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Memory Box All That Happiness meets poppystamps Woven Basket…

Truth!  and on the inside I used the word ‘hugs’ from the same new Memory Box All That Happiness stamp and die sets.

I’m having fun using the new Memory Box Slim dies too!

I stamped and die cut one of the floral stamps in the set….simple Copic Sketch Marker coloring, the R30’s and YG61 and 63.

I die cut the basket from TE Toffee cardstock then I remembered my new Memory Box cardstock pads and found the perfect green to die cut the berries.  Dies from the new poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

A little white glaze pen on the berries…

Some baby pearls…

Popped up on mounting squares…

White heat embossed sentiment on TE black cardstock…

My granddaughter Attie sent me some pictures of her flowers popping up from the bulbs she planted last year.  It’s so fun to have a 17 year old so excited about growing flowers and food!  Her watermelons were the most amazing things ever last year!  Huge and delicious!  Here’s hoping it’s a bumper crop this year! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a creative weekend if you can!  ❤

Here’s some shopping links to what I used!

Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
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Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Pearl Embellishment Stickers – 3mm
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Easter · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring

Memory Box and poppystamps Slimline Cards…

Hi everyone! A post today showing more new dies from Memory Box and poppystamps!  Memory Box is known for it’s butterflies!

Two new ones… so pretty!   These could be made up so many different ways and here I am doing monochrome! lol 

Sylvan Butterfly is the larger die set and Glade Buttlerfly is the smaller die set.

I chose the new Memory Box Happy Easter Posh Script die for the sentiment at the bottom but there are a few other new sentiment dies that would be beautiful also… Thank you Posh Script, Just a Note Posh Script and Birthday Mail Posh Script.

I did some inlaying with the new poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage die.  I cut in two colors and stuck the pieces back in.  It’s pretty with them left out too.  Just something therapeutic about using the pieces laying there. lol

For both my cards today I used the new Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die set… this is a cool set.  I especially love the smallest two for sentiments!  Trim to length!

My next card is another slimline…

I used the new Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim paper pad!  Almost too pretty to use!  I’m proud to say I used two pieces! lol  It took courage I’m telling ya’! lol

The gingham piece I die cut with the new Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles.  The plaid panel is cut with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers… kinda nice you don’t have to measure!

I LOVE the new Memory Box Wooden Alpha!!!  I used them for SPRING today but I’m thinking masculine next!  So fun!

The light is changing again and always throws me off for taking pictures.  If you want to get a better idea of what the green color is… I stamped ‘happy’ from the new Memory Box  Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set with Altenew Frayed Leaf stamp pad!  I tried several greens and this one was right on as far as matching this gingham paper.

The purple I used for the Wooden Alpha is from the new Memory Box Twilight Purple 6×6 cardstock pad.

What better to put on a SPRING card than flowers and this new Memory Box Gerber Stems die set is perfect for this card!  Sweet blooms that will be beautiful colored too!  Our middle daughter had beautiful Gerbera Daisies for her outdoor, wildflower setting wedding.  Good memories!

Holler if I missed something.  I’m not sure what the standard size, if there is one, is for a slimline card.  These both ended up 8 ⅝ ths long and 3 ⅝ ths wide. I finally wrote down what size to cut the base so I don’t have to keep figuring it out every time!  ❤

Have a creative Friday afternoon!  Thank you for visiting my blog this week!

ttul,

products I used on these cards…

Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Poppystamps – 2452 Slim Leafy Collage…
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Memory Box – 94577 Sylvan Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94544 Happy Easter Posh…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
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Memory Box – 94533 Gerber Stems craft…
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Memory Box – CL5259 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
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Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring

poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set and Spring Bunnies Card…

Hi everyone!  It almost feels like Spring in Iowa today!  43˚!  Next up… happy Easter!

I started out with the NEW poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set with every intention of making an easel card! lol   I glued the back on wrong so all of a sudden I had an A2 basket shape card so I went with it! lol

I used all NEW Memory Box cardstock except for the white card base.  I’ll link up the pads I used below.  I love the colors!

I did add a little Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink with the mini ink blending tool, to the background piece. The basket is inked through the die with Distress ink Gathered Twigs.  I used some other inks to edge the die cut pieces.

It’s so great to get so many fun dies in a set.  I love the grass, foliage and berries in the set.  I used two of the green cardstocks.  The bow comes in the set too!

I used NEW poppystamps Spring Bunnies and Splendid Happy Easter dies also.

On the inside a sentiment from the NEW Memory Box stamp set All the Happiness.

I added white dots and colored the berries white with a white glaze pen.  I love using them.  I do two or three layers.

Holler if you have any questions!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Here’s what I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
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Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
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Poppystamps – 2462 Splendid Happy…
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Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
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Gelly Roll White Glaze Pens – pkg of 2
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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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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Nuvo Deluxe Clear Drying Adhesive;…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring

Memory Box NEW Stained Glass Butterfly, poppystamps NEW Double Diamond Lattice Plate and SSS Birthday Sale!

HEY!  Happy Birthday! Just kidding but it’s nice to have Clean and Simple birthday cards in your stash ready to go! Dies help!

I used the NEW Memory Box Fresh Aqua 6×6 heavyweight cardstock 6×6 paper pad. Gorgeous papers! (My pictures turned out too blue :O)


I die cut the poppystamps Lattice Plate and NEW Double Diamond Lattice Plate from heavyweight white cardstock, glued them together and adhered them to an A2 panel of the new cardstock. Then adhered to an A2 white cardbase.

I love the depth and texture these lattice dies used together bring to the card front without extreme thickness.  This will mail for one postage stamp.

I die cut the NEW Stained Glass Butterfly in heavyweight white cardstock and layered it on a stitched square die cut of the NEW cardstock.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath stamp set on Taylored Expressions black cardstock. Cardstock makes a difference with white powder… this is Lawn Fawn’s white powder over Versamark ink.

A few enamel dots and done.  Sorry about the color, I wish I’d realized that before I edited the pictures. ugh. The card is actually the color of the new Memory Box die envelope.

Here’s a phone picture with the dies…

Have a fun weekend! If you’re up for shopping, here’s the link to Simon Says Stamp’s 19th birthday sale!

Thank you so much for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it! We all need encouragement these days…I am so thankful for my cardmaking followers, friends and papercrafters.

We’re warming up, the sun is shining! YAY!  I need that and some tea! lol

Thank you for stopping by!

Products I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94477 Stained Glass…
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Poppystamps – 2436 Double Diamond…
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Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
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Memory Box – CL5256-D Cherry Blossom…
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Memory Box – CL5256 Cherry Blossom…
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Memory Box STITCHED SQUARE LAYERS…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pads
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Doodlebug Sprinkles, Glitter & Matte too
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All Occasion · cards · Color Pencil · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Spring

Memory Box NEW ‘All the Happiness’ Stamp Set…

Hi everyone! It’s time for a NEW release from Memory Box!  So fun for all that love to color and love beautiful lettering!

Today’s card is using the NEW All the Happiness stamp set with two coordinating dies for the florals in the set.

AND there’s *NINE* NEW Memory Box cardstock paper pads!!!  48 6×6 inch sheets. 4 each of 12 shades. Printed on 110lb. cardstock. 6 x 6 inches. So awesome!

I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink, watercolored with regular Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet and Rustic Wilderness and shaded with Caran ‘dAche dark Carmine and black colored pencils.

Heat embossed the sentiment with black pigment ink and black embossing powder.

For the frame I die cut the Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles largest die, then to make it a frame I used one of the dies from the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Set to cut the center out.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ve been helping grands with Valentines… so fun. I need to make some for them!  I drank tea too late yesterday so I’m propping my eyelids open today. haha  Not responsible for spelling and sentence structure today!

Great sale and products list below…

ttul,

Great SALE on COPICS at Simon Says Stamp!


Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – CL5265-D All the…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps ALL THE…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – Open Studio Die Set -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker VICTORIAN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker November…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker PEACOCK…
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Nuvo Deluxe Clear Drying Adhesive;…
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Caran d’Ache Pablo Colored Pencils…
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Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink Pad…
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Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
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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
[ SSS | TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

 

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Winter

Memory Box Snow Much Fun Birthday Card…

Happy snow day if you live in snow territory like we do! Some years we don’t get much but this year we’re getting enough to keep it pretty and bright!

This is one of the birthday cards I’ve been working on…our boys love playing in the snow!

The bunnies, sentiment and snowballs are from the Memory Box Snow Much Fun stamp and die sets HERE and HERE.


The sled and presents are from the Memory Box Be Jolly stamp and die sets HERE and HERE.

I love that these sets can be used for Christmas and Winter… the candy cane could easy be switched out with the heart for Valentines Day! And there’s a die for all in the set!

I used the Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border die HERE for the snowy tree hill in the background.

Salty Ocean and a little bit of Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks for the background…then a spattering of white acrylic paint.

This card is the fabulous mini slim size that I am really loving!  3 ½ inches x 6 inches.  A few posts back I showed one this size but vertical using the new Memory Box Verdant Leaf Collage die, HERE.

So fun…Be watching!  More new stuff coming!  Thanks for stopping by!

 
Memory Box – CL5224 Snow Much Fun…
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Memory Box – 32224 Snow Much Fun die set
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Memory Box – CL5226 Be Jolly clear…
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Memory Box – 32226 Be Jolly die set
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Memory Box – 99503 Fresh Pine Curved…
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Valentine

Memory Box NEW Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate Valentine…

Good Thursday to you! Another inky Valentine today.

I die cut in Neenah 110# solar white cardstock with the NEW Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  I inked with regular Distress inks and the mini foam ink blending tools.  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.

Then I needed something to do with it!  So I stamped words like conversation hearts from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set.

I added the new Memory Box Sending Love Posh Script die.  I inked up a scrap of white with Picked Raspberry and die cut the top cut from it… the underneath two layers are just white.

The sweet cupid dotting the ‘i’ with a teeny heart is the Memory Box Cupid with Bow die.  There’s also a bow and arrow with the cupid and teeny heart.  It’d be great on ATC’s.

I’ll stop talking and get back to birthday cards!  The sun is shining here…thankful!

ttul,

What I used…

Memory Box – 94550 Slim Pinpoint…
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Memory Box – 94543 Sending Love Posh…
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Memory Box – 94115 Cupid with Bow…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SPUN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WORN…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Interactive · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Thank You · Thinking of You

NEW Memory Box Dies…Sweet Bay Collage and Verdant Leaf Collage…

Hi everyone! Two clean and simple cards to share today and I like them!  YAY!  I made a regular A2 size card with the NEW Sweet Bay Collage die, using it on a fold on the inside, as a pop up!

So pretty with this popular pattern paper from Hobby Lobby!  For the two bluegreen cuts, I die cut, then trimmed at the top and the bottom of the stem, then added/adhered the two leaves that completely cut out.  So pretty with the white contrast!

But then you have to decorate the front! haha  I just used the Rectangle Basics die set and die cut rectangles to fit the sentiment from poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set.  I heat embossed in black detail powder on the bluegreen cardstock from TE.

I should’ve turned it toward the light better to catch the shine of the embossing powder!

My second card, I was inspired by a friend who sent me a card in the new mini slim card size 3 ½ x 6!  The new Verdant Leaf Collage is the perfect size for it!  I have another idea to try with this die but I wanted to go ahead and post because otherwise I just get too many pictures and the post gets too long!

The green turned out kind of blah. ugh. eek!  It’s Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness Oxides, then water and gold spatters.

Sentiments from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set and Friendship Floral Heart stamp set. I black heat embossed the Thank You on vellum.

Before I go, I want to tell you the measurements for the pop up inside piece on the first card.

  • For the first card cut your 8 ½ x 11 piece of white cardstock in half, exactly 5 ½ inches.  Leave one but cut the other one down to 8 inches, so it’s 5 ½ x 8.
  • Die cut the Sweet Bay Collage die centered in the 5 ½ x 8 piece, then score that piece at 4 inches… that will be your mountain fold.
  • Then I scored 1 ⅜ inches from both sides of that center score line and those will be your valley folds.
  • Then all that’s left is to finish everything and glue the longer sides to the inside of your regular A2 size card base with a side fold.

Holler if you have any questions!

Thank you for stopping by!  Make something today!  Copy or try something new! hehe  I have a collection of ideas I want to copy…we need a national copy day so I get some made! lol  ttul!

Products I used for these cards…

Memory Box – 94526 Sweet Bay Collage…
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Memory Box – 94525 Verdant Leaf…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Scor-Pal 12×12 INCH MEASURING AND…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Eucalyptus Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x…
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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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birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

3 Cards from Memory Box… Let It Snow!

Three cards, three pictures of each, three snowflakes or four!  ❤

I’ll start with this Clean and Simple one…still loving this blue green pine needle color!

Just a strip of Memory Box plaid with gold foil lines in it…

poppystamps Shiny Snowflakes again…

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die and Let It Snow sentiment from Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set.

Card size 5 ½ inches square.

Next one is another wreath…wreaths are always in season!

Same Let It Snow sentiment, same snowflakes but I went back to the new Memory Box Bountiful Wreath.  Die cut and inked with a little Distress ink.

Some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink brushed on to shadow the die cut.

This one is 5 ¼ inches square…

The last one is a statement in contrast for sure! 😀

Bold plaid from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 pad…same sentiment…same snowflakes with the addition of Birch Press Design Frosty Flake Layer Die set…I used all three, A, B and C.

The day I was making these it snowed big time, then it didn’t snow the next day but it snowed again yesterday!  It’s nice and bright here! Now that I’m sitting here looking at the pictures, I kinda wish I’d tried black for the top, fine snowflake layer….hehe… next time!

Here it is January 2nd already.  It feels like we had three Saturdays this week!  Anybody else think that too?! lol

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you and happy cardmaking new year too!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
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Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Birch Press Design – 57388 Frosty…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and Pinecone Stackers Warm Wishes…

Hi everyone! Working on staying warm here…I made ‘let it snow’ cards yesterday while looking out the window watching a snowglobe snow!  So pretty! This one I made the day before and left it at ‘warm wishes’! ❤

I made the base for my wreath design with Two Knotted Circle Wreaths die cuts, the largest size.  I die cut them in lightweight cardboard and inked them with Gathered Twigs distress ink and mini ink blending tool.

Then I inked white cardstock with the new Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, I’ve been dying to use this new color and then die cut the Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die 4 times. (2 sprigs in each cut for a total of 8)  Yes, yes, yes, just use green cardstock and it will speed up the process.  I wasn’t hurrying and was just enjoying playing around! hehe

I did ink a gathered twigs circle on a white cardstock panel for the background.  I spattered it with water droplets too.

I die cut and assembled the Pinecone Stackers die in lightweight cardboard also.  After die cutting, keep the pieces in the die and ink blend on the back side like you would a stencil to add the dark areas on the design.  Works awesome!  I love it!

After I glued everything together, I spattered with white acrylic paint.  I had to mask the little piece of red with the sentiment cuz I didn’t want a big splat of white landing on it!

I have three more Winter cards to share, then it’s get busy on NEW Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs!  I’m still in denial that it’s time to move on!   I might have to sneak in Christmas/Winter with Birthday and Valentine for awhile still! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! We got a lot of snow but the sun’s out and keeping me warm!

Here’s what I used to make this card…scroll down to my last post for the SSS SALE!

Memory Box – 94482 Knotted Circle…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
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Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
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Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

I have two cards to share with you after playing around with this folder a couple days.  It’s very pretty!  I will show you the sparkly pics I took with my phone first! 😀

I inked the raised sky side with teal ink on this first one…after embossing I sprayed both cards with Sparkle spray.  Can you say shimmery?!

This one I inked with brown first, then green on the side where the trees are raised.  Pretty cool… it’s tricky keeping the ink off where you don’t want it but what I finally ended up doing was using a white Posca pen over the ink marks, letting it dry before I sprayed it with Sparkle spray and then the vellum heat embossed gold sentiment over the top… disguised and pretty!

Here’s some more pictures…I took too many…lol

Weird how the color changes laying down… same exact location as the standing up pictures!

Truly CAS cards after getting the hang of what you want the result to be.  It just dawned on me that I didn’t make a plain ole white one!  Oh… I will have to do that! Sprayed with Sparkle or Frost spray, it’ll be gorgeous!  YAY!  Easier yet! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I feel like a fish out of water here.  Not keeping up with anything.  My heart is with all my friends out there and know I think about you and I am emailing you in my head and so thankful for you all!  Back to shopping… it’s fun this year…our older grands have ideas so it’s serious shopping and challenging!  More education for grandma and grandpa! lol

ttul!

Here’s some links to what I used to make these two Winter wonderland cards!

Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
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Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
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Tsukineko SPARKLE REFILL Sheer…
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Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
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Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
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Memento GUM DROPS 12 Dew Drop Ink…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Large Vintage Sled Tag and Birch Press Design Pinpoint Snowflake…

Sleds always take me back to my youth and so many nights of going to Fairmont Park for sledding and ice skating.  The city closed off the perfect street for sledding.  So much fun!

This new die is perfect for cards and tags a like.  I used the Christmas Plaid paper pad paper and Christmas Quotes stamps and coordinating dies.

The mistletoe sprigs are from the new Mistletoe Wreath die set.  I cut two, added baby pearls and twine.

I posted a snowflake ornament on Instagram not realizing the die was discontinued.  So I decided to use this new die from Birch Press Design to make the same type… the pinpoint design of this Pinpoint Snowflake die makes it really easy to do… you don’t even have to score the center lines, you just fold right on the dots!  I used six die cuts in white cardstock and ink blended on the edges after it was glued together.

So pretty… I need to get it hung on the tree and see if the light shines through the dots!

Not the best pictures… my camera settings got off and I didn’t realize it. ugh.

and  little video…

I think I’m done getting the Christmas tree up…I want to get the garland on the stairway still…eek!  How are you doing?

Thanks for stopping by!

Shopping links…

Memory Box – 94496 Large Vintage Sled…
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Memory Box – 94489 Mistletoe Wreath…
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Birch Press Design – 57385 Pinpoint…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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