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Birch Press Design Prime Peony Duo Contour Layers Card…

Hi everyone!  This week has zoomed by me! But it’s Peony time of year and a perfect time to showcase this beautiful new die from Birch Press Design.

I watercolored these blooms with the newest set of Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens Set A. Die Cut with Strathmore watercolor Brown pad.

Then I added a frame from the poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames die set.

I ink blended an A2 size panel of Strathmore Best Mixed Media cardstock (the brown pad).  Wow it blends nice.  I used Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide for the first time! and Peacock Feathers. I still use the mini round ink blending foams a lot and that’s what I used here.

Hugs is a new hot foil plate and die set from Birch Press Design also.  Hugs Sugar Script is the name of it.

I used silver hot foil and Bazzill Card Shoppe Robin’s Egg for Hugs.

I glued everything flat except for hugs.  It has thin mounting tape on the ends. Starlitstudio has it in stock!  I’ll link below!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it and hope you have a lovely weekend.  The weather has been amazing here this week! YAY!

Here’s links to what I used on this card…thank you for shopping through my links!

Birch Press Design – 57504 Prime…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – BPF513 Hugs…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush…
[ BLIC ]
Strathmore MIXED MEDIA VELLUM SURFACE…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor…
[ BLIC | SBC ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Get Well · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Arched Greens and SALE!

Back again today with a NEW stamp from the latest Simon Says Stamp release

I received the rubber stamp Arched Greens to create with.  The center Arch section is removable!

I stamped it all in the MISTI on Canson XL watercolor paper with regular Distress inks.  I inked up the stamp and spritzed it and stamped it.  I used two different greens and the new prize ribbon blue.

It needed some flowers so I got out the NEW Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set.  I die cut in the same watercolor paper and smooshed the cuts into Worn Lipstick Distress Ink that I’d spritzed with water.

I die cut the center out with the Memory Box Nested Globes die… it was a little short so I had to use the mat to keep it from cutting the bottom straight line, then readjust the die to lengthen the cut. SSS does have a die set that coordinates with this stamp!

The sentiment is a new poppystamps hot foil plate and die set with several sentiments.  I’ll link it below too.

I’m linking to some challenge blogs…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge – Out in the Country

Here’s the great sale info!  Check it out!

Thank you for stopping by and for shopping through my blog!  I appreciate it.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Cling Stamps ARCHED GREENS…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design WISPY BLOOMS…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps MODEST GREETINGS 1 Hot…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box NESTED GLOBES Craft Dies…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BERRY RED 6×6 Paper Pack…
[ SSS ]
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTIC…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PRIZE…
[ SSS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
[ SSS ]
All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Memory Box Bouquet Blooms and Leaves and Butterfly Coterie Collage Card…

Hi and hugs to everyone today!  Memory Box has lots of NEW flower dies and word dies too! I love how this hugs snugged up into the card design!

I started with an A2 cardbase in extra heavyweight kraft cardstock.  Next I die cut the NEW Butterfly Coterie Collage die in a white panel I cut a half inch smaller than A2 width and height.

Then I die cut the Bouquet Blooms and Leaves NEW dies in Canson XL watercolor paper and colored them with Distress reinkers.  I sprayed water on the cuts and then brushed on some of the refill and let it spread, added more until I was happy-ish.  I kinda like the brightness of the colors against the white and kraft!

I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac reinkers.

I die cut the NEW Hugs Daily Script dies in white cardstock and the New Memory Box Black Glossy Heavyweight cardstock.  I really like this glossy black.  I think I say that every post these days! lol

I tied on the jute before I adhered it with thin mounting tape to the kraft cardbase.

There is a stencil that you can buy separately that coordinates with this Butterfly Coterie Collage.  I’m thinking…what to make with them together!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the new products in this Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Design release!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94652 Bouquet Blooms and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94642 Butterfly Coterie…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94653 Hugs Daily Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
[ STR | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Spring · Thinking of You · Watercolor · Wreath Building · Zigs

Memory Box NEW Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Card…

Hello friends!  So thankful for all my cardmaker friends everywhere! You make me smile a lot!

Simple card today….I die cut this new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die from watercolor paper and colored with the new Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  They are so pretty!

I used three arches for this card, three of the medium size flower and three of the small size flower.

I used watercolor paper for the A2 size panel that I inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool. I stamped a couple sentiments around with the same ink from the NEW Memory Box Friends and Family stamp set. The center sentiment is stamped with Ranger Black Archival ink.

I used liquid glue to attach the three arches together and just on the circle to glue to the panel.  Then the flowers are glued just in the center to the wreath so I could ‘fluff’ the petals and leaves.

I added Memory Box small clear Fairy Drops, some Mayarts twine and glued the panel to a kraft color cardbase.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Holler if you have any questions!

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94666 Paisley Bloom Leaf…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5276 Friends and…
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Canson XL Watercolor Pad – 9″ x 12″,…
[ BLIC | ACH ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Christmas!!!!! It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Card…

Hello and happy days to you and me!  It’s beginning to look like Christmas here on my blog! YAY!  It’s always challenging to decide what to start with but I guess I felt like coloring because I started with a stamp set and coordinating die first!

Festive Christmas Greetings is the name of this set…

Traditional, traditional, traditional! lol  Red, Green and Gold!  What can I say! lol

I used the NEW Pine Needle Trio die to back the oval, colored piece…

and the NEW poppystamps Scalloped Stitch Frames to set it all off!

I cut the Pine Needle Trio in Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock…

I stamped and heat embossed the main image and watercolored with Tombox Dual Brush markers and a #4 Silver Black Velvet watercolor brush.  Links below…. Holly – 177 and 249.  Leaves – 126 and 098.  Berries – 847.

The cardbase is Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop cardstock.

I used Neenah Solar White 110# for all the white.

Back to basics!  This is the kind of stamping I did back in 1994 when I started making cards!  Makes me smile… back then we could only wish for punches that weren’t stars, hearts or circles! lol  Now look at all we have!!!

Craft away everyone and I’ll be back with more fabulous from the Memory Box/poppystamps release!  Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card!

Starlitstudio.net has the release in stock and as always, super, super fast shipping and awesome prices!  Simon Says Stamp has their $5 off code again CZY444 Good Oct 1 – Nov 20

Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2478 Scalloped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush -…
[ BLIC ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Sets |…
[ BLIC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Floral Chain Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m seeing so many posts with flowers these days!  It was fun to die cut this NEW die from Memory Box, Floral Chain, in watercolor paper and paint it up!

I used the small tropical palette from Prima to paint the flowers and butterfly.

I used a lavender cardbase, then a black A2 size panel, poppystamps Lattice Plate cut in Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, poppystamps Orchard Leaves die cut in watercolor paper and colored with the same palette and Memory Box Glade Butterfly die cut in watercolor paper and colored with the same palette.

Dewdrop Fairy Sugar glitter glue on the flower centers and butterfly wings.

On the inside I stamped this sentiment from Memory Box Joyful Moments clear stamp set with Ranger Archival Black ink.

On the front I used one of the banners from the new Memory Box Banner Sentiment Trio die set. I stamped the Happy Birthday from the new Memory Box Deep Blue Ocean clear stamp set and Ranger Archival Black ink.

This card screams Summer!  I hope the recipient will enjoy it!

Thank you for visiting my blog today… happy almost weekend to you!

Links to what I used to make this card… 

SSS code: YUM521 for $5 off your next order

Memory Box – 94542 Floral Chain craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94580 Banner Sentiment…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 94578 Glade Butterfly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2343 Orchard Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2427 Lattice Plate…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5266 Joyful Moments…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

All Occasion · cards · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Summer · Watercolor

Memory Box Elegant Succulent Sentiments Card…

Hi everyone! This is a new stamp set from Memory Box with gorgeous succulent floral images and beautiful sentiments that are actually ones you would use!  ‘best wishes on your special day’, ‘wishing you the happiest birthday’, ‘just a little note to let you know I am thinking about you’, ‘when times are difficult let hope sustain you’ and the one I used on my card.

I did some distress ink smooshing with a piece of scrap acetate.  I like that it’s a little easier to control doing it this way.  Acetate to watercolor paper instead of laying the watercolor paper flat on the inky craft mat. I used Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Forest Moss regular Distress Ink pads.

I stamped the succulent bouquet with Ranger Archival ink onto the dried inked watercolor paper.  I used a stamp platform so I could ink it a few times.

Then I die cut it out with the coordinating die.

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold powder on TE Oreo cardstock and cut around it with a scissors.

There is another new sentiment and die set from Memory Box that does have coordinating dies. You can see it HERE.

I glued the negative piece to a piece of TE Oreo cardstock, then using mounting tape I fit the die cut back in the space.

I mounted to another piece of TE Poblano Pepper cardstock….I know it’s dark here, hard to tell but it’s there! hehe

To add a little glam, I added some Memory Box Fairy Jewels!

I really like how it turned out. That’s what keeps us making, right?!  When we like something!  I’m working on birthday cards for boys… Corrin turned 12 on the 7th,  Cedryk turned 9 on the 18th and Henry is 15 TODAY!!!  How in the world!  These kids just keep getting older!   I love ’em!  For a mom of girls to have 11 grandsons, it’s pretty amazing! lol  6 granddaughters too!

I better get back to those cards!  ttul and shopping links below!  Cindy/Starlitstudio is on vacation but will be back shipping Monday. SSS $5 savings code is YUM521 through 8/15.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5270D Elegant…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps ELEGANT…
[ SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Summer · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Outline Flowers for Two Mini Slims…

Hi everyone!  This new cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is almost 6×6 size.  I stamped it up, heat embossed it in gold, painted it with Karin watercolor markers and cut it in half!  eek!  That was hard to do! lol   It’s perfect for two mini slimline cards though!

The sentiment die is from Memory Box.  On the top card I used a vellum layer and on the second I used a mirror gold layer.

Here you can see the gold the way it looks in real life!

Here the sentiment is die cut in the mirror gold cardstock… so pretty!

The top card is the right side of the stamp, second card is the left side!   I kept with a simple method of watercoloring on Strathmore Best watercolor, the brown pad.  I put the darkest color ink marker down on dry paper, then moved it out with a lighter color ink marker, then a wet paintbrush.  I made myself just keep going, not going back and back! lol

I love this mini slim line size but I’m not stuck here! lol

Thank you for stopping by…check out the new release from Simon Says stamp and use the code YUM521 through 8/15.

Links below for what I used…

Simon Says Cling Stamp DELICATE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BIRTHDAY MAIL POSH SCRIPT…
[ SSS ]
Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

 

 

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Pinkfresh Studio · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split Background Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!

I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool.  I think that’s what it is anyway.  To move the inky water around.

Then I dried it with the heat tool.

After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.

Then the question was, what to do with it! lol

I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.

Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on.  Nothing complicated at all!

I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available!  Have you tried making slimline cards yet?  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used…

hello beautiful
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Stamp BOTANICAL…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
[ SSS ]
PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Removable Tape Refill
[ TE ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Sunflower Wreath Card…

Happy Friday! Switcheroo today!  Going country!  Some fun watercoloring with Distress Ink Refills again and Memory Box stamps on watercolor paper. (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo)

This card was easier to photograph so it’s a picture heavy post today. lol

I stamped the Sunflower Wreath stamp on watercolor paper and die cut it with the coordinating die. Then started painting.  I don’t know about you but I never finish in one sitting.  I lost track of how many times I sat and colored on it.  Stretch out the pleasure I guess! lol

I stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp in blue on white cardstock and inked on gathered twigs distress ink around the outside edges of the panel.

I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the wreath to the picnic plaid panel.

I tied some Lawn Fawn cord around the panel and then adhered the panel to the A2 cardbase with more mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sunflower Wreath stamp set with Versamark ink on a piece of Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love TE Oreo for white embossing on black cardstock!

My mother in law loved sunflowers and had tons of sunflower stuff in her kitchen… this card reminds me of her and her Corelleware Sunflower dishes! ❤

That’s the last picture! I tucked the sentiment under the wreath a little bit with mounting tape on the left side and glue on the right side.

Tim and I spent the evening at one of our daughters, watching the grands pick peaches and play.  The boys showing off for us on the zip line and dirt bike…we almost thought we saw neowise but it was too early and just an airplane reflecting off the sun setting! lol  Lots of smiles and happiness. YAY!

Thanks again for stopping by and your comments! Hope you have some cardmaking time this Summer too.  It’s busy I know, going by fast and almost time for Christmas!  Be watching….the 27th!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings – Hemp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

 

Here’s something fun if you have time to do a little early bird shopping through July 27th for Christmas at Scrapbook.com!

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Techniques · Thank You · Thinking of You · Watercolor

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
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]