cards · Christmas · Die Embossing · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Techniques · Wreath Building

Merry Christmas in July, Holly Wreath Card and Tutorial

Salutations of the season to all!  And just like that, it’s the end of July!  Let’s get a head start on Christmas cards! 

My card today is from the NEW Birch Press Design Festive Floral release!

I’m using the NEW Holly Wreath Plate die set. Keep reading for a tutorial how I made the wreath without layering!  First the finished card pictures…

 

Close up showing the NEW Handwritten Merry Christmas and Outline die set… so beautiful! I love how he included the dot of the ‘i’ onto the ‘t’!  No gluing tiny dots this time!  (well except on the wreath hohoho)

A shot from the side…

Sentiment from Birch Press Design Kind Hearts clear stamp set. (gorgeous sentiments in this one)

Here’s how I made this card in pictures…hope it works!  Let me know what you think!  Was it worth it?

I started by die cutting Layer C in Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover cardstock.  Keep both pieces.

Now, using Layer A (the plate with all the detail), lay the plain wreath you die cut with Layer C into layer A die, right side into the die.

Next we are going to emboss the plain wreath die cut by running it through the die cut machine. From the bottom up you’ll need the standard platform, clear cutting plate, tan (squishy) mat, die cut in the die with cutting blades facing into the mat and on top a clear cutting plate.

(If you have the older multi purpose platform, use it like you would a regular embossing folder. Fold the top layer back.)

Look how cool this is… it’s embossed!

Now we’re going to ink the wreath with Distress ink.  In my picture I grabbed regular Distress ink but when I was making my card, I used Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness.  ugh.  My regular are out in plain view and my oxide are in a drawer now. Change is hard! lol  I used my oxide brush with regular ink.  There go my eyes rolling at myself again!

Back to layer C – die cut scraps of red cardstock for the berries.

Here you see the back of the inked, embossed wreath…I placed pieces of thin mounting tape over the berry holes.  Link below… I love this mounting tape!

Then turn the wreath over and using a pickup tool of your choice add the berries to the holes and they will stick in place!  Easy!

Ink scraps of white cardstock with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink, cut into pieces to lay over the holly leaves on layer A and run it through the machine.

Turn wreath back over and line it up to layer A to match up your Holly. Then turn it right side up and glue on the Holly.

Remember it’s opposite…

No earthly idea why in this picture the green is a funky color! lol

I wanted to show that the wreath is super fun just inking the solid wreath without embossing too.  At the last minute I thought to splatter it with some white spray ink.  I didn’t go back and splatter my card though.

So I’m showing three variations using these dies differently than they were intended!  Let’s make Christmas cardmaking fun! lol

Holler if you have any questions.  I have some old videos showing how to do embossing with dies too.

Linking to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for NEW,  O is for OLD (mine is new)

Addicted to Stamps and More – any occasion

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas in July #233

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57478…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57450 Holly…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
W 023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS ]
Gingham Red 3/8″
[ RSN ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Oxide Inks · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Summer

Time for a NEW release from Simon Says Stamp…. Dream Big!

Hi everyone!  Bringing you everything ‘dreamy’ with this release in Summery July!  Check it all out HERE

I received the Tropical Leaf Bunch die to play with.  It’s from Simon Says Stamp but designed by Memory Box!  I love it when I get the designs by MB!

You deserve a break but I don’t mean at Mc Donalds! lol   I’m not a beach person but I’ve probably not been at the right beach to appreciate it! 

Here I kept it very CAS (clean and simple). 

I die cut a rectangle out of copy paper so I could ink blend an area centerish on the front of my A2 size cardbase.

I blended oxide inks with my blue and brown brushes without putting on more ink because I wanted it very light.

Then I did some splattering with Prize Ribbon and Ground Espresso Distress inks and then a little white acrylic after the ink splatters were dry.

I die cut three of the Tropical Leaf Bunch, glued them together and then directly to the cardbase.

The beach chair is from last months SSS release.  I stamped it and fussy cut it by hand, colored it with Copics and glued it directly to the cardbase. Details about this set in my post HERE

Then I stamped the sentiment from the beach stamp set and added Memory Box Fairy Jewels from the Pastel set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope you enjoy the new release and here’s the 

code for $5 off through 8/15…  5BUCKS

Have a great weekend!  Do any of you have an ebike?  We’re going to go looking at them this afternoon.

ttul,

p.s. links to the new products are in bold and the SSS picture in my post!  Thank you for looking/shopping through my links!  I appreciate it!

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Mini Slim Card · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Winter Garden Release Letterbox Card…

Special Delivery!  All the fun things of the season right there!  Snail mail, snowflakes, jingle bells and snow!

I went with a Mini Slimline Card for this one.  I used Spellbinders Precision Layering Mini Slimline A and B sets to cut my layers.  I really like these dies because they are heavier and hold the rectangle shape better than the thin silver ones do. I don’t like it when I die cut layers and they’re wonky!

I tore a piece of white cardstock for the mailbox to stand in (snowdrift) and die cut it with the same layer die as the blue background size.  I used Prize Ribbon Regular Distress Ink to ink up the background this time.  I spattered on some water droplets.  I like to spray water into the palm of my left hand, then I rub both my hands together so they’re both wet, then I clap over the inked background to spatter the water drops. I let it sit a minute, then lay a paper towel over it to get the extra water.

Then I spattered on some diluted white acrylic paint.

I die cut the mailbox post from woodgrain cardstock and the mailbox from silver mirror cardstock.

I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter cardstock and white cardstock, then glued the gold on top of the white.

The jingles bells and ‘garland’ are from the NEW More Holiday Decor die set.  I love how cute the little bow is on the super cute jingle bells I die cut in silver mirror cardstock also.

I love that there’s just enough dimension to add perspective.  It’ll still mail in an envelope for one stamp.

I used the thin mounting tape, I’ll link below, behind the mailbox post and box on this card and yesterdays.

Finished size is 3 ½ in. x 6 ½ in.   So happy to have a start on Christmas cards!  I can’t believe we’re half way through July! I need to get more done!

I’ll be back soon….we have to keep making!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Kaleidoscope Snowflake | Small Die of…
[ SPL ]
Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Precision Layering…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Oxide Inks · Spellbinders dies · Summer · Thinking of You

Winter Garden Release in a Summer Way Card…

Hi everyone!  How fun is this NEW die set called Letterbox from Spellbinders Winter Garden Release!  I made it up in a Winter Scene card too but I think I’ll post it separately because I have so many pictures of this one.

I die cut everything and put them together before I adhered them to a Distress Oxide ink blended A2 size cardbase. I used Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass with a torn piece of copy paper to separate the sky and grass.

I used a NEW die set called Winter Evergreen Foliage behind the Be Bold flowers.

I love these sweet blooms with the mailbox!

The die cut sentiment is from the NEW Mix and Match Holiday Greetings Die set.  I die cut it twice in white cardstock, glued them together and glued them directly to the card.

I used woodgrain cardstock for the post and a matte silver metallic cardstock for the box.

I hope you like this as much as I do!  I’m anxious to show you the Winter version too!  ❤

Linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own backgound

Thank you for clicking over and holler if you have any questions!

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

Sale info below!

Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Celebrate The Season…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Winter Garden…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
S5-502 Spellbinders BE BOLD BLOOMS…
[ SSS | SBC | SPL ]
Spellbinders – Parcel and Post…
[ SBC | SSS | SPL ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hammermill WHITE 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe
[ STR ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock MATTE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Memory Box – SH44003 Woodgrain Paper…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

Christmas in July Sale at Scrapbook.com!  Ends July 24th… check it out!

 

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Embossing Folders · Masculine · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Summer · Thinking of You

Sending You Some Vitamin Sea!

Hi everyone! Check out the latest release from Memory Box, ‘June Island Vacation’!  I had fun playing with these products!

I embossed the fish with the NEW Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder, then I used the NEW coordinating Ocean Fish stencil set to color the fish!  It worked great!

I have no idea what colors these fish should be! lol  I used my mug of dye ink blender brushes!  I didn’t add any ink, I just used the ink that was in the brushes and used the green, blue and bluegreen brushes over yellow.  Orange and red together on the other!

The Ocean Fish Folder comes with matching dies, so I die cut the fish after coloring.

For the background piece, I used the Memory Box Underwater 3d embossing folder on white cardstock, then used my Distress Oxide blender brushes to add color.  Again, just the color that was in the brushes.  I guess I was too lazy to get out the ink pads!  Funny girl yesterday! lol

I used mounting tape to mount the fish to the background piece and added some clear Fairy Drops.

The sentiment is heat embossed from the Deep Blue Ocean clear stamp set released last year.  Awesome sentiments and images in this set.  Dies to match too!

I saw Memory Box Dave’s card on the Memory Box website using the Kelp Collage die, also from last year so I used it too!

The last thing I did was add some clear glitter pen to the fish.  I love how it makes it look like shimmery fish!

This will be a fun card to send to someone feeling under the weather.  I love vitamin C anyway… it’s a staple around this house! lol

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Blending In

Double D Challenges – Creatures In/Under the Sea

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card and it made you smile.

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box OCEAN FISH 3D Embossing…
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box – 88623 Ocean Fish Stencil
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94561 Kelp Collage craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – EF1012 Underwater 3D…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5268D Deep Blue Ocean…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps DEEP BLUE…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – Fairy Drops – clear…
[ STR | SSS ]
Gina K Designs SET OF 10 BLENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
[ SSS ]
Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle…
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Summer

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up High Five Birthday Card…

Two more cute pop up cards!  The last two for this round of family birthdays! These critters are having a grand time celebrating!  Today is Corrin’s 12th birthday and the other is for Cedryk who will be 10 later this month.  They grow up so fast!

I die cut Happy Birthday in blue and backed it with a white die cut, then added three clouds to the back.  I love how that turned out with the balloons! (I used clouds from a couple companies)

Close up… I stamped, die cut and then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Our oldest daughter has a big, nice tramp and the kids have so much fun on it!  We were over there the other day and after they jumped awhile they moved to the slides!  They greased them with dish soap and soon there was a competition happening! So funny!

close up… I did different balloon colors on this one.

I used Doodlebug pattern paper for the pop up and TE cardstock for the grass.

Here’s my phone picture…shows the detail of the giant Happy Birthday better! I know I already said this but the clouds! ❤

 

Thank you for clicking over for the backyard playtime…reminds me of a meme I saw on instagram… we had some good times didn’t we! Bug bites and all!

ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Giant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Doodlebug My Happy Place 12×12…
[ STR | SBC | ACH ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn REALLY HIGH FIVE Clear…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn REALLY HIGH FIVE Die Cuts…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn SET REALLY HIGH FIVE Clear…
[ SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Doodlebug Designs · Interactive · Masculine · Pop up card · Summer

BBQ Platform Pop up Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  We had a fun holiday weekend with a super muggy 4th!  whoa… super nice days and then boom…super high humidity and high temp.  Definitely know it’s Summer!

One of our son-in-law’s is a great cook!  So I made this card just for him.

I have two more pictures and I’ll post them.  If I had this card still I would retake the pictures because the back sign is blurry…f stop too low! lol I was in a hurry to get to the party! Good thing I’d snapped a phone picture!

 

I colored the stamped and die cut images with Copic Sketch Markers.  Then assembled the card just like the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop up video.  The Boss of the BBQ sentiment is from a discontinued Taylored Expressions set.

 

So fun…now it’s time for lunch!  This card makes me hungry!

One more birthday platform pop up to post, then it’s back to Memory Box cards!

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Let’s…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET PLATFORM POP-UPS Dies…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2364 Happy Birthday…
[ STR ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Pop up card · Summer

Lawn Fawn Basketball Birthday Platform Pop Up Card and SALE….

Hi everybody!  I had so much fun making these pop ups!  Inspired by the Lawn Fawn design team!  I’m so happy how this turned out!

I stamped, colored with Copic Sketch Markers and die cut all the images.

Here’s a close up…I die cut the Happy Birthday die in white and black, glued them together a little offset.

A phone picture just because it captures it a little different.

Holler if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th of July!  BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

SALE!

 

What I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Giant…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Really…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET REALLY HIGH FIVE Clear…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – All-Star
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET ALL-STAR Clear Stamps…
[ SSS ]
Sunny Studio Stamps – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sunny Studio TEAM PLAYER Snippets Die…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 – Woodgrain…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Memory Box · Pop up card · Taylored Expressions

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up Birthday Beach Card…

I have a few of these interactive cards to share with you in the next few days.  The kids all have them now.  I forgot to take a picture to show that it fits in an envelope but it does!

I used some Lawn Fawn stamp sets for the images and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

I sure had fun coloring these.  I used Copic Sketch markers and a little white gel pen.

I had to make the sun because I didn’t have a big enough sun die.  I used a Memory Box slimline die and stitch circle die.

I use pattern paper for the interactive platform die cut.  It works better if it’s not a heavyweight cardstock, in my opinion.

I found a yo yo stamp in a Paper Smooches stamp set.  This card is for Henry and he’s quite the yo yo expert!  I love it!

Holler if you have any questions!  My last photo is a phone picture…a little bit different color wise.

Linking to some Card Challenges…

Double D Challenge – Beach Time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lawn Fawnatics – Summertime Fun

Thank you Lawn Fawn for featuring my pop up on your blog… HERE

Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope my card made you smile and think about relaxing!  If you were handing outside here this week, you’d get blown away!  lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card…

(SSS coupon code is 5BUCKS through 8/15)

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – On the…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Life…
[ SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
[ SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Simple Strips Background
[ TE ]
Simple Strips Die
[ TE ]
All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · sympathy · Thinking of You

NEW Memory Box Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Card and a storage tip…

It’s a beautiful day here in south central Iowa! I should’ve been out riding my bike this morning! lol  Do any of you have an e bike? Do you like it?  I’m sure tempted to go look and try one of them.

A clean and simple look to my card today.  I used a champagne colored foil to hot foil the sentiment but it looks black.  Figures.

I  didn’t think to try to catch the light when I was taking pictures but it really is foil! poppystamps You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Foil and Cut Die Set.

I used Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles…it’s my go to for cutting panels it seems.  I like it!

I embossed the new 3D folder and die cut the leaves with the included dies, glued them to the white A2 panel except for the top middle leaf, I used the thin mounting tape that I’ll link to below.

I made some pretty little flowers with poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set from the most recent release.  The smallest die cut, cut two times for each flower and layered together and glued in the center directly to the panel.

I used the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers die from the most recent release and made some pretty tropical dragonflies to land on the card!

Straight forward die cutting and gluing…no inking even! BOOM! lol  Two non inked cards in a row!

Tip: The next two pictures are how I decided to store the 3D folders and dies using the packaging that they come in!  I think it’s really slick!

I take the heavyweight clear piece off of the sturdy cardboard backer they come with and cut the top off of the plastic with a scissors so it becomes a slot when you put it back over the cardboard backer and you can slip the folder and the dies in and out of!  No additional plastic sleeve needed for storage! Perfect!

Thank you for stopping by…holler if you have any questions!

Links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – EF1030 Tropical Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF804 You Are Amazing…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57487 Simple…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 30094 Wrapped Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – Fairy Jewels…
[ STR ]
Spellbinders Glimmer Essential…
[ SBC ]
Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer · Thinking of You

poppystamps Grand Whittle Ice Cream Card…

Hi everyone! It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to keep cool! This card makes me smile because Breyers Natural Neapolitan Ice Cream is a favorite around here!

I made this card before I made the flower cards the other day and without even realizing I used strips again! lol   I love how it turned out!

So cute and screams SUMMER!

I’ll link up what I used below…straight forward for the most part.  I made the narrow frame by taping two of the Memory Box Basic Rectangle dies together.  (I leave them taped together just in case I need to make another before I need them apart!)

I stamped the sentiments then used the sentiment die that comes in the NEW poppystamps Modest Greetings set. 

This last shot is a little too pink… I didn’t try to change it but it’s Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake cardstock, I’ll ink below.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!  I can’t believe it’s almost the 4th of July!  I haven’t made a 4th card yet this year but I love making patriotic cards.  I made a card to share next with Memory Box NEW Release.  Then I have a bunch of birthday cards to share so I hope you don’t get tired of me blasting you with blog posts!  😀

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2505 Grand Whittle Ice…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL484 Whittle Everyday…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL503 Life is Sweet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink Potting Soil Ink Pad by…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box RECTANGLE BASICS SET Open…
[ SSS | STR ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Memory Box – CLD101 Clear Fairy Drops
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Poppystamps · Summer · Thinking of You

Birch Press Design Tropical Hibiscus and Star Flowers Cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Working with new products from Birch Press Designs for my two cards today.  I made a card using them the day before I made these but I didn’t like it so I brought out the strip CAS card design again!  I’ve used it before HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Two for one when you cut two colors of cardstock. The flowers are cut from Memory Box 6×6 cardstock pads, Lush Green and Fresh Aqua.

I used poppystamps NEW Modest Greetings 2 Foil and Cut Die Set and Silver Foil.

The sentiment on this card is from the Birch Press Design Kind Hearts stamp set.

The NEW BPD Tropical Hibiscus Contour Layers die set is so pretty with the layered look for the flower and the leaves.  When you die cut it scores the area where you add the layer so you know exactly where to glue the pieces.  Super easy!

The NEW BPD Star Flowers Contour Layers die set and the BPD Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers die set (smaller branch) on this card… same as the Hibiscus.  You can see the marks where to place the layers… love that! No guessing or wondering if you got it in the right place.

Both cards are A2 size. The Hibiscus card I used a little bit of thin foam mounting tape, the one I’m linking below.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Make some strip cards!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Birch Press Design – 57486 Tropical…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57505 Star…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 57500 Fuddled…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – PSF808 Modest Greetings…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – CL8162 Kind…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Simple…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – White and Gray – Big Shot…
[ SBC ]

Altenew · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Slimline · Summer · Sunny Stamp Studio · Waffleflower Crafts

Baseball Birthday Boy Card…

Hi everyone! Always birthdays happening around here! Rogan turned 8 June 1st and I’m just now getting this posted.  I don’t think I’ve gotten all the other birthdays posted either so this is probably good that I’m getting this one done!

I really liked this card!  Usually I like to do something interactive but there’s not enough sports stamps in my stash so the interactive part came on the inside.  I really like the sets I used though and am getting a lot of use out of them!

I had some baseball washi tape that kinda covered up the fact that this die has scallop edges.

I used An Altenew Alphabet set on the front and the stamps and dies from Sunny Studio and Waffleflower.  Here’s another card I used the Batter set for.

Rogan likes to keep busy playing sports or helping his dad.

I loved using the alphabet for his name and embellishing it… now I want to do it everytime but I probably better not. lol

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your day is a HOME RUN! haha

 

 

 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Altenew – Dies – Caps Bold Alphabet
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Sunny Studio TEAM PLAYER Clear Stamp…
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Sunny Studio TEAM PLAYER Snippets Die…
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Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Dies and…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Pop-Up…
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Paper House Productions – StickyPix -…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps

poppystamps Perfect Posies Bouquet Card…

Hi everyone! Another floral card to share today.  I need to glue pink paper flowers to my three hydrangea bushes!  No flowers on them yet!

I die cut the poppystamps NEW Perfect Posies Bouquet die two times in white.  I inked up one in green distress oxide colors using an ink blending brush and the other I trimmed off some of the flowers to ink up in pink distress oxide colors.

There are a few blooms on this Posies die that match up with the blooms in the NEW poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set, so I used the two smaller sizes of those for pink blooms.

I cut an A2 size panel of white cardstock, die cut it with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate, then embossed it with the Memory Box Blooming Sweet Pea 3D Embossing Folder.  The dots make it look like a bee has been buzzing around! lol

I used a white Posca pen to color the little green blooms white on the green Perfect Posies Bouquet die cut.

Memory Box has come out with a lot of Foil and Cut die sets this time.  This is a new to me technique but I’m getting the hang of it.  I really like how pretty and elegant they make a card sentiment.

For this card I used the NEW poppystamps Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut die set.  Gold foil on white cardstock.  I love having a die to just cut one sentiment.  I’m not one to make a bunch of stuff ahead.  I just make as I go along to go with what I’m making.  It’d be fun to do a survey and find out how many make a bunch of elements and then sit down and make cards.  I wish I could.  It overwhelms me to have too much to choose from.  Interesting… I bet there’d be a lot of creative ways to go about making cards!

There’s a NEW Memory Box Intricate Mini Butterflies die so I had to add one to my card.  I die cut it in white and inked it with Squeezed Lemon Distress Oxide ink.

I added some Fairy Drops and it was done.  YAY!  It’s kinda vintagey looking in a modern way!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Hope you’re getting some Summer things done…eek!  It’s time I did! lol

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make this card

Poppystamps – 2514 Perfect Posies…
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Poppystamps – 2526 Petite Blooms…
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Poppystamps – PSF802 Modest Greetings…
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Memory Box – 94641 Intricate Mini…
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Memory Box – 94381 Pinpoint Leaf…
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Memory Box – EF1020 Blooming Sweet…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Memory Box – CLD101 Clear Fairy Drops
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POSCA 3M Fine Bullet Tip Pen – White
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