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…

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…

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…

poppystamps Dogwood Frames and more…

Happy first day of Spring to you! It’s been lovely here in Iowa… well if you ignore the stormy and cold days! lol

My first card today is really fun, simple, whimsical and graphic in a very CAS kind of way! I actually got my Tiny Attacher to cooperate and work right! yay! Usually it smashes out all kooky and flat. I guess the trick is only going through one layer! hehe

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it up

Happy Little Stampers March Die challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Time Out Challenges – CASE

AAA Cards Challenge – Diecuts


2nd card … bring in some color!

Thank you, don’t mind if I do!  I like pink and green with kraft too! lol  White lines drawn in with a signo gel pen…happy with it!

Linking to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit O’ Green

 

Links below to the products I used…

Thanks so much for stopping by and one of these days I won’t have so much to post! ‘preciate you looking and your comments so much!

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