139 posts categorized "Birthday"

07/07/2018

Sat 07

Birthday Jotted Script, Rolling Wave Collage and Family of Fish by Jean Okimoto

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The new Birthday Jotted Script joins the Family of Fish and Rolling Wave Collage for a summer celebration today.  Hello everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a bit of inspiration for the July Surf and Turf Challenge.  

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Cut turquoise cardstock with the 3-¼" Square Basics die.  

Here's a tip...attach the Rolling Wave Collage to the square with a piece of rolled painter's tape placed  in the off-cut section that won't be used on the card.  It's OK if the tape damages the cardstock there.  

Cut Family of Fish from a portion of a Persimmon Notecard.  Remove two of the fish near the bottom left.  Keep the single fish - he'll be attached near the top of the group.

Cut the Birthday Jotted Script background from dark gray and light gray cardstock.

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Another tip...scrunch a piece of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the delicate Birthday Jotted Script die before cutting.  This makes it quick and easy to remove intricate diecuts.  Cut it from turquoise cardstock.  Be sure to save the tiny dot for the "i" - and attach it to the dark gray birthday background die.

Attach the turquoise birthday diecut to the dark gray background, then attach them to the light gray background.  A triple layer adds dimension and color contrast.

Stamp the greeting - from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - on natural cardstock with Habanero VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Attach the diecuts and the greeting to a side-folded 5-½" square card of dark gray cardstock.  Add dark orange sequins.

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Square cards require extra postage - but I think this bright combo of circles and squares will make it an extra-special birthday for your favorite guy.

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for the first BUTTERFLIES + BLOSSOMS class at Impress on July 4th!  Hope you liked those splashy colors, techniques, screenprinted papers - and new Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.  Thanks too - Karen and Becca - for arranging the classroom and helping us find the perfect supplies for our summer projects.  Big thanks to Jan too - for those special 4th of July treats!

Have a wonderful weekend - hope you'll join us again tomorrow for Penny's great card...

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06/30/2018

Sat 30

Birthday Jotted Script, Grassland Collage and Goldfish Collage by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with the new Birthday Jotted Script - and some favorites from the Memory Box Collection of dies and stamps.  The new layered Jotted Script die sets - Birthday, Wonderful, Thanks and Awesome - are more than just the greetings.  The fresh typestyle and bold background become design elements themselves.

Hello, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here.  After a week of separate internet, phone and email outages it's nice to create something handmade, with no chance of failure.   Just place the Memory Box die on the cardstock and roll it through  the machine for great results, every time!  Without resets, passwords or error messages.

Cut black cardstock with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut Grassland Collage.  Trim the rectangle with one edge of the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  No measuring or guessing required.

Attach red duct tape to a scrap of cardstock and cut Goldfish Collage.  You'll have a pile of textured, glossy red fish ready for summer and fall projects.

Cut a silver and black screenprint moon with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.

Cut Birthday Jotted Script from red and black cardstock.  Quickly - before it gets lost - attach the little red dot for the "i" onto the black background.  

Stamp the HAPPY portion of the greeting from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamps Set on red cardstock with VersaFine Claire Nocturne.

Attach everything to an A-2 card of recycled Kraft cardstock.  

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Hope you're enjoying - and being inspired by - the Summer 2018 Collection cards from our Design Team.  We love sharing our ideas with you!

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Sunday for Laura's announcement of the June Challenge winners, and details about the July Challenge.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the SURF + TURF class at Impress today - and at BLOSSOMS + BUTTERFLIES on July 4th!

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06/24/2018

Sun 24

Watercolored Rose
by Penny Ward

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Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today showcasing the Rose Bloom Collage die cut. Don't you just love all the shading on the flower and leaves?

Let me show you how I did it:

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Red and Green panel the same size as base, then cut on the diagonal and adhere opposite colors to base.

 

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Take a large piece of watercolor paper and sprinkle one end with Lindy's Magicals Rudolph's Nose Red and the other end with Frosty Forest Green. Spritz with water and let dry.

(if you look closely at the photo above you can see my white card front panel was sitting too closely when I spritzed the water and it sprayed a bit of color along the left side of my card front...oops!)

Now die cut the Rose Bloom Collage from each end of the watercolored paper. SAVE the center section between your two die cuts. It is going to be the focus of my card next week. :)

 

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Trim White card stock just a bit smaller than card front. Die cut with Rose Bloom Collage and adhere to front panel. Adhere tiny watercolored pieces back into their respective holes.

Only glue one end of the leaves and lift the other end for dimension.

Die cut Birthday Jotted Script from White cardstock. Adhere to card front as shown.

Add Crystal drops as desired.

 

Make sure to check back next Sunday to see what I created with the leftover center section of my watercolored paper.

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/18/2018

Mon 18

Riverbank Oval Cards with Wave Ribbon Collage, Floating Swan, and Birthday Jotted Script or Flitter Side Butterfly
by Anne Thompson

Another gorgeous day today and new Memory Box dies to play with--what more could one ask for!  I made two cards that feature the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 as a frame added on top of the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 where the FLOATING SWAN 94012 rests.

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Let's talk about the birthday card on the left first.  

  • I started with a Pool notecard and die cut the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 into the front of the card.  
  • I die cut the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 from dark brown cardstock and used a glue pen on the top and bottom edges to add it to the notecard.  
  • I used white cardstock to cut out the FLOATING SWAN 94012.  I put a thin line of glue on its bottom front edge and slipped it behind one of the waves to adhere it to the card.  
  • I then added a piece of Pool Gingham Paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 to the inside of the notecard on the righthand panel.  
  • Using the BIRTHDAY JOTTED SCRIPT 94003,  I cut the solid greeting from the dark brown cardstock and used the smaller script die to cut into the pool gingham paper.  I layered them together using the glue pen and adhered it to the card front.
  • When writing on the gingham paper inside, I'll need to remember not to write where the waves are as anything in that space will show when the card is closed.

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I assembled the second card in the same way except I used the FLITTER SIDE BUTTERFLY 94002 instead of the birthday greeting.  I cut the solid wings part of the butterfly from the gingham paper and the more detailed outline from the dark brown cardstock.  I used a glue pen to adhere the two pieces together and then used a foam dot to add it to the card front.

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These dies make great cards for me to send as reminders to others of this special place where I live.  We have Canada Geese and many varieties of ducks in our pond (though we've never had a swan) and eventually the cattails will grow on the banks.  There are lots of butterflies and dragonflies about during the day and fireflies in the evening now.  I know these dies are going to be used over and over again!

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Happy Crafting!

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06/03/2018

Sun 03

Rainbow Butterflies
by Penny Ward

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Hello my friends. Penny here today with a little inspiration for the Rainbow Challenge now on this blog. Look for the Challenge button on the upper right of this page. You are making cards anyway, you might as well enter for a chance at prizes.  :)

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Die cut Starry Sky Border from a scrap of White cardstock. Color the stars with Spectrum Noir markers or medium of your choice.

Lay the negative of the die cut on card front and position as desired. Now adhere the stars back into their respect places, then lift negative off.

Wala!!!

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

On a scrap of White cardstock, color stripes of the rainbow with markers, position Calais Butterflies over stripes and die cut.

Adhere to card front as shown.

 

Make sure to join in the Rainbow Challenge!  :)

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/30/2018

Wed 30

Have a Blast!
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

Today I have a cute card for a boy's birthday!

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To create this card I started with an alcohol ink background.  I used a piece of glossy black cardstock and applied alcohol inks to it.  Once this was dry I spattered gold and white ink to the background.  I die cut the astronaut once from white cardstock and silver cardstock.  I only used the mask from the silver die cut.  I inked the white suit parts with Hickory Smoke distress ink and drew red stripes on the suit.  

The moon and planet I created from a piece of cardstock that I sponged with distress inks and misted with water and hand cut the moon and planet shapes.  I drew in the craters on the planet with colored pencil. 

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I glued the astronaut, planet and moon to the alcohol inked layer and adhered the sentiment to the card front.  

 Then I glued the prepared card front to a white cardstock layer that had been sponged with Vintage Photo ink, spattered with gold ink and had two strips of washi tape adhered to the cardstock. 

To finish the card I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in the bottom right corner of the card and adhered this to a black card base. 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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05/19/2018

Sat 19

Bright and Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a bright and fun card that I created with some of my ink cubes and some washi tape. Let's get started!

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For my card I wanted to use my ink cubes in another way so I started out with a piece of white paper and some thin washi tape. I took pieces of the tape and put them down at different angles to create a masked off area of diagonal lines. Then starting with the pink ink cube I dragged it over the top left corner of my paper. 
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I continued dragging the next two colors until they were all as dark as I wanted them. You could also do this part with an ink blending foam for a different look. Once it was how I wanted it I took off the tape and revealed my white lines. 
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I layered the background on to a pink piece of card stock and then onto a black card base. Some washi tape was added to the front before I added my die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday to the card. It was cut out in black and then I added some clear Wink of Stella pen over it to make it sparkle. I finished it off with some black gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you have a bright and crafty weekend!
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05/12/2018

Sat 12

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a fun birthday card for you, featuring the Rolling Wave Collage die and some playful seals.

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To create this card, I die cut the Rolling Wave from a piece of white cardstock, and then glued it onto a background layer which I painted with watercolors.

I stamped, colored and die cut the seals and the ball, then adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive. 

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I then stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card and glued the card front to a white notecard.

I hope I inspired you to create a few cards!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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05/11/2018

Fri 11

Rainbow Birthday
by Sharon Harnist

Hello Memory Box Fans, Sharon Harnist back with you again today, bringing you a bright rainbow full of birthday cheer!

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Did you realize this wonderful cupcake image is included in the adorable Spring Bunnies stamp set?  I love stamp sets that have a ton of versatility, and this one sure does!  It's not only great for Easter and Spring, but also babies, love, and birthdays!  I stamped the fabulous cupcake image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card, then colored it up with these Copic markers:

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Then I die cut the cupcakes with their coordinating Spring Bunnies die set and glittered them with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer.  Next, I die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday from Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with the same markers, with an ombre effect.

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To complete the card, I anchored the birthday die cut with a piece of washi tape, and stamped the Sweetest sentiment (also from the Spring Bunnies stamp set).  I hope you have a weekend full of rainbows and sunshine!  And if you are a Mother or will be spending the weekend with your Mother, Happy Mother's Day!

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05/10/2018

Thu 10

Feathered Friends and Swooping Branches and Leaves by Jean Okimoto

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A felt owl from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies delivers a bright  greeting here today.  Coordinate them with the perfect printed and embossed papers from Birch Press for more texture and zingy color.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design for spring and summer celebrations.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to fuchsia felt and diecut the Feathered Friends owl.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the face from natural cardstock.  

Cut the eyes and beak - from orange cardstock.  Color the eye circles with a black marker.

Cut the branch - from the Swooping Branches and Leaves Deep Edge dies set - from  recycled cardboard.

The gold embossed paper and bright leafprint are from Birch Press Design.  They quickly add bright splashes of color and earthy texture to the design.  Cut them with the 2" x 3-¼" and 1-¾" x 3" dies from the Rectangle Basics set.  Cut the wing from the embossed paper too.

Stamp the greeting from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamp Set on an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of natural cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

Assemble the card.  Add dark pink gem stickers.  I love how the leaves match the shape of the owl and wing...little things like that make me so happy!

The Deep Edge Dies are timesavers for quilting and fabric arts because they cut thru multiple layers of fabric and are specially made to easily release the diecut pieces.  Of course you can use them for cardstock - and handmade artpapers that can sometimes be challenging to cut.  

 

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's ASIA NOW class at Impress!   Hope you liked the cards - and the great Shizen Designs artpapers we used.  Special thanks to Ann, Erin and Laura too - for helping us find the dies, papers and inks we needed!

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy the sunshine! Jeansignature-3

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