18 posts categorized "New Year"

08/11/2018

Sat 11

The BLOG BLITZ continues! featuring the Holiday Collection 2018 and my "Peace in the Country" cards
by Anne Thompson

Have you been enjoying this Blog Blitz as much as I have?!!!  There are so many great new dies and stamp sets in this collection!  And so many great ideas from the Design Team!  Here's  the link to the Holiday 2018 Collection catalog.  Check it out!!! 

Remember that you have a chance each day to win a prize by commenting on each blog post.  I look forward to reading your comments for this post.  You might be the lucky winner of the COUNRYSIDE FENCE FRAME!  Just leave me a comment before 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 12th.  One person at random will be chosen and all of the winners for all of the posts will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday evening, 6 PM, August 12th.  Winners will be notified directly by email to get their shipping info.  Good luck!!!

I'm loving this newest bunch of dies and stamp sets and getting a head start on making my holiday cards.  Today I'm featuring the COUNTRYSIDE FENCE FRAME 94034 and the PEACE CHESHIRE SCRIPT 94017 on cards I'm calling "Peace in the Country".

Here are the dies:

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And here is the first card:  white on white on white...

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This is a top-folded notecard, 4 1/4" square.  After I die cut the Countryside Fence Frame from white cardstock, I used wide Scor-Tape on the back of the three frames to keep them together.  I used an embossing folder and a scrap of white cardstock to make the snowy panel that I trimmed to fit inside the window behind the fence.  I die cut the Peace Cheshire Script three times and layered them together with a glue pen before gluing it to the snowy hill.  I used wide foam tape on the back to pop this panel onto the notecard.  Simple, elegant, and my first ever all-white card!

Now for the same thing but different:

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This time I cut everything from white cardstock and from a warm medium brown cardstock.  

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I kept the middle brown frame (the one without dots) and snipped off the brown fence and the hill from the larger die cut.  I kept the white frame with the hill and fence and the outermost white frame.  I cut "peace" twice from white cardstock and once from brown and layered them with brown on the bottom and showing just a bit for a shadow.

I added the brown fence behind the white one, offset a bit to look like a snow on a wooden fence.  Then I added the brown frame and then the largest white frame.  I used Scor-Tape on the back of the frames to hold them in place.

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The next step was to add the embossed snowy panel behind the fence in the center frame. IMG_0600

I selected a white A2 notecard and added a panel of brown dot paper cut 4" X 5 1/4".   I adhered the framed piece to the bottom of the panel using dimensional foam tape.  I then added "peace" above that using a glue pen.

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And because I got carried away and couldn't stop playing with these dies, how about two more square cards with red accents.

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And here's one where the sky area is a blue watercolor panel that I'd sprinkled with salt while it was very wet.

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Five cards done for this coming holiday season!  These cards will work for Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, or the New Year, and the design will also make a great guy card to send anytime this winter.  And because I live out in the country, this may be the card design I send the most this December.

Remember to leave me a comment and you could be the lucky winner of the COUNTRYSIDE FENCE FRAME!  Happy Crafting!

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12/28/2017

Thu 28

Happy New Year 2018
by Jenny Griffiths

Welcome Memory Box Friends and Happy New Year 2018

  Another year has whizzed by and in this time, Memory Box has brought us so many fresh and exciting dies and stamps to inspire our creations.  I planned to name my favorites here but my list grew and I realized there were too many to recap...and there are so many more on the way.  Can't wait for you to see what is coming soon.   2018 is going to be a stellar year!

Looking back over my Memory Box stamps and dies I selected a few favorites --some new, some older and some in-beween.  You may just have these in your stash already so here's a suggestion to create a New Year's card...quick, it's almost here!  

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 The Pinpoint Double Frame is a two-parter.  The inner rectangle cuts out completely and will fit snugly back in place but I wanted a little black background to peek through so I ever-so-slightly trimmed the inner rectangle piece smaller.  After piecing the sentiment together to read, "wishing you a happy" I stamped it on the trimmed rectangular panel and added the gold mirror numbers 2018.  

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The white panel (minus the center) was covered with foam mounting tape for a little "lift" and adhered to the black layer.

Next, the shiny Tall Pine and Small Quite Deer silhouette were added on the right side.

I can truthfully say the most difficult part of this card was photographing it without catching my own reflection in that shiny gold paper!  (My husband was laughing at me and my acrobatics as I was photographing the card--glad I could amuse you Sweetie.)

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 Thank you for stopping by today!

 May you have a truly wonderful year-end season and look forward to 2018 with peace, hope and creativity in your heart.

 Jennysig

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12/27/2017

Wed 27

Bubble Burst and Cocktail Hour New Year Wishes by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a splashy Bubble Burst and tiny Cocktail Hour glasses - very glittered, of course!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here,  with a New Year card featuring some of my favorite Memory Box dies.  

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Cut white cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼ Rectrangle Basics die.  Cut it with a portion of the Bubble Burst die.  Attach a slightly smaller rectangle of double-stick tape or laminating film behind the diecut.  Brush ultra-fine gold glitter onto the adhesive in the open areas.  

Cut pale coral cardstock with the  2-¼" x 3-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it behind the glittered Bubble Burst.

Cut three ¾" wide accent strips - 4-¾" long of gray cardstock, 3-½"  long of pale pink glittered cardstock and 2-½" long of pale coral cardstock.  

Cut the larger cocktail glasses from light gold, gold and coral glittered cardstock.  Cut six more cocktail glasses from cardboard scraps and attach two behind each glittered glass for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square card of textured white cardstock.  Attach a mini-calendar.  Add silver gem stickers.  These little calendars are from Impress.  

Looking for a few more Christmas designs from Memory Box and Poppystamps to add to your collection?   Impress is having a a special sale right now  - 40% off the price of their Christmas merchandise through this Sunday, December 31st.  Shop soon - these great dies and stamps sell quickly at Impress!

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Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday!

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12/26/2015

Sat 26

Watercolor a Memory Box and Open Studio Calendar
by Jean Okimoto

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Gather your favorite Memory Box and Open Studio dies and stamps, Peerless Watercolors and Imagine Crafts Inkpads and create a colorful calendar to welcome 2016!  Jean Okimoto here this holiday weekend with a trio of calendar pages for you.  The little calendars are from Impress.

 

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Cut watercolor paper with the approximately 3-¾" x 4-¾" Open Studio Pinpoint Rectangle Layers die.  Paint the background with Peerless Watercolors.  Cut Chandra Stem from silver glitter craft foam, turquoise vellum and gold mirror cardstock.  Attach gold, silver and turquoise sequins.

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Paint the background with Peerless Watercolors, then cut it with the approximately 3" x 4" Pinpoint Rectangle Layers die.   Cut the Open Studio Stitched Heart Layers from white vellum and iridescent vellum.  Attach silver and clear sequins.

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Stamp Delicate Flight with VersaFine Onyx Black and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Paint it with Peerless Watercolors.  Daub the background with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime.  Attach adhesive label paper to white felt and diecut Springtime Bunnies.  The adhesive paper stabilizes the felt and prevents liquid adhesives from soaking through the felt.  Attach clear and pearlescent lavender sequins.

Combine these great dies, stamps and beautiful colors and create a calendar to brighten each day of the New Year.  Display them on a bulletin board, set them on an easel - or showcase them like little works of art on card holders from Birch Press Design.  

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Thanks for stopping by - I'll be back with the April, May and June designs on Sunday.  

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01/06/2015

Tue 06

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 Hi everyone! Pam here sharing a couple cards with some of the new 2015 Memory Box release!  

Fabulous new designs and I especially enjoyed creating some 'love' themed cards.

On this first one, I used...

Cross Stitch My Heart

All About Love

Heart Waterfall

 

Click on the photos to see the cross stitch design up close!

 

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My second card is a shaker card.

 

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I used...

Tag You're It Rectangles

Studio Rectangle Layers

Stitched Rectangle Layers

All About Love

 Amazing You

Cross Stitch My Heart

 Library Alphabet Tags

Mini Dots Stencil (on white card-stock I inked up the dots through the stencil with Versamark ink and embossed with Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder)

 

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Both cards are A2 size.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a CAS Happy New Year card that I didn't get posted yet...I love the Word Pop dies and wanted to share this quick idea!  Happy Cloud die and Classic Upper Alphabet die set

 

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Happy Stamping New Year!

01/02/2015

Fri 02

Peace in the New Year

 Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

My New Year started with a surprising cold weather forecast--I awoke to a beautiful blanket of heavy frost on the house and yard.  Go ahead laugh....FROST?  Yes, but that's so unusual for us in San Diego that it was breaking news on TV.  You're probably getting several feet of snow, right?  Lucky you!  Here, locals are heading to the mountains to experience snow but are encountering traffic gridlock--hope they keep their cool (pun intended).

Anyway, my wish for the New Year is PEACE --may we see it, feel it and share it in 2015.

New Year's Wish

  • Die cut large Precious Snowflake from navy paper panel.  Set die cut aside and use only the cut out on paper.
  • Tape snowflake stencil to navy panel to hold in place while inking stencil with white ink.  Remove stencil, emboss white snowflakes with clear powder.

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  • Adhere silver glitter panel onto reverse side of navy panel over snowflake opening. From white shimmer paper die cut another Large Precious Snowflake, adhere die cut to opening in navy panel---silver glitter panel shows through and snowflake is outlined in white shimmer paper. Note- white snowflake is trimmed so that string and bow remain silver glitter.

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  • Die cut Small Precious snowflake, cover with light blue glitter, adhere to center of large snowflake, add blue gemstone.
  • Die cut PEACE letters from white shimmer paper, adhere vertically on left side of navy panel.
  • Die cut Peace Doves twice, glitter one in light blue and the other in clear diamond.  Trim blue dove retaining wing, adhering blue wing to reverse side of white dove depicting dove with two wings.  Adhere to card with foam adhesive.
  • Add lots of tiny clear gemstones to embossed snowflakes.
  • Adhere navy panel to silver shimmer top-folding note card using foam adhesive for elevation.

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I hope your New Year is off to a great start and you make time to create your art everyday.  Peace.

Happy Friday!

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01/01/2015

Thu 01

Happy 2015

  

Good Morning Marnie here and I wan to with you The Happiest New Year!  Did everyone PARTY all Night Long?  We had a lovely time with Family and I ate way too much junk food which is our tradition.  But oh my it was yummy.  I have a bit of salt overload today though need to drink lots of water.    I'm here with a Memory Box Celebration Card today.

Here is a little bit of FUN for you all.  First on Kraft cardstock, with the Snowfall Stamp I stamped VersaMark all around the edges with the little dots and embossed with the Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder.  This did leave a bit of a blank in the middle but I just punched it out with a circle.  Then I foam taped the piece onto a Black cardstock mat.  In the center I cut out the Urban Numbers from Gold Mirror Card and added a bit of Diamond Stickles around them.  They are so much more glittery in person it's hard to capture.  The corner bow was also cut out of the Gold Mirror Card and added on top.  And lastly it was all layered onto Gold and then onto a Kraft Card.  Pretty and Simple for the New Year.   So Modern!

 Memory Box Products Used:

Snowfall Stamp G1999

Urban Numbers 98902

Corner Bow 98371

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Other Products Used:

Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder

Imagine Crafts VersaMark Stamp Pad

Gold Mirror Card

Diamond Stickles

Black Cardstock

Circle Punch

 

12/31/2014

Wed 31

Happy New Year by Bibiana

 

Hello Dear Memory Box Fans...

 

Here Bibiana

wishing you a fabulous New Year...

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If you could not finish sending cards over Christmas to everybody,
or if you are not religious

"New Years'" cards are  an excellent way to say hello
and wish your friends a good year!

 

Here are some of the suplies used for this card

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You still have time to include those left aside people from your list
and wish them the best for a New Year...
You have time until the 15th!

 

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Many cultures believe that anything given on New Year, in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle".
Want to see a card using a wreath for New year?

Visit the Spanish blog: "A crear se dijo!"

and did you know that In Spain and Spanish speaking countries it is a ritual on New year's eve to eat twelve grapes at midnight and have 12 sprigs of wheat inserted on a glass of rice, sugar and some coins?
The tradition is meant to secure twelve happy months in the coming year with food, money and prosperity

 

And at the French blog : "Un brin De Créativité"

 

I have a third card for your inspiration as well...
remember to use "Google translate" if your language skills are rusty!!! :)

 

Thank you for the visit...

and for your comments

wishing you a wonderful 2015!!!

SUPPLIES: tinsel ropes: star flourish; large parker deluxe number set; donnington tendril

 

 

12/30/2014

Tue 30

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year...

 

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Pam here with a weather card of sorts! haha! It looks cold but it's full of warm wishes to you and yours for a happy 2015!

I used three Memory Box snowflake dies, Twirling Snowflake, Normandy Snowflake, Lindeman Snowflake, a sprinkle of clear sequins and a sentiment on a fishtail banner I made with the paper trimmer and scissors.

 

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Here's a close up of the shimmery, glittery type cardstocks I used...

It's a sunshiny day...great for taking pictures to show the subtle glistening snowflakes.  You can click on the photos to see them full size.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!

 

12/29/2014

Mon 29

Festive colors

Hello dear Memory Box friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I have another eco-friendly card for you, I have used some of the Memory Box dies and added the cinnamon stick, the half of the dried orange and other bits, lets have a look?

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and some close ups:

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I have used 4 different dies in this card, some of them you can see just by the little bits here, but here is the full list of what I have used:

  • Plush Poinsettia Corner (98967)
  • Pine Needle Border (98467)
  • Cabrini Ornament (98926)
  • Large Olive Branch (98797)

For those who celebrate- have a very blessed Happy new Year! Will see you in there:)

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