132 posts categorized "Deborah"

09/15/2015

Tue 15

Watercolored Poinsettia Ribbon

 

Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog, Outside the Box!

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card.

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M E M O R Y   B O X   S U P P L I E S

A D D I T I O N A L   S U P P L I E S

Stamp: "Most Wonderful Time" (Memory Box, retired); Ink: Distress Embossing (Ranger); Accents: gems (Mark Richards, Doodlebug); Twinkling H20s (Bronze Medallion, Egyptian Gold, Gold Jade, Heavenly Bamboo, Hot Cinnamon, Jasper Red; Other: watercolor paper (Canson), Superfine Detail Gold embossing powder (Ranger)

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I N S T R U C T I O N S
  1. Make 3.5" x 5" card base and round bottom corners.
  2. Stamp sentiment with embossing ink, apply EP, and heat.
  3. Die cut Poinsettia Ribbon from watercolor paper and paint with Twinkling H20s.
  4. Once dry, adhere die-cut to card and apply Stickles to petals.
  5. Adhere bling and randomly dot with Stickles.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

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09/08/2015

Tue 08

Reflect: An All-Occasion Card
by Deborah Nolan

Good morning! Thank you for dropping by once again to the Memory Box Design Team blog.

Today I thought I'd share an any-occasion kind of a card focusing on some fall foliage. It's very simple, but I love the way the colors pop against the brown of the cardstock!

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M E M O R Y   B O X   S U P P L I E S

A D D I T I O N A L   S U P P L I E S

Ink: Black Archival Ink, Distress Embossing (Ranger); Accents: gems (Mark Richards), button, cord (Hemptique); Markers: Clean Color Real Brush WaterColors (Zig); Other: watercolor paper (Canson), Seafoam White embossing powder (Ranger), fun foam

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I N S T R U C T I O N S
  1. Make 3.5" x 5" card base from Mocha cardstock.
  2. Stamp Blooming Leaf Border with Archival Ink on watercolor paper and watercolor with markers.
  3. Once dry, die cut painted image using Postage Strip.
  4. Cut Mocha panel 3.25" x 4.75" and 1" x 4.75" strip of Jack O Lantern cardstock.
  5. Adhere Jack O Lantern strip to back of Mocha panel.
  6. Stamp sentiment on panel with embossing ink, apply embossing powder and heat.
  7. Adhere fun foam to back of panel and attach to card.
  8. Adhere die-cut image to panel.
  9. Thread button, tie bow, and adhere along with gems.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

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08/25/2015

Tue 25

Happy Halloween Boo

Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog!

Today's card features punkin' dies in honor of Halloween being just around the corner. (I say this rather tongue in cheek given we're still in August and all the craft stores have been displaying Halloween since July 5th.)

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box dies (Jolly Jack O Lanterns, Contour Typewriter Keys, Swooning Bats) and papers (Kraft, Jack O Lantern); Ink: Distress Ripe Persimmon (Ranger); Pen: Zig Fine Point Black; Accents:  gems (Mark Richards); Other: fun foam

S U P P L Y   S U B S T I T U T I O N S

If you don't have the Memory Box dies above, substitute Bat Cave or Batty Border for the bats. Stitched Pumpkins can fill in for Jolly Jack O Lanterns. If you're missing Contour Typewriter Keys, use Typewriter Lowercase Alphabet and a circle punch.

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 3.5" x 5" card base from kraft.
  2. Cut kraft panel 3" x 4.5".
  3. Ink edges of card and panel with Ripe Persimmon.
  4. Die cut Jolly Jack O Lanterns twice and letters from Contour Typewriter Keys.
  5. Edge all die-cuts with Ripe Persimmon and adhere to card.
  6. Die-cut and adhere bats.
  7. Adhere gems.
  8. Write sentiment on kraft panel and snip ends for a banner. Score banner twice at each end, fold, and adhere to card.

T I P S

If you don't have a sentiment that fits the bill, just write it by hand. If you're afraid to write on your card, write on a banner so you can re-do it if needed. And, of course, you can always computer-generate a sentiment and print it on cardstock.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

08/18/2015

Tue 18

Pinecone and Greenery Joy

Welcome back, card lovers!

The focus of my card today is the new Pinecone and Greenery die:

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box dies (Pinecone and Greenery, Parker Alphabet), patterned paper, cardstock (Kraft, Thistle, Vanilla Bean); Ink: Ranger Distress embossing; Embossing Powder: Wow; Accents: sequins (Cartwright), gems (Mark Richards), wood veneer star (Studio Calico), ribbon 

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 4.25" x 5.5" card base from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Cut patterned paper and cardstock panels and adhere to card.
  3. Die cut Pinecone and Greenery twice from Vanilla Bean cardstock and once from Thistle cardstock and adhere to card.
  4. Die cut three sets of letters from Vanilla Bean cardstock, stack, and adhere to card.
  5. Tie three bows from ribbons, bind together, and adhere to card with glue dot.
  6. Apply embossing ink and powder to wood veneer star, heat, and adhere to bow.
  7. Adhere gems and sequins. 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

08/11/2015

Tue 11

Watercolored Inlaid Roses

Hey, there!

Today I made a one-layer card featuring a little inlaid die action with one of the new dies and a sentiment from the last PoppyStamp release:

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box die (English Rose Stem) and PoppyStamps sentiment stamps (Hope & Thanks); Paper: Memory Box cardstock, Canson watercolor paper; Inks: Ranger Archival Ink; Other: Zig watercolor brush markers, Twinkling H20's

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

    1. Make 4.25" x 5.5" card base.
    2. Die cut rose stem from panel of watercolor paper.
    3. Before removing die-cut, place tape on back side of die-cut sheet to keep internal bits of flowers in place.
    4. Remove die-cut and paint background of panel using washes of Twinkling H20's.
    5. Stamp sentiment and heat set.
    6. Paint internal pieces of flowers using Zig watercolor markers.
    7. Highlight flowers with white pen.
    8. Use white pen to create dot trios randomly across card.
    9. Paint die-cut separately, dry, and insert into panel.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

07/21/2015

Tue 21

Blissful Bundle Ornament

Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog, Outside the Box! We have a brand new release and I'm feeling like celebrating a little Christmas in July! Today's card is a monochromatic study with subtle texture (which is a little hard to see in the photo, but it's there)!

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M E M O R Y   B O X   S U P P L I E S

O T H E R   S U P P L I E S
 
White cardstock, Wink of Stella (Clear) pen, Mark Richards gems and pearls, foam dimensional squares, Ranger Distress embossing ink and Platinum embossing powder
 
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I N S T R U C T I O N S
  1. Make card 4.25" x 5.5" base.
  2. Cut 4" x 5.25" panel, emboss with Bengal Detail Plate and adhere.
  3. Die cute two Drop Ornament layers and Blissful Bundle.
  4. Adhere larger ornament.
  5. On smaller ornament, stamp Most Wonderful Time of the Year with embossing ink, apply Platinum embossing Powder, and heat set.
  6. Color Blissful Bundle with clear Wink of Stella and adhere to smaller ornament with foam dimensional squares.
  7. Adhere smaller ornament to larger ornament with foam dimensional squares.
  8. Adhere gems and pearls.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

P.S. Check back tomorrow for a new card from Jean!

07/14/2015

Tue 14

Blog Blitz Day 2: Thank You

Hiya, Stamp Fans!

Welcome to Day Two of the 2015 Holiday Release Blog Blitz!

The blitz started yesterday and will continue all week with multiple chances to win some of the new goodies! There will be at least two posts each day, so be sure to check both morning and afternoon. (Check back later today to see what our Marnie has made with the fabulous new products!)

Memory Box is keen to learn what you think about its new release and our projects, so there will be a prize for every post, and you can enter to win every one of them! Leave a comment on each designer's post to get your name in the hat to win the die she features on her card.

If you leave a comment on my post, you'll be eligible to win the Stitched Thank You Square Frame die you see in my card today.

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The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday, July 19th at 11:59 PM EST. The winners will be posted here at Outside the Box on the afternoon of Monday, July 20.

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box dies, (Stitched Thank You Square Frame, Tanglewood Frame, Cascadia Butterfly Trio) cardstock, and patterned paper; Accents: gems (Recollections); Other: Sakura glue pin

I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make card base.
  2. Cut and adhere white cardstock and patterned paper panels to card.
  3. Die cut Stitched Thank You Square Frame, Tanglewood Frame, and Cascadia Butterfly Trio.
  4. Trim Tanglewood Frame die-cut to fit and adhere to back of Stitched Thank You Square Frame die-cut, then adhere the frame to the card.
  5. Adhere butterflies and gems.

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Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win the Stitched Thank You Square Frame die!

06/23/2015

Tue 23

Follow Your Bliss (and Be Bright About It)!

Hello, Hello!

Our theme this month is butterflies. so I decided to pair one of my favorite dies, the Cascadia Butterfly Trio, with the Geo Fragments die (another favorite).

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box Follow Your Bliss stamp, Geo Fragments and Cascadia Butterfly Trio dies, Bubblegum, Key Lime, Mango, and Pool Gingham patterned papers and Squash Distressed Dots patterned paper, and Bubblegum cardstock; Distress Inks: Broken China, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick  (Ranger); Accents: gem stickers (Starform)

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 4" x 5.5" card base from white cardstock and score (but don't fold yet).
  2. Die cut Geo Fragments from front of card.
  3. Fold card and round bottom corners.
  4. Stamp sentiment in Mowed Grass.
  5. Adhere Bubblegum cardstock panel to back of card front.
  6. Die cut Cascadia Butterfly Trio from Bubblegum, Key Lime, Mango, and Pool Gingham PP and Squash Distressed Dots PP.
  7. Edge butterflies with contrasting inks: Bubblegum PP = Spiced Marmalade; Key Lime PP = Broken China; Mango PP = Bubblegum; Pool PP = Crushed Olive;  Squash PP = Wild Honey.
  8. Arrange butterflies and adhere.
  9. Adhere gem stickers.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

06/16/2015

Tue 16

Butterfly Pipes

Hello, stampers, and welcome back to our design team blog, Outside the Box!

I hadn't used our pipe dies yet and the focus this month is butterflies, so I decided to put a spin on the process of metamorphosis. 

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S U P P L I E S

Memory Box dies (Large Steampunk Pipes, Medium Steampunk Pipes, Small Steampunk Pipes, Cascadia Butterfly Trio, Isabella Butterfly), retired 6x6 patterned paper (Jubilee collection); Inks: Distress Festive Berries (Ranger); Accents: gems (Mark Richards); Other: PrismaColor pencils 

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Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

06/09/2015

Tue 09

Thank You with a Row of Poppies

Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog - so glad you're here!

Today's card features the new Row of Poppies die and a sentiment from my favorite new PoppyStamps clear stamp set Hope and Thanks.

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S U P P L I E S

Stamp: Hope and Thanks (PoppyStamps); Inks: Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Orange Zest (PTI); Dies: Row of Poppies, Cascadia Butterfly Trio (Memory Box); Accents: gems

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 3.5" x 5" cardbase.
  2. Cut panel of PP and adhere to card.
  3. Die cut Row of Poppies and adhere.
  4. Die cut two small butterflies and apply ink with foam tool (lightest color in the center, getting gradually darker as you reach the edges).
  5. Adhere butterflies with glue dots and adhere small gems. 
  6. Layer inks on sentiment stamp and impress on white card stock. 
  7. Trim sentiment (centered) to .5" x 4.5" and cut ends to banner points.
  8. Score approximately .75" and 1" from each end, bend on score lines and add piece of foam dimensional tape to center of banner; adhere to card.
I love these bright colors and the contrast!
 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! 

Deborah