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NEW Memory Box House Frame Dies…

 

Hi everyone! I don’t know which one to start with!  Lots of pictures so I better just get to it!

We all love snowmen, right?  This one is sooooo CUTE!

I think I’m going to have to make a video to show what I used on each one…

I used the House Frame die, the House Frame Background die and the Snowman House Frame die.

Simple Distress Oxide backgound using my blue and purple brushes…I didn’t even add any extra ink!  Then a quick spritz of water.

The trees I used my green Distress oxide brush….no extra ink.

These will be so fun hanging on the Christmas tree or if I can part with them, on a present!

 

Here’s the Nativity House Frame… new navy glitter cardstock from the NEW Festive Glitter 6×6 Pad.

The House and tree are cut from MB woodgrain cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

I used the House Frame, the Nativity House Frame and the House Frame Background dies for this ornament.

I love the simplicity of this and want to make more! A great reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season!

 

Next up is the Gingerbread House Frame….. so cute!

Gingerbread…a must have for Christmas!  So many adorable pieces to embellish this cute house!

I used the House Frame, the Gingerbread House Frame and the House Frame Background dies to make this one.

MB woodgrain cardstock again, inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink.  The gum drops and peppermint glitter is from the new Festive glitter pad and last years Holiday glitter pad.

 

Last, I thought it’d be fun to make a birdhouse from the House Frame Background die!  I made it a tag.  I think I’ll still hang it on the tree as an ornament though.

I used some elements from the Gingerbread House Frame die also.

I heat embossed the word JOY from the NEW Birch Press Design Contempo Christmas Greetings stamp set.

It needed some green!  So I cut the NEW Curled Holly Branch from the Fresh Green 6×6 cardstock pad and embellished the berries with Nuvo drops.

I felt like it needed a bird. lol  I couldn’t get it to work to suit me though so I put the bird I made on the back!

He is from the MB Perched Bird die… just brushed on ink with my oxide ink brushes again.  I love how that works and so fast…who knew that an inky brush could be so handy! lol

These aren’t as big as they look in my pictures… they are approximately 3 ½ in. wide and 3 ½ in. tall.  Perfect ornament size!

Editing and adding this video…watch it on You Tube for better quality!

Whew… did you make it through this long post!  I almost didn’t! lol  I kept taking pictures over!  My computer desktop is a mess of pictures! lol

But I love making so I keep doing this! haha   We’ll inspire each other to get in the Christmas spirit!

Links below for what I used…ttul!  Tap STR for starlitstudio.net, SSS for Simon Says Stamp (code CZY444) and SBC for Scrapbook.com

Thank you!

Memory Box – 94601 House Frame craft die
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94606 House Frame…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94604 Snowman House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94602 Nativity House…
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Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
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Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
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Memory Box – 94244 Perched Bird craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CONTEMPO CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

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Hello Bluebird Fishin’ Hole Shadowbox Card…

Meet me at the fishin’ hole!  It’s a beautiful day! lol Here’s the card I made for our grandson Corrin who just turned 12!  He loves to fish with Grandpa!

I saved this idea from Instagram/designs by mommajean when I saw it last year.  So much fun!  I made the video after I gave it to Corrin and he showed me that it looked like the fish were swimming when you bend it back and forth!  ❤

I didn’t have a shadowbox die set that would work for what I wanted to do so I had to make this up as I went.  No instructions, just some Math! lol

Stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird,  Memory Box and Lawn Fawn. I’ll link below.

I stamped, die cut the images and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Since alcohol marker ink saturates through to the back side, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to glue behind the colored images.

Bushes and grass dies in the background from Hello Bluebird…

I took a lot of pictures!

Memory Box dies for the greens and coral in the water…

I used a piece of acetate to cover the opening…

Distress Oxide inks for the blues and sandy shore…

Corrin really liked it and the money in the envelope too! lol

Thank you for stopping by! ttul

Here’s what I used…

Fishin’ Hole Stamp – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Fishin’ Hole Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Pond Builder Die – Hello Bluebird, LLC
[ HLL ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94562 Bubble Coral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94563 Deepwater Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
[ SSS ]

 

Birthday · cards · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Video

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather…

Hi everyone!  It’s time for a new Challenge at SSS Wednesday today!  The company we’re featuring on our blogs is Lawn Fawn and the theme is ‘whatever the weather’!  So fun!  It’s a pretty, sunny day on my card today!

I made a short video so you can see the action…

I used the new Magic Iris dies, Dandy Day stamp set, Reveal Wheel Circle Sentiments, Simple Grassy Hillsides dies and Stitched Rectangles dies.

Here it is closed…

Here it is open…

Aren’t they cute?!  ❤

Distress Oxides for the background.  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and ink blending brushes. I did some water drop spattering on the yellow and green spatters on the grass pieces.

Closed again…

Open again…

These dies are an investment but I can see myself using them over and over again. Two of our grandsons have made cards with them so far. They really enjoyed it too!  😀

I hope you’ll be able to join us and link up your creation for this week’s challenge!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope I made you smile!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Lawn Fawn SET DANDY DAY Clear Stamps…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Clear Stamps lf2217
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Die Cuts lf2218
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
RESERVE Lawn Fawn SET MAGIC IRIS Die…
[ SSS ]
RESERVE Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS Die Cuts…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS ADD-ON Die Cuts…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SIMPLE GRASSY HILLSIDES…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Set of 2 BLENDER BRUSHES sss2pk
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Spring · Video

Memory Box NEW Brilliant Sunflower Die Cards…

Hi everyone!  Here’s what I’ve been doing so far this week.  The new dies from Memory Box arrived and I got busy!

I’ve always liked sunflowers and holly hocks.  I suppose because they look free spirited! haha

For this card, I used the NEW Brilliant Sunflower and added the square frame from the Splendid Rose Frame from this year’s earlier release.  I LOVE how these mix and match!

I made a short video of how I emboss the detail in the sunflower head…watch it here or on You Tube.

 

I really like how embossing deepens the detail.

I inked edges with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini round ink blending tools.

I colored the center of the embossed yellow piece with color pencil and added white dots with a white gel pen.

Some quick die piecing in the corners….heat embossed sentiment is from the NEW Memory Box Big and Little Words clear stamp set. It’s made to coordinate with some of the other new dies too so you’ll be seeing it used a lot! yay!

Stamped with Versamark, in the MISTI stamping tool.

You brighten my day!  It’s true!

I used the NEW Misti Cut Align tool to cut the sentiment strip… I REALLY like having that tool!  Tools are everything!

Some enamel dots…

So then, cuz I had experimented and cut so many sunflowers in different colors, I decided to use the white cut!

I dry embossed the yellow flower head that’s behind the white outline die… I love how it looks, it just gives it a little roundness.  I glue it just in the center so the petals can kinda look free-ish.

A Distress Oxide background in Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint using the cheap make up brushes to blend it on the card-base.  I’ll link to the ones the stamp company is selling but I’m using the cheap ones and love them!

A happy, cute card! 😀 We all need a little sunshine in-between rains these days!

The sentiment is from the same NEW set as above… I am loving this set! I had fun making these two cards!

Both cards are 4 ½ inches square.  You could mail this size in an A6 envelope or a 5 inch square one.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re enjoying the flowers in paper or in dirt!

Here’s the products I used to make these two cards…

Memory Box – 94257 Brilliant…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94229 Splendid Rose…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles – Bon Bon
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Craft Scrubbie
[ STR ]
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 ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | SBC | 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
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
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 ]
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 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 ]

Bridge card · cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Pop up card · Video · Winter

Memory Box Sleighing in a Winter Wonderland Bridge Fold Card…

Hi you guys!  I wish you could come over and see this card in real life!!!  I’m so excited to share it with you!

I made a video so I’m not going to cover every detail with text here…

I forgot to say in the video though, that I did a Distress Oxide ink background with Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot on the mail card-base.  Water Splatters and Frost Shimmer Spray splatters on it too!  I love it so much! lol

I used several dies and I cover that in the video and links below because yes, you do need these!  I use these dies over and over… for timeless creations. hehe

LOOK!!!  It folds flat to fit in an A-2 envelope!  So awesome and you don’t really need any embellishing because it’s so stunning on it’s own!

I added sparkle to the roof, trees and flakes but it’s still hard to see.  I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter brush pen.

This last picture is with my iPhone…at night under the Ott lite but oops…photo bombing stuff all around! lol  I love how you can see that one frost circle that looks like a moon?!

Entering some challenges…

Happy Little Stampers October Dies Challenge – anything goes

Christmas Card Challenges #24 – Christmas card

Scrapyland Challenge #76 – anything goes

SL Designers Choice Winner

thank you ladies for choosing my card as your challenge winner!

 

Sigh, this just makes me happy and I want to make more!  I hope you enjoy it too and are inspired!  Holler if you have any questions!  Thank you for your wonderful comments and encouraging words! They always make my day!

Dies, products and tools I used to make this card…thx for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it so much!  (STR takes you to Starlitstudio, SSS to Simon Says Stamp, SBC to scrapbook.com and Blic  to Dick Blick)

Memory Box die – Dancing Snowflake Frame
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box die – Fresh Pine Landscape
[ STR ]
Memory Box die – Horse Sleigh Landscape
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box SNOWY CABIN Craft Die 99785
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box – 99843 Stitched Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box die – Fresh Pine Forest
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Oxide Re-Inkers; reinkers
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray 2oz – Frost
[ STR ]
SSS Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS ]
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 ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Steel-ball stylus – MultiCraft double…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

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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!

Shopping links…

Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shaker Card · Video

Memory Box and poppystamps shaker cards…

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This turned out so fun!  I used the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass die for this shaker card.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks stamp set.  (there is a small hour glass too!)  Oh and I die cut the Banner Sash die right over the top, after I die cut the hour glass.

Here’s a short video to see the action…

 

And HERE‘s a video tutorial on how to make the Hour Glass Shaker card.

Linking up my shaker cards to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge…

For this Happy 29th birthday shaker I used the Memory Box Grand Voyage Balloon.  I think I’ll stamp AGAIN real big on the inside. hehe

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Here’s a short video showing the shaking sequins in the balloon…

I colored the card with Distress inks and the ink blending tools. Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean.  The sky is Tumbled Glass.

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments on both cards.  I used a fine line pen to trace the embossed line in the balloon basket so it’d show up more.  Easy to stay in the line…well, go over it more than once! lol

Have fun!  Hope I inspired you to make something today!  Stamp club here tomorrow and I have to get ready for it next!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it so much!  It’s always encouraging to hear from you!

Here’s the shopping links to what I used today… and if you get to shop at a local store, I’m jealous!  Not really but you are fortunate!

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Memory Box and poppystamps Spring card and a video…

Pam Sparks Oval Master Bellina

No stamping!  oh my!  I just realized this card is just simple ink smooshing and die cutting!

Here’s a video of what I did to make this card. Holler if you have any questions!


If you can shop locally… I just taught this card in one of the two classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Otherwise…online @ starlitstudio.net

Thanks for stopping by today! Always so fun to share and to get your feedback via comments!  ‘preciate it!

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

Memory Box Blog Blitz starts TODAY! and a video….

 

Are you wondering about the NEW Detail Plates from Memory Box?  I showed a Christmas card last year with the Elliana set… so pretty but this January 2015 release has several more!  More toys!  YAY!

I made a video over the weekend because so many have questions about how to use them.  I hope this helps… it’s basically just embossing.

Here’s the video… be sure to click the gear after you hit play and switch to HD… the picture  is so much sharper and click the frame to watch it big… easier to see the action and results!

 

 

Let me know if you have any questions…

 I have a card for the Memory Box Blog Blitz that started today.  Click over to the Memory Box blog HERE and while you’re at it, check out the poppystamps blog HERE too!  They both have a blitz going on with a chance to win a die in each post… so comment on all the posts through Sunday!

 

I LOVE all the heart dies in this release!  I used the Loving Hearts Arch and the Heart Waterfall for the heart between the two Love words. The LOVE words are from the NEW Open Studio Line, the die set called All About Love.

 

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I kept the leftover stenciled piece from die cutting the rectange on the card in this post, HERE, and trimmed off a sliver to glue on to the left side of my top fold A2 card base.

 

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I die cut the Loving Hearts Arch twice, once in white and once in red.  I glued the white arch to the kraft card base and then glued in the red hearts with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

A sliver of red cardstock over where the arch and dot strip meet.  Easy to trim a strip on your paper trimmer and glue it on with a thin line of the same glue.

Then some red/white twine tied in a knot across the top fold! All my favorite colors and things!

 

Linking up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge – Anything Goes (all the dies I used on my card are new and the dies in the video are new)

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and CASology – NBUS

Week 129 - NBUS

 

 

Have a great week and enjoy all the inspiration with the New Memory Box release!  Thanks for stopping by!  and Good Luck!

cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Valentine · Video

New Memory Box dies and New Open Studio line…

 

Here’s the NEW release!

 

 

Be sure to click the gear and go up to HD – really makes the video sharper…or click the frame to see it big and the gear to watch in HD.

 

Lots to love!  See anything you need? haha

 

A couple cards with some of the new 2015 Memory Box release!

 

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Fabulous new designs and I especially enjoyed creating some ‘love’ themed cards.

 

On this first one, I used…

Cross Stitch My Heart

All About Love

Heart Waterfall

 

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My second card is a shaker card.

 

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I used…

Tag You’re It Rectangles

Studio Rectangle Layers

Stitched Rectangle Layers

All About Love

Amazing You

Cross Stitch My Heart

Library Alphabet Tags

Mini Dots Stencil (on white card-stock I inked up the dots through the stencil with Versamark ink and embossed with Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder)

 

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All 3 cards are A2 size.

 

Here’s a CAS Happy New Year card that I didn’t get posted yet…I love the Word Pop dies and wanted to share this quick idea!  Happy Cloud die and Classic Upper Alphabet die set

 

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Linking to some challenges…

DiesRUs – Anything Goes with a twist/NEW

Cute Card Thursday – What’s New

ABC Challenge – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Dies

Scrapyland Challenges – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Make New Friends but keep the Old

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Color Throwdown Challenge #324 – Red, White and Black

Can you believe it’s the 9th already! eek! Thanks for stopping by today!   Holler if you have any questions! Shopping links below…thanks for clicking through my links!

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

Starlitstudio.net had them HERE

BlueMoon Scrapbooking has them HERE and HERE

Simon Says Stamp has them HERE

 

Birthday · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · One Layer Card · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Video · Winter

NEW poppystamps dies, Video and Horse Country exclusive die…

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Hi everyone!  Isn’t this a neat die?  love it and the fancy thanks too!  I have several things to share with you today.  I don’t mean to have long posts but it seems like it always turns out that way!

Here’s a video of the NEW poppystamps ‘poppy’ dies and Starlitstudio’s exclusive die!

Click on the gear to see in high definition… or the frame to see larger.  Sorry about the blurry ‘fancy Merry Christmas’ die.  I have not idea why! ugh.

I used the Perfect Layers Tools to cut the ⅛ inch border on each side of the main panel.

Linking my first card to the Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Here’s the Birthday Stack die again…


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I used the Embedded Die Cut technique I show in a video… pull down the video tab under the blog header.

Here’s the tags I show in the video…

 

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and the NEW Vintage Merry Christmas and Celestial Star Border.

 

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Lots of NEW to play with!

The NEW exclusive die for Starlitstudio.net is gorgeous!  Horse Country and you can make it up for all four seasons!

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Holler if you have any questions… ‘preciate you stopping by. Have a creative weekend!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tags…

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Embedded Die Cuts · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Techniques · Tutorials · Video

Adhering Intricate Dies Video…


Embedded Diecuts

 

I did take this in high definition so after you click play,  you can click the gear for a better picture and click the frame to see it large!

Here’s my technique for making your die cuts into stickers for perfect placement.  I’m really pleased with how it works… so many of the fine line dies from Memory Box are easy to pull out of shape.  After trying several things, this is what I came up with! I hope you’ll try it too!

One thing I didn’t show in the video is changing the color of the petals.  It’s really easy though… just cut the die in the color card-stock you want the petals and adhere them over the top after the process I show in the video.

On my candle card, I added the black pieces over the white after using the technique I show in the video.

  1. glue the musicality background die cut to the card base (little dots of  Tombow Mono Multi behind the notes)
  2. die cut the tall taper die just like I did the plush poinsettia in the video
  3. while still in the die, (after removing the waste) lay it right over the top of the musicality background piece, run it through the Big Shot just like I did in the video
  4. remove the die
  5. die cut the contrasting tall taper parts that you want a different color and glue on (or make them a sticker too)

 

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The holly is from the Cabrini Ornament die. Die cut and then trim the holly away from the ornament with scissors.

Thanks for stopping by today!  ttul!

Dies and supplies I used…

Techniques · Video · Watercolor

Splash Inks….Just for FUN post!

oh my!  Some enabling of a different kind from me today! After being enabled by my friend Jan!!! Thanks Jan! lol  Splash Inks!  Have you heard about these or watched the You Tubes?  I’ll put a link to where you can purchase them below but in the meantime… look at Karen’s videos on You Tube (links below)… what great Summer fun for the ‘kid in us’ and our kiddos and grand kiddos!

If you like/love to color….

 


 

More videos HERE,  HERE,  HERE, HERE and HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think and if you’ve tried these yet!!!  I want to know!

hohoho – Merry Christmas in July to me… maybe! lol

Where to order…

Baby · Birthday · cards · Give away · Memory Box · Patriotic · Video

Memory Box Star Garlands and a Giveaway…

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I LOVE this NEW Star Garland die!  So wonderful, die cut from Silver Glitter card-stock!  I love the ‘broad stripes and bright stars’ here… I know…now the song is stuck in your head for hours! lol  It’s a good song!

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A close up… I used the happy and birthday cloud dies cut from Memory Box Sapphire card-stock and the Classic Uppercase Alphabet set for USA, cut from Memory Box Cranberry card-stock.

The stripes are ¾ inch strips, 4 ¼ inches long, glued on about a ½ inch apart on a Memory Box White A2 Notecard.

It’s ok,  go ahead and bust out singing!  ; )  Oh say can you see…by the dawn’s early light…

The next card…well… it’s kinda birthday in a ‘birth’ day kind of way!  Welcome Baby!

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Here’s the Star Garland die again but I only used half of it.  I ‘hung’ the words in space using the Parker Lowercase Alphabet set and the Alphabet Soup set. So cute!

Memory Box Baby Carriage die, Baby Stuff and the rug is from the Palace Oval Frame Set.

I used a little RV21 Copic marker on the rattle and the center of the carriage wheels.

Dies glued and mounted to a Memory Box Cherry Blossom A2 Notecard.

Won’t this die be awesome for Christmas?!!!  YAY!

NOW for an Awesome Giveaway!  (USA only)
I have a Sizzix Flower Making Tool Kit to give away! (not just for making flowers!!!)

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Supplies I used (dies in stock! yay!)

Video

My You Tube Videos…

Hi everyone!  I just got home from a great weekend at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape, teaching for Memory Box.  I’ll have lots to share soon!

I received an email from a stamper that my videos weren’t working!!!  NOT what I wanted to hear for sure!  Sure enough I checked, then searched for a reason and sent feedback.  I can’t find anywhere to contact You Tube.

The only reason I can see that it happened is because I deleted a gmail email address that I don’t use anymore.  Not the one that I use for You Tube though!

grrrrr…. have any of you had this happen?  Do you know of any fixes?

thank you!  I’ll be back soon!

Pam