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1/28/2014

Memory Box Twiggy Tree Valentine

Good Morning lovely visitor, hope you have a nice cup of something warm & let's have a little chat. A bit too cold to swing on the front porch, but we can pull up a chair by the fireplace and enjoy some coffee or latte, or whatever fits your fancy.

I saw this lovely card at Selma's Stamping Corner when I was trying to remember how to use the Memory Box Heart Canopy for the tree on the card today. Just went back trying to find the specific card so I could be sure to thank Selma for my inspiration, and My Goodness Gracious, I got lost just wandering around looking at her wonderful art. I've got to have some time to really enjoy her blog, but first I have some commenting to do, 4 on-line classes to catch up, and get this card scheduled to post! Thanks Selma for some marvelous inspiration & can't wait to return for a long lovely browse.


- Memory Box Twiggy Tree (98143) die cut from silver mirror paper (a piece that I've been trimming from for a bit, so I'm calling this one a snippet too. I used all of the bits on the snowflakes from the Rudolph Peace card. So the tiny bits have gone into the trash, and I'll have to hunt up another piece of silver.

- MB Heart Canopy (98283) using a white K&Company 12x12 Specialty Paper. (it's white with light silver floral motifs, and this pack is a NBUS - also VOS)

- lightweight red glitter paper(snippet) taped on the back. Tried to zoom to show how these red hearts glitter, but it blurred.

- Layers adhered to black glitter paper (center removed with a square die to save layers).

- EK Success punch on the corners (another boo-boo. I tried to use a pretty MS corner punch which worked great on 3 corners; messed up on the 4th, and basically chewed the corner. I should know better than to try this since the punch was cutting through the white & red glitter papers). Used snippets of the red glitter to cut cover up corners, added a pearl to decorate.

- red velvet paper c/stock (from inside of a box but it diecut well) used to cover the white square card base.  Again removed the part under the motifs & used it on the Rudolph Owls card. Used a tiny snippet of this c/s to punch the hearts - and surprisingly, this punched quite well. This was an old Paper Studio punch and I was amazed that it punched out as the velvet covering on the card backing is a bit thick. Bet the MS punch wouldn't have done so!

Think this will be for Sweetie as he hasn't seen it yet. Other than my chewed up corner, I liked this card. Hope you will too.

I managed to use up some more snippets on this card, so it will be submitted to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground, Week 109. Since this is a scheduled post, I will edit when the post is live, to finish the linking process. Thanks for your visit & have a lovely day. Hugs.


24 comments:

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Mary. I do love that die, but I'm sitting on my hands at the moment as I've come across loads of stuff that has never seen the light of day. How long this will last I have no idea, but the more I rearrange my craft room the more I am finding. I think a fairy bought things when I was asleep. Enjoy your evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Pat said...

This is a great Memory Box die Mary, makes a lovely centrepiece. The lovely red glittery corners look good, and the extra pearls you have used go just perfectly. I'm sure this will be a big hit! A really gorgeous card. x

Benzi said...

Ooh, what an awesome tree full of hearts and love. I love the tree done in the silver mirror paper. Oh, those punches can be so fickle. They may or may not work with certain paper, may or may not decide to punch at all. Ugh!

You're taking four online classes? Oh my goodness, that would take up some time. But, I can imagine it would be very enjoyable.

Redanne said...

That tree is absolutely stunning Mary and I love those beautiful corners you created too. I have just finished the Online Card Class - Stenciling and really enjoyed it, hope you enjoy yours. Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have that Memory Box die as well and honestly, I've not used it. I thought it might be pesky to line up and do justice to, but now that I see yours in action I realize that I am just making excuses. This is so pretty and sparkly. You fixed up your corners so nicely that no one will know there was a punch gone awry there. Great card!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love, love the tree and canopy of hearts!! It looks absolutely amazing!! You covered up the corner perfectly!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Christine Harrop said...

This is a fabulous card Mary. I have seen the die but never seen it actually used, and it looks great. Hugs Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

Please, please tell me you didn't trash the tiny white heart cut outs!!!! If you hadn't of told about the corners we wouldn't ave known. Hugs Mrs A.

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Mary, Man!! You certainly give yourself plenty to do.
4 on-line classes good for you.
I saw that die and was very tempted, I am trying not to buy too much just now. Well that was the plan on Monday and it is still just Tuesday.
Hugs

Patricia xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Mary, l have been missing a few days and trying to catch up a bit. I LOVE this card it is stunning those dies are just beautiful. I have enjoyed a cuppa while reading your post today. Take care and l am sure your gorgeous card will be appreciated x Susan x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card - packing some major glittery goodness. Love the silver tree base! I hear you with those punches, and why is it always the last that doesn't seem to cooperate? I'm sure DH will love it!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

Very pretty card - although I don't see a chewed up corner......

Hugs,
Kay

Jean Straw said...

Lovely die cuts making a super card, You must have a pile of heart shaped confetti !! I love all the cutouts with the red glitter showing through.
Jean x

Irene said...

Mary, thank you so much fr your kind comment. I really appreciate it.
The tree is beautiful, and I love the little hearts, the boo boo looks perfect to me.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sheila H said...

The red, the sparkle and the pearls are a beautiful combination. The design is so dynamic - tbe tree and heart canopy make a great focal image. Your sweetie will love it.

Hazel said...

Mary this is very pretty, I do love that die. Hazel x

Carol L said...

Beautiful!! That's what this card is!! I love the explosion of hearts and the little silver tree!! The corners look so pretty too with all that sparkle and pizzazz!! Great Valentine for the hubs!!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card! I love the heart canopy...it is so beautiful.

Gail said...

This is very pretty!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Valentine -- I think perhaps you like Valentines better than Halloween - boo humbug to you Miss Mary!!
Sandy xx

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Mary, love all of the red shades, Cathy x

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this card is gorgeous! I love that tree and that canopy of hearts!! Your photo corners are so pretty, they look like hearts with wings and the pearl looks fabulous. You are getting those snippets used up real good! Stay warm!! Hugs!

Karen Petitt said...

Just had a lovely big mug of tea and am enjoying browsing through your gorgeous creations from the last couple of days. That is such a beautiful card Mary, love that die! Hope the snow doesn't get too bad for you, I know it's hit north of you very hard as it's been on BBC. We are having a lot, a whole lot of rain over here and I think I would prefer the snow lol! x

MaggieC said...

That is a very pretty card, and good to use those snippets. I am hoping to get something done tomorrow, once the dogs have been trimmed and bathed - not by me, but by a lovely lady who brings her big van and parks it on the drive. She takes out a dirty long haired shaggy dog and brings back a lovely short haired sweet smelling dog. Have a good week and see you in the playground. xx Maggie