cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release!

Hi everyone!  I’m excited to be sharing two cards I made with a die that Simon Says Stamp sent me to play with from their new release Fluttering By!

Here I combined the NEW Flickering Butterflies die and SSS Sending and Wishing stamp and die sets with Memory Box Devonshire Wreath and Wrapped Stitch Rectangles dies.

I made a Distress Ink smooshed background on watercolor paper, kept it very simple with one color of ink!

Pretty sure it was Peacock Feathers ink and a Memory Box Pool notecard for the card-base

A little thin foam mounting tape cut to fit under the flowers on the wreath and a little black gem in the centers.

Here the Flickering Butterflies took to the forest! Using three pieces of brown textured card-stock I die cut one with SSS Birch Tree Window die and adhered it directly to the white card-base.  Next up is the Memory Box Everglade Collage die cut and mounted with thin foam mounting tape. The top piece is cut with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die and the Woodland Glimpse Collage die. It is mounted on top with thin foam mounting tape also.

I die cut the NEW SSS Flickering Butterflies from a Memory Box Pool notecard and the poppystamps Brush hello is die cut from a Memory Box Sage notecard.

It’s close but this will still go through the mail with one postage stamp!  yay!  I wish you could see it IRL!  😀

Thanks for stopping by and have fun looking and shopping this fabulous NEW release!

Here’s what I used and thank you so much! Linking to the MB Catalina wreath because SSS doesn’t have the Devonshire right now.

SSS coupon code for $5 off your order is SPR5F until May 1st.

Memory Box RECTANGLE BASICS SET Open…
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Memory Box WOODLAND GLIMPSE COLLAGE…
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Memory Box EVERGLADE COLLAGE Craft…
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Simon Says Stamp BIRCH TREE WINDOW…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SENDING Wafer Die…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FLICKERING…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box CATALINA WREATH Craft Die…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM | JGG ]
Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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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…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC | BLT ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC | BLT ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · sympathy · Watercolor

Memory Box Painted Flower Stems…

Hi everyone! I’m sure this Spring is finding you hustling to get stuff done!  That’s the way it is here anyway.  I think I told you that we lost 3 trees Nov. 6, 2107.  They were in what the city calls their right a way, so they cut them down… Emerald Ash bore. Sob.  So it’s been crazy trying to figure out and find replacement trees!  We did it though and now have 3 new trees that we paid big bucks for in what they consider their property. sigh.  oh well… gotta have trees!  Shade!!!  Cuz HOT is coming! lol

I did get some cards made to share here though!  yay!

This one is using the new Memory Box Painted Flower Stems die... I went CAS (clean and simple) again… die cut in watercolor paper and used Zig Watercolor brush markers. Do you remember Memory Box Dave’s watercolor dip video?  Thinking this die would be fun for that technique too!  True, you could do this up a million ways! lol  and for a lot of occasions!

I went with sympathy this time because I need to get some in my stash.  The sentiment I used is from the poppystamps Peony Stems and Blossoms set.  Love this set!  I stamped it in the MISTI with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  That’s my go to black right now.

Hobby Lobby watercolor paper for the cardbase and die cut.  I just ink blended on some Distress ink in the background.  I think it was Broken China.  Then spattered on some of the watered down Zig color that I scribbled on my craft mat.

I did use the thin mounting tape that I link to below, to adhere the die cut. Placing it behind the flowers and the base.

Thanks for stopping by today and HEADS UP!!!  BIG SALE going on at Starlitstudio.net!  click over, click on clearance in the sidebar on the left.

cards · Printworks · Watercolor · Winter

Printworks Collection LE Snowman Sweet Jill, new release and free shipping!

Hi everyone!  We’re warm here today…talk about extremes in Iowa…we have that with temperatures for sure!  The snow ppl population would all be extinct here this week! lol

Fortunately Printworks has tons of snowmen for us to stamp and color!  AND a special running right now (through the 28th) with free shipping when you order $30 or more!  BE SURE to use code “PAM5” in the comment section of your order for 5% off.

Here’s some more pictures of Sweet Jill

I stamped her with Ranger Archival Black ink and watercolored her with Prima Tropical watercolor set.  I only have one of these sets but what fun colors!

A poppystamps snowflake die cut in white and painted with the same paints. A hot pink Doodlebug Sprinkle enamel dot  and washi tape to finish it off.

On the inside I used the new stamp Warmest Winter Wishes…I meant to take a picture of the inside but I forgot. ugh.  Here’s the stamp image though and I used the other two poppystamps snowflakes from the die set on the inside too.

 

Fun to get some coloring in today…I keep jumping in on the daily marker 30 day coloring challenge when I can.  Need that colorbook therapy now and then you know! hehe

Linking to some card challenges…

AAA Cards – CAS Game #107 Chilled

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

I’ll add some links to products below…thanks for stopping by my old blog today!  ‘preciate it!

JB4840 Limited Edition “Sweet Jill” –…
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E4836 Warmest Winter Wishes –…
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Poppystamps – 1967 Shiny Snowflakes…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Prima – Watercolor Confections -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Arches Watercolor Hot Pressed 20…
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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 | HLM | SSS | BLT ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM | BLT ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC | BLT ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG | BLT ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC | BLT ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC | BLT ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Doodlebug Sprinkles – Matte Girl…
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cards · Christmas · Watercolor · Winter

Printworks Collection Christmas Hello…

Hi everyone!  Now doesn’t this take you back?!  I’ve only ridden in an antique car once.  It was SO fun! When I saw this stamp I knew how I wanted to make it up! With a wreath on the back of it!

A simple greeting on the inside…

Some fun extra details to the car… glossy accents on the window and tail lights, a little glitter glue on the wreath.  Now I’m thinking it needs a streetlight. lol  and carolers! lol

All the stamps I used are HERE, in the Printworks Collection webstore.  If you order, be sure to use the code PAM5 for 5% off your order!

Thanks for stopping by! The sun is shining here, the leaves are pretty much all on the ground, a chill in the air (ok, it’s cold), a good afternoon for making more cards!  TTUL!

p.s. I am using a Scan and Cut 350 to cut images that don’t have dies.  Stamp, scan and cut.  I love it.  Only thing is, you have to make sure your image outline lines are all connected.  If there are any gaps, it won’t cut right.  I just fill in any space like that lightly, with a pencil. Thanks Shirley!!! hahahahahaha

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cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Spring · Summer · Watercolor

Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

Hi and how did it get to be Friday already?!  This week has been so mixed up! hoho holidays!   I have a card that I started a few weeks ago…made a prototype first and then neglected to keep after it!  It’s finished now though! yay and I like it!

The very background/back is Ranger Distress Oxide ink ink blended in 4 colors, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick….can’t stop using these inks! haha  New colors coming…can’t wait… SLS has them coming too…check her coming soon category…first one on the left.

Everything is cut from XL watercolor paper, colored with Ranger Distress Markers and a waterbrush. Marker colors I used are Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.  Very fun… I do like these markers for watercoloring…along with every other kind of medium! lol  We’re doomed to own everything aren’t we?!

Here’s the dies I used to create the foliage and butterfly scene…

front to back on the left…
Small Lavender Stems Left Corner
Lavender Butterfly Left Corner
Lavender Stems Left Corner

in the middle…
Lavender Bunch

on the front top…
the largest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

front to back on the right…
Small Lavender Stems Right Corner
Large Lavender Butterfly Right Corner
Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

I’ve made this type of card before and just go off the top of my head…I’m bad about that.  It will fold flat and fit in an A7 envelope.  I am conscious of envelope size whenever I’m making something out of the ordinary though.

I die cut the rectangles, all the same size with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Rectangle die set in three pieces of watercolor paper. ’bout can’t make a card without them!  😀  I did all the same size rectangle but you could easy do larger to smaller for a tunnel type card…I see your minds racing with ideas! lol

Then just score the ends and trim then to layer inside the front and back  pieces,  I did ¼ inch increments.  Sides of the front and back are scored at ¾ inch.

Linking up to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – ink blending   Thank you so much ladies for the ‘Chic of the Week‘ honor! You made my day!

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes  Thank you ladies for this honor!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Summer sunshine

 

Great NEWS!  Starlitstudio has the new release from Memory Box/poppystamps in stock and ready to ship!  I know…it’s so exciting but how could it be time for Christmas in July already! hehe

Holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this little piece of Summer in a diorama.

ttul,

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cards · Die Piecing · MFT · Summer · Watercolor

Two cards for MFT Camp Create 2017

My first card today is for Day One – Wonderful Watercolor.

I chose to use the MFT Bold Blooms stamp set and matching die set.

First I die cut all the flowers and then they went swimming. lol  I did the watercolor dip technique but instead of painting with a brush, I stamped the solid images from the stamp set onto the soaked, wet die cut, with Distress Ink stamp pads.

So much fun! Hope you get some time to try this WC technique…scroll down a couple posts and there’s a link to a video about it.

The sentiment is from the MFT Much Love stamp set.  I used the MISTI for all the stamping.

The scallop stitch rectangle die is from the MFT Blueprints #27 die set.

I’m linking my watercolor card to some challenges...

MFT Card Challenge Sketch 338

The Challenge – Keywords

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

Tic Tac Toe – yellow, stitching, rectangle (bottom row) thank you for picking my card ladies!

 

My card for Day Two – Remarkable Resist is next…

First thing I did was stamp and emboss the background Bundles of Blossoms background stamp with a Versafine Black ink pad and Black embossing powder.  It’s hard to see the heat embossing in the picture because the lines are so fine in the image.  Next time I would use Black pigment ink to stamp it with.

I inked the background with some pigment ink pads that I’ve had for a long time and the little finger dauber things HERE.

I stamped and die cut the MFT Peaceful Wild Flowers stamp set and glued some down to the background and mounted some with foam mounting squares.

I used MFT Blueprints #20 for the Stitched Rectangle and the Stitched banner dies.

I’m linking my Wild Flowers card to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

The Foiled Fox – Simply Irresistible Challenge   I won, I won!  Thank you so much ladies! 

 

AAA Cards CAS Game #92 Resist Technique

 

That’s pretty much it!  Holler if you have any questions.  I had to hurry to get these posted before the challenge ends tonight. Last minute LooLoo strikes again!

I wish I could’ve done all the days but you know how it is…things come up!

I have a card posted on Instagram today too for Simon Says Stamp New ‘One of a Kind’ Release… link over in the sidebar to my IG account.  You can see even if you don’t have an account! Click the logo below to see all the sweet new stuff! A watermelon color stamp pad! lol   (it’s really hot and muggy here, can you tell?! lol)

Thanks again for stopping by to see what I’ve been up!  ‘preciate it!

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cards · CAS · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Paper Smooches · Spring · Summer · Watercolor

Paper Smooches Best Buds Flower card…

Here’s that second card I had the gals make at our stamp club party Friday.  I colored this one at home though with Distress Ink refills.

At the party, I had the gals use Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and the blue waterbrush filled with water from this set HERE. These waterbrushes are really cheap but they hold up really well.  I buy them for the kids and end up using them myself! lol

The photo below is a close up of the watercolor pencil one. 

Very fun to color…love this sweet image from Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set  HERE or HERE.  I don’t own the dies so I cut it with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Rounded Rectangles Stax. If you want the dies to match, they are HERE.

The polka dot border is from the Geo-Graphic stamp set and the thanks sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set HERE and HERE.

I stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo Black ink and used Crafter’s Companion Watercolor paper.

Linking up…

 Paper Smooches GD – Search for July

Craft Stamper Magazine – Anything Goes Stamping Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 – Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your comments and help with my question yesterday!  I appreciate your views, comments and clicking so much! Hope you get to make a card today!

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