109 posts categorized "Thank You"

10/05/2018

Fri 05

Thankful
by Melissa Rusk

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Happy Friday! Today I have some new dies to highlight that are perfect for Fall. I started with the beautiful Stitched Maple Circle Frame die and cut it out of a gold mirror card paper. To color the leaves I used my Copic markers on this shiny paper, you could also color them with alcohol inks as well. It's such a fun technique and another way to get more out of your alcohol markers or inks.
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I glued it all to the card and then I added a gold mirror card thankful that I cut using the Thankful Jotted Script die over the leaves. A fun and easy card to send to someone you are thankful for this season. Have a great weekend!
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06/23/2018

Sat 23

Thanks
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I want to highlight a few of the new dies from the latest release. It has been so fun to see all of the design team using them this week. 

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For my card today I used the beautiful Hutton Border die and I cut the edge on the front of the card. I just love how it turned out. I glued a piece of teal paper to the inside of the card, it makes the die cut edge really stand out.
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I added a piece of silver glitter paper to the front of the card and then die cut the two layers of the Thanks Jotted Script die. The background layer was cut in vellum and the top layer was cut in a black mirror card. I glued them to the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the blog have a wonderful weekend!
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06/07/2018

Thu 07

Everglade Collage and Elegant Shorebirds by Jean Okimoto

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Everglade Collage looks like the perfect background for a trio of flamingo-colored Elegant Shorebirds.  Tuck one behind the leafy edge and layer the others over the collage for a bit of dimension.  Add a quick greeting - and your card is ready to go!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another quick and easy design today.  Cut white cardstock and watercolor paper with the 4.4" Stitched Oval Layer die.  Cut the cardstock oval with the Everglade Collage.

Press the orange, yellow and pink inks from the Kaleidacolor Luau inkpad onto an acrylic stamp block.  Paint diluted, blended layers of the inks onto the watercolor paper oval. Air-dry it for a few minutes.  Spritz it lightly with water -  daub the darker areas with paper towel to lighten some areas if necessary.  Heat-set the inks. 

Cut Elegant Shorebirds from flamingo cardstock.  Mask the adjacent areas and daub VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto the legs and beaks.  Trim the legs and beaks from the black birds and layer it  - slightly offset - behind the others for dimension.

Score, cut and fold a white A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card.  Stamp the greeting - from the Sentimental Iris Clear Stamps Set - with VersaFine Clair Glamorous.

Attach the diecuts to the card.  Add black gem stickers.

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Summer has finally arrived - even in Seattle!  It's time for simple cards, splashy colors and outdoor scenes.  Take a few minutes to make some quick cards for your stash,  then enjoy the sunshine!

Thanks for visiting - hope you'll stop by tomorrow for Donna's great card...

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04/21/2018

Sat 21

Forget Me Not Blooms, Garden Sketches and Wrapped Stitch Rectangles
by Jean Okimoto

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Let's make some bright, glossy Forget Me Not Blooms with a VersaFine Clair inkpad for a quick accent on a colorful thank you card.  It's an easy, economical way to customize matching accents for spring and summer cards.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here tonight - on my 500th post here on Outside the Box.  No, I didn't really count them, but Typepad does.  This card was created to thank you for visiting our blog - and for all of your sweet and thoughtful comments.  I appreciate them - and you (!) - and hope you've been inspired to get the most from your personal Memory Box Collection of dies, stamps and papers.

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Brayer vibrant orange Summertime VersaFine Clair onto smooth white cardstock.  Quickly heat-emboss it with clear powder.  Emboss the warm ink again with another layer of clear powder.  Diecut several sets of the flowers from the Forget Me Not Blooms from the cooled embossed cardstock.  They'll be glossy and bright, and great for layering onto the card.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to green cardstock and cut the Forget Me Not Blooms stem.  The paper backing adds dimension - without the tedious layering and glueing of multiple pieces.  

Press the inks from the Kaleidacolor Melon Melody inkpad onto a large acrylic block.  Spritz watercolor paper with water, then paint it in loose, overlapping layers of ink.  Air-dry it, then spritz it with water.  Dry it with a heat-tool.  Diecut it with the 2"x3-¼" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open Studio Garden Sketches Clear Stamps Set - with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.   Emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the banner design from the coordinating Garden Sketches Die Set.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A-2 card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add lime green gem stickers.

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Think of all the glossy, bright accents  you can create with Memory Box dies and embossed VersaFine Clairs!  Flowers, butterflies, leaves, fishes, hearts, stars, hexagons, dots - and more.  Be sure to have your embossing powder and heat-tool ready - the Clairs dry pretty quickly.  

BIG THANKS  for stopping by - today, and for the previous 499 posts.  I appreciate your visits - and the privilege of designing for Memory Box.  Thanks Dave and Monica!

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04/20/2018

Fri 20

Watercolored Butterfly Parade 2 Ways
by Sharon Harnist

Happy Friday and weekend, crafty friends ... Sharon Harnist here with you again!  Today I have two styles of watercolored cards to share, because I couldn't make up my mind which I preferred!  I would love to hear which is your favorite, below in the comments!

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My first card boasts a new technique I haven't seen anyone else share, and it was a fun experiment ... I hope you like it!  I call this one "Textured Watercolor".  To begin, I painted gesso onto heavyweight white cardstock using a regular paint brush and let it dry. You will naturally get some paint strokes in the gesso and this is what you want ... it creates some great texture in the final project!  After the gesso was dry, I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors on top of the gesso.  My original intent was to apply the watercolor directly from the bottle to the top of the tilted cardstock panel and just let them run down the panel, creating whatever pattern occured. While this could create a really great background, it just wasn't what I was looking for the background for this card.

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Instead, I took a watercolor brush and smoothed the watercolor over the background panel and let it dry.  (Note: The watercolor takes a little longer to dry on top of the gesso vs. standard watercolor paper and since it can't soak into the paper, the resulting colors are a bit softer).  I love how the watercolor settled into the paintbrush texture, creating subtle shade variations!  For the background, I used a combination of Avery Elle's Mint To Be and Aquamarine liquid watercolors.  Next, I die cut Butterfly Parade from another gesso-treated panel and then started watercoloring each of the different elements in this pretty die cut.  I used Cherry (pink-red), Fizz (orange), Lemon Grass (yellow-green), Sapphire (blue), and Sugar Plum (violet), dabbing the color on with a paint brush so I would get some variations in the depth of color.  After the watercolor was dry I flicked some plaint water onto the background which dried and lifted some of the watercolor, creating a water droplet effect. It's not showing up in these photos very well, but more apparent in the top photo.

To finish the card, I added a white Wrapped Stitch Frame and gold embossed Thank You Sentiments.  Both the Butterfly Parade and the sentiment banner were added to the card with foam tape.

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My next card is a little simpler.  For this one, I cut the Butterfly Parade from plain white textured watercolor paper and also watercolored it with the same Avery Elle liquid watercolors.  I also die cut a Wrapped Stitched Circle Frame from watercolor paper and watercolored it with the Cherry Avery Elle Liquid Watercolor.  The watercolors here appear more vivid.  Both elements were glued flat to a white panel die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Layers:

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To finish the card, I gold heat embossed the Birthday Sentiments onto the white panel.

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So which card do you prefer?  Let me know in the comments below!  Thanks so much for joining me today!Sharon-Signature

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03/11/2018

Sun 11

Gearworks
by Penny Ward

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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.

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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.

 

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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,

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12/31/2017

Sun 31

Snowflake
by Penny Ward

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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,

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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,

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10/22/2017

Sun 22

Festive Thank You
by Penny Ward

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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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10/17/2017

Tue 17

Thank You Kindly
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! It is finally starting to look and feel like Fall here this week so I have a fun stamped card inspired by the season. Let's get started!

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For this card I used the fabulous Garden Sketches clear stamp set. I started with the many leaves on a cream piece of paper. I put a bunch of the outline leaves stamps on my clear block and stamped them in brown ink a few times to start my pattern. Then I took the corresponding solid leaves and stamped them over the outlines in a few different Fall colors. I offset the solid colors a little bit to add some interest to the pattern I created. 

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I stamped the Thank You Kindly on a scrap of cream and cut it out. Then I layered it on a green piece of paper before putting it on the card. For the green and brown layers of paper I wanted them to match my inks so I created my own paper. I took a cream piece of paper and then I rubbed the brown ink on each side of the paper to get one that would work for my card. I did the same thing with the green ink and another piece of paper. Now you will always have paper that matches all of the stamping you did!

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To finish the card I layered all of the papers on to a kraft card and then I added a gem to finish it off. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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