Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards…

Hi everyone!  Back today with two Christmas cards.  New Memory Box and poppystamps dies.  I love the nature-ish theme of both of these cards.  Kinda unusual colors.  Wish you could see them IRL!

I started out with a 4 ¼ in. x 5 ½ in. panel of kraft card-stock and cut the largest layer of the Spectacular Joy die set in it. I inked it a little with Distress Forest Moss and the ink blending tool. The next size smaller Joy is die cut from a piece of Memory Box Cranberry notecard.  The detail Joy die is cut in metallic gold card-stock.

The kraft panel is mounted with foam adhesive tape to an A2 kraft card-base. Then the JOY words are glued in the die cut JOY hole.

The Pine Needle Clearing die is cut from another  kraft panel and inked with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks and the ink blending tools.  I used one half a sheet of copy paper to shim while cutting this Pine Needle die… cut blades up and angle a bit and success!.

Mounting foam tape on the back of this panel too and adhered on top of the JOY panel.  I used the Scotch foam adhesive tape because it is pretty thin, it’ll be in the links below.

That JOY piece that I cut out of the first kraft panel?  I used that as a mask when I spattered the gold spray on. Because of course I didn’t think to do that until after I was done. ugh. lol

I die cut the largest Pointed Rectangle Frames die from Memory Box Cranberry card-stock and glued it on top of the Pine Needle Clearing panel.

The Holly Twig die is cut twice from kraft card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I love this Holly Twig die, pretty made up to match any style.

Linking my joy card to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – pop it up

Next up…

 The Dancing Snowflake Oval die cut and embossed in white card-stock and layered over the top of the Tall Pine Oval that is die cut from a Parsley notecard. (I die cut the Tall Pine Oval in white too, left the little pieces in it so when I glued the Parsley cut over the top, it looked like snow in the holes) I did use strips of the Scotch foam mounting tape behind the Snowflake so there’d be just a hint of lift.

I die cut the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die from a Pool note-card, then taped it to a full Pool note-card.

I stamped one of the clear stamps from the Poinsettia Surprise Clear stamp set in the corners with Lawn Fawn Merman ink using the MISTI stamping tool.


I glued on some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins and the sentiment die Warm Winter Wishes.  It’s two layers of white glued together and a few pieces of foam mounting tape cut thin on the back in a few of the wider places.

Then I sprayed the whole thing with Frosted Sheer Shimmer Spritz. It’s really easy to see IRL.  Hopefully this next picture shows it well.  All my photos enlarge if you click on them.

Linking to some challenges…

Double D Challenges – Quotes and Sentiments

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes (using a brand they carry)

Yay for getting a post in this week. I had 4 of our granddaughters for a one night sleep over Saturday night.  We have so much fun!  Takes me a few days to recover! lol  Bam, time for another weekend almost! lol

Hope you’ve had a good week and managed some shopping too!  Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you!

Here’s the dies, stamps and supplies I used for these two cards.  (Clicking STR takes you to startlitstudio, SSS to Simon Says Stamp, SBC to scrapbook.com and blic to Dick Blick)

Poppystamps – 1937 Pine Needle…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 1852 Holly Twig craft die
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 1938 Pointed Rectangle…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 1932 Spectacular Joy…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99784 Warm Christmas…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99845 Tall Pine Oval…
[ STR ]
Memory Box die – Dancing Snowflake Oval
[ STR ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
[ STR ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps POINSETTIA…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box POINSETTIA SURPRISE Open…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Premium Dye Ink Pad – Merman
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray 2oz – Frost
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh MINI SPARKLING CLEAR…
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh 3MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX…
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
[ SSS ]
Parsley Memory Box Notecards – 25/pack
[ STR ]
Pool Memory Box Notecards – 25/pack
[ STR ]
Cranberry Memory Box Notecards – 25/pack
[ STR ]
Gold foil c-s
[ STR ]
White Bazzill card-stock
[ STR ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
[ SSS ]
Copic
[ SSS | BLIC ]
distress inks page
[ STR ]
Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR ]
ink blending tool spinner
[ SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
ATG tool
[ SBC ]
atg refill
[ SBC ]

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18 thoughts on “Memory Box and poppystamps Christmas cards…

  1. Oh my goodness!! Those are both stunning! Wow! You make me want to run out and get all of those dies to completely copy your cards! haha! That first one is so elegant with the foil and the second one pretty wintery beauty!! Photography…. AMAZING!!

  2. Card #1: The colors, the layering, the inks – it’s just pure eye candy. Creations like this make me want to go get a tree and start decorating. Card #2 – After viewing Card #1 I’m thinking, “It just can’t get any better” but lo and behold – another STUNNING creation from your blessed hands. The colors, the sparkle – I love it all. December can’t come quickly enough!! INCREDIBLE PAM!!!

  3. You are so creative! Both are beautiful, and it’s so cool that you’re so far ahead on your holiday cards! Time with the grands is so precious! I’ve been in DC on babysitting duty this week. I’m exhausted, but it’s such a good tired. Love these babies. And guess what??? We are getting another one! This new little guy is due March 19th. We were surprised and so happy! hugs…

  4. How does kraft card stock turn out to look that good! Wow Pam, your Joy card is stunning! Great job with that ink blending tool, I really have to practice more so I can case your beautiful cards. I can imagine the fun your granddaughters have sleeping over at your house!

  5. OMG, love both cards, and there’s that stitched mat again. The holly branch is very natural looking. You have another uber-pretty collection of Christmas cards in the making. Sorry I’m so late to drop in. Got real sick and still trying to recover. Slowly catching up. Four giggly granddaughters sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Double D!

  6. Pam, I’m not sure why you didn’t link both cards to Scrapy Land! Both are GORGEOUS, but my favorite is the Joy card–love that little splash of ink–wink, wink! Congratulations on being one of our top picks last week at Scrapy Land! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Scrapy Land! Hugs! Sara Emily

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