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CAS card and Clearance SALE @ Startlitstudio!

Happy day after Valentines Day to you!  Hope you enjoyed some sunshine like we did here!

Here’s a quick card I made yesterday morning before our area stamp club in the afternoon. Just a phone picture but I decided to go ahead and post it because I really like it! lol  And I’m grateful for my friends here and wanted to share that too! 😀

Then I checked email and saw that Cindy @ Starlitstudio.net has added a lot to her clearance section!  Hurry and check it out!

Here’s some cards with dies that are part of the clearance…


p.s. dies used for my CAS card are HERE

cards · CAS · LOVE · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box and poppystamps Valentine Cards…

Hello everyone! I die cut the new poppystamps Confetti Heart Plate die in white twice and red cardstock once and made three cards.

The red panel I adhered to a white cardbase and stamped the XO  from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set. So cute!

I die cut the new Memory Box Antique Heart Label die in white and red cardstock too.  For this card I used parts of both cuts as you can see in the pictures. I did a little more XO stamping and stamped i love you in the label cut from the same stamp set.

I die cut a vellum heart using the new Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set and using foam mounting tape, I adhered the Label cut to the vellum. Then I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere the vellum to the card front. Keep the glue hidden.  😀

The red hearts from this red panel die cut, I used on the next card…

When you die cut these heart dies, there are surrounding stitch lines.  So I used the largest size to get the largest heart cut and using the next size down heart, I die cut in the vellum again and cut the double stitch lines!  I cut again in the pattern paper.  I love this pinstripe looking paper pad! This gives you an idea what the die looks like. (not actual sizes)

Then I had the poppystamps Stitched Envelope laying on my desk too…there went my brain speeding away… haha  I’m not sure which version I like the best? So I took pictures of it both ways!

It does add some ‘heart’!  ❤  Special Delivery indeed… from the same stamp set.

Now I’m thinking the little tag would be super cute sticking out of the envelope too! :O

It’s from the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio die… I’m thinking it’s a must have… I used it on a card last week too that I haven’t posted yet… I will!

I think I want to make a CAS card using the envelope and the tag now. lol

I better finish this post first, right?!  Here’s card #3…

Are you like me and love ink blending?  It’s so nice to use all these color ink pads that we buy! I have so many ink pads from my 24 years of stamping!  I always want to buy more though… it’s nuts! I know I’m not alone! haha Raise your hand!

Here I used Distress Oxide inks and the Taylored Expressions ink blending brushes.  I was so fortunate to receive them for Christmas! They are so nice!  The handles are nice and sturdy and they are just so colorful and fun!  Every card making session is an inky party!

I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet.  I stamped the sentiment on a heart from the same heart die set and using the same clear sentiment stamp set using Mowed Lawn.

Matte Doodlebug Sprinkles to embellish the heart and sentiment.

Holler if you have any questions! Thank you so much for clicking over and the Valentine Countdown is on!  More cards coming!

Shopping links for what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94382 Antique Heart…
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Poppystamps – 2303 Confetti Heart…
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box… Scribble Rose Trio and Happy Heart Collage Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s snowing here… not a lot but enough to brighten it up which is so nice!  This white card makes me think of snow too!  I love how this turned out… beautiful new Memory Box Scribble Rose Trio die combined with an earlier release Antique Leaf Label.  So pretty!

Several pictures today…you can always tell when I’m happy with photos. haha Such a picky picture person. ugh. (the red is prettier IRL)

I die cut and glued the Scribble Rose Trio die cuts behind the poppystamps largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  I cut strips of mounting tape and raised it up a little off the cardbase…mounting tape behind the roses too.

I die cut the label die and used mounting tape behind the leaves.

Then came the challenge… heat embossing in gold is easy but figuring out how to mount it…well…eek!  I found some clear mounting stuff on a roll in my drawer so I just did it!  Kept it behind the words and I’m ok with it.   It was worth the little bit of fiddly because it really is so pretty IRL!

The sentiments are from the NEW Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I want to stamp and color that up next!

You likey? lol  I think I know who I’m going to send this to.  Someone special for sure! One of my sister’s is recovering from a health issue so I will stick it in the mail!  ❤

Size… A2

*Keep your adhesive remover handy with white cards!  I think I posted before how it was a must have tool!

*The other thing I use ALL the time is a BIG pin… like a hat pin.  The head came off so I wrapped some washi tape around it.  It’s always beside me.  I use it to remove adhesive that seeps out AND to get cuts out of dies.  ❤

Then I made another Happy Heart Collage Card… I had die cut this black one before I made the orange/pink strip type one from last week.  I couldn’t make it work then but all of a sudden I was inspired to use the Memory Box Christmas 6×6 paper pad plaids and it works!

I’m happy with it! I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from (well maybe not?!)… getting back into the groove was slow after Christmas.  I always wonder if I really can make cards I like again! lol

And masculine cards are challenging but this one just evolved and surprised me!  I didn’t really even work hard at it like usual!

The NEW Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies are awesome!  YES to double stitches!  Years ago I sewed 24/7, fashion seamstress so to speak.  I remember being so happy when I was able to sew double stitches! hehe  I don’t know if any of that knowledge would come back to me now!  Nice to have dies that do it for me!

The stamped sentiment is from the NEW Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.  Size… 5 ½ inches square!

I think that’s it for today… scroll down for SSS shopping codes (previous post)…I’ll post a Scrapbook.com great deal…and you know where to shop for Memory Box and more… Starlitstudio.net! LinkDeli links to products I used below…

Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoyed these cards and are looking forward to more ❤ cards!

Scrapbook.com is a great source for so many stamp companies anymore!  Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts just to name a few! Cardmaking sale going on right now too!  Don’t miss it!  If you need a new die cutting machine?  Now is the time! Their prices are thee best for that!  Free shipping!  whoop whoop! 

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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
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Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam Roll 1.6yds
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Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Hanging Lantern and Holly Double Arch Card…

Hi everyone!  and on the inside it says “Celebrate the Season”  from the same stamp set by poppystamps, Art Deco Celebrate Christmas.  I hope you’ve been doing just that!

We have been here!  Our family is having so much fun this Christmas.  It was so nice last week I took grandkids shopping every afternoon except for one and that one I went with one of our daughters.  Then Monday we braved the bitter wind and cold temps to drive 25 miles to Hobby Lobby for the last 4.  We have a wonderful lot of grands!  😀

Now, I’m working on my spreadsheet of who gets what for presents and stocking stuffers. :O lol

I wanted to show you this card I made for the stamp club gals I meet with once a month here.

I used the Memory Box Hanging Lantern die from last year… the new Holly Double Arch die from this year and the smallest snowflake from the poppystamps 2016 Ava Snowflakes set.

Some Distress Oxide inking on the circle…three bluish ones… spatter with white acrylic paint of white liquid watercolor.

Here’s 3 pictures of how I did the Holly Double Arches…

I die cut in red and green…

Then I clipped off the green berries…

I glued the green cut on top of the red cut being sure to line everything up…

and there you have it!  So easy when you’re making multiples!

I used mounting tape under the circle and the top and bottom of the lantern but everything else is glued flat.

So happy to share a card with you again… I’m sure I’ll be back with more… so much I still want to do! eek! Not sure it’s humanly possible! ha!

Thank you for stopping by!

Some shopping info!

There’s NEW Memory Box products at Starlit Studio!!! Always on special! Click STR link below

Simon Says Stamp is running a special with 15% off Memory Box right now too… just click a SSS link below if you want to look! Use code MBX554

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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cottage Window Scene Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…welcome to my Country Winter Wonderland on a card post today!

I pulled out some scene dies from last year to use with this NEW poppystamps Cottage Window die. The house is from the NEW poppystamps Village Houses die and I embellished the card with the NEW poppystamps Holly Outline die.

This could easy be a Winter thank you card or any occasion card for after Christmas!

I left the holly cut in the die, turned it over and inked it through the holes in the die, similar to stenciling… pouncing and adding color with the mini ink blending tools. Fun to do something a little different.

I stamped the sentiments from the Memory Box Mistletoe Swag stamp set using the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool.

For the scene behind the window I used poppystamps Open Hillside and Sloping Hillside dies.  There are so many Memory Box or poppystamps dies that would work though. YES!

The two tree pieces are glued together flat and the house is glued together and then glued to the scene flat.  Then using mounting tape around the window frame I adhered the scene pieces to the window, then I added another layer of mounting tape to the frame to stick it to the A2 cardbase.  It will still go through the mail for one stamp, it’s not to thick. 😀

I added the Holly Outline die cut with mounting tape also, just one layer though.   That’s it!  I really love this! I didn’t spray it all sparkly or frosty but you sure could!  I debated whether to or not! lol  I wish you could see it in person!

Thank you all for stopping by today!  It’s so fun to show and tell!  I hope it inspires you and if you ever want to send me pictures of what you make or link me up if you’re posting, I love to see other’s show and tell too!  I love inspiration!

Take care and have a beautiful, thankful week! I am thankful for you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2238 Cottage Window…
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Poppystamps – 2272 Village Houses…
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Poppystamps – 2258 Holly Outline…
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Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
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Poppystamps – 1867 Open Hillside…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps O Holy Night and Holly Frame and Stencil Card…

Are you singing yet? I’m not out-loud at the moment but I am inside! lol

I started this card by die cutting the NEW poppystamps Holly Frame die in white cardstock and using the stencil that came with the die to color the holly leaves.

I’m really happy with this green!  I used the mini ink blending tools and 3 Distress Ink pads in Evergreen Bough first, Pine Needles second and the last one over the top is Mowed Lawn.  I love this combo and it’s even prettier IRL!  I colored the berries with R27 Copic Sketch marker, then laid the stencil back on and spattered with Heidi Swapp’s Gold spray.

The circle of white cardstock you get when you diecut the frame, I colored with Red Distress ink pads and mini ink blending tools.  I started with Worn Lipstick, then Candy Apple, then Festive Berries, then a little Aged Mahogany around the edges. I love how this combo worked up too!  I spattered it with gold ink also.  I use a dropper to get the gold out of the spray bottle and put a little out on a clear block and brush it off the edge of the block with a paintbrush to spatter the cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps O Holy Night Flourish die in metallic gold cardstock, just one layer this time.  I did put little pieces of mounting tape under some of the letters though so it wouldn’t fall in.

A pretty card but not real labor intensive either!  YAY!  I just love how it turned out!

I used mounting tape under the holly leaves and cut strips of mounting tape to go around the outside rectangle part of the frame. Then on to the cardbase.  I glued the red piece directly onto the cardbase, it’s not mounted up.

An A2 size card and it should go through the mail great, I like using a larger envelope such as an A6 or 7 to protect the corners.  Still the same price. I love the presentation of it being in the right size envelope though and if I remember, I put it in an A2 envelope first then into the larger one.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have another Winter scene card going up tomorrow.  Then it’s Thanksgiving with the family and then some Christmas decorating around the house, which I’m sure most of you will be doing too!  YAY!  See you tomorrow!

Links to what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2283 Holly Frame and…
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Poppystamps – 2270 O Holy Night…
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Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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