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poppystamps NEW Whittle Happy Unicorn (horse today) Barn Easel Card…

Hi everyone! It’s freezin season but the sun is shining and it’s warm enough for me in the house! haha

poppystamps came out with this NEW Whittle Happy Unicorn die and I wasn’t in a unicorn mood after I die cut in white I guess. I decided to try an inked Distress Ink unicorn that ended up a horse! lol

Then I remembered the poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel die set and I was off after two other starts!

I had some fun with the Memory Box Heart Streamer Globe die.  It was one of my starts but I decided not to use it this time but then I decided to cut the streamers off and use them on the barn!  Barns always need embellished, right?!

I’m pretty tickled with how it turned out.  I took a bunch of pictures hoping they show what I did.

I made a little stand for the tufts of grass die cuts cut in TE Peapod cardstock and that whole piece with the horse lays down on the inside when you fold it up.

The horse is kinda like a second easel…

A strip of cardstock that I scored at ¼ in, glued the grass and then the horse to the ¼ inch part.

The sentiment, from the poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments clear stamp set, is heat embossed on Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop cardstock with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder.

I put the easel together just like it shows on the back of the package.  I have to look every time! lol

It folds flat to fit in the envelope…

I’m not sure who I’ll send this too but hopefully someone that loves horses!

Holler if you have any questions!

Now back to the other two starts and see if they go anywhere!  There’s another new unicorn set with smaller unicorns and rainbows.  Cute!

Thank you for stopping by today! We’re headed toward Valentines Day at a gallop! haha

ttul!

Here’s the products I used to make this card…thank you for using my links to shop.  (SSS code for $5 off – LVEYU842)

Poppystamps – 2370 Whittle Unicorn…
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Memory Box – 94558 Heart Streamer…
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Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
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Poppystamps – 2342 Little Bit of Turf…
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Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER 6×7…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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All Occasion · birch press design · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine · Winter

Memory Box House Frame Background LOVE Birdhouse…

Hi everyone! I pulled out a bunch of dies and designed a Wood Grain LOVE birdhouse.  Valentines Day is coming…it’s hard to believe we’re already into the second week of 2022!

I started by die cutting the MB House Frame Background and the heart opening that comes in this die set.

Then I die cut the window and snow/frosting from the MB Gingerbread House Frame Die set.

I cut the MB Wood Grain Planks one time and used them to put siding on the house frame background. Then I ink blended on some Gathered Twigs Distress ink with the mini blending tool.

Then I glued everything together and wanted a sentiment and a branch!

I cut the branch from the MB Serene Bird and Branch die set and glued it flat to the background panel.

I used the MB Pinpoint Leaf Plate for the background panel.  This panel is larger than an A2 size which I really like!  It’s 4 ½ in. x 5 ¾ in. It will fit in an A6 or A7 envelope and still mail for one postage stamp. I inked the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini blending tool also. I really like this die!

I added some natural narrow jute before I glued the house down.

I decided the heart opening could be the ‘O’ for the word LOVE.  I decided to use the new poppystamps Marzipan Alphabet Outline and Background stamp set and the coordinating dies.  Super fun alphabet set! ❤

I die cut in white cardsock and stamped the outline in Coffee Ranger Archival Ink.  I just used an acrylic block to stamp… I only had to stamp the L twice. lol 

I like it! YAY! lol  My favorite colors…or I should say my go to colors! haha

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy cardmaking New Year to you!

 

 

 

Here’s what I used to make this card…click the store abbreviations to go to the product.

Memory Box – 94606 House Frame…
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Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
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Memory Box – 94381 Pinpoint Leaf…
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Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
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Memory Box – 94620 Serene Bird and…
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Poppystamps – CB504 Marzipan Alphabet…
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Poppystamps – 2464 Marzipan Alphabet…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps MARZIPAN…
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Linen Thread – 40 yds – by the spool
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hemp cord – Canvas Corp; hemp rope -…
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birch press design · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box

Birch Press Design Kinsley Heart Layers Card…

Back today with a heart card…when I looked at this die pkg, I got the idea to try it in succulent colors…

I wanted some texture so I started with the new Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Plate die for the background in TE Sweet Basil cardstock, regular A2 size.

Then I decided I wanted to use the new Memory Box Woodgrain Heart die to layer the heart layers, die cut in TE Toffee and inked with Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I always like to have a sentiment so I used the new Memory Box Sending Love Posh Script again… three layers of cardstock, the top layer is inked with regular Distress inks… some purples.

The new Birch Press Design Kinsley Heart layers are die cut, Layer C in white and inked for the purple,  Layer B in TE Peapod cardstock and inked in TE peapod ink and Layer A in TE Sweet Basil and inked in TE Sweet Basil ink.

I tied it up with that fun May Arts twine and it was done.

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57399 Kinsley…
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Memory Box – 94543 Sending Love Posh…
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Memory Box – 94552 Woodgrain Heart…
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Memory Box – 94513 Pinpoint Snowflake…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Mini Ink Pads
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Valentines with NEW Memory Box Dies…

Lots of pictures to share with you today!  You can tell by the colors here, it’s my usual Valentine ‘look’! ❤

I started with the black/plaid card and ended up with so many heart pieces by the time I cut the new Sprinkle Heart collage die in a few colors!

That led to the next card, then that card led to the next…you know how it goes when you have pieces and dies spread around! lol

I used the new Memory Box Sprinkle Heart Collage in kraft color and red cardstock.  The two complete hearts are from the smallest heart in the Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set.

The sentiments are from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

I used one of the plaid papers from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

 

Here’s the heart cuts in white from the Sprinkle Heart Collage.  I really liked how this turned out.  I had cuts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out too.  So I just messed around til it pleased my eyes!

I used a sentiment from the poppystamps Greeting Basics set for inside the heart.

I don’t know about you but I’m still using up all the twine!  I like Valentines day as a carry over for using red.  It’s my favorite color! lol

This card was inspired by an old card that I have sitting out on my book shelves in my office. It’s older than my blog! But I still love the card, so here’s this year’s addition! lol

Do you have any of the Memory Box 3D embossing folders yet?  They are all gorgeous!  This one is called Gracious Leaves.

Then more plaid paper from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.

I die cut and inked the new Memory Box Woodgrain Heart and then die cut the new Sending Love Posh Script 3 times in red, glued them together and adhered to the heart.

I layered the plaid on to a piece of black cardstock also.

These 3 cards are all A2 size and flat to mail!

This last card is a small card, 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches.

I used some more pieces from all the die cuts I was making.  ❤  It makes me happy!  lol

The sentiment is from the Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set again.

I hope you’re inspired to make some fun CAS valentines to give to friends and family this year. ❤

More to come!  Thanks for stopping by!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94552 Woodgrain Heart…
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Memory Box – 94543 Sending Love Posh…
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Memory Box – 94548 Sprinkle Heart…
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe
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All Occasion · ATC's · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You

Reverse Confetti Challenge, ‘fetti friend post…

A fun challenge opportunity to share with you today!  Another post from me as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti stamps this month.

The challenge this month is Encouragement or Congratulations… I went with encouragement and made 6 ATC’s for our 6 granddaughters.

I paired up this adorable whimsical lion from Flower For a Friend stamp and confetti cuts sets with the new pattern paper pad Sweet As Sugar and All The Love stamp and confetti cuts sets.

Take up the challenge and play along with us this month!  Thank you for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts FLOWERS FOR A…
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Reverse Confetti ALL THE LOVE Clear…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts ALL THE LOVE Dies
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Marker
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo and Jovial Wreath, Leafy Heart CAS Cards…

Thinking of you and thanks for your friendship!  You are all wonderful blog, cardmaking friends!  I always love hearing from you.  We’re in the throws of making valentines here. Grandkids and I…having too much fun! ❤

Two CAS cards today… diecutting, a little bit of stamping, glue and staples! I’ll link up below for what I used.

The NEW Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines and Background dies… Jovial Wreath and sentiments from the new Floral Heart Bouquet clear stamp set.  Toffee cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

The next card, a CAS Valentine….

The new Memory Box Leafy Heart and Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies, sentiment from the new Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

This was truly a clean and simple card… I did mount the outside die and leafy heart with thin Mounting Squares that I trimmed down to smaller pieces.

 

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – With Love

Cuttlebug Mania – With All My Heart

Double D Challenges – Hearts

Thank you for choosing my card as a winner ladies!

Double D Challenge Winner

Thanks so much for stopping by today…we are having so much fun with THIS washi tape!  It’s perforated like postage stamps!

Here’s what I used to make these two cards… have fun making v’tines! ❤

Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box LEAFY HEART Craft Die 94377
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Card…

Hearts are just the best don’t you think? hehe I think it’s been awhile since I told the story of my blog name.  In 1994 I started a new venture as a stamp store owner.  In trying to decide what to name the store, I finally settled on ‘Expressions With Heart’.  The phrase ‘expressions with heart’ was used in the Hero Arts catalog that year.  Something about creating expressions with heart and it just hit home with me!  I closed the store after 12 years and started blogging in 2009. I used the name again because I loved it and still love it after all these years!

Here’s the new Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart die cut three times and layered over some of the new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut out dies.

I just love the outside the lines stitch lines and then to have them double… hehe…swoon!

I used some more of the Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad from the Christmas release… so fun how it crosses over!

The love die cut is from the Memory Box Love Jotted Script die… stamped sentiments are from the new Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

An A2 size card…pretty straight forward.

The Floral Bouquet heart would be pretty colored or cut and pieced!  So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay tuned… more hearts to come!  ❤

Memory Box – 94368 Floral Bouquet…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine

Memory Box Champagne Heart and Leafy Heart Cards…

Valentines….bring back memories of sitting on the living room floor cutting out cute images from dime store Valentine booklets.  I remember being so thrilled when they made them punch out! lol  That dates me! lol

Now we’ve gone from blah punches to die cutting and all sorts of amazing crafting!

On my first card today I used the NEW Memory Box 3D Heart Bouquet Embossing Folder for the background panel. WOW!  It is so pretty!

I decided to just cut some dies to see what I could put together on top of the panel.  I love the Champagne Heart in gold glitter cardstock.

I die cut the Leafy Heart in Mint Julep cardstock… swiped on some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with glitter gold embossing powder.  I really liked the unusual, soft color of this green with the gold.

Then I just played around deciding what to use and this is how it ended up! I wish you could see it IRL!  I need to send it to one of you!  😀  Somebody claim it! ❤

Be My Valentine is a sentiment die from last year’s release.  So pretty!  I love how vintage but still elegant it looks for this card.

The next card is one I made a few weeks ago using the New Memory Box Happy Heart Collage Die again.  I got a little carried away with it but hey, it’s nice to use a die three times right off the bat! lol

Here I layered, with foam mounting tape, the Happy Heart cut panel over a Leafy Heart cut. I stamped Valentines Day on it first though.

I went over the ‘Happy’ with a metallic paint pen. Then I added little dots with Ranger Liquid Pearls, gold pearl.

A totally different look than the first card! I need to send it to someone too! Somebody claim it?  I think I need to use this Leafy Heart die some more!

Links below to what I used…

Thank you for stopping by today!

Memory Box – 94389 Champagne Heart…
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Memory Box – 94377 Leafy Heart craft die
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Memory Box – EF1006 Heart Bouquet 3D…
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Poppystamps – 2003 Be My Valentine…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
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WOW Embossing Glitter METALLIC GOLD…
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Ranger Ink – Liquid Pearls -…
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cards · CAS · LOVE · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box and poppystamps Valentine Cards…

Hello everyone! I die cut the new poppystamps Confetti Heart Plate die in white twice and red cardstock once and made three cards.

The red panel I adhered to a white cardbase and stamped the XO  from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set. So cute!

I die cut the new Memory Box Antique Heart Label die in white and red cardstock too.  For this card I used parts of both cuts as you can see in the pictures. I did a little more XO stamping and stamped i love you in the label cut from the same stamp set.

I die cut a vellum heart using the new Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set and using foam mounting tape, I adhered the Label cut to the vellum. Then I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere the vellum to the card front. Keep the glue hidden.  😀

The red hearts from this red panel die cut, I used on the next card…

When you die cut these heart dies, there are surrounding stitch lines.  So I used the largest size to get the largest heart cut and using the next size down heart, I die cut in the vellum again and cut the double stitch lines!  I cut again in the pattern paper.  I love this pinstripe looking paper pad! This gives you an idea what the die looks like. (not actual sizes)

Then I had the poppystamps Stitched Envelope laying on my desk too…there went my brain speeding away… haha  I’m not sure which version I like the best? So I took pictures of it both ways!

It does add some ‘heart’!  ❤  Special Delivery indeed… from the same stamp set.

Now I’m thinking the little tag would be super cute sticking out of the envelope too! :O

It’s from the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio die… I’m thinking it’s a must have… I used it on a card last week too that I haven’t posted yet… I will!

I think I want to make a CAS card using the envelope and the tag now. lol

I better finish this post first, right?!  Here’s card #3…

Are you like me and love ink blending?  It’s so nice to use all these color ink pads that we buy! I have so many ink pads from my 24 years of stamping!  I always want to buy more though… it’s nuts! I know I’m not alone! haha Raise your hand!

Here I used Distress Oxide inks and the Taylored Expressions ink blending brushes.  I was so fortunate to receive them for Christmas! They are so nice!  The handles are nice and sturdy and they are just so colorful and fun!  Every card making session is an inky party!

I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet.  I stamped the sentiment on a heart from the same heart die set and using the same clear sentiment stamp set using Mowed Lawn.

Matte Doodlebug Sprinkles to embellish the heart and sentiment.

Holler if you have any questions! Thank you so much for clicking over and the Valentine Countdown is on!  More cards coming!

Shopping links for what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94382 Antique Heart…
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Poppystamps – 2303 Confetti Heart…
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2294 Stitched Envelope…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz- Distress…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine · Watercolor · Zigs

Memory Box Friendship Floral Heart Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…back again today with a card for Memory Box.  I’ve been wanting to get this NEW Floral Heart colored up from the Friendship Floral Heart stamp set and finally did this week!  YAY!

I stamped and heat embossed with versamark ink and Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder. *TIP: I recommend stamping clear stamps several times with different inks on scrap paper to get them stamping good…maybe it’s just me but after stamping 7 practice times or so, I’m much happier when I stamp the real deal.

Oh, I stamped on Canson Smooth Bristol… the orange pad. I colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers… photo below of the colors.

I used water and a paintbrush to move the color around…basic watercoloring, drying between layers.

Then a little spritz of water, some white and gold spatters. I wasn’t very heavy handed with them this time.

The background is Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink blended on with a TE brush then some Peacock Feather Oxide spatters, some gold spatters and some black TE watercolor spatters over that.

It’s a 5 ½ inch square card.

I was tempted to place it off the page and made an A2 size card but I resisted and left it complete this time… next time! lol

I stamped the sentiments from the same set on vellum… don’t die of shock but I used an acrylic block this time to stamp! I’m gonna experiment… I love all my stamp positioning tools but I struggle with heat embossing sentiments with a positioner!  :O  I know… do you have an opinion?  curious!

I’m gonna let you go and get on with your Saturday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me show and tell!

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Here’s what I used to make this card… 

Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Brush…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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TE Blender Brushes
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti…a cute handcrafted hello card!

A handcrafted hello to you today!  I’m back with a ‘fetti friend post using this cute crafty zebra from the January Release Crafty Critters stamp set. I love it!  He makes me smile!

I used the new Oh My Hearts cover panel and embossed it in my big shot instead of cutting it out.  An older frame die set and then this cute new pattern paper!

Here’s a close up of this sure to make you smile critter! Super quick coloring with copics for a clean and simple looking A2 size card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It’s a pretty snowy day here in Iowa.  All the kids are out building snowmen! Another thing that makes me smile.

Take care and talk to you later!

Reverse Confetti Cuts OH MY HEART…
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Reverse Confetti CRAFTY CRITTERS…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts CRAFTY CRITTERS…
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Love Note Confetti Cuts –…
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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cards · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m on to share a card for Reverse Confetti stock your stash challenge. The theme… Love is in the Air! All those heart cuts from the new hearts Confetti Cuts to the rescue, love in the air clouds!

Look at this cute critter from the new Flowers for a Friend stamp set and confetti cuts!  I searched tigers and then tried to give him a realistic coloring job!  He makes me smile!  I used Copic Sketch markers in the YR20’s range.

I don’t remember what colors I used for the flowers, not really anything in particular. 

I used the new paper pad sweet as sugar to die cut some of the hearts and for the background panel.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set… heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder and trimmed to make a banner.

Such a fun theme!  I hope you get a chance to play!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box… Scribble Rose Trio and Happy Heart Collage Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s snowing here… not a lot but enough to brighten it up which is so nice!  This white card makes me think of snow too!  I love how this turned out… beautiful new Memory Box Scribble Rose Trio die combined with an earlier release Antique Leaf Label.  So pretty!

Several pictures today…you can always tell when I’m happy with photos. haha Such a picky picture person. ugh. (the red is prettier IRL)

I die cut and glued the Scribble Rose Trio die cuts behind the poppystamps largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  I cut strips of mounting tape and raised it up a little off the cardbase…mounting tape behind the roses too.

I die cut the label die and used mounting tape behind the leaves.

Then came the challenge… heat embossing in gold is easy but figuring out how to mount it…well…eek!  I found some clear mounting stuff on a roll in my drawer so I just did it!  Kept it behind the words and I’m ok with it.   It was worth the little bit of fiddly because it really is so pretty IRL!

The sentiments are from the NEW Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I want to stamp and color that up next!

You likey? lol  I think I know who I’m going to send this to.  Someone special for sure! One of my sister’s is recovering from a health issue so I will stick it in the mail!  ❤

Size… A2

*Keep your adhesive remover handy with white cards!  I think I posted before how it was a must have tool!

*The other thing I use ALL the time is a BIG pin… like a hat pin.  The head came off so I wrapped some washi tape around it.  It’s always beside me.  I use it to remove adhesive that seeps out AND to get cuts out of dies.  ❤

Then I made another Happy Heart Collage Card… I had die cut this black one before I made the orange/pink strip type one from last week.  I couldn’t make it work then but all of a sudden I was inspired to use the Memory Box Christmas 6×6 paper pad plaids and it works!

I’m happy with it! I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from (well maybe not?!)… getting back into the groove was slow after Christmas.  I always wonder if I really can make cards I like again! lol

And masculine cards are challenging but this one just evolved and surprised me!  I didn’t really even work hard at it like usual!

The NEW Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies are awesome!  YES to double stitches!  Years ago I sewed 24/7, fashion seamstress so to speak.  I remember being so happy when I was able to sew double stitches! hehe  I don’t know if any of that knowledge would come back to me now!  Nice to have dies that do it for me!

The stamped sentiment is from the NEW Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.  Size… 5 ½ inches square!

I think that’s it for today… scroll down for SSS shopping codes (previous post)…I’ll post a Scrapbook.com great deal…and you know where to shop for Memory Box and more… Starlitstudio.net! LinkDeli links to products I used below…

Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoyed these cards and are looking forward to more ❤ cards!

Scrapbook.com is a great source for so many stamp companies anymore!  Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts just to name a few! Cardmaking sale going on right now too!  Don’t miss it!  If you need a new die cutting machine?  Now is the time! Their prices are thee best for that!  Free shipping!  whoop whoop! 

Memory Box – 94399 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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All Occasion · cards · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You · Valentine

Reverse Confetti… January Release Blog Hop!

Hi cardmakers and friends! The release is now available for purchase in the Reverse Confetti webstore. Check it all our HERE.  Seven NEW stamp sets, 9 New Confetti Cuts die sets and a 6×6 paper pad.

I’m going to start with the cute card of the two I made for today’s post. hehe  This cutie critter is all about showing us how to cut and paste!  I love it so much!

I used the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and Confetti Cuts set for this one. Besides this cute monkey, there’s the bunny and a zebra, all crafters!

This monkey’s got personality + for sure! So busy cutting paper hearts and gluing up a card!  I stamped and colored with Copics… E40’s, BG10’s, R24 and 29.

There’s the NEW Scallop Cover Panel Confetti Cut in the background. The Scallop Frame is an older Confetti Cut die set called Love Note.

Up next is the Butterfly Wreath stamp set and Confetti Cuts set

I had fun with this one… I stamped and gold heat embossed it on textured watercolor paper and painted it in with water and Distress Inks. It’s bright! lol  I spattered with the leftover paint on my tonic craft mat too.

I randomly stamped the branch with old paper Distress ink on the cardbase.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum. Stamped and heat embossed the two butterflies from the set and adhered them with a little Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue after I adhered the wreath to the cardbase with mounting tape.

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The hop started at the Reverse Confetti Blog and ends here on mine (list below)…lots of hearts and inspiration shared this week!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and visits!  Happy papercrafting the for the big heart day!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Oxide Inks · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti, Countdown to Confetti Day Three…

Does she make you smile? Happy Heart Day papercrafting friends!  When I saw this new heart die from the NEW Hearts Confetti Cuts, I knew I had to use it like it was paper dolls!  So cute!  

I stamped and die cut the cute girl bunny from the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and coordinating confetti cuts set.  Colored her with Copics, E30’s, R30’s, BG10’s. 

You can tell she loves her cardmaking hobby just like we do!

I kept the card basic, clean and simple and let her shine. A little Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Oxide inks blended in the background, sentiments white embossed on black cardstock to show off a happy crafter!

The happy valentines day sentiment is from the NEW So Very Lovely stamp set. Over 32 sentiments in the set…super fun ones… like ‘love you to the moon and back’, ‘cutie pie’ and so much more!

Here’s what to expect in this release on Wednesday…

Have fun clicking through the other designers posts…you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST today! The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST today!

See you again tomorrow, it’s RELEASE DAY and a blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

Thank you so much for stopping by!