poppystamps Powell & Corden Butterflies and Egg Swoosh Easter…

Just a note…a pretty gold embossed butterfly on my first card today.  I die cut a white card-stock panel with the Rectangle Basic die set, then die cut the Corden Butterfly die in the panel.

I die cut the Powell Butterfly die, inked it and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I only glued it to the card base in the very center so the wings can be lifted and shaped a little.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment…layered the panel onto a Memory Box Lagoon A2 notecard and glued on a few 4 mm gold sequins.

An easy CAS card that lets the gold make the statement!

Linking up to some challenges…

*Scrapyland #63 – Anything Goes (poppystamps)

*2nd Annual April Fool’s Boo-Boo Hop and NBUS Challenge #11 (just NBUS this time)

*Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

*AAA Cards – CAS #87 Shiny Spring – Thank you ladies for the Top Three!

*Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Next card…

For this Happy Easter card I die cut the Egg Swoosh die in metallic gold card-stock, adhered it to the white panel that I die cut with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set and stamped happy easter in mint green ink.

I die cut and colored the Stitched Eggs with Distress inks and the mini ink blending tools. Then glued them on.

I mounted the white panel to the card with a piece of craft foam that I die cut with the same Rectangle Basics die set.  I just use ATG tape on both sides to adhere to the panel and then to the Memory Box A2 notecard.

Another CAS (clean and simple) card ready for the next holiday!

Linking to some challenges…

*The Heart Desires – Spring

*Happy Little Stampers April CAS – blend

*Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Make a Rainbow

*Wednesdays Creative Inspirations – Spring Spectacular

*Stamping Sensations – Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today! ‘preciate it!

Below are links to the products I used for these two cards…


Memory Box Spring and Easter cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Some Memory Box dies and Distress Ink Smooshing on my first card today. Have you done this technique yet? I’m sure I’ve described it on other posts and if you google, lots will come up.  It is so fun!  I used Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet on  watercolor paper.

I die cut the egg a couple times and glued it together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  The sentiment is just one layer glued carefully to a piece of vellum. I used the Rectangle Basics die set for the layers.

I know the Nuvo drops are really fun but I still tend to reach for the Doodlebug Sprinkles/enamel dots.  I love the colors and sizes.  I’ll link to everything below.

Linking my card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use more than one die

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

Uniko Challenge – Spring with optional Easter


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it up

Next card…

I die cut the Gift Basket die from a kraft notecard and ran it back through the Big Shot with the tan mat and shims to get the embossed effect.  While it’s still in the die, turn it over and ink it through the holes in the die with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool!  Adds so much to a simple card.

The Petite Flower Bunch die fits perfectly in the basket. I used white Nuvo drops for the flower centers.

The light is weird on this photo but I liked it for some reason. lol  A sweet card IRL.  One to use for any occasion.

Linking my card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use more than one die


It’s been so fun to have you following me with this rash of blog posts! hehe  I promise I won’t always post like this! (I’m not done yet. lol)   I appreciate your view and comments so much and love to visit your blogs too!  Be sure to show me what you’re up to!  I love looking!  I call it research and development… hehe…it inspires my card making too!

Take care and have a wonderful rest of the day!

Links to what I used to make these two cards…

poppystamps Floral Stem, Tulisa and Ring Collage dies and Happy Easter Egg die…

Hi everyone…a big pop of color to brighten your day right off the bat! Two cards today.

I loved Shari’s video HERE. I just had to try her technique!

Coloring with Distress inks on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The Rectangle Basics die set for the layer…

Emboss the Ring Collage die with your die cutting machine…

Add some super cute matte Doodlebug Sprinkles…link below.

Cindy from Starlitstudio gave me this tip and I love using it. You know how it is with adhesives…it takes a half a dozen to make a card! lol I have different mounting options for different reasons.  On a narrow frame like this, I love using Cindy’s mounting technique.

Take a piece of craft foam and put scor-tape on both sides. Then you can cut strips whatever size you need!  First I cut them ahead but now, I just cut strips with a scissors in the moment to what size I need right then.  Love it!

Cindy has White craft foam 3mm HERE, Black craft foam 3mm HERE and Scor-tape HERE. I use the 2 ½ inch size for this.  I love scor-tape, well right after Tombow Mono Multi and ATG. lol  Oh and 3L mounting squares.  See…takes a lot of adhesives! lol  You can also use the 2mm fun foam from the chain stores.

Linking my Floral Stem card to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer It UP

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

Outstanding Design.jpg

The Card Concept – Rich Texture (Clean and Layered)

Honorable Mentions

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – Add Dimension

Next card…more Distress Ink coloring..

Here I die cut the Tulisa Collage die in a white card-stock panel that I die cut with the Rectangle Basics die.  I love that the largest rectangle in this set is A2 size! This panel is mounted to the card base with mounting foam strips.

I die cut the Happy Easter Egg die and the grass die from white card-stock. I like to leave or put the die cut back in the waste to do the coloring/inking.  Helps it stay in shape and prevents bending too. I inked the words and the grass with Distress inks and the mini ink blending tools.

I glued the sentiment, grass and a few clean sequins to the card front with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

Linking to some challenges…

Scrapy Land Challenge – Favorite Holiday (poppystamps)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers March Die Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

AAA Cards Challenge – CAS Game #86 Diecuts

It’s Spring my cards proclaim! Nice one day, dreary the next! lol Glad for cheery cards!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Holler if you have any questions!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box Easter Eggstravaganza Frame, Springtime Floral Egg, Happy Easter Journal Script, Hippity Hoppity, Bunny Silhouette and Delphinium Circle Dies…

Hello card makers and friends! Maybe I should’ve saved this one for Easter Sunday! Maybe I’ll take a blogging break that day! hehe

Another ink blended background using Distress inks on Mixed Media card-stock.  I really like using this stock because it blends so easy and is very forgiving…any marks blend out and the colors move together so well. My arm gets tired, so easier and faster is good! A few water drops is all…kept this pretty simple.

I die cut the Easter Eggstravaganza Frame in white card-stock and ran it back through the Big Shot using the Multi-Purpose platform on Tab 2, the tan mat and  5 pieces of 65# card-stock for extra shimming. That gets the detail embossed nicely.  If it doesn’t emboss as deep as I want, I turn it to the back side and using an embossing stylus I rub in the spots that are meant to emboss. Bummer I didn’t get better pictures of the embossing but I think you know what I mean.

I love this long bladed grass die though… I don’t have the solid egg dies that fit behind but I think I would’ve liked them too.  I’ll put them in the link up below in case you’d want a solid layer behind your decorative eggs.

This picture shows I die cut 3 of the Happy Easter sentiment.  I added a few dots of white gel pen too.

I inked the top Happy Easter before I glued them together.  I left it in the negative cut while I was inking to keep it from bending out of shape.  You could ink your card-stock and then die cut too.

Any Easter-y Distress ink colors will work!

Linking to challenges…

Addicted to Stamps and more… Holiday

Scrapy Land Challenge….Favorite Holiday (Memory Box)

Next card…

This is my second make of this card.  The first one I glued the words on hoppity hippity!  Go Pam! lol  Funny thing is, I didn’t even notice it for a couple weeks! That’s scary! lol

I die cut the Delphinium Circle in Mixed Media paper and likely inked it with Wild Violet I think. Then I die cut it with the new Square Basics dies. I inked a piece to go behind the circle too…again with Distress ink and the ink blending tools.

Hippity Hoppity was die cut from MM card-stock and inked with Wild Violet Distress ink too.  I dropped water droplets on it to get that distressed look. Really nice size sentiments…easy to glue on with my favorite Tombow Mono Multi glue.

I die cut and embossed the Bunny Silhouette die, left it in the die, turned it over and inked it with Hickory Smoke Distress ink and an ink blending tool being careful to not get any on it’s tail.

I added dots to the flowers with Nuvo Drops.

I mounted it with foam tape…love that stuff, don’t you? I did add an eye to the bunny with a black pen.  Which reminds me I need to order some more! hehe

Linking up to challenges…

CASology Challenge – Foliage

Holler if you have any questions…I usually forget something! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful Sunday!

Below are links to stores with the products I used for my cards today…

poppystamps Happy Easter Curve, Elegant Easter Lily, Ring Collage, Easter Egg Party and Tomei Branch dies…

Hello! Here’s the card I used the leftover watercolor piece from yesterday’s card on.  I embossed the Ring Collage die in the watercolor background by running it through the Big Shot with the Multi Purpose Platform on Tab 1, a tan mat, the cutting plates and a couple card-stock shims.

I’ve been thinking about this background and I’m pretty sure I used Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint for the watercoloring. I didn’t use this piece for what I originally wanted because I didn’t like the Peeled Paint in there but I don’t mind it for this card.  Tip: don’t throw anything away. lol

I like the Lilly as a silhouette in white!  The other card-stock colors are Memory Box A-2 Notecards.

Another close up.  The spatters are the same distress inks I used for the background, use less water for darker spatters.

Linking up to…
The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

CAS Watercolor Challenge – Spring

Stampin’ Royalty – Spring

The next card is a little more whimsical…

Here I used the new Easter Egg Party and Tomei Branch dies. I die cut them in white and colored with Copics. The rectangles are cut with the Rectangle Basics die set.

An ink blended background with some spatters everywhere!  And I mean everywhere…how do they get on my glasses and the floor?! ugh

Some of those sweet little sequins and a few gel pen white dots to finish it off.

Oh and a sweet happy easter greeting from the Easter Excitement Clear stamp set, inked in black.

The white Floral Dotted Border die on the pink card is this one HERE

Linking to….
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – Holiday
Scrapyland Challenge – Favorite Holiday (poppystamps)
Time Out Challenges – #79 CASE

Links below to the products I used….thanks for stopping by again!

P.S. Starlitstudio.net has Distress Oxide inks and refills in stock HERE and HERE if you’re looking for them! hehe

poppystamps Freida Curve, Happy Easter Curve and Serene Rabbit dies…

Hi everyone! Here comes Peter Cottontail! I’m not sure the best way to show all the Easter cards I have…getting close to the wire. Do you have an opinion?  Two cards in a post?  Two posts a day? There are a lot of pictures. I know I need to get them out there so you can shop if you want!

I made a watercolor background with Distress inks and cut the Happy Easter Curve die out of it…in the card I’ll post tomorrow, you’ll see what I did with the negative of the cut.

Linking to the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

and The Crafty Addicts Challenge – Anything Goes/CAS

and CASology Challenge – Foliage

I die cut the Freida Curve die from White card-stock.

The Rabbit is die cut from white card-stock and inked with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and the ink blending tool.  I masked off his tail so it wouldn’t get too dirty! hehe

The Mixed Media card panel is cut from the Rectangle Basics die and ink blended with Distress Inks and the ink blending tools and spattered with some water droplets. The rectangle panel is taped with ATG to an A-2 size card base.

Two sizes of Pretty Pink Posh sequins glued here and there finish it off.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I’ll put links to everything below and let me know what you think?  If you mind 2 or 3 cards in a post or more posts a day? TY!

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Here’s what I used on my card today…

Penny Black Easter Bunny Mimi…

Pam Sparks PB Mimi Bunny Easter

Happy Easter weekend everyone! I have a cute card to share and then for the real reason for Easter, a video to share…they’ll both make you smile and celebrate!

Mimi is from the Mimi and Miles clear stamp set from Penny Black.  I stamped her Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.

The sentiment is from Printworks Collection and inked with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Both images were stamped with the MISTI stamping tool.

Pam Sparks PB Mimi Bunny Easter Close

I die cut the stamped panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies.

Very basic A2 size card but she’s so cute she stole the show and didn’t need any embellishing IMO!  lol

and here’s the video I wanted to share… super cute kids with the Easter story. This little gal is like a real life Mimi!


Thanks for the visit today!

Supplies I used to create this Mimi card…