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2 posts from September 2012

Fri 14

Ghosts in the Garden

P1010254The Poppystamps Grand Madison Window 815 is just perfect for the Memory Box Ghost Trio 98376 and a bat from the Memory Box Swooping Bats 98409 set.  View the Memory Box Dies here.

Stamp a quick greeting - Memory Box Spooky Halloween B1807 - and your card is ready to send!


  • Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window Die 815
  • Memory Box Dies - Ghost Trio 98376, Swooping Bats 98409
  • Memory Box Spooky Halloween B1807
  • Memory Box Nightfall 6x6 Set (background)
  • Memroy Box Mango Moroccan (greeting)
  • Memory Box Licorice Cardstock
  • Memory Box Jack o' Lantern Notecard and Envelope
  • ColorBox Wicked Black Archival Dye Inkpad
  • Foam Dots
  • Cardboard Scrap (greeting signpost)
  • Diecut Machine and Plates

Have a great weekend!



Sun 02

Grow, Garden, Grow

The Poppystamps Veggie Border Die 843, sunshine and crisp Key Lime Gingham create a colorful card here today.  It's a chef's dream garden - carrots, radishes and beets perfectly-spaced and ready for a summer meal.  (I think my "beets" are actually turnips, but I found the perfect beet colors in Clearsnap's ColorBox Brights Paintbox set - so let's have beets today.)


Emboss the Veggie Border on 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used the Big Kick multi-purpose platform with Tab 2 flipped away, Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate, cutting plate, die face-up, watercolor paper smooth-side-down, rubber embossing mat and another cutting plate. "Harvest" a carrot and a beet from each end of the border to fit an A2 card.


Diecut a piece of vellum for a stencil - it doesn't absorb the ink and it's thin enough to create a clean, crisp image.  Ink the embossed design with a clip chalk applicator and pom-poms - and the Brights Paintbox set of blendable pigment inks.  Emboss the inked image with detail clear powder.  


Diecut "grow!" diagonally from Key Lime Gingham with the Memory Box Parker Lower Alphabet Die 98363 and attach it to Parsley Cardstock.  Diecut Memory Box Fringe Circle 98268 from Sunflower Cardstock.  

Cut a 4.25" x 1.75" strip of Key Lime Cardstock.  Attach the pieces to a Dill Notecard, using foam dots for the greeting.  Coordinate the card with a matching Dill Envelope.

View the Memory Box Dies here - they're great with Poppystamps dies on cards, layouts and mixed media projects.  Have fun with this card - blend the inks to match your favorite veggie varieties!