the Christmas Magic Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set.  I haven’t tried embossing these yet but I want to.  I hope it works!

The smallest die in the Precision Layering Mini Slimline B die set works perfect for cutting out these sentiments! YAY!

A2 size card…one more for the stash!

That’s all there is to it!  Holler if you have any questions!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Tinsel Time Collection…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Greetings…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Glimmer Hot Foil System | Spell…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 Machine Die…
[ SBC | SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
[ SBC | SPL ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | 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 · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Foiling · Memory Box · Shape Cards · Thank You

Memory Box Enchanting Poppy Stems Card…

Hello!  I had the urge to make more of a pastel card yesterday but I also wanted to use the Nested Globes die set and make a shape card.

Well, a long the way, it ended up that the shape, cut to have a fold at the top, from white cardstock that opens to reveal the message inside. Then I decided to mount it on an A2 Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die cut from one of the lightest greens in the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Fun for a change! I stamped the ‘thank you’ sentiment from the NEW Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.  It’s a gorgeous stamp set! I used Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide for this in the MISTI, inked and stamped 3 or 4 times.

I used the smallest Nested Globes die to stamp ‘Hello’ on. The HELLO stamp is from the Memory Box Peony Garden Wreath stamp set.

I die cut the Memory Box NEW Enchanting Poppy Stems from a white cardstock that has a little bit of texture.  Then I inked the pieces with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the leaves and stems.  I inked the poppies with Altenew Cotton Candy Ink and then a little bit of Taylored Expressions Lavender Glaze ink.  It’s tricky getting the right pink to match the plaid paper.   I hope I got close! lol

I added a video directly from my phone, I wish they let me change the size but this is all I get for my money!

I die cut the plaid from the Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim paper pad and edged the cut with the same Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  Regular Distress ink.

Basically a very non traditional poppy!  I will have to do a red one next time!

Last week I posted the poppystamps Grand Whittle Pig card and after I got to thinking it’d make a cute shape card to be used on a gift!  So here’s a quick snapshot of how that turned out when I tried it.  Cute! oink!

Sure you could ‘doll’ it up too!  How about a red bandana at the neck! lol

Another quick video…

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Birthday card!

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94644 Enchanting Poppy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5257-D Peony Garden…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2502 Grand Whittle Pig…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHABBY…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Foiling · Memory Box · Minc · Winter

Memory Box, Foiling and the Minc…


Pam Sparks Elliana Ornament with Poinsettia Corner



Happy Thanksgiving week! I know, I should be posting something with pilgrims on it!  I did love studying about Pilgrims and all they endured to come to American!  Amazing! I don’t know that I could’ve been that strong a person.  Thankful they were!

Here’s a fun, festive card using dies again… I did something different with them though.  I foiled everything!  A couple months ago, I needed a new printer so I went ahead and got an HP laser jet, so I could foil of course too! I ‘leaped’ into the beauty of foiling with the mini 6×6 Minc after a friend demoed her’s at stamp club.

Here’s the scoop. If you photocopy the back side of your dies with a laser printer, then run them through the Minc foiling machine, then die cut them, you get this neat edge like you see on this Elliana Ornament.  You’ll see it on the next card below too.  One trick I figured out though, you have to photocopy your die twice.  So when it spits out, just copy again, to get it black enough because the dies are silver… if you can’t figure out which way to put it back in, put a mark on your paper, you won’t use that part anyway.  I also found that smoother cardstock works the best.  I used Hammermill Color Copy Cover cardstock.  I use it a lot for coloring with Copics too.

I really love the look of foil and it really is easy!  😀  I used Heidi Swapp Red Foil on the Ornament… I die cut a piece of vellum with the Drop Ornaments die to put behind the Elliana Ornament die.



Pam Sparks Elliana Ornament and Poinsettia Close 2



and Heidi Swapp Gold on the Poinsettia Ornament and Plush Poinsettia Corner dies. Pine Needle Distress ink sponged on with the ink blending tool.  What a gorgeous color.  I need to use it more!



Pam Sparks Elliana Ornament and Poinsettia Close 1



Here’s a card I made with the Elliana Ornament last year and some posts with the Plush Poinsettia here.



Linking up to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

SSS is also having a one day sale on their brand!  YAY! 



The Challenge #52 – Create a Christmas Card

Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes



Then how about a silver foiled snowflake! This is the Limoges Snowflake die and Lindeman Snowflake dieI photocopied both for foiling.



Pam Sparks Limoges Foiled



Can you see how the silver is just on the edges of the cut?  That’s because there are holes in the die, so the holes leaves white when you photocopy it.  cool.  My photos don’t do it justice.  Here’s a couple pictures of the parts, photo taken under the ott lite.






I did run these back through the Big Shot to get the embossing too.






I layered the Modern Tile Backgound die cut from white cardstock to a piece of navy cardstock that I’d spattered with white ink and the Ink splatter tool and then to a white top folded A2 card base.  The snowflake was mounted with thin mounting squares cut to fit and the center flake mounted with regular thickness mounting squares.  The Lindeman snowflake is stuck on with a dot of glue in the center.

Crazy but fun seeing what you come up with!  : )


I used the Limoges Snowflake die on a couple cards last year too… here and here. Three different looks between the three cards.


Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Dies and Supplies I used to make these cards… be sure to check out my links for the Big Shot and the Minc machine…great prices @ Thank You!