All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box… Scribble Rose Trio and Happy Heart Collage Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s snowing here… not a lot but enough to brighten it up which is so nice!  This white card makes me think of snow too!  I love how this turned out… beautiful new Memory Box Scribble Rose Trio die combined with an earlier release Antique Leaf Label.  So pretty!

Several pictures today…you can always tell when I’m happy with photos. haha Such a picky picture person. ugh. (the red is prettier IRL)

I die cut and glued the Scribble Rose Trio die cuts behind the poppystamps largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  I cut strips of mounting tape and raised it up a little off the cardbase…mounting tape behind the roses too.

I die cut the label die and used mounting tape behind the leaves.

Then came the challenge… heat embossing in gold is easy but figuring out how to mount it…well…eek!  I found some clear mounting stuff on a roll in my drawer so I just did it!  Kept it behind the words and I’m ok with it.   It was worth the little bit of fiddly because it really is so pretty IRL!

The sentiments are from the NEW Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I want to stamp and color that up next!

You likey? lol  I think I know who I’m going to send this to.  Someone special for sure! One of my sister’s is recovering from a health issue so I will stick it in the mail!  ❤

Size… A2

*Keep your adhesive remover handy with white cards!  I think I posted before how it was a must have tool!

*The other thing I use ALL the time is a BIG pin… like a hat pin.  The head came off so I wrapped some washi tape around it.  It’s always beside me.  I use it to remove adhesive that seeps out AND to get cuts out of dies.  ❤

Then I made another Happy Heart Collage Card… I had die cut this black one before I made the orange/pink strip type one from last week.  I couldn’t make it work then but all of a sudden I was inspired to use the Memory Box Christmas 6×6 paper pad plaids and it works!

I’m happy with it! I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from (well maybe not?!)… getting back into the groove was slow after Christmas.  I always wonder if I really can make cards I like again! lol

And masculine cards are challenging but this one just evolved and surprised me!  I didn’t really even work hard at it like usual!

The NEW Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies are awesome!  YES to double stitches!  Years ago I sewed 24/7, fashion seamstress so to speak.  I remember being so happy when I was able to sew double stitches! hehe  I don’t know if any of that knowledge would come back to me now!  Nice to have dies that do it for me!

The stamped sentiment is from the NEW Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.  Size… 5 ½ inches square!

I think that’s it for today… scroll down for SSS shopping codes (previous post)…I’ll post a Scrapbook.com great deal…and you know where to shop for Memory Box and more… Starlitstudio.net! LinkDeli links to products I used below…

Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoyed these cards and are looking forward to more ❤ cards!

Scrapbook.com is a great source for so many stamp companies anymore!  Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts just to name a few! Cardmaking sale going on right now too!  Don’t miss it!  If you need a new die cutting machine?  Now is the time! Their prices are thee best for that!  Free shipping!  whoop whoop! 

Memory Box – 94399 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam Roll 1.6yds
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Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive
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adhesive pick-up square
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All Occasion · cards · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You · Valentine

Reverse Confetti… January Release Blog Hop!

Hi cardmakers and friends! The release is now available for purchase in the Reverse Confetti webstore. Check it all our HERE.  Seven NEW stamp sets, 9 New Confetti Cuts die sets and a 6×6 paper pad.

I’m going to start with the cute card of the two I made for today’s post. hehe  This cutie critter is all about showing us how to cut and paste!  I love it so much!

I used the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and Confetti Cuts set for this one. Besides this cute monkey, there’s the bunny and a zebra, all crafters!

This monkey’s got personality + for sure! So busy cutting paper hearts and gluing up a card!  I stamped and colored with Copics… E40’s, BG10’s, R24 and 29.

There’s the NEW Scallop Cover Panel Confetti Cut in the background. The Scallop Frame is an older Confetti Cut die set called Love Note.

Up next is the Butterfly Wreath stamp set and Confetti Cuts set

I had fun with this one… I stamped and gold heat embossed it on textured watercolor paper and painted it in with water and Distress Inks. It’s bright! lol  I spattered with the leftover paint on my tonic craft mat too.

I randomly stamped the branch with old paper Distress ink on the cardbase.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum. Stamped and heat embossed the two butterflies from the set and adhered them with a little Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue after I adhered the wreath to the cardbase with mounting tape.

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The hop started at the Reverse Confetti Blog and ends here on mine (list below)…lots of hearts and inspiration shared this week!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and visits!  Happy papercrafting the for the big heart day!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Oxide Inks · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti, Countdown to Confetti Day Three…

Does she make you smile? Happy Heart Day papercrafting friends!  When I saw this new heart die from the NEW Hearts Confetti Cuts, I knew I had to use it like it was paper dolls!  So cute!  

I stamped and die cut the cute girl bunny from the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and coordinating confetti cuts set.  Colored her with Copics, E30’s, R30’s, BG10’s. 

You can tell she loves her cardmaking hobby just like we do!

I kept the card basic, clean and simple and let her shine. A little Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Oxide inks blended in the background, sentiments white embossed on black cardstock to show off a happy crafter!

The happy valentines day sentiment is from the NEW So Very Lovely stamp set. Over 32 sentiments in the set…super fun ones… like ‘love you to the moon and back’, ‘cutie pie’ and so much more!

Here’s what to expect in this release on Wednesday…

Have fun clicking through the other designers posts…you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST today! The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST today!

See you again tomorrow, it’s RELEASE DAY and a blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

cards · Congratulations · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Tags · Valentine

Reverse Confetti ‘fetti friend for January/February and it’s Countdown to Confetti Day One…


Hi everyone!  I didn’t realize how appropriate this card would be for my news today! The WOW. JUST WOW. part anyway! lol I was asked to be a guest for Reverse Confetti during January and February!  A super fun way to start the new year!

My first card is using one of the new stamp sets, omg and one of the dies from the new hearts confetti cuts. Swoon, I love this stripe heart! What else can I tuck in there?! ❤

I had fun heat embossing the sentiments in white on black cardstock (don’t they look like real dymo labels), then stapling them with the tiny attacher onto the die cut panel.

I ended up with a 5 ½ inch square card.

The small red hearts are dies from Heart Tag Toppers Confetti Cuts. ❤

My next card uses another new stamp set all the love and the coordinating die set, all the love confetti cuts.

You know I love hearts!  Yes my blog name… ❤  And by the way, in case you haven’t noticed, I did upgrade over the Christmas break to expressions with heart.com!  yay!  So you shouldn’t see any ads other than the ones I put on here to the ‘good’ stuff! hehe

You have to love the ‘confetti’ hearts I made with the new oh my heart cover panel confetti cuts die!  So colorful and sure to make the receiver smile!

I didn’t get all my wood slices used for Christmas!  That worked out great for me to have one ready to stamp and heat emboss with white powder with a couple of the other sentiments from the all the love set!  So fun to add to a gift for Valentines or hey, you don’t even have to have a reason to give!

Another close up of just the wood slice…

Thank you so much for stopping by…but wait!  There’s tons more for you to see today from the other ‘fetti friend and the regular design team!  Here’s the list and you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST January 7th. The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST January 7th!

See you again tomorrow and Tuesday for more sneak peeks, then Wednesday the 8th for RELEASE DAY and blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

 

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine

Memory Box A Happy Heart Collage Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s good to be back sharing cards again!  I had a wonderful Christmas season with family and hope you did too!

Now, the second most popular holiday for making and sending cards is upon us!  No time to waste either! haha

I started by cutting ½ inch strips of three colors of cardstock from TE… I’ll link below.  Lollipop, Candy Corn and Strawberry Milkshake.

I covered an A2 white cardbase with ATG adhesive then started placing the strips on the diagonal.

Then I decided to use the sentiments from the NEW Memory Box Big and Little Valentine’s stamp set and stamped three of the sentiments in coordinating TE ink pad colors (same as the cardstocks).  ok – I love all that type on there! hehe

From the same sentiment set I stamped Happy Valentines Day on TE Oreo cardstock and embossed in white embossing powder.  I cut it out with the MISTI Cut Align Tool.

Now you need that NEW Memory Box Happy Heart Collage die!  I cut it out of an A2 size panel of white cardstock, then glued it directly to the strip covered cardbase.  Keeping it mailable today. haha  (I won’t go off on my PO rant)  I mounted the valentine’s Day pieces with mounting foam tape.

Sweet, cute and colorful!

    • My ‘I can’t make a card without this’ product today is…. the adhesive remover square!  I will link my favorite below!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see my first Valentine of the year!

Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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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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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic EASY CLEAN MAT 1514E
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ATC's · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · One Layer Card · Valentine · Waffleflower Crafts · Your Next Stamp

Little Boy Birthday Card and Some Valentine ATCs…

Family Birthday time Sunday afternoon!  This is our youngest grandson Charles. hehe. He doesn’t like his picture taken any better than Grandma does!

He loves playing in his kinetic dirt with this big machinery so I had to make a fitting birthday card for him. So cute!

I tore and inked (Gathered Twigs Distress ink) some kraft cardstock for the hills.  I sponged the clouds with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and a cloud stencil, it’s an old one, I think from Rosie’s Roadshow stamp co.

The panel is ATC size, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  I matted it with black cardstock and stamped the Happy Birthday in the MISTI with Ranger Archival Black ink.

Loads of Love is from a Taylored Expressions stamp set, stamped in the MISTI with Ranger Archival Black ink also.

I used two Memory Box dies, one is still available, the Mighty Dump Truck.  The Little Dozer die is from 2016 and is now discontinued.  For some reason I ordered 3 of that die! ugh.  So I have one to sell if someone wants it $4. (EDA – SOLD)  Email me at the contact tab under the blog title at the top of the page. I can send it in a 5×7 envelope for one postage stamp I bet, unless you want tracking. Dump truck, links below.

We had a super fun party. Youngest and Oldest grandson’s birthdays and Valentines!  I’ll be back with oldest’s card another day.

Linking my birthday card to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Addicted To Stamps and More – anything goes

HLS March CAS Challenge – special day

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – create a scene

Here’s some of the ATCs I made and gave to the grands for Valentines…

Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share what I’ve been up to! 😀

Shopping links to what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box die – Mighty Dump Truck
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK REFILL Reinker…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
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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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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
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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Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Die and…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Clear…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Matching Die -…
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My Favorite Things COOL CAT Clear…
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Your Next Stamp HOLIDAY PHOTO BOOTH…
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Your Next Die HOLIDAY PHOTO BOOTH…
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Alexandra Renke · Anniversary · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Valentine

A Sweet Alexandra Renke Children Pair Valentine…

Hi everyone! Hope your February is full of red cardstock, dies, stamps and papercrafting stuff! lol  I purchased two packs of this Be Loved pattern paper a year ago or was it two years and I’m still on the first pack!  EEK!  Hey, the 2nd pack might be vintage someday! hehe

It worked up so cute with this sweet die from Alexandra Renke called ‘Children Pair’.  It was hard to type that because that is not how I would title something! lol

Cindy at Starlitstudio.net has an amazing selection of Alexandra Renke dies, papers and washi tape… oh I love them ALL!   If you haven’t already ‘window’ shopped there, you NEED to!  ❤

I die cut three of the kids and glued them together.

Did any of you see the new product that’s coming out in March?  It’s called a glue sponge!!!  Well, I couldn’t wait and had to try it myself. I know, you’re not surprised.  I will buy the ‘real’ thing too.  Anyway, I used one of the small snap type, airtight, lunch box containers and a sponge.  I wet the sponge with our RO filtered water, squeezed it out really good, then applied a few coats of PVA glue that Cindy carries in her store HERE and I love this glue.  It didn’t take near as much as I thought it would!

Yesterday two of our grandsons were making Valentines here and wow did it work slick for gluing small hearts to their cards. Good for their motor skills using a tweezers too. lol  I can’t wait to use it for more intricate dies!  YAY for tools!

Heart die HERE.

A super simple flat Valentine but sweet as can be!  Hope I inspired you to dig into that pattern paper stash and see what you can come up with!

Linking my card to the Card Concept Challenge Blog

ttul!