41 posts categorized "2014 summer collection"

09/03/2015

Thu 03

Juicy Grapes

Good morning to all!  Sherry here with some juicy grapes!

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Most of the action was created on the small layer of white card stock which was cut from one of the Rectangle Layers set.  I swiped Peeled Paint Distress Ink directly onto the Scraped Paint stencil, covering a good portion of it, but leaving some areas without ink.  I spritzed the surface with water, then laid the white card stock onto the stencil, making sure it was lined up straight, and lightly rubbed the back of the card to pick up the color.  I used a heat tool to dry the card before going on to the next step.  I cleaned the stencil, then swiped one area (doesn't matter where) with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, and spritzed again with water.  I took the stenciled piece of card stock, and just touched it to the inked stencil at various spots, just to add that pop of color.

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I dried the piece again with the heat tool, then used a dauber to pick up the Seedless Preserves color from the pad, and very lightly swirled it onto the areas of the card that were somewhat bare.

I die cut the leaves and the vine from green card stock, then used a dauber to sponge Peeled Paint and a little Seedless Preserves on the leaves.  I also sponged Seedless Grapes on one side of the grapes to give them some dimension.  I then assembled the grapes and leaves as shown.  I added some sequins and small green gems to complete the piece, and mounted it with foam tape onto the light green card front.  The "Thank You" is from the Hope and Thanks" clear stamp set.

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I had fun spritzing and inking, and hope you'll give this a try.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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08/05/2015

Wed 05

Splish Splashing Puddles and Resting Birds

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Memory Box Products

  • Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set 30009
  • Open Studio Stitched Star Layers Die Set 30055
  • Resting Birds Die 98527
  • Splashing Puddles Die 99062
  • Sunflower Notecard (for diecutting)
  • Pool Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Inkpad

  • Teal Zeal Memento Luxe Pigment Inkpad

Peerless Watercolors

Paint a watercolored background and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle Layer.  Diecut Stitched Star Layers and Splashing Puddles.  

I love using our dies with felt - here's a tip for you.  It's great fpr diecutting - make it even better by stabilizing it with adhesive label paper or sticker sheets to control the fuzzies and keep liquid adhesives from soaking through.  

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists for totay's card.

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 Thanks  for stopping by - hope you'll join us again this evening for another card and a peek at the samples for my Look Book class - COLOR, CREATE  & ENJOY - at Impress on August 23rd.

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11/18/2014

Tue 18

Horse Country...

 

Hello and welcome to Outside the Box blog today! My post is a little bit different this time...I'm sharing two cards I created with Starlitstudio's exclusive new die from Memory Box, called Horse Country.


A Fall card...

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inside...

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and a Winter card...

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inside...

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I used the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape border die in the background on both cards. (I cut off the flag)


On the Fall card I added the small leaf from the Memory Box Marvelous Maple diepoppystamps new Fancy hello die, Trotting Pony die and Country Fence die. On the inside I used the Memory Box Give Thanks Combo stamp (leaves and sentiment) and Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sky and Kraft.

 

On the Winter card I used Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sapphire and White, Ho Ho Holly Leaves die and poppystamps new Vintage Seasons die. I just used the Greetings part on the front and on the inside, I cut the 's' from the end of Season's and stamped the words 'of the' from the Memory Box Wonderful Time Combo stamp.

The Christmas, Winter Horse Country scene card is spattered with white spray ink and then sprayed with Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spray.


I will be making Horse Country up in Spring and Summer versions too!  Thanks for visiting today and Season's Greetings to you!

 

11/02/2014

Sun 02

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days until Christmas! Every year I think I'm going to be organized and ready since of course each year Christmas falls on the exact same date:)  I've yet to meet my goals of organization and readiness.

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I love love love the look of mirrored paper but oh my is it difficult to photograph well enough to capture the richness and overall prettiness of the paper and the design.

I used the stencil Cursive Merry and embossed the red paper to add a subtle texture.  The die Gleaming Bells takes center stage.  I used silver paper and cut the die Gleaming Bells  ribbon two additional times to create more volume for the top portion of the bell. The sentiment Merry Christmas combo was stamped with black Stazon onto the same silver paper.

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This picture shows the embossing that was done with the stencil.  Thanks for swinging by today, and I hope everyone has a fantabulous day and found some extra sleep or craft time with the wonderful extra hour!

 

Shelby

 

 

10/16/2014

Thu 16

Fall Thanks

 

 

Good Morning, Marnie here.  Today I have another Fall Thank You card, since Fall is officially here not only in date but also just with the weather.  It's time to begin staying in and crafting on gloomy, rainy, cold days. 

For this card I used the Elliana Background 98956 which is cut out of Gold Mirror Card.  I pieced together a background fall colored strips of cardstock and popped up the Elliana Background with foam tape over the handmade background.    I layered some of the Marvelous Maple Leaves 98766 in the bottom right corner using the Fall Colored Cardstock found in the background then I cut the Thanks Cloud 98875 on top of the leaves to make the word pop.

The card is a standard A2 Card and measures 4.25" x 5.5".   The Elliana Background 98956 measures 4.25" x 5.5" as well  so it completely covers the card.  I love the idea of creating your own background with this die, not just piecing paper but also stamping or many die cuts as well as patterned paper, fabric, ribbon etc.  Use up your scraps.  Depending on what colors and textures you choose this die could go for any Season, Holiday or Event.

Memory Box Items used on this card -

Elliana Background 98956

Thanks Cloud 98875

Marvelous Maple Leaves 98766

Also Used -

Gold Satin Ribbon

Gold Mirror Card

Cardstock in Fall Colors

I hope you like it have a Wonderful Thursday!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see an Fabulous Creation by Jennifer.

 

09/21/2014

Sun 21

Thinking of Fall

Good morning everyone.  I hope your weekend has been a good one and thanks for swinging by today.  I've definitely been thinking of and wishing for Fall this past week since the temperatures were somewhat on the "too hot" for Fall side.

If you're like me, sometimes a card with a simple design and only a couple of steps to completion is just what is needed.

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I've been reorganizing my craft space and came across things that either a) I forgot I had or b) I don't remember ever purchasing and the 3D stamping paint was one of those finds.  The copper color of the paint is much more glittery IRL but was very easy to use with the stencil all the same.

I taped off the center of the card with painter's tape and laid down the stencil Flourish (88519) over the 4x5.25 layering cardstock.  I spread the paint over the stencil using a palette knife.  This paint feels and works very similarly to embossing paste and dries relatively quickly though I hurried it along with my heat gun.  Adhere the layering cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 cardbase

The sentiment is Thinking of You combo (81909) and the die cut is  Marvelous Maple Leaves (98766) cut once in black glossy cardstock and once with gold cardstock.

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09/18/2014

Thu 18

Silvery Hanging Ornaments Christmas Card

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Good Morning!  Marnie here with a pretty quick Christmas Card using the Hanging Ornament Die 98929 in some fresh modern colors.  For this card I cut the die first out of white cardstock and then out of the silver.  I used the negative of the white cardstock and embedded the silver mirror card Hanging Ornaments into the white piece.   Super simple just some fine detail gluing needed.  The Bluebird Distress Dots with red is my favorite color combo so far this year.  For some accent I have added some black mirror card strips and the entire thing is mounted on a red card.

I hope you like it. Have a Wonderful Day Today and thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for an Amazing Creation by Jennifer. 

 

08/24/2014

Sun 24

Grand Birthday

Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going well and you're finding yourself doing something you love and enjoy.

In the last couple of class sessions, I asked the participants what cards they'd like to see or themes they'd like to work on.  One of the most repeated request was for more masculine cards.  I know I'm guilty of not always thinking of my husband or male friends/relatives when I'm creating, and then I'm always surprised when I can't find something in my card stash that doesn't have a butterfly or flower on it!

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I went with a more traditionally masculine color palette and created the background with watercolors.  If you look closely (I'm hopingthe picture is clear enough!), I also used the stencil Diamond 88522 and created an impression (dry embossing) in the watercolor paper for some texture.

The die Grand Happy Birthday 98838 was used for the focal point and cut down to fit the design.  I used Beloved Stars 99056 for the flourish aspect. 

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However, I didn't think my husband would love the bow on this die, so I trimmed the bow off and replaced with a larger star (cut from the Beloved Stars die).

Thanks for swinging by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Shelby

08/18/2014

Mon 18

It's A Shore Thing

People drive for miles and miles and wait in line for up to two hours for one of Red's Eats famous Maine lobster rolls.  Earlier this year I created a scrapbook page in homage to Red's Eats.  This was before the DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER die No. 98986 appeared in the Memory Box catalog. I now need to revise this page and add some cute little lobsters!

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Since I got my DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER die, I've been making a variety of cards.  You may remember that I created a shore dinner card when I first got the die and posted it to this blog.

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I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the little lobster die--DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER No. 98986--and had some fun with word play and numerous lobster cut-outs in bright red paper to create some late summer cards.

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  • Holly Berry notecard
  • Licorice Distressed Dot paper
  • White and Red Cardstocks
  • DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER die No. 98986
  • CURLING CLOUD die No. 98976
  • CLASSIC UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98361    
  • TYPEWRITER UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98367

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  • White notecard
  • Red, White, and Green Cardstocks
  • DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER die No. 98986
  • BURSTING BERRY VINE BORDER die No. 98981
  • CLASSIC UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98361    
  • TYPEWRITER UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98367
  • 1 1/2" and 1" circle punches

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In Maine we tend to pronounce LOBSTER as "lobstah", hence a revised title of the B52 song on this card.  I couldn't resist using the VIRTUOSO MUSIC die No. 98356 even though I couldn't find it in the online catalog.  You could easily substitute PARTY MUSIC die No. 98757 (which I now know I need to purchase!) or MUSICAL MOTIF die No. 98747.

  • White Notecard
  • Bluebird Distressed Dot paper
  • Red and black cardstocks
  • DEEP OCEAN LOBSTER die No. 98986
  • CURLING CLOUD die No. 98976
  • CLASSIC UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98361    
  • TYPEWRITER UPPERCASE ALPHABET die No. 98367

I love using dies in ways other than they were intended--the Curling Cloud upside down as a wave; the Bursting Berry Vine Border as underwater foliage.  I hope you are having a summer with opportunities to make your own creative cards using the Memory Box dies.

Happpy Crafting!

08/17/2014

Sun 17

Masculine Birthday

Good morning everyone!  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the waning summer season and gearing up for Autumn and the beginning of school for those with kids.  A big thank you to all of the awesome participants who joined me last month for our day full of all things Memory Box at Simple Pleasures.  The uber talented Jenny Griffiths will be teaching some amazingly cool classes this coming weekend at Simple Pleasures...August 22st and 23rd.  Call the store or stop in to register for a few hours of fun and creativity!!  These classes are also available as a kit.

On to my card for today.  I'm always in need of masculine cards and just love the new die called Gear Assembly.

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I cut the Gear Assembly die twice.  Once in black card stock to create the shadow and once in gold for the main element. You can find all of the very cool gear dies HERE. The background paper was created using plain black card stock and irRESISTible texture spray from Imagine crafts.  I'm loving this product.  It's fast and easy way to create some wonderful and unique effects with regular cardstock.

The sentiment (Happy Birthday Special Combo B1910) was stamped in Memento Luxe (wedding dress color) and the embossd with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your upcoming week is a great one!

Shelby