110 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

12/10/2017

Sun 10

Snowbreeze
by Penny Ward

Snowbreeze

 

Hi there Memory Box friends. Penny here today with another super easy peasy Mr. Sneezy card. Working with Glitter cardstock allows for very few embellishments, yet makes a striking creation. 

So...here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base, then add a panel of Luxury Mirror cardstock in Ice Blue.

 

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Cut Ice Blue Glitter cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Die cut with the largest of the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles, then die cut again with Batavia Snowbreeze (the name is as elegant as the die cut). :) Adhere this panel over the base card.

Die cut a couple of the Grosgrain Ribbons from Glitter and Mirrored cardstocks. Adhere to card front about 2/3 down on the left side s shown.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set onto a scrap of the mirrored cardstock, trim end and adhere to card front.

Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the snowflake from the Making Spirits Bright stamp and die set.

 

We are in the home stretch for holiday card making...are you finished?

 

Happy Crafting,

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Hillside Slope
by Penny Ward

Tree-Line

 

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a layered tree line against a gorgeous night sky. My hubby and I ski in Colorado each year and this really is what it looks like outside. When you are from Florida and you have only one season...HOT, we really appreciate what Mother Nature throws our way for the couple weeks we are out there.

 

Let me guide you through this card:

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. 

 


Tree-Line

 

On a panel of White cardstock, ink a bit of Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber near the upper right corner. Use a circle mask (I punched a circle from stamping mask paper), cover the inked area and now start inking the rest of the panel with Distress Oxide Broken China, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.

 


Tree-Line

 

Die cut Evergreen Hillside Slope two times from White cardstock. Trim to match your card front and layer by staggering the tree lines.

Stamp sentiment from the Blessed To Know You set using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink. Adhere all to card base using foam adhesive for the last line of trees.

Wrap card with  Periwinkle Ribbon by BirchPress and tie knot.

 

Hope you are well on your way to finishing your holiday cards!

Happy Crafting,

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11/26/2017

Sun 26

Feathered Friends
by Penny Ward


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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with..... NOT A CARD!!! I love to sew and when the new Feathered Friends deep edge dies arrived I just had to cut some fabric with them.

How stinkin' cute are these birds?!?  

 

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I made the Bowl Cozy from scrap fabric. If you love to sew you can find all sorts of patterns on Pinterest for these. 

On this Feathered Friend, I die cut from scraps of fabric, adhered together with Collall glue then stitched it to the center of my bowl with zigzags.

 

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I made this bowl cozy from a Kitchen Towel I purchased at the Dollar Tree. Die cut the Feathered Friend from scrap fabric and simply glued it to the center of the bowl with Collall glue.

 

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Main body of birds is actually wool felt, as is the beak and eyes.

 

For those that don't sew......Grab yourself a few hot pads at the Dollar Tree, die cut your Feathered Friends from scrap fabrics or Fat Quarters and glue them on. 

I am thinking cute teacher gifts here!!

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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11/19/2017

Sun 19

Ice Skates
by Penny Ward

Ice-skates

 

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with yet another 10 minute card. At this time of year we all need a method of making quick holiday cards and by changing up the papers, you can whip out several like the one above in no time. As designers for this wonderful company we are blessed with many dies to work with, but this has to be one of my all time favorites! It's just too cute!

Let's put this together:

 

Start with a White card base. Cut a one inch strip of your favorite plaid pattern papers and adhere to left side of card.

 


Ice-skates

 

Die cut Classic Ice Skates from a matching plain cardstock. Color the "metal" portions of the skates with a Metallic Silver marker. For the laces, I used a white gel pen. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

 


Ice-skates

 

Stamp sentiment and flourishes from the Blessed To Know You set using VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink.

Add a couple of dots of White Crystal Drops and let dry.

DONE!!!

 

Happy holiday card making,

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11/12/2017

Sun 12

Magical Snowflakes
by Penny Ward

Snowflake-Lens

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a bit of watercolor and die cutting. I am totally in love with this Snowflake Lens die. I mean really...all you need is the one die and a sentiment to create your card. Use festive colors or elegant colors to create holiday and winter themed cards.

Here's how I made this card:

 

Start with a white card base. My example is a 6 inch square card.

Cut Green cardstock 6 x 6 inches and adhere to base card.

 

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Cut watercolor paper 5.25 x 5.25 inches. Sprinkle with Lindy's Magicals, then spritz with water. Let dry and die cut with Snowflake Lens.

Edge the watercolor panel with Delicata Golden Glitz ink, then add a scrap of Navy cardstock behind the die opening and adhere to card front.

 

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Finish card by adding a heat embossed sentiment from the Merry Christmas Sentiments set. A little faux stitching along the sides with a White gel pen and a pretty brad.

 

We love seeing what you make with Memory Box dies and stamps. Please join us in our challenge this month HERE.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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11/05/2017

Sun 05

Thanks
by Penny Ward

Thank-Nov-Challenge

Hi there. Memory Box came out with some of the cutest dies for Halloween and I just wanted to show you that they can be used all year long. I love being able to stretch my dies and stamps...don't you? November is the month for Thanksgiving ( in the USA) so I hope you will join our challenge of making a Thank You card this month.

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 11 inches, folded in half.

Die cut a White cardstock panel with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Adhere to card base.

 

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Using the Stitched Curves die as a guide, eBrush the top portion of the card with a Blue Copic/Spectrum Noir marker. Do the same for the Green strip just below the Blue area.

Die cut Curved Picket Fence from White cardstock and add a bit of green at the bottom of the fence with a marker. Adhere to curved section of card with foam adhesive.

 

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Die cut House Trio, Resting Birds and Stitched Cloud Trio from White cardstock. Color each as desired or follow my example.

Adhere house with glue as well as the bird on the fence. Adhere clouds with foam adhesive.

 

Hand write sentiment or use one of your favorite stamps.

 

We want to see your beautiful Thank You cards in our challenge HERE.

 

Happy card making,

Pennysignature

 

10/29/2017

Sun 29

Blue Christmas
by Penny Ward

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Hello friends. Penny here today with a card so quickly made, you will want to duplicate them in many colors so you are ready for the holiday's. I don't think there is a more elegant color combo for Christmas than Blue & White. I just L O V E it!!!!

Let's do this 10 minute card:

 

Start with a white cardstock base 4.25 x 11 inches, folded in half.

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Die cut the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from Blue cardstock. Adhere to your base card.

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Die cut Tisdale Snowflake Collage from a panel of White cardstock, then die cut again with the second largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Stamp the lower portion of this panel with Merry Christmas Sentiments and VersaFine Majestic Blue ink. 

Wrap panel with a nice ribbon and attach a bow.

Adhere this panel to card front with foam adhesive. Finish by adding pretty sequins as desired.

 

Wouldn't this make a great card using White & Red or White & Green cardstocks?

 

Happy Holiday card making,

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10/22/2017

Sun 22

Festive Thank You
by Penny Ward

Garden-Sketches

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with our newest stamp and matching die set called Garden Sketches. Using holiday colors for this thank you card puts me ahead of the game. YAYNESS!!!! Just so you know...I did drop the small inkpad on my card front, so I just made a few more "mistakes" to make my background. :)

 

And...here we go:

 

Start with a White card base. Cut a panel of White cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

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Die cut a partial circle from the right side of the card using Pinpoint Circle Frame. Stamp flowers and foliage around the open circle using Delicata inks. (The new Ruby Red and Emerald Green are a must have...and oh the shimmer!!!)

 

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Leave your background White or goof it up like mine. :)

Stamp and die cut one of the adorable flowers from the Garden Sketches set and adhere it, a leaf and the sentiment banner to the die cut circle. Add circle to card front with foam adhesive.

The card still needed something, so I went with a little more bling using a glittery washi tape down the side.

 

Happy Crafting,

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10/15/2017

Sun 15

Double Decker BOO
by Penny Ward

Double-Decker

Hello, hello Memory Box fans. Penny here today with  Double Decker die sporting a few friends along for the ride. I know you will find this particular die useful when you have different critters traveling. So fun to maybe add a snowman, Santa, a fox or hedgehog...so many possibilities!

For my rambling friends:

 

Start with a sturdy cardstock base.

 

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For purposes of time, I eBrushed all the elements of this card, but using watercolors or pencils would be adorable also.

Die cut the Double Decker, Whimsy Bat, Whimsy Ghost, Stitched Farm Pumpkins and Playful Boo.

Color each die cut as desired and shade where you find appropriate.

For the bus, I trimmed a small piece of Black cardstock making the inside of the Double Decker look dark.

 

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Adhere to card front as shown. Obviously I die cut the Stitched Farm Pumpkins twice to give a super sized amount for the top of the bus.

Which die cut would use use for the top of the Double Decker?

 

Happy Crafting,

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10/08/2017

Sun 08

Whimsy Bat
by Penny Ward

Circle-Web

Hello Memory Box friends. I am back................... Penny here today after a forced break from crafting due to hurricane Irma. Six days with no electricity and 11 days with no cable or internet. Let's face it...I was miserable because I could not do much crafting. But once the power was back on and the laundry was done.....everyone knew where to find me...in my Happy Place!

Let's put this sweet card together:

 

Start with a White base card, eBrush the left side with a bit of Gray Copic marker.

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Cut a Black cardstock panel 4.25 x 5.50 inches, then die cut using Circle Web Collage and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Happy Halloween Channel from Orange cardstock, trimming top and bottom for desired height. Adhere to card front, then color pumpkin and add foam adhesive to back.

 

Finish the card by die cutting Whimsy Bat (is he too adorable or what?), Color him gray, then add him to card front with one of his wings poking into the web.

 

Have you started your holiday cardmaking? This is a great card to make multiples of because it is strictly die cutting. 

Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!!!

 

Happy Crafting,

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