cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Florentina Wreath and Merry Christmas Posh Script Card…

Hi everyone! Have you started on your Christmas card stash yet?  I’m working away dreaming of all the fun stuff there is out there to make!

Today’s card is a couple new dies and a sentiment from a new stamp set that I used on a previous card.

I die cut the new Florentina Wreath in heavyweight white cardstock and colored it with Copics.

Then I decided to inlay it back into the white panel that I die cut it from!  I love how it looks!  Hopefully you can see it in some of my pictures.

I wish I’d used a lighter brown for the branch so the red berries would’ve shown up better but the dot of white gel pen did help!

Very easy to inlay back in because there’s only the outside panel and the inside panel pieces to piece the wreath back into!  Super easy and classy looking!  That word gives me another idea… die cutting the wreath and then using embossing ink, gold embossing powder and heat embossing to make the wreath gold!

This is an A2 size card… the wreath panel is 4 x 5 ¼ in. then the black mat layer is just a teeny border and the cardbase is 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. folded and scored.

Very traditional again but festive and CAS too!

The sentiment is white embossing powder on TE oreo cardstock and from the new Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Holler if you have any questions…I’m sure I forgot something. lol

OH!  The die cut Merry Christmas is a beautiful new die, Merry Christmas Posh Script!  I die cut it in TE Cherry Pop and white cardstock.

I cut narrow pieces of foam mounting tape for the back and adhered it over the inlaid wreath.

Thank you for stopping by!  Thinking….what to make next!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94592 Florentina Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94584 Merry Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Masculine · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Joy and Cheer, Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig Dies Card…

Hi everyone! How are you?  It’s cooling off here in Iowa and the days have been beautiful! I hope you’re enjoying the Fall where you are too!

My card today reminds me of the fancy ones you get from businesses with all the gold foiling and personalized touches!  I was tickled that this came out leaning toward a masculine feeling.  Sometimes Tim needs cards for business associates so this one would work great!

I used the NEW Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6×6 double sided papers pad.  Gorgeous designs!

I don’t know why flat photos turn out different colors but the plaid is pretty anyway…somewhere between the colors in the photos! lol

Really straight forward card… die cut the images and sentiment from Bazzill Gold Foil cardstock, HERE… glue the pinecone together… die cut the sentiment backer from one of the blues from the Memory Box Stormy Blue 6×6 cardstock pad. 

I used foam mounting tape on the cone and the sentiment.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I finished it with a piece of lighter blue from the same Stormy Blue cardstock pad and stamped an image/Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the Yuletide Moments stamp set… I love this set!  Beautiful images for the front and inside of the card!

 

The gorgeous pearls are new from Starlitstudio!  I love having the smaller sizes!  Thank you Cindy!  She has them in other colors also… HERE… there are so many in the little bottle, it doesn’t look like I used any!

This card is 4 ⅜ in x 6 ¼ in so it will fit in an A7 envelope with room to spare, no corners ruined in mailing.

The pinecone is so pretty… it really catches the light and shows the dimension that Dave designed into the die! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94590 Joy and Cheer…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94597 Gentle Pine Needle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94594 Large Pine Cone…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1006 Stormy Blue 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
Pearl Embellishments – flat backed,…
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box NEW Old Lamp Post, Melted Candles, Holly Bundle and Pine Needle Trio Card…

Hi everyone!  Are you feeling festive yet?  Working with greens, candles, lamp posts and snow gets me in the spirit of things!

I started with a panel of dark gray cardstock from the Memory Box Earth Neutral 6×6 cardstock pad.

I die cut the lamp from TE Oreo cardstock 3 times and glued them up for some height and used foam mounting tape to adhere it to the cardbase after I brushed on some TE Sugar Cube ink and die cut the candle in white, inked it with Oxide inks and stuck it to the back of the lamp.

I cut a piece of scrap acetate to put in the window. I couldn’t really get it to show in pictures!  I tried!

I decided on a sentiment from the NEW Memory Box Yuletide Moments stamp set! Stamped it in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I love the name of the set and the sentiments are all beautiful!  Be sure to check them out!  I love it when there’s words for the front and the inside that match!

I die cut the NEW Pine Needle Trio and Holly Bundle dies from the Memory Box Green 6×6 cardstock Pad. The berries from a scrap of red. I glued them directly to the lamp post.

Then I decided I needed to spatter the panel so I covered the words, got out the spatter box and using acrylic white ink and a bit of water and a brush, I spattered away.


This card is a little smaller than an A7 size.  Nice presentation!

Here’s a phone picture that maybe shows the acetate/glass on the lamp post better…the red is not this color though!  ugh.  Oh well, I give up, It’s Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop red cardstock.  I’ll link below.  Maybe red needs black behind it. lol  I’ll have to try another time!

Thank you all for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

P.S. I added a video to the end of my last post for the ornaments/tag.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94598 Old Lamp Post…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94593 Melted Candles…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94600 Pine Needle Trio…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94610 Holly Bundle craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1009 Earth Neutral 6×6…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]

birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Oxide Inks · Tags · Video · Winter

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…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94603 Gingerbread House…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94599 Curled Holly…
[ STR | SSS ]
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 ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release Blog Party…Happy Poinsettia Card

Click the logo to see the release!

Welcome to my blog party!  It’s the Christmas Spirit! Let the cardmaking begin!  Simon Says Stamp sent me their NEW Happy Poinsettia stamp set to play with…and after a day of stamping around the Christmas desk, I had a card! lol   

So here’s the deal for this blog party…use the code when you click from my logo when you order and get this exclusive Rainbow Ink cube set free with a purchase of $30 or more!  I love these colors!

There are so many wonderful new products!  Just WOW!  It’s going to be a super fun month!

I started this card by stamping on glossy white cardstock!  Remember glossy cardstock?  I know, blast from the past but it worked for me!

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set but I don’t have them so I made do with the Scan and Cut…I’d rather have the dies so into the cart they go!

I heat embossed SSS Outline Merry Christmas Background on Black cardstock with white embossing powder. Trimmed it to be a panel on an A2 size cardbase.

I love the touch of drama black brings to a card!

I trimmed a strip of white glossy cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Happy Poinsettia stamp on it with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I glued it down flat.

I arranged the floral pieces and some of the leaves have a little foam mounting tape under them. I shaped them a little with my fingers…similar to how you do curling ribbon with a scissors but no scissors!

This is one of those cards I wish you could see in person!  I hope it inspires you to get making some Christmas cards too!

Thank you for stopping by today…have fun shopping and thank you for your comments too!  I appreciate it!

Bye for now…

Here’s some shopping links for the products I used…

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp HAPPY POINSETTIA…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamps and Dies HAPPY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Stamp OUTLINE MERRY…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Hello Bluebird · Winter

Hello Bluebird My Snowman Card…

Hi everyone!  yikes!  I’m thinking today I better get some cards posted I made for grands so far this year!  This might be the last snowman of the season for Iowa! Never know! lol  It snows in April some years.

Anyway… I know you’ll love the cuteness no matter what the season!

It was a good picture day whatever day I took these pictures so I have five pics to share! ❤

I used Hello Bluebird stamps and dies for this card.  I die cut the tree frame in kraft color cardstock…inked the brown trees, inked and then heat embossed the frame area with white embossing powder.

The background snow die is inked with Distress Oxide inks… ugh… I don’t remember the colors though.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers… the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

So fun!  I always love making Winter scene cards.  This one is for our first red headed granddaughter that just turned 16 in January! We have two red headed granddaughters and five red headed grandsons!  My husband was a red head and two of our girls are red heads.  ❤

Hope this made you smile and bring back memories!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I always love hearing from you!

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Mini Slim Card · Oxide Inks · Winter

Memory Box Snow Much Fun Birthday Card…

Happy snow day if you live in snow territory like we do! Some years we don’t get much but this year we’re getting enough to keep it pretty and bright!

This is one of the birthday cards I’ve been working on…our boys love playing in the snow!

The bunnies, sentiment and snowballs are from the Memory Box Snow Much Fun stamp and die sets HERE and HERE.


The sled and presents are from the Memory Box Be Jolly stamp and die sets HERE and HERE.

I love that these sets can be used for Christmas and Winter… the candy cane could easy be switched out with the heart for Valentines Day! And there’s a die for all in the set!

I used the Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border die HERE for the snowy tree hill in the background.

Salty Ocean and a little bit of Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks for the background…then a spattering of white acrylic paint.

This card is the fabulous mini slim size that I am really loving!  3 ½ inches x 6 inches.  A few posts back I showed one this size but vertical using the new Memory Box Verdant Leaf Collage die, HERE.

So fun…Be watching!  More new stuff coming!  Thanks for stopping by!

 
Memory Box – CL5224 Snow Much Fun…
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Memory Box – 32224 Snow Much Fun die set
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5226 Be Jolly clear…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 32226 Be Jolly die set
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99503 Fresh Pine Curved…
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
[ BLIC | SSS ]
 

 

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Winter

3 Cards from Memory Box… Let It Snow!

Three cards, three pictures of each, three snowflakes or four!  ❤

I’ll start with this Clean and Simple one…still loving this blue green pine needle color!

Just a strip of Memory Box plaid with gold foil lines in it…

poppystamps Shiny Snowflakes again…

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die and Let It Snow sentiment from Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set.

Card size 5 ½ inches square.

Next one is another wreath…wreaths are always in season!

Same Let It Snow sentiment, same snowflakes but I went back to the new Memory Box Bountiful Wreath.  Die cut and inked with a little Distress ink.

Some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink brushed on to shadow the die cut.

This one is 5 ¼ inches square…

The last one is a statement in contrast for sure! 😀

Bold plaid from the Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 pad…same sentiment…same snowflakes with the addition of Birch Press Design Frosty Flake Layer Die set…I used all three, A, B and C.

The day I was making these it snowed big time, then it didn’t snow the next day but it snowed again yesterday!  It’s nice and bright here! Now that I’m sitting here looking at the pictures, I kinda wish I’d tried black for the top, fine snowflake layer….hehe… next time!

Here it is January 2nd already.  It feels like we had three Saturdays this week!  Anybody else think that too?! lol

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you and happy cardmaking new year too!

Products I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
[ FRN ]
Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57388 Frosty…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

All Occasion · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and Pinecone Stackers Warm Wishes…

Hi everyone! Working on staying warm here…I made ‘let it snow’ cards yesterday while looking out the window watching a snowglobe snow!  So pretty! This one I made the day before and left it at ‘warm wishes’! ❤

I made the base for my wreath design with Two Knotted Circle Wreaths die cuts, the largest size.  I die cut them in lightweight cardboard and inked them with Gathered Twigs distress ink and mini ink blending tool.

Then I inked white cardstock with the new Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, I’ve been dying to use this new color and then die cut the Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs die 4 times. (2 sprigs in each cut for a total of 8)  Yes, yes, yes, just use green cardstock and it will speed up the process.  I wasn’t hurrying and was just enjoying playing around! hehe

I did ink a gathered twigs circle on a white cardstock panel for the background.  I spattered it with water droplets too.

I die cut and assembled the Pinecone Stackers die in lightweight cardboard also.  After die cutting, keep the pieces in the die and ink blend on the back side like you would a stencil to add the dark areas on the design.  Works awesome!  I love it!

After I glued everything together, I spattered with white acrylic paint.  I had to mask the little piece of red with the sentiment cuz I didn’t want a big splat of white landing on it!

I have three more Winter cards to share, then it’s get busy on NEW Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs!  I’m still in denial that it’s time to move on!   I might have to sneak in Christmas/Winter with Birthday and Valentine for awhile still! hehe

Thank you for stopping by! We got a lot of snow but the sun’s out and keeping me warm!

Here’s what I used to make this card…scroll down to my last post for the SSS SALE!

Memory Box – 94482 Knotted Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94486 Pinecone Stackers…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – Die – Shiny Snowflakes
[ FRN ]
Poppystamps – 1864 Stitched…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

I have two cards to share with you after playing around with this folder a couple days.  It’s very pretty!  I will show you the sparkly pics I took with my phone first! 😀

I inked the raised sky side with teal ink on this first one…after embossing I sprayed both cards with Sparkle spray.  Can you say shimmery?!

This one I inked with brown first, then green on the side where the trees are raised.  Pretty cool… it’s tricky keeping the ink off where you don’t want it but what I finally ended up doing was using a white Posca pen over the ink marks, letting it dry before I sprayed it with Sparkle spray and then the vellum heat embossed gold sentiment over the top… disguised and pretty!

Here’s some more pictures…I took too many…lol

Weird how the color changes laying down… same exact location as the standing up pictures!

Truly CAS cards after getting the hang of what you want the result to be.  It just dawned on me that I didn’t make a plain ole white one!  Oh… I will have to do that! Sprayed with Sparkle or Frost spray, it’ll be gorgeous!  YAY!  Easier yet! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I feel like a fish out of water here.  Not keeping up with anything.  My heart is with all my friends out there and know I think about you and I am emailing you in my head and so thankful for you all!  Back to shopping… it’s fun this year…our older grands have ideas so it’s serious shopping and challenging!  More education for grandma and grandpa! lol

ttul!

Here’s some links to what I used to make these two Winter wonderland cards!

Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
[ TE ]
Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko SPARKLE REFILL Sheer…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Glitter Brush Marker…
[ SBC ]
Memento GUM DROPS 12 Dew Drop Ink…
[ SSS ]
birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Ornament · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Large Vintage Sled Tag and Birch Press Design Pinpoint Snowflake…

Sleds always take me back to my youth and so many nights of going to Fairmont Park for sledding and ice skating.  The city closed off the perfect street for sledding.  So much fun!

This new die is perfect for cards and tags a like.  I used the Christmas Plaid paper pad paper and Christmas Quotes stamps and coordinating dies.

The mistletoe sprigs are from the new Mistletoe Wreath die set.  I cut two, added baby pearls and twine.

I posted a snowflake ornament on Instagram not realizing the die was discontinued.  So I decided to use this new die from Birch Press Design to make the same type… the pinpoint design of this Pinpoint Snowflake die makes it really easy to do… you don’t even have to score the center lines, you just fold right on the dots!  I used six die cuts in white cardstock and ink blended on the edges after it was glued together.

So pretty… I need to get it hung on the tree and see if the light shines through the dots!

Not the best pictures… my camera settings got off and I didn’t realize it. ugh.

and  little video…

I think I’m done getting the Christmas tree up…I want to get the garland on the stairway still…eek!  How are you doing?

Thanks for stopping by!

Shopping links…

Memory Box – 94496 Large Vintage Sled…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94489 Mistletoe Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57385 Pinpoint…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp NEW DieCember Release Card…

How about a festive card today with the NEW Detail Bohemian Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember release! It was hard to cover up the pretty design but I think you can still see it.

A scrap of Memory Box plaid paper for accent… Memory Box Forest Pine Branch and Mistletoe Bundle for the focal points.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

Click over and check out the new release HERE

Thank you for clicking over! Happy cardmaking to you!

Simon Says Stamp DETAIL BOHEMIAN…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box MISTLETOE BUNDLE Craft…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box FOREST PINE BRANCH Craft…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box CHRISTMAS PLAID 6×6 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]

birch press design · cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

Three Cards with Birch Press Design Stamps and Dies…

Hi everyone!  I had some festive cardmaking time yesterday…no plan…just winging it! I started with the teal-ish looking ornament card using the new BPD Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp set and coordinating die set.  This could be made up so many different ways!  Here I did some oxide and regular distress ink blending in Peacock Feathers, Speckled Egg and Evergreen Bough.

First I heat embossed the stamp in Ranger Detail Gold embossing powder on white cardstock. Then I ink blended. Then I die cut the ornament from that panel. Stamped/heat embossed the label on gold metallic cardstock and die cut it.  The greens are from a die included in the coordinating die set. So is the ornament topper.  There is a stamp for the topper too but I missed stamping it first!

All three cards are A2 size and mailable.

Then I got out the Delicate Pastel Glitter 6×6 cardstock pad.

Birch Press Design is known for their layering dies… this one is the NEW Mini Snowflake Frame and I used all three layers in the three pink glitter colors in this cardstock pad. Glued them together and cut the rectangles with the Baiscs set.

The silver cardstock is a matte silver but it looks super gray here…it’s really prettier IRL!  Like the close up picture.

I die cut the BPD Joy Honey Script die… the bottom layer is three glued together.

 

This one, I just used Layer C from the BPD Mini Snowflake Frames and die cut it in the silver from the Polished Foil 6×6 Pad.  I glued it to a black glossy cardstock panel that I layered on to another layer of the silver foil paper.

I had a scrap of the glossy black so I glued the die cut Big Peace Sugar Script die to it and layered it over the top with mounting tape.Very CAS but be careful with your glue and glossy cardstocks!  eek! (I didn’t check on this Peace die before I made the card.  I don’t see that it’s available anymore, there are other peace dies that would work just as well!)

It’s a very striking card in person.  I was thinking while working on this that I’ve always done some gold/silver/glossy black cards in the past. What a pretty combo… I need to do it again this year too! lol

I started decorating a little around the house for company over the weekend. I love Christmas and being with family and friends…what I need right now!

God bless your Thanksgiving this year. I am thankful even in the midst of hard. We’ll just keep papercrafting ok?! ❤

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57391 Mini…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57305 Joy Honey…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – FP1001 Polished Foil Pad…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – GP1001…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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cards · Christmas · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Charming Snowman Collage Card…

As I started thinking about making up this snowman, I knew I wanted to use plaid! Snowmen always melt my heart. ❤

I started with the new Memory Box Charming Snowman Collage and die cut it three times in white cardstock.  I colored the top snowman layer with Copic Sketch markers and added a little white gel pen. I glued the three snowman outlines together and inlaid them back into just one of the panels that I die cut with Memory Box Rectangle Basics set. His nose is three layers of the carrot cut.  The eyes are colored in with a black glaze pen.

I hope the picture explains it better than I did with words!  😀

I die cut the Memory Box Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs from TE cardstock for the bottom left corner.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from  poppystamps Christmas Quotes stamp set and coordinating die.

The plaid and dot papers are from Memory Box.  I’ll link everything below. Holler if I forgot anything!

How is your Christmas card creating coming a long? hehe Hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

Links to what I used…

Memory Box – 94498 Charming Snowman…
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Memory Box – 94487 Pointy Pine Needle…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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cards · Christmas · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp NEW Holly Jolly Release!

Hi everyone!  I’m here to show you what I did with the new Outline Merry Christmas Background cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s new Holly Jolly release.  Check out the new Distress Ink color while you’re there!  

I cut a panel of red cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼ in. and white heat embossed the new stamp on it.

Layered it on black cardstock and then on a white A2 cardbase.

I die cut SSS Big Joy die from white cardstock and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape.

Then I die cut the SSS Picture Book Deer from kraft cardstock, the scarf from red, and chest from white.   I edged everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool.

His eyes and nose are a black Sakura Glaze Pen. The x’s on the scarf are with a white pen.

I die cut the little holly leaves from the Memory Box Holly Double Arch die.

He’s so cute!  Such Personality!  This background die is fun… lots of possibilities as you’ll see from other cardmakers!

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate it!  ❤

Products I used from Simon Says Stamp to make this card!

Simon Says Cling Stamp OUTLINE MERRY…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG JOY Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK DEER…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Sakura WHITE MEDIUM POINT Gelly Roll…
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Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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