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NEW Memory Box Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Card and a storage tip…

It’s a beautiful day here in south central Iowa! I should’ve been out riding my bike this morning! lol  Do any of you have an e bike? Do you like it?  I’m sure tempted to go look and try one of them.

A clean and simple look to my card today.  I used a champagne colored foil to hot foil the sentiment but it looks black.  Figures.

I  didn’t think to try to catch the light when I was taking pictures but it really is foil! poppystamps You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Foil and Cut Die Set.

I used Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles…it’s my go to for cutting panels it seems.  I like it!

I embossed the new 3D folder and die cut the leaves with the included dies, glued them to the white A2 panel except for the top middle leaf, I used the thin mounting tape that I’ll link to below.

I made some pretty little flowers with poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set from the most recent release.  The smallest die cut, cut two times for each flower and layered together and glued in the center directly to the panel.

I used the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers die from the most recent release and made some pretty tropical dragonflies to land on the card!

Straight forward die cutting and gluing…no inking even! BOOM! lol  Two non inked cards in a row!

Tip: The next two pictures are how I decided to store the 3D folders and dies using the packaging that they come in!  I think it’s really slick!

I take the heavyweight clear piece off of the sturdy cardboard backer they come with and cut the top off of the plastic with a scissors so it becomes a slot when you put it back over the cardboard backer and you can slip the folder and the dies in and out of!  No additional plastic sleeve needed for storage! Perfect!

Thank you for stopping by…holler if you have any questions!

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – EF1030 Tropical Leaves…
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Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
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Poppystamps – PSF804 You Are Amazing…
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Birch Press Design – 57487 Simple…
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Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · sympathy

poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have a floral duo to share today.  Almost got off the kraft path but notice I managed to bring in some on one card! lol

I die cut a bunch of the NEW poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set dies and played around with different colors and ended up with a lot left over!

I used a stylus and old mouse pad to give the flower petals some poof and then added an enamel dot in the centers.

I used the NEW Memory Box Daisy Blossom Stem die for the some of the leaves on both.  The pink card has additional leaves from the NEW Memory Box Layered Impatiens die and Memory Box Seed Stems die.  I added white paint pen to the circles at the end of the stems.

I liked poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame die for the background on the pink card and poppystamps Simple With Sympathy die for the sentiment.

Here I used poppystamps Lattice Plate die for the background, die cut in white cardstock and poppystamps New Freestyle Hugs die for the sentiment in black and vellum.

I didn’t get the lavender background panel captured very well for color so I tried holding up in the hallway! lol

It’s a pretty color IRL!

Well crazy here!  It snowed yesterday! It didn’t last though. It’s really not unusual as I think back.  One year in April I was headed back to where I grew up and got caught in a blizzard!  It did last! eek!  Not fun driving!

Some place it’s tropical right now! lol  Not here!  Have a beautiful weekend. Looking forward to celebrating and time with family.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Poppystamps – 2512 Potpourri Flower…
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Poppystamps – 2510 Penelope Pinpoint…
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Memory Box – 94534 Seed Stems craft die
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Memory Box – 94613 Layered Impatiens…
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Memory Box – 94616 Daisy Blossom Stem…
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Poppystamps – 2453 Freestyle Hugs…
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Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Beetle Black
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POSCA 3M Fine Bullet Tip Pen – White
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Get Well · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You

Hello Friend! Memory Box NEW Ruffled Blooms and More Card…

Everyone is all about flowers right now!  It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! lol 

I started with an A2 card base, I cut the Hello Friend shadow part of the die directly in the card base. Then cut the shadow in white and the outline in NEW Memory Box Glossy Black cardstock.  Love this stuff!   I very very lightly put a little Tombow Mono Multi glue on the top, bottom and side edges and inlaid it into the cardbase.  When you open the card you can see through and between some of the letters.  I like it!

I die cut the NEW Memory Box dies, Ruffled Blooms and Riverbank Large Layered Blooms, from the Memory Box 6×6 Fresh Aqua cardstock pad.

I die cut the New Memory Box Exquisite Leaf Set dies from the Memory Box 6×6 Lush Green cardstock pad.  The leaves in this die set are a must have!  So beautiful and good with all the flower dies!

I wasn’t quite sure where I was headed with this design but I love these colors and I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I will need to use an A6 envelope for presentation though because I left some petals and leaves over the edge a bit.

Pretty simple and all die cuts again! 

Whimsical and you know I always love kraft!  The cardstock I use for kraft cardbases is from Hobby Lobby… their Extra Heavyweight cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a good rest of the week and a lovely Spring weekend!  Spring in Iowa means rain. (how come there’s not a let it rain sentiment like let it snow?! haha) So stay dry if you can! ha

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94657 Ruffled Blooms…
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Memory Box – 94649 Riverbank Large…
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Memory Box – 94664 Exquisite Leaf Set…
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Memory Box – 94586 Hello Friend Posh…
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Memory Box – SP1004 Fresh Aqua 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Kraft Extra Heavy Weight Cardstock…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Spring · sympathy · Tilda's Town

Birch Press Design Flora Plate and Make a Wish Cards…

Hi everyone!  Yikes, it’s Thursday already!  I almost didn’t buy this NEW Saltwater Taffy ink color!  I caved and bought regular, regular refill and oxide.  Sometimes I think I need the sprays but maybe I could make a spray with the refill if I needed to make a mess! haha

I used the ink pad to color my cardstock.  Hammermill Color Copy Smooth 100# Cover is what I used for all the parts of this card. I use it some for copic coloring too.

I inked up two A2 panels, one with Saltwater Taffy and one with Abandoned Coral regular distress and blending brushes and or tools.  Then I did three smaller pieces with  Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral and Bundled Sage.  You can pretty much tell what I die cut with what from my pictures.

I die cut the leaves in the same white from the NEW Memory Box Layered Impatiens die set and inked them up also.  I love these leaves!

The flowers were the waste from cutting layer A, they were white so I inked them too.

It’s a really pretty, feminine color and card in real life! I had to add some pinkish Memory Box Fairy Jewels to the flower centers. 

I made this next card first to get a feel of how the layers looked together.  I hadn’t planned on finishing it at first because, weird colors! lol  Not Spring at all but I like it so I’m gonna throw one picture of it on here! lol 

This is the Flora Plate layers AB and C again with a sentiment from the NEW Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.  This is such a gorgeous set!  I love it for front and inside sentiments. 

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

Thanks for stopping by!  

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 57437 Flora…
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Birch Press Design – 57434 Make a…
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Memory Box – 94613 Layered Impatiens…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad -…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BUNDLED…
[ SSS | ACH ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · sympathy · Thank You · Thinking of You

Memory Box Eucalyptus Collage and Thanks Cursive Script Circle Cards…

Hi everyone!  I have two Clean and Simple (CAS) cards to share with you today!  When I saw this new MB Eucalyptus die I immediately thought it’d be good for sympathy/thinking of you cards, which I never have enough of.

I die cut Eucalyptus Collage in one of the greens from the MB Lush Green 6×6 Cardstock Collection pad. The background paper is from the MB Garden Folly 6×6 pattern paper pad.  I love the little flower with the pink centers behind the collage! The green panel is cut with one of the MB Rectangle Basics die set.

Now that I’m posting this, other ideas come to mind. lol Remember MB Dave’s napkin watercoloring technique and how you add gold to it?!  Yes!  I think touches of gold on simple watercoloring would be so pretty!

I used 3m foam mounting tape to lift the collage panel.  It’s the big roll and not very thick…

I heat embossed the sentiment in white powder with a sentiment from the poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set. A ton of great sentiments in this set.

A2 size card…

My second card is a mini slim size… 3 ½ in. x 6 in.

I was struggling with what to do with this circle die… the first card I made was UGLY! lol  Now I wish I’d taken these pictures with a black background! ugh

Very simple composition.   I die cut MB Thanks Cursive Script Circle and Stained Glass Floral in white, then trimmed out the floral part from the square.

I’m giving the MB new Banner Sentiment Trio die set a work out this release!  I die cut the middle size, folded it in half and stapled it onto the circle.

Then I stapled on the floral die cut.  The Tim Holtz mini stapler at work again!

It’s a sweet, cute card IRL!  I suppose I should’ve tried a third time to get better pictures! ha.  It’s been one of those picture weeks… I can always tell when the season is changing!  I’ll quit whining and finish up! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94524 Eucalyptus Collage…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Poppy Stamps DIAMOND SENTIMENTS Clear…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps DIAMOND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1005 Garden Folly 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94516 Thanks Cursive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94478 Stained Glass…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | STR ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Poppystamps · sympathy

poppystamps Lattice Plate Card…

Hi everyone!  Bright card for you today!  Wake up if you’re not already! lol

I started by diecutting the NEW poppystamps Lattice Plate die…there’s just something about flowers with lattice!

I needed something to go with it and was inspired by something I saw and now I can’t remember where or what. Shoot me now! haha

I love this poppystamps Floral Stem Collage die and it makes me think of a pretty garden with a fence and gate.

I’m not sure how I ended up with these colors!  :O I used regular Distress Ink pads and the mini ink blending tools.

I know the background color behind the lattice cut is Blueprint Sketch. I think the color behind the flower is Tumbled Glass with Blueprint spatters. I made this Monday or Tuesday and moved on to the next thing without even thinking to remember.  It’s so out of my normal color scheme… I can’t even decide if they really go together!  If it’s totally ugly, just ignore me! hehe

I used a sentiment from the poppystamps Greeting Basics stamp set… really liking this set. Another sentiment in the set that would’ve worked is ‘friends are flowers that never fade’.  Pretty and so true!

That’s it for today… off to take pictures of another Valentine and a couple cards with SSS new releases.  I still have family birthday cards to make!  I am behind…glad they love me anyway!  ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used and a free die offer below!

Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
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Poppystamps – 1737 Floral Stem…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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