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Simon Says Stamp Believe In You Release Cards…

Hello!  I have two cards to share with you using a new die, Today Will Be Awesome, from Simon Says Stamp’s new release, Believe In You. Check out the release!  It’s huge and lots of beautiful stamps and dies!

I’m also using their Nautical Stripe Stencil that was new with their last release.  Here I used it straight up and down on Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster cardstock, inkblending on Cookie Monster ink with a mini ink blending tool. I love the tone on tone look!

I die cut the stenciled panel with a Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.

I die cut the new die in TE’s Toffee cardstock and since it’s thicker the letters stayed in the cut.  Then I die cut it in Cookie Monster and glued the letters over the Toffee die cut.  Easy placement that way..

The die comes with a rectangle die to back it too… that’s handy. I cut it from TE’s Confetti Cake cardstock.

I embellished with the Memory Box Scribble Leafy Branch Background die cut from TE’s Granny Smith cardstock and a few Doodlebug Matte Sprinkles.

For some reason I really like how this turned out! lol  It’s not like me to have such a contrast of colors!

My next card…

Same die and stencil, I just did the stencil diagonal both directions, with Lawn Fawn Merman and Cilantro inks and Confetti Cake and Granny Smith cardstocks.

I used the next size down of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles dies and added the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline die to the leaves this time.

I like this one too.  I should mail them! Imagine that! lol

oh and here’s a picture of a couple backgrounds I made last month with this stencil but didn’t get anything made up.  Too bad, they would’ve been great patriotic cards!  So the stencil, 3 different ways!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate it and always hope you enjoy and are inspired by my cards!

Here’s the products I used to make these cards…

Simon Says Stamp TODAY WILL BE…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil NAUTICAL…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE LEAFY BRANCH…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE LEAFY BRANCH…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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TE Premium Cardstock – Toffee
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Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake…
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
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TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
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TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
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Lawn Fawn CILANTRO Premium Dye Ink…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAN Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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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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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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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…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Shaker Card · Stencils · Valentine

2 Cards with poppystamps Ribbon Heart Sidekick Frame and Stencil…Traditional Colors and non Traditional Colors!

Hi everyone! Thinking about Valentines Day yet? It’s crazy how early cardmakers think ahead!  So much fun stuff to use! lol

Glimmer paste….so fun!  I like this WAY better than glitter! I’m not wearing it! lol

I die cut the new poppystamps Ribbon Heart Sidekick Frame in white cardstock…then using the stencil that comes with the die, I did glimmer embossing paste on the hearts!  I really like it! Fun texture and just kicks the CAS-ness of this card up a notch!

I heat embossed the sentiment from the new poppystamps Love and Friendship clear stamp set….I stamped using the MISTI tool with black pigment ink and detail black embossing powder.  Just remember to use the anti static pouch on your cardstock first.

Any bow would work but I’ve had this skinny black gingham on the brain since I used it for the lamp post on a Christmas card. hehe

 

Next…the non traditional color card in a faux shaker!

Same new poppystamps Ribbon Heart Sidekick Frame and Stencil…die cut in white cardstock again and using the stencil, I ink blended on Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and a teeny bit of Barn Door.

The background is an ink blended piece using Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pads and the mini ink blending tool.

A few water spots…then a bit of gold spattering.

I glued some Doodlebug sequins here and there to give the illusion of a shaker, a little bit of gold and white bakers twine for the bow and the new poppystamps Doodle Happy Valentines Day for the sentiment!  It also comes with the apostrophe if you like it.  I’ve read that it’s fine either way.  I prefer it without!  😀  It’s a really cute sentiment, so whimsical!

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Have a Heart

Thank you for stopping by!  Always love sharing with you.  It’s a beautiful day here.  Lots of snow and sunshine! I can say that because I’m a homebody! lol  Hope to be back here soon!

Shopping Links for what I used to make these cards.  Thank you so much for clicking through my links!  Always know, I appreciate it! ❤

ETA – revised list…

Poppystamps – 2152 Ribbon Heart…
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Poppystamps – 2166 Doodle Happy…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Poppystamps – CL474 Love and…
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Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste 1.6oz
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Ranger Pigment Ink Pad BLACK TIE…
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Ranger Ink – Basics Embossing Powder…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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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 ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · birch press design · cards · CAS · Memory Box · Stencils

Embossing Paste With a Stencil…

Celebrate! Hello everyone! I watched a video by Shauna from the Foiled Fox and loved her cards.  I don’t have the same things but I want the stencil she used too! lol Her cards are so pretty…I just had to make some!  The theme for this months swap at stamp club was anniversary so I had added incentive to make!

I used a Memory Box stencil and had to tape off some of it like she did, so go through your collection and be amazed at what you come up with… like I was!

I won’t explain much because her video tells easier than I can write it up…

I’m really happy with my two cards… already used this gold one (for the card swap)!  I used gold glitter embossing powder from Judikins.

The celebrate die is from birchpressdesigns.

 

The next card is the same technique but using Silver glitter embossing powder…

I wish you could see them IRL…so pretty!

This one I used a Simon Says stamp die and stamp set for the sentiment.

Holler if you have any questions.  What’s old is new again!  Gotta love revisiting the old techniques.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hey before you click away…. be watching…NEW Memory Box and poppystamps coming very soon, like tomorrow! hehe

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cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Printworks · Stencils · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Watercolor Poinsettia and new stencil…

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Did you know Printworks Collection has stencils now?!  Yes!  They are so cool too…random and fun!  Here I used the new Summer Rain stencil with the Watercolor Poinsettia J2288.  HERE they are in the store…

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I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold powder and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. To get the shimmer on the petals and leaves, I colored it with a Spectrum glitter brush marker.

I edged the background stenciled piece with Gold Delicata ink and an ink dauber.

The frame is from Taylored Expressions. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the Christmas collection.

How are you?  Yikes, don’t ask me. lol  I have stuff everywhere.  I keep starting things and then starting something else! HELP!  I wrap presents until I can’t find the right size box so I try to design a tag until I can’t find the right die for what I want to do.  How could I not have the right die you ask?  Well, I wonder the same thing!!! Cards started then stopping for life.  This morning I went to get a hair cut and I forgot to take the little bag of cards that I’d put together to give the gal. So another trip out and about.

I have another birthday card done though!  YAY!  I’ll post it next.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and encouraging words! I need them! Take care and keep warm and cozy!

P.S.  Order from Printworks today through Friday, December 16th and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $20. No code needed!

oh man!  These snowmen are SO cute and the sentiments!  I NEED them!

Annette has come out with her 2016 Limited Edition Snowman “Little Rascals” and Christmas release! Get them here!
Shop 2016 Limited Edition Snowman – Wood
“Little Rascals” – only available in wood
cards · Memory Box · Spring · Stencils · Techniques

Memory Box cards, HELLO and more…

 

I have a bunch of cards I made a few months ago that were too late to get in the first Memory Box look book, so I’m going to start sharing them here before we’re on to another release!

* * * In case you haven’t noticed, I added a new TAB under the blog header with my photos of the cards I made for the first Memory Box look book…take a look!

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For this HELLO card, I stenciled the background on watercolor paper with Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

 

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I was inspired by Cindy’s fabulous card to make this nest in a tree card… at the time I took the photo, I didn’t have a stamp from MB to use but if I was to add a sentiment, I would use an alphabet set and stamp, “What’s Up?” or Hello!  Look around Cindy’s blog… so many gorgeous creations!

 

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One more bird idea…I’m bummed I can’t remember what I did here. ugh.  Too many cards since!  I know it’s regular embossing paste over a stencil.  Pretty sure I sprayed it with the color spray stuff.  Sorry about that.

I’m pretty sure I colored the branch die cut with markers…might’ve been Distress markers but it could’ve been Copics too!  I use both all the time!

 

I better quit for today! Memory Box overload!  Thanks for stopping by!  Holler if you have any questions and thanks for looking and commenting!  I appreciate it so much!  ttul!

 

Dies and Supplies I used…

 

Christmas · copics · Penny Black · Stencils · Tags

Mixed Media Tag…

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Festive and lots of techniques!  I just had to play in Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas!  I LOVE tags!

 

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Getting a good photo of all these techniques was almost too much for a very amateur photographer like me!  I have a terrible time giving up though! lol  So, the top two close ups are to show the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste.


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Here’s what I did…

I cut a tag with the largest MFT pierced tag die in white 110# cover card-stock

I did Loll’s pearl background technique on it next…the only thing I changed from what she does is instead of using plastic wrap, I used a plastic bag and put my hand inside it, scrunched it up a little, picked up the pearl mixative and pounced, keeping my hand clean! haha The right one anyway! lol

Next, using the ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, I inked the whole tag.

Over the top of that I placed the Tim Holtz stencil and applied white embossing paste. Cleaned it up then…

I dumped Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder over the whole tag, removed the excess and heated it with a heat tool.

I LOVE the look of the powder on the paste!

I die cut the Seasons Greetings Avery Elle die from gold metallic card-stock

I did cut the Penny Black holly die from Copic coloring card-stock.

Color the holly cut with Copic markers

Then with the matching Penny Black holly stamp, I stamped the colored die cut, after stamping off on scrap paper, with Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad.  This stamp is from several years ago and they don’t advertise that it matches but it does and looks so awesome!  Another, exclamation when finished!!!  LOVE it!

I adhered everything to the tag with mounting squares cut to fit.

I think I will hang this on my Christmas tree, that’s how happy I am with it! : )

Linking to some challenges…

Stamping with Loll – 12 tags of Christmas

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Virginia’s View Challenge – all things metallic

CASology Challenge – festive

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Christmas Decorations

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ornaments

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green

Sweet Stampin Challenge – To Die For

Stamping Sensations – Christmas

 

 

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  I love to share what I’ve been up to with you.  Leave your blog link when you comment so I can come visit you too!

p.s. I still have some card kits for sale too…thank you!

Supplies I used for this tag…

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Stencils · Techniques · Tutorials · Winter

Memory Box and Imagine Crafts…

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Hi everyone! Today I’m posting with some Memory Box and Imagine Crafts goodness!

I started with a Memory Box Parchment A-2 Notecard for my card base.

I cut another Parchment A-2 Notecard in half and die cut the Musicality collage die in it. (don’t worry about keeping any of the pieces, you just want the hole)

I die cut the Musicality Collage die in black glossy card-stock and inlaid it into the cut in the parchment piece.  Doing it this way keeps the lines straight and everything in place. Because I’m mounting it on the same color card-stock, I don’t need to inlay all the little pieces. Works slick!  : )  I scotch tape it in place on the back side.

Adhere the Parchment panel to your notecard.

I stamped the sentiment Joyful Combo  with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Pigment Ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder. (I use a stampamajig for stamp placement)


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I die cut the Poinsettia Bloom Trio die in Cranberry card-stock and covered all the pieces with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Love Letter Pico Embellisher. It’s a glossy color finish that comes with a  fine line applicator.

Add a black pearl in the center of the poinsettia.

I die cut the Elliana Ornament die in White card-stock.  I inked all the pieces with Imagine Crafts Versamark ink and embossed them with multiple coats of Imagine Crafts Black and Sparkle Embossing Powders to get an ornament that ‘looks like glass’ effect. (You might want the background ornament too… it’s HERE)

I die cut the Ornament Hooks and Caps die in Black glossy card-stock for the cap and from Silver Glitter card-stock for the hook.

Wish I could show it to you IRL!

I’m linking up to some challenges…

House of Cards Challenge – use a die or punch or both

Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Christmas

 

Here’s another card I made because I wanted to use some more inks and spray… as if I hadn’t made a big enough mess already! haha

 

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I started with an A-2 top folding White card base.

I cut a white card-stock panel and embossed the panel with the new Large Snowflakes Stencil  by running it through my Big Shot. (I show this on a couple videos. Click on the video tab under the header)

Leaving the stencil in place, I adhered it to my desk with removable tape and using Imagine Crafts finger daubers, I inked the snowflakes with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink.  Remove the stencil and emboss with Imagine Crafts White Embossing Powder.

Using three Imagine Crafts Versacolor square ink pads, Opera Pink, Peony and Raspberry, I rubbed ink over the snowflakes.

Then I sprayed on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and rubbed the inked surface to blend and wipe the ink off the snowflakes.

I die cut the Peace Script die in White card-stock, smeared it with Versacolor Opera Pink ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

I die cut the Pine Border Background die in White card-stock also.  I adhered the Peace Script cut to the trees with little dots of Tombow Mono Multi glue, then sprayed them with the Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and mounted the trees to the card with mounting squares.

I hope you can see the sparkle in the photo.  I took the picture in full sunlight, hoping it would show up.  I really like all of Imagine Crafts products.. hard to say what is my favorite because they are all FABULOUS!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today!  It’s sunny and beautiful here in IA… yay!

 

Supplies I used on these cards… 

cards · Christmas · Fall · Memory Box · Stencils · Winter

Frosted Pine trees and Maple Leaves…

A couple cards I posted on the Memory Box blog today…


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No, I’m not ready for the sparkly, fluffy stuff but I sure like it on cards! lol

For the starry background, I applied Imagine Crafts Delicata Silver ink through the Stardust Stencil with Imagine Crafts large round ink Dauber onto a Memory Box A-2 Sapphire Notecard.

I die cut and embossed the Frosted Pine die five times in Memory Box Dill card-stock.  I went over the embossed snow areas with Dries White glue, shook on and tapped off the glitter and let it dry.

Merry is die cut from a Memory Box White notecard.

The word Christmas is left over from the Grand Merry Christmas Script die card I made and posted last week HERE.

I used two of the holly leaves from the HO HO Holly Leaves die and a couple red glitter domes finish it off.
Now for some Fall colors!


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Very simple but maybe a nice, easy to mail, ‘flat’ card! Gotta love that once in awhile! lol

The card base is a Memory Box Lagoon A-2 Notecard with a 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch panel from a Memory Box Parchment Notecard layered on top. I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink to edge the panel and all the leaves, letters and the Woodland Branch die.

I used the new Marvelous Maple Leaves die and cut the small leaf in 3 Memory Box card-stock colors, Meadow, Sweetcorn and Jack O Lantern. The large leaf is cut once out of Jack O Lantern.

Upper and lower case Classic Alphabet dies for happy FALL.


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Our daughters call their baby diaper inserts ‘flats’, so I can call my flat cards ‘flats’!  lol  Children are a blessing even when they create a lot of laundry!  I guess we big people make a lot of laundry too!  Now how did I get off on that! lol

I’ll link up to some challenges and call it a post!  ttul!  TFL!

(my merry Christmas card at the top)

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – the words have it

Simon Says Stamp – Make your own background 

Divas By Design – Anything Goes 

Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything Goes 

Paper Creators Crafts – Early Christmas

(my happy FALL card)

2 Cute Ink Challenges – Fall 

 

 

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

 

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Shopping · Spring · Stencils · Summer · Techniques

More New Memory Box and SALES!!!

 

First up…the SALES!!! 

I use my Perfect Layers tools all the time!  Perfect Paper Crafting is offering an awesome deal!  If you haven’t gotten yours yet…don’t miss this opportunity to get a deal on the new set of Mini Rulers and the mat!  You will not be sorry!  LOVE them!   If you already have them, maybe you want another set or what an awesome gift for a stamper friend!
Click the box below to check it out!

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I have admired and been tempted to buy for some time the New stamp and die sets from Simon Says Stamp.  I still don’t have any but if I have time to shop tomorrow, I want to but where to start!   In case you didn’t know and want to shop too… here’s the deal and a link to the sale. 

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thanks for shopping through my links! 

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Cards! Here’s another card using the NEW Summer 2014 Memory Box release. I started with the Floating Butterflies die cut out of a Memory Box white notecard. Next I cut out two of the inner lines with a scissors so I would have one complete butterfly.  Here’s a picture of the die so you can see the lines I cut off.

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I cut the Floating Butterflies Background die from a Memory Box Sweetcorn notecard. Using the Butterfly Vine stencil, I inked up the complete butterfly first, with Wild Honey Distress ink and the mini round ink blending tool.  Then moved the stencil to fit over the other two butterflies, making sure not to ink into the complete butterfly I stenciled first.

I die cut the Bursting Berry Vine and Blushing Flower Branch from a Memory Box Kraft notecard. I inked them with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool and then colored the leaves with YG Copics.

Cut the Blushing Flower Branch again with little pieces of Memory Box Lavender notecard placed over the flowers, emboss them with a stylus or run it back through the Big Shot with a tan mat and shims.  Leaving the flowers in the die, flip it over and ink through the die with Dusty Concord Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

 

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Using a variety of Memory Box butterfly dies… cut some butterfly bodies in lavender card…ink them a little with Dusty Concord Distress ink too.

The word ‘fly’ is cut from the Library Alphabet Tags set.

I glued with Tombow Mono Multi, Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares and the ATG gun.

A2 size card…

Linking up to the NBUS Challenge HERE…  all of the dies have never been used!

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Over on the Memory Box  facebook page this a.m., I posted the Floating Butterflies card and a gal said she wanted to see something with the Curling Cloud die.  So I took the challenge for this afternoon!

I inlaid the Mini Hot Air Balloon and Beautiful Balloon dies with the Curling Cloud, cut the Memory Box initials with the Classic Uppercase Alphabet dies, cut summer with the Alphabet Soup die and fun with Parker Lowercase Alphabet dies.

 

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Another Curling Cloud glued on top of the card to finish it off.

It’s an A2 size card – Memory Box Lagoon notecard for the card base, white, cranberry and meadow for the cuts.

 

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So when it’s hot and humid… I stay in the house and keep cool!  How about you?  So my Summer fun is not in the air but on the ground, in the house playing with Memory dies, stencils and stamps!

I still have 3 class cards to post next week, some new Printworks stamps to play with and it’s time to color again!

TFL! and happy weekend…hope you get to make something too!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

 

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Distress Stains · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Spring · Stencils · Techniques

Memory Box Stencils and Dies…

Hi everyone!  There is a Stencil Blog Blitz going on over on the Memory Box Blog, HERE.  Every day there is a chance to win a stencil,  just by leaving a comment on the blog post each day.

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In today’s post, Laura is showing the Pop Dots Stencil.  I have a card made with it and the poppystamps Mod Flower Background die matches up with it perfectly!  I embossed the stencil by running a piece of card-stock through the big shot,  then laying the stencil back over the embossed piece as a mask,  I used several colors of Distress Stains to color the circles…Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Broken China.

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Then I added a banner cut with poppystamps Classic Ribbons die,  I stamped on it with a Memory Box Washi Chevron stamp and  Wishing You a Happy Day stamps

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Some Doodlebug Sequins to embellish and then glued together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

I posted a stencil card on the Memory Box Blog  for the Blog Blitz on Saturday, using the Texture, Line Up stencil, Delphinium and Stems mini stencils from the Garden collection.

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I inked through the stencils with Distress Inks and the new Round Ink Blending Tools. (they are awesome by the way!)

Then I cut the Rhone Butterfly Wings die in the panel and layered Lagoon card-stock under it.

The Blooming Branch die is glued on behind the Classic Ribbons Banner and the word FLEUR is cut with the new Urban Uppercase Alphabet die set.

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And I have found that I LOVE to spatter!  Two colors of spray mist spattered on the panel.  Shake the mists side to side to mix, unscrew the cap and tap with your finger to spatter the ink off the tube.  Works great!

I used my Perfect Layers mini Rulers  and Cutting mat to cut the mat for the floral scene.  Link over on the right… love these rulers!

I have more cards to post and photos and cards from the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape too!  I’ll be back soon!

Thanks for stopping by, it’s good to be back. I have missed you ALL!

p.s. I still haven’t been able to get Google to recover my You Tube Channel.  It’s so discouraging. This is for sure one time when technology is not my friend.  boo.

There is one video on my blog Facebook page though.  I wish I’d loaded them all to FB!  Who’d a thunk!

Supplies I used on these cards…

 

cards · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Stencils · Winners

Giveaway Winner and Memory Box Butterfly Vine…

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Such a habit… I always seem to put a photo at the top of the post!  hehe  Oh well… go ahead…scroll down and see who the winner is!

Here’s the Butterfly Vine stencil debossed into Strathmore Bristol card-stock… It really worked great… the other side was nicely embossed, so you could use either side.

It was great to use the debossed side because the stencil stayed in the grooves while I misted it with three colors of Glimmer Mist. Patina, Frosty Nights and Mistletoe.

Let that dry…

Then I replaced the stencil in the grooves again and stamped with a variety of Memory Box stamps inked with Distress Ink pads. One of the stamps, Vintage Scroll has been discontinued.  Sorry about that… some shops still have it in stock.

I used the Perfect Layers ⅛ inch ruler to mat the stenciled and inked piece on black card-stock.

Here’s a close up…

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I really like the definition the debossing/embossing gives… like letterpress without the ink.

I layered it up like this in my Big Shot…

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Bristol card-stock (I very lightly spritzed it with water on both sides – spritzing on the back side helps keep it from curling)

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5 pieces of 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. 65# cover card-stock, stacked together and placed on top (shims)

Then run it through!

NOW FOR the WINNER of the MB Lunette and Oriel Butterfly dies from SLS!!!

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#30 is Linda Ward!  Congrats Linda!  It’s your lucky day!
Watch your email, I’ll be contacting you for your mailing address.

Thank you everyone for stopping by, linking up and shopping at Starlitstudio.net!

*** Linking up to…
Clips N Cuts blog  – giveaway
ETA – 
Moxie Fab World – Styling with Stencils Challenge

Supplies I used on my card…

cards · Hero Arts · Memory Box · Stencils · Washi Tape

Prim Poppy Goes Postal…

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Hello!  My ‘Day 4’ card for the Stenciled Online Class.

I dry embossed using Mister Huey’s Chevron Stencil…ran it through the Big Shot like this… multi purpose platform tab 1, cutting plate, stencil, card-stock, tan mat, 3 to 5 pieces of 65# card-stock for shimming then another cutting plate on top… run it through.   One thing I do if my spray bottle is right there… I spritz with water so it embosses a tad bit more.  Then inked the panel with Walnut Stain Distress ink using the Ink Blending Tool.

Some Little B airmail Washi Tape, an airmail mini envelope from Impress Rubber Stamps.com, some airmail twine, Memory Box Prim Poppy die cut from green and red then pieced together and an old Hero Arts hello stamp!  I used the Tiny Attacher to staple on the sentiment piece.

Linking to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Stripes

I hope to make some more from the inspiration shared in this class.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies I used…

cards · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Stencils · Techniques · Tutorials · Washi Tape

Memory Box Garden Flora Stencil and Flower Dies…

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The NEW Garden Flora Stencil from Memory Box…

On this card, I laid the stencil on top of a piece of white cardstock and taped it down with removable tape.

Using the Colorbox pigment Queue called Surfs Up, I applied the ink, all the colors, randomly, all over.

I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Using the rubber stamp Mail Definitions,  Ranger Archival Black ink and a Stamp a ma jig, I stamped   the panel, starting at the top and moving down, inking and stamping three times.

Heat up your craft iron. Lay the heat embossed and stamped panel face down onto scrap paper, I use a piece of newsprint folded in half, and iron off the embossing.  Be sure to protect your work surface from the heat.

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I used some Antique Linen Distress ink and the ink blending tool to add some color to the white areas.  The areas that were heat embossed, still pretty much resist the ink.

Mat the panel with black card-stock and the Perfect Layers Tools, add your die cuts, washi tape and mount to a Parchment notecard.  I used the Kylie Stem and hello script dies.

I’m linking up my hello card  to the CASology Challenge – Contrast

This next card I used the same Garden Flora Stencil and Mail Definitions stamp but the text is in the background instead of on the flowers and stems.

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I taped the stencil to the white piece of card-stock.

Inked it all with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Stamped it three times with Ranger Archival Black ink and the Stamp a ma jig.

Then removed the stencil.

I spritzed the panel with Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds Spray.  I wish it showed up in the photos but it’s really pretty, shimmery IRL!

I die cut the NEW Zinnia Bouquet and Zinnia Bouquet Background dies from white cardstock.  I inked the three background pieces with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Glue the background pieces to the Outline piece.

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Adhere the flower to the card with mounting squares.

Tie on Hemp cord.

Add the sentiment ‘FLOWERS’ from the April Showers Bring May Flowers stamp by mounting it to a piece of the Contempo Circle Border die.

Mat the panel with Black card-stock,  the Perfect Layers Tools and adhere it to a Kraft notecard.

There are so many techniques to try with the NEW Stencils and dies!  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with too!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy stenciling!   I’m linking up to the Online Card Classes Stenciled that just started today.

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Supplies I used for my cards…

cards · CAS · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Stencils · Winter

Memory Box cards…

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Here’s the new Delicate Snowflakes Stencil from Memory Box… I tried several different ways of using it but I’m just posting two!   This reminds me so much of what we’ve done for years with Brass Stencils!  I need to get those back out too!  For this card, I stamped a panel with Memory Box stamps, laid the stencil on the panel, applied stencil paste, then white embossing powder and heated it.

This card was a Weekly Favorite at Splitcoast Stampers!  Thank you ladies!

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I used the Precious Snowflakes die and several stamps…
Snowy Evergreens
Walking Winter Wonderland
Winter Collage
Washi Tape Dots

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Here I used the Delicate Snowflakes stencil…laid it over a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed it with Frosty Night and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  My watercolor paper wasn’t the heaviest so it curled up some from the moisture causing the inks to go under the stencil a bit at here and there.

*tip* if you spritz the backside of your paper with water, it doesn’t curl up as much when you’re getting the front wet!

This card was a CAS Favorite at Splitcoast Stampers!  Thank you ladies!

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Frostyville Corner and Snowflake Corner cut from white glitter card-stock.  Looks like snow!

I had to make one die card to post too!  : )  It’s a CAS card that would be fun to make a pack of 6 or so for a gift… for a bunch of thank you cards…notecards…invitations too!  Easy to change it up, this is Version 2 for me! lol

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I cut the S, from the Classic Upper Alphabet die set, in the center of a piece of Memory Box Pattern paper. Then I placed it on the NEW Venita Flourish die, centering the S and taping the card-stock in place to cut.  Exact placement!  Love it!

*tip* always cut the inside image first so you can position and center when you cut the surrounding shape.

Panel mat was cut with the Perfect Layers Tools…..

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I’m linking up my Venita card to the NEW challenge at Addicted to CAS

Thanks for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!  Hope I’ve inspired you a bit!  It’s so ‘wintery’ here but I must switch gears and make some Valentines!  Take care and ttul!

Stamps, Dies and Supplies I use…