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

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps

poppystamps Perfect Posies Bouquet Card…

Hi everyone! Another floral card to share today.  I need to glue pink paper flowers to my three hydrangea bushes!  No flowers on them yet!

I die cut the poppystamps NEW Perfect Posies Bouquet die two times in white.  I inked up one in green distress oxide colors using an ink blending brush and the other I trimmed off some of the flowers to ink up in pink distress oxide colors.

There are a few blooms on this Posies die that match up with the blooms in the NEW poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set, so I used the two smaller sizes of those for pink blooms.

I cut an A2 size panel of white cardstock, die cut it with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate, then embossed it with the Memory Box Blooming Sweet Pea 3D Embossing Folder.  The dots make it look like a bee has been buzzing around! lol

I used a white Posca pen to color the little green blooms white on the green Perfect Posies Bouquet die cut.

Memory Box has come out with a lot of Foil and Cut die sets this time.  This is a new to me technique but I’m getting the hang of it.  I really like how pretty and elegant they make a card sentiment.

For this card I used the NEW poppystamps Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut die set.  Gold foil on white cardstock.  I love having a die to just cut one sentiment.  I’m not one to make a bunch of stuff ahead.  I just make as I go along to go with what I’m making.  It’d be fun to do a survey and find out how many make a bunch of elements and then sit down and make cards.  I wish I could.  It overwhelms me to have too much to choose from.  Interesting… I bet there’d be a lot of creative ways to go about making cards!

There’s a NEW Memory Box Intricate Mini Butterflies die so I had to add one to my card.  I die cut it in white and inked it with Squeezed Lemon Distress Oxide ink.

I added some Fairy Drops and it was done.  YAY!  It’s kinda vintagey looking in a modern way!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Hope you’re getting some Summer things done…eek!  It’s time I did! lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card

Poppystamps – 2514 Perfect Posies…
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Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
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Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
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Memory Box – 94641 Intricate Mini…
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Memory Box – 94381 Pinpoint Leaf…
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Memory Box – EF1020 Blooming Sweet…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Memory Box – CLD101 Clear Fairy Drops
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POSCA 3M Fine Bullet Tip Pen – White
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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…
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Birch Press Design – BPF513 Hugs…
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Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
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Strathmore MIXED MEDIA VELLUM SURFACE…
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Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor…
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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…
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Birch Press Design WISPY BLOOMS…
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Poppy Stamps MODEST GREETINGS 1 Hot…
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Memory Box NESTED GLOBES Craft Dies…
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Memory Box BERRY RED 6×6 Paper Pack…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTIC…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PRIZE…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
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GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Spring

Memory Box NEW RELEASE!!!

Hi everyone!  Have you tried Hot Foil plates yet?  I didn’t think I would but Memory Box has come out with a bunch!  So here I am, jumping in with both feet!  It’s really easy and look how beautiful the NEW Posh Happy Birthday Hot Foil Plate and Cutting Die set is in gold on Memory Box Glossy Black heavyweight cardstock!  WOW!

So I created a card with three other NEW dies, Sweet Poppy Stem, Ruffled Poppy Stem, Graceful Poppy Stems and Memory Box 6×6 cardstock paper pads.

This card came together easily!  The flower parts fit together so well… I just followed the picture on the front of the envelope/packaging.  I did mount them with really thin foam mounting tape.

The shine is so pretty in real life and not quite this gold in color.  I should’ve been thinking while snapping pictures to make sure I captured that but alas, I didn’t! ugh.

I used the Memory Box Stylish Rectangle Trio, the largest size die, to frame these beauties!

Have fun checking out the new release and if you ever have any questions about size or want a picture of a die, just holler at me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  More to come!

Here’s what I used to make this card….

Memory Box – 94648 Sweet Poppy Stem…
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Memory Box – 94651 Graceful Poppy…
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Memory Box – 94667 Ruffled Poppy Stem…
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Memory Box – MBF011 Posh Happy…
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
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