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Memory Box Joy and Cheer, Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig Dies Card…

Hi everyone! How are you?  It’s cooling off here in Iowa and the days have been beautiful! I hope you’re enjoying the Fall where you are too!

My card today reminds me of the fancy ones you get from businesses with all the gold foiling and personalized touches!  I was tickled that this came out leaning toward a masculine feeling.  Sometimes Tim needs cards for business associates so this one would work great!

I used the NEW Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6×6 double sided papers pad.  Gorgeous designs!

I don’t know why flat photos turn out different colors but the plaid is pretty anyway…somewhere between the colors in the photos! lol

Really straight forward card… die cut the images and sentiment from Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock, HERE… glue the pinecone together… die cut the sentiment backer from one of the blues from the Memory Box Stormy Blue 6×6 cardstock pad. 

I used foam mounting tape on the cone and the sentiment.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I finished it with a piece of lighter blue from the same Stormy Blue cardstock pad and stamped an image/Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the Yuletide Moments stamp set… I love this set!  Beautiful images for the front and inside of the card!

 

The gorgeous pearls are new from Starlitstudio!  I love having the smaller sizes!  Thank you Cindy!  She has them in other colors also… HERE… there are so many in the little bottle, it doesn’t look like I used any!

This card is 4 ⅜ in x 6 ¼ in so it will fit in an A7 envelope with room to spare, no corners ruined in mailing.

The pinecone is so pretty… it really catches the light and shows the dimension that Dave designed into the die! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94590 Joy and Cheer…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94597 Gentle Pine Needle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94594 Large Pine Cone…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Pearl Embellishments – flat backed,…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box You Anchor Me Card…

It’s always fun to have a masculine card in the stash!  Today’s card is the new Memory Box You Anchor Me stamp set and coordinating dies!

I stamped the anchor in TE’s Blue Corn ink, it’s a dark blue….love it!  Not black. hehe  Die cut it with the coordinating die, popped it up on a Memory Box die cut Wrapped Circles die cut, then matted it with a Circle Basics die cut in dark brown. 

I got out the Memory Box End of My Rope set… don’t you love that name?! lol  Decided I liked one, die cut it in white cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

Some woodgrain pattern paper…two sentiments stamped in the MISTI in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink from the You Anchor Me set.

Then on the inside, a couple more sentiments.

I die cut the panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set. I should’ve stamped one of the little fish (in the set) inside with the words too!

I popped the anchor and rope up with a little 3M foam mounting tape, the 1/16th inch stuff so It’s still CAS and mailable!

Thank you for stopping by and come back!  Christmas is coming soon!  Can’t wait!

Pam

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5269D You Anchor Me…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps YOU ANCHOR ME…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · sympathy · Thank You · Thinking of You

Memory Box Eucalyptus Collage and Thanks Cursive Script Circle Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have two Clean and Simple (CAS) cards to share with you today!  When I saw this new MB Eucalyptus die I immediately thought it’d be good for sympathy/thinking of you cards, which I never have enough of.

I die cut Eucalyptus Collage in one of the greens from the MB Lush Green 6×6 Cardstock Collection pad. The background paper is from the MB Garden Folly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  I love the little flower with the pink centers behind the collage! The green panel is cut with one of the MB Rectangle Basics die set.

Now that I’m posting this, other ideas come to mind. lol Remember MB Dave’s napkin watercoloring technique and how you add gold to it?!  Yes!  I think touches of gold on simple watercoloring would be so pretty!

I used 3m foam mounting tape to lift the collage panel.  It’s the big roll and not very thick…

I heat embossed the sentiment in white powder with a sentiment from the poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set. A ton of great sentiments in this set.

A2 size card…

My second card is a mini slim size… 3 ½ in. x 6 in.

I was struggling with what to do with this circle die… the first card I made was UGLY! lol  Now I wish I’d taken these pictures with a black background! ugh

Very simple composition.   I die cut MB Thanks Cursive Script Circle and Stained Glass Floral in white, then trimmed out the floral part from the square.

I’m giving the MB new Banner Sentiment Trio die set a work out this release!  I die cut the middle size, folded it in half and stapled it onto the circle.

Then I stapled on the floral die cut.  The Tim Holtz mini stapler at work again!

It’s a sweet, cute card IRL!  I suppose I should’ve tried a third time to get better pictures! ha.  It’s been one of those picture weeks… I can always tell when the season is changing!  I’ll quit whining and finish up! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94524 Eucalyptus Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps DIAMOND SENTIMENTS Clear…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps DIAMOND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94516 Thanks Cursive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94478 Stained Glass…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | STR ]

 

Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Interactive · Masculine · MFT · Summer

Cutest Birthday Card of the Year….One of Them Anyway…hahaha

Hi everyone! This box card makes me so happy!  I love it so much!  So fun to color and put together!  Making a card like this is like starting out on a journey and you’re not quite sure where you’ll end up! lol ❤

This card was for one of our grandsons, Cedryk. Not curly blonde hair but just as cute! ❤

Our grandsons found the new show Adventure Agents a year or so ago and boy have they had fun!  When I asked Ced what he wanted for his birthday card this year he told me a boy cutting down trees!  I said, “ok”…told myself not to panic yet… lol  Came home and started looking through the stash and thinking! This is where I ended up and I was thrilled! YAY!  So thankful to have this cardmaking challenge to keep me smiling!

So here’s some more pictures!

I stamped, cut him out by hand and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Timber!!!!

from the side… I had to trim down the MFT grass dies to fit.

a little bit more of the perspective/depth…

It folds flat to fit in an envelope!  YAY!

I hope he made you smile… thank you for stopping by my blog!  I love sharing my cards with you!

P.S.  be watching…tonight central time… 11 p.m. (12 a.m. Eastern) is the NEW Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release!  I have a card to share on Thursday for the StAMPtember Blog Party… it’s a Christmas card!  So come back and I appreciate it so much when you shop through my links!  THANK YOU!

Here’s what I used that I have links for…

Lumberjack Guys Clear Stamp Set -…
[ CCD ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Taller Than Trees | Steel Crafting…
[ TCH ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Slimline · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Series Day Two…

Welcome back to the 2nd day of Whittle cuteness!  My first card today I decided to make a slimline card and use the NEW Memory Box Twiggy Alphabet too!

I used one of the pattern papers from the pretty Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim pad and two Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Ocean Blue and Fresh Aqua for the die cut letters.

Then I proceeded to create a little scene below with Whittle Dies…

So cute!  I die cut Memory Box cardstock 6×6 paper pads again using Sunny Orange, Berry Red, Earth Neutral and Lush Green.  The background/sky/water is from Fresh Aqua.

Nothing hard, I didn’t even do any inking on these die cut pieces!  Stayed with the clean look.  A little white gel pen at the end.

Next up…moo…bleat! Look at these fun sentiments! poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.

I hope you laughed outloud! hahahahahaha  I made one barn… cut it in half and made two mini slim cards!

Look at this cutie goat!  It’s so encouraging! lol

I die cut the Whittle Goat in white Neenah Classic Crest and using my TE gray blending brush for oxides,  I just went around it with the brush, no added ink. Then I colored the nose and ears with a pink Copic.  This was my third try at coloring the goat. I liked it the best.

I did some cloud inking… die cut and colored a fence…die cut some grass and the sun.

Next card….maybe I should stamp, “You’re Kind Of A Big Deal” on the inside! Actually it would work for both cards! lol  Same sentiment stamp set.

Here I colored the cow the same way as I did the goat, with the TE blending brush I have reserved for Oxide inks in brown. I just used the dirty brush, no added ink.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on TE Oreo cardstock.

I think she’s barn with it…don’t you?! ❤

Well happy barn day and week to you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoyed my cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Poppystamps – 2216 Whittle Palm Tree…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2372 Whittle Flamingo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2219 Whittle Mounds…
[ STR | STR ]
Poppy Stamps WHITTLE CLOUDS Craft Die…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94581 Twiggy Alphabet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2342 Little Bit of Turf…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2441 Whittle Goat craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2449 Whittle Cow craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2351 Cottage Picket…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]

 

4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Two Day Series…

Hi everyone!  We’ll start with food Whittles! lol There are so many of these cute little dies! I need a two week series! (not just two days) lol  Christmas is coming though!  I’m getting anxious to see what Memory Box/poppystamps/Birchpress Designs will have for us!

My three cards today are a 4 bar size, 3 ⅜ in x 4 ⅞ in.  I love this smaller size for the Whittle dies!

We’re a taco lovin’ family so I had to use the sentiments in the Life is Sweet stamp set.  “You guac my world” !  The Happy Birthday from the new Marzipan Greetings stamp set and dies ended up being the tomato! lol Time for lunch! haha   I love the play on words though!  So FUN!

I used one of the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies to make the center frame.  I used two greens from the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Whittle Avocado and Whittle Taco and Nacho cuts from the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads also, Sunny Orange and Lush Green.

I used a pink Copic marker for cheeks and white gel pen for accents. A yummy birthday card! lol

Next….”Heres the scoop” Sentiments from the same Life is Sweet stamp set.

I kept this one CAS, clean and simple.  I cut off the tail of the word balloon from the poppystamps Word Balloons die set… I’m using this die a lot!

Stamped it with the sentiment from Life is Sweet in coffee Ranger Archival ink and inked the edges with Distress Gathered Twigs ink and a mini ink blending tool.  This ink and tool are always out on my table.

I love the detail on this cone!  poppystamps Whittle Ice Cream Cone, die cut in kraft cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs.  The ice cream I cut in kraft also and colored dark chocolate with Copic Sketch Markers.

A radio talk show host I listen to sometimes,  always says “living the dream” if someone asks him how he is.   The last couple years have been closer to living the nightmare in our lives! lol ugh. Some young gal pulled out in front of me on the four lane last night, trying to kill us all!  My horn works, didn’t do any good…she was oblivious!  So I’ll stop worrying about deer running out in front of me and start worrying about dumb drivers!

I adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape.  Oh, the white panel is a Memory Box die from the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles Set. (I see it’s no longer available, I added some other options to the links below)

The pink cardstock is from the Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 Cardstock pad.

Next…”Do all things with Love” from the Marzipan Greetings set.

The only thing food related on this cutie card is the color!  Orange! lol  From the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pad Sunny Orange. (yellows in it too)

I absolutely LOVE this sentiment, “this is a paper hug”!

I die cut a heart in the two colors with the Memory Box Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

I die cut the poppystamps Heart Tag Trio in two colors.  Heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and put the card together.

I think this would be a fun card to make in any color and send off to friends, kids, grands or family!

I was going to put my two other cards in this post too but that’s so much!  I’m gonna post again tomorrow with those two.

So this is all for today! hehe  See you tmr!

Here’s what I used!

Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps MARZIPAN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2448 Whittle Taco and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2435 Whittle Avocado…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2423 Whittle Ice Cream…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94438 Matinee Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99772 Stitched Frame…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99757 Pinpoint Single…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]
Open Studio dies – Stitched Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Get Well · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Memory Box Deep Blue Ocean and Bubble Border…

Hi everybody!  Working through the Memory Box release…. thinking of you and I had to use this Vitamin Sea sentiment again!  Many of you know me and I’m a vitamin C user!  hehe

I started by inking a mini slim line panel with Tumbled Glass oxide ink, lightly marked where the circles were with a pencil, then stamped the school of fish stamp from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set randomly over the larger circles.  Then I stamped the ocean greenery images from the same set in dark greens.

Then I covered the panel with a piece of vellum…like you’re looking through glass…

I inked the top panel with Oxide inks, Salty Ocean and my Peacock Feathers brush without adding more ink. Spattered it with water.

Let it dry, then stamp the sentiments from the set using the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black ink.

I colored and die cut the cute little fishy with Copic markers but then I decided I didn’t like the white around it so I fussy cut it and mounted it on the panel with mounting tape.

On the inside I stamped the Feel Better Soon stamp from the set.

This is a great set… it can go for any occasion with the variety of sentiments!  Birthday, Just Because, Sympathy and get well!

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful how can it be the end of August day!!!

ttul,

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94518 Bubble Border…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Hello Bluebird · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Pop up card · Summer · Video

Hello Bluebird Fishin’ Hole Shadowbox Card…

Meet me at the fishin’ hole!  It’s a beautiful day! lol Here’s the card I made for our grandson Corrin who just turned 12!  He loves to fish with Grandpa!

I saved this idea from Instagram/designs by mommajean when I saw it last year.  So much fun!  I made the video after I gave it to Corrin and he showed me that it looked like the fish were swimming when you bend it back and forth!  ❤

I didn’t have a shadowbox die set that would work for what I wanted to do so I had to make this up as I went.  No instructions, just some Math! lol

Stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird,  Memory Box and Lawn Fawn. I’ll link below.

I stamped, die cut the images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Since alcohol marker ink saturates through to the back side, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to glue behind the colored images.

Bushes and grass dies in the background from Hello Bluebird…

I took a lot of pictures!

Memory Box dies for the greens and coral in the water…

I used a piece of acetate to cover the opening…

Distress Oxide inks for the blues and sandy shore…

Corrin really liked it and the money in the envelope too! lol

Thank you for stopping by! ttul

Here’s what I used…

Fishin’ Hole Stamp – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Fishin’ Hole Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Pond Builder Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Geometric Deco Plate Card and Tag…

Hi everyone!  A week can sure go by fast when you have company….even when you have good intentions to get a blog post in!

Today I’m sharing a card and tag using poppystamps new Geometric Deco Plate and Art Deco Birthday Greetings clear stamp set!

Need to whip up a card in a hurry?  poppystamps and Memory Box to the rescue!

I needed a piece of copy paper to shim this plate die…angle it into the machine so you’re not bumping over a straight line!

I embossed the light green card panel underneath the cut with the same die to give it a little dimension… that little ‘extra’.  You don’t want the sandwich too tight though, the paper will crack.  I used the debossed side this time.

Memory Box Fresh Aqua 6×6 cardstock pad!  I love that the papers are already color coordinated for me!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m off to help Amanda put up peaches this afternoon.  We’ve been making yummy peach cobbler…. a great recipe HERE!  My mom used to make this one with rhubarb.  It says use a 9×9 pan but we use 9×13.

Below are links to what I used! All the stores are getting in new stuff!  Cindy is back from vacation and shipping @ starlitstudio.net.  SSS has a $5 off code good through 8/15  YUM521.  Scrapbook.com always has specials!

ttul!

Poppystamps – 2413 Geometric Deco…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL499 Art Deco Birthday…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Easel · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Whittle Pig CUTE Card…

Hi everyone! This little piggy cleaned up to bring you this special message today! lol  The new poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel set is SUCH a FUN die set! This is an A2 size.

I added in Memory Box new woodgrain cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

poppystamps Whittle chickens die cut in white and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and Whittle Cloud Border dies cut with Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Sunshine die die cut in Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set, Word Balloons die and Whittle Pig…I layered up three of the pig and then a couple more layers of just his snout!  I just love it!  I die cut him in white, inked him with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and added in some shading with a Copic Sketch Marker R14.  A little white gel pen for accenting.

I stamped ‘Missing you Pig Time’ on white Neenah cardstock and die cut it with the narrowest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I am using that die over and over!  Then I matted it with the next size up die and MB woodgrain cardstock again.   Yes, I have to cut one end to get the length but I just insert the cut back into the die, tape it and barely run over the end.  I use one of the Sizzix Sidekick cutting plates in my Big shot so I can just cut the very end!  Slick!  I should make a video.  ❤

This is one of those cards that just makes me happy!  I hope it makes you smile and inspires you to make something today!

Oh, there are several other animals that go with the barn and sentiments too!  A Goat even!  So fun!

See you again soon!

P.S.  The new AC is in and running wonderfully!  So thankful!  I have to be cool! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and here’s links to what I used to make this fun card! There is a code for SSS right now… YUM521 to save $5.  Savings are always happening at Starlitstudio (STR) and Scrapbook.com (SBC)

Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2434 Whittle Pig craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Envelopes – Kraft A2…
[ SBC | TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | TE | TE | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Marker R14 LIGHT ROUGE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Cards for Guys…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately!  What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.

It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out.  ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight)  The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning!  Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again!  Crazy!

Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol  So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes!  What a busy house! lol

So yes, tools are right on target! haha

I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.

I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die.  A little twine and it was done!

The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.  I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish!  I linked to a few possibilities below.

Next card…

I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set!  It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!

I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this!  The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off.  I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments.  It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.

I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.

Holler if you have any questions!  Both cards are A2 size.

I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative!  Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha  Sorry for the whine! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Memory Box – EF1019 Toolshed 3D…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
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Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – EF1013 Waves 3D…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Metal Mini Brads – 4mm
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FASTENERS…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Techniques · Thank You

Memory Box Floral Collage and Birch Press Design Crystal Lingo Cards…

Hello everyone!  Here’s to flowers blooming everywhere!

I combined some dies for this card…nothing stamped on this one!  I LOVE this Jumbled Line Collage die…new from Memory Box.

The flowers are from the release before this last one.  I used the Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Thank You Posh Script dies.

Five of the new Memory Box Fairy Jewels and two of the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads.  I love that there are three shades for each of the 4 colors in the pads.  I used Berry Red and Lush Green.

The Jumbled Line Collage lends itself to any card size.  I made this one in the Mini Slim Size, 3 ½ by 6 inches.

Oh the leaves and berry branches are from the poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

My next card is Bright too! lol

Here’s a simple slim line card… I ink blended five colors of Distress Oxide onto a piece of cardstock using Taylored Expressions Ink blender brushes.  I let it dry overnight and heat embossed with white powder the slim line size stamp from Birch Press Design, Crystal Lingo.

The Happy and Birthday To You stamps are both from the same set and there are dies to cut out the big words.

I colored HAPPY with Copic Sketch Markers.

I used the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies to cut the stamped panel and the black layer.

It kinda reminds me of a box of crayons! lol

Some beautiful days this week here in Iowa.  We live in a big old house with two Central air units… the one for the 2nd and 3rd floor pooped out on us Tuesday. ugh ugh ugh.  I like being cool!  So, here’s hoping we can get a new unit in fast!  It could be challenging, especially sleeping.

I’ll get off and figure out what I need to do next without getting hot! lol

Some of the supplies I used to make these cards… and while I have you here… look at the June Clearance SALE at Scrapbook.com!  I found some things I needed for birthdays!  yay!  Tons of good stuff!

Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
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Memory Box – 94474 Layered Fresh…
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Memory Box – 94472 Layered Daisies…
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Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
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Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Collection Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have five little cards to show you today!  I had some fun this week making 4 Bar size cards… they’re 3 ⅜ in. x 4 ⅞ in.!  I’m a little worried the size will show correctly in the pictures so I wanted you to know right up front!  I’m afraid they’ll look bigger in the pictures than they actually are in real life!

I used all new dies and stamps from the latest release.

This one I had fun with the Whittle Fish Trio die, Word Balloons die and Whittle Sealife Sentiments.  I embellished it just a touch with the sea weed (not sure what they are) from the new Memory Box Deepwater Collage die.

I also used the new Memory Box cardstock pads.  I will link them below.

My husband and grandsons like to fish so I’m sure this will be a hit!

Isn’t this Dolphin cute?

I used Whittle Dolphin, Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Wave Background and sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments.

I like using dies to cut out the sentiment strip.  For this one I used the smallest, narrow die from the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I just run it back through to die cut the very end to get the right length.

I used Oxide inks on the doplhin and sunshine.  The new Memory Box cardstock pad for the background.

I made this card first and it got me going on this size!

Whittle Sealife Sentiment stamps again…so fun!  I love this sentiment!  My sea comes from a bottle or fruit though! lol

I used the Whittle Seahorse and Whittle Seascape Background dies for this card.

I see I saved this picture a different size…oops… oh well, I think you can still see how cute it is!

I inked the background with Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and the seahorse with my brown oxide blending brush.  I imagine it had vintage photo on it.  I have a set of Taylored Expressions blending brushes I use for the Distress Oxide inks.  I really, really like how they work for this kind of thing.

The next two cards don’t really coordinate with the first three. I didn’t have time to make more cards so there’d be sets yet, so be watching for more, I have some ideas!

Here I used Playful Happy Birthday and Whittle Snails! The sentiment is is ‘snail mail for you’ but I figured, why not use a snail instead of the word! hehe  It’s from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.  Super, super fun sentiments in this set!

The cardstock I used is from the new Memory Box Cardstock pads again…love these pads!  Oh and NEW gems! Links below.

I’m welcoming the ladies to the blog today!  I like their advice! lol

Cute little Whittle Chickens, Whittle Wood Picture Frames, Word Balloons dies and more sentiments from the Whittle Wild Animals stamp set.

Memory Box has new woodgrain cardstock in light brown, cream and white!  I’ll link below.  I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and spattered with a little water.

I hope I didn’t miss telling you anything but if I did, feel free to ask me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies, Dies and Stamps I used on these cards…

Poppystamps – 2450 Whittle Fish Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – 2440 Whittle Dolphin…
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Poppystamps – 2420 Whittle Wave…
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Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
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Poppystamps – 2429 Whittle Seahorse…
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Poppystamps – 2419 Whittle Seascape…
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Poppystamps – 2417 Whittle Snails…
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Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
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Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
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Poppystamps – 2433 Whittle Wood…
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Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1007 Vibrant Violet…
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Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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TE Black & White Blender Brushes
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TE Bitty Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Summer

Lawn Fawn On the Beach Birthday Card….

It’s Friday and somebody’s birthday somewhere! haha  This card was for a grandson that has a hammock in the backyard and loves it!  As close to a beach as you can get in Iowa! lol

Some faux sand and water on this card but the sky is real! We’ve had some beautiful blue skies the last month.   I inked them all with Distress Oxide inks.  I haven’t figured out the trick to doing spatters over oxide inks, to keep the spatters smallish.  I even let the ink dry before I spattered.   The kinda black spots were Hero Arts liquid watercolor paint, I’ll have to try something else for black next time. If you have a good black method, let me know!  Holler if you want to know what colors I used and I”ll try to remember.

So fun… the ‘shades’!

Here’s what I used… shopping links in the right sidebar if you want to look for these products at Scrapbook.com (15% off cardmaking supplies today) or Simon Says Stamp.  Thank you!  I appreciate it!  I have stamp club today and I’m almost ready…I made some card kits for the gals to make up.  It’ll be fun but there went my time! hehe

It feels good to be using some of the stash!  So I challenge you to make a card with your stash before you go shopping!  I have two more birthday cards to show and I’m working on a poppystamps Christmas card!  It’s really turning out cool, if I do say so myself so stay tuned! ttul!

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Pop up card · Summer · Waffleflower Crafts

Boy Birthday Card with Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop Up Die and Waffleflower Batter Stamp Set…

Hi everyone!  Back with another boy birthday card!  I saw the idea for this card on a fb group.  I bought a cut file from the Silhouette store for the front.  I cut it on my Scan and Cut machine.

I used a combination of Waffleflower stamps and Lawn Fawn stamps for the sentiments.  The cute ball players are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

The pivot pop up card mechanism die is from Lawn Fawn.

 

The cloud is the smaller of the Memory Box Marshmallow cloud set.  The hill border from Lawn Fawn.

I’ve always loved silhouettes… so fun to be able to cut my own!

A couple more inside shots and then a video of how it works….

These pattern papers are from my stash.  Oldies but perfect for this, from Lasting Impressions for Paper.

 

 

 

Linking up to the SSS Wednesday Moving Parts Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see this Summer card!  It was a shame the boys didn’t get to play this year.  I’ll link up what I used below.

Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Die and…
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Waffle Flower BATTER Clear Stamp and…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Clear…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Matching Die -…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Pivot…
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Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Simple…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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Doodlebug 12×12 Paper Pack; Petite…
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Doodlebug 12×12 Paper Pack; Petite…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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