It seems like an odd combination - but I love using gray and brown together, especially with a bright pop of metallic red. Here's an idea featuring four dies - Grand Heart 98254, LaRue Heart 98255, Pastry Labels 98107 and Poppystamps Nestled Bird 817.
The Grand Heart and LaRue Heart are cut from prints in the Pixie 6x6 Set. The label is cut from Kraft Cardstock, stamped with Love and Hearts B1423 (hearts are attached to the side of the stamp) in Cranberry ColorBox Pigment Ink and embossed with detail clear powder.
Attach Scor-Tape to scrap red cardstock and diecut Nestled Bird twice - once with the lined tape on the top, and again with the lined tape on the backside. Burnish Clearsnap Cherry Pie Designer Foils onto the adhesive on the right bird - red-foil side up. (Impress sells Designer Foils.) Brush Clearsnap Ruby Slippers onto the adhesive on the left bird.
Layer the heart over strips of Vanilla Bean Distressed Dots and Gingham Cardstock. Attach everything to a Mars Shimmer A2 Card. Attach the greeting strip with antique copper mini-brads. Coordinate the card with a matching Mars Shimmer A2 Envelope.
Stamps, dies and papers from the beautiful 2012 What's in the Box? release will be featured in the Memory Box 2012 classes at the Belleuve (Saturday) and Tukwila (Sunday) Impress stores this weekend. Dave and Monica and their entire team have created their best-ever collection. I know I say this about every release - but you really need to stop by the Impress stores to see what everyone's been talking about. Really.
We're having a Design Team Blitz next week - on the Outside the Box Blog - showcasing the new products in great designs for every occasion. There'll be contests and prizes too - with designer posts several times a day...join us!