Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…

by Pam Sparks

Two cards to share with you today… I wanted to play in the Merry Monday Challenge  - use Pinecones, greens and plaid on your card.  Just right up my alley!  So Christmas again from me today!  Two cards to link up if they’ll let me.  : )

The first one is all Memory Box, so it’s over on the Memory Box blog too…

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Awhile back my husband was looking for new shoe strings for his work boots.  He ran into this video and ended up learning how to tie his boots a different way so they’d stay tied and no need for new strings!  He sent the videos to me and of course I had to try it out too!  I LOVE it for tying bows on presents and it works great on cards too!  I’ll just link you up to the videos and if you want to go to the man’s site,  he gives the link in the videos.  HERE and HERE.  It’s so fast and wonderful for kids with tie shoes….no need to keep retying time and time again every day!

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Here’s a close up…see the bow?  It stays balanced and straight across!  LOVE that!   I do knot it first on a card before I do the bow.

I cut the Pinecone Corner die from Dill and Vanilla Bean Memory Box card-stock.

Cut the brown pinecones away from the greenery, shape them with a stylus on a molding mat or mouse pad, ink them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool and then mount them over the green pinecones die cut with mounting foam squares.

Die cut the NEW New Castle Snowflake die from white card-stock, adhere it with Tombow mono multi liquid glue.

Emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment with Tsukineko Imagine white embossing powder, tie on a festive little ribbon and embellish with some White Glitter Domes.

Card #2 for today…

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Here I used Savvy’s Peace and woodland branch dies and their coordinating woodland branch stamp. Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border cut in white card-stock, Memory Box Corner Bow die,  Tim Holtz Wreath and Bow die for the red bow and an old PSX Pinecone stamp G1956.

Embellished with plaid ribbon and red glitter domes.

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I’m also linking both my cards to…

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – my favorite things

Crafting at the Weekend – anything goes

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – anything goes for Christmas

My Peace card won an honorable mention on the Merry Monday Challenge blog… Thank you so much ladies!

Honorable Mention

 

That’s all from me today!  : )  Grocery shopping to do! ick… I’d rather be making cards! lol  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!  TFL!

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

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29 Comments to “Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…”

  1. Oh my, you do come up with the most amazing layouts for these new dies. I love each of these cards, and such fabulous color & texture on each. I like the muted tones of the colors too. Thanks for the bow tie links. Happy Wkend, and TFS

  2. So…do you lay awake at night thinking up these phenomenal creations, or do they just come to you naturally when you sit down and open a new die? lol…Girl, you absolutely ROCK, but you probably already know that! Wow! These are beautiful! Off to check out your bow link :) Happy Saturday, dear friend!

  3. Oh Pam these are both stunning! You really know how to put die cuts together so well! I may have to add those pinecones to my wish list! Beautiful work, and I’m going to check out the bow tying videos because I’m extremely tying challenged! haha!

  4. Beautiful cards, Pam !!! You do some amazing art work !!!

  5. You always have such beautiful cards. You are so creative.

  6. Another couple work’s of art. Fabulously done! Love the texture on the pine cone’s. I absolutely love the red bow with the gold. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Wow–I love your style! These are fabulous!

  8. You are the queen of dies! Nobody can hold a candle to you when it comes to creative designs with dies! I LOVE both of these cards!

  9. Gorgeous!! Love the pine cone look….great cards. hugs, Ruth Ann

  10. Wow, Pam, you so such a phenomenal job showcasing those lovely dies. I just love your style!!!!!!

  11. Both of these are amazing, Pam! So many beautiful details! Thanks for sharing the links and for sharing your talent with us at Merry Monday!

  12. Both cards are stunning Pam, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  13. Simply gorgeous cards, Pam! Love the greens and those sweet pinecones! I’m in heaven with your plaid ribbon! Wow! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  14. Two lovely cards with such beautiful diecuts. Love your design and layout on both. Thanks for joining in with our ‘Anything goes for Christmas’ challenge at Winter Wonderland, and good luck
    Eileen x

  15. Beautiful as usual, Pam. I really like the pine cone die. Will take a look at those bow tying videos too. Never very good at the bows.

  16. they are both just gorgeous and have that great country feel to them, love how delicate the snowflake is and like the shaping of the pine cones. that bow on the second is a great touch and I like the peace cut out in gold! I feel the same way about grocery shopping, my turn is tomorrow morning :(

  17. Love all this texture. Both cards are WOW!!!

  18. Gorgeous creations Pam! I love the snow bits on your first card and the secound – well it is a real stunner!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  19. Love the touches of snow(flakes) on your pinecones and greens – so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  20. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  21. What a fabulous and clever combination of stamp and dies! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.
    Chris
    x

  22. Okay, okay, I need to get started on my Christmas cards…..you give me so many ideas to use the dies that I have in different ways! You are just so creative! Love them Pam! Nancee :)

  23. Lovely Christmas card. I do love your poinsettia. Thank you for sharing at crafting at the weekend.

  24. What gorgeous pinecones. Lovely cards!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

  25. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 190 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August – I’d love to see it there too. x

  26. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 190 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August – I’d love to see it there too. x

  27. Both beautiful card love the gorgeous dies –thanks for joining us at Crafting at the weekend
    Carol DT x

  28. Absolutely gorgeous creations! I love your use of dies, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Winter Wonderland – good luck!
    Rebecca.

  29. Love them both! :)

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