Simon Says Stamp May Release – Cherished…

Two cards to share with you today! Simon Says Stamp sent me their new Big Perfect Shapes stamp and die set to create with for this month’s release.

I die cut the hexagon shape in the die set several times and taped them to a piece of black 4.25 x 5.5 inch card-stock. Then I cut that piece using their Stitched Rectangles die.

I die cut the Painted Happy Birthday die from black and white card-stock and layered them up 3 deep.

The bee is one of Memory Box’s dies, Plush Baby Bumble die.  I double cut the body and wings from white and yellow card-stock, the the other pieces are a single layer from black card-stock. The eyes are Nuvo Drops.

A bit of black/white twine, some white dots with a Sharpie and PPP clear sequins and it was done!

Linking up to challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything goes – optional something sweet (honey)

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday May 2017 – put a little sunshine on it

 

My next card uses the square stamp and square die from the sets…

I stamped the squares with Altenew Coral Berry ink and overstamped the floral design from Roses for You stamp set with Altenew Ruby Red ink, then die cut the squares with the square die from the Big Perfect Shapes set .

Wishing is die cut and layered three times and the sentiment heat embossed in white powder on black card-stock and trimmed. Oh man, I forgot to try adding an enamel dot! lol

Linking my card to the Less is More Challenge – Geometric

Click the logo below if you want to check out this release… I love the cards Shari created in this header…so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love your comments and appreciate the clicks from my blog too! I’ll be back…more cards to share!

 

Memory Box Stitched Aster Corner and Blooms…

Hello!  The sentiment on this card describes this time of your perfectly, agree? It’s so green here and the few flowers I have, in pots, are looking good! hehe

Ugh, I couldn’t just use this Stitched Aster corner die in the corners…oh no, I had to tip one upside down and use the other standing, dancing on it’s slender stem! lol

I die cut more petals with the Stitched Aster Blooms die to get a sweet daisy look.

I colored the white die cuts with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to the chipboard card base with mounting squares just under the flowers. The card edges are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black card-stock.

Linking up to some wonderful challenge blogs…

Double D Challenges – Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday May 2017 – Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies May 2017

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

I’ll be back this week with more cards! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate them so much!

 

Pure Innocence Spring Friends and Rubiks cube birthday cards…

Family birthday time again…we had our party at the area lake yesterday afternoon for 4 family members.  Two of the cards I’ve already posted so here’s the other two!

I love this sweet Pure Innocence Spring Friend stamp set and die set from MFT stamps. It was perfect for our granddaughter Anya’s 12th birthday!

I used sentiments from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit stamp set, inked with TE Oreo ink pad and the MISTI stamping tool.

She’s colored with Copic Sketch markers and die cut with the coordinating die set also from MFT stamps. I stamped her with the MISTI and Oreo ink too.

I mounted the images on an A2 Top fold card base.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – A Hint of Pink

Seize the Birthday  Challenge – Anything Goes

Next up is the card I made for our grandson Lane’s 15th birthday. A handsome guy that loves to do Rubiks cube and is very fast at it.  His fastest time is 20 seconds! Amazing!

I used the Memory Box Modern Tile die to get my cubes, die cutting from  black and trimming out the 9 squares to make the cubes. Then I die cut it 5 times with multiple colors.  I just cut squares of card-stock so I only cut the required number of squares.

The sentiment on the front and message (you’re awesome) on the inside are from the Taylored Expressions Bold Brushstrokes stamp set.  A perfect set for teens!  Stamped with the MISTI and TE Oreo stamp pad again…love the bold black image you can get with multiple inking and stamping.  YAY MISTI!

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s a Frame Up

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

It was a beautiful day for a picnic and fishing. We had a wonderful time making memories!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy card-making to you!

Memory Box Umbels dies birthday card…

Hello! These colors…just scream Spring, don’t they?  I’m sure you have it already figured out that I ink blended Distress Oxide inks for the background, the stems and butterfly on this card. The background is Broken China with a teeny bit of Cracked Pistachio here and there…love those two together…then the water drops.

I masked the white tops and butterfly with scrap paper while I was inking the stems.  In the end though, I went over the blooms with the white signo gel pen!  If you were in a hurry you could easy skip the coloring with ink pads and just die cut with colored card-stock! lol  You know, like we used to before we went ink crazy! lol

I love this new wishing you manuscript die.  I cut it three times in black and glued them together.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the poppystamps Ornamental Butterfly stamp set.

I know I’m gonna take some flack for this next picture! hehe  These flowers on this card remind me of dandelions when they’re ready to ‘poof’! lol  Anyway, I was over at one of our daughter’s a couple weeks ago and snapped this picture when the granddaughter’s showed me this irregular dandelion.  I thought is was so cool! It’s like a pom pom!  And since pom poms are so popular right now… I thought I’d share! Shoot me now… I kinda like dandelions! lol

I better tell you what dies I used for the flowers and corners on this card! From left to right I used Tall Umbels Left Corner, Adelaide Stem, Umbel Butterfly and Tall Umbels Right Corner.

This is a 5 inch square top fold card. Almost one layer…should mail easy! yay!

Linking up to some challenges…

Flickr Love group May Challenge – Bring on the Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today! Holler if you have any questions!  I always love hearing from you!

 

 

Memory Box, Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up cards…

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with 3 cards to share.  This first one features a sky writin’ airplane from the Flying High Stamp set!  So cute…colored it with Copic Sketch markers. The clouds are from the coordinating Flying High die set. I just used the cloud dies from the set without stamping them.

The background is the new Cool Cloud Collage die.  So many ‘cool’ ways to use it!

The banners are the new Birthday Pennant die…I die cut in white card-stock and colored with a few of the T series Copic Sketch markers.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – CAS

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – I wish I could fly (airplane is stamped and colored)

 

Next up is a scene that I started when these stamps came out…I just ‘unearthed’ it on one of my desks I was cleaning off.  It just needed colored and put together!  yay

I fell in love with this You Make Life Fun stamp set and coordinating die set. The grass is inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the ink blending tool and the sky is inked with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink and the ink blending tool. (I must’ve used another green ink on the grass too because Peeled Paint is a better green than this. lol  Next time I’ll use Mowed Lawn!)

I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers… so easy and fun… click on the pictures to see it full size.  This card fits in a business size A10 envelope.

I love these cute new cloud dies!  I stamped the sentiment on the front with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink in the MISTI stamping tool.

Linking to some challenges…

Lawn Fawn Fawnatics Challenge – Outstanding Occasions

The next card is one that my friend Jan had us make at stamp club earlier this month.  Pretty sure the stamps and papers are from Stampin Up. She had us paper piece the fun image.

Linking my card to some challenges…

Fusion Card Challenge – sketch

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge – polka dots

We had several visitors at our club meeting this month!  It was so fun!  One of them was one of the gals that comments here on my blog!  We have chatted a time or two and ended up she lives in IA so she drove an hour and 45 minutes to join us!  It was so fun to meet you Louise!!!  I enjoyed stamping and visiting with you so much! (what a crazy day for the AC to not work at the library where we meet!)  Everyone was a good sport about it and fortunately they were able to provide us with two fans!  There always has to be drama you know! lol  Anyway, we’re trying to get Louise to start a blog cuz her cards are beautiful!

Thank you again Jan for the fabulous program!  We appreciated it!

That’s it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! I always smile thinking of you all and wishing we could all meet for a stamp club!  Now that would be awesome! (wild! lol)

I always love hearing from you!

Shopping links to the products I used to make these cards… (SSS, SB.com and Blue Moon are affiliate links) 

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!

poppystamps Blooming Dotted Border and Thank You Channel dies…

A CAS Thank you card to share today. I love this border die from poppystamps…so whimsical and fun. It just screams Spring!

I just cut a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ white card-stock panel and cut the Thank you Channel die down the middle, then die cut the Blooming Dotted border die on the top and the bottom.

I glued a couple strips of Memory Box mini gingham paper above and below the Thank You.  Check your local stamp store for Memory Box papers.

I added a few baby pearls to the flower centers and mounted the panel with foam mounting strips.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have fun making some CAS cards with just dies!

Shopping Links for what I used to make this card…