Saturday, July 16, 2016


Hi everyone! Here is a light and happy card featuring one of my Memory Box go-to flowers, Sketch Daisy. I love the versatility of this die, and have used it so many ways. I hope you like this die as much as I do!
Sketch Daisy Journey - 1
It's almost impossible for me do a one layer card, and this one is no exception! I first cut a white piece of card stock to 3-3/4" x 5", softly sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink where shown, and splattered Peeled Paint Distress Ink over that. I die cut three of the Sketch Daisy from a medium green card stock, and snipped off the flowers. I cut three of only the flower in white card stock.  I sponged a fairly heavy layer of Spun Sugar through the Peony Blossoms stencil onto a piece of white card stock, and cut three of the solid petals out of that.

Sketch Daisy Journey - Close Up
I offset the patterned petals onto the white open petals and glued them together. I adhered the stems and leaves first, then mounted the solid leaves with glue at the bottom tips and a small piece of foam tape towards the top of each leaf before adding them to the open leaves, again offsetting them slightly. I did the same with the flowers, adding a small piece of foam tape towards the top of two petals, and adhered them to the top of the stems using glue at the bottoms. This was worth the effort as I wanted the flowers and leaves to be three-dimensional.
Sketch Daisy Journey - 3The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Onyx Black ink. I added dew drops to the flower centers and scattered a few more. That assembled piece was then added to the card base with foam tape.  Thanks for stopping by, as always!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's a Delight!

Good morning everyone!  Hope you week is going along smoothly!

Here is a card featuring the Adelaide Stem die from Memory Box, along with the Arin Bird Background die and the Honeycomb die which I used as a stencil for the background.

Delight with Bird-1
I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 3.75” x 5”. I die cut the Honeycomb Background and using it as a stencil, I sponged Dried Marigold through the design onto this white piece, then splattered with Forest Moss Distress Ink. I cut two of the Adelaide Stems from green cardstock, covered the tops using a Versamark Marker, and embossed with white embossing powder. The bird was cut from tangerine cardstock and I sponged the edges and part of the body with Dried Marigold to give some dimension. The beak was colored with an orange watercolor pencil and I added a black dot for the eye.

Delight with Bird - 2

I arranged and attached the Adelaide Stems to the back of the bird, and mounted that with foam tape. I decided to add some sparkly Stickles to the tops of the flowers. A few sequins completed the arrangement, which I then mounted to a green card base with foam tape.

Delight with Bird - 3
Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Pocket Full of Posies

Hi everyone! Here is a card featuring Memory Box die called Blooming Chrysanthemum.

Pocket of Posies - 1
Who knew you could create a pocket using a hexagon die from the Open Studio Layered Hexagon set of dies? Just snip off the stop angle, add some stitching with a white gel pen, and there you have it!  This was a pretty simple card to assemble, and I hope it brightens your day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Row of Poppies Thank You

Hello!  Here is a summery kind of card featuring the Row of Poppies die from Memory Box. I hadn't used this die yet, and I thought it was about time. It's so delicate when cut, and it can easily be snipped apart to use on a smaller note card if desired. I made this a thank you card, but this design could also be used for just about any occasion. 

 Row of Poppies - 1 
I first cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Layers, and sponged on Peeled Paint through the Distressed Grid Stencil. I die cut the poppies from green card stock and again from white card stock. I sponged Scattered Straw Distress Ink on all of the white flowers, and added Spiced Marmalade to shade them. I then snipped off each of the sponged flowers and attached them to the corresponding flower on the green die cut. I then adhered these to the circle, snipping off the stems that hung over the bottom of the circle.

Row of Poppies - 2 
I thought it looked a bit boring when I laid it over a clean white card base, so I decided to splatter Forest Moss ink onto everything. Love that splattering! It still looked too plain to me, so I added two of the Grosgrain Ribbon die cuts to the background, then added the assembled circle to the card base using foam tape. I inked up the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped the "Thank You" at the top. Uh-oh ... the rest of the sentiment was a little too long to stamp in a straight line at the bottom, so I decided to curve the saying to match the curve of the circle, and it fit just perfectly.

Row of Poppies - 3 
I added three of the butterflies from the Mini Butterflies set, along with a few gemstones to complete the card. So glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Good Morning! The weekend is finally here!

Here is a card that is posted today on the Memory Box Outside the Box blog as part of the new release blog blitz going on.  Be sure to check out the blog ... if you leave comments on the posts, you will be entered to win the featured die in each post.

This Poinsettia Flourish die is beautiful and so delicate, with lots of possibilities. This is a fairly clean and simple card, and you can see all the particulars on the Memory Box blog. Here's the link:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Nothing "Beets" Love!

Today's card once again features the Garden Variety set of stamps and dies from Memory Box. I must be loving the beet die from this set because this is the second card I've done with this cute little veggie! I'm thinking this would make an unusual but cute anniversary card! You can also see this card on the Memory Box Outside the Box blog, dated Saturday, June 25th.

Can't Beet Love - 1I stamped and die cut two of the beets, then sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the leaves, Worn Lipstick on one beet, and Dried Marigold on the other.  The faces were stamped next, and as you can see, I added brows to the boy beet and lashes to the girl. I had to add a touch of Worn Lipstick to the girl because a girl beet in love surely must be blushing! I then set the beets aside to add later.

Can't Beet Love - 2
I next sponged Peeled Paint through the Distress Grid stencil on the bottom half of a white card base. I took another quarter sheet of white card stock, positioned one of the Stitched Border dies about two thirds of the way down, and die cut that. Using the same die, I cut another border from a narrow strip of green card stock, and adhered that below the edge of the white piece, offsetting it just a bit for a more interesting border.  I lightly sponged Dried Marigold onto the center of the white piece, and used the negative of a circle die cut to sponge a little green at the bottom. I then splattered Forest Moss Distress Ink onto the entire piece before adhering it to the card base.

I die cut the Sketchbook Love from black card stock and added it to the bottom right of the card. I had to get a little creative with the rest of the sentiment. I snipped the word "happy" from the Springtime Bunnies set, and the word "in" from the Birthday Bunnies set, put them together on an acrylic block and stamped as shown with Versamark Onyx Black ink.

Can't Beet Love - 3
I adhered the smitten little beets with foam tape to the card front. The hearts were cut from white card stock using one of the dies from the Banner Parade set and I sponged Worn Lipstick onto the ones that I used, adding them where shown. I topped off the hearts and the beet faces with clear Wink of Stella.  And they lived happily ever after! Thanks for stopping by, and stay cool this weekend!