15 posts categorized "New Year"

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

love you...

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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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#98729 Precious Snowflakes

#88583 Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

#99012 Peace Doves

New Year's Wish Detail

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

Kraft Card

 

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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Mon 29

Ringing in the New Year

New Year Greetings!!!These cards were an exercise in how to use a die that was too big for the small scraps of paper I had.  I decided I wanted to go with the theme of ringing in the new year.  The only bells I had were the Gleaming Bells die no. 98949.  The silver mirror paper I wanted to use was cut to bookmark size.  So I ran the bells through the die cutting machine three times and then cobbled them together with glue dots to get the look I was after.  Don't be afraid to cut apart your die cuts and rearrange them to fit your card design!

These are the dies I used:

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I used black cardstock and silver mirror paper and Dove Gray notecards.

And these are the finished cards:

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I just love the Party Music coming out of the bell...I just tucked the G Clef end of the music staff into the bell and taped it in place on the back.  

My hope for you in the New Year is that you have plenty of time to create and lots of Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps to play with (as well as Poppystamps and Open Studio products, too)!

Happy Crafting!

12/27/2014

Sat 27

New Year's Greetings

 

 

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Need a quick New Year's card?  Here's an idea - diecut a trio of posies and use them 'as-is,' without spiraling them into little flowers.  It's a design that would also be great for a birthday, promotion or graduation card.  Jean Okimoto here this busy, wintery weekend - let's get started on this quick card.

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Memory Box Products

  • Scalloped Posie Die 98269
  • Small Pinwheel Posie Die 98271
  • Parker Number Dies Set 98365
  • Tinsel Ropes Die 98851
  • Dove Gray Notecard
  • Key Lime Envelope

Cut the posies from gold mirror, lime and teal silk cardstock.  The teal looks very blue here  - but trust me, it's teal.  Cut the numbers from silver glittered craft foam.

Cut Tinsel Ropes from gold mirror cardstock and trim then into individuial 'starbursts.'

Attach everything to a Dove Gray Notecard. Coordinate your card with a matching Key Lime Envelope.

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 Thanks for stopping by during your busy weekend.  Hope you'll return for another card this evening.  

 

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12/31/2013

Tue 31

Sparkling New Year

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It's time to ring in the New Year with sparkling lights in the City.  Hope everyone has a Wonderful Safe New Year Celebration!

 

Memory Box Products Used:

- Cityscape Silhouette  98399

- Cityscape Nightline 98398

- Puffy Clouds 98172

- Flower Mound 98144

- Parker Numbers 98365

- Celestial Bodies 98570

- Licorice Distressed Dots Paper

Other products used Black Cardstock, Silver & Gold Mirror Card, Neenah Cardstock, Copic Markers, Archival Watering Can Ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by to look today!