125 posts categorized "Penny Ward"


Fri 12

Heart Collage
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends and welcome to our last day of the 2018 Spring Collection Blog Blitz!

Have you made your shopping list of new Valentine's dies and stamps? Before you finish that list, I wanted to show you a couple of more new goodies.


And here we go:


Start with a White cardstock base and add a panel of Dark Pink cardstock.




Cut a piece of Light Pink cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Die cut Distressed Heart Collage from the bottom right side. Adhere this panel as well as the die cut to card front.




Die cut the smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Frames and the smallest heart from the Wireworks Hearts from the Light Pink cardstock.

Die cut the largest heart from Wireworks and the most adorable Fine Cut Leaves from the Dark Pink cardstock.


Adhere Fine Cut Leaves in a grouping as shown.

Adhere a scrap of Vellum to the frame. Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Wireworks Hearts set, then adhere to card front using foam adhesive.

Add the hearts to corner of the frame.


We hope you have enjoyed our week of inspiration using the new Spring Collection of dies and stamps.


For a chance to win the Fine Cut Leaves die...leave me some love (comment) before midnight  1-14-18.

(winner will be announced January 15th.)   :)


Happy Crafting,








Sun 07

Floral Gingham
by Penny Ward



Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a fun new product called Floral Cluster, die cut with Gingham paper. Using the Gray papers still lends to a winter feel, but the flowers are making me hopeful for Spring.

Here is how to put this together:


Start with a White cardstock base, then add Black cardstock on top.




Add a two inch strip of White cardstock and a 2.25 inch strip of Gray Gotta Have Gingham (by Lawn Fawn) as shown.

Die cut Floral Cluster from Dark Gray cardstock and again from Gray Gingham paper. Adhere to card front, filling in the little pieces of the flower with Gingham.




Stamp sentiment from the Wirework Hearts stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Draw a box around sentiment with a ruler and Black fine line marker.

Stamp tiny hearts from the stamp set with Delicata Ruby Red ink.

I colored along the vein of the leaves with a Black pencil.


Look for lots of inspiration this coming week as we bring you creations with the newest release starting tomorrow.


Happy Crafting,






Sun 31

by Penny Ward



Happy New Years Eve!!!! 

Penny here with a very simple yet stylish Thank You card. With Christmas behind us for another year, it is time to write Thank You cards to friends, family and coworkers. This creation of mine really stands out using only White and Kraft cardstocks. Do parents still teach their children to write Thank You notes? My kids are in their late 20's and I taught them long before I started making cards. You can't hold a tweet or Facebook post in your hand, or slip it into a shoe box to bring out later to admire. 

I do love sending real cards because I like receiving them also. How about You?


Let's do this:


Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Round the corners.




Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 3.75 x 5 inches, round the corners and ink the edges with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. Adhere to card front.




Die cut Chancery Snowflake Outline with White cardstock and die cut Chancery Snowflake with White Glitter cardstock. Adhere together, then to the center of the card front.

Stamp and heat emboss greeting from the Sentimental Iris stamp set.

Add Natural Jute as shown.


Pretty Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!!!!


Hope you have the most wonderful and crafty 2018,






Sun 24

Merry Christmas Eve
by Penny Ward



Merry Christmas Eve. 

Penny here with one last holiday card from me to you.  All around the world, Christmas Eve is an exciting day, but for the Ward family it is extra special as our grandson is having a birthday today. 

I hope your holiday card making is done, but just in case, this is a really quick one to put together.


Here we go:


As always ...start with a White card base.  




Trim a piece of Kraft cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Die cut the snowflake from Snowflake Joy three times and adhere to bottom of Kraft panel as shown.




Die cut Brush Merry Christmas from White cardstock and adhere to top portion of the Kraft panel.

Wrap pretty Red Ribbon above the snowflakes, add a bow and adhere panel to base card.


I just love 10 minute cards!!!


From all of us at Memory Box, we are wishing you the most wonderful Christmas. 

Many happy blessings,




Sun 17

Radiant Candle
by Penny Ward



Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a card suited for a man or woman. With the holiday creeping in on us, I am trying to get it all done...as I am sure you are too.

This card involves a bit of die cutting, piecing and stamping, but with your favorite color combo, you will have a pretty card to share with friends or family.

Let's get to it:


Start with a White cardstock base. Add thin strips of Brown and Aqua cardstock along the left side.




Die cut Distressed Baptista Collage from Aqua cardstock, trim to a tall triangle and adhere to card front as shown using Brown cardstock as a background. Add a thin strip of Aqua and Brown cardstocks at an angle like I have done.




Die cut Radiant Candle from White cardstock and adhere to card front including all the tiny pieces. Coat the tiny pieces with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.

Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment from the Merry Christmas Sentiments set and add a few Glossy White Crystal Drops.


I love this color combo...what is your favorite combo?


Happy holiday crafting,






Sun 10

by Penny Ward



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.




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,







Sun 03

Hillside Slope
by Penny Ward



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. 




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.




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,







Sun 26

Feathered Friends
by Penny Ward



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?!?  




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.




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.




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,






Sun 19

Ice Skates
by Penny Ward



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.




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.




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.



Happy holiday card making,







Sun 12

Magical Snowflakes
by Penny Ward



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.




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.




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,