I'm living in a winter wonderland--the ice storm last weekend left everything coated in almost an inch of ice. When the sun is out, it is absolutely spectacular! The downside of all of this: tens of thousands of power outages experienced here in Maine last week. We lost our power first for six hours on Sunday. It went off again Monday at 1 PM and didn't come back on until Thursday morning (the temperature in my apartment was in the 30s by then). My cat Olive and I moved into the main house with my parents on Tuesday morning for winter camping, hauling wood from the shed and water from the brook, and keeping a fire going in the tiny wood cookstove. I'm writing this on Sunday morning in anticipation of losing power again--so much ice already on the trees and power lines and we're expecting a Nor'easter tonight which is forecast to dump 7-11 inches of snow on us.
So what to do when the weather outside is frightful? Create some cards celebrating the beauty of all that ice and snow!
Materials used on all of the cards
Memory Box white notecards
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Cup O' Joe
Frosted Lace Stickles for the ice and snow
Memory Box stamp B1960/CS1960B walking in a winter wonderland
Memory Box stamp E1326 Tree Frame (oriented so the branches are bending down from the weight of the ice)
Memory Box stamp E1419 Snowy Branches
Prismacolor pencil Dark Brown to color the tree
Memory Box stamps
F1890 Berry Tree
D1962/CS1962D Deer Family
These cards really glisten from the Stickles on the top of each branch!
Need some quick party favors for your New Year's eve celebration? The Mini Takeout Box Die is perfect for that. Jean Okimoto here - with an easy way to impress your guests, and send them off with a sweet remembrance of a great party.
Just diecut and assemble the simple boxes, using a mini-brad to attach a strip for the handle. Attach Scor-Tape to gold and silver mirror cardstock, then cut Vintage Bottle and Party Drinks. Add a luscious champagne truffle for a perfect after-midnight treat.
Need some classy confetti too? Just diecut gold mirror cardstock with the versatile Benjamin Border and scatter the pieces. The Metal Adapter Plate makes it quick and easy to cut oodles of instant confetti.
Christmas came - and went - so quickly that it's already time for a New Year card! Jean Okimoto here today, using several of my favorite Memory Box Dies.
The week between the holidays is a busy one, so it's a very simple card - just stamp the background, and diecut the pieces. Cut a stencil of Party Glasses from the plain stencil sheets, then stencil them with Turquoise and emboss them with the sparkly Opalescent Clear Powder. Assemble the card - and that's it!
Hi everyone! Pam here...after the wrapping paper settles, if you're like me, you're thinking about how thankful you are. I don't know about you, but I make a lot of birthday cards. I need to do better about making and sending thank you cards, so here's a start!
I've been thinking about this border die since it was released...I'm really happy with how it turned out for the background, white on white...so wintery looking!
Cut the DeLacie Border die three times from a Memory Box white notecard and glue them to a Memory Box A-2 white Notecard for the background.
Cut the thanks die from glitter silver card-stock.
Cut the Pinecone Corner diefrom Memory Box Dill and Vanilla Bean card-stocks. Trim and layer to fit under the Gardenia focal point.
I mounted the Gorgeous Gardenia to the card with mounting squares. Then arranged the Pinecone Corner cuts behind, gluing the ends flat. Then I added in the Winterberry Sprig cuts, gluing the ends flat also.
I added silver domes in three sizes to the berries on the Winterberry Spring cuts.
Last, I glued the thanks cut on.
Finished card is A-2 size!
Thanks for looking today! 'preciate it and happy after Christmas to you!
I've created another card using "non-traditional" Christmas colors. I really like how this one turned out with the yellow and green.
I hope that everyone has a very special Christmas Eve....it's one of my favorite days of the year...filled with lots of memories. And a special shout out to my brother for his birthday!
Ink up Presents of Joy (D1951) with Black Memento ink and stamp onto white Neenah paper. Let set for a moment.
Color presents with Copic markers. Make sure you color your image on top of clean white paper. Set aside.
Attach Key Lime paper (3 7/8" X 5 1/8") to Licorice paper (4 X 5 1/4). Then attach a piece of Key Lime Gingham paper on top of that about ¼” from the top.
Die cut Ornament Border (98417) from Licorice paper and adhere behind a piece of Fresh Fruit paper (10121)
I dyed some seam binding ribbon using Scattered Straw Distress Ink and some Dylusions Pure Sunshine Ink Spray. I cut an 8" piece and attached it around the Fresh Fruit paper then adhered that to the front of the Key Lime paper. Then, I attached all of this to the front of a Sweet Corn Note Card.
Attach the stamp/colored image to a piece of Licorice paper and attach to the front of the card with foam tape.
Tie a double bow with the remaining seam binding and attach to front of card with a large glue dot.
On a sad note, this is my last post. Because of the responsibilities of my "real" job, I'm unable to continue on the Memory Box Design Team. This is such a sad day for me.... It has been such an honor and a privilege to have been part of this team for the last 4 years. Dave Brethauer is one of the good guys in this paper crafting business. I will miss you all dearly.