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August 2012

Poinsettia and Pine

Good Friday morning and to the eve of the weekend.  Wheeee!  I turned from Halloween back to Christmas for my project today as I couldn’t wait to play with my new Impression Obsession Pine Branch and Border Duo 2. The minute I saw the pine branch I knew I had to pair it with my favorite poinsettia die set by Spellbinders.

KC Impression Obsession Border Duo 2 left

This was a really fast and simple card to make.  I layered the borders of white over the red card base to create contrast. 

KC Impression Obsession Border Duo 2 center

I created the poinsettia by distressing the petals from the back of each, layer and attaching together with glossy accents. I used my ink blending tool to sponge Fired Brick Distress Ink on the petals to add depth of color. I distressed and sponged ink on both the green foliage  and pine branch using Shabby Shutters. I attached the pine with glossy accents and then attached the flower and foliage over the pine. I placed a white pearl in the center of the flower to finish.

KC Impression Obsession Border duo 2 right

You can check out my poinsettia tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my flower.  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Impression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 2Impression Obsession Dies, Pine BranchLayered Poinsettia

Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkPearls, Snow Ink Blending ToolDistress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar

Paper:  Red, White, Kiwi Kiss   Ink:  Distress Ink Fired Brick and Shabby Shutters    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Border Duo 2 and Pine Branch, Spellbinders Poinsettia Die Set, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Glossy Accents, Pearls, ATG

Halloween Galore

Good Wednesday morning.  I have to admit that I really have to stretch myself to find comfort in making Halloween cards.  LOL!  But I have three to share with you today and I hope you will enjoy them.

In my first project I have combined the Impression Obsession Halloween Hill and Bare Branch with the Memory Box Graveyard Landscape.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Hill 1 right

I cut a free hand frame with my craft knife on the card front.  I attached mounting tape to the back side of the opening and attached the Halloween Hill die. I cut a piece of mustard cardstock large enough to cover the opening and attached to the back of the opening.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Hill 1 center

I cut the Graveyard Landscape, crimped the bottom and attached it to the bottom of the frame opening with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Hill 1 left

I hand cut the top portion of the frame with deckle scissors, crimped it and attached with mounting tape.  I added the bare branches with glossy accents.  This is dark but full of cartoony fun.  I don’t like scary Halloween.  I like fun. I want to point out that the bare branch has a lovely leaf as part of the set and I can’t wait to create a lovely outdoor scene with it.  I just thought the bare branch looked good and spooky for this card.

See all those spiders.  How would you like to run into those guys in a dark room. Yikes!!! This is made with the Memory Box Dangling Spider and Creepy Web.

KC Memory Box Dangling Spider 1 left

There isn’t much to this card but some designer paper, die cut webs and spiders. The card if only 4’ x’4”. I thought this would be so fun to attach to a Halloween basket or gift.

KC Memory Box Dangling Spider 1 center

Speaking of spiders.  The other morning I noticed that one of my cats was wrestling with something in the corner of my bedroom.  That is never really a good sign.  I walked over and saw that he had cornered a huge spider.  The shriek could be heard all through the neighborhood.  Let it be known that no spider is a match for a cat on a hunting mission.

KC Memory Box Dangling Spider 1 right

My last project combines the Rubbernecker Crows In Trees with the Memory Box Estate Fence   and Graveyard Landscape . That fence looks exactly like the black wrought iron fences seen around cemeteries.

KC Crows in Trees 1 right

I stamped the crows image with Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder.

KC Crows in Trees 1 center

I attached the fence with glossy accents along the base of the fence and then bent the top portion around to make it look old and scary. I attached the graveyard landscape  with mounting tape

KC Crows in Trees 1 left

I hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping by. 


  Impression Obsession Dies, Halloween HillImpression Obsession Dies, Bare Branch

Memory Box Dies, Estate FenceMemory Box Dies, Graveyard LandscapeMemory Box Dies, Creepy WebMemory Box Dies, Dangling SpiderCrows in TreesAccents, GlossyGlue Dots, 3/8"

ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2" Fiskars 12-93408897 Paper CrimperBrilliance Pad, Graphite BlackRanger - Super Fine 1oz. Embossing Powder, Black

Paper:  Black, Mustard, SU Retired DP   Stamps:  Rubbernecker Crows in Trees, Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black   Accessories:  Impression Obsession Halloween Hill Bare Branch , Memory Box Graveyard Landscape , Estate Fence , Dangling Spider , Creepy Web , Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Crimper, Glossy Accents, Black Embossing Powder, ATG,

Fall Masculine Card

Good Tuesday morning.  I have a masculine fall scene to share with you today pairing my favorite truck from the Kittie Kits Fall Harvest set with the newly released Memory Box Flowering Winterberry branch. I have to admit that I had to Google flowering winterberry as I had no idea what it was.  Here is what I found.


Although the flowers and berries are white and beautiful I was inspired to create a fall tree scene with the new die and leaves.  I loved that there are three different size leaves and the shape of them.  I thought they ere the perfect shape for colorful fall leaves.

KC Fall HArvest 13 left

I sponged in the sky using an inkssentials ink blending tool and hand cut cloud template.  I sponged in the ground area and filled in the texture of grass and fall color with the mini fern from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master.  I stamped the truck twice on watercolor paper, painted with a brush and distress ink reinker and cut out.  I attached the body of the cut out truck over the cut out wheel portion of the second image for dimension.KC Fall Harvest 13 center

I created a frame over the scene using the Poppy Stamps Splendor Frame and attached with mounting tape. I die cut the tree and leaves, lightly formed the leaves with a stylus and mat and attached to the branches.  I added several leaves to the bed of the truck and on the ground.  I think is a perfect masculine birthday or any occasion card.

KC Fall Harvest 13 right

Thanks for stopping and have a great day. You can check out my fall scene tutorial if you would like to see how I create my simple sky and ground background.

Memory Box Dies, Flowering Winterberry  Poppystamps Dies, Splendor FrameScene #9 Fall Harvest   


Outdoor Master


Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderInk Blending ToolQuickStikSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"  Distress Ink Pad, Spun SugarBrilliance Pad, Graphite Black  3_thumb

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Fall Harvest and Outdoor Master    Ink:  Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade,    Paper:  White, Watercolor, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Kraft,   Accessories:Memory Box  Flowering Winterberry,Poppy Stamps Splendor Frame  Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Stylus, Mat, QuickStik, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Hand Cut Cloud Template, ATG,

Flowering Christmas Tree

Good Monday morning.  I have a simple, easy and elegant holiday card to share with you.  I love this delicate Flowering Christmas Tree by Memory Box and think the small punched red flowers and pearls are the perfect embellishment.

KC Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree 1 right

I created several layers to frame the tree and popped up the tree layer with mounting tape. I added tiny dots of glossy accents to several spots on the back of the tree and attached to the base of the card.

KC Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree 1 center

I punched and formed the red flowers using a stylus and mat and attached over the flowers on the die cut.  I applied little pearls to the center to finish.  This was a very fast and easy card to make.  Cutting the layers took lots longer than cutting tree tree and adding the flowers.  It would be a great card to make multiples of.

KC Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree 1 left

Thanks for looking in today and I hope you have a great week.

Memory Box Dies, Flowering Christmas TreePearls, SnowAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus Set

Paper: Red, White, Olive
Accessories: Memory Box  Flowering Christmas Tree , EK Success Mini Daisy and Petunia Set, Pearls , Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape, Stylus

Frostyville Snowflakes

Good Sunday morning!  I have a fast and easy Christmas card to share with you today.  I received these wonderful Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies in the mail on Friday and I couldn’t wait to play.  I think the Frostyville Border is gorgeous and looks so sweet with the simple Pine Tree Border. I filled the sky with several extra snowflakes using the Twinkling Snowflakes die.

KC Memory Box Frostyville Border 1 right

I die cut the tree border using plain white cardstock and then colored the trees using Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Markers.  I crimped the base with the wavy crimper and attached to the card base with mounting tape.  

KC MEmory Box Frostyville Border 1 center

I die cut the snowflake border, crimped the top with the straight line crimper and attached to the card base with mounting tape.  Have you noticed that using a simple piece of mounting tape or pop dots can add dimension and interest to a project?  It is one of my go to accessories for every card I make.  I die cut a bunch of snowflakes and arranged in the sky area using glossy accents.  Using the QuickStik tool really helps pick up these small pieces. I finished the card using a lovely sentiment from the Rubbernecker  Snowflakes and Stardust set. It doesn’t get much faster and easy than this. 

KC Memory Box Frostyville Border 1 left

Do you hate the dirty edge that is sometimes left on your paper from the dies? Hint:  Placing waxed paper between your die and light colored cardstock keeps the edge of your die cut cardstock from getting the dirty tinge of the die.

I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Enbabler Alert:

I have received lots of requests for Halloween cards. I have some wonderful Halloween dies coming in the mail this week.  Hang on to your credit cards 'cause you are going to be tempted.

Memory Box Dies, Frostyville BorderMemory Box Dies, Twinkling SnowflakesPoppystamps Dies, Pine Tree BorderSnowflakes and Stardust SetHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2" Accents, Glossy ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderDistress Marker Full Set In Tube Distress Ink Pad, Spun SugarFiskars 12-93408897 Paper CrimperQuickStikSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink


Stamps: Rubbernecker Snowflakes and Stardust Set    Ink:  Distress Ink  Forest Moss   Accessories:  Memory Box Frostyville Border and Twinkling Snowflakes, Poppy Stamps Pine Tree Border, Distress Ink Forest Moss, Distress Markers Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mounting Tape, Glossy Accents, Wavy Crimper, Straight Crimper Corner Punch, QuickStik