Birthday · cards · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Interactive · Masculine · Summer

Pop Up Step Birthday Cottage Cutz Camping Card…

Hi everyone! Do you have memories of camping? Our grandsons keep very busy outdoors!  They love sleeping out and all the things that go along with it!  I have fun making them cards like this.

This is a step card of sorts, not sure what it’s called. It fits in an envelope though! lol

Here’s the back side…

Here’s the inside…

Have you heard of the show Adventure Agents?  Very fun for kids!

Here it is from the side…

Close up of the critters…

All the dies are from Cottage Cutz.

And here’s a video that maybe shows how it works better… be sure to click on one of the frame options to see it large.

Holler if you have any questions!  Confession…I made this in January so I can’t remember everything! ❤


All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Oxide Inks · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Summer

Time for a NEW release from Simon Says Stamp…. Dream Big!

Hi everyone!  Bringing you everything ‘dreamy’ with this release in Summery July!  Check it all out HERE

I received the Tropical Leaf Bunch die to play with.  It’s from Simon Says Stamp but designed by Memory Box!  I love it when I get the designs by MB!

You deserve a break but I don’t mean at Mc Donalds! lol   I’m not a beach person but I’ve probably not been at the right beach to appreciate it! 

Here I kept it very CAS (clean and simple). 

I die cut a rectangle out of copy paper so I could ink blend an area centerish on the front of my A2 size cardbase.

I blended oxide inks with my blue and brown brushes without putting on more ink because I wanted it very light.

Then I did some splattering with Prize Ribbon and Ground Espresso Distress inks and then a little white acrylic after the ink splatters were dry.

I die cut three of the Tropical Leaf Bunch, glued them together and then directly to the cardbase.

The beach chair is from last months SSS release.  I stamped it and fussy cut it by hand, colored it with Copics and glued it directly to the cardbase. Details about this set in my post HERE

Then I stamped the sentiment from the beach stamp set and added Memory Box Fairy Jewels from the Pastel set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope you enjoy the new release and here’s the 

code for $5 off through 8/15…  5BUCKS

Have a great weekend!  Do any of you have an ebike?  We’re going to go looking at them this afternoon.


p.s. links to the new products are in bold and the SSS picture in my post!  Thank you for looking/shopping through my links!  I appreciate it!

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Oxide Inks · Spellbinders dies · Summer · Thinking of You

Winter Garden Release in a Summer Way Card…

Hi everyone!  How fun is this NEW die set called Letterbox from Spellbinders Winter Garden Release!  I made it up in a Winter Scene card too but I think I’ll post it separately because I have so many pictures of this one.

I die cut everything and put them together before I adhered them to a Distress Oxide ink blended A2 size cardbase. I used Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass with a torn piece of copy paper to separate the sky and grass.

I used a NEW die set called Winter Evergreen Foliage behind the Be Bold flowers.

I love these sweet blooms with the mailbox!

The die cut sentiment is from the NEW Mix and Match Holiday Greetings Die set.  I die cut it twice in white cardstock, glued them together and glued them directly to the card.

I used woodgrain cardstock for the post and a matte silver metallic cardstock for the box.

I hope you like this as much as I do!  I’m anxious to show you the Winter version too!  ❤

Linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own backgound

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

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

Sale info below!

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
S5-502 Spellbinders BE BOLD BLOOMS…
[ SSS | SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Parcel and Post…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
[ STR ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock MATTE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]


Christmas in July Sale at!  Ends July 24th… check it out!




All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Sending You Some Vitamin Sea!

Hi everyone! Check out the latest release from Memory Box, ‘June Island Vacation’!  I had fun playing with these products!

I embossed the fish with the NEW Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder, then I used the NEW coordinating Ocean Fish stencil set to color the fish!  It worked great!

I have no idea what colors these fish should be! lol  I used my mug of dye ink blender brushes!  I didn’t add any ink, I just used the ink that was in the brushes and used the green, blue and bluegreen brushes over yellow.  Orange and red together on the other!

The Ocean Fish Folder comes with matching dies, so I die cut the fish after coloring.

For the background piece, I used the Memory Box Underwater 3d embossing folder on white cardstock, then used my Distress Oxide blender brushes to add color.  Again, just the color that was in the brushes.  I guess I was too lazy to get out the ink pads!  Funny girl yesterday! lol

I used mounting tape to mount the fish to the background piece and added some clear Fairy Drops.

The sentiment is heat embossed from the Deep Blue Ocean clear stamp set released last year.  Awesome sentiments and images in this set.  Dies to match too!

I saw Memory Box Dave’s card on the Memory Box website using the Kelp Collage die, also from last year so I used it too!

The last thing I did was add some clear glitter pen to the fish.  I love how it makes it look like shimmery fish!

This will be a fun card to send to someone feeling under the weather.  I love vitamin C anyway… it’s a staple around this house! lol

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Blending In

Double D Challenges – Creatures In/Under the Sea

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card and it made you smile.


Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box OCEAN FISH 3D Embossing…
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box – 88623 Ocean Fish Stencil
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1012 Underwater 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
Gina K Designs SET OF 10 BLENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
[ SSS ]
Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle…
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Summer

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up High Five Birthday Card…

Two more cute pop up cards!  The last two for this round of family birthdays! These critters are having a grand time celebrating!  Today is Corrin’s 13th birthday and the other is for Cedryk who will be 10 later this month.  They grow up so fast!

I die cut Happy Birthday in blue and backed it with a white die cut, then added three clouds to the back.  I love how that turned out with the balloons! (I used clouds from a couple companies)

Close up… I stamped, die cut and then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Our oldest daughter has a big, nice tramp and the kids have so much fun on it!  We were over there the other day and after they jumped awhile they moved to the slides!  They greased them with dish soap and soon there was a competition happening! So funny!

close up… I did different balloon colors on this one.

I used Doodlebug pattern paper for the pop up and TE cardstock for the grass.

Here’s my phone picture…shows the detail of the giant Happy Birthday better! I know I already said this but the clouds! ❤

Thank you for clicking over for the backyard playtime…reminds me of a meme I saw on instagram… we had some good times didn’t we! Bug bites and all!


Here’s what I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Giant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Doodlebug My Happy Place 12×12…
[ STR | SBC | ACH ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
[ SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn REALLY HIGH FIVE Die Cuts…
[ SSS | SBC ]
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Doodlebug Designs · Interactive · Masculine · Pop up card · Summer

BBQ Platform Pop up Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  We had a fun holiday weekend with a super muggy 4th!  whoa… super nice days and then boom…super high humidity and high temp.  Definitely know it’s Summer!

One of our son-in-law’s is a great cook!  So I made this card just for him.

I have two more pictures and I’ll post them.  If I had this card still I would retake the pictures because the back sign is blurry…f stop too low! lol I was in a hurry to get to the party! Good thing I’d snapped a phone picture!


I colored the stamped and die cut images with Copic Sketch Markers.  Then assembled the card just like the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop up video.  The Boss of the BBQ sentiment is from a discontinued Taylored Expressions set.


So fun…now it’s time for lunch!  This card makes me hungry!

One more birthday platform pop up to post, then it’s back to Memory Box cards!

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Let’s…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2364 Happy Birthday…
[ STR ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]