All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Foiling · Memory Box · Shape Cards · Thank You

Memory Box Enchanting Poppy Stems Card…

Hello!  I had the urge to make more of a pastel card yesterday but I also wanted to use the Nested Globes die set and make a shape card.

Well, a long the way, it ended up that the shape, cut to have a fold at the top, from white cardstock that opens to reveal the message inside. Then I decided to mount it on an A2 Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die cut from one of the lightest greens in the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Fun for a change! I stamped the ‘thank you’ sentiment from the NEW Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.  It’s a gorgeous stamp set! I used Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide for this in the MISTI, inked and stamped 3 or 4 times.

I used the smallest Nested Globes die to stamp ‘Hello’ on. The HELLO stamp is from the Memory Box Peony Garden Wreath stamp set.

I die cut the Memory Box NEW Enchanting Poppy Stems from a white cardstock that has a little bit of texture.  Then I inked the pieces with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the leaves and stems.  I inked the poppies with Altenew Cotton Candy Ink and then a little bit of Taylored Expressions Lavender Glaze ink.  It’s tricky getting the right pink to match the plaid paper.   I hope I got close! lol

I added a video directly from my phone, I wish they let me change the size but this is all I get for my money!

I die cut the plaid from the Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim paper pad and edged the cut with the same Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  Regular Distress ink.

Basically a very non traditional poppy!  I will have to do a red one next time!

Last week I posted the poppystamps Grand Whittle Pig card and after I got to thinking it’d make a cute shape card to be used on a gift!  So here’s a quick snapshot of how that turned out when I tried it.  Cute! oink!

Sure you could ‘doll’ it up too!  How about a red bandana at the neck! lol

Another quick video…

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Birthday card!

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94644 Enchanting Poppy…
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Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
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Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
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Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Memory Box – CL5257-D Peony Garden…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2502 Grand Whittle Pig…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHABBY…
[ SSS ]
Altenew SUMMER SHERBET 6 MINI INK…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Doodlebug Designs · Shape Cards · Snowman · Winter

Doodlebug Winter Wonderland Snowglobe Mini Shape Card…

Hi friends and cardmakers!  A little more snow here today so a good day to post a cute little snowglobe card I made for one of our grands birthday.

These super cute images are from the Doodlebug Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating die set.

The card looks big in my photos but it’s really only 3 x 3 inches!  ❤  The images are small but so cute and easy to color.  I used Copic sketch markers. The largest snowman is 1 ½ inches tall.

I stamped the snowglobe, colored the base, then die cut another snowglobe for the card back.  Scored the back at the top so it would open…glued it above the score line to the card front.

I love how it turned out… charming! It would be a cute tag too.

Hope it made you smile!  I’m going to link it to the #SnowmenOfJanuary event on social media right now.

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Doodlebug Doodle Stamps – Winter…
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Doodlebug Design – Let It Snow…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Blending Brushes
[ SBC | SSS | ACH | TE ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Simon Says Stamp BLENDING BRUSH and…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Easel · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shape Cards · Winter

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Shape Cards · Watercolor · Winter

Memory Box Tidings Wreath as a Shape Card…

Hi everyone!  The Memory Box holiday stamp release this year is so fabulous!  So fun to have a lot of stamp sets!  I’m working my way through them…so used to working with dies that I’m loving the challenge of stamps again too!

I started this card by cutting a full piece of 8.5 x 11 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth 110# cardstock down to 6 x 10 and scoring the 10 side at 5 inches.

I stamped the big wreath, leaving the cardbase folded, using a ‘new to me’ stamp platform and I’m in LOVE with it!  The We R Memory Keepers one!  I’ll link below.  There are two sizes and they’re amazing! hehe  SORRY! not really!

I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This was Judikins gold and the sentiment is Ranger Superfine gold.   I have yet to find the ultimate gold embossing powder. ugh I only have a couple dz already! grr

Before I colored, I cut it out by hand!  I know, it sounds like it’d be terrible to cut double and especially this thick cardstock but using my EK scissors that’s really sharp and this cardstock amazingly cut like butter… I was surprised!  It was fun!  I’ve always enjoyed hand cutting though…something therapeutic about it I guess.

Then I painted the wreath in with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The bluish background is Tumbled Glass Distress ink reinker but the ink from a stamp pad would work the same.

After all was dry, I spattered with white acrylic paint. I’ve also seen gals spattering with the new Distress Oxide Spray!  I’m going to try that next. I’ve linked the Hero Arts White Watercolor below… I’ve used that a lot too.

I die cut the new Joy Airy Script die in gold foil/mirror cardstock and white and glued them together. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘to the world’ from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe stamp set. I trimmed it out with the Cut Align tool from MISTI. I adhered it to the card with mounting tape on each end.

I’m linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Watercolor Wednesday Challenge – All About Occasions

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ABC Christmas Challenge – S/sparkle, T/texture

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Winter Wishes

I really love this card and I hope you do too! I’m still working on family birthday cards in-between house stuff (big old house) and Christmas cards!  So exciting!  Change is hard but good!

Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
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Cutter Bee Fine Tip Scissors 5″
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
[ SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]
Fiskars standard craft hobby blades…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]