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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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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Interactive · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

Memory Box Ocean Collage Interactive Mini Slimline Shadowbox Card…

Hi everyone!  “water you up to?”  A very wet week and now for some sunshine and a water card! YAY!

I had to show you the inside first… I love how it turned out! lol

The front…

It’s like a book style, shadow box, interactive, slim line size, dimensional card!  3 ½ x 6 inches but it’s really a box that you’ll see in my little short video below.  I wish I knew how to keep the resolution so the quality was still here when I upload.  There must be some trick! I’m not ambitious enough to take the time to learn.  I’d rather make cards! You can smash it to mail it… It’ll probably need the 2 oz postage stamp.

I used a bunch of the new dies from Memory Box,  Distress Oxide Ink pads for all the coloring and Taylored Expressions ink blender brushes.  So fun… I like coloring dies this way.  I hope you can see that I added some white pigment ink/Sugar Cube from Taylored Expressions,  down the centers of the front background piece and the inside background piece… like there’s some light glowing in.

I spattered with water.  After it dried I spattered with some white watercolor paint.

I forgot to add some of the new Memory Box Fairy Drop Clear Domed adhesive embellishments!  They would’ve been a really cool!  Check them out HERE!

I got carried away with pictures… I cut out two though! lol

To make this, I added 1 ½  inch to my card base measurement, then scored so I would have  ½ inch for the spine and the ½ inch piece to glue my top panel to and a ½ inch for the side.  You can kinda see the white in the picture above…bottom right corner.  I did have to trim out some of it so the white didn’t show behind the bubbles and curves.  If you made this A2 size, you probably wouldn’t need to do that.

The two inside pieces I made/cut a scant 3 ½ in plus an ⅛ in for both sides so be sure to add a ¼ in to whatever size you make your card.

The top panel is only scored on the left side to glue to the spine.  The right side glues to the top ½ inch of the cardbase.

Sorry, I’m one of those wing it card makers that can figure out stuff as I go.  Hope you can figure it out too!

Linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge… Use Dies and/or Punches

Thanks for stopping by today! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
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Memory Box – 94570 School of Fish…
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Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
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Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
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Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
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Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
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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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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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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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TE Premium Ink – Mini Ink Pads
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Simon Says Stamp

Guesting at AAA Cards Challenge…

Hi everyone! It’s my privilege to play along with the AAACards Challenge blog today!  We would love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to know…

I do enjoy making CAS cards and I’m always inspired by challenges!

I just woke up the other morning thinking about my speech bubble stamps and dies, so I got them out and started.  This was first out of my brain and I liked it and even though I thought I’d try another I didn’t.  I always think I’ll do more than I do! ha

Here’s a picture of the card I made and entered into one of the AAA challenges and won with my card for this new challenge.  Click ‘home’ and scroll down a few posts and you’ll find the thank you card.

I’m thinking this CONGRATS card is especially fitting for this time of year and could be switched up easily for many occasions.  Blue for a baby boy sentiment, pink for a baby girl, it doesn’t have to be just graduations! But you could use the school color!

I really like it and I hope you’ll take up the challenge!  Once you get started making CAS cards it’s so fun! 😀

I took a close up picture of this cute washi tape that I’m gonna use to close the envelope… perfect! ❤

This is the mini slimline size card…3 ½  x 6 inches.

Thanks for stopping by today and I apologize for accidentally hitting the publish button earlier which ended up in you receiving an email too early!  ugh!  I had made a change and normally it would say ‘update’ but because I’d already saved this post as a ‘draft’ it says publish instead of update!  OH GOOD GRIEF! (Charlie Brown)   Yes, blogging is a challenge too! lol

Have a good rest of the week and try making a CAS card and linking it up!

What I used to make this card…

My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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Mini Slim Envelopes
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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All Occasion · cards · copics · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows and MFT Spring Gnomes Card…

Truth – You’re a friend like gnome other!  Cardmakers just click!

I’m using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows die today from the latest release, ‘All The Feels’….very fun to create three little scenes with the NEW My Favorite Things Spring Gnomes Stamp and die sets too!

I die cut the Windows die and backed it with Memory Box NEW Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  Such gorgeous papers!

The gnome, flowers and grass are die cut in Copic coloring cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Accented with a white Sakura gel pen.

I stamped the sentiments with the Misti stamping tool. On the inside I stamped the ‘I carrot about you so much’ sentiment and added a carrot. ❤

Hope it makes you smile and think Spring!

In case you’re up for shopping…here’s the latest dealz from SSS…never know what you might find!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES…
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My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES Dies…
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Memory Box MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE WHITE…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Copic Marker
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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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