28 posts categorized "Gifts"

02/13/2018

Tue 13

You Are Special
by Sharon Harnist

Could you use a little pampering today, to get ready for Valentine's Day?  I'm here to help!  Hello, Memory Box fans -- I'm Sharon Harnist.  I'm new here to the blog and design team and I couldn't be more thrilled!  I've loved and used Memory Box products for MANY years and I am very grateful and excited to begin this journey!

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I recently hosted my neighborhood ladies Bunco game night and wanted these wonderful women to feel special and pampered, so I came up with these relaxing bath salts gifts for them!  An internet search for homemade bath salts will yield dozens of recipes for you to try ... I settled on Lavender and Rose Petal.  The easiest part of this project was putting together these sweet tags, to tell the recipients how special they are!  I used the Wirework Hearts clear stamp set:

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To stamp the medium wirework heart on the 3-1/2" x 1-7/8" tags, I used Tsukineko Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink.  For the Rose Petal salts, I used Tsukineko Memento Rose Bud ink to stamp the small heart and sentiment.  For the Lavender bath salts, I used Ranger Distress Oxide Wilted Violet ink for the small heart and sentiment.  Then I just tied the tags around the jars with colored twine:

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To finish the gifts, I simply made a label to cover the tops of these repurposed frappuccino bottles!


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There are TONS of other things you could package as gifts into jars, then just use this versatile stamp set to dress them up and make the recipient feel that much more special!  Thanks so much for joining me today and Happy Valentine's Day!

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12/23/2017

Sat 23

2017 Holiday Look Book

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Looking for a bit of just-in-time inspiration?  Here's our 2017 Holiday Look Book of designs for ornaments, gifts, sewing and cards.  Enjoy!

 

12/09/2017

Sat 09

Jolly Old Santa
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a fun way to brighten up your gift bags this holiday season using on of the new deep cut dies. Let's get started!

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I used the super cute Jolly Old Santa die and used some fun papers to put him together. To give him a little bit of a vintage look I ran some brown chalk ink around all of the die cut pieces. Then I glued all of the pieces and put them on a brown gift bag. With the deep edge dies you could cut out a bunch at one time and then decorate all of your gift bags for the holiday season. Just be sure to use a metal shim if you are cutting more than one layer of paper.

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The die made this gift bag so quick and easy and you know that no one else will have the same bag under the tree this year!

Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!
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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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11/21/2016

Mon 21

Kitchen Essentials Gift Tags
by Anne

It's almost time for Cookie Swap Season, so I've been going through cookbooks and holiday magazines reading cookie recipes.  I'm not much of a cookie baker, though--but I do know how to freeze those I buy during a Cookie Walk at the local church fair!  Because the packaging is important to me when giving food gifts, I made some tags featuring the KITCHEN ESSENTIALS die no. 99527.  

Materials Used:

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  • KITCHEN ESSENTIALS die no. 99527 cut from silver mirror cardstock
  • STITCHED SCALLOPED CIRCLES die set no. 30047, a center one cut from Cranberry Snow Memory Box patterned paper and a larger one from a heavy white cardstock
  • miniature bows (in a package of 6 from JoAnn's)
  • Black dots on white grosgrain ribbon
  • hole punch; double-sided tape/tape runner; glue dots

A Stack of Four Tags:

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These are going to look soooo cute tied onto bags of cookies!  

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I  know I will make another dozen or more of these tags to tie onto other food gifts from my kitchen (strawberry jam) and small loaves of breads.  Having the tags ready will help motivate me to get to work in the kitchen this December!

Happy Crafting!

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11/20/2016

Sun 20

Golden Gift
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with my newest love in paper...Gold Mirror cardstock.

OH MY WORD!!!

Found it at my local craft store and it die cuts beautifully! But I just had to take this particular Oh So Merry Frame die to the next level....

as a gift card holder.

Here we go:

 

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Die cut the Oh So Merry Frame from mirrored cardstock. Very important to keep the pieces below the word Merry.

Flip die over and tape those three pieces back in place.

 

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For the background panel I used Lindy's Magicals Steel Shimmer on watercolor paper. After that was dry, I added some Gansai Tambi Gold paint and let dry.

 

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Adhere Gold Oh So Merry Frame to watercolor panel.

NOTE:  Only glue around the frame area and just along the bottom of the "merry" section, not the actual letters themselves.

This will leave you with an area to slide a gift card.  :)

Card and gift all in one...I like it!

 

Happy holiday crafting,

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08/17/2016

Wed 17

A Christmas Tag Set
by Lindsay

Hello!

 I am so glad you stopped by today! I have a fun tag set for you, using one of the newly released stamp sets, and it's coordinating die. These are very easy to make, and are a lovely addition to any gift that you give!

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I started by stamping all of my images onto Bristol Smooth White paper, and coloring them using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then die cut them out, and added a bit of ink blending, and stenciling to the globes. 

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To create this particular tag, I colored in the pine trees with Copic Markers, and set them aside. I then used some light blue ink, and blended upward to make it look like a bit of blue sky. I added some snowflakes using the Scattered Flakes stencil, and added the snow mound that was die cut from the set. I layered all of my elements into the tag with foam, and added some details with a white gel pen, along with ribbon, and twine. 

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I used the same techniques for this, except I colored the images with watercolor markers. After they were dry, I adhered them to my inked, and stenciled tag.

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Again, the same inking done, I colored my Santa with the Zig markers, and adhered him with a bit of foam tape.

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There you have all four! I hope you've enjoyed, and were inspired to create your own tags! These can be used directly on a gift, or put them on a card! Your recipient will love it! 

Thank you again for stopping by! Have a crafty day!

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03/07/2016

Mon 07

PLUSH SPRING BUNNY Tags
by Anne

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Here are some quick and easy tags made using the PLUSH SPRING BUNNY die no. 99322.   I cut all of the parts in the die set (body, two ears, tail) from white cardstock, attaching the ears with glue dots and the tail with a pop-dot.   I used a pink Prismacolor pencil to add a bit of color inside one ear and on the bunny's cheek.  A matte black stick-on dot was used as an eye. I made a collar for the bunny with some glittery orange ribbon and a fancy stick-on bow.  That's it!  I found cute carrot-shaped cellophane bags (at A.C.Moore), filled them with a dozen individually wrapped chocolate eggs, and tied them closed with an orange and white-dotted ribbon.  I then attached a bunny to each one using glue dots.

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 Soooo cute and no-sew easy!!! 

Happy Crafting!

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06/03/2015

Wed 03

Wrap it Up with Geo Fragments


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Got gifts?  Here's another way to use the new Geo Fragments Dies - create little giftboxes wrapped in bright geo-wrap!  Jean Okimoto here with a colorful card for you this evening.

Memory Box Products

  • NEW Open Studio Geo Fragments Die Set 30054
  • Open Studio Truly Gifted Die Set 30039
  • Open Studio Share the Happiness Die Set 30007
  • Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set 30009
  • Open Studio Stitched Square Layers Die Set 30038
  • NEW Open Studio Party Time Clear Stamps Set CL5153
  • Pool Notecard and Envelope
  • Key Lime, Violet, Wisteria, Pool, Peony and Robins Egg Notecards for diecutting

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Cut Geo Fragments from Robins Egg, Violet and Pool.  Attach the strips to Peony, Key Lime and Wisteria.  Cut 'giftboxes' with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Layers and Stitched Square Layers dies. 

Cut the bows and assemble them - mix and match the streamers and knots for a variety of looks.  Attach narrow strips of Scor-Tape behind scraps of Peony, Key Lime and Wisteria.  Cut strips to create the vertical ribbons.  Wrap them around the boxes and attach the ends behind the boxes.  

Stamp "birthday" on white cardstock with Victorian Violet and dry the ink.  Cut around it with the Stitched Rectangle Layer.  Cut the "HAPPY" - save the little pieces in the "P's."  Save the little piece in the "A" - or just cut a little triangle from white cardstock.  

Attach the pieces to a Pool Notecard.  Attach tiny chartreuse sequins.  Coordinate the card with a matching Pool Envelope.

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Thanks for stopping by - have fun with the great new Geo Fragments Dies.  There are so many ways to use them - borders, backgrounds, stencils, or overlays.   You can even diecut your own confetti from brightly-colored cardstock!  

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the INKOLLAGE...THINK INK! class at Impress on Saturday.  We'll be using Geo Fragments - and a lot more - to create a bunch of cool, colorsplashed cards.

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12/26/2014

Fri 26

Valentine Duo

Hello Everyone!

I know Christmas was just yesterday, but it is not too soon to be planning for Valentine's Day! Here is a card and gift box set class that will be offered at our store The Stamp Addict here in San Diego, CA. on January 13th...you get to learn and make both for $5 so if you happen to be in the area give us a call to reserve a seat!

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Both use the Floral Heart Die and the Card also uses the Precious Hearts Die. Bling them both us and add a few accent flowers for dimension and voila! A wonderful set ready for your special sweetie!

I hope to see you in class!