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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
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
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Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
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Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

5 Memory Box Die Cards….

I’ve been working on cards!  This is a long post so keep scrolling!  

I wanted to make something cool with this NEW Leafy Tree die… it looks Summery anyway!  I also used the NEW Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die set… I like it a lot!  I die cut the Leafty Tree Frame in TE Peapod cardstock and colored the tree trunk with a dark brown Copic Sketch Marker!  It covers the green really well!

The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps Greeting Basics clear stamp set.  So many good sentiments in this set.  I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.

I love how the leaves can be embossed with this Leafy Tree Frame die and then inked with a little stamp pad ink.  I used TE Peapod ink to match the cardstock. The background is Tumbled Glass Oxide ink brushed on to a Toffee/kraft piece of cardstock…same as the card front. I like the look it gave as compared to using it on white.


The next card…same dies… but I cut the Leafy Tree Frame in Brown, then in a scrap of green and trimmed off the frame and trunk parts..

Sentiment from the same poppystamps set…


Next I played with the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle…

This card is greener IRL… the pictures turned out more blue… it looks ‘beachy’ here! lol  I think I might have to switch back to east windows for Summer pictures.

I used the NEW Stylish Rectangle Trio die and the NEW Birthday Cursive Script Circle for this card and inlaid them both in the card panel that I pieced together with three Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstocks, HERE

The happy die was new last year… then some enamel dots and why did this card take me hours! lol   I guess that’s pretty normal around here. lol

Next two cards I used the same Birthday circle die, just cut it out from the frame but one is the NEW pattern paper pad Garden Folly, HERE and the other TE cardstocks.  I used the NEW Scribble Rose Trio and Background die also.


I’m not sure about these colors at all!  I debated even showing the card! lol  But here it goes.

I used TE Dijon and Peapod cardstocks and ink pads  I know…interesting! lol  Taylored Expressions has been so good to tell us what Copic markers match their ink pads and cardstock too!  So I colored the die cut with matching Copics!

Oh, I used the NEW Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing folder too!  It’s really pretty made up and inked for accent.

This card I cut a circle from the embossed panel and mounted it to the card base with foam mounting tape.  The Rose Trio die is recessed a little then… I really like how it looks. The word ‘wishes’ is from the  Big and Little Words clear stamp set

I’m gonna stop now before your eyes cross from this crazy variety of cards! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and scrolling forever!  I appreciate it and hope I made you smile!

Now for the products I used to make these cards…some of them anyway!

Memory Box – 94420 Leafy Tree Frame…
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Memory Box – 94360 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – CL490 Greeting Basics…
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Memory Box – 94416 Stylish Rectangle…
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Memory Box – 94107 Happy Jotted…
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Memory Box – 94396 Birthday Cursive…
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Memory Box – 94436 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box – EF1002 Gracious Leaves…
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Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Swimming Pool
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Memory Box Magnolia Wreath and Magnolia Double Arch

Hi everyone! I used two NEW dies on my card today, the Magnolia Wreath and the Magnolia Double Arch dies.

It’s super simple but that color combo that I love so much! I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it! lol

I stamped the Hello from the new poppystamps Friendship and Kindness clear stamp set. Lots of really nice sentiments and messages for the inside too! I will stamp one of them on the inside. I’m really bad about not finishing the inside until I’m ready to send. ugh

Taylored Expressions cardstock… I die cut each die one time but cut the flowers from the Wreath set multiple times. The A2 cardbase is Toffee, the green is Granny Smith and the blue is Confetti Cake.

I used some black nuvo drops for the flower centers. I like it and hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week making cards…looks like a busy week here. I need to make a boy birthday card…a grandson turning six today! They grow up so fast! 😀 ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – CL492 Friendship and…
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Memory Box – 94421 Magnolia Double…
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Memory Box – 94419 Magnolia Wreath…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You · Wreath Building

Wreath Building, You’ve Been On My Mind Card…

Hi everyone! Today is my last post as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti.  It’s been fun creating with their January release for two months! I hope you’ve enjoyed it. ❤

I decided to use the new Butterfly Wreath stamp and dies set but just the three smaller images to make a wreath using the wreath builder technique and the MISTI.

I love the simplicity of it and that the message is what you see first. It’s not always possible to be with people in person but if you’re like me, we are thinking of them!

I stamped in green ink but just die cut the three little floral images and butterfly. I colored in the flowers and butterfly with Copic Sketch Markers.

For the card base, I ran the new Stitched Scallops cover plate die through the Big Shot with the embossing set up instead of die cutting it.  I really like the soft feel of this look for this card and message.

My other cards I made with these sets and dies are HERE and HERE.

So glad to have you visit today!  Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

Reverse Confetti BUTTERFLY WREATH…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts BUTTERFLY…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts STITCHED…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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W-023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
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All Occasion · ATC's · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You

Reverse Confetti Challenge, ‘fetti friend post…

A fun challenge opportunity to share with you today!  Another post from me as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti stamps this month.

The challenge this month is Encouragement or Congratulations… I went with encouragement and made 6 ATC’s for our 6 granddaughters.

I paired up this adorable whimsical lion from Flower For a Friend stamp and confetti cuts sets with the new pattern paper pad Sweet As Sugar and All The Love stamp and confetti cuts sets.

Take up the challenge and play along with us this month!  Thank you for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts FLOWERS FOR A…
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Reverse Confetti ALL THE LOVE Clear…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts ALL THE LOVE Dies
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Marker
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo and Jovial Wreath, Leafy Heart CAS Cards…

Thinking of you and thanks for your friendship!  You are all wonderful blog, cardmaking friends!  I always love hearing from you.  We’re in the throws of making valentines here. Grandkids and I…having too much fun! ❤

Two CAS cards today… diecutting, a little bit of stamping, glue and staples! I’ll link up below for what I used.

The NEW Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines and Background dies… Jovial Wreath and sentiments from the new Floral Heart Bouquet clear stamp set.  Toffee cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

The next card, a CAS Valentine….

The new Memory Box Leafy Heart and Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies, sentiment from the new Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

This was truly a clean and simple card… I did mount the outside die and leafy heart with thin Mounting Squares that I trimmed down to smaller pieces.


Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – With Love

Cuttlebug Mania – With All My Heart

Double D Challenges – Hearts

Thank you for choosing my card as a winner ladies!

Double D Challenge Winner

Thanks so much for stopping by today…we are having so much fun with THIS washi tape!  It’s perforated like postage stamps!

Here’s what I used to make these two cards… have fun making v’tines! ❤

Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box LEAFY HEART Craft Die 94377
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Card…

Hearts are just the best don’t you think? hehe I think it’s been awhile since I told the story of my blog name.  In 1994 I started a new venture as a stamp store owner.  In trying to decide what to name the store, I finally settled on ‘Expressions With Heart’.  The phrase ‘expressions with heart’ was used in the Hero Arts catalog that year.  Something about creating expressions with heart and it just hit home with me!  I closed the store after 12 years and started blogging in 2009. I used the name again because I loved it and still love it after all these years!

Here’s the new Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart die cut three times and layered over some of the new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut out dies.

I just love the outside the lines stitch lines and then to have them double… hehe…swoon!

I used some more of the Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad from the Christmas release… so fun how it crosses over!

The love die cut is from the Memory Box Love Jotted Script die… stamped sentiments are from the new Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

An A2 size card…pretty straight forward.

The Floral Bouquet heart would be pretty colored or cut and pieced!  So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay tuned… more hearts to come!  ❤

Memory Box – 94368 Floral Bouquet…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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