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poppystamps Cottage Window Scene Card…


Hi cardmakers and friends…welcome to my Country Winter Wonderland on a card post today!

I pulled out some scene dies from last year to use with this NEW poppystamps Cottage Window die. The house is from the NEW poppystamps Village Houses die and I embellished the card with the NEW poppystamps Holly Outline die.

This could easy be a Winter thank you card or any occasion card for after Christmas!

I left the holly cut in the die, turned it over and inked it through the holes in the die, similar to stenciling… pouncing and adding color with the mini ink blending tools. Fun to do something a little different.

I stamped the sentiments from the Memory Box Mistletoe Swag stamp set using the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool.

For the scene behind the window I used poppystamps Open Hillside and Sloping Hillside dies.  There are so many Memory Box or poppystamps dies that would work though. YES!

The two tree pieces are glued together flat and the house is glued together and then glued to the scene flat.  Then using mounting tape around the window frame I adhered the scene pieces to the window, then I added another layer of mounting tape to the frame to stick it to the A2 cardbase.  It will still go through the mail for one stamp, it’s not to thick. 😀

I added the Holly Outline die cut with mounting tape also, just one layer though.   That’s it!  I really love this! I didn’t spray it all sparkly or frosty but you sure could!  I debated whether to or not! lol  I wish you could see it in person!

Thank you all for stopping by today!  It’s so fun to show and tell!  I hope it inspires you and if you ever want to send me pictures of what you make or link me up if you’re posting, I love to see other’s show and tell too!  I love inspiration!

Take care and have a beautiful, thankful week! I am thankful for you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2238 Cottage Window…
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Poppystamps – 2272 Village Houses…
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Poppystamps – 2258 Holly Outline…
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Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
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Poppystamps – 1867 Open Hillside…
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Poppy Stamps SLOPING HILLSIDE Craft…
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We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
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We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Shining Star Ornament/Tag and poppystamps Whittle Fireplace Card…

Hi everyone! I have a vintage looking ornament or use it as a tag to share first today.

I started by covering a piece of natural cardstock with the NEW Memory Box Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape and then die cutting the piece with the largest star die from the NEW Memory Box Shining Star die set. I die cut another star the same color and glued them together with a gold cord sandwiched between for hanging.

Then I inked it all over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool. The tape kinda resisted it but it did color it enough to suit me.

I took my Krylon 18K Gold paint pen and went around the edges of the star with it.

I die cut the poppystamps Home For The Holidays wreath die in green cardstock and edged it with the same ink, Added Nuvo Red Berry drops to the berries and when they were dry went back with a little Ranger Christmas Stickles over the top.

I die cut the Memory Box Merry Christmas Noted Script dies from Gold metallic cardstock twice and glued them together.

Glue everything together and then spatter with gold ink.  I used the Heidi Swapp Gold Spray this time. Add a bow!

Next up, a Whittle card…

A few words of encouragement for the season… we need it! lol

I hope this Monday finds you ‘hanging in there’! eek! It’s a busy time of year!

Here I did some die cutting, inking (same gathered twigs Distress ink, it’s always on my desk), a little Copic coloring on the bricks, Nuvo drops on the berries and gluing!  Oh, I masked off the area inside the fireplace and ink blended Black Soot Oxide on the cardbase and spattered it… oops. it got everywhere and you can’t even tell I spattered the area I wanted spattered! lol

Santa’s cute…maybe he’s praying! lol  He’s in a situation!

A smile to start your Monday. A cute card for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! I have two more cards done ready to share.  I need to make some birthday cards this week! ok – bye!

Links to what I used for these two projects…take a look and if you shop… thank you so much for clicking through my links!

oh, and if you shop SSS and want a deal… this is happening through today! Click the picture…

$5 off code is 5BUCKS

Memory Box – 94357 Merry Christmas…
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Poppystamps die – Home for the…
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Memory Box – 94321 Shining Star Set…
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Memory Box – WT501 Twas the Night…
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Poppystamps – 2280 Whittle Fireplace…
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Poppystamps – 2125 Whittle Wood…
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Poppystamps – 2279 Whittle Santa Face…
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Memory Box ELEGANT HOLLY DOUBLE FRAME…
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Poppystamps – CL484 Whittle Everyday…
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Memory Box – CL5212 Merry Christmas…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Two Winter Cards for Fun and Check out this Sale!

Hi everyone! I’ve had these cards done for awhile…a little playing around therapy with older stamps and dies.  I’m not sure what is still available or not so I’m not linking to anything except the stores, Starlitstudio and the sale going on at Scrapbook.com where there’s tons of new stuff and old stuff both places to choose from to make Winter/Christmas scenes!  I know Lawn Fawn has a flying Santa stamp, in fact that’s what I was looking for and wouldn’t you know I found it later. ugh.  Yes, it’s true, we spend half our time looking…shopping our own stash! lol

Pretty straight forward… emboss a snow background in white on dark blue cardstock.  Die cut a circle in it. Stamp a sentiment on a piece of black and white emboss it.  Diecut the house scene in white cardstock.  Stamp the santa in the circle on the white cardbase.  Stick it all together!

Card number two…

This is dark blue cardstock to but it looks black…

Three diecut layers, sprayed with Sparkle spray…

Be sure to click on the pictures to see them large!

I hope you’re inspired to go make some sparkly Winter creations with what you own or can buy!

You know Starlitstudio.net is a one stop shop for all things Memory Box/poppystamps don’t you? hehe

Scrapbook.com is having a pre-Black Friday SALE! Day One – Extra 10% off.  Use coupon code HOLIDAY2019  Click the link below.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I needed a change…I’m done sorting for now and going to go outside and enjoy some sunshine knocking cobwebs off the house and wash a few windows! lol  I’ll be ready for more cardmaking after that! 😀

 

cards · CAS · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor · Winter

poppystamps Holiday Mistletoe and Die Cutting Napkin Technique…

Have you tried the Napkin Die Cutting Technique yet?  I’m still loving it!  You can see Memory Box Dave demoing it HERE in this video.  So fun! Our area stamp club had it’s annual Christmas party Friday and this is the MITI I had them make.  I think they enjoyed it! 😀

So pretty showcased in this new poppystamps Double Scallop Oval die.

I just added the die cut letters for JOY from a MB alphabet set and the festive ribbon and it was done.

The frame is popped up with mounting tape. The leaves have mounting tape behind each one cut to fit.

The only thing I did different than Dave is, I used green cardstock for the back of my mistletoe die cuts.

That’s it for today!  I’m recovering from a card crazy week last week!  I have more ready to share though!  Just need to take pictures!

Keep on truckin’ I mean card makin’!  Hope you all are having a creative month too! With a little shopping thrown in. hehe  I just placed an order…oh my…we tend to inspire each other to shop! lol

Take care and talk again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card… (STR awesome prices everyday! SSS $5 off code PURF5)

Poppystamps – 2224 Double Scallop…
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Poppystamps – 2233 Holiday Mistletoe…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Seven!

Welcome to Day Seven and final post of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series! It’s been a Winter Wonderland so to speak!

Today’s card pulls in the new Memory Box pattern paper 6×6 pads, Dashing Holiday and Dashing Dots and Stripes. Unique colors but a fun look…would you say vintage?

That pop of white…I don’t think I’ll ever see a snowflake again without thinking about how to use it on a card! lol

This is an A6 size card, still mails for one USA forever stamp though…good deal.  I used Red Berry Nuvo Drops on the berries.  Does anyone have any experience with how Nuvo drops hold up going through the postal machines?

I die cut 3 sets (for a total of 6 arches) of the new Memory Box Holly Arch dies in green.  Added the drops, let them dry, then just layered them and glued them onto a wreath shape that I die cut from two of the Memory Box Basic Circle dies set.  I didn’t try to ‘manage’ them into a certain pattern.

I really like this card… it’s not ultra fancy but not CAS either…middle of the road pretty card! lol

I hope I’ve inspired you through this series to make some snowflake/tis the season cards!

Ok – here’s the video of all 8 of the cards! A video of why we love to make cards… it brings us JOY and when we share with others, the JOY spills over!  So this JOY is for you!  ❤

Click HERE to watch it full frame, it’s so much better BIG!  (it’s two minutes and four seconds long)

See you again soon!

Links to see and shop for the products I used…(STR always has great prices, SSS $5 off code is 5FF982)

Memory Box – 94304 Harvest Double…
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Red Berry
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Snowflake Card Series Day Six…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Here we are on Day Six of this 2019 Snowflake Card Series!  Typing 2019 and thinking it’s November makes me say to myself, I am not ready for 2020!  I’m not ready for Christmas either! lol

I’m sharing two cards today…both CAS but a little bit technique-y!  ‘Collage’ and Inlaid die cutting anyway!

This first one is with the Starlight Snowflake Collage die… I think I overlooked it when it came out! :O I don’t remember using it but I forgot to search here, to see if it came up.

I saw a card on IG that I loved but I didn’t have a die that would do the cuts so it looked right.  While looking through dies, I found this one and tried it and fell in love with it’s pure CAS-ness.  Once again that pop of white!

Silent Night is from the Typewriter Holiday Sentiments clear stamp set.  I heat embossed it in white on the label that falls out of the new Antique Label die sets.


My next ‘blue’ card, I hope you can see.. the inlaid Bauble Snowflake Corner die and the inlaid Bauble Snowflake down in the right bottom corner. I think it will show for sure in the video tomorrow.

I die cut five of the Bauble Snowflake from the Bauble Snowflake Frame die set, glued them together and stuck a little silver brad in the center.  Oh yay!  One more brad used out of the million or so! haha  Then I glued that in the center of the inlaid Bauble Snowflake Corner die.

Before you think, NO WAY,  I’m here to tell you, inlaying this was very simple!  Just be sure you have a pick up tool!

Maybe you can see better in this close up.

The sentiment is from the Mistletoe Swag clear stamp set.

I did some spattering with white Gouache and a little white ink blended around to give the look of some snow flurries!

All this snowflake posting has made it cold here in Iowa!  I know, I’m rolling my eyes too. 😀

I’ll finish up and take myself off to bed!

Thank you so much for joining me here for Day Six!  I’ll see you again tomorrow…a festive card and the promised video! (nothing fancy)

Links to see and shop for the products I used to make these two cards…

Memory Box – 99883 Starlight…
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Memory Box – CL5225 Typewriter…
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Memory Box – 94336 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94314 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
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Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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birch press design · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Winter

Birch Press Design Snowflake Card Series Day Five…

Welcome back to Day Five of my 2019 Snowflake Card Series!  Today we’re going homespun with this look! Joy pretty much sums it up for me! I love this big splash of ‘snow’ in the center of my card! 😀

I die cut all three layers of the Birch Press Design Glitz Snowflake dies and glued them together.  It’s not hard to line them up at all!

I didn’t use any mounting tape, everything just glued or taped. yay!  Easy to mail!  This is an A2 size card but I would use an A6 size envelope, same cost to mail but that gives you room for the little bow at the top!

I stamped and heat embossed the words ‘to the world’ with white embossing powder on Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock.  You have to be picky about black cardstock for embossing. Some brands just don’t work well.

A band of TE Cherry Pop across the center…the Big Joy Sugar Script die cut in TE Oreo and Toffee and start gluing.

The pattern paper is from my stash but there are stamps that stamp a similar pattern!  In fact I think there is one from poppystamps! I wish I’d thought of that while I was making! I’ll link it up. I linked to another buffalo plaid paper too.

I inked up all the paper edges and die cuts with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and the mini Ink Blending tool.  I like the mini foam for edges when I don’t want a lot of ink everywhere.  So don’t toss those minis just because you bought the brushes!  😀

A fun card and really pretty much clean and simple.  A little May Arts jute tied around the top and tada!

Two more days to go!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog all week and I hope you will make it back for the next two days! It’s been so fun to share and to hear from you too! I’m smiling as I type this!  ❤

Links to see and shop for the products I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design GLITZ SNOWFLAKE…
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Birch Press Design > 57087 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design > 57088 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design > 57089 – Glitz…
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Birch Press Design BIG JOY SUGAR…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch – Adhesive Refill for the Pink…
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Burlap Twine
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Carta Bella Paper – Buffalo Plaid No….
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