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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!


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

Poppystamps – 2460 Spring Bunnies…
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Poppystamps – 2459 Farm Fresh Eggs…
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Memory Box – CL5254 Big and Little…
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Poppystamps – 2335 Hill and Valley…
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Memory Box – WT504 Cornelia…
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Doodlebug Design – Fun in the Sun…
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Doodlebug Washi Tape – Rainbow Bright
[ STR ]
Doodlebug Washi – School Stripe
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Memory Box – SP1005 Ocean Blue 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – EF1014 Blooming 3D…
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Memory Box – 94527 Just a Note Posh…
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Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
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TE Blender Brushes
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TE Pastel Blender Brushes
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distress oxide ink pads at Simon Says…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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Your Next Stamp, Hero Arts and MFT ATC’s…

Hi everyone!  Excuse me while I backtrack to Valentines Day but I just have to share these Artist Trading Cards I made for our grandchildren for V-day! I made doubles and triples of most because we need a lot for our awesome grandkids!  I know, I know, I’m bias! lol sells these little sacks, so I decorated them a wee bit with washi tape.  I’ll link everything below…

It’s impossible to get googly eyes to behave for a photo laying down! lol

I had a few versions of this cactus one…

These for the older girls…

These for the older boys…

I had fun making (so did they) and our valentine exchange party was so fun for everyone!  I took sheet protectors for all the sizes of cards so they can keep them in ring binders.

Well that’s it for today!  Holler if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you!

Doodlebug HEARTFELT Washi Tape Yankee…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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My Favorite Things SWEET SUCCULENTS…
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My Favorite Things SWEET SUCCULENTS…
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My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
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Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps -…
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Hero Arts – Frame Cuts – Dies – Love…
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My Favorite Things PEEK A BOO STRIPED…
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Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps -…
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Hero Arts – Frame Cuts – Dies -…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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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 White Bags – pkg of 25
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Mini Kraft Bags – pkg of 25
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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powder anti static tool
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Ranger Ink – Pigment Ink Pad -…
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Clearsnap Colorbox FROST WHITE INK…
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
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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 On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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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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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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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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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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adhesive pick-up square
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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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signo white gel pen
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Winter Scene Border Die
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Economy Packed Black Wiggle Eyes
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Studio Katia SMALL GOOGLY EYES 3mm…
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Doodlebug Washi – Snowballs
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Doodlebug Washi – Tutti Frutti
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Doodlebug Washi – Christmas Candy Stripe
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Summer · Washi Tape

Five Cute A2 Just a Note cards…

Pam Sparks 5 cute poppy cards

Hi stamping, coloring, die cutting, creative friends!  Pictures are ready, page open to start blogging and it dawns on me, I should be posting something for Mother’s Day! lol  Hmmmm…maybe tomorrow! hehe

Today I have 5 cards I made using two poppystamps  sets, Mail Delivery stamps and dies and Easter Excitement stamps and dies. I could’ve easy made 5 more!  How fun is that and what a variety of cuteness!

Pam Sparks ps Mail Delivery Bike

I stamp, die cut and then color.  The backgrounds are Distress inks applied with the mini ink blending tool.

White pen accents added with a white pen that SLS just started carrying, thanks to the heads up from Linda!  Thank you Linda!

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments. Distress ins on this one are Hickory Smoke for the sidewalk and Salty Ocean for the sky.

Pam Sparks ps Bike close


Since it’s time to plant…what a perfect card for that gardening friend!

Pam Sparks ps Dig In Fence Carrot

Here I used the Memory Box Shaker Square Frames die set and for the background layer a square from the Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die set. Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs are the Distress Ink blended background colors.

Pam Sparks ps Dig In Close

I cut a slit in the bottom to fit the carrot into the ‘dirt’. The butterfly antennae is drawn on with a black pen.


Pam Sparks ps Mail Delivery

oh yes!  I love this one…it’s all about the mail! lol  A couple washi tapes a long the bottom.  The airmail is from Little B and the special delivery is from October Afternoon.

Pam Sparks ps delivery close

I added a few embossed lines with the Scor-buddy to simulate house siding. fun!


Pam Sparks ps Tree Just A Note

Always fun to find a tree in a set to color!  The same frame and stitched dies that I used above, just a larger stitched square for the background. I used Salty Ocean (pounced it off on scrap paper more) and Mowed Lawn for the ink blending on this one.

Pam Sparks ps Tree close


and last a little more Washi tape to embellish this cute CAS card… Doodlebug cloud Washi and Little B Green Herringbone Washi… I just love it for grass.

Pam Sparks ps Miss Ewe

Whew – long post!  Happy cards and I hope they inspired you to make a card!

Thanks so much for clicking over and happy weekend to you!

Shopping Links for the products I used on these cards…

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · MFT · Washi Tape · Winter

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #276…

Pam Sparks CAS Cardinal Sketch

Hi! ok, so a blogging friend, Sandy keeps posting cute Christmas cards so she influenced me to think Christmas for this sketch! hehe She collects the cutest little figurines!!! Her name is ‘linky’ if you wanna go see.

This is my 2nd take on the sketch…I thought I was short on time because that’s pretty normal for me but it worked out that I had time today after-all so I made it over and I’m happier with the inking on this one.

Here’s the first one…

Pam Sparks Cardinal Sketch1

I added the polka dot washi tape so I could link it up to the polka dot challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Here’s the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I thought it was pretty clever to use the twine for the band in the sketch.. hehe


Over on the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge blog, I was inspired by the holly paper, the white sentiment panel and the cluster of florals.

So I’m back with my love of kraft, red, green and white!  Happy day!  Hey, at least it’s not Christmas yet!  whew!

Thanks for the visit and best wishes for the week anyway! lol

Shopping Links to the supplies I used to make these cards…

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Memory Box …it’s high time we get together!!!

Pam Sparks Postal Balloon HI

Welcome Saturday and everyone! Guess I’ll settle for this is how we’ll get together today! haha

Some time ago, I did a couple Balloon cards with inlay die cutting…when I saw a couple challenges this week, I knew, I HAD to play!  So yesterday I made this.  A happy card.

Memory Box dies, a little Doodlebug washi tape and a poppystamps sentiment!  Now this balloon is retiring but Cindy has it in stock still.  I saw there are new balloon dies though, so I’ll link to all of them in the inlinz below.

Pam Sparks Postal Balloon HI Close

Using the mini ink blending tool, I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink on to the Stitched Square die cut… I die cut a few of the clouds in the square first, that’s why they are deeper color around the cloud.  The two clouds going off the square I die cut after I thought I was finished with the square. lol  So I had to do a little inking to get the same deeper inking effect around the clouds.  Just do it before you tape in the clouds.

I had fun making this! yay!

Linking to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – miss you, hello or friendshipPanama-322
Muse Challenge #161 – the square and inlaid die cutting

Happy Little Stampers – CASE the designer (take the design out of the box)

Curtain Call – Simplicity

And before you go… here are the inlaid balloon cards from my past…


A very happy hello to you card is in this post…


the sky’s the limit card is in this post…

Hot Air Balloons and clouds can be so much fun with clever sentiments! and good for this time of year when congrats are in order!

Thanks for ‘flying’ by today!  It was so good to see you from high up!

Links to the products I used on this card (links for the other two cards are in their posts)…

Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · MFT · Shopping · Washi Tape

SALE on SSS and birthday cards…


YAY! So many cool stamps, dies, papers, inks, stencils and more from Simon Says Stamp!  Congrats on 13 years Simon Says Stamp!

A couple birthday cards that finally made it to the birthday kids so I can post them!  hehe

Pam Sparks Ethan's 16 b-day

For Ethan’s 16th birthday I used the MFT Smart phone die and one of the borders from the Memory Box Geometric Borders die set…

The Doodlebug enamel black dot for the button at the bottom and Ranger Black enamel accents in the top holes.

It’s hard to see but the phone is cut from Silver metallic card-stock.


Pam Sparks Lilli's 11th b-day

Lilli’s card is made with the Distress Ink Smooshing background and Avery Elle stamps and dies.  I used the dies to make masks to keep the ink off the images.

The rainbow Washi tape is from Doodlebug…not sure about the skinny triangle one.

Linking my cards up to Seize the Birthday challenge!

Working on cards for two Memory Box classes coming up March 12th at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids! Looking forward to seeing the ladies there again!

Happy Weekend everybody and thanks for stopping by!


cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Techniques · Washi Tape · Winter

Two more Winter Cards…


Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Season! We did!

Winter cards to share today but one is Christmas. I had good intentions of getting everything posted before but that fell through! I still want to show you though! lol

Here’s a card I made for one of our son in laws…birthday… it was late too! waaahhh  But, I love it!



Pam Sparks Sledding Winter Scene



October Afternoon Washi tape, the Under the Tree collection.

Memory Box Large Winter Sled cut three times in woodgrain, red and silver cardstocks and hemp added for the rope.

Memory Box Dashing Through the Snow for the snow hills.

Memory Box Beaded Background embossed instead of die cut in the background.



Pam Sparks Sledding Winter Scene Close



and the cute background sledding die is from Cottage Cutz.

It’s snowing here today! Frosty goodness. hehe…since I don’t have to go out in it!




A Christmas card…I saw a gal’s one layer card and I just couldn’t resist giving it a try!  Now, since I waited to post, I can’t remember who it was.  She was a winner in a challenge and now I can’t find it! If you know who it is, let me know and I’ll link to her. *sigh*  FOUND HER!  My friend Annette emailed me her name!  YAY!  HERE is Julie’s card!



Pam Sparks One Layer Santa Night Scene



Santa and the sentiment are from an old Inkadinkado set (they show it in stock at Michaels but you have to buy two! Strange. At least you can see the picture and know what to look for if you want the set.  The trees are from Embossing Arts.  Embossing Arts is owned by I Brake For Stamps now if you want to find them. I have used this stamp so many times over the years.  You can tell I was hurrying again… sloppy inking.  I didn’t send this one to anyone!  I still love it though.  It was fun!



Pam Sparks One Layer Santa Night Scene Close



I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the trees…’s snowing!  I try other stickles but I always come back to Frosted Lace.

Oh no!  I can’t remember what color Distress Ink I used! Blue Jeans and Chipped Sapphire???  I don’t know!  Maybe if we find the gal I CASed…she might’ve used the same colors!  lol


I was going to post pictures of the gift tags I made but I’m afraid this is already toooo long and I still have another card to take a picture of! HELP! lol  I’ll be back with those pictures tomorrow.


THANK YOU all for making my Christmas merry and bright!  Smiling here and so thankful!