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Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  I have some cards to post using the NEW for STAMPtember sentiment set called ‘Extra Talkative’.  So many sentiments in the set I ended up with five cards!  This is a big set with dies to match but I didn’t get the dies to use.  You’ll see how beautifully they ink up and stamp!

Here’s my first card…

I made three Mini Slimline cards and two A2 size cards…

What great words of encouragement!  Everyone can use that now and then!  I’m sending this one to myself! lol

Besides the Extra Talkative set I used two new sets from Memory Box.  Leafy Branch Oval and Fanciful Fall Leaves.

 

Next up…

How cute is this ‘Hi.’! So cute!  I cut some strips with a Waffleflower die, stamped four sentiments from the set on each strip with matching ink. ATG to the card…thin mounting tape to mount the HI circle.

Next…

Another CAS card.  Here I used a Gina K Designs die set, Botanical Duo.  I cut it in white and inked it with regular Distress Inks and ink blending brushes.  Scrap paper to protect each part from the other color.

I stamped the sentiment in the MISTI…taped on another one of those strips, I cut too many, tied on the thin Mayarts twine and it was done!

Now for the two A2 size cards…

Brayering Kaleidacolor ink pad colors onto Hammermill Color Copy 100# cardstock.  I love how this cardstock keeps the color vibrant!

The Botanical Duo die in Glossy Black cardstock and two sentiments from the set again.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die for the brayered white panel.

Next…

More encouragement from this card! These sentiments stamped so beautifully.  I used Ranger Archival Black ink.  It’s my favorite for stamping black sentiments.  I used the MISTI also.

I added a few black enamel dots on the berries… just enough to make it a little ‘extra’!

Just reading these cards is helping put the smile back on my face today!  Hope it’s an encouragement to you also!

Here’s a special code from SSS for an ‘extra’ to put a smile on your face today too! I’ll list the clickable links to the other products I used at the bottom of this post… Have fun shopping and if you click to another blog but want to shop through my links, just come back and click through one of my links again and it will track to me.  You know I appreciate it and wish I knew who to send thank yous too!

Have a wonderful extended weekend!  We always try to get something done around the house cuz…it’s Labor Day. ha! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…talk to you again soon!

Clickable shopping links to the NEW release and below, what I used on these cards…

Simon Says Stamps and Dies EXTRA…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps EXTRA…
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Poppy Stamps LEAFY BRANCH OVAL Die 2491
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Poppy Stamps FANCIFUL FALL LEAVES Die…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Simon Says Stamp DETAIL ROUND…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap…
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Waffle Flower VERTICAL STRIPES Die…
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Memory Box STITCHED CIRCLE LAYERS…
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Gina K Designs BOTANICAL DUO Dies…
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Tim Holtz MEDIUM Distress Brayer…
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Memory Box BLACK GLOSSY 8.5×11 Paper…
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Doodlebug BEETLE BLACK GLITTER…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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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…
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Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
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Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
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S5-502 Spellbinders BE BOLD BLOOMS…
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Spellbinders – Parcel and Post…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass…
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Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock MATTE…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
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Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
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Christmas in July Sale at Scrapbook.com!  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.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box OCEAN FISH 3D Embossing…
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Memory Box – 88623 Ocean Fish Stencil
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Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
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Memory Box – EF1012 Underwater 3D…
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Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
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Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
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Gina K Designs SET OF 10 BLENDING…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

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…
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Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
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Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
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poppystamps Grand Whittle Ice Cream Card…

Hi everyone! It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to keep cool! This card makes me smile because Breyers Natural Neapolitan Ice Cream is a favorite around here!

I made this card before I made the flower cards the other day and without even realizing I used strips again! lol   I love how it turned out!

So cute and screams SUMMER!

I’ll link up what I used below…straight forward for the most part.  I made the narrow frame by taping two of the Memory Box Basic Rectangle dies together.  (I leave them taped together just in case I need to make another before I need them apart!)

I stamped the sentiments then used the sentiment die that comes in the NEW poppystamps Modest Greetings set. 

This last shot is a little too pink… I didn’t try to change it but it’s Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake cardstock, I’ll ink below.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!  I can’t believe it’s almost the 4th of July!  I haven’t made a 4th card yet this year but I love making patriotic cards.  I made a card to share next with Memory Box NEW Release.  Then I have a bunch of birthday cards to share so I hope you don’t get tired of me blasting you with blog posts!  😀

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2505 Grand Whittle Ice…
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Poppystamps – CL484 Whittle Everyday…
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Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
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Ranger Ink Potting Soil Ink Pad by…
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Memory Box RECTANGLE BASICS SET Open…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box – CLD101 Clear Fairy Drops
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Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Poppystamps · Summer · Thinking of You

Birch Press Design Tropical Hibiscus and Star Flowers Cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Working with new products from Birch Press Designs for my two cards today.  I made a card using them the day before I made these but I didn’t like it so I brought out the strip CAS card design again!  I’ve used it before HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Two for one when you cut two colors of cardstock. The flowers are cut from Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Lush Green and Fresh Aqua.

I used poppystamps NEW Modest Greetings 2 Foil and Cut Die Set and Silver Foil.

The sentiment on this card is from the Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.

The NEW BPD Tropical Hibiscus Contour Layers die set is so pretty with the layered look for the flower and the leaves.  When you die cut it scores the area where you add the layer so you know exactly where to glue the pieces.  Super easy!

The NEW BPD Star Flowers Contour Layers die set and the BPD Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers die set (smaller branch) on this card… same as the Hibiscus.  You can see the marks where to place the layers… love that! No guessing or wondering if you got it in the right place.

Both cards are A2 size. The Hibiscus card I used a little bit of thin foam mounting tape, the one I’m linking below.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Make some strip cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 57486 Tropical…
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Birch Press Design – 57505 Star…
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Birch Press Design – 57500 Fuddled…
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Poppystamps – PSF808 Modest Greetings…
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Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Simple…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
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