All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Masculine · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Slimline · Spring · Techniques · Thank You

Memory Box Floral Collage and Birch Press Design Crystal Lingo Cards…

Hello everyone!  Here’s to flowers blooming everywhere!

I combined some dies for this card…nothing stamped on this one!  I LOVE this Jumbled Line Collage die…new from Memory Box.

The flowers are from the release before this last one.  I used the Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Thank You Posh Script dies.

Five of the new Memory Box Fairy Jewels and two of the Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads.  I love that there are three shades for each of the 4 colors in the pads.  I used Berry Red and Lush Green.

The Jumbled Line Collage lends itself to any card size.  I made this one in the Mini Slim Size, 3 ½ by 6 inches.

Oh the leaves and berry branches are from the poppystamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.

My next card is Bright too! lol

Here’s a simple slim line card… I ink blended five colors of Distress Oxide onto a piece of cardstock using Taylored Expressions Ink blender brushes.  I let it dry overnight and heat embossed with white powder the slim line size stamp from Birch Press Design, Crystal Lingo.

The Happy and Birthday To You stamps are both from the same set and there are dies to cut out the big words.

I colored HAPPY with Copic Sketch Markers.

I used the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies to cut the stamped panel and the black layer.

It kinda reminds me of a box of crayons! lol

Some beautiful days this week here in Iowa.  We live in a big old house with two Central air units… the one for the 2nd and 3rd floor pooped out on us Tuesday. ugh ugh ugh.  I like being cool!  So, here’s hoping we can get a new unit in fast!  It could be challenging, especially sleeping.

I’ll get off and figure out what I need to do next without getting hot! lol

Some of the supplies I used to make these cards… and while I have you here… look at the June Clearance SALE at Scrapbook.com!  I found some things I needed for birthdays!  yay!  Tons of good stuff!

Memory Box – 94529 Thank You Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94474 Layered Fresh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94472 Layered Daisies…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94560 Jumbled Line…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2463 Woven Basket Pop…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8155 Crystal…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CRYSTAL LINGO…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94556 Slim Basic…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Easter · Embossing Folders · Flowers · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Spring · Techniques · Washi Tape

poppystamps Happy Easter and Memory Box Blossom 3D Embossing Folder Cards…


Made you smile!  I know, I know!  Thank you Jan for reminding me to add the puffy tail!  Keep scrolling for the pretty floral embossing folder card.

Grab a grass die cut it in green….add washi tape to white cardstock and die cut eggs…stamp some words…heat emboss some other words…layer it all up and you’ve got a cute card!  I’ll link what I used below.

I love using washi tape… it just adds a little bit of homespun or something!  The cute sentiments add the whimsy!

Hippity hoppity to the next card…

Here I used the NEW 3D embossing folder. I lightly spritzed the panel of Memory Box Watercolor paper with water on both sides before I ran it through my Big Shot.  Using blending brushes I blended ink on the panel with Distress Oxide inks.  I used one of the finger daubers to do the green.  I used my water droplet, clap on technique to get the white spots.  Spray water into your hand, then rub them together and clap over the panel.  I got a little green on the edges of the flowers so I went around the flower edges with a white gel pen. Oh and a few white gel pen dots on the flower centers.

The detail on this type folder is amazing!  My pictures do not do it justice!

I die cut the NEW Glade Butterfly and NEW Just a Note Posh Script dies from white cardstock and vellum.

I layered the panel onto black cardstock and then to a light yellow A2 size cardbase.

I’m really happy with how it turned out… it almost went in the trash! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun week creating!  I might be outside some!  After a dreary week last week, it looks like we’re in for some sunshine!  YAY!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make these two cards…

Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
[ SBC ]
Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
[ STR ]
Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR ]
Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
TE Pastel Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Techniques · Thank You · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Release….Send Happiness…3 Cards!

Happy Monday to you!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way!  Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.

I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp.  I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side.  I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.

The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set.  I had to recut it to get it the right size.

 

The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!

The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set.  I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.

My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol  I like it though! lol

I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!

There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.

Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.

A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.

All three cards are A2 size.

Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links!  I appreciate your support so much!

Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…

Send Happiness
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

 

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Techniques · Watercolor · Wreath Building

Memory Box Harvest Double Arch Card and Winter Greenery Wreath Card…

Hi cardmaking friends!  Have you tried Dave’s Die Cutting with Napkins Technique yet? I want to see what you make!  Watch it HERE, you’re gonna love it! I’ve been playing with it the last few days and it’s so much fun!

I die cut two of each arch from the NEW Harvest Double Arch die, like Dave explains in the video. Painted them and arranged them into a wreath.  It’s very easy to do because of the curve of the die cuts.

I painted with Gansai Tambi watercolors and Champagne Gold from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.

I adhered the diecut  NEW Joy Airy Script die from Gold Mirror Cardstock and using mounting tape cut in narrow strips I stuck it to the inside of the wreath.

I stamped to the world from the NEW Merry and Bright Mistletoe clear stamp set in Coffee Archival ink.

Then I glued everything to a Taylored Expressions Toffee Cardstock A2 size top folding cardbase that I cut and scored.

My next card is another wreath.  Yes I love them I guess!  They keep making appearances on my cards! lol

Here I used my homemade 4 ¼ inch template for stamping wreaths. It’s similar to Gina K’s but her’s are different sizes.  I’m sure her 4 inch or 4 ½ inch template would work too!  I made mine by die cutting two 4 ¼ inch squares in a heavyweight cardstock.  I have a Big Shot Plus which helps because you need the width when you have to cut on the diagonal to make the template this size.

I used the NEW Winter Greenery stamp set again… that smaller branch in the set… I will use the other branches soon too!  lol Scroll down or click HERE for another version of this wreath…

The berries are from the NEW Mistletoe Swag stamp set…scroll down my blog to see a card made with it or click HERE  and another card with this stamp set HERE.

I put the berries stamp on an acrylic block and just stamped them in pretty much the same place all around the wreath… you don’t really need the stamp platform or template for them.  Anyway, I didn’t use one.

The black and red cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions, Cherry Pop and Oreo…link below. I can’t remember what inks I used to stamp the greenery and berries though! ugh  Too many days since I made it.

I love the beautiful scripty font sentiments in this Winter Greenery set too… so pretty!

That’s it from me today!  Thank you for stopping by! Oh, I’m still playing with the napkin technique…I have another card but I didn’t get a frame cut just right so I think I’m going to make it over. ugh.  😀

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94304 Harvest Double…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 94297 Simple Poinsettia…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box WINTER GREENERY Clear…
[ SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
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…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS | BLT ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
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 ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
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 ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Concord and 9th · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · Techniques

Concord and 9th Crafty Turnabout Birthday Cards For Friends…

Hi everyone!  Here’s my first creating with Concord and 9th Turnabout stamps. It took me an afternoon to get everything figured out. The right ink on the right cardstock, etc.  I don’t like it when the ink bleeds and you can’t read the words, like the “sent with love”  and “hello”, no bleeding allowed!  So I soldiered on until I found cardstock and ink that performed! 

The other ‘trick’ is making sure to get the ink cleaned off the stamp before the next color.  I used my Tim Holtz Travel stamp platform.  I love that thing!  I use all my stamp platforms but some just work better for some things than others so I’m glad I have them all.

In this case, because the lid comes off, I could just take it to the sink with the stamp still on the lid and wash it under the running water with a little hand soap. Dried it with a towel. No ink color transfer!  yay!

The other thing I absolutely love about using the TH travel platform is that I added the Sizzix Sticky Sheet to the base of it and I don’t have to use the magnets then!  So amazing AND it shims just a tad bit and stamps better IMO.  YAY!  I’ll link to this below.  If you need a picture, email me and I’ll send you a picture from my iPhone.

You can kinda see a peek of the inside of the card.  You end up with a stamped 6×6 piece and it sure is hard to chop it down! lol  I took the  piece I cut off and glued it inside! lol 

Here’s a couple close ups.  I used two different colors for the base panel, that’s why I put in two close up photos. I love how they turned out and my fellow cardmaking friends loved them too! YAY!

I used Lawn Fawn inks on 80# Neenah Solar White Classic Crest smooth cardstock. A lot of times I use the heavier but in this case, there is a difference between stamping on the two and the 80# didn’t bleed like the 110# did!  Maybe that’s just an Iowa thing! lol

I’m curious what everyone else uses for this type of color with stamp pad stamping?! I’d love to hear what you like if you have time to comment!

So I stamped a few extra backgrounds while I was at it because I loved it so much when I finally succeeded. hehe

Such an awesome sentiment!  For the scissors I had some eyelet brads so I used them but an eyelet would’ve worked perfectly also.

Everything I used for these cards are from the Crafty sets… I’ll link below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy paper crafting/cutting!

Links to what I used to make these cards…click the abbreviations to see them in the stores.

Concord and 9th – Dies – Crafty
[ SBC | SSS ]
Concord and 9th – Clear Photopolymer…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Ink Cube Pack – Gazebo
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Ink Cube Pack – Front Porch
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Ink Cube Pack – Tea Party
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Craft Scrubbie
[ STR ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
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 ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
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 ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · Techniques · Watercolor

Memory Box Astro Suit and Starry Sky Border Dies Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m kinda late getting in on the galaxy background trend!  One of our granddaughters made this one for me one day when she was over playing with Color Burst Powders!  So fun she made me one to use!  You know how it is parting with stuff you make sometimes!  😀

This little Astro Suit die makes up so cute.  I kinda got carried away with silver embossing powder… I really like the card though.  A lot of silver but it gets the message across!  You are a star, in case you didn’t know that! haha

I did add some of the clear Goosebumps Spray, I’ll link it up below if I can find it somewhere.  Mirror card for the die cut Deep Space Planets that he’s standing on and the Starry Sky Border die cut into the Galaxy Background watercolor piece.

The Border die is the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die from poppystamps.

I die cut the flesh in card-stock and a piece of acetate.  Adhered them together with a squish of Ranger Glossy Accents.

Some spatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Spray and I finally quit!  hehe

Not my usual card making style but fun and I’m sure I’ll use it at some point…everyone needs to know they are a star!

Thanks for stopping by! and thanks Lilli for the background! Happy soaking up the sun to you!

Here’s what I use to make cards and the dies and stamps I used to make this one…

Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99973 Astro Suit craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99971 Starry Sky Border…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99974 Deep Space Planets…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5221 Outta This World…
[ STR | SSS ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | 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
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Techniques

Memory Box Summer Meadow Collage and poppystamps Plumed Peacock cards…

Hi everyone! I’ve only made two cards this week and I’m gonna put them both in this post! lol  I’ve had this background piece laying on my desk for over a month, finally using it!  Always fun to use an unusual color combo…it’s a Distress Oxide background with Channin’s Shammy technique.  Ink blend on the ink and then hit it with your bunched up stamp cleaner shammy.  Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers are the ink colors I think I used here.

 

I die cut a piece of black cardstock with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die, then die cut the New Memory Box Summer Meadow Collage in it.

I die cut the New Memory Box Floating Swan in the inked panel and in a piece of black cardstock.  I wanted the water movement in the inked panel.  Very cool die!

The sentiment is from poppystamps Peony Stems and Blossoms stamp set.  I added an extra black butterfly die cut with the Memory Box Pippi Butterfly die.

Then some Doodlebug and Echo Park Enamel Dots placed randomly.  I did use mounting tape to adhere the Summer Meadow Collage to the inked background, then glued that directly on an A2 white cardbase.

Linking my Summer Meadow Collage card to the Crop Stop Anything Goes link party…

Next up… the New poppystamps Plumed Peacock and Delicate Branch Collage….

This is when you need a professional photographer…when you use mirror cardstock! lol  My pictures don’t do the card justice.  It’s quite striking IRL.

I die cut the Delicate Branch Collage die in a piece of gold mirror cardstock, then trimmed the panel down to fit on an A2 size panel of black cardstock.

I die cut the Plumed Peacock in glitter cardstock and pieced them in.  I just put scotch tape on the back, then flip it over and put the pieces in.

I used mounting tape to adhere the gold panel to the black panel, then a little mounting tape strategically placed on the peacock so none of it would hit the branch collage die cut panel but still be popped up the same height as the panel.

I didn’t add a sentiment or anything to this card…I’m kind of a CAS girl but usually I at least have to have a sentiment!  I was ok with this though.  It’s very classy and elegant.

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you too!  Links below if you want to see what products I used.  See ‘ya later!

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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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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…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Techniques

Memory Box Cherry Flower Stems on a Brayered Background…

Hi friends and cardmakers!  What I want to know is…how’d it get to be Thursday already! haha  Last Friday at stamp club we made these brayered backgrounds.  I made some into cards already but along the way it hit me, why not put a black floral image on one!  So…here it is and I love it!

Just brayer ink on a piece of white…kinda looks like fabric salvages on the edges…well…anyway mine did! lol

This is the Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea pad and I used a Ranger brayer.  I’ll link to everything below.  Very fun!

A Memory Box A2 notecard for the base…a white panel die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and mounted to the base with thin mounting tape and the Memory Box Cheery Flower Stems die cut in black cardstock.

I did mount the flower heads with pieces of thin mounting tape but glued the bottom of the stems flat.

The sentiment is from the poppystamps Valentine Fairies stamp set.

Holler if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful almost Spring day!

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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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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…
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C & 9 · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Stamplorations · Techniques

Concord & 9th Ornamental Card and Stamplorations A Child is Born Card…

Hi cardmakers! I’m making more cards then I’m getting blogged so I need to step up my act!

This card is using Concord & 9th’s Ornamental die set… I love the detail in the cuts and that the pieces can be used individually!   First I had to use it all in one! lol (Pattern paper is My Minds Eye, Comfort and Joy, Evergreen and Holly, from last yer)

Very straight forward card and flat for mailing. If you don’t want to mail for square card postage (2 oz. stamp) use one of those gold 6×9 envelopes for one forever postage stamp!

For a few years when I colored all the time, all my cards were square… I got creative with mailing. hehe


Linking up my ornament card to some challenges…

Happy Little Stampers December Anything Goes with dies challenge

Addicted To Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash – move it

 

 

Next up…

Another, yes I can mail this CAS card.  Stamping and die cutting all in one card! lol

I stamped with a Hero Arts Ombre stamp pad in the MISTI so I could ink it a couple times.

Then I die cut the stamped panel with a nativity die and used thin ¾ in. mounting tape that I cut pieces to fit behind the die cut.

I love this look…hoping to find some more stamps and dies to try it with.

 

Linking up my ‘A Child is Born’ card to some challenges…

Muse Christmas Visions – Holiday card

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! Click over to Instagram if you want to see one of our new trains! hehe  Link over in the sidebar too.  Grandson Henry emailed me last night and said, make a video and send it to my mom so she can see how fast it goes! So  shared it on IG too. We’ve had trains before but they wear out! Two out of three worn out so we replaced two this year. Kind of memory trains…my Dad worked for the Chicago Northwestern RR, so both of these new ones are CNW trains.  I was so excited to find them and share a little about my Dad with our grands. 😀

Links to what I used to make these two cards!

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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Hero Arts · Memory Box · Techniques

Ombre Hero Arts Scene for Addicted to CAS challenge…

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Hi everyone!  When I saw the challenge at Addicted to CAS…I just knew I needed to use some of my Hero Arts stamps with the Hero Arts Ombre stamp pad!  I had to hurry though cuz we’re down to the last few hours!  eek!  Life on the edge when you have too many things going! lol

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I tried a few different backgrounds but ended up just going around the perimeter of the image with a gold paint pen after I inked and put 4 inch wide double stick tape over the top and covered it with Judikins Micro Clear Beads… I have to use them at least once a year!  hehe

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I die cut a Memory Box Postage square die, Holly die and the sentiment from Cottage Cutz in white glitter card-stock, holly in green. So festive but with a vintage appeal too.

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I’m happy so it’s back to work on the house. The living/dining room is painted and we’re working on moving things back in.  Tim washed some windows and I’ve been cleaning blinds!  oh yuk is right! Double yuk!  That’s why I had to stop and make something! haha

ok – ttul!

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques

Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar and Radiant Frame cards…

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Hi everyone! I’ve been making cards…just not doing a good job of getting them posted! I finish one and get excited about something else laying there and have to make! lol  Then my camera setting got changed and I didn’t realize it and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my pictures!  Finally saw the problem this a.m.! SCREAM!

I have posted a couple videos on instagram though…click the link in my side bar and you can see them even if you don’t have an account. Be sure to click the like button while you’re there!  It’s amazing how much that encourages a gal!  I love hearing from you if you can comment too!

My cards today are using the Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar, Radiant Frame dies and the poppystamps cottage platform and Swirled Love dies.  I cut the platform twice in one 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card-stock.  This was not what I intended to do with it at all! lol  I’ll still have to do the other soon! That’s what happens when you leave a piece laying around not finished!

American Crafts Glitter card-stock and Bazzill Gold Foil card-stock from Starlitstudio 

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I die cut everything for this card from white card-stock and inked with Distress Ink pads and the ink blending tools. Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fossilized Amber.

Wishing Script is a poppystamps die that coordinates with the poppystamps Christmas Greetings clear stamp setI die cut Wishing three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

OHHHHH – don’t forget the enamel dots I made myself with the NEW Nuvo Drops and Ranger Enamel Accents!  Move over sequins! lol (I make the dots on scrap release paper from scor-tape, then glue them to my card when they’re dry, cuz I could easy mess up my card I’m sure!)

This last picture is of three cards I started and never finished with these same dies.  I thought I’d go ahead and show them so you could see more color schemes…the sky is the limit!

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Thanks for stopping by again!  I’ll be back real soon because I have more and will be showing the ‘even more’ NEW Memory Box and poppystamps release!  So many beautiful dies!  TFL! and TTUL!

cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shaker Card · Techniques · Tutorials · Video

Shaker Card Video Tutorial…

In case you’re curious how I made the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass Shaker card last week, here’s a video.  There is a super cute little Small Hour Glass die also!  So fun to get creative with dies!  The Balloon Shaker card was made the same way. Scroll down or click HERE for the card photos.  TFL!

Watch it on You Tube HERE

TTUL! Have fun making!

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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Summer · Techniques

poppystamps Dogwood Blossom and Swirly Bird…

Pam Sparks Dogwood Trio

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I’m posting some easy on the eyes cards… hehe  Is there a color that doesn’t go with kraft card-stock?  I don’t know of any right off the top of my head! lol  Today it’s ‘pinks’ turn.

And what better way to use pink than these beautiful poppystamps Dogwood Blossom dies!  I’ll put links to all the dies below in Inlinkz since the post is gonna be a little picture heavy.

Pam Sparks Dogwood Blossom Corner

I started off with this Dogwood Blossom Corner die and one thing lead to another! lol  (I used my embedding die technique, video how to under the blog header video tab and titled Adhering Intricate Dies)

Pam Sparks Dogwood Blossom Triptych

and why not just use them all in pink and kraft?! lol

Pam Sparks Falling Dogwood

It’s not been a sunshiny week here so these cards are cheering me up and I needed some thank you cards. Win, win! hehe

Linking up…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp August Work it Wednesday

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping in again… tomorrow is Taylored Expressions release day and I’ve got some fun cards to share!  Hope you’ll come back!

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · Techniques

poppystamps Weeping Willow three ways…

Pam Sparks Weeping Willow Birthday

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share some cards that I came up with after playing around with the poppystamps Weeping Willow dies.  This first one is using my Embedded dies technique…HERE’S the video for how to do it.

This die has more waste to remove than the die I used in the video but I love how it turns out. My pictures don’t do it justice…rainy day…

Use the release paper from the Scor-tape to hold the cut in the die while you’re removing the little waste pieces…

Linking to the Seize the Birthday Challenge – Birds, Bees or Butterflies

The next picture is an iPhone photo and before I added the bird but I like how it shows the detail when it’s laying flat.

Pam Sparks Weeping Willow Birthday Close Flat

The happy birthday sentiment is from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set. A simple but elegant look.

Pam Sparks Weeping Willows Summer

For this Happy Summer card, I used both the poppystamps Weeping Willow dies, the Memory Box Summerville Landscape die  and the sentiment from the poppystamps Flower Patch stamp set.

And the last one for today…

Pam Sparks Weeping Willow Hello

The Weeping Willow die again, the butterflies from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set and the Fancy Hello die. 

The pattern paper is an old Memory Box pattern that isn’t available anymore. Sorry about that. I just thought I’d have a try at using a pattern paper for a change! lol

I’ll add some links below… Happy 4th of July weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by and look!

p.s. Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards coming soon.  Working on cards for classes but I’ll make some to share here too!

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