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CAS card and Clearance SALE @ Startlitstudio!

Happy day after Valentines Day to you!  Hope you enjoyed some sunshine like we did here!

Here’s a quick card I made yesterday morning before our area stamp club in the afternoon. Just a phone picture but I decided to go ahead and post it because I really like it! lol  And I’m grateful for my friends here and wanted to share that too! 😀

Then I checked email and saw that Cindy @ Starlitstudio.net has added a lot to her clearance section!  Hurry and check it out!

Here’s some cards with dies that are part of the clearance…

ttul!

p.s. dies used for my CAS card are HERE

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!

Scrapbook.com SALE!


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 · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri Bradford.com.  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

TE Blender Brushes
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TE Blender Brushes Storage Caddy
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Blender Brush Cleaning Tool
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
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Lawn Fawn FINLEY’S ABC’s Lawn Cuts…
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Lawn Fawn QUINN’S CAPITAL ABC’s Lawn…
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Pinkfresh Studio ADORE ALPHA Die Set…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies ALL CAPS NO 01…
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Mama Elephant INLINE LETTERS Creative…
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Journey Serifs Steel Rule Die
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SR-011 Contour Type-Oh! Steel Rule Die
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Memory Box dies – Parker Lower…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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A2 Envelopes
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Birch Press Design > 25 Notecard…
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Birch Press Design > Patterned Paper…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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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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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam Roll 1.6yds
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Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive
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adhesive pick-up square
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