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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Memory Box Antilles Floral Corner and the Watercolor dip technique…

Hi! How are you? Last week was kinda crazy.  Our area stamp club meeting on Friday but it was shoebox card party time so I was figuring out what I was going to take. Yes, I have a terrible time deciding! lol

I ended up with two cards and this is one.  Did you by any chance watch the Memory Box video by Dave Brethauer, the Memory Box owner?  This is so much fun!  If you want to try it, watch it HERE!  I guarantee you will have SO MUCH FUN and use up watercolor paper! lol  Thank you for sharing this technique with us Dave!

I ended up with 5 cards from all my dipping!

The die I used is HERE and the sentiment HERE.

Whew…almost forgot to tell you…I used Distress Ink refills, HERE, to paint with for these cards.  Dave used Peerless in the video and they both work great!  I really like the ink straight out of the dropper bottle.  I don’t get so much on me! hehe

I’m linking up my card to some challenges…

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Summer

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 Anything Goes

Inspired by All the Little Things – photo

It’s the perfect thing to do on a hot Summer day….inside!

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. if you have a minute, will you email me or comment and tell me what kind of ads you see at the end of my blog posts? It really bothers me that wordpress is posting advertising on my blog and I can’t see what they are showing!  Researching upgrading to a .com but the cost does add up so it has to be worth it.  Costs cut into the stamp and die purchases!  hehe

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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!

 

 

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…