Here are some of the cards I've designed recently - this one is from the Poppystamps Blog. It combines dies from Poppystamps and Memory Box. They are perfect together, and the Memory Box cardstock in shades of Wisteria, Aloe, Violet and Thistle make it oh-so-easy to create a spring card.
Memory Box and Poppystamps dies are great for cutting felt too - like these flowers, cut with the Memory Box Fabulous Phlox Die 98511. The card is posted on our Design Team Blog - view the details here.
Here's a design that was embossed instead of diecut - for a crisp white-on-white look. Details are posted here on Outside the Box.
Combine the new Small Felicity Frame and the favorite Small Debutante Frame to create the perfect backdrop for a set of sweet candy jars. The Small Felicity Frame is perfect for A-2 cards and adds a whimsical flourish to any background without overwhelming your design. View the 2013 Collection here.
Here's another idea for the Small Felicity Frame Die:
The two hearts are cut with the detachable 'inner' hearts from the Precious Heart Box Die. They're attached to the center of the die with little breakaway tabs.
View the directions for this card in our gallery of ideas right here.
The Orchard Tree Frame 98300, Debutante Frame 98297 and Heart Delights 98280 from 2012 meet up with some great new dies from the 2013 Collection. Featured here are Resting Birds 98527, Set of Swings 98463 and Large Typewriter Lower Case Alphabet 98439. View the new collection here.
Cards, calendars and mini-books just don't seem complete without at least one or two diecuts...put a Memory Box diecut on it and make it an extra-special Valentine!
Hi - hope you enjoyed our blog blitz on Outside the Box this week - and that you commented on each designer's post to enter the daily drawings for the new Memory Box Dies. Here's a Valentine card I did for the blitz. View the 2013 Collection here.
Here's a design that combines something(s) old with something(s) new. The new dies are the Grand Oak Tree 98462 and Set of Swings 98463. The hearts are cut from red felt with the classic Heart Delights 98260 from the 2012 Collection. The assorted 'x' and 'o' pieces are cut with the Parker Upper Alphabet 98364 and Parker Lower Alphabet 98363.
Big thanks to everyone who took today's Valentines by Design class at the Bellevue Impress - it was great seeing you again and catching up on everything you've been doing
Let ribbon candy, candy jars and pretty colors highlight your Valentine's Day celebration with Memory Box Dies and papers. Candy Jar, Tall Canning Jar, Vintage Apothecary Jar, Heart Delights and Ribbon Candy Border are the perfect combination of sweetness - no fat, calories or carbs!
See the great new products in the Memory Box 2013 Collection right here.
We're having a new product release blog blitz on Outside the Box - it starts on Monday, Janurary 7th. The Design Team has selected their favorite new products to spotlight and we can't wait to share our ideas with you. Visit the blog - lovingly referred to as OTB - throughout the week for great projects, techniques and prizes!
If the 25th is approaching too quickly for you - opt out of Christmas cards and make New Year cards instead. They're sure to be noticed - and appreciated!
The Cityscape Silhouette, Cityscape Nightline and Parker Number Set Dies are the perfect way to welcome 2013.
The silver circle behind the numbers is from the Blooming Rosette and Center Set. I've included it - and a completed rosette - here for reference. I'll be using the rosette on another New Year card. It's the perfect rosette die because it makes either a petaled rosette - or a classic medallion with a straight edge. It also scores the paper instead of perforating it - so you can trim it to create a smaller rosette too.
A bit of Ocean Spray Glitter from Clearsnap adds sparkly highlights.
The solid Classic Pear and intricate Embellished Pear overlay dies quickly transition between the seasons and become a great combination for holiday cards too. The leaf and stem - part of the Classic Pear set - realistially accent the pear when cut from Dill Cardstock and recycled cardboard. It's outlined and shaded with Pink Sky from the ColorBox Chalk Limited Edition Collection.
Diecut a simple "noel" from Cranberry Cardstock using the Classic Lower Alphabet set (yes, it's upside-down here!) - and layer everything over a background of Distressed Jingle Bells stamped in ColorBox Chalk Guacamole Limited Edition Ink.
Here's a card from the Poppystamps Blog - with a combination of Memory Box and Poppystamps products:
Don't just put a bird on it - add a Santa Hat and Flowering Winterberry Branch too! It's easy to do all of that with the new Madeline Bird 98424 and Flowering Winterberry 98391 from the 2012 Holiday Collection - and the Santa Hat 98232, a favorite from 2011 I diecut the hat from felt, adding a double layer of the white for extra dimension.
The Cherry ColorBox Premium Dye Inkpad is a true Christmas red - perfect with Simply Wonderful B1870 for a quick greeting.
It's hard to imagine a Memory Box card without a diecut - it would look as though something's missing. They are great for masking, embossing and stenciling too - or back diecut Memory Box papers with lightweight chipboard to accent your cards and layouts.
The previous card featuring the Classic Pear Die was so easy I thought I'd share a quick Christmas thank you variation of it. If you have the coversheets from any of the Memory Box 6x6 holiday sets you'll be able to create a bunch of these in just a few miniutes (and congratulate yourself for recycling something from your stash of papers!). The Yuletide set is used for this card.
Just diecut the coversheet, at an angle, and ink the edges of the pear with Pinetree. Cut stem from the narrow strip of the brown print on the right, and cut the leaf from the green starburst print in the set. Ink the edges of the leaf with Pinetree. Attach the pieces to the back of the pear.
Use the Metal Adapter Plate with the other plates required for thin metal dies and cut Scrip Thanks from the red and brown Yuletide print.
Cut, score and fold a 5" square card of Thistle Gingham. Asemble the card - attach "thanks" at a slight angle. The Retro Border Die was used here to diecut the red accents - you can also use pieces from the Crystalline or Ornament Border Dies.
Memory Box Products
Yuletide 6x6 Set
Classic Pear Die 98392
Retro Border Die, Crystalline Border Die 98179 or Ornament Border Die 98417