All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Embossing Folders · Family · Masculine · Memory Box · Slimline · Summer

Memory Box Toolbox 3D Embossing Folder Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing a card I made with the NEW Memory Box 3D Toolbox 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies.

It’s so neat that you can die cut, then put the cuts into the folder to get all this detail!

I was inspired by Memory Box Dave’s card HERE.  It’s such a great design I pretty much copied it!

So fun!  Our grandson Rogan’s 9th birthday is today and he’s a great help with work around the house.  Of course boys love tools and knives!

I used the Memory Box Wooden Alpha Dies for his name.

Happy Birthday sentiment is white heat embossed on red with the Memory Box Best Life Typewriter Sentiments. It’s from 2019 and doesn’t look like it’s available anymore.  This would work also…Banner Greetings.

I used some Silver Foil and Glossy Black cardstocks for tool parts and Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool to age the Memory Box wood grain cardstock and kraft cardstock.

Everything is adhered with the thin mounting tape that I love, linked below, except for the little red happy birthday sentiment.

This card fits in a #10 business size envelope but it’s not as long as the usual slimline card.  It’s 3 ¾ in.  x  8 ¼ in.

Linking my card to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Can You Handle the Pressure? – Anything goes but must use an embossing folder

Cardz 4 Galz – #200 Slimline Birthday

Papercraft Crew – masculine

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope it gets you thinking about man cards we’ll be needing later this month for dad’s too! I have two more family birthdays this month and two gals at stamp club.  No slacking on the card front here! lol

Here’s what I used to make this fun card!  Click or tap on the abbreviations under the item to go to a store!

Memory Box – EF1034 Toolbox 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box WOODEN ALPHA Craft Dies 94579
[ SSS | STR ]
Poppystamps – PSF806 Modest Banner…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink…
[ SBC | STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Fiskars Non-Stick Titanium Softgrip…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix White Tool Caddy Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

Birthday · cards · CAS · Congratulations · Die Piecing · Graduation · Masculine · Slimline · Spellbinders dies · Summer

Two Grad Cards with Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Some fun cards that came together fast.  I was so glad the club kit has birthday and graduation sentiment banners!

A2 size cardbase with a panel on top… die cut all the parts…you even get the cloud dies in the set!  It’s such a good deal for $15!  You can purchase later but the price is $27!

Sign up for the club is happening HERE for a few more days!

One of our grandsons when he was a toddler loved lining up his airplanes like a lot of boys line up cars!  So cute! Now he loves fishing, playing the piano and drums….and swimming and and and! lol  Airplanes always make me remember this about him.

The dies in this kit make lines to follow where the pieces go!  THAT is so great!  Helpful!  Speeds it up!

The words in the banners are such a neat look!

I used my favorite double sided mounting tape to adhere the die cuts to the card.  The clouds are glued flat.

I had a lot of pictures for this first card… second card I only have two. So keep scrolling! lol

Basically the same thing only Slimline size…matte gold and matte silver scrap pieces for the airplane.

I love the clean and simple approach with the dark medium blue sky! So fun!

My daughters needed 7 grad cards so these 2 will go with 5 others I made for them. So fun!  I love it when I get to use my supplies!

Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go I better tell you about the SALE Spellbinders has going on! Some wonderful products to choose from!   So glad we can order online since Hobby Lobby quit carrying them.

Have a good rest of the week!

Shopping links to the products I used to make these cards… click/tap on the letters under the idea to go to the shop.  Thank you!

Small Die of the Month Membership –…
[ SPL ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Confetti Cake…
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Earl Grey -…
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop -…
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Blueberry -…
[ TE ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver Matte…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold Matte…
[ STR ]
New & Improved Platinum SIX Machine…
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Crystal Katana Black Edition |…
[ SPL ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC | SSS ]

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 ]