137 posts categorized "Penny Ward"


Sun 08

Bee Yourself
by Penny Ward



Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a bit of Spring. These new Simple Garden Pots are just adorable, especially when you add flowers. The challenge this month is Anything Floral, so be sure to make something pretty and join us HERE.


To build this little scene:


Start with a White cardstock base. Die cut the two largest of the Stitched Oval Layers to make the frame. I colored mine with a Spectrum Noir marker or you could just use colored cardstock.




Die cut and color the Simple Garden Pots. Again, I used Spectrum Noir markers throughout this card, but use whatever you desire.

Adhere them to card front as shown, then add the Frame and snip off a small section at the bottom right to make room for a sentiment.




Die cut Fresh Flowers and color as desired. Add a touch of glue to backside of stem and slide them into the Garden Pot opening.

Ground your potted flowers with a bit of coloring underneath the pots as shown.

Stamp and heat set Bee Yourself Sentiment.

Make sure to stamp a few bees around the card front. :)


Happy Crafting,






Sun 25

Forget Me Nots
by Penny Ward



Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a bouquet of Forget Me Nots. The new Spring release is filled with all sorts of goodness like these flowers and the gorgeous Hutton Gate die cuts. Use this intricate die up, down, on the side...so many choices!!!


Start with a White cardstock base and then start layering.

I die cut the Left Hutton Gate from White cardstock and layered that onto a Blue die cut Left Gate Background.




Adhered it to the card with foam adhesive. I die cut the Forget Me Not Blooms three times from coordinating Peach cardstocks. The branches I die cut from Olive cardstock and added just a touch of shading with a Spectrum Noir marker.




Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Prayers set, then die cut that with the smallest of the Stitched Oval Layers.


Pretty simple really, but it makes a wonderful keepsake for someone going through a rough time.


Happy Crafting,







Sun 18

Pastel Butterfly
by Penny Ward



Hello. hello Memory Box friends. Spring is in the air and that means flowers blooming, bees buzzing and butterflies flitting here and there. Today for you I have a watercolor and Metallics mash-up. Nothing better than watercolored butterflies !!!


Start with a White cardstock base and adhere a Black cardstock panel on top.




Die cut Big Butterfly Wing from watercolor paper. I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, but use whatever you have to achieve pretty pastel colors.


Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from Spring Lilacs set.

Die cut Honeycomb Stitched Circle Frame from White cardstock and Metallic Gold cardstock. Layer slightly off center.




Adhere Honeycomb Frame over sentiment, then adhere Big Butterfly on top. For the Butterfly body, I colored it with Delicata Golden Glitz reinker.


Happy Crafting my friends,







Sun 11

by Penny Ward



Hello, hello.  If you read this blog often enough, you know that masculine cards are really hard fr me. Yayness to Memory Box for making this the easiest card EVER!!!!

Shiny gearworks any man will love.


Here is how I made it:


Start with a Black cardstock panel 4.25 x 5.50 inches.



Cut a peice of White cardstock 5.50 x 5.50 inches. Lather it up with Decofoil Transfer Gel and let dry. Using Holographic foil, run it through a laminating machine.

Now die cut this panel with Gearworks Frame. Isn't it gorgeous?!?

Adhere to Black panel.




On the leftover Holographic scrap, add a die cut sentiment. I used the Calligraphy Pop Thanks by Birch Press Designs.


Add Gearworks buttons and your notched sentiment to card front.


Happy Crafting,








Sun 04

Fresh Picked Flowers
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends. Spring is in the air and I do love making cards with flowers. Oh so easy watercoloring, a bit of die cutting and stamping...makes for a happy cardmaker!


And here we go:


I used two shades of Pink cardstock sized to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. 




Die cut panel with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Flick a bit of Dark Pink watercolor paint onto the top panel.

Stamp the bottom panel with a sentiment from Wishing You the Best and Black ink. Position the bottom sentiment so it connects with the top and stamp with Dark Pink ink.




On a large scrap of watercolor paper, use Lindy's Magicals powder and spritz with water. Let this panel dry, then die cut with Fresh Picked Flowers.

Adhere die cut to top panel just gluing the center of the flowers. Lift some of the leaves just a bit to give them dimension

Use Crystal Drops for flower centers and let dry


Doesn't this card just make you Smile?!?


Happy Crafting,











Sun 25

by Penny Ward



Hello, hello Memory Box friends.  We are still in February, so I went with Red and White, yet by changing the color scheme, this could be an anytime of the year card. The entire card was die cut which means it took no time at all to assemble.


As always, start with a White cardstock base.




Die cut the base of the Drifting Side Butterfly and the two of the Glorious Floral Stem from Red cardstock. 

Die cut the intricate wings of the Butterfly and the Glorious Floral Stem from White cardstock.




Assemble card as shown using Red and White cardstock layers. Wrap twine (or not). Snip a couple of the Red Floral Stems and add to card with foam adhesive.

Die cut Calligraphy Pop Congrats and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Add Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to butterfly and flowers.


Happy Crafting,








Sun 18

Marvelous Hummingbird
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends.   Spring is just around the corner and that means gorgeous flowers and pretty birds flitting here and there. In my backyard I have birdhouses, blooming flowers, bushes, shrubs and a hummingbird feeder. We have yet to see one of those pretty little birds outside our window. But I keep hoping!!!

Sometimes you have to make your own happiness, as I have done here with this new Marvelous Hummingbird die.




I die cut the Marvelous Hummingbird from watercolor paper, then colored with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. (Fern, Bud Green & Prussian Blue).

I also die cut the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from watercolor paper and added a couple of the same colors.




I used one of my favorite flower dies Hibiscus, along with the sweet Fine Cut Leaves popped up with foam adhesive.




Stamped greeting from the Sentimental Iris set with Black ink.

I love how delicate the Hummingbird is with all its intricate wings. Just another feminine card to send to a special friend.


Happy Crafting,






Sun 11

Heart Flowers
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have a fun card for you today. I do love how it is not limited to Heart Day, just by changing the sentiment.


And here we go:


Start with a White cardstock base 5.50 x 4.25 inches. 

Trim Black cardstock the same size and adhere to base.




Die cut Wrapped Stitch Frame and Cheery Flower Stems from White cardstock. Die cut a small strip of Really Rainbow pattern paper by Lawn Fawn with Wrapped Stitch Frames.

Die cut Vintage Watering Can from Metallic Silver cardstock. Die cut Heart Rays from Red cardstock.




Adhere Wrapped Stitch Frames to card front as shown.

Adhere Vintage Watering Can using foam adhesive to card front just touching the pattern paper.

Color the stems with your favorite green marker and snip off the flowers. Adhere Red hearts to stems. Adhere these to card front just under the Watering Can.


Finish the card with a sweet sentiment from the Garden Sketches set and add a few more small hearts.

Color all the hearts with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.


Happy Crafting,







Sun 04

Hanging Hearts
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a little Valentine's Day inspiration. Is that mini clip just too cute holding the die cut hearts?!?

Let's do this:


Start with a White cardstock base. Trim and adhere the Red Gingham paper from Lawn Fawn.




Cut a piece of White cardstock a bit smaller than base panel. Using a favorite embossing folder, place White cardstock inside and hit it with a rubber mallet instead of running it through a machine. This way you get small areas of raised embossing instead of an all over look. 

Wrap red and white twine three times and adhere to panel back. Adhere this panel to card base.




Stamp sentiment from the Wireworks Heart set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Die cut the word "valentines" from the Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day set in Red. Adhere to card front.

Die cut two of the Double Stitched Hearts from Red and Gingham cardstocks. Clip to twine with a Mini Clip.


Make sure to join our Hearts Challenge this month HERE.


Happy Crafting,







Sun 28

Elegant Hearts
by Penny Ward



Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with my favorite thing to make...a 10 minute card. A bit of embossing, a couple of die cuts, pretty ribbon and you have a simple yet elegant creation.

Follow along:


Start with a White cardstock base, then add a piece of shimmering Red paper.




Cut a panel of White cardstock just a bit smaller then the Shimmering cardstock. Die cut two of the Double Stitched Hearts near the upper right corner. Now emboss the panel with a Polka Dot folder.




Wrap panel with Sheer Ribbon and adhere to card front. Add die cut hearts by using foam adhesive and setting them slightly off center.

Add a pretty bow and call it done.


Happy Crafting,