5 Memory Box and poppystamps Spring cards…

Hi everyone!  Five cards to share today with a variety of dies from the January release

The first card is the Backyard tree die…I made it up on the new chipboard card base with gesso and distress paints… the grass is really greener in real life.  I don’t have the card anymore so I couldn’t take the picture over.

This is the Sketch Floral die and Thank you Manuscript die.

Doodlebug White Enamel Dots for accent…

 

 

For this card I used the Ring a Ding Corner die and Happy Bday Pop Culture Cut Out die…

Distress ink blending on Mixed Media card…

For this card I used the Palma Curve die, Stitched Bloom Trio die and Happy Birthday Pop Culture die…

and the last card…

I always have a terrible time taking pictures of pink cards!  So strange!  sorry…they are pretty IRL!

I used the Floral Dotted Border die and Scribble Hello die…

Lots of beautiful dies!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Simon Says Stamp New Release Flora Background Stamp…

Hello! I was so happy to find this new Simon Says Stamp Flora Background stamp from the Mothers, Fathers, and Floral release in my mail box last week!  So pretty and fun to play with!

I have a couple things in mind for it but I ended up here, using the ‘old school’ chalkboard look again! I inked the Flora Background stamp with Versamark ink, in the MISTI and heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder on black card-stock. I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Distressing tool and went around the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

I die cut the Single Roses, Banner and Painted Happy Birthday dies from heavy white card-stock.

I used three of the new Distress Oxide Inks. Pressed the pad to my craft mat, spritzed it with water and smooshed the flowers, leaves and banner in the different colors. I dried them in between smooshes with my heat tool.  I know…that sounds funny! lol

I looked through my Doodlebug Sprinkles and ended up using three of the matte colors…I like the matte finish with the oxide ink.

I attached the Birthday cuts to the banner with skinny cuts of foam mounting tape.  I love that the letters are thicker and you don’t have to cut and glue multiples together, you can just use mounting tape or squares! yay!

Then I attached the banner to the card with 3L thin mounting squares.  The flowers and leaves were next, 3L regular mounting squares for them.

I adhered the black finished panel to a 5 ½ inch square white card base.

Linking up to challenges…

SSS Flickr Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

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The Curtain Call Challenge – Speckled  (my flowers)

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The Flower Challenge – SketchFCB5

The sun was shining so I was able to get bright pictures!  So happy with my new camera…if you need a new camera be sure to look at Nikon.  hehe  AND so happy to see the sun!

Have fun looking at the new release!  Some pretty stamps and dies once again.  Thanks for clicking over to my post!  Thank you so much for commenting too, I appreciate it and am always encouraged!

Links to the products I used to make my card…

Memory Box Budding Peony and Blooming Peony Stem…

A Happy Birthday Flower card to share with you today! I die cut both flower dies from Mixed Media card-stock twice.  That way I could leave the petals in the cut to ink them with Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. Then I glued the second cut, without the petals though, right over the top! If you have the Distress Markers, they work really good for the small flower center circles.

The background is a Mixed Media card panel that I die cut with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set.  I love that the largest rectangle is A2 size!

Also inked with Distress Inks and the Mini Ink Blending Tools.

Isn’t this Happy Birthday Friendship Script die lovely?  I die cut it a couple times in black card-stock, glued them together and then glued to the card.  Easy to glue with the thicker line weight too!  Score!

Several Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins… the clear are my favorite but you can tell, right?! lol

Linking to challenges…

Inspired by All The Little Things – inspirational photo

Thanks for clicking over today! At least there’s some blue sky on my card! We’ve had a series of dreary days again. Hoping the sun will shine again soon!

Shopping links to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box Antilles Floral dies…

Hi everyone!  I’m back to share a card I made in November!  Hoping I can tell the details right!  I really liked how it turned out.

The background I made with a Memory Box stencil. I inked directly on the stencil with Distress Ink Mini stamp pads, then spritzed with water, placed it on watercolor paper and soaked up the color coming through the holes with a paper towel. I think any colors would be pretty with this technique.  I need to do it again!

I can’t remember if I let it dry or dried it with a heat tool though.  I would think either would be fine. I used the piece I trimmed off to die cut the sentiment die.

I die cut the three Antilles Floral dies in white and adhered them with mounting squares.

I glued the sentiment to a strip of vellum and wrapped the strip over the background layer, gluing the ends behind.

Mounted to a square white card-base.

Linking to some challenges…

City Crafter – In Bloom

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp – National Crafting Month

Watercooler Wednesday – anything goes  – thank you ladies for choosing my card as the winner! You made my day!

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Seize the Birthday – birthday with optional vellum

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Thanks for clicking over to my blog today! Hoping to get some more card pictures taken today.  I have pictures but I’ve decided at the moment I like them better taken in a different location of the house! lol  CRAZEE! lol

Happy stamping!

Shopping links to the products I used for this card…

Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Release…Artsy Flower Parts

So happy to share a card with you today using the NEW Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from the New Beginnings release available today!  Such sweet flowers!  I love this set already!

I spritzed a piece of Canson Montval watercolor paper with water and then stamped the images inked with Distress Inks.  After everything was inked and stamped I spritzed with water again to cause the inks to bleed.  I kept it in the MISTI stamping tool to dry so the magnets held it down to keep it from warping.

Here’s a capture of the layered up wishing die cut.  I die cut it three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card-stock and trimmed it with an Omnigrid ruler and finger knife.

Tied on some twine, layered it on black card-stock and then on this celery green card-base.

Linking to…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For a special lady/girl

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

You can click on the logo to go to the new release. The products I used are linked below in Inlinkz.

Thanks so much for stopping by again this week!  Happy creating!

Products I used to make this card…

Echo Park Mister Fox Snow-globe Birthday card…

Hi everyone!  I’m back with another birthday card…this snowglobe card is for one of our granddaughters that just turned 12!  Lilli loves to stamp and die cut.  She will sit and do tedious die creating even!  A gal after her Grandma’s heart for sure! lol

When I saw this Fox die I just had to have it.  I don’t know why, if you know me, you know I’m not an animal lover! A lot of my friends are, so I keep good company! lol  I love cute stamp and die critters though!

To come up with this snow-globe shape, I used the Memory Box Circle Basics die and the Memory Box Snow-globe Open Studio Bases die set.  It was easy to make the front but I took the challenge and did partial die cutting to make the card base because I wanted it to be the snow-globe shape too.  It worked great!

With a pencil I outlined the card front onto the card base. I cut the circle part of the base by keeping the fold below the cutting line on the circle so it wouldn’t be cut when I ran it through the machine. I stopped cutting the circle when it got to where the base started by lining the cutting plate up at the stopping point before I ran it through the machine.

Then I lined up the base to the pencil line and used a little piece of broken cutting plate at an angle on both sides (one side at a time) so the top of the base wouldn’t cut when I ran it through the machine!   I was tickled with how it came out and even more tickled that it worked the first time! hehe

So don’t throw broken cutting plates away…that’s my tip for the day!

You’ll find the Circle basics die set HERE, the Parker Alphabet dies HERE, the Snow-globe Base HERE (wouldn’t you know, the snow-globe bases are discontinued, I found them at this site though when I googled),  the Pattern Paper I used HERE, the flower sticker HERE  and the Fox HERE.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

The Paper Players – Cut it Out

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For a special lady/girl

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you for the wonderful comments and emails!  I love hearing from you!

Penny Black Flower Cascade and Memory Box Happy Birthday Friendship Script…

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Hello!!!  It’s about time I got a blog post written! Our middle daughter’s birthday was Friday and this was her birthday card… I sat down and colored for a change!

This beautiful image is from Penny Black, Flower Cascade.  I purchased it from Starlitstudio.net.  It’s out of stock now but Cindy has a ton of other gorgeous Penny Black stamps to stamp and color!  An amazing and I mean AMAZING Penny Black sale HERE and FABULOUS new releases HERE and HERE with great prices!  It’s out of stock at Simon Says Stamp too. ugh. Hopefully you can find it at your local stamp store if you’re fortunate to have one!

HERE’s another store with Penny Black and a sale going on right now too!

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Scrapbook.com is celebrating National Craft Month with a store-wide sale! For 3 days only, take an EXTRA 10% OFF EVERYTHING in the store. Many items are already on sale, so your final prices in the shopping cart will be 10% to 80% OFF. Use coupon CRAFTYDEAL at checkout. Coupon expires on March 8th, 2017 at midnight MST. *Only one coupon code per order. Offer excludes gift certificates.  (they have the best price on the big shot HERE – my favorite die cutting machine!)

Back to the card…hehe

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers…the pinks are RV00 and the R80s.

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The Happy Birthday die is NEW from Memory Box…I love it!  So pretty.  You can find it HERE at Starlitstudio.net.  Cindy has the newest release in stock too!  yay!  I don’t have any of them yet but they’re neat.

Linking my birthday card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday – Birthday theme

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes with dies they sell (I used Memory Box)

Stamping Sensations – Close to Nature

Cards and More Challenge #9 – Anything Goes with Flowers

I’ve been making Easter cards for Memory Box and poppystamps and hopefully they’ll show up soon on those sites or on the QR code pkg thing.  Have you noticed that?  Download a QR reader app on your phone and when you scan the code on the envelope a sample card will come up. The Valentine ones do now anyway.  Just keep checking back.

Camera update…I’m loving it!  whew!  Such a big investment and you just have to bite the bullet and do it.  I took pictures at our family birthday party with it Saturday night and was pleased with people pictures too! Double whew! lol

It’s good to be back here sharing with you! I truly can’t believe it’s already March, can you?!  Thanks for stopping by!