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poppystamps Holiday Mistletoe and Die Cutting Napkin Technique…

Have you tried the Napkin Die Cutting Technique yet?  I’m still loving it!  You can see Memory Box Dave demoing it HERE in this video.  So fun! Our area stamp club had it’s annual Christmas party Friday and this is the MITI I had them make.  I think they enjoyed it! 😀

So pretty showcased in this new poppystamps Double Scallop Oval die.

I just added the die cut letters for JOY from a MB alphabet set and the festive ribbon and it was done.

The frame is popped up with mounting tape.

The only thing I did different than Dave is, I used green cardstock for the back of my mistletoe die cuts.

That’s it for today!  I’m recovering from a card crazy week last week!  I have more ready to share though!  Just need to take pictures!

Keep on truckin’ I mean card makin’!  Hope you all are having a creative month too! With a little shopping thrown in. hehe  I just placed an order…oh my…we tend to inspire each other to shop! lol

Take care and talk again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card… (STR awesome prices everyday! SSS $5 off code PURF5)

Poppystamps – 2224 Double Scallop…
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Poppystamps – 2233 Holiday Mistletoe…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Seven!

Welcome to Day Seven and final post of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series! It’s been a Winter Wonderland so to speak!

Today’s card pulls in the new Memory Box pattern paper 6×6 pads, Dashing Holiday and Dashing Dots and Stripes. Unique colors but a fun look…would you say vintage?

That pop of white…I don’t think I’ll ever see a snowflake again without thinking about how to use it on a card! lol

This is an A6 size card, still mails for one USA forever stamp though…good deal.  I used Red Berry Nuvo Drops on the berries.  Does anyone have any experience with how Nuvo drops hold up going through the postal machines?

I die cut 3 sets (for a total of 6 arches) of the new Memory Box Holly Arch dies in green.  Added the drops, let them dry, then just layered them and glued them onto a wreath shape that I die cut from two of the Memory Box Basic Circle dies set.  I didn’t try to ‘manage’ them into a certain pattern.

I really like this card… it’s not ultra fancy but not CAS either…middle of the road pretty card! lol

I hope I’ve inspired you through this series to make some snowflake/tis the season cards!

Ok – here’s the video of all 8 of the cards! A video of why we love to make cards… it brings us JOY and when we share with others, the JOY spills over!  So this JOY is for you!  ❤

Click HERE to watch it full frame, it’s so much better BIG!  (it’s two minutes and four seconds long)

See you again soon!

Links to see and shop for the products I used…(STR always has great prices, SSS $5 off code is 5FF982)

Memory Box – 94304 Harvest Double…
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Six…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Here we are on Day Six of this 2019 Snowflake Card Series!  Typing 2019 and thinking it’s November makes me say to myself, I am not ready for 2020!  I’m not ready for Christmas either! lol

I’m sharing two cards today…both CAS but a little bit technique-y!  ‘Collage’ and Inlaid die cutting anyway!

This first one is with the Starlight Snowflake Collage die… I think I overlooked it when it came out! :O I don’t remember using it but I forgot to search here, to see if it came up.

I saw a card on IG that I loved but I didn’t have a die that would do the cuts so it looked right.  While looking through dies, I found this one and tried it and fell in love with it’s pure CAS-ness.  Once again that pop of white!

Silent Night is from the Typewriter Holiday Sentiments clear stamp set.  I heat embossed it in white on the label that falls out of the new Antique Label die sets.


My next ‘blue’ card, I hope you can see.. the inlaid Bauble Snowflake Corner die and the inlaid Bauble Snowflake down in the right bottom corner. I think it will show for sure in the video tomorrow.

I die cut five of the Bauble Snowflake from the Bauble Snowflake Frame die set, glued them together and stuck a little silver brad in the center.  Oh yay!  One more brad used out of the million or so! haha  Then I glued that in the center of the inlaid Bauble Snowflake Corner die.

Before you think, NO WAY,  I’m here to tell you, inlaying this was very simple!  Just be sure you have a pick up tool!

Maybe you can see better in this close up.

The sentiment is from the Mistletoe Swag clear stamp set.

I did some spattering with white Gouache and a little white ink blended around to give the look of some snow flurries!

All this snowflake posting has made it cold here in Iowa!  I know, I’m rolling my eyes too. 😀

I’ll finish up and take myself off to bed!

Thank you so much for joining me here for Day Six!  I’ll see you again tomorrow…a festive card and the promised video! (nothing fancy)

Links to see and shop for the products I used to make these two cards…

Memory Box – 99883 Starlight…
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Memory Box – CL5225 Typewriter…
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Memory Box – 94336 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94314 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
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Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Birch Press Design Snowflake Card Series Day Five…

Welcome back to Day Five of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series!  Today we’re going homespun with this look! Joy pretty much sums it up for me! I love this big splash of ‘snow’ in the center of my card! 😀

I die cut all three layers of the Birch Press Design Glitz Snowflake dies and glued them together.  It’s not hard to line them up at all!

I didn’t use any mounting tape, everything just glued or taped. yay!  Easy to mail!  This is an A2 size card but I would use an A6 size envelope, same cost to mail but that gives you room for the little bow at the top!

I stamped and heat embossed the words ‘to the world’ with white embossing powder on Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock.  You have to be picky about black cardstock for embossing. Some brands just don’t work well.

A band of TE Cherry Pop across the center…the Big Joy Sugar Script die cut in TE Oreo and Toffee and start gluing.

The pattern paper is from my stash but there are stamps that stamp a similar pattern!  In fact I think there is one from poppystamps! I wish I’d thought of that while I was making! I’ll link it up. I linked to another buffalo plaid paper too.

I inked up all the paper edges and die cuts with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and the mini Ink Blending tool.  I like the mini foam for edges when I don’t want a lot of ink everywhere.  So don’t toss those minis just because you bought the brushes!  😀

A fun card and really pretty much clean and simple.  A little May Arts jute tied around the top and tada!

Two more days to go!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog all week and I hope you will make it back for the next two days! It’s been so fun to share and to hear from you too! I’m smiling as I type this!  ❤

Links to see and shop for the products I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design GLITZ SNOWFLAKE…
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Birch Press Design > 57087 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design > 57088 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design > 57089 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design BIG JOY SUGAR…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch – Adhesive Refill for the Pink…
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Burlap Twine
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Carta Bella Paper – Buffalo Plaid No….
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Four…

Welcome back to day four of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series!

Some more paper flakes from the new Jolly Snowflake Trio die today!

And yes, this is my favorite of the series so far! ❤  I suppose it’s the non-traditional colors with bright white, the perfect amount of black text and pure CAS-ness of it that makes me love it so much!  😀

Not much to tell, I didn’t even measure the strips!  I used the silver strip on the edge of the paper trimmer for the width.  I can measure though if you want to know, just holler!

I did layer the snowflakes, diecutting each of them three times.  I really like how it looks but you wouldn’t have to do that.

 

I stamped in the We R Memory Keepers Advanced Precision Platform stamping tool.  I really like this… because you stamp straight down, not flipping a lid over.  Ranger Archival Black ink and the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe clear stamp set for the sentiment.

I kept the circle waste from diecutting the flakes and glued them on randomly for snow!  Let it snow!

Taylored Expressions Premium cardstock for the colors here… Granny Smith, Confetti Cake and Cookie Monster. I love this cardstock.

Tomorrow’s card for the series goes a touch vintage…not too much…but kraft, red, black, white…not sure if it’s my next favorite or not! Then Friday’s cards, two on Friday….think Winter sky. Then Saturday, the last day, will be, well, I’m not finished with it yet! lol

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and series again today.  I’m having fun and I hope you are too!

Links to see and shop for the products I used on this card…

Memory Box – 94284 Jolly Snowflake…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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A2 Envelopes
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We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
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We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Three…

Hi all! I’m so delighted that you’re hanging in here with me and here we are already at Day Three!  2019 has gone by just this fast too!

Today I’m back with some more Bauble Snowflakes!  Bringing in the Bauble Snowflake Frame and embellishing it with more snowflakes of the gold kind!

This is a clean and simple card, except for taking pictures of metallic cardstock… did you see me pulling my hair out?! eek!

You wouldn’t think to use staples on an elegant card but I did.  I stapled the outside frame in the four corners with the Tiny Attacher, glued the gold square in the center and stapled the silver frame in the corners too!  I was in a staple mood last week!

I put scor-tape on the back of the center snowflakes and inlaid the pieces back in.  Easy with a pick up tool. I used mounting squares to pop up the three snowflakes in the frame.

This is the only ‘glam’ snowflake card in the series…there was going to be another one but I can’t face trying to take pictures of another metallic card this week! I should take a photography class but I’d rather make cards! lol

Tomorrow is the middle of the series, so I’m going to post my favorite tomorrow!!!!  Be sure to come back!

Thank you for stopping by!

Links to see and shop for the products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94314 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Memory Box – 94339 Mini Vintage…
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Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology -…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Two…

Welcome to Day Two of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series!  Today I’m throwing in some holly with traditional shiny gold embellishing.

Christmas creating just calls for all the shiny stuff, doesn’t it?!

I started out by stamping some of the greenery from the new Winter Greenery clear stamp set. I used the two branches marked in the photo below. I stamped one of them twice so I had three images behind the holly.

I die cut the new Scribble Holly Trio Outline in the same kraft cardstock as the background and inked it with an olive color ink.  Green cardstock would work too!  I just had the olive stamp pad sitting there and used it. lol

I backed the Holly Trio with two cuts of the new Scribble Holly Trio Background dies.

I die cut the new Bauble Snowflakes, two of the smaller one, put scor-tape on the back and pieced back in the center and ovals.  Then painted with Heidi Swapp metallic gold spray.

I die cut the new Merry Christmas Noted Script in white and gold and glued them together, then to the card.

I spattered with white acrylic gouache and the same gold spray, added three enamel dots and layered it to an A2 size Cherry Pop TE cardstock cardbase.

Thank you so much for joining me here for day two!  I haven’t decided what day to post my favorite yet!  Maybe tomorrow…hehe

Links to see and shop for what I used on this card… 

Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Memory Box – 94351 Scribble Holly…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE HOLLY TRIO…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE HOLLY TRIO…
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Memory Box – CL5235 Winter Greenery…
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Memory Box – CL5235-D Winter Greenery…
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Memory Box – 94357 Merry Christmas…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Ladybug
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache
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Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolor – White
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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