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