NEW Open Studio We Wish You Die Set 30064 ("christmas" attached inside the card)
NEW Woodland Oval Die 99185
Open Studio Rectangle Layers Die Set 30033
Pool Distressed Dots Signature Pattern
Hope you like the contrast of the sparkly red glittered craft foam birds and the plush red velvet greeting. The Pool Distressed Dots Signature Pattern creates the illusion of a soft snowy background. Attach everything to a 5" x 7" card of crisp white cardstock. Add gold sequins...and that's it!
A special note to Jenny-the-stamping-engineer and the other great students....yes FIVE gold sequins, not my usual three!
Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details - and more holiday designs.
Have you posted your card for this month's Red, White and Blue Challenge? The deadline is 11:59 PM EST...tonight! View the details - and great entries - here.
I wanted to share another card that I will be teaching at The Stamp Addict in San Diego on Saturday Aug. 1st in my Memory Box Holiday Cards class.
I used my Micron pen to draw some eyes on each bat!
I used the Glue Gloss pen to glue all the pieces down...I love that little lipgloss like sponge tip applicator, it is so easy to use!
So please tell me you see the smiley face! :)
And I even put the extra bat on the inside so when the recipient opens the card they get a little batty surprise!
I used the Uppercase Alphabet Soup and Stitched Halloween Circle Frame Die sets for this card.
This was a fun, quick card for Halloween that isn't spooky at all!!! I hope you like it! Remember if you would like to join me for the class on Aug. 1st and you are in the San Diego area, just give the store a call to reserve your seat!
It's time for some cake and a party time celebration! Thanks for stopping by - Jean Okimoto here this evening.
Don't save the new Stitched Happy Holiday Square Frame for winter cards...use it for celebrations throughout the year. The "holiday" portion of the die is separate and interchangeable so you can mix and match typestyles, backgrounds and colors. I've combined it with the "birthday" from the Open Studio Party Clear Set.
Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid and Sunflower Yellow Inkpads
Memento Morocco Pigment Inkpad
Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists for today's birthday card - and more.
Have you shopped at Dave and Monica Brethauer's Birch Press Design store recently? It's an online collection of beautiful, classic must-haves for your home, gifting and entertaining. View the new collection there - then return to the "Birch Press and Another Prize" post on Outside the Box and tell us what your favorite new item is. You'll be entered in a drawing for a small flame rolling pin - perfect for summer tarts! View the details here. Hurry... the entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on July 26th.
Have a great weekend - see you again on Wednesday!
Hi there - looking for a way to use the other section of the new Blooming Poppy Die? We used the left side in my previous post - now we get to play with a beautiful butterfly and some glitter. Jean Okimoto here today with a flowery summer design for you.
Brilliance Inkpads - Pearlescent Lime, Orange, Coral and Thyme - and Sunflower Yellow and Rocket Red Gold
Watercolor the background with diluted Angel Pink and Dandelion inks. Daub the diecut with Brilliance inks. Cut the large Cascadia Butterfly from Scor-Tape. Attach it behind the Blooming Poppy butterfly and brush glitter onto the adhesive.
Here's a quick tip for you. The Pinpoint Rectangle Layers add a perfect frame to any design. Use it to cut custom-sized greeting shapes too. Stamp the greeting and cut it with the one of the smaller dies - then trim off any excess using just one edge of a larger die.
Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists for today's project - and other designs from our new release.
Christmas in July is always so fun! Pamhere...I kinda got off the beaten path color scheme wise with this card but never fear...keep scrolling and you'll find more traditional colors with the same dies.
Here's the NEW Chatfords Wreath combined with some other Memory Box dies. Check out the links at the bottom of the post.
I die cut the wreath two times from two different green card-stocks, kept all the pieces and just interchanged them between the two cards.
I love how these cards turned out! So fun... there is another, different one on my blog that I posted earlier in the week... just click on my name to see it too.
The white just makes it pop! Some pearls and Liquid pearls and it's time to celebrate! or bust out singing a carol or two! : )
Good Afternoon! Christmas In July is in full swing at the store I teach at CraftFancy. So we are all very inspired by the fun stuff Memory Box and Poppy have come up with. Everyone is humming Christmas Carols and plotting their holiday projects! It always makes for a fun little break in the Summer festivities.
Greetings everyone! We finished our Blog Blitz last Friday, but we will continue to show you ideas for using all the new products during the weeks to come.
We also wanted to continue our celebration of the new holiday release, so we are offering the chance to win another prize. This time you could win a Small Flame Rolling Pin from Birch Press Design.
Interested in winning the rolling pin? All you have to do is visit the Birch Press What's New section and take a look at the new products. Then, return to this post and leave a comment below letting us know which one is your favorite. It's that easy! You have until Sunday, 26th at 11:59 EST to enter. Good luck!
Congrats to all of the Holiday Blitz prizewinners - enjoy your wonderful dies! Jean Okimoto here today with some soft pretty colors - and a bit of sparkle for you. I love the new Blooming Poppies Die - here's just a portion of it. I'll use the other beautiful, delicate section on another card.
Paint watercolor paper with overlapping shades of pink, blue, green, teal and yellow Peerless Watercolors. Air-dry it. Spritz it with Sheer Shimmer Spritz and air-dry it again.
Cut it with a Pinpoint Rectangle Layer. Cut the left portion of the Blooming Poppies from Cherry Blossom - leave a ½" wide border at the bottom. Trim the border with the scalloped Country Border die.
Cut "imagine" from Granny Smith - leave in it the die. Attach ¼" wide Scor-Tape horizontally across the back of the diecut and cut it again to cut the adhesive.
Attach the pieces to a top-folded A-2 card of white cardstock. Attach a clear mini-sequin over the first "i" in "imagine." Attach pale pink sequins. Coordinate the card with a matching Cherry Blossom Envelope.
Spring seems to have come and gone so quickly this year...remember all of the great dies and stamps from the Spring Release in April? They're featured - along with favorites from the January release - in the July Look Book. I'm thrilled/happy/excited to share my just-released Look Book with you today! I hope you like it - actually, I hope you love it.
Thanks Dave - and everyone at Memory Box - for your great editing and photography - and for inviting me to share my ideas with everyone. I love the cool, quirky titles you gave each card too.
Special thanks to everyone who took the Holidays with Memory Box Class at Impress last week - I loved designing cards with the new release and hope you enjoyed the class! I'll be teaching the class again at 1:30 on August 29, after the new Cool Winter Wishes class at 10:30 that day.
Thanks for stopping by - see you again on Saturday!
Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog, Outside the Box! We have a brand new release and I'm feeling like celebrating a little Christmas in July! Today's card is a monochromatic study with subtle texture (which is a little hard to see in the photo, but it's there)!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by during our blog blitz and left us comments. We really appreciate it and hope you were inspired by the new 2015 Holiday Collection. We will be continuing to highlight the new products, so please continue to stop by to see what is new!
List of Winners:
From Anne's blog post- patscrap- won the new Forest Crows die
From Laura's blog post- Deanna- won the new Jolly Jack O Lanterns die
From Deborah's blog post- Doris Sexton- who won the Stitched Thank You Square Frame die
From Marnie's blog post- Joanna Carpenter- who won the Wintery Snowflake Bundle die
From Jennifer's blog post- Patt H- who won the Curved Merry Christmas die
From Jean's blog post- 1aquagirl- who won the Shimmering Snowflakes set
From Pam's blog post- KK Hanson- who won the Poinsettia Ribbon die
From Donna's blog post- Laurie Brown- who won the new Poinsettia Ribbon die
From Shelby's blog post- Jacky C- who won the new Snow Burst die
From Jenny's blog post- Mary Myers- who won the new Stitched Mittens die
Congrats again winners!
I just sent you all emails with information on how to collect your prize.
Here are a couple of cards for fall that also make good guy cards. They feature the FOREST CROWS die no. 99197 which is one of my favorites from the new holiday collection. I wanted to try the crows against embossed and debossed backgrounds, so I made my own embossing "folder" using the GARDEN BARE BRANCHES stencil no. 88556. This stencil may be found in the 2015 Holiday Collection as well.
I made a sandwich for my Big Kick that stacked up like this: Multipurpose Platform open to Tab 1; a piece of thin red rubber next (I got mine from a plumbing repair kit but I know there are light brown mats made for this purpose as well); cardstock; the stencil; and two clear cutting plates. I'm sure there are other ways to stack things up to get the same results. You may need to experiment a bit with whatever machine you have. One side up on the paper gives me the embossed branches and flipped over I get the debossed image. I sponged on some ink to show up the results better.
Now I want to try this technique with some of the other Memory Box stencils!