All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box You Anchor Me Card…

It’s always fun to have a masculine card in the stash!  Today’s card is the new Memory Box You Anchor Me stamp set and coordinating dies!

I stamped the anchor in TE’s Blue Corn ink, it’s a dark blue….love it!  Not black. hehe  Die cut it with the coordinating die, popped it up on a Memory Box die cut Wrapped Circles die cut, then matted it with a Circle Basics die cut in dark brown. 

I got out the Memory Box End of My Rope set… don’t you love that name?! lol  Decided I liked one, die cut it in white cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

Some woodgrain pattern paper…two sentiments stamped in the MISTI in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink from the You Anchor Me set.

Then on the inside, a couple more sentiments.

I die cut the panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set. I should’ve stamped one of the little fish (in the set) inside with the words too!

I popped the anchor and rope up with a little 3M foam mounting tape, the 1/16th inch stuff so It’s still CAS and mailable!

Thank you for stopping by and come back!  Christmas is coming soon!  Can’t wait!

Pam

Here’s what I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5269D You Anchor Me…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps YOU ANCHOR ME…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30114…
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]

Birthday · cards · Interactive · My Scrap Chick · Scan and Cut · Summer

My Scrap Chick Beach Box Card…

Hi everyone! Another end of Summer interactive card to share!  I guess I’m loving these box cards.  This file came from My Scrap Chick. com.

I use a Scan and Cut so I have to change the SVG file to work on it.  I follow a video that’s really easy!  I have to watch it every time though because I don’t cut files very often.  Mostly I use it to cut out stamped images if I don’t have matching dies.  Comment or email me if you want a link to the video.

This turned out so cute!  The file is actually called Guy Bird Tubing but I needed it to be a girl!  Simple fix… I cut a narrow strip of cardstock and put it through the holes on the light pink piece and made straps for her bathing suit!

We’re still having some hot days here in Iowa so that lemonade looks so refreshing!

hahahaha  I added some white lines and dots with a white gel pen.

I used some old Bazzil cardstock and some Taylored Expressions cardstock.  Cookie Monster for the bird and Confetti Cake for the box.

It folds flat so easily and slips into an A2 envelope.  The file comes with an envelope you can cut but I resized it way too big!  I was glad to find out it fit in a regular size A2.

Totally charming! lol  This file comes with a short assembly video too… amazing how the gal designed it to fit together seamlessly!

On the back I wrote, “we think you’re beachy keen”! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!

Yesterday was stressful…I had to update the operating system on this computer.  Safari cut me off to where I couldn’t log in to my blog!  Fortunately everything is working ok… I almost panicked because it didn’t look like photoshop elements was going to open but it finally did. whew.  I lost all the mail I had saved in folders in my mail program though.  I guess I was tooooo far behind in updating and it acted like it was a new computer!  So I will just type my name here today because I don’t have the html code saved in an email anymore in my blog folder.  Five years of stuff, gone. boo. I am working on another system for saving stuff!!!

ttul!

Pam

Here’s what I used…

TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Guy Bird Tubing Box Card – My Scrap…
[ MSC ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]

 

And there’s a great sale at Scrapbook.com! We ALWAYS LOVE free shipping! hehe  Tons of stamps, dies and more!


Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Interactive · Masculine · MFT · Summer

Cutest Birthday Card of the Year….One of Them Anyway…hahaha

Hi everyone! This box card makes me so happy!  I love it so much!  So fun to color and put together!  Making a card like this is like starting out on a journey and you’re not quite sure where you’ll end up! lol ❤

This card was for one of our grandsons, Cedryk. Not curly blonde hair but just as cute! ❤

Our grandsons found the new show Adventure Agents a year or so ago and boy have they had fun!  When I asked Ced what he wanted for his birthday card this year he told me a boy cutting down trees!  I said, “ok”…told myself not to panic yet… lol  Came home and started looking through the stash and thinking! This is where I ended up and I was thrilled! YAY!  So thankful to have this cardmaking challenge to keep me smiling!

So here’s some more pictures!

I stamped, cut him out by hand and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Timber!!!!

from the side… I had to trim down the MFT grass dies to fit.

a little bit more of the perspective/depth…

It folds flat to fit in an envelope!  YAY!

I hope he made you smile… thank you for stopping by my blog!  I love sharing my cards with you!

P.S.  be watching…tonight central time… 11 p.m. (12 a.m. Eastern) is the NEW Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release!  I have a card to share on Thursday for the StAMPtember Blog Party… it’s a Christmas card!  So come back and I appreciate it so much when you shop through my links!  THANK YOU!

Here’s what I used that I have links for…

Lumberjack Guys Clear Stamp Set -…
[ CCD ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Taller Than Trees | Steel Crafting…
[ TCH ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Poppystamps · Slimline · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Series Day Two…

Welcome back to the 2nd day of Whittle cuteness!  My first card today I decided to make a slimline card and use the NEW Memory Box Twiggy Alphabet too!

I used one of the pattern papers from the pretty Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim pad and two Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Ocean Blue and Fresh Aqua for the die cut letters.

Then I proceeded to create a little scene below with Whittle Dies…

So cute!  I die cut Memory Box cardstock 6×6 paper pads again using Sunny Orange, Berry Red, Earth Neutral and Lush Green.  The background/sky/water is from Fresh Aqua.

Nothing hard, I didn’t even do any inking on these die cut pieces!  Stayed with the clean look.  A little white gel pen at the end.

Next up…moo…bleat! Look at these fun sentiments! poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments.

I hope you laughed outloud! hahahahahaha  I made one barn… cut it in half and made two mini slim cards!

Look at this cutie goat!  It’s so encouraging! lol

I die cut the Whittle Goat in white Neenah Classic Crest and using my TE gray blending brush for oxides,  I just went around it with the brush, no added ink. Then I colored the nose and ears with a pink Copic.  This was my third try at coloring the goat. I liked it the best.

I did some cloud inking… die cut and colored a fence…die cut some grass and the sun.

Next card….maybe I should stamp, “You’re Kind Of A Big Deal” on the inside! Actually it would work for both cards! lol  Same sentiment stamp set.

Here I colored the cow the same way as I did the goat, with the TE blending brush I have reserved for Oxide inks in brown. I just used the dirty brush, no added ink.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on TE Oreo cardstock.

I think she’s barn with it…don’t you?! ❤

Well happy barn day and week to you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoyed my cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Poppystamps – 2216 Whittle Palm Tree…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2372 Whittle Flamingo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2219 Whittle Mounds…
[ STR | STR ]
Poppy Stamps WHITTLE CLOUDS Craft Die…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94581 Twiggy Alphabet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1015S Spring Plaid Slim
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2342 Little Bit of Turf…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2441 Whittle Goat craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2449 Whittle Cow craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2351 Cottage Picket…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]

 

4 Bar · All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Whittle Dies Two Day Series…

Hi everyone!  We’ll start with food Whittles! lol There are so many of these cute little dies! I need a two week series! (not just two days) lol  Christmas is coming though!  I’m getting anxious to see what Memory Box/poppystamps/Birchpress Designs will have for us!

My three cards today are a 4 bar size, 3 ⅜ in x 4 ⅞ in.  I love this smaller size for the Whittle dies!

We’re a taco lovin’ family so I had to use the sentiments in the Life is Sweet stamp set.  “You guac my world” !  The Happy Birthday from the new Marzipan Greetings stamp set and dies ended up being the tomato! lol Time for lunch! haha   I love the play on words though!  So FUN!

I used one of the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies to make the center frame.  I used two greens from the Memory Box Lush Green 6×6 cardstock pad.

Whittle Avocado and Whittle Taco and Nacho cuts from the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads also, Sunny Orange and Lush Green.

I used a pink Copic marker for cheeks and white gel pen for accents. A yummy birthday card! lol

Next….”Heres the scoop” Sentiments from the same Life is Sweet stamp set.

I kept this one CAS, clean and simple.  I cut off the tail of the word balloon from the poppystamps Word Balloons die set… I’m using this die a lot!

Stamped it with the sentiment from Life is Sweet in coffee Ranger Archival ink and inked the edges with Distress Gathered Twigs ink and a mini ink blending tool.  This ink and tool are always out on my table.

I love the detail on this cone!  poppystamps Whittle Ice Cream Cone, die cut in kraft cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs.  The ice cream I cut in kraft also and colored dark chocolate with Copic Sketch Markers.

A radio talk show host I listen to sometimes,  always says “living the dream” if someone asks him how he is.   The last couple years have been closer to living the nightmare in our lives! lol ugh. Some young gal pulled out in front of me on the four lane last night, trying to kill us all!  My horn works, didn’t do any good…she was oblivious!  So I’ll stop worrying about deer running out in front of me and start worrying about dumb drivers!

I adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape.  Oh, the white panel is a Memory Box die from the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles Set. (I see it’s no longer available, I added some other options to the links below)

The pink cardstock is from the Memory Box Berry Red 6×6 Cardstock pad.

Next…”Do all things with Love” from the Marzipan Greetings set.

The only thing food related on this cutie card is the color!  Orange! lol  From the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pad Sunny Orange. (yellows in it too)

I absolutely LOVE this sentiment, “this is a paper hug”!

I die cut a heart in the two colors with the Memory Box Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

I die cut the poppystamps Heart Tag Trio in two colors.  Heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and put the card together.

I think this would be a fun card to make in any color and send off to friends, kids, grands or family!

I was going to put my two other cards in this post too but that’s so much!  I’m gonna post again tomorrow with those two.

So this is all for today! hehe  See you tmr!

Here’s what I used!

Poppystamps – CB502 Marzipan…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps MARZIPAN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2448 Whittle Taco and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2435 Whittle Avocado…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2423 Whittle Ice Cream…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94438 Matinee Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99772 Stitched Frame…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99757 Pinpoint Single…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR ]
Open Studio dies – Stitched Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Get Well · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Memory Box Deep Blue Ocean and Bubble Border…

Hi everybody!  Working through the Memory Box release…. thinking of you and I had to use this Vitamin Sea sentiment again!  Many of you know me and I’m a vitamin C user!  hehe

I started by inking a mini slim line panel with Tumbled Glass oxide ink, lightly marked where the circles were with a pencil, then stamped the school of fish stamp from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set randomly over the larger circles.  Then I stamped the ocean greenery images from the same set in dark greens.

Then I covered the panel with a piece of vellum…like you’re looking through glass…

I inked the top panel with Oxide inks, Salty Ocean and my Peacock Feathers brush without adding more ink. Spattered it with water.

Let it dry, then stamp the sentiments from the set using the MISTI and Ranger Archival Black ink.

I colored and die cut the cute little fishy with Copic markers but then I decided I didn’t like the white around it so I fussy cut it and mounted it on the panel with mounting tape.

On the inside I stamped the Feel Better Soon stamp from the set.

This is a great set… it can go for any occasion with the variety of sentiments!  Birthday, Just Because, Sympathy and get well!

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful how can it be the end of August day!!!

ttul,

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94518 Bubble Border…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Hello Bluebird · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Pop up card · Summer

Hello Bluebird Fishin’ Hole Shadowbox Card…

Meet me at the fishin’ hole!  It’s a beautiful day! lol Here’s the card I made for our grandson Corrin who just turned 12!  He loves to fish with Grandpa!

I saved this idea from Instagram/designs by mommajean when I saw it last year.  So much fun!  I made the video after I gave it to Corrin and he showed me that it looked like the fish were swimming when you bend it back and forth!  ❤

I didn’t have a shadowbox die set that would work for what I wanted to do so I had to make this up as I went.  No instructions, just some Math! lol

Stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird,  Memory Box and Lawn Fawn. I’ll link below.

I stamped, die cut the images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Since alcohol marker ink saturates through to the back side, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to glue behind the colored images.

Bushes and grass dies in the background from Hello Bluebird…

I took a lot of pictures!

Memory Box dies for the greens and coral in the water…

I used a piece of acetate to cover the opening…

Distress Oxide inks for the blues and sandy shore…

Corrin really liked it and the money in the envelope too! lol

Thank you for stopping by! ttul

Here’s what I used…

Fishin’ Hole Stamp – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Fishin’ Hole Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Pond Builder Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box Flowering Cactus Slimline Card…

Hi everyone!  I had some fun coloring yesterday. Right now there’s a 30 day coloring challenge going on and I’m so glad I had this to color!

I stamped the NEW Memory Box Flowering Cactus in the MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die cut it and colored it with these copics…

I stamped and die cut the sentiments from the Signature Greetings sets.  I cut just the die a couple more time so I could glue them together to get some lift. Easy gluing when the dies are like this!

I die cut the largest and next largest of the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slimline dies in TE Oreo cardstock and Neenah 110# white cardstock and layered everything up.

I used mounting foam tape behind the cactus to adhere it to the panels.

Succulents are so fun and popular right now!  Maybe sometime I’ll get to see then in the desert!

Thank you for stopping by! ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box FLOWERING CACTUS Clear…
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FLOWERING…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5272D Signature…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5272 Signature…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Large…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Summer

Memory Box Fantasy, Imperial, Stone Keep Castle Collage Dies Card…


Hi everyone! More new dies from Memory Box!  Check out these new dies to make a magical card for that special someone! I can see these being used for so many occasions and for both children and adults!

There are three new collage dies, top one is Fantasy Castle Collage, middle one is Imperial Castle Collage and bottom one is Stone Keep Castle Collage.  Fun names! I used 3 shades of gray from the Memory Box Earth Neutral Collection 6×6 cardstock pad.

I layered them on an A2 size card.  I wanted a little separation but not a lot so I could stick it in the mail.  So I took a piece of chipboard and put score-tape on both sides and made my own mounting strips but they aren’t foam or thick. It just gives a little bit of lift.  I really like how it looks IRL.

The peachy pink colors are from the Memory Box Berry Red Collection 6×6 cardstock pad.

I die cut the background pink color with the Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate die.

The sentiment is from the new Memory Box Majestic Achievements stamps and die set. I stamped it on the peachy pink color and trimmed it and layered it on the white die cut.  You wouldn’t need to do this but I did a lousy job stamping it on the die cut piece so I cut it out! lol  Super cute castle stamp, sentiments and banners.


Maybe you can see the dimension a little bit better in this picture.

 

and here’s the inside….I used the castle stamp and one of the sentiments in the stamp set.  Super cute!  Still room to sign!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Summer weekend to you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…and heads up…new release at Simon Says Stamp!  It’s a long this line… Make Magic!  Check it out and use the code YUM521 through 8/15 for $5 off!

Memory Box – SET of 3 craft die sets:…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94510 Fantasy Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94511 Imperial Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94512 Stone Keep Castle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94514 Pinpoint Burst…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5267D Majestic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps MAJESTIC…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Summer · Watercolor

Memory Box Elegant Succulent Sentiments Card…

Hi everyone! This is a new stamp set from Memory Box with gorgeous succulent floral images and beautiful sentiments that are actually ones you would use!  ‘best wishes on your special day’, ‘wishing you the happiest birthday’, ‘just a little note to let you know I am thinking about you’, ‘when times are difficult let hope sustain you’ and the one I used on my card.

I did some distress ink smooshing with a piece of scrap acetate.  I like that it’s a little easier to control doing it this way.  Acetate to watercolor paper instead of laying the watercolor paper flat on the inky craft mat. I used Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Forest Moss regular Distress Ink pads.

I stamped the succulent bouquet with Ranger Archival ink onto the dried inked watercolor paper.  I used a stamp platform so I could ink it a few times.

Then I die cut it out with the coordinating die.

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold powder on TE Oreo cardstock and cut around it with a scissors.

There is another new sentiment and die set from Memory Box that does have coordinating dies. You can see it HERE.

I glued the negative piece to a piece of TE Oreo cardstock, then using mounting tape I fit the die cut back in the space.

I mounted to another piece of TE Poblano Pepper cardstock….I know it’s dark here, hard to tell but it’s there! hehe

To add a little glam, I added some Memory Box Fairy Jewels!

I really like how it turned out. That’s what keeps us making, right?!  When we like something!  I’m working on birthday cards for boys… Corrin turned 12 on the 7th,  Cedryk turned 9 on the 18th and Henry is 15 TODAY!!!  How in the world!  These kids just keep getting older!   I love ’em!  For a mom of girls to have 11 grandsons, it’s pretty amazing! lol  6 granddaughters too!

I better get back to those cards!  ttul and shopping links below!  Cindy/Starlitstudio is on vacation but will be back shipping Monday. SSS $5 savings code is YUM521 through 8/15.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5270D Elegant…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps ELEGANT…
[ SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Summer · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Outline Flowers for Two Mini Slims…

Hi everyone!  This new cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is almost 6×6 size.  I stamped it up, heat embossed it in gold, painted it with Karin watercolor markers and cut it in half!  eek!  That was hard to do! lol   It’s perfect for two mini slimline cards though!

The sentiment die is from Memory Box.  On the top card I used a vellum layer and on the second I used a mirror gold layer.

Here you can see the gold the way it looks in real life!

Here the sentiment is die cut in the mirror gold cardstock… so pretty!

The top card is the right side of the stamp, second card is the left side!   I kept with a simple method of watercoloring on Strathmore Best watercolor, the brown pad.  I put the darkest color ink marker down on dry paper, then moved it out with a lighter color ink marker, then a wet paintbrush.  I made myself just keep going, not going back and back! lol

I love this mini slim line size but I’m not stuck here! lol

Thank you for stopping by…check out the new release from Simon Says stamp and use the code YUM521 through 8/15.

Links below for what I used…

Simon Says Cling Stamp DELICATE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BIRTHDAY MAIL POSH SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

 

 

 

 

All Occasion · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shaker Card · Summer

Memory Box and poppystamps ‘anything is popsicle’ Shaker Card!

Do you agree? Such a cute sentiment!  A Summer shaker card with poppystamps Whittle Popsicle die, Memory Box Nested Globes, Memory Box Grain Planks (cut to be narrower),  NEW Banner Sentiment Trio die and NEW poppystamps  Life is Sweet Clear Stamp set!

Here’s a video to show how it works…it’s not deep so they don’t move around a lot. It looks a lot better when you click watch on You Tube.  lol

I made this mini slim size… 3 ½ in x 6 in.  It works so well for some things!

I die cut everything from Neenah 110# Solar White Smooth Classic Crest cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

I added dots to the inside background piece with the same Copics also.

I only used one layer of mounting tape around the perimeter of the globe.  I used the thin strips you can buy, but cutting your own would work too!  I’ll link below.

Super cute little popsicles…the die comes with two on it, one with the cute face and stitch lines and the other solid.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside!  ugh.  But there’s a new poppystamps sentiment set called Marzipan Greetings that’s so cute and the sentiment  ‘it’s the little things’ is perfect for the inside! I like some of the other ones for this too!

I don’t know who I’m going to send this to yet!  Here we are in the middle of Summer already though!  Wow, this year is going by fast!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I’m going to go make some more and see what I can come up with!  Have you checked out the new Memory Box/poppystamps release?  hehe  I’ll link below.

ttul,

Supplies I used to make this card… STR is starlitstudio.net, SSS is Simon Says stamp.com and SBC is scrapbook.com  Thank you for clicking through my links!  I appreciate it!

Poppystamps – 2421 Whittle Popsicle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94532 Nested Globes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
[ STR | SSS ]
Heffy Doodle – Foam Strips – Double…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles, Glitter & Matte too
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | TE | SSS ]

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Patriotic · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Memory Box 4th of July Cards…

Hi everyone!!! How do you celebrate the birthday of America? We meet at our middle daughter’s and watch the fireworks. Always good for a few mosquito bites.  grrrr

This CAS card is the 2nd card I came up with, scroll down for the 1st.  I had the idea to use this Vertical Line Collage in a flag way.  I didn’t realize that I wanted it CAS though until after I was almost done with the one below! lol  So there’s a card for both styles today!  CAS and CAS plus! lol

God Bless America!

 

The stars and stripes for this birthday wish!  I planned on using a big star but when I took my dies out of my star category, I saw this one and some others and got sidetracked from my plan! lol

Which one do you like better?  I almost think this one could be two cards… the stripes with USA on it and the star border with the sentiment! lol

I had fun anyway… I kept thinking I needed to add some of those star brads I have in the stash!  I had to tell myself, no that would be another card! lol

I like this last picture the best…funny how tipping just a bit shows the dimension.  I wish I’d had them done sooner so I could mail them to someone!  Such a last minute looloo!

Enjoy the festivities this weekend! I do enjoy fireworks…except the booms! haha  Shopping is quieter!

Simon Says Stamp has a shopping special on their brand products this weekend!

Scrapbook.com has a shopping special too… Use coupon code JULYSAVE21 to take an EXTRA 10% OFF your entire order. HURRY! This offer ends Sunday, July 4th at midnight, MST. *ONLY ONE (1) COUPON CODE PER ORDER.  There’s a free gift offer too!

Thank you so much for shopping through my links!  It helps me pay for this blog/no ads and for link deli so you know what I used!  Win Win!

I’ll stop talking and link up what I used!  ttul!

STR takes you to Starlitstudio.net,  SSS takes you to Simon Says Stamp and SBC in prior posts takes you to Scrapbook.com

Memory Box – 94553 Vertical Line…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94321 Shining Star Set…
[ STR ]
Memory Box CELEBRATE JOTTED SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94579 Wooden Alpha craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99971 Starry Sky Border…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2437 Happy Birthday Poe…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Easel · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer

poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Whittle Pig CUTE Card…

Hi everyone! This little piggy cleaned up to bring you this special message today! lol  The new poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel set is SUCH a FUN die set! This is an A2 size.

I added in Memory Box new woodgrain cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

poppystamps Whittle chickens die cut in white and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and Whittle Cloud Border dies cut with Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Sunshine die die cut in Memory Box new cardstock.

poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set, Word Balloons die and Whittle Pig…I layered up three of the pig and then a couple more layers of just his snout!  I just love it!  I die cut him in white, inked him with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink and added in some shading with a Copic Sketch Marker R14.  A little white gel pen for accenting.

I stamped ‘Missing you Pig Time’ on white Neenah cardstock and die cut it with the narrowest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle die set.  I am using that die over and over!  Then I matted it with the next size up die and MB woodgrain cardstock again.   Yes, I have to cut one end to get the length but I just insert the cut back into the die, tape it and barely run over the end.  I use one of the Sizzix Sidekick cutting plates in my Big shot so I can just cut the very end!  Slick!  I should make a video.  ❤

This is one of those cards that just makes me happy!  I hope it makes you smile and inspires you to make something today!

Oh, there are several other animals that go with the barn and sentiments too!  A Goat even!  So fun!

See you again soon!

P.S.  The new AC is in and running wonderfully!  So thankful!  I have to be cool! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and here’s links to what I used to make this fun card! There is a code for SSS right now… YUM521 to save $5.  Savings are always happening at Starlitstudio (STR) and Scrapbook.com (SBC)

Poppystamps – 2443 Country Barn Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2434 Whittle Pig craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2418 Whittle Sunshine…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2445 Whittle Chickens…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL500 Whittle Wild…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2380 Word Balloons…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Envelopes – Kraft A2…
[ SBC | TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE | TE | TE | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Marker R14 LIGHT ROUGE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Two Cards for Guys…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately!  What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.

It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out.  ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight)  The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning!  Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again!  Crazy!

Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol  So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes!  What a busy house! lol

So yes, tools are right on target! haha

I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.

I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die.  A little twine and it was done!

The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.  I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish!  I linked to a few possibilities below.

Next card…

I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set!  It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!

I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this!  The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off.  I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments.  It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.

I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.

Holler if you have any questions!  Both cards are A2 size.

I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative!  Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha  Sorry for the whine! ❤

Thank you for stopping by!

Memory Box – 94565 Wood Grain Planks…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2406 Playful Happy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1019 Toolshed 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Memory Box – 94575 Marina Sailboats…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94546 End of My Rope Set…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL501 Whittle Sealife…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1013 Waves 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Metal Mini Brads – 4mm
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FASTENERS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR ]