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Guesting for the Case This Sketch Challenge Blog…

Hi! So happy to be posting with the gals from the Case This Sketch Challenge Blog today.  I just couldn’t resist using the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Card die set again! (Click on SBC in my links at the bottom of this post, LF dies are on SALE!) The critters and sentiments are from the Your Next Stamp Photo Booth stamp set.

PULL the tab and it reveals the birthday selfie sentiments!

Here’s the sketch to follow for this week…hope you can create and link up!

Here’s a close up…

Then what I did on the inside…

The sentiment on the inside is from the Your Next Stamp Cook Cats stamp set.

I took some pictures with a green background too…so I’m gonna stick them in here because ‘oh snap’!

 

 

I better not forget the short video of how it works!  Watch it HERE theater style…

Up soon…more Memory Box/poppystamps then I have a couple more birthday cards that I’m making for friends to share with you too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s the products I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Selfie…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic…
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Lawn Fawn SET MAGIC PICTURE CHANGER…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Your Next Stamp PHOTO BOOTH Clear…
[ SSS ]
Your Next Stamp COOL CATS Clear cyns659
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK REFILL Reinker…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Craft Scrubbie
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
[ SBC ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Family · Masculine · Spellbinders dies

Spellbinders Truckin’ Through the Seasons Birthday Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  I’m finally getting our oldest grandson’s birthday card posted!  There is a reason for the colors and the personalized license plate!  He just turned 19, so there’s 19 balloons,  the orange and green balloons represent the two robotics teams he’s been on and the black truck because he has a black car! lol

I had so much fun playing with this Spellbinders Truckin’ Through the Seasons Die set.  So glad I bought it!  I can’t wait to use it for Christmas especially but this was really fun! I die cut 19 balloons and inked the edges with coordinating ink and the ink blending tool.

The light reflection pieces on the balloons are die cut vellum. The die cut for that comes with the Balloon die set linked below.

I did make the license plate myself.  I printed the name out on the computer and it is his actual license plate.

Quite a bit of dimension but it still fits in an A2 envelope.  I would use an A6 envelope if I was putting it in the mail.

The Birthday Pennant die is discontinued but the Birthday Letters are still available…link below.

The sky is definitely the limit with this set! So many great things ahead for Ethan.  Exciting but so hard to believe 19 years have gone by since he was born! So proud of him!

Thanks for stopping by!

The products I used to make this card…thank you!

MISTI CUT-ALIGN Tool 00713
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Truckin’ Through the Seasons – Large…
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Memory Box – 99896 Gentle Stitched…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Party…
[ SBC ]
Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99678 Birthday Letters…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]
Tonic Studios – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Juicy Pear
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Citrus Slice
[ STR ]
Bluebird Memory Box Notecards – 25/pack
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
GLUE SPONGE Acid-Free Liquid Gluing…
[ SSS ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Family · Masculine · Memory Box · MFT · Summer

MFT Warm and Fuzzy Birthday card…

Hi and welcome to a beautiful Summer’s eve campfire! This set is so cute, can’t believe it’s the first time I’ve used it.  The kids have used it but me, I’m the last one!  Now it’s retiring but we know there’s always more cute coming… You can still find it HERE and the dies HERE…hurry if you want them!

This was our grandson Cedryk’s 5th birthday card.  They live in the country and at night they’ll go visit the cows in the gator… the cows love to come talk to Cedryk! lol  Actually Ced talks to them and they listen!  lol

I used Distress Oxide inks for the sky and grass ink blendingwater dripped on and dabbed off for the faint spots in the sky.  Puffy cloud dies, you can find them HERE.

So cute!  Love that little hedgie!  I colored the images with Copic Markers on MFT  Sweet Tooth Card stock.  I have a little trouble with the copics bleeding on it but I like how easy it blends. A basic A2 size card.

Sharing my card on some challenge blogs…

The Paper Players – The Great Outdoors

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For a Child

Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and hope these critters made you smile!

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Birthday · cards · Christmas · copics · Family · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · MFT · Poppystamps

Memory Box Purrfect Holidays and MFT Jungle Friends Birthday…

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Hi card makers! I can’t believe a week has gone by without me posting again! Yikes!  I have two cards today though.

Tonight and tomorrow I’ll be at Stamp Joy in Ankeny for Taylored Expressions.  I’ll post the cards I’m teaching there next week or so.

Then the 22nd I’ll be teaching two classes in Cedar Rapids at Scrapmania!  I’d love to see you either place!  Be sure to introduce yourself to me if you are there!

Back to my festive kitties!  This is a super cute set from poppystamps called Purrfect Holidays. Matching dies too!  I love it!  The mittens on the cat! and the hat! Purrfect is right.  So many cute elements to make scenes with.

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Just colored with Copics… the gray the both is the T series.  The blue green is BG11, 70, 75, 78.  The reds are R02, E07,08. Nuvo White Crystal Drops on the Santa hat fur.  Nuvo Winter Blizzard Drops on the tree star, ornament and here and there.

The patterned paper is from an older Lawn Fawn 6×6 pad.

Linking to…

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 

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Christmas Card Challenges – Decorations

Next is a birthday card for one of our 4 year old grandsons, Gilbert.  I hope he loves it! I do! lol

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The gator slides in the groove over to the giraffe and then….

chomp!

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Guess he was hungry! yikes!  Anyway, I had fun making this cute card! Elements are all from the MFT Jungle Friends kit except for the number 4.  It’s from Taylored Expressions.

Linking to ….

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes, Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks for shopping through my links too!  Happy stamping/creating weekend to you!

Shopping links…

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Family · MFT · Poppystamps

MFT BB Cool Cat Purr-thday card and sale…

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Hi everyone! I’m sharing a birthday card I made with MFT stamps BB Cool Cat stamp and die sets today.

One of our granddaughter’s, Anya, turned 11 the beginning of May! Wow, time flies. She loves to stamp and color with Copics and was so delighted to get her birthday present this year…a Mini MISTI!  I think this picture of her says it all! lol

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I used the old Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background…remember when we all went ga-ga for this folder?! lol  It’s a timeless one!

poppystamps window and end table dies (inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink) and MFT Blueprint set #27 for the banner. (the end table is discontinued, grrr)

I colored this ‘princess’ kitty, her ‘throne’ and the bouquet with Copics. hehe

I embossed the window curtain die cut by leaving the cut in the die and running a stylus over the parts that emboss on the die cut/card-stock side. HERE’s a video about it. Then using the ink blending took, I inked the raised edges with Distress ink Spun Sugar. (the curtain is discontinued, I’ll link to MFT’s window set)

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I’m still LOVING this white pen from Starlitstudio.net that Cindy sent me.  It makes the best little white dots! and white lines too! YAY!

Linking to…

Seize the Birthday Challenge – topping option/dimension

Happy Memories to you and yours today!  Thanks for stopping by!

SALE at scrapbook.com today! All Sizzix on sale already, so save more!

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Shopping links for products I used for this card…

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Family · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Birthday month…

 

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oh wow!  It’s been too long since I posted! Hard to believe September is half gone!  boohoo!  I’ve missed you all! lol  I’m working on cards for a Christmas Memory Box Look Book, our stamp club had a shoebox card party and then we had a family birthday party!  Eek… it’s a lot of card making going on!

Here’s one of the cards I made for our grandson Gilbert.  He’ll be turning three next week. Time goes by so fast.  We still have three grandsons younger though. lol  We’ve got boys!

 

 

Here’s a close up of this cute bunny and his birthday balloon…

 

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It was fun to color with Copics again… I need to do it more often! Funny that for years that was all I did! You can go back on my blog and see lots of coloring. It’s hard not to love everything anymore! I’m sure you agree…so many wonderful stamps, dies, inks and papers!

Linking to some challenges…

NBUS – anything goes (Balloon Buddies stamps/dies and trees dies are NBUS!)

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Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – love that technique (mine are coloring and die cutting)

Happy Little Stampers – Coloring

 

Thanks for not forgetting me!  I’ll be back!

 

 

Linking up below to the stamps and dies I used for this A2 size, top folding card.

Birthday · cards · CAS · Family · Patriotic · rubber stamps · Summer · Tags · Taylored Expressions · Washi Tape

Taylored Expressions CAS Party and Early Memorial Day…

 

Memorial Day…reflect…be thankful…

I don’t know about you but it’s rare I sit and look back.  So many memories and yes I’m thankful! Yesterday we went to a Civil War Reenactment that our grandson participated in.  History brought to life. So many things going through my mind now.

On the fun side though, they started the afternoon with a fashion show.  They showed and talked about the ‘ins and outs’ of dressing in that era. The hoop skirts…what a contrast to the skin tight jeans of today. eek!  Glad I can be in the middle and be comfortable!

oh cards… yes, I have two to share today! lol  Both are from the May Release at Taylored Expressions.

 

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I die cut the new Starry Night Cutting plate in kraft card-stock and layered it to a navy, top folded A-2 size card base.

I embossed the new Brick embossing folder in red card-stock and then ran it through the Big Shot to die cut it with the new Build a Tag 4 die set.  Stitched edges… love!  It smashed the brick a little but I had inked one side of the folder with fired brick distress ink so I kinda like how it turned out!

I die cut the bell in gray from the new Patriotic treat toppers die set. Layered it on navy card-stock and mounted it to the tag with thin 3L mounting squares.

I stamped along the bottom of the tag with the word celebrate stamp from a TE Christmas set, A Winter View.

I glued on Studio Calico wood stars for embellishing and Lawn Fawn twine and hemp to finish off the tag.

 

 

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Doodlebug Washi tape for the rainbow tea party and birthday party CAS cards I made… so fun… I know, it’s looks like I spent 10 minutes but actually I messed around for a few hours to get to these two cards! lol

 

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Here I used the new Block Party die and Eventful Birthday Party die.  I put washi on a piece of white card and die cut it for the background behind the gifts.   I love how it turned out!

 

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This one I used just a part of the new Eventful Tea Party Border die.  Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!  love them all!

 

Linking to some challenges …
Scrapyland Challenge – Birthday
Seize the Birthday – Birthday
CAS on Sunday – Tic Tac Toe

 

That’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for your wonderful, encouraging comments!  Happy remembering loved ones and celebrating our freedom that was hard won by a lot of heros!

 

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