121 posts categorized "2016 Holiday Collection"

12/10/2017

Sun 10

Snowbreeze
by Penny Ward

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Hi there Memory Box friends. Penny here today with another super easy peasy Mr. Sneezy card. Working with Glitter cardstock allows for very few embellishments, yet makes a striking creation. 

So...here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base, then add a panel of Luxury Mirror cardstock in Ice Blue.

 

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Cut Ice Blue Glitter cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Die cut with the largest of the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles, then die cut again with Batavia Snowbreeze (the name is as elegant as the die cut). :) Adhere this panel over the base card.

Die cut a couple of the Grosgrain Ribbons from Glitter and Mirrored cardstocks. Adhere to card front about 2/3 down on the left side s shown.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set onto a scrap of the mirrored cardstock, trim end and adhere to card front.

Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the snowflake from the Making Spirits Bright stamp and die set.

 

We are in the home stretch for holiday card making...are you finished?

 

Happy Crafting,

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12/07/2017

Thu 07

Classic Ornament Triplet, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles, Millbrook Ornament and Sketchbook Joy by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Classic Ornament Triplet card in bright pastels for a colorful, contemporary Christmas greeting.  The colors may be unusual but the holiday message is clear - and glitter makes everything better, doesn't it?  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with another "triplet" design for you today.

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Cut lime cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die.  Cut the rectangle with the delicate diamond  Classic Ornament Triplet die.

Cut turquoise cardstock with the 1-¾" x 3 Rectangle Basics die. Cut the rectangle with the solid diamond Classic Rectangle die.  Using the Rectangle Basics die eliminates guessing, measuring and hoping the turquoise rectangle will fit behind the lime rectangle.  It also forms a smoother layer for adhering the pieces.

Cut a scrap of pink glittered cardstock to fit behind the cutouts.

Cut the Millbrook Ornament cap and hanger from silver glittered cardstock.

Cut Sketchbook Joy from pink glittered cardstock - be sure to save the tiny dot that goes over the "j."

Cut a strip of violet cardstock with the long edge of the 4-¾" x 3-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut a strip of turquoise cardstock with the short edge of the same die.  Trim both strips to about ¾" wide.  Using the Rectangle Basics die for accent strips makes it easy to cut coordinating pieces in just the right length...without measuring!

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square gray card.  Add clear gem stickers.

 

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The Classic Ornament Triplet set is great for personalizing cards with unique colors.  Bright colors, glittered cardstock and a few gem stickers add up to quick and easy designs for everyone on your list.

If you're in the Seattle area - and looking for more clean and simple designs  - join us for the ASIAN INSPIRATION Class at Impress on Saturday December 9th.  We're making a mini calendar and a New Year's card using some of our favorite dies and artpapers.  Shop with a 10% class discount too - for class supplies, and all of the latest papercrafting products. Here's a link to the MemoryBox and Poppystamps Collection at Impress.

Thanks for visiting - have fun using the Classic Ornament Triplet set with your favoite colors!

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11/30/2017

Thu 30

Classic Ice Skates, Dancing Snowflake Oval and Delicate Stitched Snowflakes by Jean Okimoto

 

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Rose Gold, Classic Ice Skates and glitter...a simple combination for a frosty Christmas design.  It's sweet, sparkly and shimmery - like icing on a special winter dessert.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, sharing a card in my favorite new pastels - hope you like them too!

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Cut Dancing Snowflake Oval from white cardstock and leave it in the die.  Replace the cutting plate with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for dry embossing on your diecut machine.  Dry-emboss the diecut to add extra dimension to the delicate design.

Cut pale gray and pale peach cardstock with the second-largest Stitched Snowflake Oval.

Cut three snowflakes from iridescent rose gold cardstock with the Delicate Stitched Snowflake dies.

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Classic Ice Skates is a beautiful - and delicate - design.  I cut 26 of them for class kits last weekend using this simple technique.  Place a layer of mid-weight plastic - like a piece from an Impress shopping bag - between the die and the cardstock before running it through the machine.  The smooth plastic helps release the diecut - just peel the plastic from it - then carefully wiggle and pull the negative sections away from the diecut instead of pulling on the diecut.  

It's also great being able to tape the die to the plastic and not ruin any of the surrounding glitter cardstock when you remove it.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open Studio Blessed to Know You Clear Stamp Set - on pale gray cardstock with Starlite Black Brilliance.  It's a shimmery blend of Starlight Silver and Graphite Black Inks.  Dry the ink, then diecut the greeting with a die from the Rectangle Basics set.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square card of pale peach cardstock - use foam dots for the skates.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be sharing more ideas on Saturday - hope to see you then!  (Also hope you won't get tired of seeing me so often this week.)

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11/07/2017

Tue 07

Snowy Pine, Slider Grooves, Snowdrift Breeze and Rectangle Basics by Jean Okimoto

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Snowy Pine, Snowdrift Breeze snowflakes, Rectangle Basics and Slider Grooves team up to create a shimmery Christmas design that's also a giftcard holder.  Hello - Jean Okimoto here - sharing another card designed to get the most use from your Memory Box dies.  

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Giftcards are always appreciated - but slipping them into a card just doesn't seem special enough.  Slider Grooves will diecut a cool, curvey custom tuck-in slot for the perfect presentation.  Now isn't that better?

Cut pearlescent graphite cardstock to 6-1/4" x 11".  Score it at 4-5/8"  and 9-1/4" to create an inside pocket.  Diecut a Slider Groove slot near the left edge of the narrow bottom panel.  Fold it up and attach the sides to the card.  Attach a gluedot on a blank area on the back of  the giftcard to secure it.  

Cut Snowy Pine from silver glitter cardstock.  

Cut pear cardstock with the 2-1/4 x 3-1/2" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut a strip of red cardstock.

Cut Snowdrift Breeze from watercolor paper and remove the snowflakes.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Open Studio Merry Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - on pear cardstock with Candied Apple Distress Oxides.  Dry the ink.  Trim it with the 1" x 2-1/4"Rectangle Basics die.

Assemble the card and add red gem stickers.

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Everyone loves a giftcard  from their favorite store - receiving it in your special card makes it even better.  Of course you can use Slider Grooves to make slider cards too!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's ASIAN HOLIDAY GREETINGS  class at Impress! Hope you liked the simplicity of the designs and the beautiful silkscreened papers cut with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lauren - for filling our shopping baskets with the latest/greatest supplies.  I've added a second class to the schedule - it's on Sunday November 19th if you weren't able to attend the previous class.  

If  Veterans Day is a holiday for you (or even if it isn't!) - join us for the MERRY AND QUICK class at Impress.  We're making 7 deceptively-simple cards that don't look quick and easy - but they will be!  No origami, I promise.  

Thanks for stopping by...why not spend a few minutes making some giftcards for the holidays?  They'll  be ready when you need them in December.

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11/06/2017

Mon 06

Polar Bears Play in the Snow
by Anne Thompson

Polar bears play in the snow on two cards today!  Winter's on the way!

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  • I used the new POWDER Notecards as the base for each card and white cardstock for everything else.  
  • The next layer (the snowflakes) was created using the stencil WINTER SNOWFLAKES 88609 with the embossing plates stack to create a textured snowy sky for each scene.  
  • I added a hill to each card with the larger die from CURVED STITCH HILLTOPS 99871.  
  • I stamped the polar bears from the PLAYTIME ELVES CLEAR STAMP SET CL5216 using Archival Jet Black Ink and cut them out with the PLAYTIME ELVES DIE SET 32216.  I layered three bears on top of each other to make bears that were more dimensional, and I used a Prismacolor Cloud Blue pencil to add some shading to the bears' outlines.

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  • For the card with the three bears, I used dimensional foam dots to raise the hill.  I placed one bear flat against the sky tucked behind the hill, one flat at the bottom of the hill on the right, and popped up the third bear.  
  • I glued on one of the PICCOLO SNOWFLAKES 99850, added some Clear Wink of Stella to it and to the dots on the background and the top of the hill. 

I thought I should have a polar bear on a sled for the second card.

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  • Using the Playtime Elves stamps I stamped the elf riding on the sled twice and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I glued the two layers together and then snipped off the elf.  (Sorry, Elf.)  I colored the sled with Dark Brown and Sienna Prismacolor pencils.
  • I took one of the three-layered polar bears and glued its feet to the sled.  I then put dimensional foam dots behind the bear and positioned him sliding downhill.
  • I used Clear Wink of Stella on all of the snowflakes and dots on the sky background and on the hill.
  • To finish this card I stamped "warm WISHES" from the Playtime Elves clear stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink.

 Two more cards done for my holiday stash!  How are you coming with your cards for the upcoming holiday season???

Happy Crafting!

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10/21/2017

Sat 21

Curved Picket Fence, Playful Boo, Tall Fern Left Corner, Swirling Ghosts and Seaweed Stalks by Jean Okimoto

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Swirling Ghosts are working overtime this fall - here they are again with the new Curved Picket Fence and Playful Boo.  Tall Fern Left Corner and Seaweed Stalks add a bright touch to a spooky card - it's OK to be orange today.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - I was inspired by Donna's great card and couldn't resist making just one more Halloween card for you.  

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper.  Give the two larger ghosts some eyes with scraps of black cardstock.  

Cut Tall Fern Left Corner with dark orange cardstock.  

Cut two of the dotty Seaweed Stalks from orange cardstock.  Trim one of them so it's a bit shorter, and has just two branches.  This is such a versatile die set - it doesn't have to be seaweed!  

Cut Curved Picket Fence from dark kraft cardstock.

Cut Playful Boo from green cardstock.

Attach everything to a Licorice Notecard - use foam dots for the tops of the two larger ghosts.

The tiny Not So Heavy Metal Sequins from Birch Press are attached upside-down here.  I thought they looked sparkly-er on the Licorice Notecard that way.  Have you seen this new collection of beautiful sequins and shimmery accents?  

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Thanks for stopping by!

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08/18/2017

Fri 18

Christmas Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I have a Christmas card for you that features a few new stamps and dies, along with some older ones.  That's the great thing about Memory Box , the old and the new products work well together to create beautiful cards. 

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To make this card I cut two pieces of white cardstock 4"x 5 1/4" and placed the Country Road Oval die in the center and die cut it.  On the second piece of cardstock I sponged Candied Apple Distress ink on it and misted it with water.  I glued the oval die cut piece on top up the inked background.  Next I glued the cabin die cut back into the oval.  

Next I die cut the Oval Snowflake Frame from white cardstock and using foam tape I adhered this over the cabin oval.

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For the holly leaves I sponged watercolor paper using Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss distress inks, and the Holly Collage die to cut the leaves.  For the sentiment I stamped on a licorice cardstock strip and embossed with white embossing powder.  

To finish the card assemble as shown and adhere the card front to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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07/23/2017

Sun 23

Trio of Candles
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the last day of the Christmas in July Blitz. I like to get started early on my holiday cards, so it is a good thing that Memory Box comes out with their holiday collection in the summer. How about the adorable trio of watercolored candles? And that Stitching!!!!!  L O V E !!!!!

So...here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half. Die cut one side of the card base with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Wrap Burgundy sheer ribbon and secure in front.

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Die cut the second smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from White cardstock and adhere over ribbon with foam adhesive. Die cut Stitched Holly Leaves from Green cardstock, trim and adhere just under the raised rectangle.

 

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Die cut Little Candle Trio from Watercolor paper. Color with paints or use Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers as I have done. Adhere to raised rectangle.

Stamp sentiment from Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Add Autumn Red Crystal Drops as desired around the card front.

 

 We hope you enjoyed seeing our creations with some of the new Holiday collection.

If you want a chance to win the Little Candle Trio, just leave a comment before Midnight TONIGHT July 23, 2017.

Happy Holiday card making,

 

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12/25/2016

Sun 25

Christmas Day 2016
by Penny Ward

Christmas-day-2016

 

Merry Christmas Memory Box friends. The designers at Memory Box are wishing you the most wonderful day.

I love the layout of this card and with a few tweaks, it is a design to be used all year long.

 

Starting with the Blue card stock base, stamp sentiment from the Love and Laughter set available at Simon Says Stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Dry emboss around the edges with a bone folder and scoring board. 

Cut a piece of White card stock 3 x 5.50 inches, die cut along one edge with the largest of Circle Bump Borders. Dry emboss around the other three edges with a bone folder and scoring board. Adhere over Blue base with foam adhesive.

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Die cut and color Poinsettia Flourish, Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament and Botanical Stem. Build the poinsettia as shown and adhere to card front.

 

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Trim Botanical Stem as needed and slide beneath White panel and a bit of glue.

Add clear sequins and a flower center as desired.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting,

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12/23/2016

Fri 23

Snowflakes, Scribble Christmas and Making Spirits Bright
by Jean Okimoto

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A set of easy Snowflakes Stencil candle wraps will add a frosty touch to any holiday scene - and it takes just minutes to make!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few more Christmas ideas for those last-minute bursts of creativity.

Dry-emboss medium-weight vellum with the Snowflakes Stencil using the embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  I also used the metal adapter plate for extra definition.  The edge of the stencil created the border on the large candle.  

Trim the embossed vellum to fit around battery-operated candles - with about ½" overlap in the back.  Tape the overlapping ends together.  That's it!

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The tags are created from a combination of stamps and dies from the Scribble Christmas and Making Spirits Bright sets.  They're stamped with Imagine Crafts Onyx Black VersaFine and heat-set.  Mix, match and layer the designs to create a set of quick and easy tags for everyone on your giftlist.  

If you have a few extra minutes (!!) - make some additional tags to use for Christmas 2017  before cleaning your stamps and tucking them away for the year.  That sounds silly now, but they'll be ready when you need them next year.

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Thanks very much for stopping by throughout the year.  Hope our Design Team's projects, techniques and ideas have inspired you to create something uniquely yours...with a little help from Memory Box, Open Studio and Poppystamps!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for two added classes at Impress on December 27th.  It's CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR from 11:00 to 1:00.  We're making a New Year's card - and a calendar featuring silkscreened Asian artpapers and an array of our favorite dies.  An extra WINTER BLISS class has been added from 2:00 to 4:00 - with 6 colorful, artsy un-holiday cards designed for any occasion.  Easy parking, a great selection of papercrafting products -  and the perfect way to enjoy your holiday giftcards - and shop the Valentine 2017 Collection.  It started shipping today!

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