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Sending Thanks with the Woodland Heart Frame
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to the second day of our Blog Blitz celebrating all things LOVE with the newest Memory Box Collection to kick off 2019.  

After the holidays in December, I find that I always need more thank you cards than I have prepared.  Luckily for me the 2019 valentines dies and clear stamps arrived just in time to create something new!  Today's cards features these dies and stamps.

  • WOODLAND HEART FRAME  4" square die 94121 (NEW from Memory Box)


  • tiny "thanks" from BEST LIFE TYPEWRITER SENTIMENTS Clear Stamp Set CL5237 (NEW from Memory Box)


  • "Sending" and "Love" from SENDING LOVE Clear Stamps Set CL8126 (from Birch Press Design)


  • THANKS JOTTED SCRIPT dies 94011 (from Memory Box summer 2018)


  • HEART SPRINKLES die 94112 (NEW from Memory Box)


This first card is 4" X 4".  I cut down an A2 card to fit the 4" square die cut and the 4" square of Bubblegum Distressed Dot paper under it.

I snipped the prongs off a pink glittery heart brad and attached it with a foam dot over the heart space in the trees.  I cut the background outline "thanks" from more of the Bubblegum paper and used a glue pen to add the narrower "thanks" from the same brown cardstock I used for the Woodland Heart Frame before gluing the sentiment over the trees circle.  

And then I did something different with the inside of the card using the Heart Sprinkles die.  IMG_1018

I thought it might be a fun twist to use this die to cut the inside of the card where I will write a message on more of the Bubblegum paper. I've often added die cuts to the inside of cards but this is the first time I actually cut a design into the inside of the card itself.

I used red and white dotted paper (single-sided) to back that panel (which then left white space on the back of the card for more room to write) and added a 4" square scrap patterned paper on the left panel.  I then stamped "Love" in VersaClair Pinecone ink.  I saved all of the tiny hearts that cut out and may enclose them as a kind of confetti inside the card when I mail it.

For this second card I used just the inside circle from the Woodland Heart Frame, cut from white cardstock, and mounted on a panel of Cranberry Distressed Dots paper.  Again I added a pink glittery heart brad and the "thanks" sentiment cut from the two papers.

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Inside  I added more of the dot paper on the left and a rose-decorated scrap on the right before cutting that rose panel with the Heart Sprinkles die.  I placed more of the dot paper under the cut-out hearts and also covered the back of the card with it.  (note:  When I used this card to send to a friend, I added a smaller piece of light pink paper on top of the red dots paper on the inside left panel in order to write a longer message.)


I had a little difficulty with this third card.  As I was poking out the last tiny pieces from the square frame I tore one of the corners.  Rather than sacrificing the whole thing, I cut the frame in half and glued it to the 4" X 5 1/4" Bubblegum dot paper panel.  I added the inner tree circle under it.  I had a white die cut  heart left from the last card which I colored with a hot pink Tombow marker  before gluing it into the heart space.  I added "Sending thanks" as the stamped sentiment using VersaClair Pinecone ink.  On the inside I layered a piece of Bubblegum dot paper onto more of the brown cardstock and stamped "Love" in the lower right corner.


Once I photographed everything I sat down on New Year's Day to write my thank you notes in order to post them on the 2nd.  My next task is to design some valentine cards for a workshop later this month at my town's senior center.  With so many new stamps and dies in the valentines release, that will be fun!!!

Please leave your comments on this post and you could be the winner of the WOODLAND HEART FRAME DIE!  Comments close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 and winners from each day of the Blog Blitz will be announced on Monday the 14th on the Outside the Box blog at 6 PM.  Be sure to check all of the posts this week and leave comments for chances to win prizes!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Que bellas lucen muy lindas los papeles que usaste hermosos. Felicitaciones y seguro que la vas a pasar muy bien en el taller la colección Valentine's está Muy Preciosa

I love all of your cards, Anne! Pinks/reds are my favourite colours! Adorable cards! Happy 2019 to you!

Anne I love your pretty cards! I’m inspired by how you decorated the inside with hearts too. Very fun.

These are all lovely and the new dies are fabulous & pretty. I LOVE your last card! I think our mistakes turn out to be the best ones most of the time. lol

Love your cards, Anne. The Woodland Heart die is really pretty and lends itself for many uses in card making. Would love to win it and thanks much for the chance!

Cute cards with this lovely frame.

This die is so versatile!

Wonderful cards! Love your added detail to the insides of the cards! Love these new frame dies - so many possibilities!

Great sentiments and one of my favorite things is to walk in our woods.

Wonderful cards!!! I love the new Woodland Heart Frame die!!

Super cards! The Woodland Heart Frame is very cool. How fun to add the Heart Sprinkles to the inside of the card.

These are so lovely!!! And you really showed how versatile these dies are, too!!

lovely set of cards!

Such beautiful cards! The colors are brightening up this dreary gray weather.

Like this die so much and what nice cards !

Wow did you get creative with this die! I love how you decorated the inside of the card as well as the outside. That's something I need to try sometime.

Wonderful cards! Thank you!

Awesome cards! Love that you decorated the insides also.

The Woodland heart frame die is so pretty! I would be able to make so many lovely cards with it.

You used this die for such beautiful Thank You and Valentine cards! I love dies that can be used for a lot of different occasions and designs..and this is a great one!

Gorgeous cards! I love the Woodland Heart Frame Dies! So many possibilities!

Beautiful cards! I love this die! I also like how you decorated the insides of the cards.

Your inside decoration is as gorgeous as outside, love the die totally!

Beautiful cards and what a nice and pretty surprise to the recipient when they open the card!!

As always, great cards Anne.

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