Shaker Card Video Tutorial…

In case you’re curious how I made the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass Shaker card last week, here’s a video.  There is a super cute little Small Hour Glass die also!  So fun to get creative with dies!  The Balloon Shaker card was made the same way. Scroll down or click HERE for the card photos.  TFL!

Watch it on You Tube HERE

TTUL! Have fun making!

Shopping links…


Memory Box and poppystamps shaker cards…


This turned out so fun!  I used the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass die for this shaker card.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks stamp set.  (there is a small hour glass too!)  Oh and I die cut the Banner Sash die right over the top, after I die cut the hour glass.

Here’s a short video to see the action…


And HERE‘s a video tutorial on how to make the Hour Glass Shaker card.

Linking up my shaker cards to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge…

For this Happy 29th birthday shaker I used the Memory Box Grand Voyage Balloon.  I think I’ll stamp AGAIN real big on the inside. hehe



Here’s a short video showing the shaking sequins in the balloon…

I colored the card with Distress inks and the ink blending tools. Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean.  The sky is Tumbled Glass.

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments on both cards.  I used a fine line pen to trace the embossed line in the balloon basket so it’d show up more.  Easy to stay in the line…well, go over it more than once! lol

Have fun!  Hope I inspired you to make something today!  Stamp club here tomorrow and I have to get ready for it next!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it so much!  It’s always encouraging to hear from you!

Here’s the shopping links to what I used today… and if you get to shop at a local store, I’m jealous!  Not really but you are fortunate!

Memory Box and poppystamps Spring card and a video…

Pam Sparks Oval Master Bellina

No stamping!  oh my!  I just realized this card is just simple ink smooshing and die cutting!

Here’s a video of what I did to make this card. Holler if you have any questions!

If you can shop locally… I just taught this card in one of the two classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Otherwise…online @

Thanks for stopping by today! Always so fun to share and to get your feedback via comments!  ‘preciate it!

Memory Box Blog Blitz starts TODAY! and a video….


Are you wondering about the NEW Detail Plates from Memory Box?  I showed a Christmas card last year with the Elliana set… so pretty but this January 2015 release has several more!  More toys!  YAY!

I made a video over the weekend because so many have questions about how to use them.  I hope this helps… it’s basically just embossing.

Here’s the video… be sure to click the gear after you hit play and switch to HD… the picture  is so much sharper and click the frame to watch it big… easier to see the action and results!



Let me know if you have any questions…

 I have a card for the Memory Box Blog Blitz that started today.  Click over to the Memory Box blog HERE and while you’re at it, check out the poppystamps blog HERE too!  They both have a blitz going on with a chance to win a die in each post… so comment on all the posts through Sunday!


I LOVE all the heart dies in this release!  I used the Loving Hearts Arch and the Heart Waterfall for the heart between the two Love words. The LOVE words are from the NEW Open Studio Line, the die set called All About Love.




I kept the leftover stenciled piece from die cutting the rectange on the card in this post, HERE, and trimmed off a sliver to glue on to the left side of my top fold A2 card base.




I die cut the Loving Hearts Arch twice, once in white and once in red.  I glued the white arch to the kraft card base and then glued in the red hearts with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

A sliver of red cardstock over where the arch and dot strip meet.  Easy to trim a strip on your paper trimmer and glue it on with a thin line of the same glue.

Then some red/white twine tied in a knot across the top fold! All my favorite colors and things!


Linking up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge – Anything Goes (all the dies I used on my card are new and the dies in the video are new)

button aqua use this the


and CASology – NBUS

Week 129 - NBUS



Have a great week and enjoy all the inspiration with the New Memory Box release!  Thanks for stopping by!  and Good Luck!

New Memory Box dies and New Open Studio line…


Here’s the NEW release!



Be sure to click the gear and go up to HD – really makes the video sharper…or click the frame to see it big and the gear to watch in HD.


Lots to love!  See anything you need? haha


A couple cards with some of the new 2015 Memory Box release!




Fabulous new designs and I especially enjoyed creating some ‘love’ themed cards.


On this first one, I used…

Cross Stitch My Heart

All About Love

Heart Waterfall




My second card is a shaker card.




I used…

Tag You’re It Rectangles

Studio Rectangle Layers

Stitched Rectangle Layers

All About Love

Amazing You

Cross Stitch My Heart

Library Alphabet Tags

Mini Dots Stencil (on white card-stock I inked up the dots through the stencil with Versamark ink and embossed with Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder)




All 3 cards are A2 size.


Here’s a CAS Happy New Year card that I didn’t get posted yet…I love the Word Pop dies and wanted to share this quick idea!  Happy Cloud die and Classic Upper Alphabet die set




Linking to some challenges…

DiesRUs – Anything Goes with a twist/NEW

Cute Card Thursday – What’s New

ABC Challenge – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Dies

Scrapyland Challenges – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Make New Friends but keep the Old

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Color Throwdown Challenge #324 – Red, White and Black

Can you believe it’s the 9th already! eek! Thanks for stopping by today!   Holler if you have any questions! Shopping links below…thanks for clicking through my links!

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards… had them HERE

BlueMoon Scrapbooking has them HERE and HERE

Simon Says Stamp has them HERE


NEW poppystamps dies, Video and Horse Country exclusive die…



Hi everyone!  Isn’t this a neat die?  love it and the fancy thanks too!  I have several things to share with you today.  I don’t mean to have long posts but it seems like it always turns out that way!

Here’s a video of the NEW poppystamps ‘poppy’ dies and Starlitstudio’s exclusive die!

Click on the gear to see in high definition… or the frame to see larger.  Sorry about the blurry ‘fancy Merry Christmas’ die.  I have not idea why! ugh.

I used the Perfect Layers Tools to cut the ⅛ inch border on each side of the main panel.

Linking my first card to the Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Here’s the Birthday Stack die again…


I used the Embedded Die Cut technique I show in a video… pull down the video tab under the blog header.

Here’s the tags I show in the video…



and the NEW Vintage Merry Christmas and Celestial Star Border.


Lots of NEW to play with!

The NEW exclusive die for is gorgeous!  Horse Country and you can make it up for all four seasons!

Holler if you have any questions… ‘preciate you stopping by. Have a creative weekend!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tags…

Adhering Intricate Dies Video…

Embedded Diecuts


I did take this in high definition so after you click play,  you can click the gear for a better picture and click the frame to see it large!

Here’s my technique for making your die cuts into stickers for perfect placement.  I’m really pleased with how it works… so many of the fine line dies from Memory Box are easy to pull out of shape.  After trying several things, this is what I came up with! I hope you’ll try it too!

One thing I didn’t show in the video is changing the color of the petals.  It’s really easy though… just cut the die in the color card-stock you want the petals and adhere them over the top after the process I show in the video.

On my candle card, I added the black pieces over the white after using the technique I show in the video.

  1. glue the musicality background die cut to the card base (little dots of  Tombow Mono Multi behind the notes)
  2. die cut the tall taper die just like I did the plush poinsettia in the video
  3. while still in the die, (after removing the waste) lay it right over the top of the musicality background piece, run it through the Big Shot just like I did in the video
  4. remove the die
  5. die cut the contrasting tall taper parts that you want a different color and glue on (or make them a sticker too)


The holly is from the Cabrini Ornament die. Die cut and then trim the holly away from the ornament with scissors.

Thanks for stopping by today!  ttul!

Dies and supplies I used…