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Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
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Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Gingham Red 3/8″
[ RSN ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Oxide Inks · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Summer

Time for a NEW release from Simon Says Stamp…. Dream Big!

Hi everyone!  Bringing you everything ‘dreamy’ with this release in Summery July!  Check it all out HERE

I received the Tropical Leaf Bunch die to play with.  It’s from Simon Says Stamp but designed by Memory Box!  I love it when I get the designs by MB!

You deserve a break but I don’t mean at Mc Donalds! lol   I’m not a beach person but I’ve probably not been at the right beach to appreciate it! 

Here I kept it very CAS (clean and simple). 

I die cut a rectangle out of copy paper so I could ink blend an area centerish on the front of my A2 size cardbase.

I blended oxide inks with my blue and brown brushes without putting on more ink because I wanted it very light.

Then I did some splattering with Prize Ribbon and Ground Espresso Distress inks and then a little white acrylic after the ink splatters were dry.

I die cut three of the Tropical Leaf Bunch, glued them together and then directly to the cardbase.

The beach chair is from last months SSS release.  I stamped it and fussy cut it by hand, colored it with Copics and glued it directly to the cardbase. Details about this set in my post HERE

Then I stamped the sentiment from the beach stamp set and added Memory Box Fairy Jewels from the Pastel set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope you enjoy the new release and here’s the 

code for $5 off through 8/15…  5BUCKS

Have a great weekend!  Do any of you have an ebike?  We’re going to go looking at them this afternoon.

ttul,

p.s. links to the new products are in bold and the SSS picture in my post!  Thank you for looking/shopping through my links!  I appreciate it!

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Oxide Inks · Spellbinders dies · Summer · Thinking of You

Winter Garden Release in a Summer Way Card…

Hi everyone!  How fun is this NEW die set called Letterbox from Spellbinders Winter Garden Release!  I made it up in a Winter Scene card too but I think I’ll post it separately because I have so many pictures of this one.

I die cut everything and put them together before I adhered them to a Distress Oxide ink blended A2 size cardbase. I used Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass with a torn piece of copy paper to separate the sky and grass.

I used a NEW die set called Winter Evergreen Foliage behind the Be Bold flowers.

I love these sweet blooms with the mailbox!

The die cut sentiment is from the NEW Mix and Match Holiday Greetings Die set.  I die cut it twice in white cardstock, glued them together and glued them directly to the card.

I used woodgrain cardstock for the post and a matte silver metallic cardstock for the box.

I hope you like this as much as I do!  I’m anxious to show you the Winter version too!  ❤

Linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own backgound

Thank you for clicking over and holler if you have any questions!

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

Sale info below!

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
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Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
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S5-502 Spellbinders BE BOLD BLOOMS…
[ SSS | SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Parcel and Post…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
[ STR ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock MATTE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

Christmas in July Sale at Scrapbook.com!  Ends July 24th… check it out!

 

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Sending You Some Vitamin Sea!

Hi everyone! Check out the latest release from Memory Box, ‘June Island Vacation’!  I had fun playing with these products!

I embossed the fish with the NEW Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder, then I used the NEW coordinating Ocean Fish stencil set to color the fish!  It worked great!

I have no idea what colors these fish should be! lol  I used my mug of dye ink blender brushes!  I didn’t add any ink, I just used the ink that was in the brushes and used the green, blue and bluegreen brushes over yellow.  Orange and red together on the other!

The Ocean Fish Folder comes with matching dies, so I die cut the fish after coloring.

For the background piece, I used the Memory Box Underwater 3d embossing folder on white cardstock, then used my Distress Oxide blender brushes to add color.  Again, just the color that was in the brushes.  I guess I was too lazy to get out the ink pads!  Funny girl yesterday! lol

I used mounting tape to mount the fish to the background piece and added some clear Fairy Drops.

The sentiment is heat embossed from the Deep Blue Ocean clear stamp set released last year.  Awesome sentiments and images in this set.  Dies to match too!

I saw Memory Box Dave’s card on the Memory Box website using the Kelp Collage die, also from last year so I used it too!

The last thing I did was add some clear glitter pen to the fish.  I love how it makes it look like shimmery fish!

This will be a fun card to send to someone feeling under the weather.  I love vitamin C anyway… it’s a staple around this house! lol

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Blending In

Double D Challenges – Creatures In/Under the Sea

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card and it made you smile.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box OCEAN FISH 3D Embossing…
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box – 88623 Ocean Fish Stencil
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Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1012 Underwater 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
Gina K Designs SET OF 10 BLENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
[ SSS ]
Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps

poppystamps Perfect Posies Bouquet Card…

Hi everyone! Another floral card to share today.  I need to glue pink paper flowers to my three hydrangea bushes!  No flowers on them yet!

I die cut the poppystamps NEW Perfect Posies Bouquet die two times in white.  I inked up one in green distress oxide colors using an ink blending brush and the other I trimmed off some of the flowers to ink up in pink distress oxide colors.

There are a few blooms on this Posies die that match up with the blooms in the NEW poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set, so I used the two smaller sizes of those for pink blooms.

I cut an A2 size panel of white cardstock, die cut it with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate, then embossed it with the Memory Box Blooming Sweet Pea 3D Embossing Folder.  The dots make it look like a bee has been buzzing around! lol

I used a white Posca pen to color the little green blooms white on the green Perfect Posies Bouquet die cut.

Memory Box has come out with a lot of Foil and Cut die sets this time.  This is a new to me technique but I’m getting the hang of it.  I really like how pretty and elegant they make a card sentiment.

For this card I used the NEW poppystamps Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut die set.  Gold foil on white cardstock.  I love having a die to just cut one sentiment.  I’m not one to make a bunch of stuff ahead.  I just make as I go along to go with what I’m making.  It’d be fun to do a survey and find out how many make a bunch of elements and then sit down and make cards.  I wish I could.  It overwhelms me to have too much to choose from.  Interesting… I bet there’d be a lot of creative ways to go about making cards!

There’s a NEW Memory Box Intricate Mini Butterflies die so I had to add one to my card.  I die cut it in white and inked it with Squeezed Lemon Distress Oxide ink.

I added some Fairy Drops and it was done.  YAY!  It’s kinda vintagey looking in a modern way!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Hope you’re getting some Summer things done…eek!  It’s time I did! lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card

Poppystamps – 2514 Perfect Posies…
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Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
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Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
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Memory Box – 94641 Intricate Mini…
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Memory Box – 94381 Pinpoint Leaf…
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Memory Box – EF1020 Blooming Sweet…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CLD101 Clear Fairy Drops
[ STR ]
POSCA 3M Fine Bullet Tip Pen – White
[ STR ]

All Occasion · cards · copics · Oxide Inks · Simon Says Stamp · Summer

Simon Says Stamp Let’s Chill Release…

Welcome to my blog today…feel the sand between your toes!  Some of you can I bet!  I’m feeling the chill but it’s in the house! lol

I have the opportunity today to post for Simon Says Stamp Let’s Chill Release using the new ‘Let’s Get Away’ clear stamp set. Lots of great stuff in this release!  It’s always fun to make Summer scenes so I stamped them up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers.

Then I made my background by stamping the wave lines stamp with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink, ink blending it above the waves and painting it in between the waves of the stamped image.  I smeared some of the splatters so I had to go in with a damp paint brush to fix them. ugh.

I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink pads and ink blending brushes for the beach below the waves.

I made the drink into lemonade, personalized to me!

Fun stamp set with several fun sentiments!

Take a look at the rest of the release HERE and thanks again for stopping by!  I appreciate it and hope it helps you stay cool!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

The code for $5 off is 5BUCKS good through 8/15!

Simon Says Stamps and Dies LET’S GET…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LET’S GET…
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Simon Says Stamp LET’S GET AWAY Wafer…
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Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box PASTEL Fairy Jewels jwl002 **
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 0.25 INCH 3D 308…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Thinking of You · Watercolor · Zigs

Birch Press Design Prime Peony Duo Contour Layers Card…

Hi everyone!  This week has zoomed by me! But it’s Peony time of year and a perfect time to showcase this beautiful new die from Birch Press Design.

I watercolored these blooms with the newest set of Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens Set A. Die Cut with Strathmore watercolor Brown pad.

Then I added a frame from the poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames die set.

I ink blended an A2 size panel of Strathmore Best Mixed Media cardstock (the brown pad).  Wow it blends nice.  I used Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide for the first time! and Peacock Feathers. I still use the mini round ink blending foams a lot and that’s what I used here.

Hugs is a new hot foil plate and die set from Birch Press Design also.  Hugs Sugar Script is the name of it.

I used silver hot foil and Bazzill Card Shoppe Robin’s Egg for Hugs.

I glued everything flat except for hugs.  It has thin mounting tape on the ends. Starlitstudio has it in stock!  I’ll link below!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it and hope you have a lovely weekend.  The weather has been amazing here this week! YAY!

Here’s links to what I used on this card…thank you for shopping through my links!

Birch Press Design – 57504 Prime…
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Birch Press Design – BPF513 Hugs…
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Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Strathmore MIXED MEDIA VELLUM SURFACE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor…
[ BLIC | SBC ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · LOVE · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Thinking of You

Birch Press Design Adornment Peony Card…

Hi friends and papercrafters!  A CAS card to share with you today.

Inlaid die cutting with Birch Press Design’s New Adornment Peony die. I die cut the flower in white and ink blended Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink on the flower petals and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Oxide inks on the leaves with Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. This is an awesome set…the solid dies for backing the die piecing parts is in included!

I die cut the top panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the poppystamps  Diamond Sentiments clear stamp set with Peacock Feathers Oxide ink in the MISTI.

I added a scatter of several Memory Box Clear Fairy Drops.

It’s lighter, pinker than my pictures show. ugh.  I tried. lol

It’s unusually warm here so far today…55˚ but suppose to go down to 12˚ before the day is over!  eek!  Guess I’ll stay in and keep working.

NEW Dies/cards on the horizon!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57480 Adornment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB498 Diamond…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps DIAMOND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]

cards · CAS · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Simon Says Stamp · Stencils · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Snowflake Window Stencil Card…

NEW Release from Simon Says Stamp! I received the NEW Snowflake Stencil and made a clean and simple mini slimline card. This one turned out to be 3 ¼ in x 6 ⅜ in. 

I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray glue, adhered it to Canson Smooth Bristol cardstock and inked with Distress Oxide stamp pads and blending brushes. Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid lagoon.

Let it Snow is a newer die from Memory Box, Let it Snow Posh Script, both layers cut from heavy white cardstock. I mounted it to the panel with pieces of mounting tape.

I embellished the snowflakes with Memory Box Clear, self adhesive Fairy Drops.

I love these pretty, sparkly, Winter colors!

I stamped the inside with a newer sentiment clear stamp set from poppystamps, Wintertime Sentiments with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. Some really fun sentiments in this set. “Thanks for Snow much fun”,  “Happy Winter Wishes to you”, Warm and cozy Winter greetings”, “You are One of a kind”, “Tis the Season to be freezin'”, “The world changes when it Snows”, and more!  

I’ll leave you with one more sentiment from this wonderful stamp set… “Friends warm even the coldest of days”.  I agree!  Thank you for stopping by!


Here’s what I used to make this card…(SSS code for $5 off – LVEYU842 –  ends 3/1)

Simon Says Stamp Stencil MINI…
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Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY Removable for…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box LET IT SNOW POSH SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps WINTERTIME…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps WINTERTIME SENTIMENTS…
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower BLENDING BRUSHES WFT021
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box CLEAR Fairy Drops cld101
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives MICRO WHITE 3D…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release…

A snowy hello to you today!  Simon Says Stamp sent me one of their new embossing folders, Snowy Path, to play with for this release.

I hadn’t use the new poppystamps Snowman and Trees die set yet so I thought it would be perfect in this shimmery snowy scene.

oh dear… it just dawned on me that I colored the path as if it was ice! lol  Oh well, you can see it can be a path or a stream!  A Winter Wonderland!

I inked everything with Blender Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks. The carrot nose is a Copic Sketch Orange Marker.

I spritzed with some Frost and Sparkle sprays and Winter Blizzard glitter glue.

A sweet, super shimmery, Winter scene A2 size card.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings clear set and stamped in Ranger black archival ink.

There are several new embossing folders in this release and stencils and stamps and dies… festive and beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’m working on some other cards and hope to show another one on Saturday!   See you again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

SSS $5 off your next order CODE is CZY444.  Valid until 11/20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps SNOWMAN AND TREES Dies 2490
[ SSS ]
Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko FROST Sheer Shimmer Spritz…
[ SSS ]
Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES **
[ SSS ]

birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags · Video · Winter

NEW Memory Box House Frame Dies…

 

Hi everyone! I don’t know which one to start with!  Lots of pictures so I better just get to it!

We all love snowmen, right?  This one is sooooo CUTE!

I think I’m going to have to make a video to show what I used on each one…

I used the House Frame die, the House Frame Background die and the Snowman House Frame die.

Simple Distress Oxide backgound using my blue and purple brushes…I didn’t even add any extra ink!  Then a quick spritz of water.

The trees I used my green Distress oxide brush….no extra ink.

These will be so fun hanging on the Christmas tree or if I can part with them, on a present!

 

Here’s the Nativity House Frame… new navy glitter cardstock from the NEW Festive Glitter 6×6 Pad.

The House and tree are cut from MB woodgrain cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

I used the House Frame, the Nativity House Frame and the House Frame Background dies for this ornament.

I love the simplicity of this and want to make more! A great reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season!

 

Next up is the Gingerbread House Frame….. so cute!

Gingerbread…a must have for Christmas!  So many adorable pieces to embellish this cute house!

I used the House Frame, the Gingerbread House Frame and the House Frame Background dies to make this one.

MB woodgrain cardstock again, inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink.  The gum drops and peppermint glitter is from the new Festive glitter pad and last years Holiday glitter pad.

 

Last, I thought it’d be fun to make a birdhouse from the House Frame Background die!  I made it a tag.  I think I’ll still hang it on the tree as an ornament though.

I used some elements from the Gingerbread House Frame die also.

I heat embossed the word JOY from the NEW Birch Press Design Contempo Christmas Greetings stamp set.

It needed some green!  So I cut the NEW Curled Holly Branch from the Fresh Green 6×6 cardstock pad and embellished the berries with Nuvo drops.

I felt like it needed a bird. lol  I couldn’t get it to work to suit me though so I put the bird I made on the back!

He is from the MB Perched Bird die… just brushed on ink with my oxide ink brushes again.  I love how that works and so fast…who knew that an inky brush could be so handy! lol

These aren’t as big as they look in my pictures… they are approximately 3 ½ in. wide and 3 ½ in. tall.  Perfect ornament size!

Editing and adding this video…watch it on You Tube for better quality!

Whew… did you make it through this long post!  I almost didn’t! lol  I kept taking pictures over!  My computer desktop is a mess of pictures! lol

But I love making so I keep doing this! haha   We’ll inspire each other to get in the Christmas spirit!

Links below for what I used…ttul!  Tap STR for starlitstudio.net, SSS for Simon Says Stamp (code CZY444) and SBC for Scrapbook.com

Thank you!

Memory Box – 94601 House Frame craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94606 House Frame…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94604 Snowman House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94602 Nativity House…
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Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
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Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
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Memory Box – 94244 Perched Bird craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CONTEMPO CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

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Memory Box Deep Blue Ocean and Bubble Border…

Hi everybody!  Working through the Memory Box release…. thinking of you and I had to use this Vitamin Sea sentiment again!  Many of you know me and I’m a vitamin C user!  hehe

I started by inking a mini slim line panel with Tumbled Glass oxide ink, lightly marked where the circles were with a pencil, then stamped the school of fish stamp from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set randomly over the larger circles.  Then I stamped the ocean greenery images from the same set in dark greens.

Then I covered the panel with a piece of vellum…like you’re looking through glass…

I inked the top panel with Oxide inks, Salty Ocean and my Peacock Feathers brush without adding more ink. Spattered it with water.

Let it dry, then stamp the sentiments from the set using the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black ink.

I colored and die cut the cute little fishy with Copic markers but then I decided I didn’t like the white around it so I fussy cut it and mounted it on the panel with mounting tape.

On the inside I stamped the Feel Better Soon stamp from the set.

This is a great set… it can go for any occasion with the variety of sentiments!  Birthday, Just Because, Sympathy and get well!

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful how can it be the end of August day!!!

ttul,

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94518 Bubble Border…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]

 

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Hello Bluebird Fishin’ Hole Shadowbox Card…

Meet me at the fishin’ hole!  It’s a beautiful day! lol Here’s the card I made for our grandson Corrin who just turned 12!  He loves to fish with Grandpa!

I saved this idea from Instagram/designs by mommajean when I saw it last year.  So much fun!  I made the video after I gave it to Corrin and he showed me that it looked like the fish were swimming when you bend it back and forth!  ❤

I didn’t have a shadowbox die set that would work for what I wanted to do so I had to make this up as I went.  No instructions, just some Math! lol

Stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird,  Memory Box and Lawn Fawn. I’ll link below.

I stamped, die cut the images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Since alcohol marker ink saturates through to the back side, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to glue behind the colored images.

Bushes and grass dies in the background from Hello Bluebird…

I took a lot of pictures!

Memory Box dies for the greens and coral in the water…

I used a piece of acetate to cover the opening…

Distress Oxide inks for the blues and sandy shore…

Corrin really liked it and the money in the envelope too! lol

Thank you for stopping by! ttul

Here’s what I used…

Fishin’ Hole Stamp – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Fishin’ Hole Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Pond Builder Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
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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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]

 

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poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Whittle Pig CUTE Card…

Hi everyone! This little piggy cleaned up to bring you this special message today! lol  The new poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel set is SUCH a FUN die set! This is an A2 size.

I added in Memory Box new woodgrain cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

poppystamps Whittle chickens die cut in white and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and Whittle Cloud Border dies cut with Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Sunshine die die cut in Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set, Word Balloons die and Whittle Pig…I layered up three of the pig and then a couple more layers of just his snout!  I just love it!  I die cut him in white, inked him with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and added in some shading with a Copic Sketch Marker R14.  A little white gel pen for accenting.

I stamped ‘Missing you Pig Time’ on white Neenah cardstock and die cut it with the narrowest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I am using that die over and over!  Then I matted it with the next size up die and MB woodgrain cardstock again.   Yes, I have to cut one end to get the length but I just insert the cut back into the die, tape it and barely run over the end.  I use one of the Sizzix Sidekick cutting plates in my Big shot so I can just cut the very end!  Slick!  I should make a video.  ❤

This is one of those cards that just makes me happy!  I hope it makes you smile and inspires you to make something today!

Oh, there are several other animals that go with the barn and sentiments too!  A Goat even!  So fun!

See you again soon!

P.S.  The new AC is in and running wonderfully!  So thankful!  I have to be cool! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and here’s links to what I used to make this fun card! There is a code for SSS right now… YUM521 to save $5.  Savings are always happening at Starlitstudio (STR) and Scrapbook.com (SBC)

Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2434 Whittle Pig craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Envelopes – Kraft A2…
[ SBC | TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | TE | TE | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Marker R14 LIGHT ROUGE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

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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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]