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poppystamps Bird House Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone!  Yesterday while two of our granddaughters were here making cards, I started this NEW Bird House Pop Up Easel card. After supper and this morning I had to finish it and take pictures.

In my excitement to share it, I forgot the plan!  I meant to put the new Memory Box Fairy Sugar Dewdrop on the snow! lol  I will add it to the snow and berries on my card before I send it.

I have a lot of pictures to throw in this post.  This is a super well thought out die set and goes together easily!

The only other die I used is the poppy Garden Leaves and Berries die. I die cut them in white cardstock and colored them with Copics to embellish the base sentiment.

I die cut the birdhouse piece in white cardstock and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to give it an old birdhouse feel.  I edged all the pieces with the same ink.  Next time I will use Gathered Twigs though, that’s what I usually use with kraft.  Vintage Photo was already out. lol

The cardinal die has embossed markings where the black piece and beak are.  I just die cut it in red, a scrap of black and a scrap of gold, then trimmed out the black and gold and glued them on.

Here it is from the front again…

Here it is from the side…

Here it is flat, ready to go in the envelope…

Here I’m showing how easily it will fit into an A2 size envelope.

A perfect gift that can be mailed with one forever stamp but treasured for years because of this easel fun fold!

I want to play with it and jazz it up some more! lol This was going to just be my prototype but I ended up carrying on and finishing it, well, except for the Fairy Sugar!  ugh. lol

I’m also thinking it will make super cute ornaments!  I’m all about Christmas tree ornaments. lol

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

Here’s shopping links for the dies and stamps I used…

Poppystamps – 2396 Bird House Pop Up…
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Poppystamps – 2329 Garden Leaves and…
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Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Sunflower Wreath Card…

Happy Friday! Switcheroo today!  Going country!  Some fun watercoloring with Distress Ink Refills again and Memory Box stamps on watercolor paper. (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo)

This card was easier to photograph so it’s a picture heavy post today. lol

I stamped the Sunflower Wreath stamp on watercolor paper and die cut it with the coordinating die. Then started painting.  I don’t know about you but I never finish in one sitting.  I lost track of how many times I sat and colored on it.  Stretch out the pleasure I guess! lol

I stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp in blue on white cardstock and inked on gathered twigs distress ink around the outside edges of the panel.

I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the wreath to the picnic plaid panel.

I tied some Lawn Fawn cord around the panel and then adhered the panel to the A2 cardbase with more mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sunflower Wreath stamp set with Versamark ink on a piece of Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love TE Oreo for white embossing on black cardstock!

My mother in law loved sunflowers and had tons of sunflower stuff in her kitchen… this card reminds me of her and her Corelleware Sunflower dishes! ❤

That’s the last picture! I tucked the sentiment under the wreath a little bit with mounting tape on the left side and glue on the right side.

Tim and I spent the evening at one of our daughters, watching the grands pick peaches and play.  The boys showing off for us on the zip line and dirt bike…we almost thought we saw neowise but it was too early and just an airplane reflecting off the sun setting! lol  Lots of smiles and happiness. YAY!

Thanks again for stopping by and your comments! Hope you have some cardmaking time this Summer too.  It’s busy I know, going by fast and almost time for Christmas!  Be watching….the 27th!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
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Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings – Hemp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

 

Here’s something fun if you have time to do a little early bird shopping through July 27th for Christmas at Scrapbook.com!

 

 

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Proper Brick House Card…

Hi everyone! I had fun last week playing with some new dies.  I thought, this house needs smoke!  So it turned into a tall Christmas card!

O Holy Night, Starry Burst and Pine Tree Hill dies came out last year in the Christmas releases.  I did use a little bit of sparkle pen in the burst die cut. The Cottage Picket Fence is from this year.

The house and parts are inked with Distress Oxide inks.  I die cut the house again in white and cut out the door and window frames.

I found the stamped sentiment in an old Memory Box set Wintertime Fairies. Linked below too.

This house makes me smile… I grew up in a red brick house.  ❤

Thank you for stopping by today! Talk to you again soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2317 Proper Brick House…
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Memory Box – 94356 Starry Burst craft…
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Poppystamps – 2270 O Holy Night…
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Memory Box – 94295 Pine Tree Hill…
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Poppystamps – 2351 Cottage Picket…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL458 Wintertime…
[ STR ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thank You

poppystamps Adriana Wreath Card…

Thank you for clicking over for my post today!  I’ve been flipping though the NEW Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad…so beautiful and look at these colors!

So I pulled out the NEW poppystamps Adriana Wreath die, die cut it three times with a dark blue green cardstock, glued them together and then wiped on some gold watercolor paint with my finger.  Pictures don’t do it justice!  😀

The thank you sentiment is from the Memory Box Wild Rose Stem clear stamp set….I stamped it on a piece of pattern paper from the new pad with Ranger Black Archival Ink and cut it out with the MISTI Cut Align ruler and x-acto knife.

My background pattern paper is die cut with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set and layered onto a TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock A2 cardbase. I staged my photo with some Hobby Lobby A2 envelopes.

This card is growing on me…a color combo I wouldn’t normally gravitate toward!  I hope you like it too! hehe

Thank you for stopping by!  Have fun with your dies and try a different color combo! hehe

Here are the products I used for this card…

Poppystamps – 2320 Adriana Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
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Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
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Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
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Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

5 Memory Box Die Cards….

I’ve been working on cards!  This is a long post so keep scrolling!  

I wanted to make something cool with this NEW Leafy Tree die… it looks Summery anyway!  I also used the NEW Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set… I like it a lot!  I die cut the Leafty Tree Frame in TE Peapod cardstock and colored the tree trunk with a dark brown Copic Sketch Marker!  It covers the green really well!

The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps Greeting Basics clear stamp set.  So many good sentiments in this set.  I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.

I love how the leaves can be embossed with this Leafy Tree Frame die and then inked with a little stamp pad ink.  I used TE Peapod ink to match the cardstock. The background is Tumbled Glass Oxide ink brushed on to a Toffee/kraft piece of cardstock…same as the card front. I like the look it gave as compared to using it on white.

 

The next card…same dies… but I cut the Leafy Tree Frame in Brown, then in a scrap of green and trimmed off the frame and trunk parts..

Sentiment from the same poppystamps set…

 

Next I played with the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle…

This card is greener IRL… the pictures turned out more blue… it looks ‘beachy’ here! lol  I think I might have to switch back to east windows for Summer pictures.

I used the NEW Stylish Rectangle Trio die and the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle for this card and inlaid them both in the card panel that I pieced together with three Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstocks, HERE

The happy die was new last year… then some enamel dots and why did this card take me hours! lol   I guess that’s pretty normal around here. lol


Next two cards I used the same Birthday circle die, just cut it out from the frame but one is the NEW pattern paper pad Garden Folly, HERE and the other TE cardstocks.  I used the NEW Scribble Rose Trio and Background die also.

 

I’m not sure about these colors at all!  I debated even showing the card! lol  But here it goes.

I used TE Dijon and Peapod cardstocks and ink pads  I know…interesting! lol  Taylored Expressions has been so good to tell us what Copic markers match their ink pads and cardstock too!  So I colored the die cut with matching Copics!

Oh, I used the NEW Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing folder too!  It’s really pretty made up and inked for accent.

This card I cut a circle from the embossed panel and mounted it to the card base with foam mounting tape.  The Rose Trio die is recessed a little then… I really like how it looks. The word ‘wishes’ is from the  Big and Little Words clear stamp set

I’m gonna stop now before your eyes cross from this crazy variety of cards! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and scrolling forever!  I appreciate it and hope I made you smile!

Now for the products I used to make these cards…some of them anyway!

Memory Box – 94420 Leafy Tree Frame…
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Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94107 Happy Jotted…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94396 Birthday Cursive…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94436 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool
[ STR ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Summer · Taylored Expressions

Memory Box Birthday Rose Corner Shape Card…

Hi everyone! I’ve been coloring with Distress ink refills and water again.  So fun… I stamped on watercolor paper…MB has watercolor paper now and I keep forgetting to use it!  I have to remember!

I die cut with the coordinating die… then I partial cut into the front of my card base so it’d be a shape card of sorts!

Here’s a look at the inside so you can see.

I stamped the Happy Birthday from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness stamp set.  This happy birthday is part of a larger sentiment but I cut it apart.  just make one cut and so you can fit them back together precisely.

I love how this looks in real life when you open it.

I used Peeled Paint and a teeny bit of Pine Needles,  Milled Lavender and a teeny bit of Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet is the pink,  Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for the roses and berries.

I spattered with gold paint. The cardstock is Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne… I’ll link it up below.

An A7 size card that’s light and flat and will mail for one stamp!  YAY!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy stamp shopping… so many NEW good ones to color!  Beautiful dies, embossing folders, washi tape and pattern paper too!  oh my!  hehe

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5251-D Birthday Rose…
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Memory Box – CL5251 Birthday Rose…
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Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE ]