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

Memory Box Champagne Heart and Leafy Heart Cards…

Valentines….bring back memories of sitting on the living room floor cutting out cute images from dime store Valentine booklets.  I remember being so thrilled when they made them punch out! lol  That dates me! lol

Now we’ve gone from blah punches to die cutting and all sorts of amazing crafting!

On my first card today I used the NEW Memory Box 3D Heart Bouquet Embossing Folder for the background panel. WOW!  It is so pretty!

I decided to just cut some dies to see what I could put together on top of the panel.  I love the Champagne Heart in gold glitter cardstock.

I die cut the Leafy Heart in Mint Julep cardstock… swiped on some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with glitter gold embossing powder.  I really liked the unusual, soft color of this green with the gold.

Then I just played around deciding what to use and this is how it ended up! I wish you could see it IRL!  I need to send it to one of you!  😀  Somebody claim it! ❤

Be My Valentine is a sentiment die from last year’s release.  So pretty!  I love how vintage but still elegant it looks for this card.

The next card is one I made a few weeks ago using the New Memory Box Happy Heart Collage Die again.  I got a little carried away with it but hey, it’s nice to use a die three times right off the bat! lol

Here I layered, with foam mounting tape, the Happy Heart cut panel over a Leafy Heart cut. I stamped Valentines Day on it first though.

I went over the ‘Happy’ with a metallic paint pen. Then I added little dots with Ranger Liquid Pearls, gold pearl.

A totally different look than the first card! I need to send it to someone too! Somebody claim it?  I think I need to use this Leafy Heart die some more!

Links below to what I used…

Thank you for stopping by today!

Memory Box – 94389 Champagne Heart…
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Memory Box – 94377 Leafy Heart craft die
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Memory Box – EF1006 Heart Bouquet 3D…
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Poppystamps – 2003 Be My Valentine…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
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WOW Embossing Glitter METALLIC GOLD…
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Ranger Ink – Liquid Pearls -…
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cards · CAS · LOVE · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box and poppystamps Valentine Cards…

Hello everyone! I die cut the new poppystamps Confetti Heart Plate die in white twice and red cardstock once and made three cards.

The red panel I adhered to a white cardbase and stamped the XO  from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set. So cute!

I die cut the new Memory Box Antique Heart Label die in white and red cardstock too.  For this card I used parts of both cuts as you can see in the pictures. I did a little more XO stamping and stamped i love you in the label cut from the same stamp set.

I die cut a vellum heart using the new Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set and using foam mounting tape, I adhered the Label cut to the vellum. Then I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere the vellum to the card front. Keep the glue hidden.  😀

The red hearts from this red panel die cut, I used on the next card…

When you die cut these heart dies, there are surrounding stitch lines.  So I used the largest size to get the largest heart cut and using the next size down heart, I die cut in the vellum again and cut the double stitch lines!  I cut again in the pattern paper.  I love this pinstripe looking paper pad! This gives you an idea what the die looks like. (not actual sizes)

Then I had the poppystamps Stitched Envelope laying on my desk too…there went my brain speeding away… haha  I’m not sure which version I like the best? So I took pictures of it both ways!

It does add some ‘heart’!  ❤  Special Delivery indeed… from the same stamp set.

Now I’m thinking the little tag would be super cute sticking out of the envelope too! :O

It’s from the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio die… I’m thinking it’s a must have… I used it on a card last week too that I haven’t posted yet… I will!

I think I want to make a CAS card using the envelope and the tag now. lol

I better finish this post first, right?!  Here’s card #3…

Are you like me and love ink blending?  It’s so nice to use all these color ink pads that we buy! I have so many ink pads from my 24 years of stamping!  I always want to buy more though… it’s nuts! I know I’m not alone! haha Raise your hand!

Here I used Distress Oxide inks and the Taylored Expressions ink blending brushes.  I was so fortunate to receive them for Christmas! They are so nice!  The handles are nice and sturdy and they are just so colorful and fun!  Every card making session is an inky party!

I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet.  I stamped the sentiment on a heart from the same heart die set and using the same clear sentiment stamp set using Mowed Lawn.

Matte Doodlebug Sprinkles to embellish the heart and sentiment.

Holler if you have any questions! Thank you so much for clicking over and the Valentine Countdown is on!  More cards coming!

Shopping links for what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94382 Antique Heart…
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Poppystamps – 2303 Confetti Heart…
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – 2294 Stitched Envelope…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz- Distress…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine · Watercolor · Zigs

Memory Box Friendship Floral Heart Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…back again today with a card for Memory Box.  I’ve been wanting to get this NEW Floral Heart colored up from the Friendship Floral Heart stamp set and finally did this week!  YAY!

I stamped and heat embossed with versamark ink and Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder. *TIP: I recommend stamping clear stamps several times with different inks on scrap paper to get them stamping good…maybe it’s just me but after stamping 7 practice times or so, I’m much happier when I stamp the real deal.

Oh, I stamped on Canson Smooth Bristol… the orange pad. I colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers… photo below of the colors.

I used water and a paintbrush to move the color around…basic watercoloring, drying between layers.

Then a little spritz of water, some white and gold spatters. I wasn’t very heavy handed with them this time.

The background is Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink blended on with a TE brush then some Peacock Feather Oxide spatters, some gold spatters and some black TE watercolor spatters over that.

It’s a 5 ½ inch square card.

I was tempted to place it off the page and made an A2 size card but I resisted and left it complete this time… next time! lol

I stamped the sentiments from the same set on vellum… don’t die of shock but I used an acrylic block this time to stamp! I’m gonna experiment… I love all my stamp positioning tools but I struggle with heat embossing sentiments with a positioner!  :O  I know… do you have an opinion?  curious!

I’m gonna let you go and get on with your Saturday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me show and tell! SALE!

Here’s what I used to make this card… 

Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Brush…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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TE Blender Brushes
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti…a cute handcrafted hello card!

A handcrafted hello to you today!  I’m back with a ‘fetti friend post using this cute crafty zebra from the January Release Crafty Critters stamp set. I love it!  He makes me smile!

I used the new Oh My Hearts cover panel and embossed it in my big shot instead of cutting it out.  An older frame die set and then this cute new pattern paper!

Here’s a close up of this sure to make you smile critter! Super quick coloring with copics for a clean and simple looking A2 size card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It’s a pretty snowy day here in Iowa.  All the kids are out building snowmen! Another thing that makes me smile.

Take care and talk to you later!

Reverse Confetti Cuts OH MY HEART…
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Reverse Confetti CRAFTY CRITTERS…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts CRAFTY CRITTERS…
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Love Note Confetti Cuts –…
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

TE Blender Brushes
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TE Blender Brushes Storage Caddy
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Blender Brush Cleaning Tool
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
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Lawn Fawn FINLEY’S ABC’s Lawn Cuts…
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Pinkfresh Studio ADORE ALPHA Die Set…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies ALL CAPS NO 01…
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Mama Elephant INLINE LETTERS Creative…
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Journey Serifs Steel Rule Die
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SR-011 Contour Type-Oh! Steel Rule Die
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Memory Box dies – Parker Lower…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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A2 Envelopes
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Birch Press Design > 25 Notecard…
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Birch Press Design > Patterned Paper…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤

cards · copics · Die Piecing · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Valentine

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m on to share a card for Reverse Confetti stock your stash challenge. The theme… Love is in the Air! All those heart cuts from the new hearts Confetti Cuts to the rescue, love in the air clouds!

Look at this cute critter from the new Flowers for a Friend stamp set and confetti cuts!  I searched tigers and then tried to give him a realistic coloring job!  He makes me smile!  I used Copic Sketch markers in the YR20’s range.

I don’t remember what colors I used for the flowers, not really anything in particular. 

I used the new paper pad sweet as sugar to die cut some of the hearts and for the background panel.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set… heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder and trimmed to make a banner.

Such a fun theme!  I hope you get a chance to play!

Thank you so much for stopping by!