Are you ready for fall? The holidays? We will be highlighting brand new Memory Box dies during a die blog blitz Monday, July 7- Sunday, July 13th. Then....there will be a new blitz featuring Memory Box stamps Monday, July 14th- Sunday, July 20th. Until then, there is a new blog blitz starting over on the Poppystamps blog. Be sure to check it out!
A little dirt won't hurt! I kinda like this Vanilla Bean card-stock with Pool and Meadow card-stocks! Accent with pink and white and there you are! Now if I could just get photos fast on a dark and dreary day!!! : )
For this card I cut and embossed the flowers like I did in this video HERE.
Good morning Memory Box fans! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and some glorious summer weather to match. The summer flowers in the garden are finally beginning to bloom and look and smell so wonderful. Of course, I love me some color and today's card is definitely on the colorful side!
I've used the Thanks Cloud 98875 cut out of acetate and the word "Thanks" cut from watercolor paper using the same colors as the background. I wanted to use the cloud but wanted the watercolored background (done with Twinkling H2Os) to show through. The acetate was great as it gave the texture and shape to the design. Just a little tip: You don't have to "buy" acetate separately from the store---I saved my inserts from the loads of stamp sets I've purchased over the years and voila...usable acetate!
I embossed the stamp Meadow Flowers with white embossing powder prior to watercoloring so a resisted effect was created.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
The big blue star from the Solo Stars Designer Stencil is stenciled with Danube Blue Memento Luxe and heat-embossed over the dry-embossed Star Flash background. Add some diecut red and blue felt stars for texture and dimension. The Vintage Bicycle adds a fun contrast to the contemporary backdrop of stars.
Speaking of stars...Big Thanks to design star Donna Mikasa for reminding me about diecutting with felt...on a warm summer day, when felt is not quite at the top of my list of go-to supplies. It's so easy to cut, adds great dimension and comes in beautiful colors!
New classes at Impress start this week - on Friday, the 4th of July! We'll be using some NEW Memory Box and Poppystamps designs in the Summer in Seattle class. They're so new I'll be posting the samples in a few days. Hope you can join us.
Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and instructions for today's card - and a few more!
Can you believe it's almost July? Jean Okimoto here with some patriotic summer celebration ideas for you today. Stencil a simple vellum candle wrap - and fill Butterfly Favor Boxes with sweet treats for everyone. It's quick, easy - and sure to turn any party into an event!
Cranberry Signature Prints - Dots, Gingham and Distressed Dots
Diecut Butterfly Favor Boxes and crease them along the scorelines. Carefully snip halfway down the center of one butterfly - and halfway up the center of the other butterfly - using the scorelines as a guide. Assemble the boxes, then interlock the slotted sections. Diecut and attach Swirl Butterfly overlays from Parchment, Cranberry and Blueberry Cardstock.
Cut a piece of vellum to fit around a battery-operated candle, plus a 1/2" overlap. Stencil Star Show in the center with Versamark. Emboss it with detail white powder. Stencil and emboss Star Dust on the left side of Star Show. Clean the stencil, flip it over and stencil and emboss Star Dust on the right side of Star Show.
Get the most out of your Memory Box products and add a special touch to your summer parties, picnics and barbeques!
Thanks for visiting...hope you'll stop by again this evening for another summer project.
Sometimes you have to go back to your roots to make a CAS card. Do you remember when you first learned to emboss? Remember the magic? The moment when the powder heated and raised? It was amazing! It is what sucked many of us in to stamping.
Today's card is back to basics with gold embossing. I sponged the pattern lanthenay stencil with a versmark pad on my base card. I then heat embossed it in gold. I foam mounted the sentiment pice that I cut using the solid arch background die. Only I didn't cut it all the way through. I only cut it enough to create the curve panel that is so trendy these days.
Here is a card one of our teachers Julia from The Stamp Addict in San Diego will be teaching in her upcoming July Cuttlebug classes. She will be using all the new (and a few older favorite) dies from Memory Box! Give us a call if you would like to attend.
I love the elegant look of this card and the classic black and white with a touch of grey added in...a great card for any occasion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Good Morning! It's that time of year when the birdies in my yard build nests in all of our fruit trees and wait for the fruit to ripen. This year they are using my new cocoa liners of my hanging baskets making things a bit messy but they are getting excited for their reward to come. This card reminds me of how Happy the they will all be when they are reaping their rewards.