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…
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Poppystamps – 1852 Holly Twig craft die
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Poppystamps – 1938 Pointed Rectangle…
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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 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 -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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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
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Colorful Rainbow cards to share today…

Hi everyone!  Two clean and simple cards I made for stamp club last Friday.  Annette had the program and she had rainbow for the theme.  These are the two cards I made…one to swap and one for Annette’s birthday card.

I used the poppystamps paintbrush die, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, a Taylored Expressions brush rubber stamp, You color my world is from a new poppystamps stamp set, inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped with the MISTI.  I stamped the brush stamp with Regular Distress Inks.  I centered the stamp on the lid of the MISTI and moved the card to stamp the different colors.  I did stamp each color two and three times to get the bold color.

Both cards are A2 top folding card bases, almost one layer!

The bike is a new Spellbinders die cut in heavy white card-stock…run it through with the tan mat a second time so it embosses nicely.

The street and the stitched rectangle are from a MFT blueprints die set, the butterflies are an old Marvy punch…sorry I didn’t have time to look for a die but I’ll see if I can find something similar to link to and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Tuesday!  I’ll be back soon with more of you know what! lol  Have a creative, colorful week!

Supplies, Stamps and Tools I used to make these cards… (click – STR links to Starlitstudio, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp, SBC links to scrapbook.com and BLIC links to Dick Blick)  Thank you!

Spellbinders – D-Lites Die – Bicycle
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 25…
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Poppystamps die – Devyn Butterfly Trio
[ STR ]
Memory Box WIDE PAINT STROKE POPPY…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia BRUSH STROKES Clear…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps STUDIO…
[ SSS ]
SugarPea Designs WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti COLOR ME HAPPY Clear…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Clear Stamps BRUSHED Set…
[ SSS ]
Your Next Stamp PAINT SWOOSHES AND…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
[ STR ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
[ STR | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
[ STR ]
Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks
[ STR ]
Copic
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA…
[ SSS ]

Memory Box Dashing With Reindeer Slider card…

Hi everyone!  Here to share this sweet little scene using the NEW Dashing With Reindeer stamp and die set from Memory Box.  Snow always looks so beautiful…too bad it’s usually cold too! hoho

I had fun inking a Distress Oxide Salty Ocean sky with the ink blending tool and then spattering with water and soaking it up with a paper towel.

TIP: I like to spray water in the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and then clap over where I want it, to get the small size dots. I do that a few times.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the MISTI, then die cut the images with the Big Shot, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I don’t like to color first…cuz of the chance of messing up the die cutting.

TIP: If you don’t like handling that small of a piece…tack it with repositionable tape to a larger piece of card-stock so it doesn’t seem so fiddly while you’re coloring!  😀

I die cut the longest NEW Straight Slider Grooves die in the bottom snow bank that was cut with the NEW Stitched Curves die. I used a one of the other Stitched Curves dies for the snow bank behind.

Then the Quiet Cabin Landscape die in the background and the Fresh Pine Trio dies at the ends of the slider.

For Santa’s beard I drew squiggly lines with the white gel pen. The white parts of his hat are white dots with the white gel pen.  I do a layer of dots, let them dry, then do another layer of dots.

Rudolph’s nose is a tiny white pearl that I colored with a Copic Sketch Marker R89.

I stuck Santa and his reindeer on a piece of acetate so they’d slide together in the groove… yes, they are wireless reindeer!  Remote Controlled today! hohoho

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – stamp it

Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday

Shopping Our Stash – On Trend (slider cards)

Crafty Animals – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers September Christmas – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies September

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend to you!

Supplies, Stamps and dies I used on this card… (STR takes you to starlitstudio, SSS takes you to Simon Says Stamp and SBC takes you to scrapbook.com)  TY for shopping through my links!

Memory Box / Open Studio – CL5215…
[ STR ]
Memory Box / Open Studio – 32215…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99842 Stitched Curves…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – 99851 Straight Slider…
[ STR ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SBC ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR ]
Marvy Jewel Picker – handy pick up tool
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
distress oxide inks
[ STR ]
ink blending tool spinner
[ SBC ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
3mm red adhesive pearls; Couture…
[ STR ]
card-stock
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SSS STAMPtember Carol Singers card…

Rockin’ the carols this morning cardmakers! lol  This cute trio is from the new set for STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp. Oh what fun!

I stamped with the new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut them out with the Scan and Cut 350 then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.  The kitty is the YR20 series… the bear is the E40 series and the bunny the T gray series. The bear’s jeans are the B90’s, his sweater is R46 and R89, the sweater trim is BG45 and 49 and the green in the sweater is YG03 and 17.  The bunny’s scarf is the YG0 series and the coat is R46 and R89 again.  The kitty’s dress is the YG0 series too.  The birdie is BG45 and 49 again.

The sky is Distress Oxide Salty Ocean applied with the mini ink blending tool and spattered with some water drops that I heat set with the heat tool.  I didn’t dab up the water.

The sentiment is from the same set. I stamped with the TH platform using Versafine Black Onyx ink.

The snowy background pieces are die cut with the SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills dies.

I trimmed the background and the snow borders to 4 in. x 5 ¼ in., adhered the sky and back border flat to the card base and mounted the front snow border with 3L mounting squares.  The characters are mounted with foam squares also.  The bunny with thin ones, the bear and kitty with regular ones.

Then I stamped on the music notes using an acrylic block. I still need to put a sentiment inside.  I always procrastinate stamping the inside. ugh.  I’m always sorry when I go to sending the cards out too! lol

I’m hoping to spend the day making cards! Lots of NEW from Memory Box/poppystamps and NEW from Printworks too!

Thank you for stopping by and oh, I didn’t use a wobble after-all.  They looked funny stuck out too far. oh well, maybe if I’d just used the bear…

ttul!

Supplies I used to make this card…Click on SSS to go to Simon Says Stamp, STR takes you to Starlitstudio and SBC to Scrapbook.com   THANK YOU so much for shopping through my links!

Simon Says Stamps And Dies CAROL…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps CAROL SINGERS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp CAROL SINGERS Wafer…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED SLOPES AND…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
TH Stamp Platform
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS ]

poppystamps Rudolph Collage, Greenery Bundle and a tip…

Hi everyone!  Have you seen this Rudolph Collage die yet?  What did you think of when you saw it?  Well, first thing I thought was ‘thumbprint’!  So that’s what I did. I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to print my thumb.

I die cut in white, kept the circles and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and coated them with Ranger Glossy Accents.

His glittery red nose is a glitter dome…linked below. I die cut a kraft color circle for behind and inked it with Distress Oxide inks, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and the ink blending tool.

Merry and Bright are from the Christmas Greetings stamp set.  I did stamp surgery, they go right back together.  : )  Inked, stamped with the MISTI and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I die cut the Ava Snowflakes and Greenery Bundle in white card-stock.  I colored the Greenery Bundle with Copic Sketch Markers and yes, I remembered to take a picture of the back to show how I placed the foam mounting squares!  This is how I hold the pieces in place.

Holler if you have any questions about it…

This is an A2 size card.

Linking to some card challenge blogs…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge – Your Favorite Season

Thanks for stopping by and I’d sure be curious what you thought you’d do with this die when you first saw it!

Here’s what I used on this card…thank you so much for shopping through my links!  (STR links to Starlitstudio.net, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp and SBC links to Scrapbook.com)

Poppystamps – 1903 Rudolph Collage…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 1898 Greenery Bundle…
[ STR ]
Ava Snowflakes
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR ]
Christmas Greetings stamp set
[ STR ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers DB
[ BLIC ]
Copic
[ SSS ]
White Bazzill card-stock
[ STR ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
distress oxide inks
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR ]
glossy accents big
[ STR ]
No-Clog tip – for large Glossy Accents
[ STR ]
Glitter Dome Adhesive Embellishment -…
[ STR ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SBC ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR ]
Marvy Jewel Picker – handy pick up tool
[ STR ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Two boy birthday cards…

Hi everyone!  How’s your end of Summer going? I keep getting sidetracked! lol  Trying to make more room here and there and clearing out stuff but really not ending up with that much more room!  Why?!  I think I’m pretty good at it! lol Oh well….I’ll keep trying.

And the other thing…how come if you use one scrap it seems like two more appear! lol

This is Corrin’s birthday card for this year… He turned 8 years old!  and yes, he is a cute blonde…that Summer bleached blonde funky hair cut kind of boy, concerned about the frogs etc. lol

I linked up to this stamp below but it’s discontinued…sorry about that but I have to use my stash too and I have to show you anyway cuz it’s a cute card! lol

I stamped him with Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copic Sketch Markers and cut him out by hand but hey, I got a really good deal on a Scan n Cut 350 machine and I really like it you guys!!!  Shirley has been telling me about it and you know how we influence each other!!!  Thank you Shirley! lol  So next time, I’m cutting these bad boys and anything else I don’t have the dies for, with this new toy!  I cut out some digital images and the granddaughters cut out some hand drawn images with it.  Gena’s clouds were super cute!

Here’s a picture of the digital images I cut out with it…

ok – back to birthday cards…

This is Henry’s birthday card for this year…he turned 11!!!  Doesn’t seem possible!  He loves games! He’s great driving the gator around too, mowing the lawn and loves to read.

Shoot me now! lol  This is another die set that is discontinued and so is the stamp set. boo.  The die set is called Game Controller and the stamp set is called Level Up, both by My Favorite Things…so don’t be mad at me! lol

I saw a card made up when I googled the stamp name,  I loved it so I made it very similar to Elaine’s!  Thank you Elaine for the inspiration!

Both boys liked their cards!  yay!  June and July are both big birthday months for our family…September we have 3 so a few weeks break from birthday cards!

Although, I made a card, copied myself, that a friend requested for her aunt’s 90th birthday.  She started dairy farming when she was 50 yrs old!  Click on over to my Instagram to see a super short video of it. I put the tractor on a wobble this time.  Guaranteed to make you smile!

Thanks so much for stopping by stamping friends!  I appreciate it so much!

I’m trying out the new LinkDeli links today…a trial to see if they will work on a wordpress.com blog….so click away! lol Pretty sure it won’t blow up! lol

ttul,

Supplies and Tools I used to made these cards… STR stands for Starlitstudio, SSS stands for Simon Says Stamp, SBC stands for Scrapbook.com and Blic stands for Dick Blick. Thank you for shopping through my links!

CC Designs – Robertos Rascals…
[ SBC ]
Taylored Expressions BOLD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
DB sprinkles
[ STR ]
tropical matte sprinkles
[ STR ]
washi tape
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers DB
[ BLIC | SSS ]
White Bazzill card-stock
[ STR ]
glossy accents big
[ STR ]
TH Stamp Platform
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
No-Clog tip – for large Glossy Accents
[ STR ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR ]
craft tweezers – EK Tools
[ STR ]
3mm white fun foam – 9×12 inch sheet…
[ STR ]
15×18 Non-Stick Melt Art Craft Sheet
[ STR ]

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Memory Box Candle Centerpiece CAS card…

The days are getting away from me again!  How are you? This is ‘take two’ for this card…the first one…well, it got trashed! lol  I used a couple more dies and pattern paper and yikes…back to CAS! haha

I love this combo of candle, pine and holly.  I die cut it in white…heat embossed the outline with gold embossing powder twice, then colored the pieces with Copic Sketch markers before I inlaid them back in.

To keep the pieces together, I piece them from the wrong side and use 3L thin mounting squares to hold them together.  I cut the squares into 3 strips and it really works quite well.  You could do this with any foam type mounting adhesive. I’ll have to take a picture of what it looks like next time I do it. Take for example, where the holly is coming off the side of the candle…great place to stick one and it holds the inner leaf to the outline of the candle and to the candle.

The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set HERE.   I just started using the Tim Holtz Stamp Press HERE….I like it a lot!  The die is called the Candle Centerpiece HERE and the strip of pattern paper is from Pebbles Merry Merry Collection, HERE.  (it’s from the strip on the bottom of the paper where one side has the name and the other side is complementary to the pattern, on the Holly Berries sheet)

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add a Sentiment

Happy Little Stampers – August Christmas Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies August Challenge

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes with dies they carry in their online store

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s so fun to get started on Christmas cards. This is #1 for this year…a late start for me, but it’ll be ok. hehe

ttul!

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