As I started thinking about making up this snowman, I knew I wanted to use plaid! Snowmen always melt my heart. ❤
I started with the new Memory Box Charming Snowman Collage and die cut it three times in white cardstock. I colored the top snowman layer with Copic Sketch markers and added a little white gel pen. I glued the three snowman outlines together and inlaid them back into just one of the panels that I die cut with Memory Box Rectangle Basics set. His nose is three layers of the carrot cut. The eyes are colored in with a black glaze pen.
I hope the picture explains it better than I did with words! 😀
I die cut the Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs from TE cardstock for the bottom left corner.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from poppystamps Christmas Quotes stamp set and coordinating die.
The plaid and dot papers are from Memory Box. I’ll link everything below. Holler if I forgot anything!
How is your Christmas card creating coming a long? hehe Hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone! I have a card to share today using some of the new dies from the newest Memory Box release. I tried to achieve a tunnel card look but thinner! hehe I kinda succeeded.
Next time I think I need to add another ¼ inch crease on each side though. Here’s a picture of the fold I used.
This piece is 5 ¾ inches wide, 5 ½ inches tall. Next time I make it, I’m going to make it 6 ¼ inches wide. This 5 ¾ in. piece has 3 ¼ in. scores, then it’s 4¼ in. then 3 more ¼ in. scores.
For 6 ¼ inches wide, you would have 4 ¼ inch scores, then 4¼ in. and 4 more ¼ in. scores. I hope this makes sense…I will keep you posted it how it works!
Here’s what the ends look like. A2 size.
I glued the panels to the folds and the top Pine Tree Collage die cut glues on top of the last ¼ in. fold on both sides.
I used the snowmen from the Snowmen and cloud from the Snowmen Snowglobe die.
Aren’t the cute! I used Sakura Black and White glaze pens to embellish them and the green, red and brown are Copic markers.
The blue background is Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink that I brushed on with TE blending brushes. Spattered with water, white and black acrylic inks
Season’s Greetings message is from the new Christmas Greetings stamp set. So many neat sentiments and varying sizes too in this set.
That’s it for today…thank you all so much for your cards and emails and comments. I had no idea how much family and friends carry you when you’re suffering. I appreciate it. Makes me teary talking about it and I know if you were here you’d cry with me! ❤
Hi everyone! Whew, I’m slow editing pictures and getting a post written! I had these two cards made before Breanna passed away. Thank you all so much for your kind comments, cards and emails. Your expressions of sympathy and prayers mean so much! I had no idea and I wish I still had no idea! It still doesn’t feel real or believable. The sorrow comes in waves and at times it feels like my heart is being squeezed. All I know to do is carry on…love harder, appreciate more and be thankful to God for the time we do have together!
I had fun using this new poppystamps Stained Glass Poinsettia die two ways. This card is the die cut four times. One time I made sure the pieces stayed intact and colored the flower petals and rays with Copic Sketch Markers. Then I glued the other three frames on top and filled them with Ranger Glossy Accents. Very fun! My fingers got a little tired of squeezing the little bottle. I couldn’t find my big bottle. lol
I stamped a background panel with one of the stamps from the new poppystamps Joyous Christmas Wishes sentiment set. I really ❤ this set.
Then the JOY oval is from the new Memory Box stamp set and die set Spirit of Christmas. Another fabulous set for images to color and sentiments!
Both cards are A2 size.
This one I used the new Holiday Glitter 6×6 cardstock pad and the new Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.
I die cut the new Stained Glass Pinsettia die in metallic gold cardstock, covered the back with scor-tape, then pieced in the petals and rays that I cut in the glitter pad cardstocks.
Memory Box Merry Christmas Noted Script die for the sentiment on this one. I die cut it twice and glued together. I didn’t want it to be too thick.
I die cut the poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames in metallic gold to frame the front.
I have a package of these gold ‘things’, like 3 sizes in the pack. I used one for the center of the poinsettia. I think either of the gold cardstocks would work too. I almost left it red!
That’s it for me today… let me know if you have any questions. My brain feels cobweb – y!
I have felt your ❤ felt prayers and appreciate it so much!
Hi everyone! I feel a little chill in the air today…Christmas is coming! eek! Another card for my stash using Memory Box NEW products. It’s fun to stamp and color more this year. I love dies but I used to love coloring…coloring is some what of a discipline for me…I kinda want to do a little, then get up and do something else! lol
The main images are from the New Spirit of Christmas stamp set and coordinating die set. My card last week is the poinsettia is from the same set.
I colored with Copics on X-press it copic coloring cardstock. I started the cardinal with R17, then brought in R46 and the darkest R89. The beak is Y35 and 38. The holly is G12, 14, 16, 17 and 19. The berries are R27 and E07.
The pattern paper is from Memory Box new Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad.
I decided to use Taylored Expressions Earl Grey as my neutral color instead of Toffee that I use so much.
I stamped the A2 cardbase with the big Merry Christmas stamp from the NEW Joyous Christmas Wishes stamp set. It’s full of beautiful sentiments for the season! ❤ It’s not perfect… I should’ve practiced first! Tape it down so it doesn’t flip up while you’re stamping! lol
Hi everyone! Here it is a beautiful day in October and I’m inside typing up a blog post! My priorities. lol
I have stamps that need used though, so it’s so easy to keep busy and forget to get a supper plan! oops!
Today I’m using two stamps from the new Spirit of Christmas stamp set and coordinating die set. The Poinsettia and the sentiment.
I stamped the poinsettia, leaves and berries (from the Holiday Greenery stamp set) in Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-press it cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I die cut the poinsettia and cut the leaves and berries by hand, then I colored them. I used the R24 and 27, YG93 and 95, T7 for the shadow.
I cut a x-press cardstock white panel 4 x 5 ¼ inches and stamped some branches from the Winter Greenery stamp set in Olive ink.
I stamped the sentiment from the Spirit of Christmas set in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink. I love this set… the perfect sentiment for the inside is in the set also. “Wishing you a Merry Christmas”. I like how the Copic x-press it cardstock takes the stamp pad ink.
I made an A2 card base from Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock. Taped on the white panel and mounted the leaves and berries and poinsettia with foam mounting tape.
That’s it… fun to color! Holler if you have any questions!
Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set. It just made me think of bittersweet!
I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers. I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.
I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!
I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area. I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.
It feels like Fall!
Thanks for clicking over to my blog today! We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too. WOW! They grow up fast! ❤ I will try to share the cards here too!