cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Patriotic · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Memory Box 4th of July Cards…

Hi everyone!!! How do you celebrate the birthday of America? We meet at our middle daughter’s and watch the fireworks. Always good for a few mosquito bites.  grrrr

This CAS card is the 2nd card I came up with, scroll down for the 1st.  I had the idea to use this Vertical Line Collage in a flag way.  I didn’t realize that I wanted it CAS though until after I was almost done with the one below! lol  So there’s a card for both styles today!  CAS and CAS plus! lol

God Bless America!


The stars and stripes for this birthday wish!  I planned on using a big star but when I took my dies out of my star category, I saw this one and some others and got sidetracked from my plan! lol

Which one do you like better?  I almost think this one could be two cards… the stripes with USA on it and the star border with the sentiment! lol

I had fun anyway… I kept thinking I needed to add some of those star brads I have in the stash!  I had to tell myself, no that would be another card! lol

I like this last picture the best…funny how tipping just a bit shows the dimension.  I wish I’d had them done sooner so I could mail them to someone!  Such a last minute looloo!

Enjoy the festivities this weekend! I do enjoy fireworks…except the booms! haha  Shopping is quieter!

Simon Says Stamp has a shopping special on their brand products this weekend! has a shopping special too… Use coupon code JULYSAVE21 to take an EXTRA 10% OFF your entire order. HURRY! This offer ends Sunday, July 4th at midnight, MST. *ONLY ONE (1) COUPON CODE PER ORDER.  There’s a free gift offer too!

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STR takes you to,  SSS takes you to Simon Says Stamp and SBC in prior posts takes you to

Memory Box – 94553 Vertical Line…
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Memory Box – 94321 Shining Star Set…
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Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
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Memory Box – 99971 Starry Sky Border…
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Poppystamps – 2437 Happy Birthday Poe…
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Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
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Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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cards · Die Piecing · Masculine · Patriotic · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions May Release Day…

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog post for Taylored Expressions May stamp and die release. My first card today features the NEW Build a Scene Lakeside die set and the NEW Paddle Out stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Lots of potential for man cards here!  YAY!

I inlaid some clouds and popped some up from the Little Bits Sun and Clouds die set. I used the Build a Scene Rolling Hills for the grass, die cut from Granny Smith card-stock.

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I die cut the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and mounted it to a piece of Toffee card-stock. I edged most of the scene pieces with Distress inks and the ink blending tool.

Linking to the Happy Little Stampers challenges – Inlaid Die Cutting

See these products in the TE online store…

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When I saw this NEW Marching On die, I knew I HAD to have it!  I’ve always loved the silhouette kids stamps and now dies… swoon. hehe

I die cut it three times in black card-stock, glued them together and then glued them to a Toffee card-base. I die cut the NEW Lakeside Border die and the NEW Americana Script die in Red Pepper, Blue Corn and Sugar Cube card-stock. Glued or taped them together and adhered them to the card.

I embellished the card with some wood veneer stars cuz it’s a celebration!

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See these products in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! It’s another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions! Click over to the TE blog to see Taylor’s posts and scroll down for links to the other designers posts. You won’t want to miss their inspiration!

Birthday · cards · CAS · Family · Patriotic · rubber stamps · Summer · Tags · Taylored Expressions · Washi Tape

Taylored Expressions CAS Party and Early Memorial Day…


Memorial Day…reflect…be thankful…

I don’t know about you but it’s rare I sit and look back.  So many memories and yes I’m thankful! Yesterday we went to a Civil War Reenactment that our grandson participated in.  History brought to life. So many things going through my mind now.

On the fun side though, they started the afternoon with a fashion show.  They showed and talked about the ‘ins and outs’ of dressing in that era. The hoop skirts…what a contrast to the skin tight jeans of today. eek!  Glad I can be in the middle and be comfortable!

oh cards… yes, I have two to share today! lol  Both are from the May Release at Taylored Expressions.


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I die cut the new Starry Night Cutting plate in kraft card-stock and layered it to a navy, top folded A-2 size card base.

I embossed the new Brick embossing folder in red card-stock and then ran it through the Big Shot to die cut it with the new Build a Tag 4 die set.  Stitched edges… love!  It smashed the brick a little but I had inked one side of the folder with fired brick distress ink so I kinda like how it turned out!

I die cut the bell in gray from the new Patriotic treat toppers die set. Layered it on navy card-stock and mounted it to the tag with thin 3L mounting squares.

I stamped along the bottom of the tag with the word celebrate stamp from a TE Christmas set, A Winter View.

I glued on Studio Calico wood stars for embellishing and Lawn Fawn twine and hemp to finish off the tag.



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Doodlebug Washi tape for the rainbow tea party and birthday party CAS cards I made… so fun… I know, it’s looks like I spent 10 minutes but actually I messed around for a few hours to get to these two cards! lol


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Here I used the new Block Party die and Eventful Birthday Party die.  I put washi on a piece of white card and die cut it for the background behind the gifts.   I love how it turned out!


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This one I used just a part of the new Eventful Tea Party Border die.  Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!  love them all!


Linking to some challenges …
Scrapyland Challenge – Birthday
Seize the Birthday – Birthday
CAS on Sunday – Tic Tac Toe


That’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for your wonderful, encouraging comments!  Happy remembering loved ones and celebrating our freedom that was hard won by a lot of heros!



Baby · Birthday · cards · Give away · Memory Box · Patriotic · Video

Memory Box Star Garlands and a Giveaway…


I LOVE this NEW Star Garland die!  So wonderful, die cut from Silver Glitter card-stock!  I love the ‘broad stripes and bright stars’ here… I know…now the song is stuck in your head for hours! lol  It’s a good song!


A close up… I used the happy and birthday cloud dies cut from Memory Box Sapphire card-stock and the Classic Uppercase Alphabet set for USA, cut from Memory Box Cranberry card-stock.

The stripes are ¾ inch strips, 4 ¼ inches long, glued on about a ½ inch apart on a Memory Box White A2 Notecard.

It’s ok,  go ahead and bust out singing!  ; )  Oh say can you see…by the dawn’s early light…

The next card…well… it’s kinda birthday in a ‘birth’ day kind of way!  Welcome Baby!


Here’s the Star Garland die again but I only used half of it.  I ‘hung’ the words in space using the Parker Lowercase Alphabet set and the Alphabet Soup set. So cute!

Memory Box Baby Carriage die, Baby Stuff and the rug is from the Palace Oval Frame Set.

I used a little RV21 Copic marker on the rattle and the center of the carriage wheels.

Dies glued and mounted to a Memory Box Cherry Blossom A2 Notecard.

Won’t this die be awesome for Christmas?!!!  YAY!

NOW for an Awesome Giveaway!  (USA only)
I have a Sizzix Flower Making Tool Kit to give away! (not just for making flowers!!!)

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