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Awesome Lilacs
by Penny Ward


Hello and welcome to the last day of our Memory Box Blog Blitz. So happy you have stopped by and I am hoping you have checked out all the new dies and stamps that are now available at you favorite retailer. This stamp set I am using today Spring Lilacs has soooo much to offer. Adorable flowers for Summer and Spring, pretty leaves to use now or in the Fall, and great sentiments to use year round.


Here is how I made this card:


Start with a white case card. I always make my base cards the same...cut white cardstock 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half.

Cut a white cardstock panel 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Ink this panel with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and Cracked Pistachio...I know the color sounds awful together, but it really works. Now flick a little water across this panel and let dry. Adhere inked panel to card base.




Cut white cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches and die cut with Pinpoint Double Frame as shown.  Use a scoring board to emboss a few lines along the left side of card, then adhere to card base.



Stamp and die cut the Spring Lilacs. Color with Spectrum Noir markers VB1,  VB3 as well as AB1, AB3 and the leaves with YG1 and YG3.

Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment onto Vellum.

Add a bow to the flowers and drops of Glossy White Crystal Drops to flower centers. (white drops take on the color of the alcohol marker after they dry)


So.....which dies or stamps are your favorite?

Please leave me a comment before Midnight May 14th (that's today) and I will be giving away the Spring Lilacs stamp set to one very lucky person.


Happy Crafting,




LOVING your BEAUTIFUL Card!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Pinpoint Double Frame Die!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Gorgeous card. Your design is so beautiful and I love the colours. You know I really can't chose a favourite from this release. I love all the sea creatures and great punny sentiments, but I also love the sentiment dies and all the stitching and pinpoints dies are also fabulous. I just can't pick a favourite.

It's impossible to pick one favorite, but I'm always drawn to flower dies and stamps....since I'm pretty allergic to most flowers, this is my way of getting to enjoy them up close. LOL

Pretty card today...as always.

Super beautiful - love the stamping here on Vellum - the pin point and of course the flower is adorable - TFS

Your card is great! So far this Spring Lilac stamp and die is my favorite of the new release. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

Penny, this card is beautiful. I really appreciate all that went into the background, frame making. That would definitely enchance my card-making. The lilac set is beautiful and this whole blog blitz has been wonderful. Happy Mother's Day!

Gorgeous card...I really love the colors and the lilac die. So pretty!

This is my favorite stamp of this release, Penny, and you've shown it off beautifully! Love it in blue!

Love lilacs and this pretty stamp. Your card is gorgeous !

Your card is beautiful! I'm loving the lilac stamp set!

Oh so pretty Penny! Love it ALL but I have to admit Lilacs are one of my fav. flowers because of their fragrance. I SO wished they lasted throughout the summer....

Great job! I haven't got any of the new oxide inks but I can't wait to try this when I do. My favourite items of this release are the double pinpoint frames and circles, they add just the right texture and interest without bulk!

Love your card, Penny and LOVE the lilac stamp. Unfortunately I have allergies so can't have the real flowers in my home but really, really do love them as they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the stamp!

Love this sweet lilac creation and the addition of textures made it more beautiful!

Beautiful card! I love the Spring Lilacs set! My lilac bush for the first time this year! Such a lovely fragrance!

Lilacs are my favorite spring flower & your card is gorgeous, Penny! Thanks for a chance to win!

Gorgeous card! Love the colors you choose for the lilacs.

What a sweet little stamp set and beautiful card. My favorite die so far is the Pinpoint frame for a subtle bit of detailing!

What pretty card, I think that dotted die is neat it just adds that little something. And the lilacs makes me think Spring is finally here in Wisconsin.

Gorgeous card! Love the background and the frame, perfect for the beautiful lilacs.

Really pretty card, love the color you used for the lilacs.

Cute card.

Oh, this is beautiful. Gorgeous card!

Lovely card!! Great stamp set!!

Love the colors of this card. That lilac Stamp tools do fun!

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