106 posts categorized "Pam"

06/27/2015

Sat 27

Circle Forest Scene BBQ...

 

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You can plan a BBQ even if it's not your birthday though!  Pam here to celebrate birthdays and Summer with a fun scene card!

I cut a white piece of card-stock 4.25 in. x 11 in., scored and folded it for a top fold card base.  Top fold cards are the easiest to photograph and another photo tip, if you're using natural light, be sure to pull up the blinds!  Open blinds let in light but you'll be amazed how much better it is when you pull them all the way up and out of the way! Your camera will thank you! lol

oops!  Got off track there for a minute, back to the card!

I die cut the Circle Forest Scene parts from cold press watercolor paper.  Then I watercolored them, the grass/trees with Peerless and the grill, houses and clouds with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

The little curvy fence is from the Wide Open Spaces Open Studio die set. I just trimmed off the bottom...perfect fit!  

 

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I wish I'd  used the Celebrate from this set because it's just enough larger. I didn't see it until I'd already stamped this one from poppystamps Into the Words set.  'It's your birthday' is from the same set. 

I die cut a circle frame to place over the top from the Shaker Circle Frames die set.

Well, I see I goofed.  The Grill has been discontinued!!!  I wouldn't have thought... so think bicycle or golf cart or even the new tractor die!  Sorry about that!

All that's left to do is layer everything up!  I use ATG, Tombow mono multi glue, thin and regular 3L/Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares.

 

Happy Summer day to you!  Thanks for stopping by!  

 

 

06/26/2015

Fri 26

Blooming Sketch Border Thank You...

 

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Welcome to the blog today!  Pam here to share a pretty floral border thank you card with you.

I started by stamping the beautiful Blooming Sketch Border stamp with Ranger Archival Black ink  on watercolor paper and coloring with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

After it was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle die from the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die set and layered it to an A2 card base.

 

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I embossed the poppystamps Thank You sentiment with super fine white embossing powder on a black banner and stamped the friend sentiment directly on the watercolor paper with the MISTI stamp tool. Both are from the Hope and Thanks set.

I die cut the Pennington Rose Border die in white card-stock but just used the right end and one other rose from the cut to embellish above the banner. I added a few enamel dots in green.  I love the fun touch the dots add to the mix.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a creative, relaxing Summer weekend!

 

06/02/2015

Tue 02

Steampunk Roses...

 

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Well...hi everyone! Pam here... I had fun grunging and distressing up the new Steampunk Pipes die!  Then it was what to put with it!  I have a friend that likes Steampunk, so I decided to distress up the new English Rose Bouquet, Gearworks Border, Uppercase Alphabet Soup letters and add them to the frame I made with the die cut pipes.

 

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I die cut everything from white card-stock, inked completely with Rusty Hinge and then Black Soot Distress inks.  The Rose Bouquet I die cut from white twice.  Inked the roses on one with Rusty Hinge and Black Soot and the other with Peeled Paint and Black Soot.

I pounced a Versamark pad on the pieces to hold the chunky embossing powder while it melted.

On the inside, I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. HOPING (on the front)... you have a terrific birthday (on the inside).

Very fun!  I think it'd make a cool man card too, without the Rose Bouquet... maybe just embossing the new clear stamps in the frame.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

05/15/2015

Fri 15

Aberdeen Branches, Pennington Rose and Row of Poppies cards from Pam...

 

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Spring and flowers...is it a coincidence that Mother's Day is in the Spring?!  I'm sure you are all enjoying your flowers and plants you received!  I know I am!

So I'll carry on with three flower card ideas today.

I used the NEW Aberdeen Branches die for my first card...die cut in green, then used scraps of yellow and orange to cut extra flowers and the butterfly.  Trim those cuts and glue in the centers to the green cut.

The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps clear set 'Into the Words'. 

I used a white Signo Broad gel pen on the little white flowers and Ranger White Enamel to make the green 'buds' white.

 

Here's a close up so you can see a little better...

 

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How about a CAS card using the NEW Pennington Rose die and NEW Kindness of People stamp...I love how this turned out. The beauty of a single Rose! :D

 

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And one more card using the NEW Row of Poppies die, the NEW Open Studio Postage Rectangle Layers die set and the NEW Open Sudio Party Time Clear Stamp set. Poppies are layered on one of the Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers dies.

 

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All three cards are A2 size. 

Thanks for visiting us today! Happy card-making weekend to you!  

  

04/28/2015

Tue 28

Spring Forest Archway...

 

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Hi everyone! Pam here... The NEW Archway Forest dies...so neat! When I first saw them, I knew, I had to have them for scenes!  : )   Then I decided I had to make them up for Spring! 

My next idea was to inlay the NEW Small Forest Archway die so I could stamp over the top of it!  Awesome, right?!  Don't you love it?! I do!  You have to try it!


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Photos just don't do it justice!  

The stamp I used is the NEW Happiness stamp.

I die cut the NEW Grand Forest Archway diepopped it up by just putting mounting squares, that I cut in half on the tree trunks, top to bottom.

Die cut and shape the flowers from the Blooming Border die and glue them on here and there for the blooms on the trees.

Yes, it had to have a butterfly! I die cut and shaped with my fingers, the smallest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio die.

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, they are always appreciated!

 

  

04/23/2015

Thu 23

Shabby Chic Spring card class with Pam...

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here...to share the cards from my Shabby Chic Spring class.  I had nine awesome stampers in the a.m. class, April 11th at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA and we had a great time!  

 

Here I am giving instructions...

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On your mark, get set, go!  machines lined up and ready!

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I was so happy with these cards...Memory Box dies, Dark Vanilla, Parchment, Kraft and Pool notecards and pattern papers...so pretty!  

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I wish you all could've been there! :D  Thank you Scrapmania for having me come!  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  

 

 

 

 

04/15/2015

Wed 15

Distressed Windham Collage and English Rose Bouquet...

 

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Welcome to the third day of the Memory Box Spring 2015 Collection Blog Blitz! Pam here... I'm sure you are enjoying the show and have a lot on your wish list already!  One of you will be the lucky winner of the NEW English Rose Bouquet die I'm using today!  

*Comment on this post and all the other blog blitz posts until Sunday, April 19 at 11:50 p.m. Eastern time, for lots of chances to win!*  Winners will be posted here on Monday, April 20th.

For my card today, I die cut one of the corners from the NEW Open Studio Distressed Windham Collage die set twice. Once in the upper left corner and then again in the bottom right corner of a 4 in. x 5 1/4 in. piece of parchment card-stock. I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz paper distresser tool.  Then I inked most of the piece with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini round ink blending tool. I spattered with Walnut ink and Metallic Gold spray ink.

 

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I die cut the English Rose Bouquet die in Parchment card-stock and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. The flowers are the RV 90 series and the leaves are the BG 90 series. 

I hope I can explain what I did without it being confusing.  Here goes...

* I leave the rose cut in the die after I cut it, this is one time I hope the pieces stick in the die (if any of the pieces come out I stick them back in the die)

* With the wide yellow frog tape (painters tape), I put pieces of the tape over the die cut card-stock  I left in the die (tape goes adhesive down on the wrong side of the card-stock and extends over the edges)

* Now I remove the die cut from the die and all the pieces stick to the frog tape

* Take the outline part of the die off the tape and color it

* The flower petals I left on the frog tape and colored

I know, this is getting long...do you want me to carry on?!  : )  ok!

* After coloring lay your outline die cut wrong side up and put mounting squares all over it in strategic places so they will be overlapping all the lines.  I cut mounting squares in half for this and yes, it takes a lot but it's worth it!

* Now turn your colored outline die cut right side up and you're ready to place all the colored petals into the rose outline.  The rose petals will all stick to the mounting squares.  YES!

*  Add mounting squares to your leaves and place it on the background piece 

* Add mounting squares to the background piece and place it on an A2 Juniper notecard

 

Here's the inside!

 

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I die cut the NEW Pennington Rose Border die in Juniper card-stock, glued it to the top and  stamped the words, happy birthday from the NEW Party Time stamp set

Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of the blog blitz... stay tuned!  More to come and be sure to check out and comment on all the posts all week, Monday through Friday!  You could be a winner!

 

04/02/2015

Thu 02

Florina Corner meets Prim Poppy....

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here sharing a very Spring-like color card today!

I die cut the Florina Corner, Prim Poppy and Shaker Rectangle Frame dies in Black card-stock and glued them together.

I die cut one of the Studio Rectangle Layers dies in Pool card-stock and glued it to the back of the glued together black pieces.

I die cut the smaller Forest Hummingbird die in White card-stock and using a thin mounting square, adhered it over a flower.

 

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Then I adhered the rectangle to a white A-2 card base.

Tied  hemp twine around and in a bow.  Added three enamel dots.

That's it!  Fabulous dies together and don't you love this pool color?!  I do!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Easter to you and yours!

 

03/20/2015

Fri 20

Lydia and Sorona Butterflies with Bloomington Border…

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here...with news!  Classes coming up in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Saturday, April 11th at Scrapmania.  I'm posting a peek today... or maybe I should say a tease!  More info coming soon and I'll post the info on the class page here as soon as I have the times. 

Thanks for stopping by!  More ideas in the new Memory Box 'Look Book'  HERE.

 

 

03/18/2015

Wed 18

View our Spring Look Book!

 

 

 

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Time to get inspired for Spring projects! 

Memory Box Design team member Pam Sparks has created a delightful collection of projects using our favorite dies from the new 2015 collection - and we have created a digital book to share!
All dies are listed for each colorful project - enjoy an up close look at 
all of Pam's imaginative creations! Feel free to share the link to the book with your crafting friends!


To see the Spring Look Book, 
click on the picture above or the link below to view:

Memory Box Spring 2015 Look Book