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Simon Says Stamp Release….Send Happiness…3 Cards!

Happy Monday to you!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way!  Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.

I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp.  I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side.  I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.

The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set.  I had to recut it to get it the right size.

 

The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!

The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set.  I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.

My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol  I like it though! lol

I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!

There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.

Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.

A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.

All three cards are A2 size.

Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links!  I appreciate your support so much!

Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…

Send Happiness
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thank You

poppystamps Adriana Wreath Card…

Thank you for clicking over for my post today!  I’ve been flipping though the NEW Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad…so beautiful and look at these colors!

So I pulled out the NEW poppystamps Adriana Wreath die, die cut it three times with a dark blue green cardstock, glued them together and then wiped on some gold watercolor paint with my finger.  Pictures don’t do it justice!  😀

The thank you sentiment is from the Memory Box Wild Rose Stem clear stamp set….I stamped it on a piece of pattern paper from the new pad with Ranger Black Archival Ink and cut it out with the MISTI Cut Align ruler and x-acto knife.

My background pattern paper is die cut with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set and layered onto a TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock A2 cardbase. I staged my photo with some Hobby Lobby A2 envelopes.

This card is growing on me…a color combo I wouldn’t normally gravitate toward!  I hope you like it too! hehe

Thank you for stopping by!  Have fun with your dies and try a different color combo! hehe

Here are the products I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2320 Adriana Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

5 Memory Box Die Cards….

I’ve been working on cards!  This is a long post so keep scrolling!  

I wanted to make something cool with this NEW Leafy Tree die… it looks Summery anyway!  I also used the NEW Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set… I like it a lot!  I die cut the Leafty Tree Frame in TE Peapod cardstock and colored the tree trunk with a dark brown Copic Sketch Marker!  It covers the green really well!

The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps Greeting Basics clear stamp set.  So many good sentiments in this set.  I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.

I love how the leaves can be embossed with this Leafy Tree Frame die and then inked with a little stamp pad ink.  I used TE Peapod ink to match the cardstock. The background is Tumbled Glass Oxide ink brushed on to a Toffee/kraft piece of cardstock…same as the card front. I like the look it gave as compared to using it on white.

 

The next card…same dies… but I cut the Leafy Tree Frame in Brown, then in a scrap of green and trimmed off the frame and trunk parts..

Sentiment from the same poppystamps set…

 

Next I played with the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle…

This card is greener IRL… the pictures turned out more blue… it looks ‘beachy’ here! lol  I think I might have to switch back to east windows for Summer pictures.

I used the NEW Stylish Rectangle Trio die and the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle for this card and inlaid them both in the card panel that I pieced together with three Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstocks, HERE

The happy die was new last year… then some enamel dots and why did this card take me hours! lol   I guess that’s pretty normal around here. lol


Next two cards I used the same Birthday circle die, just cut it out from the frame but one is the NEW pattern paper pad Garden Folly, HERE and the other TE cardstocks.  I used the NEW Scribble Rose Trio and Background die also.

 

I’m not sure about these colors at all!  I debated even showing the card! lol  But here it goes.

I used TE Dijon and Peapod cardstocks and ink pads  I know…interesting! lol  Taylored Expressions has been so good to tell us what Copic markers match their ink pads and cardstock too!  So I colored the die cut with matching Copics!

Oh, I used the NEW Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing folder too!  It’s really pretty made up and inked for accent.

This card I cut a circle from the embossed panel and mounted it to the card base with foam mounting tape.  The Rose Trio die is recessed a little then… I really like how it looks. The word ‘wishes’ is from the  Big and Little Words clear stamp set

I’m gonna stop now before your eyes cross from this crazy variety of cards! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and scrolling forever!  I appreciate it and hope I made you smile!

Now for the products I used to make these cards…some of them anyway!

Memory Box – 94420 Leafy Tree Frame…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94107 Happy Jotted…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94396 Birthday Cursive…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94436 Scribble Rose Trio…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
[ STR | SSS ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool
[ STR ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Summer · Taylored Expressions

Memory Box Birthday Rose Corner Shape Card…

Hi everyone! I’ve been coloring with Distress ink refills and water again.  So fun… I stamped on watercolor paper…MB has watercolor paper now and I keep forgetting to use it!  I have to remember!

I die cut with the coordinating die… then I partial cut into the front of my card base so it’d be a shape card of sorts!

Here’s a look at the inside so you can see.

I stamped the Happy Birthday from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness stamp set.  This happy birthday is part of a larger sentiment but I cut it apart.  just make one cut and so you can fit them back together precisely.

I love how this looks in real life when you open it.

I used Peeled Paint and a teeny bit of Pine Needles,  Milled Lavender and a teeny bit of Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet is the pink,  Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for the roses and berries.

I spattered with gold paint. The cardstock is Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne… I’ll link it up below.

An A7 size card that’s light and flat and will mail for one stamp!  YAY!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy stamp shopping… so many NEW good ones to color!  Beautiful dies, embossing folders, washi tape and pattern paper too!  oh my!  hehe

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5251-D Birthday Rose…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5251 Birthday Rose…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Memory Box Magnolia Wreath and Magnolia Double Arch

Hi everyone! I used two NEW dies on my card today, the Magnolia Wreath and the Magnolia Double Arch dies.

It’s super simple but that color combo that I love so much! I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it! lol

I stamped the Hello from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set. Lots of really nice sentiments and messages for the inside too! I will stamp one of them on the inside. I’m really bad about not finishing the inside until I’m ready to send. ugh

Taylored Expressions cardstock… I die cut each die one time but cut the flowers from the Wreath set multiple times. The A2 cardbase is Toffee, the green is Granny Smith and the blue is Confetti Cake.

I used some black nuvo drops for the flower centers. I like it and hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week making cards…looks like a busy week here. I need to make a boy birthday card…a grandson turning six today! They grow up so fast! 😀 ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

 
Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94421 Magnolia Double…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94419 Magnolia Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | BLIC ]
 

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Peony Garden Wreath Card…

Hi everyone!  I have a new Memory Box stamp and die set card to share today… just because.  Isn’t that a pretty script?  It’s hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend.  It looks like it’ll warm up here but still cloudy.  We’re getting anxious for some sunshine!  I guess the sunshine today is this bright Picked Raspberry Distress Ink color that I painted with!

I stamped the new wreath on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder. I die cut with the coordinating die, then I watercolored with regular Distress Ink pad refills.  I just put a drop of the refill on my craft mat and pick it up with a wet paintbrush.  I did put water on the paper first so it was wet on wet.

I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled paint, Peacock Feathers and a little bit of Mowed Lawn ink refills for coloring the wreath.

I die cut white cardstock twice and used that to layer the wreath for a little depth instead of foam mounting tape.

I used Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake cardstock for the background square adhered to a white top fold cardbase. My card is 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have some peonies in your life.  I’m glad I had these to color!

Here’s what I used…

Sale code for SSS this weekend… CRFT898 for 15% off!

Memory Box – CL5257-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]