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Memory Box Sleighing in a Winter Wonderland Bridge Card…

Hi you guys!  I wish you could come over and see this card in real life!!!  I’m so excited to share it with you!

I made a video so I’m not going to cover every detail with text here…

I forgot to say in the video though, that I did a Distress Oxide ink background with Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot on the mail card-base.  Water Splatters and Frost Shimmer Spray splatters on it too!  I love it so much! lol

I used several dies and I cover that in the video and links below because yes, you do need these!  I use these dies over and over… for timeless creations. hehe

LOOK!!!  It folds flat to fit in an A-2 envelope!  So awesome and you don’t really need any embellishing because it’s so stunning on it’s own!

I added sparkle to the roof, trees and flakes but it’s still hard to see.  I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter brush pen.

This last picture is with my iPhone…at night under the Ott lite but oops…photo bombing stuff all around! lol  I love how you can see that one frost circle that looks like a moon?!

Entering some challenges…

Happy Little Stampers October Dies Challenge – anything goes

Christmas Card Challenges #24 – Christmas card

Scrapyland Challenge #76 – anything goes

SL Designers Choice Winner

thank you ladies for choosing my card as your challenge winner!


Sigh, this just makes me happy and I want to make more!  I hope you enjoy it too and are inspired!  Holler if you have any questions!  Thank you for your wonderful comments and encouraging words! They always make my day!

Dies, products and tools I used to make this card…thx for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it so much!  (STR takes you to Starlitstudio, SSS to Simon Says Stamp, SBC to and Blic  to Dick Blick)

Memory Box die – Dancing Snowflake Frame
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box die – Fresh Pine Landscape
[ STR ]
Memory Box die – Horse Sleigh Landscape
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box SNOWY CABIN Craft Die 99785
[ SSS | STR ]
Memory Box – 99843 Stitched Circle…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box die – Fresh Pine Forest
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Oxide Re-Inkers; reinkers
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray 2oz – Frost
[ STR ]
SSS Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Steel-ball stylus – MultiCraft double…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]




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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…

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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


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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…