Stopping to say “HI” CAS card today with Lawn Fawn…

Hi everyone…doesn’t this just make you want to run out and get a watermelon?!  Fortunately Tim already stopped and bought one this week so we’re set!

I used the Lawn Fawn alphabet die set Quinn’s Capital ABC’s.  I die cut it in white Bazzil texture cardstock, removed the letters H and I and inked them with Distress Inks and the ink blending tool.  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries were the pads I used.  I added the seeds with a Ranger Fude Ball Black ink pen.

I adhered the die cut panel to an A2 top folding card base, then I adhered the watermelon HI with mounting tape.  Happy Card!  Well, until I sent my husband a picture of the card and he replied, “why is the w upside down”?  So I might think twice before I send him a picture again! haha  This was my Summer swap card for stamp club yesterday.

Linking my watermelon HI card to some challenges…

Lawn Fawnatics – Summertime Fun

Color Throwdown – photo inspiration and colors

Shopping Our Stash – CAS (clean and simple)

Addicted To CAS – Summer  my card is a WINNER!  Thank you so much Ceal the gals at ATCAS!

It was so fun to see everyone and make the card Carolyn prepared for us. July, the month for celebrating!

The tag is a Taylored Expressions Build a Tag die and the background is a Memory Box star texture plate that’s discontinued.

I’ll sign off for now and get busy…thanks for stopping by on your busy Saturday!

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Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

Hi and how did it get to be Friday already?!  This week has been so mixed up! hoho holidays!   I have a card that I started a few weeks ago…made a prototype first and then neglected to keep after it!  It’s finished now though! yay and I like it!

The very background/back is Ranger Distress Oxide ink ink blended in 4 colors, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick….can’t stop using these inks! haha  New colors coming…can’t wait… SLS has them coming too…check her coming soon category…first one on the left.

Everything is cut from XL watercolor paper, colored with Ranger Distress Markers and a waterbrush. Marker colors I used are Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.  Very fun… I do like these markers for watercoloring…along with every other kind of medium! lol  We’re doomed to own everything aren’t we?!

Here’s the dies I used to create the foliage and butterfly scene…

front to back on the left…
Small Lavender Stems Left Corner
Lavender Butterfly Left Corner
Lavender Stems Left Corner

in the middle…
Lavender Bunch

on the front top…
the largest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

front to back on the right…
Small Lavender Stems Right Corner
Large Lavender Butterfly Right Corner
Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

I’ve made this type of card before and just go off the top of my head…I’m bad about that.  It will fold flat and fit in an A7 envelope.  I am conscious of envelope size whenever I’m making something out of the ordinary though.

I die cut the rectangles, all the same size with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Rectangle die set in three pieces of watercolor paper. ’bout can’t make a card without them!  😀  I did all the same size rectangle but you could easy do larger to smaller for a tunnel type card…I see your minds racing with ideas! lol

Then just score the ends and trim then to layer inside the front and back  pieces,  I did ¼ inch increments.  Sides of the front and back are scored at ¾ inch.

Linking up to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – ink blending

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Summer sunshine

 

Great NEWS!  Starlitstudio has the new release from Memory Box/poppystamps in stock and ready to ship!  I know…it’s so exciting but how could it be time for Christmas in July already! hehe

Holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this little piece of Summer in a diorama.

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poppystamps Flower Patch card and Memory Box Poppy card…


Good Monday to you! I have a couple cards to share with you today…flowers again! Just thinking of you and thank you wishes.

I started with the poppystamps Flower Patch stamp and die set…the leaves are stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with Distress Inks.  I stamp, die cut, then color the images.

The flowers are stamped with the MISTI stamping tool on white card-stock with Altenew inks then die cut..

I die cut a Square Basics square die and lightly ink blended on some Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. I read this morning that there are 12 more colors of Oxides coming soon!  oh no, make room for more!  help! lol

I die cut the next size up Square Basics die in an olive green-ish card-stock and matted the inked square on it.

The sentiment is from the So Many Things to Love stamp set. I stamped it with the MISTI stamping tool onto white cardstock, then die cut it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

I mounted the panel with craft foam to a 5 ½ inch square card-base.

 

Next up…Memory Box famous Poppy dies!

Here I combined the Tall Poppy Right Corner, the Tall Poppy Left Corner with the older Prim Poppy in the center.  I die cut in white card-stock and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers. (Dick Blick link in sidebar)


I die cut white card-stock with the Shaker Rectangle Frames, put strips of mounting tape behind the frame.

The center cut from the die, I ink blended on some Fozzilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and spattered it with water droplets.

I glued the corners behind the frame and the stems are glued directly to the panel.  The poppy heads have the thin mounting squares behind them to give a little dimension.

The Thank You Manuscript die is cut three dies, glued together and glued to the front over the stems.

A little bit of Doodlebug Washi tape on the left side of an A2 card-base, just cuz I like/love black and white stripes! hehe

I’m linking my poppy card to some challenges…

Inspired by All the Little Things – photo

The Challenge – keywords (flowers, bright)

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Super fun stamps and dies to create with!  Hope you’re enjoying your card making supplies too!  Birthday cards coming up next!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it!

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Memory Box Forest Branch Collage and Enchanted Deer Collage Card and Video…

Hi everyone! A card and a video to share today. I love all the dies Memory Box has come out with for layering die cuts and these two really lend themselves to the tunnel card look!  I’m always so happy when I get to use kraft and brown ink too! lol

Here’s a couple close ups of the dimension you can achieve with just the 2mm craft foam between the two layers…still perfectly mailable in an A2 envelope!

Here’s a sped up video with no sound. hehe I tried adding music but it wasn’t long enough for the video and I couldn’t figure out how to add more. You Tube’s video manager threatens to add ads to your video if you use it. ugh. sigh. They have to pay for all the HUGE and I mean HUGE buildings they are building north of us for Google and all things connected, Facebook etc. If you’re traveling across Iowa ever on Interstate 80, you won’t miss them!

Now for the not fancy video! lol  Hey, at least it’s in living color! hoho

 

Holler if you have any questions…

Linking my card to some challenges…

Freshly Made Sketches

Dies R Us Challenge – Celebrations

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies June

 

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all your comments and emails so much!

Shopping links to the products I used for this card…

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Paper Smooches Best Buds Flower card…

Here’s that second card I had the gals make at our stamp club party Friday.  I colored this one at home though with Distress Ink refills.

At the party, I had the gals use Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and the blue waterbrush filled with water from this set HERE. These waterbrushes are really cheap but they hold up really well.  I buy them for the kids and end up using them myself! lol

The photo below is a close up of the watercolor pencil one. 

Very fun to color…love this sweet image from Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set  HERE or HERE.  I don’t own the dies so I cut it with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Rounded Rectangles Stax. If you want the dies to match, they are HERE.

The polka dot border is from the Geo-Graphic stamp set and the thanks sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set HERE and HERE.

I stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo Black ink and used Crafter’s Companion Watercolor paper.

Linking up…

 Paper Smooches GD – Search for July

Craft Stamper Magazine – Anything Goes Stamping Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 – Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your comments and help with my question yesterday!  I appreciate your views, comments and clicking so much! Hope you get to make a card today!

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3 Memory Box/poppystamps cards to share today…

Hello and happy to welcome you back to my blog! I had fun using some Distress Oxide inks again… all the rage these days!  Don’t you love new stuff?! I sure do! lol

Here I’ve die cut the Grassland Collage die in a white Memory Box notecard panel that I die cut with the largest Rectangle Basics die… I love using that die because I love the rounded over edges!   I kept all the pieces and inked them up with Distress Oxide ink pads… yes you need them.  I don’t have the browns yet but I think I’ll get Vintage Photo at least.  I had to use Cracked Pistachio for the grass but I didn’t think it was grass enough looking so I blended on regular Peeled Paint Distress ink over the top and it worked great! yay

Then added water speckling to the pieces before I pieced them into the card…

I stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the So Many Things to Love stamp set.

I die cut the Adelaide Stem die from white card-stock and adhered it just in the centers so the flower heads would bend up a little.

I really like this card… always love it when I’m happy with a card after pictures! lol

Linking my Grassland card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add a Circle shape

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple


Thank you so much for choosing my card as a TOP ADDICT!  You made my day!

 

Next up…

There’s that pretty Cracked Pistachio and Broken China blend again… hehe  That pop of white against those colors….scream Summer!

Here I die cut the Tall Fern Left and Tall Fern Right Corner dies in white and glued them on over the blended and Sprinkle Dots stenciled background.  I did go in with the white Signo Gel pen and add white dots too.

I die cut the Powell Butterfly die in white card-stock and the Corden Butterfly in vellum. The butterfly body is from another butterfly set.  I’m sure you have as many butterfly body dies as I do! lol  Holler if you need me to look it up.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Flowers stamp set. I need to do some more with this set…really pretty flowers.  That little stitched panel was just laying on my desk!  eek!  Holler if I need to look it up for you!

Next up… a super CAS birthday card.

Here I used the leftover ink from the stencil used on the Tall Fern/Butterfly card above.  Who’d a thunk?!  Weird… sprayed it with water and laid it down on the card-stock and this is what it looked like… I kept it and went with it for this clean and simple card. I like it even though it looks really imperfect.

I die cut the Celebration Balloon Collage die  in a white panel that I die cut with the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. (this die appears to be discontinued.  I googled and found this site)

After you look at this card, notice the woven piece it’s laying on…our middle daughter is a weaver…she wove that!!!  Her work is amazing.  She is so talented. She used to help me make cards.  I drove her crazy asking her what colors to use together and does this look alright etc.  She left me to make cards on my own years ago (she got married). lol  I’ve managed to survive and keep making cards. lol

OH, back to the card… I used heavy thread for the balloon strings and then that cute little String Ribbon Bow die at the bottom.

The celebrate sentiment is from the Holiday Bunnies stamp set.

I glued on 3 little Pretty Pink Posh 3 mm sequins  just to sparkle it up!

Linking my Celebration Balloon card to challenges…

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

AAA Cards – Birthday card  

Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Thank you ladies @ Seize the Birthday for their ‘I took the cake award’

 

That’s pretty much it…I’m sure I forgot something!  Feel free to ask though.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it so much!

Shopping links for the products I use and love!

 

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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!