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NEW Memory Box Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral, Plumed Gypsy Butterfly and Curlicue Plate Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s time for a new release from the Memory Box companies!  The usual beautiful products to work with!

I have two cards to share with you using the NEW Curlicue Plate!  I love it!  So whimsical and fun!  Keep going for my second card using it.

I wanted to use some other NEW dies too… so I made up the New Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral in a couple colors but went with pink from the Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 cardstock pad… it’s February, all things Red!

The NEW Wayfarer Leaves die cut in three colors of green from the Memory Box  Lush Green cardstock 6×6 pad.

The NEW Hugs Tender Script die cut in white and then in Memory Box Glossy Black cardstock.  I love this glossy black.  I’ve about used up my pack!  Not quite an emergency yet. lol  What a pretty font though!  Isn’t it gorgeous?!

I should’ve told my camera to focus on the hugs instead of the flower here.  I am an amateur… worse than an amateur! lol

I die cut the Curlicue Plate in white cardstock, the green panel underneath with the NEW A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set (same Lush Green cardstock pad)  and the oval from vellum using the Memory Box Studio Oval Layers die set.

The pretty rosebuds are from the Birch Press Design Morning Rose and Triple Buds Contour Layers dies released earlier this year.

My next card came about because I had an almost perfect Curlicue Plate die cut!  It’s so hard to throw those away!  So I thought about it and decided to try cutting away the parts that didn’t cut completely the first time.  This plate needs a shim… so I use a piece of copy paper folded in half on top of my cutting plate to run it through… blades up as I always say! (I never use that metal shim)

I thought this turned out fun!  You know me and kraft!  White, pool and whimsy! Oh and staples!

A beautiful NEW butterfly for all the butterfly lovers out there!  Plumed Gypsy Butterfly!

***notice how I used the curlicue from the part I cut off behind the butterfly!  clever… hehe

Hello Rush Script is a NEW sentiment die… love it in that glossy black again…

A new set of nesting dies!  Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers.  I can see this one working for banners too!

I think I remembered everything!  Send me an email or comment if you have any questions!  I don’t mind at all!

I used the Tim Holtz mini stapler to hold the Curlicue cut down but glued in the few pieces of pool color.

Linking to…

Just Us Girls Challenge – moodboard

CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge #505 Sketch

The Flower Challenge #77 Use your latest  stamps or dies, must be floral

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you’re getting some creating time in.  Won’t be long til hearts turn to real flowers and grass grows!

Have a good rest of the week!

Here’s the products I used to make these cards…

94698 Curlicue Plate craft die
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Memory Box – 94713 Gentle Rose…
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Memory Box – 94712 Wayfarer Leaves…
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Memory Box – 94669 Hugs Tender Script…
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Memory Box – 94672 A2 Rectangle…
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Birch Press Design – 57493 Morning…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – 94708 Plumed Gypsy…
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Memory Box – 94468 Hello Rush Script…
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Memory Box – 94646 Curved Cap…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
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SCS-151 Spellbinders VELLUM SHEETS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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poppystamps and Memory Box Flower Field Card…

Hi everyone!  Thinking ahead a little for some Mother’s Day inspiration.  I had fun ink blending a piece of bristol card and die cutting it with poppystamps Flower Field and Potpourri Flower dies!

I ink blended with Saltwater Taffy, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink pads and TE Ink Blending Brushes.

The light really catches the gems and sparkles so beautifully!

I used the NEW poppystamps Flower Field Frame die to emboss a design on a white cardstock panel.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps Flower Field Tall Curve Border die from the ink blended card two times and three of the flowers from the NEW Potpourri Flower Set from the leftover scraps of the ink blended card.

I die cut MOM from the Memory Box Wooden Alpha die set.

I trimmed the white panel down and layered it with thin mounting tape to a white A2 cardbase.

I adhered all the die cuts with Tombow mono multi glue and added a white heat embossed sentiment from poppystamps Contempo Greetings stamp set with mounting tape.

Memory Box Fairy Jewels in Pastel added for the flower centers.  I love how it turned out!

Thank you for stopping by! May is coming for us in the midwest and there won’t be a shortage of flowers!


Here’s shopping links for what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2522 Flower Field Tall…
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Poppystamps – 2519 Flower Field Frame…
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Poppystamps – 2512 Potpourri Flower…
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Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
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Birch Press Design – 8160 Contempo…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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poppystamps Rose Stem Collage card…

Hi everyone!  This is the only kind of flowers I have growing here! lol  I’ll have some hanging pots in a couple weeks though!

I love how this card turned out.  I’m don’t feel like I’m very good with color schemes but I’m drawn to this coral/pink color this year.

It’s just charming!  I didn’t put a sentiment yet because I loved it plain first of all but I think it’d be a lovely Mother’s Day or any occasion really.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers,  R20, 21 and 22 for the pink/coral color, G40, 43 and 46 for the green.

I added some Doodlebug Limeade Pearls…classy little things. hehe  Shoot me now!  These pearls aren’t in the stores anymore!  So, I would tell you to color your white baby pearls with Copic markers or better yet, color them with alcohol ink.

The frame is the between part of the poppystamps Double Stitch Rectangle Frames…don’t throw that part away!

Holler if you have any questions…this is an A2 size top folding card.

Linking to some challenges…

Die Cut Divas – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

CAS Colors and Sketches – sketch

Less is More – bring something back (I’m bringing back the fabulous Fresh Foliage die)

Addicted to Stamps and More! – CAS

HLS April Anything Goes with Dies 

Thanks for stopping by!  It’s a gorgeous day here! Hope it’s a beautiful day for you too!  yay!

Shopping links for what I used on this card…

Poppystamps – 2008 Rose Stem Collage…
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Poppystamps – 2009 Berry Sprig craft die
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Memory Box Die – Fresh Foliage
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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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3 mm pearls
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5 mm pearls
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Coloring Card Set and Crochet Basket for Mother’s Day Gift…

Look at this adorable little basket!  I wanted to give my mother in law a Coloring Card Kit for Mother’s Day so I stamped a bunch of cards and ordered the Zig Brushables Markers from Hobby Lobby.  I love these brush markers…BOTH ends are brush tips!  One end is one color and the other end is another color!  So in the pack of 12 you get 24 colors!  Pretty colors too!  Win!

Oops…took a few pictures before we took this over to her house but I didn’t realize I was focusing on the bow in all of them. lol  Oh well, I think you can see the markers ok.

The little tag is from Papertrey Ink and I tied on a roll of Doodlebug Washi tape.

Here’s the cards I stamped for the kit…two of each one. Penny Black, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp images.

I die cut the felt flowers with Memory Box dies out of Taylored Expressions Felt. I used dies from 3 flower sets, Plush Gardenia, Plush Ranunculus and Plus Moda Petals. They all have holes in the center so it was easy to put the centers through the layers.

One of our daughters crocheted the basket for me following this tutorial online HERE… so cute!

I hope you all had a lovely day/weekend! Thanks for clicking over to see what I’ve been up to!

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Mother's Day · Printworks · rubber stamps · Spring · Techniques · Watercolor

Printworks – Happy Mother’s Day…




A beautiful weekend to celebrate Mothers!  Wishing you all a wonderful day!  I used a NEW stamp from Printworks collection Fabulous Day 2015 release called Birthday Bouquet.

I love it colored up with Distress Marker watercoloring.  So easy… I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on Canson Cold Press watercolor paper then just add a line of marker and move the color with a wet paint brush, let it dry and add as many colors and layers as you like! I used Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers markers.




I did cut the watercolor paper with a NEW die set from Memory Box Pinpoint Scalloped Circles.

I stamped Happy Mother’s Day with Versamark ink on Black card-stock and embossed it with Fine White embossing powder.




On the inside I stamped A Family Blossoms with Versamark ink and embossed it with fine White embossing powder on black card-stock also.

Linking up to the Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge – use dies or punches


I love how it turned out! Click HERE to see Annette’s card…she’s the artist and owner of Printworks… It’s gorgeous!  😀

*** use the code Pam’s blog, in the comment section, for 5% off your Printworks order ***


Just for fun…if you get a chance to shop today…great sale on Washi tape and the Spring Copic Sale at SSS! I’m lovin’ my little stash of washi tape these days.  😀





All the best to you all! So thankful God made Mothers!


Supplies I used on my card…

Birthday · cards · Mother's Day · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Spring · Watercolor

it’s a 3 card kind of day!


I was inspired to use some alphabet dies when I saw a card on Papertrey ink’s blog!   I used some Crate paper from a 6×6 pad,  a couple old Hero Arts sentiments, an EK Success border punch and an even older diamond punch to make the banner for a ‘scrappy looking kind of card’!


It’s a birthday card challenge for you!  Use some ‘old and older’ stuff! lol  Oh, and my tiny attacher was working that day, so I have a staple! yea! lol  The background numbers stamp is one of those wheel stamps.  I unmount them and use them as a flat stamp… multiple stamping to get the all over background, using the stamp a ma jig for placement.

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Pink is harder than red to capture in a photograph!  eek!  oh well,  Here’s a cute card for the scooter rider of the family!  Lots of fun stamps from Printworks Collection here… the fishtail banner pulls out and says….


Howie’s Ride J4300, Toy Racer C4295,  Rough Rider B4290, Who Says? F4304, E4298 1..2..3..,  Eat Cake A4299,   On Your Mark D4123

Printworks has ‘thee’ best Birthday sentiments!!!  This is a non-opening card, for lack of a better way to put it at the moment!  : ) I didn’t tape the right side down so the fishtail banner could pull in and out. The stitching across the top is a Fiskars border punch.  I used banner dies for the words and a circle punch.


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More fun stamps from Printworks Collection for Spring! I love this primitive wheelbarrow and it is fun to color and goes so well with all of Annette’s images and sentiments!  I attempted watercoloring again on the scooter card and this one, with Caran d’Ache watercolor crayons on cold press watercolor paper.  Perfect Layers Tools for matting the image… link in the sidebar.

the inside sentiments…


and a side view…


Bloomin’ D4244,  Wheel Barrow F4246, Spring Flowers F4259, Your Love is…D4278, I’ll Never Be Too Old C4271, Happy Mother’s Day D4281

Thanks for stopping by and scrolling through!  Happy stamping and creating to you!

P.S.  Memory Box dies back in stock at BlueMoon Scrapbooking HERE!  Awesome service and free shipping @ $50.

PP.SS. More added to my ‘for sale’ page… click on the tab under the header that says ‘for sale’