102 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

07/30/2017

Sun 30

Stitched Stars
by Penny Ward

Christmas-Stars

Hello, hello..... These stars!!!!!  I made them into ornaments, but oh the possibilities! Depending on how you arrange the stars on your cardstock before diecutting, you can have stitched, non stitched or a combination of both like I have done on my card.

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White card base trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches, then folded in half. Ink the long edges with VersaFine Majestic Blue.

 

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Cut Shimmering White cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Emboss some diagonal lines with a Scoring Board. Stamp sentiment from the Merry Christmas Sentiment stamp set using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

 

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Die cut Stitched Stars from Luxury Matte Silver cardstock. (While cardstock is still in the metal die, I take tiny bits of clear tape to keep the parts together).

Adhere Blue twine to back of stars and wrap over the edge of the White panel. Now adhere the card front to base card.

 

Now that was pretty Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!!!

 

Happy crafting,

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07/23/2017

Sun 23

Trio of Candles
by Penny Ward

Christmas-Candles

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the last day of the Christmas in July Blitz. I like to get started early on my holiday cards, so it is a good thing that Memory Box comes out with their holiday collection in the summer. How about the adorable trio of watercolored candles? And that Stitching!!!!!  L O V E !!!!!

So...here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half. Die cut one side of the card base with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Wrap Burgundy sheer ribbon and secure in front.

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Die cut the second smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from White cardstock and adhere over ribbon with foam adhesive. Die cut Stitched Holly Leaves from Green cardstock, trim and adhere just under the raised rectangle.

 

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Die cut Little Candle Trio from Watercolor paper. Color with paints or use Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers as I have done. Adhere to raised rectangle.

Stamp sentiment from Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Add Autumn Red Crystal Drops as desired around the card front.

 

 We hope you enjoyed seeing our creations with some of the new Holiday collection.

If you want a chance to win the Little Candle Trio, just leave a comment before Midnight TONIGHT July 23, 2017.

Happy Holiday card making,

 

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07/16/2017

Sun 16

Hello Friend
by Penny Ward

Bluebird

Hello.... Penny here today on the blog bringing you another new release for the summer called Bird Sanctuary. In this set you receive three different birds, four sentiments and a few accent stamps. By changing the coloring of the birds, you could turn these stamps into festive holiday cards.

For now, lets go with my Bluebird:

 

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My card base has been embossed with a woodgrain pattern.

I then popped up the die cut Pinpoint Circle Frame with foam adhesive and tucked Climbing Vine die cuts beneath the Circle after coloring with a Spectrum Noir marker and snipping them apart.

 

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The Bluebird from the Bird Sanctuary has a matching die. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers Tb2 & Tb5.

Sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

Change the sentiment and you have a Sympathy card...a Baby card...a Christmas card...OK, you get the idea!

 

Happy Crafting,

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07/05/2017

Wed 05

Sentimental Iris
by Penny Ward

Just-a-note

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a pretty simple to recreate card for you. An embossed background, a stamped and die cut flower, a bit of ink and a sentiment.

The new Summer release called Sentimental Iris is a stamp and die set that you will use for years to come. Think Birthday, Easter, Sympathy...the list is endless.

 

Let's put this little pretty together:

 

As always...start with a White card base trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches and folded in half.

Adhere a piece of Purple cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches to card base.

 

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Cut White cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches and emboss with favorite folder. Ink along the left edge with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.

 

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Stamp and die cut Sentimental Iris. Color with markers or pencils as desired. In my example, I used Spectrum Noir markers. Die cut Lavender Bunch, color and adhere to card front with the Iris using foam adhesive.

Stamp sentiment in the bottom right corner using Wilted Violet ink.

 

This card is so simple to make but with all the "white space", makes such an impact.

 

Happy Crafting,

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07/02/2017

Sun 02

Aster Blooms
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Did you see the new challenge yesterday here on Outside the Box? All about using Neutral colors. I have always thought that Kraft and White cardstocks make a beautiful color combination. Using a few simple dies and a stamped greeting makes this card easy peasy!

So here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half.

 

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Cut Kraft cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Die cut Cubic Border along the top, and adhere this panel to base card, lining up the bottoms of the card.

 

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Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Spring Lilacs stamp set in the bottom right corner. Round bottom corners with a punch.

Die cut Climbing Vine & Stitched Aster Blooms from White cardstock. Adhere to card front as shown.

Add a dot of Ebony Black Crystal Drops to flower center.

 

Make sure to play along in our challenge this month...you know there is a prize to be won!!!

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/22/2017

Thu 22

You're my Anchor
by Penny Ward

Anchor

Hello Memory Box friends.  Ok...I will admit this card is beyond simple. But what an impact!!!! Talk about a 10 minute card. 

With Summer in the air and July just around the corner, how fun to create a lovey card for someone special with Red, White and Blue!

 

Here are the steps:

 

Start with a White card base. Trim White cardstock 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half.

 

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Add a small strip of Red & White striped paper along the left side, color the right edge of card base with a Copic/Spectrum Noir marker (I used DR5 to match my stripes)

 

On a piece of White cardstock measuring 3 1/2 x 5.50 inches, stamp the sentiment from the Seal of Approval set in the bottom right corner using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

Adhere this panel to card front.

 

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Die cut the anchor from the Seal of Approval set, color with same medium and coat with Glossy Accents. After it is dry, adhere anchor to card front with foam adhesive.

Take Navy Blue twine, make a loop and tuck under anchor, make a few loops and adhere to card front as shown.

 

It took longer to write this up than to make the card.....hehehe

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/18/2017

Sun 18

Metallic Butterfly
by Penny Ward

Metallic-Birthday

 

Hey there Memory Box fans. Nothing I like better on a card than a little bling. Using Matte Metallic cardstock and some Glitter cardstock makes putting a card like this together so very easy. I love how the tiny circles really let the Blue shine come through.

 

Let me walk you through this:

 

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

 

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Cut Teal cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches, Use a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen around the edges and across the top half of the panel. Adhere this panel to the card base.

Cut Matte Metallic Purple cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches. Die cut Bubble Burst along the length of the card as shown and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut a Morning Garden Butterfly from Purple Glitter cardstock and another of the same butterfly from Teal cardstock.

I like to keep some of the tiny pieces intact on the butterflies by adding glue to the backside.

Inlay a few of the Teal pieces into the Glitter butterfly and adhere both butterflies to card front.

 

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Wishing You Sentiments set using VersaFine Imperial Purple and Clear powder on Vellum. Add the bottom sentiment with VersaMark ink and White powder.

 

Finish the card by adding a few sequins here and there.

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/11/2017

Sun 11

Hibiscus
by Penny Ward

Hibiscus

 

Hello and welcome to our Memory Box blog. Today I have created a card using brand new dies and pulled an older one out of my stash. We all have those older dies that just don't see much action, but I love to find ways to combine them with newer items. 

My new favorite color is Coral, so be prepared for future creations in this color. :)

Let's make this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base trimmed 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half. On this panel, color the two long edges with Copic R35 marker. I eBrushed the area where the die cut will show through, but you could easily just color with a Copic R32 marker.

 

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Cut White cardstock 4 x 5.50 inches. Die cut near the bottom left with Leafy Ring. Wrap card front with Sheer White ribbon and adhere in front with tape.

Die cut Hibiscus Flower and two leaves from the Spring Lilacs set. Color with Copics (R30, R32, R35, YG95, YG97) or use other medium.

 

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Adhere flower and leaves on top of ribbon using foam adhesive. Add Clear sequins as desired around the card front.

Have I told you my new trick for using sequins?

Take a pinch of sequins, let them drop onto card front and glue where they land. It is quite fun and a great way to move those ever growing sparkly discs

out of their storage container. :)

Add a sentiment or leave blank as I have so when a certain occasion arises, I just need to add a small banner with a greeting.

 

Happy Crafting,

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06/04/2017

Sun 04

Funny Fish Pincushion
by Penny Ward

Fish-Pincushion

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today and as you can tell, it's not a card. As soon as I received the Plush Funny Fish die, I immediately knew he should become a pincushion. I am forever looking for pins to unclog glue bottles, or poke out small pieces left in dies. Now I will always have pins at my fingertips.

Pretty cute isn't he?!?

 

Gather your bright colored felt, Elmers glue, yarn and a large eye needle.

 

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Die cut two of the largest pieces of the Plush Funny Fish, then a couple of fins, the heart and a couple of scalloped "scales".

Position and glue on the scales, fins and mouth as shown. Adhere the back piece leaving an opening of about two inches at the bottom of the Fish.

 

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Use about a three foot length of yarn and start sewing at the edge of the opening you left at the bottom of the Plush Funny Fish. I chose to wrap the yarn over the edges, but a straight stitch would work also. Once you get to the other side of your opening, fill the fish with plain uncooked rice, then continue stitching him up. Tie and knot yarn on backside.

 Add a wiggly eye or add felt eye die cuts provided with the Plush Funny Fish.

 

Enjoy!!!!

 

So easy peasy Mr. Sneezy...your kids could make these as gifts...or at least keep them busy over the summer.

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/28/2017

Sun 28

Plush Butterfly
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello....Penny here today with the most stinkin' adorable Plush Cute Butterfly! I swear the metal die does all the work. And if you are so inclined (as you can see I was not) to stitch around it, there are even holes to guide you. I turned this little guy into a planter ornament, but I am thinking with a new nephew on the way, these would make a great baby mobile.

Here is my take:

 

Start with some colorful heavy felt. I have looked and looked and my one and only big box craft store does not carry nice felt. I found some gorgeous colors and weight on Amazon.

 

Die cut the Plush Cute Butterfly from felt. Go wild, make the wings a different color from the body. You will need to die cut two of the largest.

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Before gluing the two largest pieces together, I inserted just a bit of stuffing.

 

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After the largest part of the butterfly was dry, I then adhered the wings only adding glue to the pointy part of the wings.

 

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Add sequins as desired and two corsage pins with beads for her antenna.

 

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I also received the Plush Fish...can't wait to show you what I did with it!  :) 

 

Happy Crafting,

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