10 posts categorized "2018 Spring Collection"

01/19/2018

Fri 19

Llama fun
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Llamas are all the rage right now and I couldn't wait to play with this new stamp set, "Llama Love".   This card covers two of my favorite things, llamas and coloring!

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This card was so easy to make!  Simply stamp the llamas on white cardstock in a random manner and color with colored pencils!  Use could use any coloring method that works for you. I used a gray marker to add shading behind the llamas to give them some depth.

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Once you have the images colored, adhere the card front to a black cardstock layer and glue that to a white notecard.  

To finish the card stamp and emboss your sentiments on black cardstock and glue it to the card front along with embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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01/15/2018

Mon 15

Be Mine Valentines with Cheery Flower Collage and Cheery Flower Stems
by Anne Thompson

I have two valentines today, my first attempts at using fun foam from the dollar store to create dimensional openings.  This first card was going to be a shaker card until I glued on the foam before adding the clear acetate window.  Oops!

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I started by stacking up these items:

  • two pieces of sticky-back foam stuck together and cut 3 3/8 X 5
  • CHEERY FLOWER COLLAGE die 99946 face up (to cut into the cardstock I'd add in a second) and centered near the top
  • a circle from the CIRCLE BASICS die set 30087 just a bit larger than and placed around the Cheery Flower Collage die and placed face down on the foam to cut into the foam
  • a piece of pink cardstock cut 4 X 51/4 and centered face down on top of the other items

I ran this stack through my Big Shot.  I then adhered the fun foam to the back of the pink cardstock piece--big mistake because I intended this to be a shaker card.  But then I had other options for finishing the card, so all was not lost. 

I selected a pink notecard and covered the front of it with Candy Buttons paper from Lawn Fawn.  I glued the stacked piece on top.

Next I die cut the CHEERY FLOWER STEMS 99947 from Key Lime Gingham paper once and from Bubblegum Dot paper twice.  I glued the green pieces on top of the flowers in the Cheery Flower Collage and snipped off the pink blossoms and added those on top.  I love how these flowers and stems fit exactly on top of those in the collage die.  I added small pearls to the centers of the flowers.

I made a sentiment block, stacking up scraps from the die cutting, adding one of the flowers and SENTIMENTAL BE MINE 99927 cut from more of the Key Lime Gingham paper.  I glued that block in the lower left, overlapping the longest flower stem.

 Here are the dies I used:

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The second card:

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This time I remembered the acetate! (I used an overhead projector transparency from an office supply store for the acetate, left over from my teaching days.)  I used purple cardstock and a soft purple notecard.  The background paper that shows through the window is from Lawn Fawn's Gotta Have Gingham collection.  The sequins are FAIRY SPARKLE available from Birch Press Design.  I used leftover scraps of the Candy Buttons paper for the flowers and Memory Box Violet Distressed Dots paper for the stems, Be Mine, and the sentiment block background.  I love how the sequin colors coordinate with the plaid flowers!  I used small gray pearls for the flower centers.

These were my first attempts ever at making shaker cards.  I liked using the fun foam because it made a nice even background for the top card layer and I found it to be quite inexpensive at the dollar store--5 sheets for $1. I bought more over the weekend and will continue to perfect my technique.  Have you tried shaker cards?  Check out Penny's Blue Valentine from yesterday and other past posts from the Design Team for more ideas.  

Happy Crafting!

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01/14/2018

Sun 14

Blue Valentine
by Penny Ward

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Hello friends.  Penny here today with a Valentine's Day card....using no Red or Pink.!?!  In all honesty, I really just wanted to use the new Denim Blues sequins by Birch Press Designs and a red theme would just not work. But who says Valentine's Day has to be about Red? So I am starting a new trend with the Blue. :)

 

And here we go:

 

I used a monochromatic theme of Sky Blue cardstock. Make a base, then add the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Frames.

 

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Please note that I have no idea why this picture looks mint green...UGH!

Die cut the smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Frames and Cheery Flower Stems. Adhere the Cheery Flower Stems to the center right of the card front. Add a pinch of Denim Blues sequins, then adhere the small Wrapped Stitch Frame over all of it. Don't forget to add a small panel of acrylic cardstock to back of Wrapped Stitch Frame BEFORE placing over sequins...ask me how I know.   (I use two layers of foam adhesive so those sequins move easily).

 

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Die cut "valentine" from the Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day. Position as shown, then stamp rest of greeting from the Wireworks Hearts stamp set using Delicata Sapphire Blue ink.

...and yes I cut the acrylic stamp apart for easier positioning. ")

 

What colors are using for your Valentine's Day card????

 

Happy Crafting,

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01/13/2018

Sat 13

Sending my love
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone,

Welcome a final bonus day of our Blog Blitz!  I hope you've enjoyed all the creative posts using the latest Memory Box products.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I hope to inspire you to create a cute card for that special someone.

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For my card today I wanted to use this cute seal, so that was my starting point.  I die cut him from gray cardstock and inked the edges with Hickory Smoke distress ink.  To have the facial features show up I glued a piece of black cardstock on the back of the die cut.  

Next I die cut the Stitched Heart Frame and the Heart Frame from silver glitter paper. I only used the heart cut outs from the die cuts and saved the other parts for another project.  I die cut the Stitched Heart Frame once again using white cardstock and only used the frame portion for this project. 

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.  Now that all the components of my card are done it is time to create the background.

I sponged Candied Apple distress ink onto white cardstock and misted it with plain water.  Once this is dry I spattered the background with black ink.

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Adhere all the die cuts to the card front as shown.  I used foam tape to glue the seal and the sentiment onto the card.

To finish the card I glued the card front to a black card layer which was then adhered to a white card base.

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Would you like a chance to win the Sweet Seal die?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14th, by 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be posted on the blog on January 15th.  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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01/12/2018

Fri 12

Heart Collage
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends and welcome to our last day of the 2018 Spring Collection Blog Blitz!

Have you made your shopping list of new Valentine's dies and stamps? Before you finish that list, I wanted to show you a couple of more new goodies.

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base and add a panel of Dark Pink cardstock.

 

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Cut a piece of Light Pink cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Die cut Distressed Heart Collage from the bottom right side. Adhere this panel as well as the die cut to card front.

 

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Die cut the smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Frames and the smallest heart from the Wireworks Hearts from the Light Pink cardstock.

Die cut the largest heart from Wireworks and the most adorable Fine Cut Leaves from the Dark Pink cardstock.

 

Adhere Fine Cut Leaves in a grouping as shown.

Adhere a scrap of Vellum to the frame. Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Wireworks Hearts set, then adhere to card front using foam adhesive.

Add the hearts to corner of the frame.

 

We hope you have enjoyed our week of inspiration using the new Spring Collection of dies and stamps.

 

For a chance to win the Fine Cut Leaves die...leave me some love (comment) before midnight  1-14-18.

(winner will be announced January 15th.)   :)

 

Happy Crafting,

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01/11/2018

Thu 11

Llama Love
by Melissa Rusk

Welcome to another day of our Blog Blitz friends! Today I am sharing this cute new Llama Love stamp set as well as a few of the heart dies. There is so much to llove about this set!

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For this card I stamped the llama and the blanket onto white card stock and then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I colored the llama with my Copic markers. To make the llama look like it had some texture on the fur I drew some spirals all over in the same color that I colored the llama and then I repeated the spirals with the colorless blender pen. It makes him look so fluffy!

For the card I die cut the Dibble Heart Border three times on white and then placed a dark pink behind it. I colored the hearts and dots with a clear Wink of Stella pen to give it some sparkle. I die cut a large heart from the Wrapped Stitch Hearts set and then a smaller heart from the Double Stitched Hearts set to stamp my sentiment on.

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I layered all of my pieces onto the card and then finished it off with some clear gems.

Want to win your own Dibble Heart Border?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14th by 11:59pm EST. Be sure to stop by each day through Friday.  Designers will be sharing new ideas and there will be a prize offered each day.  Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, January 15th in the afternoon.  Good luck!
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01/09/2018

Tue 09

Blog Blitz: BEE MINE
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to the second day of our Blog Blitz!  Members of the Design Team will be showcasing a wide variety of the new stamps and dies this week--just in time for Valentine's Day and with the hope for an early spring.  Those of you who have been in the deep freeze for days on end will really appreciate the lovely spring images and the opportunity to think spring!  You can see the entire release here.

I have two similar valentines to show you today.

ONE:

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The four dies I used on this card are

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  • I chose a light pink notecard as my base.  
  • I die cut the 3.4X3.7 heart from a deep red cardstock and adhered it to the card.
  • I cut the Honeycomb Stitched Circle Frame from some sticky-backed gold glitter paper and added it to the heart.  I saved some of the punched-out honey cells to add later to the card front for more sparkle.
  • I die cut Be Mine twice from the same gold glitter paper.  I added an "e" from the second set to spell out "bee" for "bee mine".  And I love the little heart that makes the dot for the "i"!  I added those to the card.
  • I die cut the bee from black cardstock and glued the body onto more of the gold glitter paper which I had already adhered to a scrap of black cardstock.  I then used detail scissors to trim around the wings and tail section, carefully lifting up the four legs to cut as close to the body as I could.  I used foam dots to pop the bee on top the card.

TWO:

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  • This time I used a top-folded notecard in another shade of pink and a silvery-gold glitter paper.
  • I added "bee mine" along the left side of the heart and then placed the honeycomb on the right side, trimming off the piece that extended beyond the heart.  
  • I then adhered the finished heart to the notecard using double-sided tape.  
  • I made the bee the same way as before and popped it on, lining it up with the heart's edge.
  • Again I added a few of the honey cells for more sparkle.  

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Want a chance to win the INTRICATE BEE?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14 by 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen at random from these posts to win the bee!  Be sure to stop by each day through Friday as the Design Team members share their ideas for using the newest Memory Box products.  A prize will be offered each day to a lucky commenter.  Will that be you?  Winners will be posted on the blog on Monday afternoon the 15th.  I can't wait to read your comments!

Happy Crafting!

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01/07/2018

Sun 07

Floral Gingham
by Penny Ward

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Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a fun new product called Floral Cluster, die cut with Gingham paper. Using the Gray papers still lends to a winter feel, but the flowers are making me hopeful for Spring.

Here is how to put this together:

 

Start with a White cardstock base, then add Black cardstock on top.

 

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Add a two inch strip of White cardstock and a 2.25 inch strip of Gray Gotta Have Gingham (by Lawn Fawn) as shown.

Die cut Floral Cluster from Dark Gray cardstock and again from Gray Gingham paper. Adhere to card front, filling in the little pieces of the flower with Gingham.

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Wirework Hearts stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Draw a box around sentiment with a ruler and Black fine line marker.

Stamp tiny hearts from the stamp set with Delicata Ruby Red ink.

I colored along the vein of the leaves with a Black pencil.

 

Look for lots of inspiration this coming week as we bring you creations with the newest release starting tomorrow.

 

Happy Crafting,

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01/04/2018

Thu 04

New Distressed Heart Collage, Dibble Heart Border and Have a Heart by Jean Okimoto

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The new Distressed Heart Collage, Dibble Heart Border and Have a Heart create a bold background for the happy owl from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a Spring 2018 Release preview Valentine card for you today.

The Distressed Heart Collage set of four cool/vintage/bold/edgy designs  creates great backgrounds - and little heart cutouts in a array of versatile sizes.  They make sweet DIY accents from glittered cardstock, mirror cardstock, felt and vellum.  This set will definitely earn a place in your stash.

Cut the Distressed Heart Collage from black cardstock.  It's not torn along the edges - that's what it's supposed to look like - I promise!  Cut gold glittered cardstock with the same Distressed Heart Collage die.  Save the outlines for another project - it's too pretty to toss.  Use three - or as many as you wish - of the sparkly heart cutouts here.

Cut the red cardstock heart with a Have a Heart die.  

Cut the Feathered Friends owl from printed paper - like this cool screenprint from Shizen Design.  Cut another owl from black cardstock to layer for dimension and bit of a shadow effect along the right and bottom edges.

Cut the face from textured natural cardstock. Cut the wing from gold glittered cardstock.

Here's an improvement of technique I shared earlier.  Stick two layers of orange cardstock together with doublestick tape to add dimension to the little pieces. The deep edge dies are great for cutting through multiple layers.  Scribble a portion of it with a black Sharpie.  Position the eyes+beak die on the cardstock so it cuts the black section just for the eyes - and the orange section for the beak.  That's a lot easier than cutting the pieces from black and orange cardstock.  It's also beats trying to color the tiny eye circles with a black marker (like I did earlier).   Live and learn!

Cut red glittered cardstock with Dibble Heart Border for that little heart on the owl.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 card (4-⅝" x 6-¼") of kraft cardstock.  No need to add sequins or gems - it's already blinged!

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Hope you're enjoying this week's  preview of our Spring 2018 Release.  Hearts, borders, flowers, butterflies, bunnies, sea creatures, collages, greetings, clear stamp sets and matching dies - it's everything you'll need for Valentines, holiday gift thank-yous and spring cards.  Be sure your favorite retailer has placed their order - I know Impress has!  View them here.  I saw Jeannie busy receiving and stocking them  - and Becca was packing some for online orders too.  

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the first class of 2018 at Impress this Saturday.  We're starting off with LOVE IS SWEET - 6 Valentine cards featuring the new release.  Can't wait to see everyone again this weekend!

Thanks for visiting...

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01/02/2018

Tue 02

New Heart Rays and Have a Heart with the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Happy New Year!  Here's a preview of our latest release...introducing the new Heart Rays and Have a Heart dies.  The Spring 2018 Release of  dies and clear stamp sets starts shipping this week and the Design Team is busy creating Valentine projects to share with you.  

Hello - Jean Okimoto here - let's start with two classic heart designs that will never go out of style.  Here they are - with a happy bird from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge dies.

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Cut the heart from natural and red cardstock.  Cut the natural heart again with a portion of the Heart Rays die.  Layer them - slightly offset - and attach them to a side-folded A-2 card of textured natural cardstock.

Cut the Feathered Friends bird from sage cardstock and printed paper.  Attach the printed portion to an extra layer of sage cardstock for more dimension.

Cut the wing from gold glittered cardstock.

The beak, eye and rosy cheek are on one die.  Cut them from watercolor paper.  Color them with markers.

Assemble the bird and attach it to the card - angle it so it looks like he's whistling a lovesong.  (I hope!)  Use foam dots on the tail section.

Add gold gem stickers.

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The 5-piece Have a Heart set ranges from 4.5" to 1.7" tall - perfect for all of your projects.  You'll love them for heart-shaped cards and tags for weddings, anniversaries, birthday and baby cards throughout the year.  

The Heart Rays die is designed to cut cool little stitches across the width of an A-2 card - and seven hearts that are just waiting to be glittered or layered over mirror cardstock, velvet paper or vellum.  

They're just two of many versatile new designs for Valentine's Day, Spring, birthdays and any occasion that calls for a unique card that you've designed to make it an extra-special event.

Thanks for visiting - join us for Laura's great project tomorrow!

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