June 15, 2024

Memory Box DT Post - Delicate Fuchsia

Hell there.  I’m back on the Memory Box blog today sharing a simple card featuring products from the current 2024 Fuchsia release.  Please click on the photo to join me over there.

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Triple B - June: AG (blooms + birds)

June 10, 2024

Spellbinders - Bayfair

Hello there.  I have a simple card today featuring the Floral Spray and Nested Postage Labels & Tag dies from the Bayfair collection released at the end of last month in May by Spellbinders (SB).

The Floral Spray set consists of 24 dies, but I kept it simple and only used 3 for my card.  The flowers were die cut from the same light pink cardstock as the background panel.  Picked Raspberry distress ink was applied to their bases with a finger brush, then glued to the white die cut branches.  Next, die cut the postage layers from white and aqua cardstock.  Arranged and adhered the florals onto the aqua piece.

The sentiment was die cut from white glitter paper and black cardstock.  That adorable panda (a leftover pieces from my stash) was a last minute addition.  He’s waving hello. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The SB products used for my card are linked below.  Thank you for stopping by. 

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June 07, 2024

Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero June Challenge - Smooth

Hello everyone.  The new Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge over on the Hero Arts (HA) blog starts today with the theme of SMOOTH… or ink blending.    

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HA products used:
▪️Color Layering Clouds stencils 
▪️Hello There stamp & cuts 
▪️Pitch Black cardstock 

Ok, this did not turn out as I had planned.  I wanted to create a summer sunset scene… instead it has an ominous apocalyptic vibe. ๐Ÿ˜‚*LOL*   

Anyway, my ink blending is over the layering cloud stencils.  Used yellow, orange and red dye inks on Bristol paper.  Trimmed the panel down to 4x5.25-inches 

Next, die cut the garden birds from black cardstock and the “hello there” sentiment from white.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  

Play along for your chance to win one of two $50 gift cards to the HA online store.  To qualify, use at least one HA brand product on your project.  The details, linkup and more inspirations from the design team are found HERE.  If you post on Instagram, please tag @ablognamedhero with hashtags #heroarts and #staycraftychallenge so we can find you.  Challenge ends at 5:00 pm PT on June 30, 2024.  Thank you for stopping by.

June 05, 2024

Spellbinders - Spotlight Frames and Florals

Hello there.  I’m sharing a couple of simple cards today featuring products from Spellbinders (SB)  Spotlight Frames and Florals collection by Lisa Horton.  I used Layered Anemones dies, Woven Lattice Texture die and A Little Hello Sentiments stamp and dies for both card.

The flowers and lattice (love this die) were die cut from white, the flower centers from black and the foliage from green cardstock.  Grey dye ink was applied to the flowers for shading.  Wilted Violet distress ink (DI) was ink blended around the centers.

The hello stamp is a single stamp with numerous sub-sentiments that complement the word hello.  Some of them work on their own, and I used one of them.  The sentiments were white heat embossed on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching single die in just one pass through the die cutting machine.  Assembled the card onto a sand colour panel then mounted onto a white card base to finish.  

For my second card, I wanted the large layered “hello” die (love this die too!) be the focus.  Just like the first card, all pieces were die cut from white or black cardstock.  

Ink blending with DIs was used again to colour the white pieces.  

blue - Blueprint Sketch 
yellow - Scattered Straw, Wilted Violet

Assembled the card onto a white woodgrain panel and applied clear shimmer to the blue and yellow coloured pieces for some sparkle to finish.  

To view all the SB May 2024 released so, click HERE.  SB products used for my cards are linked below.  Thank you for stopping by. 

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SALE ALERT: save on select past club item until 11:59 pm PST June 8, 2024.


May 29, 2024

Memory Box DT Post - More Exquisite Butterflies Gladiola Birthday

Hello there.  I’m back on the Memory Box blog today with more birthday cards featuring products from the 2024 Gladiola collection.  To view the post, please click on the image.

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