94 posts categorized "Pam"

02/28/2015

Sat 28

Coffee To Go...

 

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here with two coffee cards to share...

My first card uses the following dies... all from the 2015 Collection

Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cross Stitched Frames
Splendid Clarkia
Large Coffee on the Go


I know... a real switch for me, using pattern papers!  : )

and one in my favorite colors!


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Dies I used...from the 2015 Collection
Large Coffee on the Go
Stitched Rectangle Layers set
All About the Love set
Cross Stitch My Heart set


Stay warm! Enjoy your coffee and thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

02/18/2015

Wed 18

Make a Wish Candles...

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here with a birthday card using the NEW Make a Wish Candles die set.

I cut the largest candle dies in white cardstock and colored each one with Copic markers and the Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  I used V20, 22, 25, 28, BG11, 32, 34, B00, 01, 02, 04 for the candles,  YR02, 04, 07, 18, 23 for the outer flame and R02, 05, 08 for the center of the flame. I used a white pen on the embossed lines of the candles.

I made the big splats on a white A2 card-base with Wild Honey Distress Stain and colored them with Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker after they dried.

I cut 'happy' from the NEW Share the Happiness die set three times in black, glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue and colored it with Clear Wink Stella Brush Marker.

I mounted the candles to the card-base with 3L mounting squares and glued happy directly to the candles.

The birthday word came from the Happy Birthday Special Combo rubber stamp.  I stamped in Versafine black ink and trimmed around the word. Mounted it to the card with 3L mounting squares.

I love the splats behind the flame! Kinda like a birthday sparkler! lol  Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

01/18/2015

Sun 18

Open Studio All About the Love and More...

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here to share another LOVE card with you on this pleasant Sunday in January!

I started out by cutting three of the NEW Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frame dies and gluing them together with a narrow line of Tombow Mono Multi glue for the white frame.

Using the NEW Open Studio dies, A Lovely Smile, All About the Love and Amazing You dies I created the sentiment.

A heart from the NEW Open Studio set Cherub Hearts was trimmed a bit and glued to the frame.

Then I made the banner from the NEW Open Studio Banner Parade die set.  I love this set!  So many ways to be creative with it! Cut three times, layered together with mono multi glue and stuck on to the card with Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares. 

The hearts were all cut in red from the Banner Parade set also.

I edged the top folding A2 size kraft cardbase with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool. 

That's it!  A CAS valentine to get you in the mood for 'love'! haha

Thanks for stopping by!

01/12/2015

Mon 12

Blog Blitz, Detail Plates Video and a Card...

 

Hi everyone! Pam here... Welcome to the second Blog Blitz post for today!  I have a video and a card to share.  The giveaway die for my post is the NEW Open Studio All About Love Set.  I used one of the dies from the set on my card for the sentiment. 

I LOVE all the heart dies in this release!  I used the Loving Hearts Arch and the Heart Waterfall for the heart between the two Love words.

 

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I kept the leftover stenciled piece from die cutting the rectange on the card in this post, HERE, and trimmed off a sliver to glue on to the left side of my top fold A2 card base.

 

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I die cut the Loving Hearts Arch twice, once in white and once in red.  I glued the white arch to the kraft card base and then glued in the red hearts with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

A sliver of red cardstock over where the arch and dot strip meet.  Easy to trim a strip on your paper trimmer and glue it on with a thin line of the same glue.

Then some red/white twine tied in a knot across the top fold! All my favorite colors and things! 

 

Be sure to comment on this post and all the posts in the blog blitz for a chance to win dies!!!! 

You have until Sunday, January 18th, 11:59 p.m. EST to get your commenting done. Winners will be posted here, Monday, January 19th.  GOOD LUCK!  I hope you win!

 

Next up...a video showing how to use the NEW Memory Box Detail Plates...

  

 

Be sure to click the gear and go up to HD – really makes the video sharper…or click the frame to see it big and the gear to watch in HD.

 

Thanks for stopping by and watching!

 

01/06/2015

Tue 06

love you...

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 Hi everyone! Pam here sharing a couple cards with some of the new 2015 Memory Box release!  

Fabulous new designs and I especially enjoyed creating some 'love' themed cards.

On this first one, I used...

Cross Stitch My Heart

All About Love

Heart Waterfall

 

Click on the photos to see the cross stitch design up close!

 

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My second card is a shaker card.

 

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I used...

Tag You're It Rectangles

Studio Rectangle Layers

Stitched Rectangle Layers

All About Love

 Amazing You

Cross Stitch My Heart

 Library Alphabet Tags

Mini Dots Stencil (on white card-stock I inked up the dots through the stencil with Versamark ink and embossed with Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder)

 

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Both cards are A2 size.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a CAS Happy New Year card that I didn't get posted yet...I love the Word Pop dies and wanted to share this quick idea!  Happy Cloud die and Classic Upper Alphabet die set

 

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Happy Stamping New Year!

12/30/2014

Tue 30

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year...

 

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Pam here with a weather card of sorts! haha! It looks cold but it's full of warm wishes to you and yours for a happy 2015!

I used three Memory Box snowflake dies, Twirling Snowflake, Normandy Snowflake, Lindeman Snowflake, a sprinkle of clear sequins and a sentiment on a fishtail banner I made with the paper trimmer and scissors.

 

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Here's a close up of the shimmery, glittery type cardstocks I used...

It's a sunshiny day...great for taking pictures to show the subtle glistening snowflakes.  You can click on the photos to see them full size.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!

 

12/16/2014

Tue 16

Cabrini Ornament Glitters...

 

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Pam here...I love Christmas!  All the creating, sending and receiving cards...just makes me happy! Here's the Cabrini Ornament die cut in Licorice, Cranberry and Meadow card-stocks and pieced together.  I really like the black outline. I'm so glad I purchased the Pine Needles die!  They just finish the presentation of so many of the winter/Christmas dies.  I glittered with stickles glitter glue... I know... the glitter cheater way! haha

 

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The whimsical touch of bakers twine...just have to stop myself from using it on every card! 

A little Copic coloring on the ornament, holly and berries...

and then that background stamp... so simple but so much!  Merry Background stamp comes wood or cling mount.

The cranberry card-stock rectangle is stamped with the Candy Cane Stripes stamp in red ink.

The kraft card-stock rectangle is stamped with the Mistletoe Bundle stamp in Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

Ranger White Enamel dots on the berries.

The Christmas word is from the Grand Merry Christmas Script die.

An A2 size card - Dill notecard.

 

I'm off to the PO to get a stash of cards in the mail!  Hitch up the sleigh! HOHOHO

All the best to you this happy creating season!

 

11/18/2014

Tue 18

Horse Country...

 

Hello and welcome to Outside the Box blog today! My post is a little bit different this time...I'm sharing two cards I created with Starlitstudio's exclusive new die from Memory Box, called Horse Country.


A Fall card...

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inside...

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and a Winter card...

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inside...

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I used the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape border die in the background on both cards. (I cut off the flag)


On the Fall card I added the small leaf from the Memory Box Marvelous Maple diepoppystamps new Fancy hello die, Trotting Pony die and Country Fence die. On the inside I used the Memory Box Give Thanks Combo stamp (leaves and sentiment) and Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sky and Kraft.

 

On the Winter card I used Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sapphire and White, Ho Ho Holly Leaves die and poppystamps new Vintage Seasons die. I just used the Greetings part on the front and on the inside, I cut the 's' from the end of Season's and stamped the words 'of the' from the Memory Box Wonderful Time Combo stamp.

The Christmas, Winter Horse Country scene card is spattered with white spray ink and then sprayed with Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spray.


I will be making Horse Country up in Spring and Summer versions too!  Thanks for visiting today and Season's Greetings to you!

 

11/14/2014

Fri 14

Limoges Snowflake...

 

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Here's a frosty, freezin' season card for you!  This is one of three cards I taught at the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday morning.  A lot of steps to it but fun results!

I have a video HERE, that shows the embossing technique for how the Snowflake center is done.

I used...

Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

Limoges Snowflake die

Lindeman Snowflake die

Classic Lower Alphabet die set

Lagoon and White A2 notecards

Imagine Crafts irResistable Wedding Dress spray

Imagine Crafts Silver Delicata ink pad

Imagine Crafts large dauber

The snowflake pieces are die cut from Coreindations Opulent Glitter card-stock.

Another Limoges Snowflake card HERE.

The snow is blowing here... wow... how can it be 64˚on Monday and in the 20's a few days later! brrrrr  Makes a gal thankful for heat! 

Stay warm and keep creating!

11/12/2014

Wed 12

merry...

 

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A festive 'merry' card to share today.  I used the Cursive merry die with Wonderful Time Combo stamp and Merry Christmas stamp (just the word Christmas) from the 2014 Holiday release.

I love embossing on vellum... so elegant and classy.  Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.

Die cut the Catalina Wreath die from Cranberry and Dill cardstocks. Clip off the Cranberry flowers with a scissors and glue them to the Dill cut.

Some pearls and Lawn Fawn twine and it's done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!