63 posts categorized "Masculine"

03/22/2017

Wed 22


Spring Forest By Lindsay

Hello, and welcome!

I have a masculine card to share with you today using a few of the Spring release! Masculine cards are sometimes challenging, but with a few choice colors, and specific dies, you can make something any man would love to receive. 

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To begin, I die cut a panel of lime green card stock using the Sapling Collage die. I also die cut the front of a top folding white note card with the same die. I trimmed the green panel down, and die cut it using the Scallop Stitch Fancy Frames die set, adhering it to my white card using foam tape.

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I stamped a sentiment from the So Many Things To Love set, using gray ink. I then die cut a few deer from an older set, called Valley Deer Trio, and inked them using brown ink. I adhered them to the card front, as well as the inside using liquid glue, as well as foam tape.

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To finish it, and give it more interest, I sponged on a couple of blue shades on the inside panel of the card. 

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03/19/2017

Sun 19

Lighthouse
by Penny Ward

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Hello and welcome to the Memory Box blog. Penny here today with more goodies from the newest release. I don't know about you, but for me making "manly" cards is tough...until this newest release. So many things to be excited about!!!

Let me walk you through it:

Start with a White cardstock base and "emboss" Scalloped Stitch Trimmings using the largest and third largest of the dies.

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Ink blend as shown using Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks.

For the sky ...die cut the largest Stitched Cloud Trio, then use as a mask and swipe VersaMagic Aspen Mist ink upwards leaving soft cloud formations on your card front.

 

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Die cut Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves from White cardstock. I colored the Lighthouse by using the Collective Hearts stencil and eBrushing with a Copic marker. Small strip of Black cardstock was used behind the windows.

Wave was inked with Peacock Feathers then coated with Stardust Stickles. These were adhered to card front with foam adhesive.

Greeting from the So Many Things to Love set was stamped and heat embossed unto Vellum.

The Flying Gulls were die cut from White cardstock.

 

Are you loving the Ocean themed release? Which is your favorite so far?

 

Happy Crafting...

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02/02/2017

Thu 02

Frame the Adler Star Collage with a Cherub Heart
by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple Valentine with the Adler Star Collage in a Cherub Heart Frame - then add a greeting, some sequins - and your card is ready!  Hello - Jean Okimoto here - with a bit of inspiration for our February Challenge.  It's all about clean and simple "love" cards - and with the big day just 12 days away clean and simple is the way to go!  

The Adler Star Collage adds a edgy, faceted look to the classic Cherub Heart.  It's sandwiched between layers of black and red cardstock.  The Rectangle Basics make it easy to cut the perfect layers without any tedious measuring.

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Cut a 2.3" x 1.9" Cherub Heart from black cardstock - leave a generous margin of cardstock to create a frame.  Save the negative.  Cut Adler Star Collage from another piece of black cardstock.  

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Place the Cherub Heart negative over the collage and temporarily tape the layers of cardstock together.  Attach the back of the negative to the sides of the collage.    Cut through both layers with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Cut a red cardstock rectangle to fit behind the heart.

Stamp LOVE - from the Smile Clear Stamps Set - on red cardstock with Imagine Crafts Tuxedo Black Memento Luxe.  Emboss it with detail black powder to add a bit of shine and dimension.  Cut it with the 1/3/4" x ¾" Rectangle Basics die. 

Attach everything to a 3-¾" x 7-78" card of textured white cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add light gold sequins.

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Keep it simple - and easily-assembled!  You'll discover that many of the Memory Box dies create the perfect cutouts to frame our delicate collages and add dimension.   Bold colors and shiny accents add the finishing touch.

Big Thanks to everyone from last week's LOVE...Simply Stated class at Impress.  Thanks Ann, Karen and Erin - for helping us find the products we need for great Valentines.  

See you at this weekend's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  We're making six Asian-inspired cards - one of them features a simple origami bird I created for the class.   

Thanks for stopping by...see you again next week!

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01/31/2017

Tue 31

Masculine Happy Birthday
by Shelby Thomas

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Good morning everyone!  Have you checked out the dies from the latest release to help with those "challenging" masculine cards?

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Most of us are much more comfortable with the pretty flowers and butterflies and toss in a few sequins and life is good.  That is until we need a card for the men in our lives.  Now if they would just like all the aforementioned things...life would be good.  But alas, the men in my life don't like those pretty sparkly things so I need to create differently.

I pulled out my new Ken Oliver color bursts to create the background.  I sprinkled the dry colors onto my craft sheet and added water.  I dragged my water color paper through the mixture and then sprayed the paper more to get the colors to blend and run even more.  The edges were inked with distress inks (forest moss, black soot and gathered twigs).  Faded stencil technique creates the corners.

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The sentiment was created using the die Happy Birthday upright script cut twice and layered.  The focal point is the workshop border die cut from copper metallic paper.  You can barely see in the picture, but I carried through the design to the inside of the card with the same colors of color burst crystals and the Workshop border die.

Thanks for popping in for a visit today and hopefully, you're inspired a little bit to get creating for the men in your lives!!

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10/11/2016

Tue 11

Mighty Oak
by Shelby

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Good morning Memory Box fans.  I love the rich colors of Autumn and decided to incorporate the richness of the season into a perfectly masculine card.  Even guys enjoy receiving cards (even if they don't admit it)!

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I used the wonderful die called Mighty Oak Frame and put the die Small Deer behind the tree.  2 perfectly paired dies = a fast easy card and perfectly masculine card.  Remember this video from a few months back using deli paper and distress crayons?

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Well instead of using distress crayons to create the color on the deli paper, I used DecoArts Metallic Lustre in Copper Kettle and Black Shimmer.  I applied the medium in several different ways.  For a thin coat, I used a paintbrush loaded with a lot of water and then lessened the amount of water to increase the opacity.  For the heaviest coverage, I applied the medium directly to the deli paper with my finger.

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The sentiment is from an exclusive Memory Box set available from Simple Pleasures Stamps and Scrapbooking which was stamped in Versafine and then embossed with Copper embossing powder.

Thanks for popping in for a visit today!  See you next week:)!!

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09/19/2016

Mon 19

September Release Blog Blitz
by Laura

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Memory Box has a brand new release of dies that build upon the Fall and holiday release.  There are snowflakes, snowglobe items, fancy closure dies, and in the case of my card, a stag.  I am thrilled that there is a new deer die because it makes beautiful holiday cards as well as cards for men.

For my card, I created a background using some 140lb watercolor paper and some Color Burst powders.  You can definitely play around with the colors you choose for the card.  I went with warm Fall colors, but you could just as easily use blues and purples for a winter scene.

Here is a close-up of the background:

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The die itself cuts a beautiful window that you can use to layer onto a card or to create a peek-a-boo look that shows through to the inside of the card.

Join us all this week for ideas and chances to win prizes.  One comment from each designer post from Monday, September 19th- Friday, September 23 will be chosen at random to win a prize.  You have until Sunday, September 25 at 11:00pm EST to leave your comments.  Winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 26.  Good luck!

Leave a comment on my blog post for your chance to win the new Graceful Stag Collage die.

 

06/19/2016

Sun 19

3D Cattails
by Penny

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with something on the "manly" side. It seems all of a sudden I need these kinds of cards.

Super Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy and just take a look at those adorable 3D cattails.

Here is how to recreate this:

 

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Cut Lime card stock as a base. Cut Gray card stock just a bit smaller, emboss Thank You Tiles across the center as shown. (Depending on your die cut machine, most likely you will use a rubber mat instead of a cutting mat to achieve an embossed look) Adhere this panel to the Lime with just the left and bottom edges peeking out.

 

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Die cut Tall Cattails from White card stock. Use Copics, paint or colored pencils on the stems. Coat the fuzzy cattail section with White Amplify!, then heat set and watch the magic happen as it puffs up. Tap a dark brown marker against the cattail (Copic E47 was used here), until happy with results.

Adhere to card front and trim as necessary. Add Apple Green Crystal Drops.

This is a 10 minute card...you can do it too!

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/06/2016

Mon 06

You're Kind of a Big Dill!
by Anne

Here's another look at the IN A PICKLE  clear stamps and coordinating dies sets.  I think these cards I made would be just the thing for a birthday, Father's Day, graduation, or any kind of congratulatory celebration.  And they would be great guy cards!

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MATERIALS USED

    • IN A PICKLE CLEAR STAMP SET CL5174; IN A PICKLE DIE SET 32174
    • IN A PICKLE images stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine ink (This ink is perfect for use with watercolors.) on watercolor paper ATC size 2.5X3.5
    • watercolor paints (I used Kuretake watercolors) 
    • Key Lime Distressed Dots paper and white cardstock cut for layers under the ATC; Key Lime notecards
    • Faber Castell Pitt pen in Silver for painting the jar cover
    • glue dots; pop dots; tape runner
    • ribbon from my ribbon basket

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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05/27/2016

Fri 27

A Honeycomb Thank You
by Lindsay

Hello! 

Summer is finally here in my neck of the woods, and I love it! I also love the new dies from Memory Box, combined with ink blending! I chose a couple of dies from the latest release to showcase on my project today. Let's take a look!

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The Honeycomb Background die is so fun, and I decided to make it the focus of my project, by ink blending a few bright masculine colors of ink, and running it through my die cut machine with the die.

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I started by blending in a lime green, turquoise, and bright blue from different sides of my paper. I then die cut the paper, and left in a few of the pieces, taping them in with clear tape. I added foam to the edges, as well as to the inlaid pieces, and popped it up onto a white card base.

 

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I then die cut the Honeycomb Background again, using black card stock, and reinserting a few pieces here and there. I then die cut the Thank You from the Thank You Tiles die, and adhered those before covering them in Glossy Accents. 

How do you use your background dies? Do you paint them, ink blend? The possibilities are endless! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

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05/09/2016

Mon 09

Cattail Landscapes
by Anne

Here are some card designs that feature the CATTAIL LANDSCAPE die no. 99456.  This die is a great one to use as a focal image on cards for guys.  IMG_2663

I turned this one into a birthday card by using the STITCHED HAPPY BIRTHDAY RECTANGLE die no. 99379 cut from metallic gold cardstock.  For this card I used one of my watercolor backgrounds layered on a pale beige notecard, punched a partial circle from another watercolored piece for a sun, and framed that with the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle before adding the Cattail Landscape cut from a textured dark brown cardstock.

Next, I experimented with layers of the Cattail Landscape cut from a variety of cardstock colors.  By staggering them and varying the heights of the cattail bases I got a very nice dimensional scene against a pale blue-green notecard base using just that one die.

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I finished this card by adding some birds from the BIRDS OF A FEATHER Studio Die Set no. 30045.

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This card is also posted as a sample in the Memory Box Challenge #12 for the month of May:  For the Birds.  Have you participated in one of our challenges before?  This month's theme offers lots of possibilities.  You should create something and post it to the Challenge!

I want to try die cutting multiple Cattail Landscapes using a variety of printed papers and then again using some of my watercolored papers.  I think that both kinds of papers will make some really interesting Cattail Landscapes!

Happy Crafting!

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