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poppystamps Birthday Floral Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s warming up a little here in Iowa…paper flowers making us think of Spring for sure!  Although I’m not good at growing flowers and the three hydrangea bushes we planted a few years ago are finnicky about giving me blooms! 

For the card front panel, mini slimline size card, 3 ½ inches x 6 inches, I cut strips of ½ inch white and black and just layered them on using ATG adhesive.

I created the sentiment with Poppystamps Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil and Cut Die set and gold hot foil.

 

For my card today I used a bunch of NEW poppystamps dies!  It was fun to create a kind of wildflower bouquet on a card!

I started with Little Posie Layered Flowers in pink…then Lucky Layered Flowers in the pool color, Little Layered Asters in blue and pink, Layered Pointy Petals in orange and Teardrop Butterflies in blue and white!

The greenery is from the NEW poppystamps Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set.   I used the bouquet stems from the set and cut two in green, put them end to end (I had to trim off some of the long stems),  so easy because where to put the greenery was already decided for me by using the die from the set!

I die cut one other die from the set that cuts four extra stems and I just stuck them in…no rhyme nor reason.

I figured out where I wanted the flowers, took a picture of it with my phone, then glued them all on the card with Tombow Mono Multi glue while looking at my phone picture!

Another card using up scraps!  The fun thing about die cutting!  I guess I used to do the same with punches but it’s hard to use small pieces of cardstock with punches!

Linking to some card challenges…

Papercraft Challenges – anything goes

Thank you for clicking over!  I appreciate your visit!  Celebrate if it’s your birthday! lol 

ttul,

Here’s the products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2560 Little Posie…
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Poppystamps – 2556 Little Layered…
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Poppystamps – 2554 Lucky Layered…
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Poppystamps – 2559 Layered Pointy…
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Poppystamps – 2561 Teardrop…
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Poppystamps – 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up…
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Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil -…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Licorice Twist
[ STR ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix White Tool Caddy Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Stacked Joy and Layered Holly Branch Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  A festive JOY card to share today! If I had to choose a word that is fun to create with this time of year, I would pick the word JOY!  This NEW from poppystamps Stacked Joy die is wonderful! 

I had fun making it grungy this time but I’m thinking it would be great for a clean and simple creation also!

I used Taylored Expressions cardstock, toffee, Cilantro, Poblano Pepper and Cherry Pop. Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock for the Stacked Joy outline.  I kept the gold letters to use with the red outline.

I trimmed the NEW poppystamps Layered Holly Branch down to using the top three and stuck them here and there.  So happy to have this die!  It worked out so well with the NEW Pine Needle Shoots and the berries from the NEW Layered Holly Leaf Trio dies. 

I went with the Mini Slimline size card – 3 ½ x 6.

I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini ink blending tool to brown everything up a little.

The little, trimmer and handcut plaid banner is from the NEW Memory Box Jolly Christmas plaid 6×6 paper pad!  Gorgeous papers! 

I heat embossed a sentiment on the inside from the NEW poppystamps Christmas Sparkle clear stamp set.  I love this set! So many perfect sentiments and this wonderful font!

This card makes me happy and the fact that the inside is done too!  whoop! lol

Email me if you have any questions!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog! 

Here’s the dies, stamps and supplies I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2548 Stacked Joy craft die
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Poppystamps – 2537 Layered Holly…
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Poppystamps – 2535 Pine Needle Shoots…
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Poppystamps – 2536 Layered Holly Leaf…
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Poppystamps – CL511 Christmas Sparkle…
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Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Lawn Fawn · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Wreath Building

Simon Says Stamp October Release!


NEW! NEW! NEW!  Welcome to my blog post today introducing a new stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs Release.

When this stamp came in the mail… I was stunned with the size but loved the bold print of it and challenged with what I would do!

So I put it in the MISTI and started inking with Lawn Fawn Ink Cubes, Lobster and Artichoke.  I tore some scrap paper squares to kinda mask off but finally just ended up wiping off if I got ink where I didn’t want it.  

I LOVE it! ❤

Fortunately I thought to snap a phone picture before I chopped it in half! (sorry it’s blurry, ugh, I only took one)

It’s just everything traditional Christmas to me! lol

I used a wide ruler to try to decide WHERE to cut it in half…finally realized there was no rhyme nor reason to where!

I ended up with two Mini Slimline size cards.

This one I just stamped a sentiment right over the design. Happy Christmas from the SSS Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

The second I tried gold heat embossing directly on the design but it didn’t show up as well as I thought it would.

I heat embossed a piece of vellum and positioned it directly over the direct to card embossed sentiment.

Now I wonder if I shouldn’t have added some gems or something but you know me… I err on the side of clean and simple!

Are you looking forward to Christmas creating or have you already started?  This release has some wonderful things in it!

Tired to catch the gold embossing in the picture a little better.

I had fun making these!

I hope you’ll check out the new release.  Thank you for clicking from my blog…if you click from somewhere else but want me to get credit, be sure to come back to my blog and click again.  I appreciate it so much and thank you from the bottom of my cardmaking loving heart! ❤

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…click on the letters SSS in the grid below…use code ‘cozy’ to get a free die with a $75 order!

Simon Says Cling Stamps PAINTED…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Lawn Fawn CANDY STORE Premium Dye Ink…
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Lawn Fawn SUNDAY BRUNCH Ink Cube Pack…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Lawn Fawn VELLUM 8.5 x 11 Translucent…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Pondering Layered Deer in the Iced Pine Trees Mini Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a Winter Wonderland using NEW poppy dies and the NEW Memory Box Jolly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  The plaids in this pad are gorgeous!

I die cut and laid everything out before I cut the plaid paper.  I decided to go with the Mini Slim size, completed it is 3 ½ x 6 inches.

I used the NEW poppy Proper Merry Christmas die cut in TE Cherry Pop Red cardstock and Hammermill White cardstock.

The NEW poppy Pondering Layered Deer is die cut in TE Toffee cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The scarf is colored with Copic E07 and the antlers with Copic E47.

The NEW Iced Pine Trees are cut in TE Toffee Cardstock also and Hammermill White for the snow. I colored the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I used an older Memory Box die for the snowy hills,  Stitched Curves.

I mounted the sentiment and the deer with the thin mounting tape I like so well.  The hills and trees are taped and glued directly to the plaid and then the cardbase.

I’m linking to some Christmas Challenge blogs…

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Holler if I forgot some info!  I’m sure I often do!  I have some more photos to work on and I need to pick a winner of the Halloween dies!  I didn’t forget, I have it ready to choose, I just need to put the phone holder on the table and tape myself choosing the winner! hehe

I will try to be back tomorrow with another card and the winner!

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Dies and Supplies I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2532 Pondering Layered…
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Poppystamps – 2551 Iced Pine Trees…
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Poppystamps – 2543 Proper Merry…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99842 Stitched Curves…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – PP1019 Christmas Jolly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Big Shot Switch…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Fall · Halloween · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps

poppystamps Cat Collage Card, Whittle Creatures Card and Jack O Lantern Frame Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s Black, Orange and Purple season!  But isn’t this black NEW Cat Collage amazing die cut in Memory Box black glossy cardstock!  I love the thickness of it….I use a piece of copy paper folded in half for a shim when I die cut it.

Memory Box NEW Happy Halloween Posh Script die cut directly in the glossy card front panel then an orange die cut inlaid into it.  Be sure to keep the centers of the letters!

An easy alternative to gluing!  I put scor-tape on the back side, flip it over and inlay the die and letter centers. I use scor-tape a lot!

I had a scrap of brayered cardstock that wasn’t good enough to make the keep pile.  It worked perfectly for die cutting the background for the cat and the windows of the NEW poppystamps Twisted Houses die!

A2 size card.

Next up is a cute, cute card using the NEW poppystamps Whittle Creatures die set.

Aren’t they cute?  oh, I already said that! lol  They’ve got personality!

I die cut in white and copic colored.  So easy because the only little pieces are the faces. I put a little piece of scor-tape on the backs, then insert the little pieces with a pick up tool. Works great!

I decided to go postal!  Memory Box Postage Square Layers for the white layer, Stitched Square Layers for the bluish green layer.  I had to cut the black layer with a paper trimmer.

The broom is from the NEW Whittle Witch die.

Then I needed words!  I landed on this poppystamps Marzipan Greetings clear set.  A bunch of fun sentiments in this set.  Love it!

Mini Slimline size card.

My next card is CAS or QAE!

Mini Slimline size card again using the NEW poppystamps Jack O Lantern Frame die.

I die cut it in TE candycorn cardstock.  Colored with copics, the branches brown and the leaves green, coloring right over the orange cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps Boo Pie Script die in Memory Box black glossy cardstock.  So fun!  A smiling Jack O Lantern just trying to scare you! ha!

I have TWO more Halloween cards to show you tomorrow!  Then….guess what?!  More NEW coming!  Be watching!

Thank you for clicking over and making it through my long post! I kinda got carried away with a three day cardmaking marathon this week. eek! I didn’t mean to scare you! lol 

Below are links to the products I used to make these three cards…click the letter abbreviations in blue to see the product!  Thank you!

Poppystamps – 2496 Cat Collage craft die
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Poppystamps – 2500 Twisted Houses…
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Memory Box – 94585 Happy Halloween…
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Poppystamps – 2498 Whittle Creatures…
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Poppystamps – 2499 Whittle Witch…
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Open Studio dies – Stitched Square…
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Open Studio Postage Square Layers
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2497 Jack O Lantern…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Creole Spice ink pad
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – 3.31 Inch…
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Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
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Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Flowers · Get Well · Gina K Designs · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  I have some cards to post using the NEW for STAMPtember sentiment set called ‘Extra Talkative’.  So many sentiments in the set I ended up with five cards!  This is a big set with dies to match but I didn’t get the dies to use.  You’ll see how beautifully they ink up and stamp!

Here’s my first card…

I made three Mini Slimline cards and two A2 size cards…

What great words of encouragement!  Everyone can use that now and then!  I’m sending this one to myself! lol

Besides the Extra Talkative set I used two new sets from Memory Box.  Leafy Branch Oval and Fanciful Fall Leaves.

 

Next up…

How cute is this ‘Hi.’! So cute!  I cut some strips with a Waffleflower die, stamped four sentiments from the set on each strip with matching ink. ATG to the card…thin mounting tape to mount the HI circle.

Next…

Another CAS card.  Here I used a Gina K Designs die set, Botanical Duo.  I cut it in white and inked it with regular Distress Inks and ink blending brushes.  Scrap paper to protect each part from the other color.

I stamped the sentiment in the MISTI…taped on another one of those strips, I cut too many, tied on the thin Mayarts twine and it was done!

Now for the two A2 size cards…

Brayering Kaleidacolor ink pad colors onto Hammermill Color Copy 100# cardstock.  I love how this cardstock keeps the color vibrant!

The Botanical Duo die in Glossy Black cardstock and two sentiments from the set again.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die for the brayered white panel.

Next…

More encouragement from this card! These sentiments stamped so beautifully.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.  It’s my favorite for stamping black sentiments.  I used the MISTI also.

I added a few black enamel dots on the berries… just enough to make it a little ‘extra’!

Just reading these cards is helping put the smile back on my face today!  Hope it’s an encouragement to you also!

Here’s a special code from SSS for an ‘extra’ to put a smile on your face today too! I’ll list the clickable links to the other products I used at the bottom of this post… Have fun shopping and if you click to another blog but want to shop through my links, just come back and click through one of my links again and it will track to me.  You know I appreciate it and wish I knew who to send thank yous too!

Have a wonderful extended weekend!  We always try to get something done around the house cuz…it’s Labor Day. ha! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…talk to you again soon!

Clickable shopping links to the NEW release and below, what I used on these cards…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies EXTRA…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps EXTRA…
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Poppy Stamps LEAFY BRANCH OVAL Die 2491
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Poppy Stamps FANCIFUL FALL LEAVES Die…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp DETAIL ROUND…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
[ SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower VERTICAL STRIPES Die…
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Memory Box STITCHED CIRCLE LAYERS…
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Gina K Designs BOTANICAL DUO Dies…
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Tim Holtz MEDIUM Distress Brayer…
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Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
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Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK GLITTER…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]