94 posts categorized "Coloring"


Wed 25

Friendship From the Heart
by Lindsay


I am so glad you are joining me today! I am truly a stamper at heart, and when Memory Box comes out with a new stamp set, I get excited! Combine stamps with dies, and it's a match made in heaven! The So Many Things To Love stamp set, and matching dies are just the perfect combination for a clean and simple design!


I started with a white panel of card stock, and die cut the large heart from its center. I placed it temporarily onto my white card base, and made a few marks, removed the panel, and stamped the coordinating heart/flower image. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers, and added light blue shading to the inside of the heart.


For the panel, I took a light blue ink, and sponged it onto the edges. I stamped a sentiment, also from the set, and then adhered the panel to my card front with a generous amount of foam tape. I finished it with a few sequins!


I hope you enjoyed, and were inspired to create with your coordinating stamp and die sets! Which Memory Box sets are your favorite? I would love to know!



Wed 07

Peaceful Christmas
by Lindsay


Lindsay with you today, and I am sharing yet another Christmas card! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a large stack to send, and this one is now included with them! I just adore the Snowglobe Wishes stamp set, and die combo, and thought those sweet deer needed to be colored, and put onto a card. 


Going very clean and simple, I took a piece of white card stock, and cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4. I then masked off a round hill with a piece of scrap paper, and sponged on a faint horizon line for my trees to sit on, and around. I stamped my images onto Copic safe card stock, and colored them in. Using the coordinating dies, I ran each image through, and adhered them to the panel. 


I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black ink, and rounded the corners of the panel. I then adhered the panel to a white card base, using foam tape, and applied some glittery shine to the trees with a glitter pen. Again, a very simple card, and easy to make a few of! Besides, coloring is always a welcome distraction from certain chores, right? Thanks so much for stopping by! 




Fri 18

Merry Christmas
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

Just think, a week from today it will be Black Friday!  This month has flown by and I had hoped I would be more prepared for the Christmas season.  One of my goals is to get all my Christmas cards done by Thanksgiving, so with that in mind, today I have another to add to my stash.

Merry christmas bunny

To create this card, I began by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using the Beaded Background die.  I sponged the die cut background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and glued this to a white card base. Once again, I used white cardstock to die cut the Fresh Pine Curved Border. I trimmed the die cut to fit on the bottom third of the card front. Before I adhered the tree border to my card front, I sponged the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I stamped, colored and cut out the bunnies and used foam tape to glue them on top of a licorice strip of cardstock that had been embossed using white embossing powder.


To finish the card, I embellished it with snowflakes and a little bit of bling.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you to create some cards of your own!




Fri 11

Let it Snow
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

The weekend is upon us, and hopefully you can sneak in some stamping time for yourself.  I have a fun Christmas card to inspire you.


To create this card, cut a card layer from watercolor paper and sponge the front with Broken China Distress ink.  Die cut the row of trees from kraft cardstock and cut the trees apart and glue them to the prepared card front.  Adhere a strip of pool dot paper across the bottom of the trees and add a piece of washi tape on top of the pool dot paper.  Using a white marker, add snow to the trees and snow dots in the background. Stamp, color and die cut the polar bear and adhere to the top of a circle of twine.  


To finish the card, stamp the sentiment at the bottom left side of the card front. Adhere the card front to a crimsom cardstock layer and glue that to a white card base. Embellish the card with sequins and a snowflake.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!




Tue 20

Love and Laughter
by Lindsay


I have a frosty, fun card to share with you today, that features an adorable stamp set designed by Memory Box for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember celebration! The set is called Love and Laughter, and the images are absolutely adorable. The possibilities are endless with what you can create using it! I made a snowy scene for this card, let's take a closer look.


I began with a white card stock panel, and masked off the top area while I brought in blue ink for the ice. I then removed the mask, stamped the adorable rabbit, and his sled, and inked the top portion of the panel, creating a sunset sky. 


I allowed the inked panel to completely dry, before stamping, and embossing the snowflakes. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped, and masked a stack of gifts, and colored them with Copic Markers, and a Wink of Stella Gold Glitter pen. I trimmed them out, and adhered them to the colored wagon with foam adhesive. Once the rabbit was colored, I stamped the sentiment, which continues to the inside, and popped the panel up onto a white card base. 


I also added a stack of envelopes in the rabbit's hands, and sprinkled "snow" around the sky with a white gel pen. 

I hope you were inspired, and grab a set for yourself! Thank you so much for joining me today!

6a00d83454a17469e201b7c89339e3970b-640wiThe stamp set is only available through Simon Says Stamp, but if you leave a comment to this post saying what you like about this stamp set, you will have a chance to win the brand new Memory Box Quiet Cabin Landscape die.   You have until Sunday, September 25 at 11:00pm EST to leave your comment.  The winner be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 26.  Good luck!




Sat 10

Kindness Card
by Donna

Good morning everyone!  

We are offically into the month of September,  which means it's time for fall!  To celebrate the season I have put together a fun and easy autumn card. 

MB pumpkin 2016


I wanted to create a background with leaves but I didn't have any leaf stamps large enough, so instead I used the leaf stencil to create the background. I traced the leaves in a random pattern using a fine-tipped Sharpie pen.


The photo above shows how the background looks after the leaves are traced onto the card background, and the photo below shows how the background looks once the vein lines are added to the leaves.


Loosely watercolor the leaves and the background.  Stamp, watercolor and die cut the pumpkin.  Emboss the sentiment on vellumn cardstock and emboss using gold embossing powder.  Use foam adhesive to adhere the pumpkin to the vellum.  Glue the vellum piece to the card front with foam adhesive behind the pumpkin.  Glue the prepared card front to a white card base.


I hope I inspired you to use your stencils in a different way.  Thanks for stopping by today!





Tue 19

Cookie kind of Christmas
by Shelby Thomas


Good morning Memory Box fans! 

I pulled out some Copics, the newly released Frosted Christmas clear stamp set  and liquid pearls for today's clean and simple design.


The Frosted Christmas stamp set is just perfect for creating fun and cheery Christmas cards.  Lots of different components to this set which allows for a lot of different creations.  I decided to dress up the gingerbread cookies as a boy and girl and give them each a different facial expression.  The sentiment is and the holly leaf are also from the set.  After they were dressed up and colored up, I cut them out with one of the dies in the stitched rectangular set and then matted them using the perfect layers tool.


The last step was to pull out some Ranger perfect pearls and create the icing for these cuties!  Thanks for swinging by today and hope the rest of your week is fantastic.




Thu 07

Moose Buddies
by Jenny Griffiths

Greetings Crafty Friends,

 I am happy to bring you another card created from the brand new Memory Box Holiday Collection. I must say these Moose “spoke” to me right away and I envisioned them sitting around the glow of the campfire on a starry night. Of course they had to be toasting marshmallows on a stick for their favorite (actually mine too) s’mores treat. Now that’s my kind of fun!

Moose Buddies J Griffiths

Wow! the Moose Buddies stamp set even comes with Moose accessories including a neck scarf, Santa hat, a sledding disk and a cocoa cup. For now, the card was created without all these but as we get closer to the holidays, the accessories can be added for wintery fun. I can’t wait!

Moose detail J Griffiths

The moose buddies were colored with prisma pencils and blended smooth with mineral spirits (Gamsol) to even out the pencil lines a bit. The glow of the fire and the night sky was created by using Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey inks in the center followed by Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire inks blended out towards the edges. After the inks dried I stenciled the Winter Scattered Flakes using white pigment ink over the night sky area only.  

All that was left was to add the dirt mound (forest clearing), some green pines on either side of the camp site and of course the moose and campfire popped up for dimension. I’d love to pull up a log and join these two, wouldn’t you?

Moose Buddies J Griffiths

Like this Moose Buddies stamp set?  You can possibly win it by leaving a comment on this post. You have until 11:59 EST on Sunday, July 10th to enter.  Good luck!  Don't forget to stop by the blog all week for more inspiration and chances to win!

See you at the next campfire! 



Thu 30

Bunny Links
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends!

Keeping cool? or in some places warm?  Here in Southern California we're having a blistering heat wave which is especially dangerous and concerning during the current wild fire conditions. We're safe but our evacuation bins are packed and ready to go.

 To take my mind off the heat, I created this cheery bunny card using the clever Square Links die and the adorable Birthday Bunnies stamp set (since today is my birthday--hee hee). 

Bunny Link J Griffiths

I die cut the links from white card stock, adhered it vertically to the base card and saved the two larger square cut outs to stamp the bunnies which I colored with Prisma pencils.  I left a few squares empty allowing the grey background paper to show through and used solid and patterned scrap papers to partially die cut the other square areas.   If you save left over scrap papers like I do, dig them out and use them here.  

Detail link J.Griffiths

I also added the heart in the uppermost square cut from coral colored felt---it just added a little dimension and texture.  I made sure to repeat the coral color in one of the link squares too.  The dainty flowers in the center square are from the Summerville Landscape die---this is a great die to use even if you only need a couple of flowers as I did here.  After paper piecing the flower heads in different card stock colors I added a cupped sequin to the yellow flower which made it look like a daffodil.  I love adding different elements like felt and sequins to cards for a little added "oomph".  It also makes me feel like my out-of-control crazy stash of "stuff" is warranted--know the feeling? 

Bunny Link J Griffiths

I always try to remember that card making is doubly beneficial---it helps me by keeping my mind and hands occupied as I design and creating the cards, and it brings a smile to the person who receives it or sees it.  These bunnies are so adorable and charming, they're sure to brighten anyone's outlook--so, if you have a particularly challenging day, head into your crafting zone and create.  If you can't think of what to make or how to proceed just look for inspiration from other card makers (yoo hoo, over here!) to kick-start your "mojo".  The more you create, the more ideas and inspiration will flow.  

Thinking of you,



Tue 28

Love Grows
by Shelby Thomas


Happy Tuesday morning everyone!  I hope all is going well.  I pulled out one of my favorite MB clear stamp sets for today's post.  I love the versatility of this set and how I can use it all year round.  I mean who couldn't use a little love all year?!!


I used just a couple of stamps from the set to create today's card.  I stamped the pot, then masked the pot with Inkadinkadoo masking paper and stamped the flowers so it appears as though they are coming from the pot.  The seed packets were stamped while the pot was still masked just in case my eyes were playing tricks on me, and I hadn't lined everything up like I intended.  Everything was stamped with MFT hybrid ink in black licorice.


These stamps make for easy and fast coloring with Copics (or any medium actually).  I popped on a few bits and bobbles as I'm still trying to get comfortable with clean and simple design!!

I added a popped of color to break of the white and white with purple card stock and placed the panel on an A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit and hope the rest of your week goes well.